1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Whole Foods Market

Not Rated.
Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market
BA SCORE
89
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.21%
[ Store ]

327 Russell St
Hadley, Massachusetts, 01035-3535
United States
phone: (413) 586-9932

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wfm_hadley

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: Billolick)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mountdew1:
Photo of mountdew1
mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Stopped by to price Whey protein, not to look for beer. Was pleasantly surprised. Found a nice long cooler full of micros and imports. Plenty of local bombers, BBC, Peoples Pint, etc. Prices seemed reasonable if not good. Compare Spirit Haus People's Pint Oatmeal Stout - 4.20 to Whole Food's - 3.99. Not a huge difference, but nice to see. I didn't see much that wasn't already in the cooler except for a few piles of cases, which were mostly scattered around the store. No service to speak of, didn't see any clerks in the Liquor dept, but the selection was very orderly and appeared to be sorted by brand. Nice bright clean store, made it easy to pick, but the light and open fronted cooler probally kills the shelf life, but a grocery store probally isn't where you are going to pick up expensive beers to store. Wish we had one of these nearby, as the selection is massively better than that at the local grocery stores.

11-19-2006 03:17:18 | More by mountdew1
More User Reviews:
Photo of Stagga_Lee
Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2014 05:31:10 | More by Stagga_Lee
Photo of pisano
pisano

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-03-2014 14:57:46 | More by pisano
Photo of MLaVioletteJr
MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-14-2014 03:04:51 | More by MLaVioletteJr
Photo of markdrinksbeer
markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-10-2014 11:52:09 | More by markdrinksbeer
Photo of JGLittle
JGLittle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-27-2014 00:20:18 | More by JGLittle
Photo of Bob6518
Bob6518

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-01-2014 21:32:18 | More by Bob6518
Photo of scotorum
scotorum

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev 0%

The theme of this review is: It's a natural food store, what did you expect?

I didn't expect too much in the beer department. But after being impressed by the above average stock at the River Valley Market in nearby Northampton, I figured there was a good chance this place would be worth checking out. And it was.

Long refrigerated open cooler of sixpacks and bombers, with much of what any Massachusetts beer store could hope to offer. Plus a tall display case of better bombers, including some top notch Belgians, Stones, etc. At reasonable although not low prices. Finally, they have made an effort to attract the mixed-six sampler crowd (like me) with a rack of a few dozen singles and some empty cartons to fill. Unfortunately the selection sucked, except for one or two Dogfish that I had already tried. Plus if I remember correctly they wanted $3 each, and most of them were not worth it IMHO.

With three other good beer stores within three miles, one of which is a stone's (or should I say Stone's) throw away, Whole Foods comes in fourth in the Hadley/Amherst zone. But it is trying, and for any BA who likes to shop their food, the beer selection is a pretty fine bonus!

08-23-2013 03:54:31 | More by scotorum
Photo of Chico1985
Chico1985

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

A usual stop for me when making what I like to call a "Route 9 beer trip" (Whole Foods, Four Seasons, Liquors 44 Hadley, Spirit Haus). Selection is on the small side but it is definitely good for what they have. Especially impressed with their selection of harder-to-find Belgians such as offerings from Fantome and De Struise, they apparently also have Cantillon in the back sometimes. They are one of the few stores in the area to have these and other highly sought out beers regularly and keep them on the shelves for longer than 10 seconds it seems. Stock always seems to be fresh, not much past it's prime. Prices are very reasonable as well.

11-18-2010 23:41:01 | More by Chico1985
Photo of jeed
jeed

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

It's a Whole Foods so it's focus is on food and since I am a natural foods kinda guy, that's good. The beer is in the center of the store along with a pretty damn good wine selection. Beer specials spread throughout the store with DFH Punkin' on sale at the time I was poking around. Beer is mostly cold (16 feet maybe?) of cooler space with about 60 warm selections off to the side with a couple Belgians and random Micros. In the cooler...Victory,North Coast,Founders,Southern Tier, Troegs, DFH,Stone along with New England local brews.
Local favorites Peoples Pint and Berkshire very well represented here along with growlers of a local that escapes me at the moment. I was asked if I needed any help choosing a beer so I am assuming that if needed I could get an answer. I got Founders Curmudgeon 4-pack and a Peoples Pint bomber for 20 bucks. Not bad. The selection is damn good for a grocery store but nothing compared to Table and Vine down the road in Springfield.

09-12-2009 02:08:25 | More by jeed
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Whole Foods Market in Hadley, MA
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.