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Mountview Plaza Wines & Liquors

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Mountview Plaza Wines & LiquorsMountview Plaza Wines & Liquors
BA SCORE
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world-class

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.95%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

727 Rubber Ave
Naugatuck, Connecticut, 06770-3642
United States
phone: (203) 729-5445

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opwog

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Who could have guessed that a small town such as Naugatuck could play such a relevant role to the national beer community. This is a smaller shop when compared to locations such as Amity Liquors in New Haven, but every inch of this shop is effectively used to cater to the full spectrum of beer drinkers; from Miller Lite all the way to the newest and rarest Belgian releases. It doesn't mater how rare the release, if it is within Mountview's reach, it is most likely on the floor. I am sure that local Bud drinkers probably balk at prices when they wander into the larger, specialty beer section, but their pricing is completely in-line (if not even cheaper)than most stores offering a similar selection.

Also, they are very involved in tasting nights around the area and have almost single handedly brought good taste to the Naugatuck Valley over the years.

08-02-2008 04:55:46 | More by opwog
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-26-2014 14:02:06 | More by Latarnik
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grahuba

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

03-28-2014 23:06:16 | More by grahuba
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MarsMoose

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Beer selection is large, but not massive. Specialty beers don't seem to be sold quickly, though, so be mindful of freshness dates. This can sometimes be a good thing, if you're looking for something that ages well, is out of season, or is out of production (which is why I went there; wanted some Christmas beer in July).

08-03-2013 17:44:51 | More by MarsMoose
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UconnHusky

Connecticut

3.16/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I have no idea how this place is getting such high ratings. The place is tiny and the beer section is similar in size to an average living room.

The service is lousy. I was approached by a younger gentleman who was only able to categorize beers by their color so he was basically worthless.

I attempted to special order a six pack of a local brewed beer that can be found in most liquor stores, but the manager was very hesitant because I wasn't purchasing the entire case. Nevertheless, he took down number and said he would place the order and give me a call...well, it's been several weeks and no phone call received so I'm assuming the order was never placed because the manager didn't want to stock the remaining 3 six packs.

The only place near Naugatuck that deserves an A+ rating is DeCicco's in Brewster. It's definitely worth the trip.

11-20-2011 23:05:48 | More by UconnHusky
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far333

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev -9.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

This place is a little out of the way for me, but I was in the area and decided to stop in. Odd that the fabled Mountview doesn't even have the name "Mountview" on its store frontage. Just "wine and liquour." Made me wonder if I had found the right place. Walk to the back and there's a compact area of micros and imports. Great selection, but honestly not better than the other top-notch spots in CT. I did see one brewer I'd never seen before (Kisser) and a few Southern Tier selections that I hadn't seen anywhere else, but no other real revelations. Excellent selection of Belgians and other imports. Great spot, but not necessarily worth going out of your way unless it's closer than some of the other top CT stores.

07-29-2010 11:22:40 | More by far333
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HarleyRider

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

BringusKilkenney Quote " but obviously there are no craft beer drinkers in the area."

As a craft beer drinker that gets all his brews from Terry I am going to have to strongly disagree with you on this. LOL

Very true Terry has hard to get beers in stock when most others are sold out or just can't get their hands on them. Reason Terry is the go to Beer Guy.

The store from the outside looks like a standard liquor store. Same when you first walk in. Get passed the hard stuff and spoiled grape juices to find a beer lovers dream in the back section. Make a list before entering or you might get lost trying to figure out what you want to indulge in. Tons of imports and micro brews. Hard to find beers you can buy in singles. Great to make a six pack of beers you can't normally find in any store never mind in singles. Being a local and having known Terry for years doesn't make things easier. He can get his hands on anything made with barley. I also look forward to any beer events Terry is working on.

Don't forget to look in the back left corner next to the beer fridge for your copy of BA.

Jay

07-23-2010 18:28:42 | More by HarleyRider
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BringusKilkenney

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -14.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

I found this place on beer fly while i am in CT for a week with my job.
First off i can't believe what was on the shelfs, not that it was bad, but obviously there are no craft beer drinkers in the area. I found a Dugana, Vertical Epic 09, and a Stone 13th anniversary on the shelf. The selection was great it isnt really anything i can't get where I am from, Norfolk, but the fact that the beer i found sold out months ago was great. I wold recommend this place to anyone that is passing through and wants to find some things that are sold out everywhere else in the world. This place really is a diamond in the rough because this area is a black hole for beer lovers.

07-10-2010 03:26:40 | More by BringusKilkenney
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zoolzoo

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Excellent bottle store with excellent service, only 10 minutes from me. As per many of the previous reviews, Terry knows his stuff (hes more than friendly too). The rest of the staff that I have talked to are friendly and appear to be somewhat knowledgeable.

The selection is top notch as far as what we can get here in CT. Sometimes you'll find a surprise too. Ive stumbled upon IST and Black Ops when reserves were dried up everywhere else. There is a towering four sided pillar dedicated to Belgian stuff. Other countries are well represented as well, including somewhat lesser recognized beer countries such as Poland and Italy.

Keep an eye on bottle dates. Some of the stuff in the warm six pack area hasn't turned over in a while. Same goes for some of the foreign stuff. Also, I wish I could break up six packs at Mountview, but alas I have to travel a bit farther to Amity for that.

06-09-2010 20:54:10 | More by zoolzoo
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xanok

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Had a very pleasant experience there earlier today.

Place is very clean, well organized and beers are separated by country. Not much fridge selection but hardly an issue.

Talked to two people, both were very helpful and knowledgeable about beer. One was able to point out a few gems that he had hangin around, including an Old Raspy Anniversary and a Rogue Old Crustacean.

For Connection, the selection is great, although a couple places have a tad more. This place has a wider selection of imports than most.

I found everything reasonable priced. A couple things were a dollar more than what I normally see.

Great experience, highly recommended.

02-13-2010 22:11:08 | More by xanok
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Mountview Plaza Wines & Liquors in Naugatuck, CT
99 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.