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Knightly Spirits

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

118 Ratings
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

12975 S Orange Blossom Trl
Orlando, Florida, 32837-6592
United States
phone: (407) 854-4989

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @knightlyspirits

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(Place added by: BRoss242 on 02-13-2006)
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mverity

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Nice big store, with two full aisles of beer. They had all the standards and plenty of goodies for the serious beer geeks. I had to set a limit for myself to only what I could physically carry in my hands so I wouldn't spend too much. They carry everything from pales, to sours, to stouts, and everything in between.

04-14-2014 01:35:23 | More by mverity
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | $$$

Place had a decent selection, but could use a well needed expansion. There were a lot of beers from Cigar City which is great, but prices were a little high for the quality of beer you are getting. You can get better beer at a cheaper price up North. The service at the shop was great and I couldn't ask for more in that regard. Expand the beer selection and this place will earn a higher mark in my book.

04-01-2014 23:59:36 | More by Matthewpakula
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BeboThoughts

Ontario (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Stopped by right from the airport on our trip to Orlando/Kissimmee. Huge selection of belgians, Mikkeller, some Jester King, Grassroots, all of the current Cigar City cans. Guy working there was really cool, nice recommendations on beers and cigar stores to try while in the area.

03-30-2014 15:37:56 | More by BeboThoughts
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Its stripmallville central in Orlando, what's new... but inside you find one row dedicated to beer among very tightly packed rows and corners of wine and spirits.

The store has a fantastic selection, and is more importantly really well organized. I can see easily from looking on the shelves the staff love and understand beer. Excellent selection of bombers and six packs, and of course in Florida you can break and mix em up! Brew Bus and Cigar City are well represented, and its not hard to find some really excellent beers here.

Staff is very well versed and knowledgeable and even helped me find some things I was looking for. There is even a small selection of glassware here too.

Easily a great and solid must stop in a place that doesnt offer much else.

03-29-2014 13:58:58 | More by smakawhat
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Lochnessmonster

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$$

Was in Orlando last week and sought it out because of the high marks; I was a bit skeptical but was pleasantly surprised when I started getting into the selection. They had a few I was glad to cross of my bucket list (although I was a bit disappointed in their Bruery choices). Overall I liked the place, a bit dingy, but the selection was good albeit a bit overpriced.

12-20-2013 04:20:02 | More by Lochnessmonster
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This review is for the Orange Blossom Trail location. There are at least 5-6 Knightly Spirits stores in Central Florida.

Very easy to find in a strip mall on OBT (Orange Blossom Trail). Once inside there is plenty of liquor, wine, malt beverages and beer to chose from.

The back wall has a glass cooler with doors that are well stocked with plenty of craft and macro beers and malt beverages, along with an open cooler along the right hand wall. Long rows of shelving units, 6 high, are filled with plenty of beers, many that you would be shocked to find in Florida! Prices are clearly marked on each shelf.

The staff has always been helpful and can/will answer whether or not they are getting some special beers in before your visit. Which is helpful if you are planning a vacation! Also, they have a well maintained facebook page with specials/deals posted frequently.

Prices are reasonable, compared to other liquor stores in the area, especially with the variety taken into account.

11-26-2013 03:00:40 | More by jhartley
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Did a beeline here after searching BA's excellent places list for good beer stores in Orlando.

Fairly easy to find in a strip mall near the junction of 417 and Orange Blossom Trail, which is a very busy surburban business district. Big bright red sign high up over the store.

Surprisingly small, maybe 75x50 feet inside at best, but the whole right third is beer, including coolers and lots of shelf space in two aisles. I got the impression the craft beer boom is straining their display space allocations. It was obvious that management puts a lot of effort into having a very wide selection of great brews on hand!

Most of the usual suspects, plus some I have not seen anywhere else. Bell's Expedition Stout and a couple of other Bell's were a surprise, since I have only seen this Michigan brewer's products in one other East Coast store.

Hoppin' Frog was also unexpected. They had a huge selection of the Ohio amphibian's bombers, including the two on the BA top 250 list. However, at $16 each the price was a bit over my current personally-set max for a 22 oz. bottle (I'll probably get over that eventually). In any event I concentrated on local brews I could not get up north.

Disappointed that there was no Cigar City, but there was a good selection of Georgia's Terrapin, which I really enjoyed, and a Florida Beer Co. IPA which kicked butt in the taste dept..

Nobody but the checkout clerk around to help, although he was pleasant. It was mid-Friday-evening, so the checkout line was a five to ten minute wait. Given the local clientele they are forced to deal with (the young guy ahead of me wanted to charge $3 of his $7 purchase with a credit card!) I have an inkling of what the help must have to go through every day.

Could easily have dropped $50-100 here, but I only had a few days to drink anything I bought. Nor did I have either the time or inclination to have anything shipped. And chances are I'll be back in Orlando in the not too distant future.

09-11-2013 17:56:42 | More by scotorum
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Finally got a chance to check out this main location of Knightly Spirits. When I walked in I was blown away at the huge selection they had, especially when compared to their other stores. Their beer selection at this location would take up the entire store at the Ocoee location I frequent. I spent an hour in there trying to figure out what I wanted to buy since I hadn't seen at least half of what they had anywhere else around here. Needless to say I dropped a pretty penny in there and can't wait to go back.

07-03-2013 20:42:44 | More by ajtorres311
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aLenwell

Florida

3.54/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | $$

This is a great place to find craft beer. They're always getting new things every week so you can always come back and find something that wasn't there the week before. You can almost always find stuff that's already got a head start on aging, stuff that ages well of course.. They have a very large selection compared to most liquor stores of the same size. I can easily lose track of time just browsing their selection. I never leave empty handed. I would recommend this store to anyone in the area.

06-06-2013 23:14:13 | More by aLenwell
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -31.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.25 | $$

My experience with this place is different than just about everyone else who's reveiws I have read. I was pretty stoked to see this place on BA and since Orlando doesnt have a whole lot to offer in general, I wanted to stop by this place.

I walked in and was completely ignored by the two people behind the counter. I am not sure if they were talking to a rep or not (he was dressed like a tourist), but they didnt say boo when I walked in. I browsed the beers and they had a pretty decent selection. As mentioned, the Belgians and sours selection is top notch. However, I dont drink Belgians or sours. I saw no Cigar City and no other real gems.

After browsing for close to 15 minutes, I walked toward the front of the store to leave and was completely ignored again. The selection was great for the area, but the service was worse than a Total Wine. Also, I noticed a lot of bottles had dust on them which means they have been sitting on shelves for a while. And we are not talking Belgians that get better with age; they were standard, 5% abv beers with no expiry dates. Unless I was across the street, I wouldnt go back based on this visit.

05-22-2013 23:48:52 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL
100 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.