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Reviews by Durge:
4.8/5 rDev +4.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Almost couldn't find this place because there are many similar strip mall areas on this road. Look for the one on the left as you're heading south on Hiawassie, right next door to a Quiznos sandwich shop. As other reviewers have pointed out, this place is pretty small but it is well packed with wine and beer goodies (and liquor). The beer selection is mostly in the rear and is pretty well organized, nicely presented. There is an unusually extensive assortment of Belgians and other imports. Speaking to Allen who seems to be the manager (owner?), he admits that they have limited opportunity to bringing in as many domestic micros as he would like, but the micro choices were still very good, Stoudts, Avery, Lost Coast, Dog Fish, Steelhead, Bells, Full Sail, Orange Blossom, Terrapin, and many, many more. Being less familiar and concerned with the imports myself, I won't even begin to try to remember them but there were many exotic varieties and what I would say are less common brands/brewers on hand, a large wall full. The shelves are stacked high and stand pretty close together (thin aisles) so searching some of the lower shelves is diffcult to see without much space to bend down and look, but it's doable. Some beers, particularly the domestics, appear to be only available in the cooler. I also noticed that quite a few beers showed up in multiple places so while the volume and variety are undeniably impressive, it is slightly deceptive. But no complaints. Allen is a young and knowledgeable seller. He and another staffer were quick to offer help and certainly responded when sought out. A lot of single bottle beers were available but these were mostly higher priced imports and bombers (of course). They don't encourage breaking up six-packs but, when asked, Allen agreed to let me select some singles out of six-packs and ultimately made some suggestions to help me put together some assorted collections at a reasonable price. They sell some beer glassware. I also got a bunch of beer newspapers thrown in and suggestions for the best beer bars in Orlando. A great stop. See for yourself.
10-14-2007 01:50:00 | More by Durge
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3.88/5 rDev -15.5%
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
4.5/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This review is for the Orange Blossom Trail location. There are at least 5-6 Knightly Spirits stores in Central Florida.
Very easy to find in a strip mall on OBT (Orange Blossom Trail). Once inside there is plenty of liquor, wine, malt beverages and beer to chose from.
The back wall has a glass cooler with doors that are well stocked with plenty of craft and macro beers and malt beverages, along with an open cooler along the right hand wall. Long rows of shelving units, 6 high, are filled with plenty of beers, many that you would be shocked to find in Florida! Prices are clearly marked on each shelf.
The staff has always been helpful and can/will answer whether or not they are getting some special beers in before your visit. Which is helpful if you are planning a vacation! Also, they have a well maintained facebook page with specials/deals posted frequently.
Prices are reasonable, compared to other liquor stores in the area, especially with the variety taken into account.
11-26-2013 03:00:40 | More by jhartley
4.26/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
3.74/5 rDev -18.5%
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
Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL
100 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.