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Super Saver

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59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

888 US Highway 22
Somerville, New Jersey, 08876-1560
United States
phone: (908) 722-6700

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Reviews by RonfromJersey:
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

Update: Aug 25,05

More beer shelving added. Even more selection. Maybe too much Avery, but theyhave been getting in the Heavyweight Saisons, and Climax is back. Drawback: they really need more space, looks like some stuff is just getting buried. Saw cases of Weyerbacher Black Hole, which should have run it's course, peaking out of the back under the new racks.

If you are looking to add new "countries sampled" to your profile, here is a good place to look.

And service. Guy comes up to me, asks me if I need help, even went to check if anyone knew when i beer I was looking for would arrive. So at least two of the "kids" are trying to help.



May 31,02:

Located basically across the road from Bridgewater Commons Mall. Two large aisles for beer, cooler in back. One aisle is cases of macros, Sams. Second aisle micro cases, with a case of each beer open for 6 packs. Sections for imports arranged by country. Many single pint bottles (and larger) for imports. Local (NJ/PA) micro sixers on shelves. What I haven't seen elsewhere: a section of vintage beers. Don't know how well they age on store shelf as opposed to cellaring. Turnover seems good, don't see old seasonals or out of business breweries. Floor staff young guys, and on a recent visit they were so busy busting on each other at high volume across aisles, I had trouble concentrating. Shame they don't put that energy into offering help, as opposed to customers coming to them. Haven't met whoever their beer expert is.

08-27-2005 04:35:51 | More by RonfromJersey
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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New Jersey

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Gavage

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$$

Easy to find right on Route 22. A big building that gives you a bit of a clostrophobic feeling as the aisles are somewhat close to each other and are tall. There is an aisle dedicated to craft beers, and the selections is very good for the area. I picked up some Harpoon and Lagunitas and they were fresh. I did need some help finding a wine, and I got prompt and knowledgable service.

The cash register area looks run down. The whole interior needs a facelift. But since this is a store and not a bar, I can overlook this as the beer selection is where the true focus is here. Also, make sure you look around for stacks of beer cases that are placed around the store that may not be on the shelves.

01-16-2013 12:17:50 | More by Gavage
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Made a pit stop on my way back home from Somerset. Never been, not in my neck of the woods. 2nd to last aisle is complete craft. Nice amount of bomber's, 750's, 6&4packs line the entire aisle. A few brewery's not found in shops up north but nothing crazy. Prices were on point with what I'm used to. Ended up grabbing a couple bottles of Deliverance (for some reason this is hard to come by in northern shops) and browsed the rest of the time. Overall a nice place to drop in and grab a couple bottles. Would stop again if I'm ever down that way again.

02-01-2012 13:01:32 | More by richbrew
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by this store on the way to a party in the area and I was pleasantly surprised. Lots to choose from in the way of singles, bombers, sixers, and cases. Not too many out and out surprises but they had almost anything and everything that makes its way to New Jersey and the prices were all at minimum on par with the lowest I've seen elsewhere and often beat that.

It is cluttered and busy and it was a bit hard to shop because of traffic in the beer lanes. Not a big deal to me. the Mrs. found it a bit more irritating. Staff ranged from indifferent to mildly helpful; got the sense that if I lived nearby and came in here often they'd have better communication. The beer guy stopped to talk for a few minutes when I asked about Cantillons; said they didn't have them at the moment but would be getting more in soon.

All the new releases were in stock; every Winter Warmer, the new Sam Adams stuff (Vixen, etc), the latest Stone Vertical Epic, etc. Full line-up of Jolly Pumpkin and extensive selection of Belgians, English, Scottish, and German beers.

Good store. I paid 47.00 for a bomber of Bear Republic Big Black Bear stout, a six of OB Mama's Little Yella, a six of 21st Amendment Fireside Chat, and a 30 pack of PBR for the party goers. Not bad I'd say.

11-21-2011 16:11:25 | More by tobelerone
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alohaspicoli

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Not much to look at but they do have a solid selection that's better than 99% of the stores I've been to in the Central Jersey area.

Some of the previous reviews are correct - it is kind of cluttered, but I stop in there almost weekly and I've noticed it getting more and more organized. If you can find the Beer Manager he'll always stop what he's doing to try and help you (something the rest of the other employees don't care to do). But if you don't mind spending a little time searching you can definitely find some gems.

It seems like they put beers with a higher ABV% out incrementally... so it's not unusual to find something from a year or two back.

An entire (large) aisle is devoted to craft brews. Approx. 75% domestic/25% import.

They have a lot of 6-packs but mostly focus on bombers. Breweries I consistently see there include: Rogue, Founders, DFH, Stone, Bruery, Schlafly, Southern Tier, Victory, Harpoon, Ommegang, Weyerbacher, Mikkeller and a lot more (that is almost an understatement). I always bring up the Beer Advocate site on my phone as I'm walking in and start reading reviews. I always wind up finding something new to try.

Also, they may not always be able to tell you what they have coming in, but don't be afraid to have them try and special order what you're looking for. I've asked them for a few things that I never thought they'd get and they came through (and have never gouged me on the price).

10-22-2011 15:07:16 | More by alohaspicoli
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

This is a good store for us mid to northern Jersey folks. Always a good selection and some surprises hidden around too if you don't mind digging around and on the tops and backs of shelves. they even have some nice vintage stuff. Prices are right around average. Nothing is overly priced. The help is lacking is some regards depending on who's working but over all it's not bad. A rotating stock with all the good beers that come to NJ and glassware to buy is a plus. If your in the area I would definitely check it out.

08-01-2011 22:19:02 | More by djrn2
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Super Saver in Somerville, NJ
89 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.