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Yankee Spirits

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
[ Store ]

207 Swansea Mall Dr
Swansea, Massachusetts, 02777-4120
United States
phone: (508) 672-8400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @yankeespirits

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(Place added by: 6470zzy on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by Jwale73:
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3.85/5  rDev -10.9%

The newest addition to the Yankee chain is just 20 minutes from Providence, so I decided to take an extended lunch in hopes of tracking down some Buzzards Bay seasonals. Very different in appearance from the Attleboro store; spacious and clean. Cooler selection was a little bland, but they did have Opa Opa in growlers available, as well as the standards and some regional crafts (e.g. Wachuesett). Beer selection was very well layed out; one side of a long aisle consisted of a decent selection of belgians and english/scottish/irish brews. Many standards (e.g. Chimay, Chouffe, Trappistes Rochefort, Rodenbach), as well as Gouden Carolus, Kwak, Kasteel and a host of others. The other side of the shelf consisted of many of the Unibroue beers, as well as a pretty good selection of germans and some other countries mixed in. The American craft selection lined another side of a different aisle and consisted of DFH, some Victory, Allagash, Butternuts, a few Founders, four or five from Middle Ages, a few from Tommyknocker and Great Divide, four Lost Abbey and five or six Port brewing offerings, as well as some more regionals (e.g. Mayflower, Buzzards Bay (alas no seasonals) and Tuckermans). Also had a good array of Stone, Bear Republic and Green Flash. Unfortunately, no Alesmith to be found. I wandered the store for about 20 minutes, and no one approached to offer assistance; however, the cashier was pretty friendly. All and all, selection was pretty good, but Attleboro seemed to have a little more depth. I think they are in the process of still bringing in inventory, so it might be worth a re-review down the road, but definitely a great addition to SE Mass.

Jwale73, Jul 18, 2008
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Photo of smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%

Quite a reasonable place to check out if you are in the area.

It's very much a large warehouse like setting, and extremely cavernous so there's nothing but functional atmosphere and large isles which is fine. The beer is on your right hand side where it is only in one aisle, too bad you'd think there would be more based on the size of the store but it's only about 10% with the rest being wines, and some items in the back in the cooler.

There's a decent selection here with many breweries represented, and there's some decent foreign selection also. There are however MANY old items sitting on the shelves here that looked like they have been sitting, definitely found VERY old IPAs, but the flipside is that some other items that can sit well were still here, and there are some nice gems.

Service is actually quite good, last time I was here they boxed up my own bottles without even asking. Great service.

If I am in the area (which is rarely) I always try to stop in, it's totally worth it.

smakawhat, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of AaronMello
3.58/5  rDev -17.1%

Checked this place out a couple of weeks ago. Good selection of craft stuff, a lot of which I hadn't seen around my area. Browsed for a while and picked up a couple of new IPA's, which I wasn't crazy about. One being "Green Flash Green Bullet" from California. It had too much of a malt backbone for my liking, but nonetheless.

Didn't speak to anyone but overheard another patron talking to one of the guys about a local brewing company and really seemed to know his stuff. I'd come back here again if in the area.

AaronMello, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of LeRose
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%

Big bright, spotless store in a strip mall. Nice long aisle of craft and specialty brews. Mass brews relegated to the floor or coolers. Selection of six packs was a little limited, by I did not have trouble leaving cash behind when I left. Make your ow six pack is fine. They have the larger bottles separated, which was kind of nice. Easy to locate things, well organized, but not entirely sure how it was organized (brewery, style, etc). No problem finding things since there is plenty of space, just unclear what the reasoning is for shelf organization. Staff was pleasant, and when I explained I just wanted to browse they left me to my own evil devices. Service seems fine, I just did not need much.

Thought they were a bit pricey for the area. Not a beer Nirvana for the ultra rare stuff, but solid selection and I would go there when in the area.

LeRose, Dec 13, 2012
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Yankee Spirits in Swansea, MA
94 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.