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Cloverleaf Fine Wine

Not Rated.
Cloverleaf Fine WineCloverleaf Fine Wine
BA SCORE
98
world-class

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.51%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

711 S Main St
Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067-2626
United States
phone: (248) 357-0400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cloverleafro

Notes:
Monday - Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

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granger10

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $

I got the chance to stop by this place after going to a wedding, which was scheduled the SAME DAY as the MBF. Well, atleast this store was good consolation for missing the fest. The place is small for a wine/beer store and the beer section is really small. But that doesn't really matter when the quality of beers were what they were. I don't think there was one "bad" beer there! There were numerous beers which I haven't ever seen before. I can't even list all the beers there that I can't find in GR b/c there were so many, even though the space is so limited. The best part was that I finally met a BA for the first time b/c Putnam was working there. His analysis of beers and knowledge is remarkable! Can't find better service than that. He told me that he basically just orders beers that he really likes which explains the immense quality. The prices were also very reasonable, better than anywhere I have seen. There was also some really nice Belgian glassware in the front of the store. This is a must stop if you are in the Detroit area.

07-29-2004 18:40:59 | More by granger10
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Copernicandream

Michigan

3.41/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$

Overpriced, old IPAs, staff knowledge somewhat questionable (I'm sure they know their wine) but when I asked for "imperial stouts?" I was told "Oh yeah, of course, we have some great hoppy beers." Huh? My eyes glazed over and I stopped listening after that.

Drive the half mile down the road and go to Holiday Market, better selection, better price, more limited/specialty releases.

02-24-2014 21:14:16 | More by Copernicandream
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Bill235

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-30-2014 16:59:21 | More by Bill235
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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-05-2013 00:00:19 | More by Stu_Grimson
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CopperMtnPlowboy

Ohio

4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

This place looks more like a wine shop than a beer store, so if I hadn't read about Cloverleaf on BA, I never would have known the store existed. (They do have a huge wine selection, I'm just not that much into wine.) It was surprising to see a large selection of craft beers, especially the local brews - I picked up 5 different Vivant brews, as well as some Keweenaw and a Rochester Milkshake Stout. All are available in singles, as the man (forgot his name already) told us, "If you don't like a particular beer, we don't want you having to give your brother-in-law a 5-pack of craft beer as a gift"...heh heh.

Customer service is great, knowlegeable while not being pushy. Selection is well organized. I'll be back next time I'm in the area.

01-27-2013 19:41:53 | More by CopperMtnPlowboy
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

4.86/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Love this place.
The staff is extremely knowledgeable and honest but reminds you that their opinion is just that and that there is something for everyone. Talked with Terry a few times and has turned me on to some incredible brews and breweries (i.e. Lagunitas).
I can't say enough about them.
The wine selection is also an eclectic mix and they seem to be MORE informed about those than their beer. Everything they stock they've tasted and hand picked. Not as sure when it comes to the beer but they do like to do their homework.
They also have waitlists for limited releases. Had my name on a few but haven't made the cut as of yet. Expecting Bolt Cutter as I'm #2 this time.

09-18-2012 13:10:41 | More by FEUO
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.86/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Cloverleaf is fantastic. Located off Main Street in Royal Oak, it's somewhat hard to find if you don't know about this little gem. (Thank Royal Oak's ridiculous city commission for not allowing a reasonably sized sign to be put on the side of the building)

The selection for wine is outstanding from what I've seen and heard however I'm a beer guy.

As for the beer, they seem to have anything and everything you could ever want at a reasonable price. Unlike some of "newcomers" to craft beers which try and price gouge you, Cloverleaf's staff is knowledge and been in the game long enough to set reasonable prices. All of their staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. If there is something that you'd like, they're more than willing to order it for you.

The only draw back I've noted is due to volumes of some of the larger stores such as Holiday market, they don't get in every single release from some Breweries such as Shorts or find themselves with smaller quantities of CBS/KBS, etc.

So if you're looking for a store with a great selection, knowledgeable staff and a reasonable price, look no further than Cloverleaf.

12-19-2011 05:53:27 | More by BeRanger
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NitroGen

Arizona

4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

...that Cloverleaf is a 3 minute walk from the house that my daughter moved into to work in Royal Oak...#$@%$ PRICELESS.
A quick trip to Royal Oak from AZ to help my daughter get situated into her new house found me sprinting and dragging my wife by the hand to Cloverleaf on a Friday Morning.
The building was the power station for Royal Oak Street Cars decades ago..pretty cool if I do say so myself...even impressed my wife who does not like beer.
The sign on the building does not mention beer, just wine, but do not fret as once inside you go down the stairs and are greeted with a really nice display of their most recent beer arrivals. Saw a lot of wine bottles in the room on the left but was drawn to the coolers that they store ALL beers below 6. ABV. (Can I get an Amen?) A small room to the right of the coolers is for beers above 6,0 ABV. I found the beers to be a dazzling array of imported.. available in the MI market AND MI Craft beers on metal shelves. This is not a place to run in and grab a few six packs and run out, instead you build six packs, twelve packs ..etc a bottle at a time. This AZ beer geek was impressed with the cleanliness and attention to detail in everything.
Service: OFF THE CHARTS! While I was just buying just a mixed six for my stay Scott talked 'beer geek' with me, be still my heart, until my wife reminded me that not everyone wants to talk about beer all day long...have a sneaking suspicion that Scott was up to the task.
I found the selection to be GREAT and pricing to be VERY reasonable.
If you want to treat yourself take a trip to Cloverleaf as I found my visit(s) to be the highlight of my trip..just don't tell the family.. OK?
Guess where I will be headed next time I am in Royal Oak??

10-12-2011 03:05:54 | More by NitroGen
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superjose

Michigan

4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Really cool place with a basement cellar type feel, you can tell they take pride in what they do. Everything is singles, most of which is on open shelves but there are several cooler doors for the lower alcohol beers (I wish the high % IPAs were in there too). They have a good selection of beers (especially for a place that seems to do most of their business in wine) organized by style. The staff seems very helpful, but I think they are more wine people then beer people which is understandable. A great place to go if your looking to try a bottle or two of a few different things but don't want to pick up a whole 4 or 6 pack.

06-24-2011 18:22:32 | More by superjose
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J0E

Michigan

4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I visited this bottle shop for the first time this afternoon and was very impressed. I was greeted immediately. I noticed some Shorts anniversary wheat wine and asked the employee about it. He was very knowledgeable and even went back to look at the email he received regarding the release from the company.

You can build your own 6 pack; every bottle is priced individually. Prices are very reasonable, and sometimes are better than buying a full six at other shops. There are a few fridges in case you'll be drinking right away, other wise there are a ton of shelves. I'm not much of a wine guy, but I was told they have a great selection, and seem to have good prices.

Overall: fantastic service, great selection, and better than fair prices. Check it out if you're in the area.

06-18-2011 18:49:28 | More by J0E
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Cloverleaf Fine Wine in Royal Oak, MI
98 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.