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BA SCORE
96
world-class

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.26%
[ Store ]

444 Pittsfield Rd
Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240-2902
United States
phone: (800) 946-3988

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(Place added by: SeanTucker on 08-15-2010)
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Photo of MattXT
5/5  rDev +11.6%

MattXT, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of polishkaz
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Wow! I can't believe this place is in Lenox but I am sure glad work causes me to go by this gem at least once a week. Store is set up really well. They had some nice looking cheeses and meats that I didn't really get to interested in but the store smelled good and they all looked good. Extensive Wine and liquor selection as well. Picked up a bottle of Ardbeg Alligator for a friend while there. Anyway, I really went for the beer and boy was I stoked by the selection.

I walked out with a 2007 Drie Fontenien Oude Kriek, some Beer Here, Nebraska, Evil Twin, Lost Abbey Deliverance, Amager Bryghus, De Proef and HaandBryggeriet.

Things I saw but didn't buy: Tons of Mikkeller, De Struisse, Stillwaters, Anchorage, Brooklyn Black Ops, Founders Devil Dancer, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, Belgians, American Micro's and tons of other great stuff.

Talk about service too. I spoke with the beer manager Sean for 30 minutes about beer. He really knows his stuff, does a great job ordering a good selection and was very personable. Gave me his card and I will definitely be going back. Hopefully those of you that read this think it's too far to make a trip but I'll tell you it's worth it. Just don't pilfer all the goodies because i'd like to go back in a few weeks and spend another $100+.

polishkaz, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of SourThomas
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%

Spirited is one of my favorite stops for craft beer or the Sour/Wild/Lambic/Gueuze variety. The store is full of wines and spirits but also a great selection of ciders and craft beers. Their sours are of very good quality and very competitively priced with a nice amount of choices. Their staff is always friendly and knowledgeable but the beer specialists know each beer and really help choose a great new one every time. they have lots of food like cheese and bread and olive oil and chocolate and they are usually quite exotic. Most important for me is value and they have plenty of great choices in my preferred price range every time I go, although usually I am tempted into buying something wonderfully rare and more costly. If you are in the Lenox area this place is a must visit!

SourThomas, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of TwinCreator
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%

This is a great gem hidden in your everyday shopping plaza. I stopped in one day in my travels thinking this was just any other liquor store and boy was I surprised! The beer selection is great - they carry quite an assortment and I've not been let down yet! The prices are great - even on your everyday beers like Bass Ale - pricing is great!

I now stop in here almost weekly and have not been disappointed. The staff is wonderful and they even have great cheeses and meats. The staff has a great knowledge of the product too which is crucial to me. They don't hire high school kids who just ring you up - they really know the products and will spend time helping you if need be.

The wine selection is pretty good too though I go straight to the beers. Definitely a must visit! Bravo Nejaime's!!!

TwinCreator, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%

I never expected to have one of the best beer-shopping experiences of my life in Lenox, Massachusetts, of all places. But here it happened.

After finding a listing for this place on BA and driving by it, I also found out that the motel we were staying at is barely 300 yards away. Sweet! We go in and there is one long, narrow aisle for beer. But what an aisle!!

Ton of Mikkeller, including the entire single-hop collection and barrel-aged black hole plus the elusive 1,000 IBU. Evil Twin, Nogne and other Scandinavians; Harvest Ale, Le Cocq Stout '08, Baladin.

Check out the amazing Belgian stuff, from Rodenbach and St Bernardus to obscure sours like Gueuze Tilquin and the De Proef collaborations with Terrapin and Sly Fox.

From the US, beers I have never or rarely seen in the East Coast like Boulevard, Lost Coast (Deliverance, finally a good one), Port Brewing. Also: Founders Devil Dancer, Firestone Parabola, Middle Ages Druid Fluid and locals from White Birch, Cisco and Pretty Things.

Probably my favorite thing was finding a reasonably-priced 4-pack of Dark Horse Plead the 5th. Do I love that stout! And how earth did it make its way to Massachusetts??

Besides all this, the store is large enough to hold a huge selection of wine and selection, as well as great cheeses and charcuterie. But probably the best of it all was the beer nerd that came around offering help. He knew his stuff like nothing else and was clearly proud of working there (unlike many a beer store employee I've come across in my travels).

We chatted for a while, I spent a little fortune and left happy. The wine-beer-and-cheese party with the wife at the motel down the road was nothing short of memorable.

DoubleSimcoe, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of BerkshireBeerGuy
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%

A great package store to check out before a trip to Tanglewood or just any weekend. Good selection and a very knowledgeable staff that can answer any questions. Also they frequently host wonderful tastings, they are most weekends in the afternoon and worth a visit to find a great new brew to try.

BerkshireBeerGuy, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of shueyy
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Thank God for the pervious reviews on BA or I would have never found this gem. I was drinking some Founders Double Trouble down the road at Moe's Tavern in Lee, MA. and want to find a quality beer store in the area. After finding some great reviews of Nejaime's I made my way up RT 7. I wasn't disappointed who would have knowing behind all the quality wines and liquor would be the beer isle from heaven.
Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale, Avery Mephistophetes, Founders Devil Dancer mixed in with some many other regional beers it was hard to choose which style I wanted to go with. None the less I couldn't decide so I bought quite a few hard to find in NY beers.
The cheese and meat selection was incredible as I grabbed some Serrano ham and Old Chatham Sheepherding cheese.
If you are in the Berkshire this is a must stop for serious beer drinkers.

shueyy, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of JSBILK
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

JSBILK, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Beercub
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%

I live near this store and go there 3 times per week on average. The selection is excellent and is the best you're going to find in far western MA (Berkshire county). The prices are in line with what you'd find at Table & Vine, and better than what you'd find anywhere in the Albany area, so I find them to be reasonable. The craft IPAs there are likely to be fresher than what you'd find at some of the competing stores in the area, so I find that to be a very big plus. The beer manager is also friendly and very knowledgeable about the beers and is eager to tell you what's new and make suggestions. My only complaint would be that the wine in the store takes up too many aisles. The beer "space" is very cramped compared to the wine spaces and it's a little difficult to scan the offerings when there are more than 1 or 2 people in the space.

Beercub, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of johnnnniee
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%

I stopped in here while on vacation last week with the family for supplies. Right on the main drag into Lenox this store sits up on a little hill in the back side of the building. Small in size, but packed with lots of beery goodness this shop did not lack in volume of product. I chatted the beer guy up and manged to obtain a Founders Mango Magnifico that I was unable to find in my locale. Large selection of warm bottles in the isle opposite the 8 door beer cooler. Some nice Belgian and imports are represented as well as some great domestics. Service was pretty great, I'm sure if I talked a bit more I could have found some more backroom goodies, but I was after all with my family. Pricing was a bit high even for a MA establishment, but I would imagine that is expected in the Berkshires. I'm glad I stopped and would not hesitate to shop there again if I find myself in the area.

johnnnniee, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of rbastone
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%

Dropped in on a visit to the Berkshires. Good selection of locals (e.g., Wachusett, People's Pint, Barrington). Decent overall selection of domestics (macro well represented - but some good micros including Bear Republic, Stone, Left Hand). Short on Belgians/Belgian Style - but you can surely find something along those lines (Flying Dog Raging Bitch, St. Bernardus Abt 12).

Very helpful/knowledgeable staff - offering a tasting of Vertical Epic 10/10/10 while I was there.

Nice selection of wines, cheese and crackers as well.

rbastone, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of scotorum
4.11/5  rDev -8.3%

Wife was out of town and no grandkids to hang with, so I had a free day to take a beer expedition. Saw this place rated well on BA and sought it out along with Kelly's in Dalton.

Nice medium sized gourmet store with lots of good-looking food in front, liquor and wine behind and a long aisle of beer along the right side, half coolers and half shelf space. Great selection of Belgian and other European brands, US bombers well represented too, and in the coolers some good four and sixpacks.

Very pleasant checkout clerk, a nice friendly ambience here. Just perhaps a little pricey unless you want to go for the quantity discount, which many other stores have. If I lived around here I'd definitely be visiting often.

scotorum, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of mltobin
3.9/5  rDev -12.9%

I popped into this store mostly focused on wine, as the name should lead anyone to understand, while on an afternoon drive through the Berkshires.
The store is laid out fairly well and its`overall quality is higher than most of its` peers. Once you come across the beer, you will see plenty of MA brewers like Clown Shoes, Element, Jack`s Abby, etc. Quite a bit of beer from other parts of the country and the rest of the world too. And when you are done choosing the beer, they have some nice cheese that you can buy as well and of course wine and liquor.
The staff was helpful and friendly, although not too aware of the craft beer world, no biggie. Prices were fair for the area. Would recommend stopping in for anyone in the area.

mltobin, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of cbsbyte
3.85/5  rDev -14.1%

This review is for the Nejaimes on 444 Pittsfield Rd (Rt7/20) Lenox, and not the store in Lenox Center. This is the larger of the two stores, but still small. It is located in a small shopping center off Rt 7 north of Lenox center. The store carries a good selection of wine, and spirits. They also sell cheeses and bread/crackers. The staff is pretty knowledgeable about their products including the beer. Now the beer selection is decent for the store. They have a your typical selection of craft beers in the frig; Stone, Dogfish, Rouge, and also a selection of local brewers; BBC, Barrington Brewing, People's Pint. The import section is the smaller with the basic Spaten, Dos XXX, Guinness, Bass & etc. On the isle there are room temp stouts, ales and cases of beer. Service is friendly and efficient. Prices are fair but can be expensive. Look for sales.

cbsbyte, Oct 06, 2010
Spirited in Lenox, MA
96 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.