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Reviews by rdrummer:
4/5 rDev +9.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
This is my first trip back to Martin's in a while. I was pleasantly surprised. The selection was wider than in my last visit. A few of my favorites were missing (only Chimay and Orval trappists when before they had a couple Westie's and Rocheforts) but there were some new lambics, including Boon Geuze; some excellent German brews, including Celebrator and Optimator; and nice selection of micros. Most of the micros were in the cold case, including several bocks that I hadn't seen before.
The main thrust of the store is still wine and the one fault is that its hard to find someone who knows beer. I had a simple question about whether they had the Trappists and the employee just kept showing me the Chimay. I like Chimay but I was really looking for something different.
All in all, I saw enough variety that I will make this one of my regular stops.
Note: I stopped back at Martin's this week, and the selection and the quality of the beer had been upgraded dramatically. In addition to the good selection of Germans, there was a major upgrade to the micro section. I found four Avery bombers, a 3P from Ommegang, at least six Rogue (including two Morimoto), and Heavyweight Stickenjab. There were a number of new Belgians, and a number of Maibocks, including Stoudt's. I tweaked the rating up a little. I hope this is the start of a trend upwards. They certainly have the room to add more.
04-15-2004 22:55:53 | More by rdrummer
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1.59/5 rDev -56.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5 | $$$$
Prices are insane in this place. They were $10 MORE for a bomber of beer than a place right down the road from them. This was a 100% profit margin, as my buddy is a beer rep. I know what they cost. When I questioned the owner he said if I didn't pay it, someone else would. He was as arrogant as people on here have said he is. I will never spend a dime here even though I go right by it a few times a week. Anyone who pays his prices is selling their soul for beer and should be ashamed of themselves.
12-17-2013 20:39:34 | More by alefish
2.2/5 rDev -39.6%
quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | $$
This is another one of my regular stops when I go on Jersey beer runs. They have a small selection of American craft and Belgian beers but nothing too exceptional. The prices are cheap(the hest prices anywhere even close for Deus) but nobody really knows anything about beer and what they have is limited in quantity. They used to have a larger selection of harder to come by beers and gift packs but recently this is not the case. The standard Avery, Great Divide, locals and Belgian beers. Beyond that there isn't much to speak of. Okay i guess if you're in a pinch and need a bomber or six pack but otherwise not much to talk about.
01-20-2011 10:18:21 | More by corby112
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
To sum it up:
fairly exceptional beer selection for the area: one of the few places I've found around South Jersey that routinely carries all current and seasonal Brooklyn Beers (just notable, doesn't make the place amazing), an above average assortment of pan-European brews, and the standard choices of regional offerings. They do happen to have decent singles available like Schlenkerla and Dogfish Head's uber-alco-jacked experiments.
there's a Dunkin' Donuts inside the store (once again, just notable)
Their prices across the board, I feel, are slightly more expensive than the majority stores around here, due in part, I could only guess, to the affluent areas it sits between. I once casually looked down on the bottom shelf an spied several six-packs of EKU 28 for only $12.99! The moment this computed in my brain (good deal!), a gentleman pulled up with his shopping cart and promptly loaded all 4 six-packs in and sped away. Next week it was $17.99 (exception to the norm). Worth a look, at any rate, if you're near.
04-30-2010 03:37:08 | More by Bouleboubier
4.35/5 rDev +19.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Overall, probably the best beer store I've found in South NJ/SE PA region, based on selection/quality/value. Places like the Foodery in Philly have a better selection but their prices are so outrageous, I really don't think it's worth it. It's conveniently located off of Rt 38 (right by Costco, which is always a good thing!).
The beer ailse is located right when you walk in on the left. The left side is mostly fridge space while the right is shelving. You can find most any of the "big" craft breweries here, along with some of the harder to find items like Founder's. I was even able to find a couple bottle of Black Ops here which is the first time I've seen it in this area.
Service is good and you can normally find someone around to help you out. Pricing it competitive and seems on par with other places in South NJ.
Highly recommend checking it out if you are in the area!
01-06-2010 19:31:01 | More by wtonk
3.75/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Quaility - a solid selection of quailty beers are here with a moderate to strong showing of breweries like Stone, Smuttynose, Weyerbacher, Victory, Chimay, Ayinger were present. Stones 13th anniversary and weyerbacher 14 were here so special one time off beers were accesible. Didnt spot any Archel or Rochefort though i may have just missed them, likewise didnt spot any Fantomes. overall some good american micro breweries from coast to coast were present. Considering its located in the dreaded south jersey black hole area, which is getting better, they do supply a modest showing of quality beers updated 3/3/14 with an increase in more rare stuff.
Service - updated 3/3/14. now with an dedicated beer guy, which is friendly, knowledgeable and eager to chat about beer.
Selection - updated 3/3/13 decent selection as well, once again your basic staples are here (see quality). An isle 50 feet long or so of loosies as well a cold cooler for those impatient. From what im told over 1000 unique individual offerings. some different sours that ive yet to see elsewhere, with a good variety of breweries. this place has definitly picked up its dedication to the craft beer scene since my last visit.
Value - picked up a single of Ayinger Brau-weiss for 2 and change. Prices are about right, victory hop raunch was a steal, goose island lolita was $20 im guessing average for that.
07-12-2009 18:57:30 | More by beerthulhu
Martin's Liquors in Mount Laurel, NJ
85 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.