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3.85/5 rDev +5.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Although the new store is much nicer looking and better organized, it focuses more now on wine than beer (their selection is now about half of what it once was). Still, they offer a pretty decent variety of beers at fair prices. There are 21 cooler door that hold beer, although much of it's mainstream cases and malternatives. But there's also 16 feet of shelving opposite the fridge that holds single bottles of imports (and a few domestics). Unfortunately, a lot of the odd, hard to find stuff is gone; leaving the more basic beers that are easily found (Chimay, Kwak, Corsendonk, etc.). The selection doesn't seem to vary as much as it used to, and they don't seem to be putting as much emphasis on seasonal beers. The sales people are fairly well informed, but more useful to the general public than the cognicenti when dealing with beer over wine. Still, it's a good location to visit as most of the beers are fresh.
12-30-2003 11:33:14 | More by NeroFiddled
2.2/5 rDev -39.7%
quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | $$
This is another one of my regular stops when I go on Jersey beer runs. They have a small selection of American craft and Belgian beers but nothing too exceptional. The prices are cheap(the hest prices anywhere even close for Deus) but nobody really knows anything about beer and what they have is limited in quantity. They used to have a larger selection of harder to come by beers and gift packs but recently this is not the case. The standard Avery, Great Divide, locals and Belgian beers. Beyond that there isn't much to speak of. Okay i guess if you're in a pinch and need a bomber or six pack but otherwise not much to talk about.
01-20-2011 10:18:21 | More by corby112
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Martin's is easy to find (BONUS) and it is well kept. The outside and the inside are well maintained. Anywho- the beer!
A long wall of beers towards the back and to the left awaits. Behind the beer shelves is a cold box with basic stuff. Martin's does hold some surprises though! I snaggletoothed Allagash 10th Anniversary Wit, Heavyweight Biere de garde and some Rogue Santa Red! They had a ton of the stuff too! Plenty of whacky Belgian assortments and local beers like DFH, Victory, Weyerbacher...not the most impressive collection, mind you, just good quality stuff and a few left over surprises. This is a liquor store first and foremost. They arrange the wine with New Jersey Wineries in one section. That is a first in my book.
Martins is worth a hit if it's close by, otherwise, it's not worth a pilgramage. Beer wise, a few surprises, nada mas!
Went here again and picked up good ole Hennepin and Ommegang Witte for $5 a biggie. Cheap cheap. This place is well organized.
Pumpkin beers are already on the shelf.
07-20-2005 02:13:20 | More by blitheringidiot
4/5 rDev +9.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Huge store, brand new, sparkling and attractive. Unbelievably well-lit, which may be a problem for some of the lonelier beers. Beer is on the way left (north) side of the store, near the freezer cases. The wine selection is extensive to say the least, and I overheard an employee giving quality advice to a customer in search of subtle wine pairings.
Nice selection of locals kept cold (Victory, Flying Fish, Stoudts) with the rest of their micro selection being quite random, geographically speaking, ranging from Brooklyn to Abita to Rogue, and a bit slim. The imports that are kept cold are separate from the micros, at the far left end of the freezer cases, on the other side of the macros. By the way, if you want anything from Bud to Redhook, this place has an extensive selection of macro and almost-macro breweries. Unlike Joe Canal's and Monster Beverage, this place puts the majority of its beers in the freezers, and most of those out on the shelves are higher ABV (but always check for dusty bottles!)
Warm shelved bottles included a long line of Rogues, Belgians like Lucifer, Brugse, Corsendonk, and a dozen or so in between. British selection was nothing to note, not much more than OHanlons and Samuel Smiths, and the German line was not much beyond Ayinger and Castle Eggenberg. They also have some random things like a magnum of Anchor OSA 2002 or all of the Moretti line. I picked up a Westvleteren 8 ($6, not bad) and a Smuttynose BIG A IPA (last one left, under $3), as nothing else was appealing or something I havent found before, or was covered in a little too much suspect dust. Prices are competitive, better than Total Wine in terms of singles, similar to Total Wine in terms of sixers. Also, have a nice selection of plain glasses (no company logos) near the front, with some pretty snifters and tulips under $3 or 4 dollars a piece.
A nice store to drop by if youre coming down Route 38 toward Philly.
11-17-2003 15:21:58 | More by nomad
3.45/5 rDev -5.5%
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
A big clean square shaped building. Typical Booze and Wine for the most part, but have one large aisle of beer and a little section they added recently for overflow against the back wall. A good portion of the micros are kept in the freezer, which is nice. The selection varies from your typical mid-atlantic beers to some pretty good microbrews.
A nice 5 shelf section of the aisle is dedicated to 22 oz bombers and other various single bottle beers.
Overall though, I have had a few 6 packs that have been soured. I don't think they attract enough of the beer crowd to warrant such a varied selection. If the bottle looks dusty, leave it. That's been my rule of thumb around there.
The place even has a dunkin donuts inside it now. A good local beer store, nothing fancy. Looks better than it really is. The liquor prices are pretty good however the beer prices are a little steep for the local staples.
12-15-2007 18:47:21 | More by ColForbinBC
3.55/5 rDev -2.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
I only really saw a cooler case of beer. The shelf opposite the case was devoted to beer. Relative to the space given, the selection was pretty good. Smuttynose, some good Belgians, Rogue, Ommegang with their new Witte. I also saw the standard fair, but it didn't seem to be macro-oriented which is nice. Service was neither bad nor good. I was left alone til I bought, which is fine. I wouldn't go out of my way to get here, but I was in the area for work. A good place to stop if you live or work nearby. Guy at the register was very friendly.
06-09-2004 23:19:15 | More by GeoffFromSJ
Martin's Liquors in Mount Laurel, NJ
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.