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France 44 Wines & Spirits

France 44 Wines & SpiritsFrance 44 Wines & Spirits
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 12.35%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Store ]

4351 France Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55410-1371
United States
phone: (612) 925-3252

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @france44wine

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Skye1024

Indiana

4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

Ive ordered from France 44 numerous times over the years and have had a great experience every time. Their beers are fresh, priced well, and they have a great selection.

What finally prompted me to post a review though is the customer service. My GF got me a gift card for Xmas as she knew I ordered several times a year. After getting the card, I came to realize they can only be used in person. I live in Indiana and unfortunately dont plan on getting up to MN anytime soon, so I emailed Carin and she said I could call in my order anytime using the gift card. I greatly appreciated that. She was great with communication and I had fresh Abrasive two days after ordering.

This place has my highest recommendation and I will continue to order as often as my wallet allows.

01-26-2014 05:26:39 | More by Skye1024
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nc41

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

This an online review only. Carin and the online sales people are really first rate, great customer service, sane pricing, shipping is reasonable with no hidden markups and such, handling fees etc. I buy from them a few times a year and will continue to do so, they show what a caring business who has quality products can do. I highly recommend them.

09-29-2013 14:14:22 | More by nc41
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KitesBeer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$$

ABSOLUTELY HANDS DOWN OF THE BEST BEER STORES THERE ARE! WILL HELP YOU WITH ANY QUESTION AND NOT ACT LIKE THEY KNOW SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU (EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW MORE THAN MOST OF US BEER LOVERES) Karen is extremely helpful and is great with any thing to do with the shipping. I would recommend them to anyone who is wanting to order beer online and receive it without a single problem, there charge for wrapping is minimal, compared to how much they use so that is a huge plus! Go with France44 you will not be upset or disappointed one bit.

Greg Kite
Kites Beer and Wine
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Rare Beer Detective, Message me!

07-25-2013 03:21:30 | More by KitesBeer
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mrcraft

California

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

I ordered a 4-pack of Abrasive and Furious online late Thursday. I live in California, so I was okay with shipping rates to try these two high quality beers. What I didn't expect was service that went beyond my expectations. Based on my experience with other online beer purchases, I expected my package to be shipped sometime the following week. No, it was shipped the very next day on
Friday!! And, I received the beers four business days later.

I received my shipment today, and I am thrilled. Both Abrasive and Furious are really fresh.

I will not hesitate to order from France 44 again, if they carry beers that I can't easily get my hands on in California.

Very happy customer.

02-15-2013 01:25:24 | More by mrcraft
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OriginalMnBeerGuy


4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

First off - this place is in Edina not Minneapolis so whoever created this place at first is wrong.

I love this place. One of the best bottle shops in the Twin Cities for beer. The staff is extremely friendly, like crazy nice and spend time with you and are completely unpretentious, and they have a nice selection. They get all of the rare releases and are always in the rare group of stores in the Twin Cities to get the really amazing beers first before anyone else. You can order beer and liquor and they will call you when it's in. This is a great place. I know Edina typically has a fairly stuck-up reputation but this is a very good store and I highly recommend stopping in.

10-16-2012 23:09:25 | More by OriginalMnBeerGuy
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mwrecording

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

If the score drops low on this one its only because I rated the appearance average, since this was an online purchase.

I put in an order on Saturday for a six pack of Two Hearted, 4 pack of Surly Furious and a bottle of Collage.

Order came Thursday, shipping was fair and probably only slightly more than it actually cost them to ship this.

Box was packed very well, my six pack of Two Hearted turned into a six pack of Deschute's Inversion. I am now elated that this happened because I would've never tried Inversion otherwise living in Maryland. It was excellent but either way, I messaged Carin who handles their online orders and she told me to enjoy the Inversion and shipped me out a six pack of Two Hearted free of charge that'll be here Tuesday. Great service.

I'm incredibly happy to have found this store because I can now get myself Bells/Founders/Deschutes AND SURLY beers whenever I want from the comfort of my home.

Bonus points? Yes. The Surly 4 pack I got was canned on 5/29/2012

06-09-2012 02:25:40 | More by mwrecording
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morimech

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

A clean, spacious store with an ajoining cheese shop/deli that may be worth checking out in forthcoming visits. All the beer is kept in the cooler and most of the domestic craft located in a walk-in cooler. Not exactly the best enviroment to look around but you know the beer has been stored correctly. Not the most extensive selection as it is surpassed by many stores in the metro. Did not see any employees helping customers but they were friendly and helpful at checkout. Prices are at or just barely above the cities prices. Good store for the neighborhood, but not really a destination store.

06-02-2012 21:08:34 | More by morimech
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I just ordered 2 Mikkeller Weasel Calvados and 1 Mikkeller Black Buffalo from France 44's online shop. I had an easy time navigating through the site. Once I placed the order they were very good about emailing me progress and it arrived in 3 days, which is pretty fast since I live in Maryland. The shipping was pretty reasonable and the prices of the beers were the cheapest for any online sourrce I could find. Overall my experience was excellent and I will definately be shopping at France 44 online again!

05-12-2012 00:24:28 | More by Rickythejeweler
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sevenarts

New York

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

I've only had experience with France 44 by placing orders online on their website. This is a fantastic online shop for getting brands I can't get in my area, like Bell's, Surly and Deschutes. I placed an order and everything got here a week later, beautifully packaged to make sure that everything gets here safely and intact. Everything's very fresh, too.

The price is perhaps a bit high with shipping, but that's to be expected, and in fact they're much more reasonable with shipping costs than most other online shops I've seen.

Online ordering isn't something I'll do too often, but now I've found a great shop for when I want these brands that don't normally get distributed to my area.

04-06-2012 15:44:56 | More by sevenarts
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This review is based on my experiences ordering beer from France 44's website.

This was my first time ordering anything from the internet. It was their selection that made me finally bite. To my knowledge this is the only place you can order Surly online. I personally ordered a 4-pack each of Wet, Furious and Cynic Ale. They basically carry every Surly selection that's available. In addition to that they have Odell, Deschutes, Boulevard and few others that I can't get in Michigan.

I'll tie the service and quality into one here. I placed my order on Halloween which was a Monday. The promptly had my order shipped the next day and I received it on Friday, November 4th. You can't really ask for any better than that with ground shipping. Here's what secured me as a repeat customer. As I said I received the package on 11/4. My 4-pack of Surly Wet was canned the day I placed the order. I can't even get Bell's that fresh! In addition to this the Furious and Cynic Ale were less than a month old.

Their prices seemed to be very reasonable to me. A couple things here and there were maybe a dollar or two more expensive then I would expect but this is balanced out by their shipping costs. There is basically no mark up on the shipping, no packaging/handling costs either. I would not hesitate to place another order with France 44.

11-22-2011 16:17:20 | More by DrDoitchbig
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France 44 Wines & Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
93 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.