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France 44 Wines & Spirits

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France 44 Wines & SpiritsFrance 44 Wines & Spirits
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55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: n/a
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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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Reviews by DrDoitchbig:
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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Norseman
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Irishace9
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of seanmegrey01
4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rockernino
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of AnalogErik
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of thatoneguymike
5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of LostHighway
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of pat61
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

Their selection is good and they keep about 90% of their beer refrigerated which helps prevent stale beer. They also have a wonderful little cheese shop where you can get a baguette and some epoisses to go with your beer.

Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jarrgal
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dave11899
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Powderhornphil
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Skye1024
4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of joh02034
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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France 44 Wines & Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
95 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.