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France 44 Wines & Spirits

Not Rated.
France 44 Wines & SpiritsFrance 44 Wines & Spirits
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.08%
[ 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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Reviews by brewdoc75:
Photo of brewdoc75
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%

I stopped by this place a couple weeks ago as it was one of the few places that was carrying the new Flat Earth beer. I was in a hurry during my first visit but was impressed so I decided to take another trip back there today. They have a pretty nice set up for beer enthusiasts here. They have seperated the foreign and domestics. The domestics are in a walk-in fridge. Macros line the walls, and the micros are in the center. The best thing about this place is that the beers are organized in alphabetical order by brewer. They start with Abita and Anchor beers and end with Summit. The have a pretty good selection of domestic craft brews. One of the most impressive is their vast Bells selection. They also have a lot of local brews. They have a bunch of Tyrennia beers as well as some New Holland beers. They have a lot of Colorado beers as well. There is a nice selection of Rogue singles and 6-packs. Its hard to summarize all the craft brews here, but in essence there are a lot when compared to most liquor stores in the Twin Cities. The imported beer selection is less exciting. Of course they have Samuel Smith and some other English favourites, but their imported selection isn't really much better than some other run of the mill liquor stores. They have a rack of Belgians, as well as some that are cold, but it is only slightly above average when compared to some other Twin Cities liquor stores. My biggest complaint about this place is that their prices are a little higher than most other liquor stores in town. Despite all this, I'll probably be coming back here in the future when I'm looking for certain craft brews.

brewdoc75, Nov 04, 2007
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

LostHighway, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

pat61, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Bunuelian, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jarrgal, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Alpar, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

mothman, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bpfrush, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Dave11899, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Powderhornphil, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

SlightlyGrey, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Minnesota_beer_guy, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Skye1024
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%

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.

Skye1024, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

joh02034, Dec 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

MNBeer1017, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of TheRealPour
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

TheRealPour, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of nc41
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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.

nc41, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of KitesBeer
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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
[email protected]
Rare Beer Detective, Message me!

KitesBeer, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of mrcraft
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

mrcraft, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of OriginalMnBeerGuy
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

OriginalMnBeerGuy, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of mwrecording
4.45/5  rDev +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

mwrecording, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of morimech
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

morimech, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%

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!

Rickythejeweler, May 12, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

sevenarts, Apr 06, 2012
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France 44 Wines & Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
94 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.