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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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brewdoc75

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

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.

11-04-2007 01:42:05 | More by brewdoc75
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-15-2014 02:22:56 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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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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joh02034

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

12-09-2013 00:04:48 | More by joh02034
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-06-2013 03:26:01 | More by MNBeer1017
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TheRealPour

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

10-30-2013 00:18:37 | More by TheRealPour
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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
[email protected]
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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France 44 Wines & Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
93 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.