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Reviews by RunawayJim:
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
I finally made it to Yankee Spirits after the people at my other favorite beer store (in RI) mentioned they would have Tuckerman's 6288 Stout. Well, they did have it and a whole lot more. I was very impressed with the sheer volume of beer in this store. I picked up a 4 pack of the aforementioned beer and a bottle of Stone's 11th Anniversary Ale, which came out just before Stone was available in RI and I was surprised to see they still had bottles considering the high demand for this beer. I had no idea that this place carried so many different beers and that MA had such a greater number of beers available than RI. The organization in this store was a little haphazard. I had a hard time finding what I was looking for. It would have been easier if the beers were organized by location (New England in one place, west coast in another, etc) or alphabetically. It seemed that other than the Belgians and European beers, which were all on one end of the large shelf (the length of a supermarket aisle), the American beers were left mixed all over the place on the other end.
All that being said, the number of beers coupled with the amount of beer was just astonishing. I'll be going back to get my fill of beers not available in RI. The only downside to this place was that the prices were a bit high. They were more than my regular beer store here in RI (though taxes in MA are lower, but I also got charged the $0.05 deposit which doesn't exist in RI).
02-16-2008 20:31:27 | More by RunawayJim
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4.2/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great beer selection. The prices seem to be some of the best in the area. I only buy beer here, however they appear to have a fantastic selection of wine and liquor as well. It's a gritty, large, semi run down place which adds to its charm in my opinion. Not uppity at all and always crowded.
06-01-2014 14:20:31 | More by Soterios
4.44/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Jamie just assisted me with an order to be sent to Sturbridge store...way beyond what he had to do but saved me 45 minutes driving and a lot of time. Exceptional Service!! A very nice selection and location convenient to the Cape/Providence. Always someone available to assist customer. Knowledgeable staff. Nice people.
03-12-2014 19:14:11 | More by Rosinante
4.61/5 rDev +8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I'm a regular here, drawn first for its wine selection, but now due to its beer offerings. I have been fortunate enough to interact with Karen, who is one of the most knowledgeable and approachable resources. Rather than give suggestions, she asks about your likes. She offers a selection from every end of the price and geographic spectrum. She is aware of every type of beer, including those they don't carry. I learn more every time I visit that she's working. I agree with another reviewer that absent her, the staff seems to be more intent on stocking than servicing. Karen is a reason in herself for going here. Their selection is tough to beat. She even has given me advice on little-known taverns in the area. It's a beer lesson in itself to just peruse their craft beer. They allow singles, which is a pleasure (about 10% more than the pre-packed price per bottle). There are often sales reps cruising the area offering understandably skewed advice. The cashiers aren't warm and fuzzy unless you engage them. Even then, the place can get as busy as a grocer, so they have to keep things moving. If you have someone in your life who prefers wine, as I do, I've used a few of the mature staff here who are outstanding. They are constantly having tastings of various types of spirits, and prices are appropriate for their selection. I feel they are worth the trip.
02-12-2014 14:55:25 | More by BeeGinner
Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA
94 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.