Beers of Europe
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mtbdonn:
4.46/5 rDev -3.3%
A-It's a giant warehouse!
Q-Awesome selection of European, American and other beers!
S-Great staff, very helpful!
S-Selection is huge.
V-Shipping is very fast and a great flat rate of 7 GBP. Prices are a little on the high side, but hey, it's England and it's imported, can't get around that can we?!
02-02-2013 20:34:27 | More by mtbdonn
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4.58/5 rDev -0.7%
I have driven more than 19,000 miles in the UK over the past 15 years. If there is a better bottle shop beer store, I haven't found it. The selection is HUGE. Bottles are arranged by country. Go to their website to see for yourself. Setchey is a small village just south of King's Lynn.
Go early in your trip so you have time to consume your findings. They complement the pub stops; they don't replace them. Bottled ales and real ales are different brews. Don't make the mistake of avoiding bottled choices.
06-01-2013 19:35:16 | More by JayStewart
United Kingdom (England)
4.54/5 rDev -1.5%
Took delivery of an order from BOE 2 weeks ago which I made online
62 different bottled beers and no mistakes and no breakages so pretty impressed with the former in particular !
Choice is as good as it gets in the UK but it can be a tad annoying when you spot a beer you like and 'OUT OF STOCK' is displayed at the bottom of the product! Can't be helped I guess - but it would be less frustrating from a consumer POV to simply not list the beers, or list them in a separate area?
In reference to a previous review in April of this year there are now lots of Mikkeller choices available, however no DFH - as there is no longer a distributor to the UK (I think they are purely focussing on the US market at the moment as they can't keep up with demand at home!)
Have rated atmosphere as 'exceptional' - but in reality this is n/a - that said the website is excellent and easy to navigate, so I guess that could class as atmosphere!?!
Quality I've dropped to 4.0 as I received around 4 bottles (all Odell's) that were around 5 months out of date!
Would have been nice to have been warned - they tasted fine but I felt obliged to drink them in the first few days as opposed to adding them to my cellar for enjoyment over the next 3 to 6 months
That aside - highly reccomended - I'll be doing another order this side of Xmas!
10-23-2011 19:30:05 | More by Ruds
United Kingdom (England)
4.36/5 rDev -5.4%
Wonderful place!. Visited this beer shop/werehouse on way home from holiday. Made online orders before & was always please with the selection & service but on visiting in person was amazed that there was loads more beer that were'nt on the website (which i was very happy with) & the owners were very nice people & made us feel welcome.
They have a large selection of beers & most other drinks.
I can't wait for my next visit cos they said they were making the shop bigger! So that means more range of great beers.
Great place for everyone who loves beer! So go visit.
09-24-2011 17:17:08 | More by windypete
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.86/5 rDev +5.4%
Amazing shop and website. I really love this place. So far i've completed 4 orders without hassle.
Excellent site layout, a list of countries and then a list of breweries. A website which is getting updated constantly too.
Excellent customer service, they have a facebook page where you can contact them quickly and easily, and they are always happy to help.
The selection immense, the best in the UK. Gave 4.5 rather than 5.0 because I think there US selection could be improved, and the lack of Mikellers is disappointing.
Some highlights of my orders include:
-US: Rogue, Stone, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn, Odell, Dogfish Head, Anchor
-Belgium: all the trappists, St. Bernardus, Piraat, Gulden Draak, Couden Carolous, Dupont, Boon, Cantillon, Delirium Tremens.
-UK: Sam Smiths and many, many more!
-Germany: Weihenstephaner, Paulaner, Andechs, Schneider, Weltenburger.
07-04-2011 12:25:26 | More by CwrwAmByth
United Kingdom (England)
4.8/5 rDev +4.1%
Visited at last: used them on line and always found the website easy to use, with delivery swift and cheap.
I was in the area of the shop/warehouse and made a detour to find it, £76.00 later I left with 25 new beers and a bottle of rum I'd been after for a while.
The place is down a lane off the A10, no signs on the main road, that we saw anyway, which I thought odd, we drove past it the first time. Anyway, the lighting isn't too bright inside, so no problems with skunking. I was left alone to wander the rows of shelves, although help was available if I'd needed it. My trolley slowly filling up as I ignored my 'wanted list' and grabbed all sorts of goodies that caught my eye. A few Belgian and German glasses about too, there may have been more, but I had a target fixation on the beers!
I notice that some other reviewers have stated the US selection as being small and only big producers, well that has changed a bit, Victory, Stone and Rogue where all on the shelves along with Smuttynose to name but 4 (not so huge US brewers).
Friendly till staff, relaxed atmosphere and certainly the largest beer selection I've seen anywhere in the world so far. If you know of a place with a better/larger choice please feel free to beermail me, I'd love to see where ever you've been that's more impressive.
06-30-2011 08:54:52 | More by BlackHaddock
United Kingdom (England)
5/5 rDev +8.5%
Very good selection of belgian beers. This place also stocks one of the best selection of american beers in the UK. Shipping is reasonable (7 quid to London). I recently bought the belgian 20 pack of mixed beers and some various US IPA's. The IPAs were fresh and hoppy and I was very grateful given the lack of selection at my local grocery store. The Belgian beers given were rare and varied, and all had a unique flavor. I'm enjoying them immensely. I will be ordering again from them in the near future!
02-06-2011 17:40:37 | More by Squelch
4.6/5 rDev -0.2%
I've only used their online service, but I'm going to guess that most people will have done the same as the shop itself is out of the way and in the middle of nowhere.
The selection is superb. The website orders the beers by country and then by brewery. Around 60 countries (although some no longer have a beer in stock and probably won't anytime soon). Great selections from the UK, Belgium, and Germany. Also a good showing of beers from the US, as well as some nice ones from Austria, Netherlands, and Denmark.
Prices were all quite reasonable. For the most part it seems like the cheapest online option in the UK. Also, for the most part, the beers were cheaper than my local shops (even with the shipping).
The one problem I have encountered with them is sometimes the beers are very close or in one or two cases past its prime. The problem arises, I'm guessing, due to the large selection, and the impossibility to turnover all those beers on time. There also seems to be no guarantee that they will restock a beer anytime soon.
The delivery was very good. Quick and prompt as well as well packaged. I've ordered probably 5-6 boxes from them, and have had no breaks. Shipping isn't bad for mainland England and Wales, as it is £7.49 per order, no matter the size of the order (so save up a make a big one). Looks like it is a bit more expensive to ship to Ireland and non-mainland England/Wales. Also they only ship to the UK.
All in all, this seems like probably the best online shop for the UK. Very impressive selection, and very reliable shipping. Also it is one day shipping (if you order before noon, otherwise it will take one extra day, still not bad). Beware of beers being old, especially if it's something that might not move fast. Other than that, highly recommended.
03-10-2010 01:24:40 | More by FreshHawk
Beers of Europe in King's Lynn, United Kingdom (England)
97 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.