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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

1601 S Brentwood Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63144-1305
United States
phone: (314) 968-7744

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Goliath

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$

Not much to say for atmosphere. It's a grocery store and it's busy. Really not a great vibe for beer shopping but convenient if you are there grocery shopping (I was not).

No problems with quality, everything in the joint seems fresh and with the high volume of people they have relatively quick turnover of products.

Can't speak about service really as I don't require much help. A young guy did ask if I was doing alright though so I suppose that counts as positive.

The selection is ok. The bottle selection is a little disjointed as most lines they carry aren't complete. I found a few things of interest but kept wanting one step more. It was exciting to see certain lines there, but disappointing again when I'd see only a few options.

Overall it's a decent place. I would revisit if I were in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way.

11-14-2011 22:27:44 | More by Goliath
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tripelhops

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

Obvisously this is a large chain store, but they do have a very solid beer selection. Prices are reasonable to maybe a touch on the high side. From a selection standpoint, they have most of the popular craft brews and certainly a great selection of local ones if you're from out of town and looking for those. They do get some of the speacial, limited beers, and I've had some great luck finding stuff here when others were sold out, so much so that I call them after my fisrt go to is sold out. I've gotten BCS Vanilla, Charleville Box of Chocolate, and Firestone Walker Parabola all here.

06-30-2011 19:59:43 | More by tripelhops
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phaleslu

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

This Whole Foods has a selection like just about every other Whole Foods- which is to say, pretty solid. Good mix of locals, American, and foreign craft stuff. This is actually the #1 Odell acount in the area, so good spot for their stuff. The service here is always awesome; as soon as I come over to look at something, there's always someone to help me. Andy is now overseeing wine but he's been the beer guy here and is a super nice dude who really knows his stuff. It's Whole Foods, so the food costs a ton but the beer here is right in line with prices in the rest of the area.

05-18-2011 20:35:44 | More by phaleslu
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$

Well this is a grocery store so only certain things can be expected.

Quality is very very good for a grocery stuff. They have very limited quantities but the they have good Belgians, good Americans and pretty good British stuff. They also have some nice local stuff. A nice even split of good sixers and pretty good bombers.

Service is very good. Both times I've been here I was offered help by the same employee who was very nice, helpful and suggested a greta DIPA when I asked. A in my book.

Prices are right.

10-31-2009 01:05:47 | More by JoEBoBpr
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zeff80

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -7%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

As most reviewers have said, this is a pretty good place to get beer even though it is a grocery store. The selection is a little limited by space, but what they have is good. Nothing there really surprised me except a sixer of Lamar St (a Goose Island created brewed specifically for Whole Foods). They had some nice bombers and 750s of good stuff. Also, had some nice Belgians. One can also assume that most of the stuff is pretty fresh, since grocery stores have pretty good turnover (plus the place was very busy). I've seen grocery stores with larger selections, but the ratio of high quality craft brew was still pretty impressive. It's worth a stop if you wife has dragged you to go shopping at the many stores in the area.

02-19-2009 04:44:18 | More by zeff80
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MTNboy

Germany

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

Quality/Selection- For a supermarket the selection is great. Honestly the selection is not huge but bigger than some of the quote on quote beer stores in the area. It seems that they stay up on a lot of the trendy beers. The store has a great selection of Belgian and Belgian Style beers from a lot of the American breweries that specialize in that. All the local favorites were there Schlafly, O'Fallon and even Charleville.

Service- The service was great there are a bunch of Beer Geeks that work there we hung out for a few minutes and talked about what was coming out soon. Beer places I should check out when I make my bi-monthly run to St. Louis. It was great to find these guys in a supermarket.

Food- N/A

Value- A little bit pricey but they do have a sale rack which was small but good. I picked up a bottle of Green's Trippel and Endeavor for $2.49 each.

09-14-2008 13:49:43 | More by MTNboy
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +18.1%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

I guess I may be a bit biased since I almost solely shop here for food. It more than gives me an excuse to buy beer, I mean, why not? The selection is great for what it is. It IS a natural foods store so if anyone expects a full blown liquor store is out of luck. They carry a number of quality domestics such as bells, flying dog, great divide, anchor, and now avery! The imports range from paulaner, to fullers, to Samuel smiths. It is a great go-to place and located smack dab in the middle of st louis. The stock is rotated and always fresh. I also notice new beers all of the time so each visit has me visting the beer cooler. The selection of glasses is top notch as well and they are quite cheap at $2 for most.

My only beef is that everything is refrigerated. Obviously this is better for the beer however my beer fridge isn't that big so I keep my stock located in my basement. I do not like having to chill an entire six pack.

02-27-2008 18:32:19 | More by hooliganlife
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jbm5

Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The best beer stop I have found in St. Louis. If you have the time, the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Sometimes, if you talk a little, there are goodies in the back that they will bring out if you know what you are talking about (Bell's Two Hearted minikeg). I have always found them to be a great resource. Their beer selection is also very good. I have found most things that I am looking for that I can get in St. Louis. I have been turned on to some really good beers by the staff of this place. And when you are done they have some good food too. My only gripe would be that things are a little over priced, but its an organic grocer in a large midwestern city dominated by Anheuser-Busch(...)

01-23-2008 13:57:37 | More by jbm5
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

The Whole Foods store on Brentwood is a regular beer stop for me. The bottles are never out-of-date, dusty, or skunked. A majority of the beers are in the cooler while the bombers, foreign beers, and special beers are on shelves.

Service has never been a problem. Help is usually available to answer any questions.

The selection is healthy but not huge. Domestically, you'll find a wide range of Bell's, Goose Island, Great Divide, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada just to name a few. The selection of Belgians includes Chimay, Rochefort, Duvel, Houblon Chouffe, and St. Bernardus. You'll also find beers from Germany, Canada, and Japan if you so desire.

Prices are on par with others in the St. Louis market.

01-20-2008 05:32:48 | More by Monkeyknife
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udubdawg

Kansas

3.9/5  rDev -2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

Nice store. Good selection of Bells products was the 2nd thing I noted. (The 4-packs of GI Bourbon County Stout were the first)

They've crammed a pretty nice collection of good beer into a small area, so I won't slam the selection - this IS a grocery store after all.
There were even a couple unexpected finds here.

Purchased a BCS, Schalfly Irish Dry Stout, some Bells Third Hearted and too many others to mention. I'll be back.

Prices weren't out of line with what I expected, but I did save a dollar or two on most options by buying them at Lukas. Of course, I had lunch at Whole Foods and bought some baked goods, which were all tasty.

Didn't receive much service, but didn't need much either. What I got was friendly and somewhat helpful.

03-31-2007 21:47:55 | More by udubdawg
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Whole Foods Market in Saint Louis, MO
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