Knightly Spirits

Knightly SpiritsKnightly Spirits
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Store

12975 S Orange Blossom Trl
Orlando, Florida, 32837-6592
United States

(407) 854-4989 | map
knightlyspirits.net

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.56
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
170
pDev:
8.33%
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Reviews: 132 | Ratings: 170
Photo of Mtn
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Travelled here on vacation. Friendly vibe, all the std local beers, great service, and fantastic selection of local limited stuff as well as hard to find beers from outside of FL. Lots of stuff I can't get in TX. I'll definitely go back when in Oralndo area.

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Photo of Ocalafox
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

We hit Orlando almost monthly if mot more for work or Disney, never ventured to Knightly until a few months back. Huge bottle selection and the staff is great. The first time we checked out the guy (maybe owner) was pouring samples of Hill Farmstead, I was so dazed I didn't ask if they had it for sale.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nice store with amazing selection of beers in a small space. Individual stocking was very helpful with suggestions. I liked the fact that ALL beers (four packs, etc.) could be purchased individually. Purchased a Funky Buddha Morning Wood and several stellar local beers to include Edmunds Oast and Hidden Springs Ale Works.

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Photo of CrafTeeBeer
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

The Orange Blossom Trail location is my Go-To bottle shop. Granted it is fairly close so that adds to the rating, but the selection is amazing compared to any other location in southern Orlando. Don't let the fact that it appears (and maybe it is) small and it is in a strip mall fool you. If you are a craft beer enthusiasts you will find some amazing choices from breweries near and far.

The staff is helpful and friendly. They know their beer so don't be afraid to ask for suggestions. Some of the best beers I have had I may never have tried if not for them suggesting them.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Great selection in a place found in a random strip mall. If you are taking FL-471 back to the airport, this is a pretty good stop. Best selection I'd seen in all of Orlando, though over only a 3 day visit. Tons of beer that the Total Wines and ABCs do not stock in town. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

An excellent store with an exceptional selection of local, regional, US, European, even some lambics and guezue. The staff were super helpful, looking through stock not already on the shelves to find me what I was looking for. Looks like your standard strip mall liquor store from the street and inside it gives off the same vibe, but there is a good isle and a half of beer, including a full side of cold beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

In Orlando there's really not a lot of choice for packaged beer. I'll advise against ABC as some of their stores really have nothing, and go with Total Wine & More as a solid choice for local beers and what not. Beyond that, however, there's really only one choice, and that's Knightly Spirits.

It's in a strip mall just like everything else in Orlando, and it doesn't look like much from the outside. Nor does it look that much better once you enter, but when you get back to the beer selection you'd better brace yourself. There are stacks of cases of beers from the likes of Prairie Artisan, Saint Somewhere, Stillwater, Crooked Stave, Green Bench, and more. There are beers you've probably never seen from countries like Denmark (not Mikkeler!), Belgium, and Spain; as well as special releases from multiple countries including Britain; and even vintage beers (which I don't think are over-priced). In the cold section you've got a great selection of local beers including the highly popular Funky Buddha, as well as Crooked Can, J Dubs, Due South, Cigar City/Brew Bus, MIA, Coppertail, Central 28 and more.

If you can't find something you want here there are only two possibilities: you either don't really like beer, or you're mentally damaged. And if you need help finding something you don't even really have to ask, someone will surely ask you. I've received excellent recommendations on both things to buy and things to avoid, and you don't normally find that.

One thing to watch out for however is that some of the beer is old. For many beers that doesn't matter (mostly everything from Crooked Stave for example), but for others it's quite important so always check. It might be due to buying in large quantities, or that some of the stock doesn't get rotated or sell as well (they are certainly busy handling the items that do sell quick, like Funky Buddha).

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Photo of OffallyGood
4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Great place! I didn't see an issue with the age of IPAs. Would probably say the exact opposite of others - Jai Alai and Sunshine City less than 3 weeks old. (Compare to the Whole Foods by the theme parks with 2 month old Jai Alai). So many sours and Belgian brews. Good selection of local breweries. Definitely wouldn't have expected this type of selection when I walked in. Go out of your way. Highly recommend.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Stopped in on way back from Disney. Really big selection of brews I can't get at home, so was able to grab a few nice brews by Cigar City, Funky Buddha, Dogfish and Sixpoint. Service was friendly and helpful. Biggest plus is that you can buy singles of anything. The only negative really is that there were some very old brews throughout, like 6-8 month old IPAs front and center in the cooler, had to check dates on everything.

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Photo of richobrien
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Really nice selection of craft beers in smaller format and bombers. Staff was very helpful when I went in. Was looking for a specific bottle. They didn't have it in stock but offered to call to their other locations for me, more than a lot of places would typically do.

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Photo of RexKramer
4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Worth the short drive if you're staying in the Sea World area (and maybe beyond). Kind of a tight space, but they manage to pack a whole lot into the area. They seem to have stuff packed in every nook and cranny of the place, so make sure to take some time to poke around. Nice selection of import and domestic bombers as well as a better than average selection of cold micros. They allow any of the cold stuff to be sold as a single bottle as well, so you can mix and match to try a bunch of stuff. I was quite pleased that they had Crooked Stave.

I've tried a number of places around, and they all have had some nice selections. This place tops them all in the Sea World area.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I can see why this is one of the more highly regarded bottle shops in the Orlando area. The selection was above average and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable (I think the dude I talked to may have been the owner). I was on a tight time constraint when I went in and grabbed a couple nice things, but I think if I would have had more time (and money) to really go through everything with a fine tooth comb, I would have probably found even more gems. Recommended.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

If you're going with family on a magical Disney adventure, then I recommend you stop in for provisions. You will need alcohol after hours in line and overpriced meals. I visited the location at Blossom Trail. Truth be told, I could have dropped a Disney amount of cash at this place. I guess it's a good they only offer baskets, rather than carts. The staff on hand was friendly enough. The beer selection is fantastic, but quite chaotic. Organization was not a strong point. I found boxes of Barrel Aged Bigfoot sitting in one aisle. I was happy to grab one, as this would have been a pain in the ass to obtain at home. That's really just one example, so my advice is to really scrounge around. There are many hidden treasures. Another nice feature is the ability to buy singles of just about everything. This made it easy to sample many of the local and regional options. The limited bombers from Cigar City are behind the counter. In conclusion, I would certainly recommend giving this liquor store your patronage.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4/5  rDev -12.3%

this place has great selection. I would venture to say if it's sold in Florida they probably stock it. That being said they did not have anything mind boggling either. Which made me wonder with what they had and the amount in which they had it do they hold back the good stuff to regulars? The reason I think this is because from what their purchasing power appears to be you would think they get a lot of the limited releases too, yet there was really not any rare beers for sale.

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Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

HOLY GRAIL of liquor stores in Orlando. With a wider selection of goodies then Total Wine without talking allocation. Backers of the Campeador Series for Cigar City.

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Photo of Mangbus
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Not many places get the selection that these guys do. They buy the best. Each time I have been here, I always find something on my want list. The staff is helpful and the prices are in line with other local shops. I drive past at least 4 other bottle shops to go here.

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Photo of RMentair
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

I visited last week to stock up on IPAs for my weeklong stay in town. The store has a great selection of bombers as well as 6-packs, which you can break up. Belgians are well represented, as are American crafts. Most bombers are out on the shelves, while craft 6-packs can be found both on shelves and in the open cooler. I bought a bunch of cans of Ballast Point, Oskar Blues, SN Torpedo, Sixpoint, Bell's and Cigar City to take back with me on the plane, and got three mixed 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles (including Headhunter, Hoptimum, West Coast IPA, Double Simcoe, Hop Devil, Burton Baton and 2XIPA) for drinking during the week. Staff is very knowledgeable and not in-your-face. I will definitely be going back next time I'm in Orlando!

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Owner was very nice an knowledgeable. Great "Florida local" selection as well as diverse International beers/styles. Don't be misled by small strip mall location!

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Photo of wesbourne
4.01/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great local bottle shop, always has rare finds even with most of the locals knowing about this gem. The owners / employees know exactly what you're asking for when searching for rare beers, while still catering to the masses as well. It's a bit of a hike from downtown, but perfect for those visiting the attractions as it's right off 417 from the airport.

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Photo of gillagorilla
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was here about a year ago when I was in Florida.

A: It's a beer store. Nothing fancy, just a bunch of finely packed in beers with all of the six-pack stuff in either door fridges or open-air ones.

Q: They had a big selection of very quality brews from all over the world. Not the most fancy store, but they had some rare stuff.

S: I'm of the mind of only wanting help when I ask for it. When I got to the counter to pay, I had a few questions and asked about some beers, but this was mostly because I was from out-of-state and was wondering about a few things that I didn't see myself there.

S: Excellent selection, especially compared to the ABC stores, Total Wine and Whole Foods that I visited while also down there on vacation. It was the only time I've seen Xyauyu bottle anywhere for God's sake.

V: I don't really have much to compare them with due to it being the only independent bottle shop that I had visited. The prices seemed similar to MD, but I hear we are a pretty expensive state for alcohol, so that might not be good for them. I can say that some of the bombers seemed quite expensive, like the Hoppin' Frog stuff, but I hear that is always expensive.

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Photo of basto
5/5  rDev +9.6%

These guys are awesome! Nice large refrigerated case and a huge selection of belgians. If you want to get the Cigar City seasonals/special releases you often have to get them as they are coming of the truck because they go fast.

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Photo of DaveOrlowski
2.97/5  rDev -34.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3

I visited the Knightly Spirits Of Williamsburg today while on a work trip to orlando. I was excited to find fresh Jai Alai, and some nice Terrapin beers! I was not so excited about the guy working the counter. He seemed to have a chip on his shoulder and got upset when I asked simple questions about the freshness of a beer or even to get an itemized receipt. Maybe he was just having a bad day but it made for an awkward moment as I payed for my beer. Will look forward to driving to the main store later this week and will update! Cheers!

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Photo of mverity
3.8/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Nice big store, with two full aisles of beer. They had all the standards and plenty of goodies for the serious beer geeks. I had to set a limit for myself to only what I could physically carry in my hands so I wouldn't spend too much. They carry everything from pales, to sours, to stouts, and everything in between.

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Photo of Matthewpakula
3.64/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Place had a decent selection, but could use a well needed expansion. There were a lot of beers from Cigar City which is great, but prices were a little high for the quality of beer you are getting. You can get better beer at a cheaper price up North. The service at the shop was great and I couldn't ask for more in that regard. Expand the beer selection and this place will earn a higher mark in my book.

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Photo of BeboThoughts
4.88/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped by right from the airport on our trip to Orlando/Kissimmee. Huge selection of belgians, Mikkeller, some Jester King, Grassroots, all of the current Cigar City cans. Guy working there was really cool, nice recommendations on beers and cigar stores to try while in the area.

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Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 170 ratings