Knightly Spirits

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(407) 854-4989 | map
www.knightlyspirits.net

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Added by BRoss242 on 02-13-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
159
Avg:
4.57
pDev:
7.88%
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Reviews by Durge:
Photo of Durge
4.8/5  rDev +5%

Almost couldn't find this place because there are many similar strip mall areas on this road. Look for the one on the left as you're heading south on Hiawassie, right next door to a Quiznos sandwich shop. As other reviewers have pointed out, this place is pretty small but it is well packed with wine and beer goodies (and liquor). The beer selection is mostly in the rear and is pretty well organized, nicely presented. There is an unusually extensive assortment of Belgians and other imports. Speaking to Allen who seems to be the manager (owner?), he admits that they have limited opportunity to bringing in as many domestic micros as he would like, but the micro choices were still very good, Stoudts, Avery, Lost Coast, Dog Fish, Steelhead, Bells, Full Sail, Orange Blossom, Terrapin, and many, many more. Being less familiar and concerned with the imports myself, I won't even begin to try to remember them but there were many exotic varieties and what I would say are less common brands/brewers on hand, a large wall full. The shelves are stacked high and stand pretty close together (thin aisles) so searching some of the lower shelves is diffcult to see without much space to bend down and look, but it's doable. Some beers, particularly the domestics, appear to be only available in the cooler. I also noticed that quite a few beers showed up in multiple places so while the volume and variety are undeniably impressive, it is slightly deceptive. But no complaints. Allen is a young and knowledgeable seller. He and another staffer were quick to offer help and certainly responded when sought out. A lot of single bottle beers were available but these were mostly higher priced imports and bombers (of course). They don't encourage breaking up six-packs but, when asked, Allen agreed to let me select some singles out of six-packs and ultimately made some suggestions to help me put together some assorted collections at a reasonable price. They sell some beer glassware. I also got a bunch of beer newspapers thrown in and suggestions for the best beer bars in Orlando. A great stop. See for yourself.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tugg407
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mjneal84
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Awesome beer selection! US and International both!!

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Photo of Mrgoblin
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

best selection between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando close to disney

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.39/5  rDev -3.9%
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 Bung
4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Had some vintage stuff sitting around as well.

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Photo of Rodosman
4.4/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JohnParadee
4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Beer21
4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ricoslim
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of richobrien
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
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 suckaj
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of InspectorBob
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of noobkid123
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MacSon1982
3.87/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

If you could visit central Florida and can only make on beer stop, this is the place. This is the best we have, besides Total Wine.

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Photo of RexKramer
4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +1.5%
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 -2.8%
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 alienlifeforcecube
4.22/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.62/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Jasonchair
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Macsimus
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4/5  rDev -12.5%

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 baybum
5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL
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