Knightly Spirits

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

(407) 854-4989 | map
knightlyspirits.net

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Added by BRoss242 on 02-13-2006

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Reviews:
129
Ratings:
167
pDev:
8.33%
 
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Reviews by alienlifeforcecube:
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4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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Photo of KensWorld
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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 Budlum
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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 chitownfanatic21
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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 tugg407
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mjneal84
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +9.6%
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 -3.7%
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 Bung
4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
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 -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JMFP
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Beer21
4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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

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 suckaj
4.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of noobkid123
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MacSon1982
3.87/5  rDev -15.1%
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 -4.2%
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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Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 167 ratings