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:
133
Ratings:
171
pDev:
8.33%
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Reviews by brentk56:
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brentk56 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.6%

This place deserves far more recognition that it gets on BA.

I have been to Brawley's, Vintage Cellar, Green's and many of the other top rated places in the mid-Atlantic and southeast and this store has, bar none, the broadest selection of Belgians I have seen by a factor of about 3:1. Just incredible.

Jason is passionate and extremely knowledgeable and is working to make the place even better. He carries about 900 beers, which is an awesome number of SKUs to manage, and also has a number of rare wines and liquors.

The selection of English beers is OK and the German lineup is rather limited, but those are quibbles. This is the place to come for Belgian and Belgian style beers.

Jason's main frustration is his inability to get many of the US craft beers that don't distribute in Florida but he expects that situation to improve as more of them are coming into the market.

In summary, this place should get a bold star on the beer map of any BA. It certainly makes a great excuse for a trip to Disney!

Mar 03, 2006
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mgundy32 from Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Checked out while on vacation based on the reviews here. This place is awesome. Beers everywhere, every format. They let you break down pretty much anything into singles which is great when traveling and wanting to try a bunch of local/regional stuff. The selection was great. I found some fun stuff to take back with me including a few hard to find bottles. Be a bit careful checking dates on some stuff as they did have a few 6+ month old NEIPAs. Staff was very friendly and helpful, chatted with me about some of my local places as well as making recommendations. Great bottle shop. I'll definitely come back when back in town.

Oct 05, 2019
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Mtn from Texas

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.

May 15, 2019
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Ocalafox from Florida

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.

Feb 26, 2019
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

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.

Nov 18, 2018
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KensWorld from Florida

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

Aug 19, 2018
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CrafTeeBeer from Florida

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.

Jun 21, 2018
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Budlum from Maryland

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

Jun 04, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

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.

May 12, 2018
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

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.

Aug 25, 2017
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chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska

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

Feb 20, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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).

Jan 04, 2017
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OffallyGood from District of Columbia

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.

Oct 03, 2016
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tugg407 from Florida

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

Apr 18, 2016
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Lare453 from Florida

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

Apr 15, 2016
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mjneal84 from Florida

4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Awesome beer selection! US and International both!!

Apr 01, 2016
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Mrgoblin from Canada

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

best selection between Fort Lauderdale and Orlando close to disney

Mar 05, 2016
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

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.

Feb 13, 2016
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Bung from Michigan

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.

Jan 15, 2016
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Rodosman from Pennsylvania

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

Dec 29, 2015
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JMFP from Delaware

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

Dec 26, 2015
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Beer21 from Florida

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

Sep 27, 2015
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ricoslim from Florida

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

Sep 17, 2015
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richobrien from California

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.

Sep 08, 2015
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suckaj from Florida

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

Jul 08, 2015
Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 171 ratings