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Lee's Apple TreeLee's Apple Tree

Type: Store

312 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231
United States

(718) 624-7581 | map

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Added by r0nyn on 12-06-2010

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3.35/5  rDev n/a

A tiny, tiny Asian supermarket in the middle of Brooklyn, Lee's Apple Tree doesn't look like much from the outside. But look hard enough and you'll find some good brews hiding in the coolers.

It cannot be overstated how small this place is. The shelves are literally inches from each other and are packed to the brim with grocery items, so it's hard to even move around in there. On the left hand side there's a row of coolers that house the beer, so interested BAs need to head there.

Quality is fairly good, as most of the beer is kept cold and out of direct light. Some older bombers in the mini-fridge, but nothing dealbreaking. Selection is really above average for the area, with quite a few craft breweries represented, including Stone (a '09 IRS? yes please), Chimay, Weihenstephaner, Hofbrau and quite a few more. Not what I expected a teeny little grocery to have, so I was pleasantly surprised.

Service is pretty average. Not sure if any of the ladies there spoke English, but they were pleasant enough even as I bought my beer. Didn't think I was going to be holding a discussion with them about the finer points of hops, anyway.

Pricing is reasonable for what's available in the area. Nothing is too expensive and the sixers seem a bit cheaper than normal, so that's a good thing.

Overall, something of a welcome surprise during my travels in Brooklyn. Wouldn't really expect a store like this to have good craft beer, but that's why you don't judge a book by its cover.

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

8 and a half cooler doors worth of beer: 1 with big bottles, 1 with singles and big cans (mainly mainstream stuff), and the rest is six-packs. I was not impressed, nor did I think the prices were great - but at least they weren't out of line! I would call this an excellent stop for basics (Unibroue, Anchor, etc.) if you're just grabbing a large bottle or two or a six-pack for a party or whatever. If you're looking for more interesting stuff head a little bit north to the American Beer Distributing Company, or Stinky Brklyn a block over from there on Smith Street.

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Lee's Apple Tree in Brooklyn, NY
3.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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