France 44 Wines & Spirits

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France 44 Wines & SpiritsFrance 44 Wines & Spirits
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

4351 France Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55410-1371
United States

(612) 925-3252 | map
www.france44.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
67
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.61%
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Reviews by DrDoitchbig:
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4.6/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This review is based on my experiences ordering beer from France 44's website.

This was my first time ordering anything from the internet. It was their selection that made me finally bite. To my knowledge this is the only place you can order Surly online. I personally ordered a 4-pack each of Wet, Furious and Cynic Ale. They basically carry every Surly selection that's available. In addition to that they have Odell, Deschutes, Boulevard and few others that I can't get in Michigan.

I'll tie the service and quality into one here. I placed my order on Halloween which was a Monday. The promptly had my order shipped the next day and I received it on Friday, November 4th. You can't really ask for any better than that with ground shipping. Here's what secured me as a repeat customer. As I said I received the package on 11/4. My 4-pack of Surly Wet was canned the day I placed the order. I can't even get Bell's that fresh! In addition to this the Furious and Cynic Ale were less than a month old.

Their prices seemed to be very reasonable to me. A couple things here and there were maybe a dollar or two more expensive then I would expect but this is balanced out by their shipping costs. There is basically no mark up on the shipping, no packaging/handling costs either. I would not hesitate to place another order with France 44.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cadaugherty
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of millelacsmark
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dheldman
3.68/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of chazmcbro
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Super clean, well organized store. Two things I noticed that made me feel good about shopping here were that 95% of the beer is kept in coolers, and things that were close to their "best by" date were marked down. This lets me know that they care about the beer having the best possible representation under their control. The other thing I liked was the staff recommendation tags. I have no idea who any of those people are, let alone know their palates, but if they're well organized and care about the beer as previously mentioned, I'm going to trust the staff is well educated on what they're recommending as well. Overall a very pleasant and comfortable shopping experience.

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Photo of jera1350
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mmulebarn
4.43/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Frumious_Bandersnatch
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tgates
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Norseman
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Irishace9
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of seanmegrey01
4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rockernino
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of AnalogErik
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of pat61
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%

Their selection is good and they keep about 90% of their beer refrigerated which helps prevent stale beer. They also have a wonderful little cheese shop where you can get a baguette and some epoisses to go with your beer.

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France 44 Wines & Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
93 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.
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