France 44 Wines & Spirits

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

32 Reviews
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
france44.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
68
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by brewdoc75:
Photo of brewdoc75
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%

I stopped by this place a couple weeks ago as it was one of the few places that was carrying the new Flat Earth beer. I was in a hurry during my first visit but was impressed so I decided to take another trip back there today. They have a pretty nice set up for beer enthusiasts here. They have seperated the foreign and domestics. The domestics are in a walk-in fridge. Macros line the walls, and the micros are in the center. The best thing about this place is that the beers are organized in alphabetical order by brewer. They start with Abita and Anchor beers and end with Summit. The have a pretty good selection of domestic craft brews. One of the most impressive is their vast Bells selection. They also have a lot of local brews. They have a bunch of Tyrennia beers as well as some New Holland beers. They have a lot of Colorado beers as well. There is a nice selection of Rogue singles and 6-packs. Its hard to summarize all the craft brews here, but in essence there are a lot when compared to most liquor stores in the Twin Cities. The imported beer selection is less exciting. Of course they have Samuel Smith and some other English favourites, but their imported selection isn't really much better than some other run of the mill liquor stores. They have a rack of Belgians, as well as some that are cold, but it is only slightly above average when compared to some other Twin Cities liquor stores. My biggest complaint about this place is that their prices are a little higher than most other liquor stores in town. Despite all this, I'll probably be coming back here in the future when I'm looking for certain craft brews.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cadaugherty
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of millelacsmark
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dheldman
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of chazmcbro
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.86/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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France 44 Wines & Spirits in Minneapolis, MN
4.19 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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