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Beer Available At Kris Wines (arranged by most recent)
Nils Oscar Rökporter 93, The Kernel India Pale Ale Ella Citra Apollo Simcoe , Siren Americano 97, Weird Beard / Electric Nurse Bearded Nurse 93, Siren / Prairie Artisan Ales Ratchet 91, Thornbridge Wild Raven 98, Runaway Pale Ale , Scheyern Kloster Doppelbock Dunkel 91, Siren White Tips 93, The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Citra US 366 97, Saison Dupont Biologique 92, To Øl Liquid Confidence / Confidential 99, Ticketybrew Munich , Little Beer Little Wild 47, Siren / Evil Twin Even More Jesus VIII 98, De Molen Tsarina Esra Imperial Porter 100, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Simcoe 96, Moor Illusion 97, Tyris VIPA Cerveza Artesanal 47, Harviestoun Broken Dial 72
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Leighton (618) London, England | October 3, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
I’ll say it: best bottle shop in London. To start, the selection is outstanding. Lots of British stuff, plenty of Belgian, a whole wall of German, and lots of American. (There are plenty of other countries in there, too.) The American selection was quite impressive. There was stuff in here I couldn’t even buy when I lived in New York City! Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, Odell, and Big Sky are in there, to name a few. (None of these beers are distributed in New York.) The shop itself is tiny but the space is utilized to the max. Thankfully, while I was in there there was never more than one other customer. It could get cramped very quickly, I think. And what I liked the most was that all the bottles were labled with the price. (This is not the case at Utobeer.) And the prices are better than decent. Some real bargains can be found, but for the most part the prices are fair. Sure, Kris Wines is a bit outside the city center, but there is a bus stop right nearby, and the walk from Euston Station is only about 30 minutes. I can’t wait to go back.
Note well: there are two guys who usually work here: Kris and another fella. Kris speaks perfect English and is very helpful. The other guy’s English is minimal.
Fin (545) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 31, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
We visited here on Sunday 31st March 2013, we walked from the Southampton Arms which took about 15-20 mins. This is a very impressive beer store with a huge range of really interesting beers. I am a very regularly to be found in ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores at Goring, probably at least once a month, it is also v.impressive, though I think that on overall selection and price in particular this place wins. I picked up some really interesting beers and was v.pleased that I didn’t have to shell out an arm and a leg. This is a nice place, quite how they cram all of the beer in is beyond me (bit like Jacks on that front) If even remotely close to the area I think I would make a point of coming here, really impressed with this place.
pivnizub (468) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | September 23, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Superb little drinks-market in the middle of nowhere; great selection of british beers plus a nice range of the usual suspects from Denmark and the US. Worth the walk from Kentish Town!
Rune (404) Tromsø, Norway | November 22, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
700 bottles – yes, I really can believe the number after having been to the shop and walked through the tight passages between the shelves. The shop displays a fine selection of beers from interesting American, Belgian, German, Scandinavian, Dutch etc. breweries. They are all very well arranged and lined up. Most impressive is the selection on British, and especially, London microbreweries. Easily the best beer bottle shop I have been to so far. Smiling and friendly service. Btw, thanks for the umbrella! (visited, 06.11.2012).
Scopey (403) Croydon, England | May 3, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant beer shop in north London. One of the best, if not the best in London. Awesome selection of UK, Belgian, Danish, Dutch, American, German.....beers. They have a lot of stuff here you just can’t get elsewhere, in particular the lambic selection is really good. Smallish place, stuffed full of beer - classic Aladdin’s cave. It’s just a shame I live in south London......
jackl (403) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 1, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
The best beer shop in London, hands down. The location is a little strange, tucked in a corner of Camden/Islington that’s not too-well traveled (by me, at least). The store is small and pokey, half of it devoted to wine. The beers are organized roughly by country The UK options are quite good, lots of Kernel, Marble, rare Brewdogs, interesting Scottish beers, some smaller southern micros. The American options are interesting - Bruery, Lost Abbey, Clown Shoes, Maine Beer, Rogue etc. There’s also plenty of Mikkeller, De Molen, De Struise, Nogne and many others available. The last time I visited, the shop had a number of different Cantillon offerings. Kris is very helpful, and always happy to make suggestions. The prices are the best in the city for the quality on offer. Overall, highly recommended.
gunnar (347) Sandnes, Norway | January 17, 2014
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Very small store, big selection, minor in service. I took my time in here, and searched the shelves for the better part of a halfhour, without any questions from the man behind the counter, and when i asked him a question, he woulld know just as much as Manuel from Fawlty Towers.
HenrikSoegaard (317) Randers, Denmark | March 18, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great shop near Camden Market. Busses go direct. Cosey shop. Great service. Kris knows his stuff. Fantastic selection. Overseas, danish, american, rare germans and tons of realy nice bristih beers. Cheap too. This is the place to go in London.
downender (303) Bristol, England | December 27, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Big selection of beers, with a very wide range available from London brewers, most of which at very good prices. Service was pretty laid back, but it was easy to find what I was looking for. A good bottle shop.
JohnRMurdoch (301) Glasgow, Scotland | April 15, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is a real beer hunters treasure trove. A small off licence that probably has the largest & most interesting selection of beers in the United Kingdom at reasonable prices. Only downside is that that guy behind the till did not appear to be able to speak English & therefore wasn’t much help.
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