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Beer Available At Royal Liquors - 103rd St (arranged by most recent)
Founders Black Rye 98, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Imperial Stout X with Coffee 98, Hitachino Nest XH 97, Abita Bourbon Street Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 96, Urban Chestnut Oackkatzlschwoaf 73, Evil Twin Yin & Yang 99, Boulevard Last Splash Wet Hopped Pale Ale 85, Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout 99, 4 Hands Ca$h Mony 94, Delirium Nocturnum 94, Samuel Smiths Imperial Stout 99, Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter 98, Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, New Belgium La Folie 100, Evil Twin Auld Yin 99, Perennial La Boheme Kriek 98, Nebraska India Pale Ale (2011- ) 96, Stone Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98
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heemer77 (214) Urbandale, Iowa | August 25, 2008| Updated March 19, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in again. The selection is improving and getting cleaner. The prices still seem a little high. A good store. Stopped in here recently and I was able to get a lot of new brews. However, I was hacked off because most of the new brews I bought, I could have purchased at Lukas for $1-2 less each. Good selection for KC, lots of the beer is exposed to light from the windows. Lots of stuff is in the coolers. Worth a visit, but I will hit Lukas first next time to save some money.
Gregis (24) Shawnee, Kansas | April 12, 2008| Updated May 7, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
If you already know beer, then this can be a solid place to stop on your way through town. The service that Iíve received here since Chris left has ranged from mediocre to indifferent. Donít expect anyone, especially the folks behind the counter to know jack about their inventory. A stoneís throw from I-435 and complete with gas pumps, I stop here at least once every few weeks to gas-up and see whatís new. As others have said, they have a solid selection, but lighting isnít really beer friendly and some selections may be past their prime. So, keep those things in mind and check best by dates when appropriate. If youíre looking for lambics, sours or other brews from Europe, Iíve seen a few things here that even Lukas doesnít carry. I always make a point of checking the mix-a-six section for anything new or noteworthy. Occasionally Iíve found singles of brews that Iíve never seen sold as singles or mix-a-sixers elsewhere.
***Update***Whoever has taken over the beer section at Royal deserves a pat-on-the-back.
slapknot (2) Safety Harbor, Florida | April 21, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
While on a cross country road trip headed west I pulled off the highway to check my maps and rest my weary eyes from the road. Coming off the highway I parked hastily and found myself outside of Royal Liquors--"Letís see what the state of Bud has to offer" I thought. To my surprise I found Royal Liquors to carry a stellar collection of brews, both local and international. Although I cannot compare this store to other Kansas City stores, Royal Liquor does an exceptional job of promoting beer and sorting the shelves according to style. Most of this can be attributed to Chris, who is a superior and patient beer manager. He got me on my way for the long haul, Thanks Chris!
theisti (580) Leawood, Kansas | December 20, 2006| Updated September 8, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great selection for the shelf size they have. If you have questions, make sure the beer manager, Chris, helps you out. Service is a 10 when he is involved, about a 2 otherwise. In addition to really knowing his stuff, he is a genuinely nice guy and very passionate about beer. Would score higher if it wasnít in a gas station, but wadda ya goin do.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
KUEric (119) Washington, Washington DC | June 3, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A very good selection, perhaps the best Iíve seen in KC,Mo. Quite a bit of Asian, E European, German Belgium, and British beers that arenít commonly found. When I was in there were at least a dozen ínew to royalí signs, in addition to the RateBeer shelf tags, which is very nice. Service was little to nonexistant when I was in, but just fine. Iíd be a little concerned about older stock, but it seems that way at most stores, even the really good ones.
PhillyBeer2112 (67) Oviedo, Florida | January 1, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A very good selection, some nice lambics, trappists and abbeys, eastern european, and a fair amount of US micros. Also very cheap! The place isnít very nicely laid out though, its kinda sprawling with a maze of aisles. Staff was decently helpful - there was a guy in the beer aisle who knew what he was doing, but I donít think the cashiers knew a thing. Some fair cheeses too. Bonus points for ratebeer shelf tags!
tjthresh (85) Greenfield, Indiana | September 12, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Best selection in KC. Belgians out of the nose. Also a good bit of UK and German brews. The American slection is shotty at best, as is the case for the rest of the city. You can fill up your gas tank too. Must stop.
seamus77 (6) kansas city, Missouri | July 22, 2005| Updated May 15, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
hell, this place has a freakiní amazing selection! new belgians (be still my beating heart) that Iíd never tried before, drie fontienen scheerb?sometiní kriek? de ranke guldenberg, cantillon rose de gambrinus and bruscella 1900 grand cru and also grimbergen double and blonde and hell yes, de proef primitive and ko blond. i picked up a bottle of blaugies la moneuse (sp?) which was amazing to say the least! also had some new french stuff from Thiriez, finally some north coast (rasputin, red seal etc) and breckenridge. overall, iím still moderately impressed. best kc belgian section by far!
Indra (77) Overland Park, Kansas | June 28, 2005| Updated September 20, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Why didnít someone tell me the selection here had increased so dramatically?? This is now just as much of a must-stop if youíre in the KC area as Gomerís on Holmes. TONS of beers you canít find anywhere else in the city, primarily Belgian and British imports. Also, big nostalgia points for this one for being the store we would make beer runs to at 11:30pm on a Sunday, back in the day.
ElGaucho (234) Minnetonka, Minnesota | June 21, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Blowís the socks off Gomerís mid-town in terms of selection. Also, unlike Gomerís, has a mix-a-six section. That section is about the only place in the store to get American micros in single bottles, but at least they have it. I picked up quite a few individual bottles of Schlafly that way. Other random brewers they had available: Otter Creek/Wolaverís, Berghoff, Pyramid, HeBrew, Rogue, Unibroue, Rochefort, Ommegang, Duvel, Czechvar, Tripel Karmeleit, Baltika, etc. Thereís a lot of stuff here. Recommended.
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