United States > Ohio > Cincinnati
b3shine (281) Indiana | July 9, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty much a standard Trader Joe’s. An okay selection for a grocery store focused on food.
Drjohnrock (27) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 11, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Busy suburban strip mall location. Somewhat small but decent selection of good standards from Great Lakes,Sierra Nevada, Samuel Smith, etc., plus a number of okay to quite decent beers brewed for TJ’s by other brewers (avoid the Gordon Biersch stuff). The house beers are a good value, and when I was there recently that had broken some six packs open to offer single bottles at prices as good or better than other other bottle shops that offer singles. I wish they varied/rotated some of their selections a bit more often but it’s still a worthwhile stop if you’re in the area.
Chudwick (152) Cincyucky, Kentucky | May 6, 2012
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 7/20
I had read the reviews of how small the selection was and still I was disappointed. WOW, what a small selection albeit 100% non-macro. Also disappointed that they didn’t have the trader Joe’s vintage ales. On the bright side I got a great deal on seven average beers I’ve never had before. If I go back its for the fresh produce and inexpensive wine not the beer.
matthewjk (13) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 20, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been here a ba’jillion times and their beer selection will not be the highlight of your journey. Some decent stuff...the Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 4-pack always cracks me up because I know 90% of the customers have no idea that is one of the better imperial stouts on the market. Likewise, I barely know shit about their more-than-decent wine selection, but I am learning! Come for the food selection and great staff--not so much for the beer.
AguynamedTodd (101) Illinois | October 31, 2011
28 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
Trader Joe’s has very, very little beers to choose from. Very little quality.
I’d rather go to Whole Foods than this place.
AndyReynolds (56) Dayton, Kentucky | July 4, 2011
22 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
NOt much in the way of beer at all. Good wine selection, but this is not ratewine.com. Small nook of beer.
vinobmo (10) Ohio | February 18, 2011
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
I don’t know why, and have no real explanation, just hate any Trader Joes. This one included
verymerrymonk (17) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 16, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Small but good selection of craft beers in an enjoyable grocery store location. Plenty of unique food finds before you reach the far back corner beer area. Some Chimay, Sam Smith, but mostly beers brewed by contract for TJ’s. Not always great finds, but prices are as reasonable as you’ll find most anywhere. Very friendly service.
phaleslu (442) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 9, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Like any other Trader Joe’s, the Cincinnati store (Kenwood) devotes more relative space and effort than other national markets to beer. The beer aisle generally has some interesting stuff, and the selection rotates frequently. A lot of local and regional brews are represented here, so you’ll find plenty of Christian Moerlein, Great Lakes, Hudepohl, and so forth. The house brand beer is generally worth trying out, too. The make-your-own-6 pack feature is nice and I wish more places did this.
shigadeyo (58) Harrison, Ohio | January 7, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This Trader Joe’s is located near the Kenwood Mall where the old Office Max used to be. They have a few (literally) micro and import beers, but the reason to come here is to get their "store brand" beer. Their beers are contract brewed for them by other reputable breweries including Firestone Walker, Goose Island, Unibroue, and others. This beer is generally inexpensive ($5 a 6-pack), but is pretty good - generally better than average. You can also mix and match 6-packs and/or buy singles. In addition to beer, they have a great selection of <$10/bottle wine and port and lots of great food for a good price as well.
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