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Beer Available At Oak Tree Discount Wines and Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale 96, De Ranke Guldenberg 96, Petrus Aged Pale 96, Witkap Pater Dubbel 85, Samuel Adams Verloren 80, Terrapin Side Project Mosaic 96, Half Acre Over Ale 80, Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA 77, B. Nektar Necromangocon 89, Kane Three Hundred Sixty-Five (365) 78, Port Brewing Board Meeting Brown Ale 99, Hoppin Frog Hop Heathen Imperial Black Ale 99, Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout 99, Mikkeller Hop Series Magnum 84, Mikkeller Hop Series Bravo 89, Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale 97, Dupont La BiŤre de Beloeil 95, Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA 39, Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA 99, Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock 99
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rickhall28 (125) Denville, New Jersey | April 15, 2013| Updated April 21, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Well after reading the reviews and seeing all the high ratings for so long I decided it was finally time to check out the Oak Tree. I headed down there on a Sunday afternoon...maybe a 40 min drive from my house. So really...I totally donít get what the big deal is about this place, and I have no idea why it gets such high ratings other than from people who live nearby. I would not go out of my way to frequent this place...but obviously Iíd shop here if I lived very close. The problem is that the selection really isnít that great at all. There is one aisle of US craft beers and maybe a half aisle of import craft beers. Very little here was that special with a few exceptions (nice slection of Mikeller single hop series). The prices were not great...in fact to make the trip not be a total waste of my time I built 2 six packs of 12 oz singles. When they rang them up I noticed the prices varied considerably from $2.29 to $5.49 each with the high end being a 12 oz can of Oscar Blues Ten Fidy. Bottomline...Iíll pay a little extra for something special...nothing really special here. If you want to know how a craft beer store is done right...take a visit to Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars in Booton (see my review on that place). In all fairness...the people at Oak Tree were friendly to me...but for reasons Iíve mentioned I really think this place is greatly overrated as a craft beer store.
ekoerper (37) Iowa | February 2, 2013| Updated April 21, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Prices are reasonable, employees were friendly and offered help, selection of US craft was a bit run-of-the-mill when I stopped in, but still solid. Import selection looked pretty decent. Worth a stop if in the area.
ben4321 (163) Hoboken, New Jersey | November 27, 2012| Updated April 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Just made my first trip to Oak Tree, and I was pretty impressed. Warehouse liquor store feel. 2 Main beers Isles. A nice American beer isle with a pretty good selection. It looked a little picked over today. The foreign section was even nicer looking, with quite a few offerings available. It was pretty empty, and I didnít ask for much help, and I wasnít really offered any either. Prices were fine, but nothing special. This one is definitely one of the top stores in the state.
LinusStick (44) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 15, 2012| Updated April 21, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A decent warehouse full of beer and liquor. Much better than anything Iíve seen in the area. They had a great selection of Belgian and other imported beer that Iíd never heard of so that was nice. One of the employees looked like he didnít trust me as he kept watching me from the end of every isle I walked down. When checked out I asked the guy behind the counter if he could recommend a good beer bar in the area and he said there was one in a hotel but he couldnít remember the name. It was a nice place anyway.
Drake (392) Ivy, Virginia | September 6, 2012| Updated April 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely sought out this place based on its reputation and while it might be a bit overrated it is a nice beer store. The ambience is that of a warehouse. Iím from the South so I go to Total Wines and I thought it was very similar to those... but with a little more dirt and a much better selection. Nice selection of foreign and American beers. The mead and cider selection is very nice and Iím sure Iíve ever seen that much sake in one store. The staff I dealt with were very nice. Prices were solid. Parking is fine. The only complaint I have is that I found a few VERY old beers on the shelf. One IPA was marked drink by March 2011.... 17 months ago! That being said, its worth going out of your way for this one.
lalu (39) Laval, Quebec | February 16, 2012| Updated April 21, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome place to shop for beer.
great selection of American micros and tons of nice import beers.
Friendly staff that know their beer.
mixed 3 6 packs to get a lot of different tasters.
will definitely go back when driving by.
thepeter (22) London, England | November 22, 2011| Updated April 21, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Well, Oaktree is jus tdown the street from my mother in laws house and I go there every time we visit. Bit of a warehouse feel to it but I am buying beer, not a romantic weekend! The guys and ladies there have been great adn very helpful. Very talkative which I like as well. The selection is fantastic, do they have everything, no, But most everything available in NJ. the prices seem to be very fair. Overall, it is one of my favorite beer stores probably second favorite in the US.
SamP01 (3) New Jersey | September 17, 2011| Updated April 21, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A nice and friendly atmosphere. A large selection of imports along the entire back wall. A very good selection of domestics hard to find micros. Staff seems very helpful and depending on who you speak with knowledgeable about the brews. Value wise a bit pricier on some more widely available brews but not too bad. Overall a very good place to by beer.
someviking (13) old bridge, New Jersey | March 20, 2011| Updated April 21, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
great foreign selection which i thought was actually better than the domestics. definately a fair amount of both. really enjoy seeing the singles section. pretty great place but a bit of a drive for myself.
Dfonorow (41) Chicago, Illinois | December 20, 2010| Updated April 21, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly small bottle shop in the middle of northern NJ, but it holds some nice surprises. Probably the best selection in the area for any type of craft beer including some pretty hard to find imports such as rarer mikkeller. Service is adequate but you usually have to ask for help if you need any, but they are very knowledgeable. Prices are a tad high but its to be expected considering the selection and location.
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