Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

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Beers At Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

Exmoor Gold Export5.5%8/25/2016
Arkells Hoperation IPA4.5%8/25/2016
Plain Ales Incognito4.8%8/25/2016
Bridgehouse Cherry Choc Stout6%8/25/2016
Deschutes Black Butte Porter5.2%8/25/2016
Gigantic Ginormous8.8%8/24/2016
Brewski / B. Nektar Stuntman Toad10.9%8/24/2016
Deschutes Hop Slice Session IPA4.5%8/24/2016
Goose Eye Chinook Blonde4.2%8/24/2016
RCH Pitchfork 4.3%8/24/2016
Epic Imperial IPA9.4%8/23/2016
Rogue Cold Brew IPA6.9%8/22/2016
North Peak Diabolical IPA6.66%8/22/2016
Gillow Knicker Dropper 6%8/21/2016
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez4.5%8/21/2016
Port City Derecho Common4.8%8/21/2016
Battledown Gin House4%8/21/2016
Outstanding 3.93.9%8/21/2016
J.W. Lees Cyclhops4.5%8/21/2016
Hopshackle Hoptane3.8%8/21/2016
Grey Trees Diggers Gold4%8/21/2016
Crouch Vale The Golden Duck3.8%8/21/2016
North Riding (East Ayton) Citra Pale4.5%8/21/2016
Norfolk Brewhouse Moon Gazer Dark Mild4.9%8/21/2016
Great Western Whakapapa4.2%8/21/2016
Fullerís Vintage Ale 20168.5%8/21/2016
Bartestree Firstcuckoo Cider - Medium 4%8/21/2016
Padstow KoríDorgel4%8/21/2016
Firebrick Pagan Queen4%8/21/2016
Culeaze Lodge Lulworth Skipper Cider6.5%8/21/2016
Santiam Daydream Tropical IPA6.5%8/21/2016
Chama River Sleeping Dog Stout6%8/21/2016
Pizza Port 3rd Anniversary IPA - Bressi Ranch7%8/21/2016
Strathaven Summer Glow3.9%8/21/2016
Noble Ale Works Galaxy Showers8.8%8/21/2016
Yates Solway 4 Hop4.3%8/21/2016
Grimm Brothers Fearless Youth5.2%8/21/2016
RiverWalk Uncle Bobís Bitter4.5%8/21/2016
BridgePort Cream Ale4.8%8/21/2016
Quarter Celtic Quarter Pounder Porter 6.25%8/21/2016
Ironfire Raw Dog IPA - Grapefruit Zest8.5%8/21/2016
Throwback Cheek Squeezer (Tart Cherry)4.9%8/21/2016
Moat Mountain Iron Mike Pale Ale5.6%8/21/2016
Sierra Nevada 11.5įPlato4.5%8/21/2016
Stone Ghost Gose Gadget4.1%8/21/2016
Taos Mesa Mosaic IPA6.8%8/21/2016
Aeronaut Toasted Brown Ale5%8/21/2016
Magpie Seven For a Secret Never to Be Told5.8%8/21/2016
Zoiglhaus Ramona Red Ale6.5%8/21/2016
Wiens Far Post Brown 5%8/21/2016
St. Austell Underdog3.5%8/21/2016
Everards Carnival4.3%8/21/2016
Dancing Duck / Arriva Sapphire4.2%8/21/2016
Abbeydale / Kuhnhenn Hop Smash7.4%8/21/2016
Just a Minute Just in Time4.1%8/21/2016
Leatherbritches Cad4%8/21/2016
Bowness Bay Swan Blonde4%8/21/2016
Wild Weather Black Night3.9%8/21/2016
Flying Monk Birdman4.7%8/21/2016
Cerne Abbas Tiger Tom Ruby Mild4.4%8/21/2016
Clearwater Submariner4.2%8/21/2016
Pontymeddyg Pandemig6%8/21/2016
Great Newsome Holderness Dark3.4%8/21/2016
Moonís Farmhouse Cider6%8/21/2016
St. Austell Mena Dhu4.5%8/21/2016
Milton Minerva4.6%8/21/2016
Old Monty Happy Medium7.4%8/21/2016
St. Austell Italian Job5%8/21/2016
Cheddar Bedstraw4.4%8/21/2016
Burton Bridge Draught Burton Ale4.8%8/21/2016
Flack Manor Romsey Gold4%8/21/2016
Great Oakley Newport Delta4.6%8/21/2016
360į Project Gemini V1.04.3%8/21/2016
Downton Flaming Games4.1%8/21/2016
Clarks Golden Lakes4.1%8/21/2016
Brown Cow Over the Moon Gold4.2%8/21/2016
Brecon Blonde4.1%8/21/2016
Grafters Darker Side of the Moon4.2%8/21/2016
Boss Black5%8/21/2016
Beowulf Folded Cross4.3%8/21/2016
Captain Lawrence Hop Commander6.5%8/20/2016
Tiny Rebel Loki4.5%8/20/2016
Kinver Half Centurion5%8/20/2016
Two Roses Mosaic4%8/20/2016
Ponderosa Rip Saw Red5.3%8/20/2016
Allendale Mosaic4.4%8/20/2016
Karg Staffelsee Gold5.8%8/20/2016
Kent Prohibition APA4.8%8/20/2016
Nexus American IPA6.8%8/20/2016
Buoy IPA7.5%8/20/2016
Cambridge / Mystic Into the Mild4.2%8/20/2016
Loch Lomond Southern Summit4%8/20/2016
Toccalmatto Miss Molly 6.5%8/20/2016
Tiny Rebel Hank4%8/20/2016
Tiny Rebel Juicy4.8%8/20/2016
Hawkshead NZPA6%8/20/2016
Coniston Bluebird Bitter (Cask)3.6%8/20/2016
Whim Flower Power5.3%8/20/2016
Black Cat Hopsmack4%8/20/2016
Rebellion Agincourt4.2%8/20/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (533) London, England | August 16, 2016
Itís a big hall that once a year has lots of beers in it. The range of UK beers can be a bit uninspiring for the hard core beer geek. Thereís more interest in the foreign beers (except the Germans which seem to be the same every year). The US casks take a hammering so if you want to try those go on the first two days. All the servers are volunteers so you need to make alowances for that. There are better CAMRA festivals for UK beer range but I always enjoy my visit here.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Martinus  (197) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | October 19, 2015
Visited in 2014

never knew you could rate a festival venue. But, as I think itíd be useful to rate festivals as well as places (after all, a lot of effort is put into making festivals a great experience for the attendants), I will rate my experience here.

It was a pleasure experiencing this epitome of British beer culture. Ever since the episode of the much praised Michael Jackson Iíve been longing to visit one. Brilliant time. Good company, many hundreds of real ales on draught, classic ciders, perries, a good selection of European and American beers as well. Very nicely executed, pretty venue -albeit feeling somewhat on the large side, even with so many visiters inside- with a good offering of classical pub fare and fan paraphernalia. I had a blast!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Desverger  (140) Copenhagen, Denmark | October 1, 2015
Great venue, been a couple of times now, much prefer this to Earls Court where GBBF was hosted on previous visits. Great selection on Cask from across both UK/US and some solid bottles, great they do third pours, always good food options - traditional british and new world, didnít know this is on "places" will make sure to "check in" in 2016 visit :-)
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin  (114) , Belgium | August 14, 2015
Strange that beer festivals can be rated as places here, but anyway: this is the mother of all European beer festivals of course, CAMRA goes to great lengths in organizing a fabulous event lasting for six days. Service is quick and very friendly, everything is perfectly organized, food stalls are even more elaborate now than they were back at Earlís Court and selection is flabbergastering, with all corners of the UK covered. A classic, visited again this week and that will certainly not be the last time. Only small point of criticism I could come up with, is perhaps that more seats should be available, but then it would probably become less pleasurable to stroll through the hall from bar to bar...
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (1070) , England | August 14, 2015
Rating from August 2015 and 3 visits. Nice hall with a huge range if beer. The range could be a little more adventurous on the UK front but the European and US cask list are where itís at. Service can be a little shaky at times but all the staff were friendly. The layout could be improved to get served quicker. Itís a great beer showcase but could be better.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
rlgk  (611) GŲteborg, Sweden | August 14, 2015
Wonderful festival with loads of british caska. American stand is great and s is the Belgian, Czech and german ones. A festivlal i definately dont wanna miss.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82  (119) , England | January 6, 2015
If they stopped over-venting the casks this would be one of the best beer festivals in the country. The selection is only just bigger than Chris Oís house. Only just though. The staff are friendly especially that guy behind the Hogs Back brewery with that Elusive beer. Nice gueuze range. I always get a special from De Molen and something crazy from the US. Great work CAMRA.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau  (300) Asturias, Oviedo, Spain | October 24, 2014
We attended the 2014 edition. Lots of nice beers and little time. A must for any beerlover around the world i think, at least once in a lifetime.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Benzai  (209) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | September 9, 2014
Hah, never knew I could rate a place where a festival is held solely for that reason. Anyway. What can I say: there were 900 different beers! 900!! Had a great time, service was good and pretty quick, lots of different food stands and lots of space though the seats are quite limited. Loved it though!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (553) Utah | August 24, 2014
Great fun, go if you get the chance. Attended GBBF after 4 days of RBESG 2014. Of course make sure you meet up with the RateBeer crew to get the maximum amount of samples, a great group of people!
GABF could learn something from this event. Bought my tickets a few days before the event. Zero lines for entry, glasses, programs, buying beer and food. This is the way it should be.

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