England > Greater London > Putney
Beer Available At Beer Boutique (arranged by most recent)
Fantôme Saison 99, Rochefort Trappistes 6 98, The Kernel Pale Ale Stella Topaz Zeus 85, Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast 99, The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856 99, The Kernel Export Stout London 1890 99, Augustiner Dunkel 82, The Kernel India Pale Ale Motueka Pacific Jade 91, The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin 97, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Chinook 98, Mikkeller Hoppy (Happy) Lovin’ Christmas 97, Beavertown Gamma Ray APA 94, The Kernel Pale Ale Motueka CCC 93, The Kernel India Pale Ale Centennial Columbus 97, Fantôme Black Ghost 94, Ilkley Mary Jane 57, Witkap Pater Singel 86, The Kernel Pale Ale C.S.C.S 91
Scopey (271) Croydon, England | August 22, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I stopped past here for the first time on a hot summer’s day and was immediately disappointed to see some bottles in the shop being drenched in sunlight.... So If I were you I would avoid buying anything from the shelves nearest the window! Excluding this fact I found the rest of the shopping experience pretty good. I thought they had a pretty decent selection (perhaps an improvement according to previous people who visited?), but they are definitely not making the most of the fairly large space. The shop selection is generally separated into German, UK, American and Belgian. Both the UK and Belgian sections had some interesting beer – 3 new Kernel beers for me (this doesn’t happen too often) and 3 different bottles of Fantome being the highlights. About 90% beer is on shelves and they have a small selection in fridges, which I hope they expand. A lot of the beers had a description, which is pretty useful to the general public. Prices were a touch higher than elsewhere, but Beer Boutique is still a decent addition to this area.
Leighton (389) London, England | July 20, 2012| Updated July 26, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
I was a bit underwhelmed by this place. It is exceptionally well organized and neat, but the range could be a lot better, and almost all the beers are priced about £0.30-0.50 more than I would want to pay. (N.b. a beginning beer drinker will certainly find plenty of interesting beers here, from the UK, Belgium and US.) But perhaps the largest drawback of this shop is the exposure to light. The front of the shop is all glass and, on the sunny afternoon I visited, the sun was hitting at least 50% of the stock; the bottles nearest the window or even in the window displays stand no chance. Additionally, the temperature inside the shop was well above what I would be comfortable with for storing beer. I ended up not buying anything (although a Kernel did tempt me) as there was nothing here I couldn’t find at a better price and perhaps in better condition than at other London beer stores. I like their effort but they can improve in some areas.
UPDATE: Apparently whoever runs this place likes to lash out against RateBeer on Twitter. I guess somebody can’t take constructive criticism.
berkshirejohn (136) Bracknell, England | June 25, 2012| Updated July 26, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
A triumph of style of substance in my opinion. The beers are artistically arranged on the shelves, limiting the number available. The lighting is moody, making it hard to read the labels or the minisculey printed descriptions on the shelf edge. The range is tiny compared with what could be stocked in the space available. There are some better and unusual items, and these of course are priced accordingly. I dropped in hoping to scoop some Kernels, as I was passing by, but they only had two. Certainly not somewhere I’d go out of my way to visit.
GeneBilly (1) , England | April 19, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
An amazing shop with a great selection of beers, from Belgian blonds like Westmalle and Rochefort to Double IPA Porters, such as The Kernal and Harviestouns Old Engine Oil. I liked the range, but would love to see more - especially British beers and seasonal ones.
I thought the service was second to none, allowing me time to browse and wander before unleashing a wealth of knowledge and experience on every single beer I asked about.
I was shopping in The Beer Boutique on a late Saturday afternoon, and before I’d even got around the shop once I was welcomed to join the casual, and free, Beer and Food matching. Which apparently happens every Saturday. A half glass of Jenlain Ambree, a French amber beer, matched perfectly with a smooth and creamy Talegio cheese, Genuinely delicious, and FREE!
I left the shop with a couple of bottles of Jenlain, and then went to Valentina’s down the road and bought the cheese. YUM.
I was told that they will be holding more formal, but still intimate, beer & food matching events very soon. I will definitely be getting a ticket for that one, and if you like good beer, you should too.
Ethereal (7) Los Angeles, California | March 4, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Beer shop close to East Putney tube and Putney station. Light and airy with lots of space for when it gets busy. Bottles nicely showcased on chunky wooden shelves and crates. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Decent selection but probably not as wide as Drink of Fulham, especially on the UK side. Also offer online ordering and free delivery to SW15 addresses.
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