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Beer Available At Sainsbury’s (Various locations) (arranged by most recent)
Stella Artois 13, Sheppy’s Vintage Reserve Oak Matured Cider (Bottle) 81, Caledonian Bill’s Beer , Cobra 5, Williams Brothers Hipsway 57, Newcastle Brown Ale 41, St Andrews Crail Ale 36, Guinness Draught 87, Sainsbury’s American Pale Ale 38, McEwan’s Champion 70, Fuller’s ESB (Bottle/Keg) 96, Fuller’s Bengal Lancer 84, Fuller’s 1845 99, Fuller’s Wild River 72, Traditional Scottish Ales Double Espresso Premio Caffé Birra 47, Tiger Beer 6, Sainsburys London Porter 76, Thatchers Gold 28, Batemans English B Bock 43, Little Valley Withens Pale Ale 42
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EdKing (132) London, England | December 14, 2013
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 11/20
So my local is Clapham Sainburys and aside from the annual bottled beer festival they have I pretty rarely buy anything there, as the slection is so unadventurous. The best you can get is Fuller’s 1845 and some Brewdog. The Sainsburys brand craft stuff has been disappointing. I’d certainly like to see them making more effort to be challenging with interesting beers, in a way that Tescos does. I’ll give them xtra points for the festival though.
77ships (104) Antwerpen, Belgium | December 11, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Similar to Carrefour in Belgium in feel. Most of the locations are pretty big with an enjoyable upper-lower-middle-class feel to them. Most carry some bigger UK, none of it particularly thrilling but some of it reasonably solid like basic Fuller’s or W&Y offerings. The pretty big ones have some basic USA offerings like Flying Dog which is cool, seeing basic USA offerings in a supermarket really surprised me due to me being used to the beer selection in Belgium. They also have some more basic BE & basic BrewDog stuff in the big ones. Prices are higher than I am used to but I assume that they are okay for the UK. Not a bad place to stop by to pick up some tick while going to your next place.
Brigadier (252) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 29, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
This review covers all the Sainsbury locations that I visited over the course of my travels. Selection can vary slightly from store to store but in general you can expect to find some more interesting stuff than Carling for a good price. That said if you’ve got even a half decent bottle shop or pub that does takeout you can do much better than a selection of Badger beers, a couple of common Brewdog, and so on. The quality does not quite rival the options at Marks and Spencer; then again the prices are also less as well.
Boudicca (625) London, England | July 12, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Sainsbury’s vary from place to place. The large superstore near us in Labroke Grove has quite an extensive range of beers and it’s always worth checking out their special offers.
(Last visited 12 December 2012).
Fin (497) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | July 9, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
I tend to do most of my weekly shops at Sainsburys as it is just about the most local large supermarket to me and I prefer it to Tesco. The range of beers isn’t great, however if I was new to beer I think that I could pick up at least 8-10 beers that I would be genuinely very pleased with, for example Brewdog Punk IPA, Brewdog Dead Pony Club and also 5am Saint. Then you have one or two decent Fullers beers on offer, occasionally a decent Belgian can be found and with a reasonable selection of Cider you would have to be fairly mean spirited to suggest that the selection is poor because it isn’t, it is pretty much ok. I usually only go there for the odd top up or to pick up some glugging beers, it is never going to be my main beer destination but when compared to the other big supermarket chains, such as Asda or Tesco it wins hands down, mind you it doesn’t compare at all when placed alongside Waitrose.
maneliquor (139) Perth, Australia | July 9, 2013| Updated February 21, 2014
40 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 9/20
Surprised to see some ok stuff in this supermarket giant. Nothing to blow you away, but the likes of BrewDog, Fullers and Sam Smith .etc. Not too shabby, better than Tesco
Theydon_Bois (556) The ’Sham, England | July 9, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 9/20
JS stock a steady selection of beers.
The range is pretty generic from branch to branch but they do stock some local numbers - my local branch tends to stock the Fullers Vintage when it comes out as an example. Brew dog staples are usually on offer allied to a few common US and Belgian numbers.
Ok supermarket, better than Tossco, not as good as Waitrose.
wimpyjoe (1112) Hebden Bridge, England | June 8, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Based in London as the map shows (with a supermarket attached), they provide all the well known brands of lager, bitter, ales and ciders, but also plenty of their own brand and specially produced products. Their smaller town and city centre supermarkets have a limited selection though.
JorgeLee (121) , England | October 21, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Big supermarket, selection really varies. The big branches are actually quite good, with a reasonable and increasingly interesting range of UK beers and a growing solid Belgian/US/German selection. You may not get many ticks but you can certainly get yourself some tasty beer. The ’Local’ versions are a bit of a disaster zone, with a small selection of primarily macro brews.
Leighton (559) London, England | January 6, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Sainsburys usually has a decent range of beers. Mostly just UK brewers, but also some common Belgian and American stuff (e.g. Chimay, Sierra Nevada, etc.). Prices are generally pretty good, and you can often special deals, like three bottles for £5 or something. Always worth checking out.
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