England > Greater London > UK
Beer Available At Sainsbury’s (Various locations) (arranged by most recent)
BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 98, Fuller’s Wild River 68, Fuller’s Bengal Lancer 84, Meantime London Lager 20, Harbour India Pale Ale 80, Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish 86, Batemans English B Bock 38, Sainsbury’s Biere Des Moulins 4, Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2006 98, Sainsbury’s Biere Des Flandres 3, Williams Brothers Hipsway 57, Timothy Taylor Landlord (Bottle) 83, Boddingtons Draught Bitter 10, John Smiths Original Bitter / Extra Smooth 14, Blue Moon Belgian White Ale 41, Bass Trademark Number One 22, Bath Golden Hare 27, Sainsburys London Porter 75, Robinsons Trooper (Bottle) 45, Brains The Rev James (Bottle) 45
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Lowenbrau (190) Asturias, Oviedo, Spain | September 14, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Several locations across the UK and along several years. I guess selection is not impressive for locals, but coming from a country where you hardly find anything else than mainstream lagers, finding some nice classic british ales is more than ok.
McTapps (149) Ruhrcity, Germany | September 14, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Were in the Sainsbury’s of Eastbourne and on the Isle of Wight on our last England vacation. The beer selection was big, although you are able to find 90% of their beers in the other big supermarkets. There are some small gems to be found, also cider-wise. Prices average. Worth a look-through.
Nisse666 (107) Göteborg, Sweden | July 10, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Review is for the the local Sainsbury in Hamilton (last visited before the review). Fairly easy to go to with car, a loads of parking spaces. loads of beers and ciders 100 plus different, mostly bitter and British IPAs. Selection is changing approx. 30% are new from my last visit over one year ago. The Scottish selection is good, and one semi local, Also a great range of foreign beers approx. 15 (USA, Mexico, French, Dutch, Belgian, Swedish (fake cider), Peru, French, Indian, German, etc - but no micro brewed ones here. The Americans are really bad - skip them. As someone else mentioned in another review it’s probably a bad selection for a Britt but for a foreigner it’s ok...
BlackHaddock (354) , England | July 2, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Their annual ’Bottle Competition’ is the highlight of the Sainsbury Supermarket chains beer year. The usual selection is never very exciting, no matter which outlet you are in but that all changes come September each year when the shelves bulge with new and sometimes good brews. I always have a look along the beer isles when ever I am in a Sainsbury’s but rarely see anything worth buying really. Good for non-UK visitors maybe, but not a beer destination for UK guys until the Bottle Comp. Mid-range to better quality food store with a basic beer choice.
EdKing (142) 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 (114) 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 (264) 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 (704) 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 (572) 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 (150) 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
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