Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

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Beers At Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

North Coast Old Stock Ale 11.9%4/16/2016
De Ranke Père Noël7%12/24/2015
Ballards Early Daze8.7%12/8/2015
North Coast Le Merle7.9%12/4/2015
Arran Sunset (Cask)4.4%11/7/2015
Tiny Rebel Cwtch4.6%11/2/2015
Brouwerij Kees Export Porter 175010.5%11/1/2015
Ponderosa Crosscut Kölsch4.9%10/31/2015
Overshores Blanc de Blanche6.4%10/21/2015
Canteen Brewhouse ScRUMtralecent11.2%10/19/2015
New Holland Mad Hatter Midwest IPA (2015-)7%10/17/2015
Odell Brombeere Blackberry Gose4.8%10/16/2015
De Molen Licht & Lustig Barrel Aged5.2%10/15/2015
Jailbreak Welcome to Scoville6.9%10/12/2015
Buntingford Twitchell3.8%10/11/2015
Burton Bridge XL Mild4%10/11/2015
Caledonian XPA4.3%10/11/2015
Summit Unchained 13 Another IPA5.6%10/11/2015
Fort George Vortex IPA7.7%10/11/2015
Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale6.5%10/11/2015
The Prodigal Effinghammerweiss4%10/11/2015
Keesmann Weiße5%10/11/2015
Pelican Silverspot IPA6%10/11/2015
Walking Man IPA7.2%10/11/2015
Ridgeside Long Way From Home5%10/11/2015
Santa Fe 1680 Po’ Pays Rebellion9.7%10/11/2015
Karg Dunkles Hefe-Weissbier5.2%10/11/2015
Keesmann Bamberger Herren Pils4.6%10/11/2015
Taos Mesa Knight Rider8.8%10/11/2015
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA6.4%10/11/2015
St. George India Pale Ale5.5%10/11/2015
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel10%10/11/2015
Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga (The Firefly)6.5%10/11/2015
Il Vicino Nelsons Exodus7.6%10/11/2015
Rising Tide Zephyr7.2%10/11/2015
Liquid Riot Juntos Pale Ale5%10/11/2015
Pookhill Irish Whiskey Cask 2012 8.4%10/11/2015
Brains Craft Brewery Bragging Rights5%10/11/2015
Blakemere Cosmic6%10/11/2015
Dorset Dorset Knob3.9%10/11/2015
Kemptown Red4.5%10/11/2015
Permon Stout5%10/8/2015
Lakefront Fixed Gear6.5%10/6/2015
Permon Summer Ale American Pale Ale 10°4.3%10/5/2015
Braustelle Einkorn Gose5.2%10/3/2015
Green Flash Citra Session IPA4.5%10/2/2015
Fuller’s London Pride (Cask)4.1%9/30/2015
High Hops Dr. Pat’s Double IPA8.6%9/26/2015
Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier5.2%9/24/2015
Amiata Polska Grätzer/Grodzisk4.8%9/22/2015
Harpoon Take 54.3%9/21/2015
Santa Fe ECS Highland Heath7.6%9/20/2015
Willimantic WilliBeer’D Solstice Saison5.2%9/14/2015
Exmoor XPA4.8%9/14/2015
Flack Manor Hedge Hop4.9%9/14/2015
Chantry Women Of Steel3.9%9/14/2015
Alechemy Ritual4.1%9/14/2015
Cheddar Firewitch4.8%9/14/2015
Durham Mango Hefeweizen5.5%9/14/2015
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop6.5%9/14/2015
Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout9%9/14/2015
Dancing Man Last Waltz5.3%9/14/2015
Black Hole Milky Way6%9/14/2015
Lagunitas Sucks with Ancho & Pulla Chillis8%9/7/2015
Gloucester Citra4.5%9/5/2015
Hogshead Denver Pride4.5%9/5/2015
High House Farm Top Tup4.5%9/5/2015
Fallen Chew Chew6%9/5/2015
Brampton Impy Dark4.3%9/5/2015
Birrificio del Ducato A.F.O.5.4%9/5/2015
Atom Schrodinger’s Cat3.5%9/5/2015
Andechser Weissbier Dunkel5%9/5/2015
Humpty Dumpty Reedham Gold3.6%9/5/2015
Blue Monkey Infinity4.6%9/5/2015
Cromarty Red Rocker5%9/5/2015
Olde Swan Ma Pardoes NPA (Netherton Pale Ale)4.8%9/5/2015
De Molen Storm & Bliksem9.2%9/4/2015
Thurston’s Milk Stout4.5%9/4/2015
Salopian Oracle4%9/4/2015
Marble / Emelisse Earl Grey IPA6.8%9/4/2015
Penzance Scilly Stout7%9/4/2015
Harbour / Simply Hops EX431 IPA Black Edition6%9/4/2015
White Rock Pushang3.8%9/4/2015
Arbor Single Hop Motueka4%9/4/2015
LoverBeer BeerBrugna6.2%9/4/2015
Ardent IPA6.8%9/4/2015
Ilkley Lotus IPA5.6%9/4/2015
Penpont Creation4.2%9/4/2015
XT Pi3.1416%9/4/2015
Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand Cru12%9/4/2015
Borough (Lancaster) Summertime Dark4%9/4/2015
Antoš Tlustý Netopýr (Fat Bat)6.7%9/4/2015
Kocour IPA Samuraj5.1%9/4/2015
Lambrate Ghisa5%9/4/2015
Birrificio Rurale Hop Art4.2%9/4/2015
Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA6.5%9/4/2015
Rogue Imperial Youngers Special Bitter7.5%9/4/2015
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.08.5%9/4/2015
Blue Point Mosaic Session IPA4.8%9/4/2015
Kelburn Jaguar4.5%9/4/2015

  • 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 it’d 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 I’ve 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, didn’t 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  (110) , 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 Earl’s 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  (1037) , 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 it’s at. Service can be a little shaky at times but all the staff were friendly. The layout could be improved to get served quicker. It’s a great beer showcase but could be better.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
rlgk  (589) Göteborg, 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 O’s 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  (291) 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  (195) 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  (551) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Brugmansia  (558) Jylland, Denmark | July 31, 2014
A beery event, in a beery town, with beery friends - what more can you want??? ;-). Been to several GBBF, and I still love this event. Being at Olympia, this old exhibition hall just add another dimension to the festival. Nice selection of cask beers as well as bottle beers, lots of food stands, that sells a great varaity of food and beers snacks. I just love this event. See you next time ;-)

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