Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

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Beers At Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

Port City Ways & Means4.5%8/28/2016
Yorkshire Brewing Raspberry Tipple4.8%8/28/2016
Blue Point American Pale Ale5.5%8/28/2016
Tavy Solstice Summer Ale3.9%8/28/2016
Pictish Citra4.5%8/28/2016
Waen Pamplemousse4.2%8/28/2016
Top Out El Dorado3.6%8/28/2016
Buoy IPA7.5%8/28/2016
Deschutes Bachelor Bitter5%8/28/2016
Brewster’s Hophead3.6%8/28/2016
Dunham Massey Chocolate Cherry Mild3.8%8/28/2016
George Wright Drunken Duck3.9%8/28/2016
Hophurst Cosmati4.2%8/28/2016
Newby Wyke White Squall4.8%8/28/2016
Oldershaw Sorachi 4.2%8/28/2016
Nexus American IPA6.8%8/28/2016
Sonnet 43 Aurora4.4%8/28/2016
Bosque (NM) Huell Melon S.M.A.S.H5.4%8/28/2016
Lord Hobo Hobo Life4.5%8/28/2016
Delvin End Waltzing Wasp Cider 7%8/28/2016
Black Hat Belgian Saison10.1%8/28/2016
Aeronaut Summer In Cologne4.9%8/28/2016
Ponderosa Rip Saw Red5.3%8/28/2016
Cadogan Cider - Medium (Draught)5.5%8/28/2016
Maxim Swedish Blonde (Cask)4.2%8/28/2016
BAD Love Over Gold4.1%8/28/2016
Pilot Beer Orange / Green 5.1%8/28/2016
Batemans Salem Porter4.7%8/28/2016
Blackjack Bramling Cross4%8/28/2016
Moorhouses Pride of Pendle (Cask)4.1%8/28/2016
Bushys Oyster Stout4.2%8/28/2016
Whitstable Renaissance3.8%8/28/2016
Heavy Industry 774.9%8/28/2016
Surrey Hills Greensand IPA4.6%8/28/2016
Kinver Half Centurion5%8/28/2016
Lacons Encore3.8%8/28/2016
North Yorkshire Temptation3.8%8/28/2016
Leeds Best4.3%8/28/2016
Eve’s Ted Robbins Cider - Medium6.3%8/26/2016
Enville Cherry Blonde4.2%8/26/2016
Cliff Quay Tumble Home4.7%8/26/2016
Pig Iron Hog Core4%8/26/2016
Ramsbury Belapur IPA5.5%8/26/2016
Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask)3.8%8/26/2016
Malvern Hills Black Pear4.4%8/26/2016
Mallinsons Magnum Saaz3.9%8/26/2016
Ashcombe Estate Gratton’s Gold5.5%8/26/2016
Cairngorm Highland IPA5%8/26/2016
Langton Inclined Plane4.2%8/26/2016
Flowerpots Gyle 15005%8/26/2016
McClellan’s Kilt Tilter6.2%8/26/2016
Strathbraan Due South3.8%8/26/2016
Beard & Sabre Apple Smuggler - Dry5.5%8/26/2016
Kirkby Lonsdale Monumental4.5%8/26/2016
Marches Sweet Fanny Adams Perry6.5%8/26/2016
Little Beer Little Vienna5%8/26/2016
Downlands Bramber4.5%8/26/2016
Tillingbourne Bouncing Bomb3.8%8/26/2016
Hurst 700 Summer Ale3.9%8/26/2016
Two Roses Mosaic4%8/26/2016
Cross Bay Halo3.6%8/26/2016
Canterbury Ales The Miller’s Ale4.2%8/26/2016
Canterbury Foundry Man’s Gold4%8/26/2016
Opa Hays Engels Fruity Little Number3.9%8/26/2016
Brewsmith Mosaic3.5%8/26/2016
Belvoir Sir Frank Whitt’ Ale4.2%8/26/2016
Goody Good Evening3.4%8/26/2016
Fuzzy Duck Ruby Duck5.3%8/26/2016
St Georges Worcester Sauce4%8/26/2016
Stod Fold Blonde4.5%8/26/2016
Boulder Beer Ziggy Stardust5%8/26/2016
Angel Ginger Stout4.8%8/26/2016
Roosters Highway Fifty-One (51)3.7%8/26/2016
Kent Prohibition APA4.8%8/26/2016
Old School Detention4.1%8/26/2016
Purple Moose Ysgawen / Elderflower Ale4%8/26/2016
Ilkley Summer4%8/26/2016
Settle Blonde3.6%8/26/2016
York Gold3.6%8/26/2016
Salamander Blondie4.2%8/26/2016
Worsthorne Packhorse3.7%8/26/2016
Pig & Porter Skylarking4%8/26/2016
Palmers Colmers4%8/26/2016
Gyle 59 Freedom Hiker3.7%8/26/2016
Bridgehouse Cherry Choc Stout6%8/26/2016
Arkells Hoperation IPA4.5%8/26/2016
St. Austell Harvest Moon4.3%8/26/2016
Vale of Welton Rose Hill Cider - Medium Dry4.8%8/26/2016
Abbey Monks’ Holy Hops IPA5.7%8/26/2016
Gower Gold4.5%8/26/2016
Medusa Moffat 80/-5%8/26/2016
Turtle Mountain Two, If By Sea9.1%8/26/2016
Williams and Hughes Cider - Dry6.5%8/26/2016
Village Green Cider / Medium Dry6%8/26/2016
De 3 Horne Bananatana7%8/26/2016
Boxing Bear Bear Knuckle IPA7.4%8/26/2016
Cambridge / Mystic Into the Mild4.2%8/26/2016
Aeronaut Berliner Weiss with Apricot3%8/26/2016
Hammer Bulk5.8%8/25/2016
Brewski Pango IPA5.9%8/25/2016

  • 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
It’s 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. There’s 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 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  (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 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  (1073) , 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  (611) 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  (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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