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Beer Available At Utobeer Market Stall (arranged by most recent)
Brixton Lavarush Stout , Wild Beer Somerset Wild 70, Samuel Smiths Organic / Old Brewery Pale Ale 82, Ommegang Hennepin 97, The Kernel India Pale Ale Centennial Rakau Ella Apollo Mosaic 94, Beavertown Bloody íEll 96, Samuel Smiths India Ale 85, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen 93, Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale 71, Renaissance Enlightenment Series Black the RIPA 94, Popeís Yard Keeping Porter 40, Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier 84, Beavertown 8 Ball 95, Brewfist Spaghetti Western Grappa Barrel 97, Beavertown Neck Oil (2013- ) 94, Chouffe Soleil 73, Burning Sky Saison Le Printemps 75, Flying Dog K-9 Cruiser 60, The Kernel London Sour (3.8%) 90, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98
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Flyer (50) Hartland, Wisconsin | June 3, 2007| Updated June 6, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Someone had an inspired idea to put a "beermonger of distinction" in an open-air market with lots of artisan foods and good wines, and brewers certainly need to make it clear they belong in these places. I love the general atmosphere of a market, although it was insanely crowded, and many of the bottles are exposed to intense sunlight in this situation. Since I spend relatively little time in Europe, itís tough to judge the selection without much context -- certainly 2/3 of what was available would be in any good beer store in the U.S., but there were some apparent rarities from the continent (although on later sampling of four of them, I was not particularly impressed by any). Still, compared to most of the pubs promoting themselves as having "real ales," this place has an amazing line-up, and they did have Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, which I canít even get in Wisconsin. If I come back to London, Iíll definitely stop by to see whatís new.
Stonch (18) London, England | May 29, 2007| Updated May 30, 2007
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great selection of beers in a lovely setting, and right next to some great pubs, not least the Market Porter. A must if you love beer. The guys that run it are gruff but massively knowledgable and very friendly if you express interest in the beers.
There are comments here about the selection being limited - not true. If you canít see the truly interesting stuff, you arent looking hard enough on those packed shelves.
oberabcbbsok (38) Hoboken, Belgium | May 24, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A very nice place where you can find beers from whole Europe. A place to go back
reakt (7) , England | April 21, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Our very favourite place to get our beer fix. We used to travel a decent distance to get to it, but luckily now we live a short walk away. Weíre not ashamed to say, it had an impact on our choice to live in Borough. Run by very friendly people with a decent wealth of beer knowledge. If they donít have something in stock, they will try to get it for you. It can get very crowded at times, but it is hardly a deterrent. There is a large permanent collection of stock, but they rotate a small portion of it fairly often. We find something new everytime we go, which is almost every Saturday. There are sometimes tasting samples on hand as well. If youíre visiting the stall, you must of course check out the rest of the market - amazing food, wine and cider around every corner. There is also an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, including The Rake, which is owned by Uto and The Market Porter. It is now open Thursday - Saturday until 4:30ish.
bhensonb (501) Woodland, California | April 16, 2007| Updated April 19, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
What a place. Many bottles that are hardly seen elsewhere. Many real ales. Many obscure English products. Some American products, if you are homesick. Food? Turn around and have a venison wrap. Great place. Update: wraps gone - but venison burgers are great.
detroitsteel (21) , England | December 28, 2006| Updated February 15, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Very small stall in Londonís best place for food - Borough Market. The selection is the best in town - hundreds of beers, lots of tough finds and very good on Belgian beers, stocking the larger bottle sizes. I was there just before xmas with a friend shopping for German beer for his dad as a gift. Although they were very busy, the staff had time to help select and explain each choice. Prices can be higher than other retailers, but the stock and expertise are deep. I work nearby, so Iím there alot! London has many good wine and spirit retailers, but apart from this place is let down for beers. Adding to this review - Utobeer is strong on Belgian beer, not a all-inclusive but dozens of beers in 75cl bottles, and a good Lambic selection. German beer isnít so well represented, only about 2 dozen brewers products on the shelves. Add in a shelf of intresting beer from around the world, four brews from Brouwerij ít IJ from Holland and its well worth a visit. If your a tourist looking for UK beers this isnít the best place, it seems to mainly focus on imports (to the UK). Let me reiterate - the staff are knowledgable and helpfull. If your after import beers, this is the best shop in London - no question. My only problem with it is the donít do glassware.
madsberg (58) SÝborg, Denmark | December 17, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice little shop nicely placed a few meters from Market Porter. Found 2 beers from Mauritius, so the visit payed off. Could have taken 20 - 30 beers off the shelves, I havnít tried, but the new limitations on what to carry on a flight, made a buy impossible. Highly recommended though.
larsga (213) Oslo, Norway | October 29, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice location in the Borough Market, but somewhat cramped. Very good service from the staff, who are genuinely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The selection is small, but good. You can sometimes find real UK rarities, as well as some US beers.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | September 18, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I was really surprised to see how small Londonís best beer store really is. The place is fun, the owner is really knowledgeable and wants to help you. However the beer selection is not that impressive with about 100 English micros and maybe a bit more imported (mainly Belgium). No rare find, a Cantillon Gueuze is about as wild as it gets. Iím used to limited beer selection since in Canada it is not an open market. However just about every USA city with 500,000 people have better beer selection than that and this is the best beer store in a 12.5 million people agglomerate (and only opened fridays and saturdays!!!) For tourists itís a fun shopping experience because it is in the cool Borough Market. But the beer selection itself is mainly interesting to London locals. Most European/American tourists will find a better imported selection where they live. Some of their English micros are interesting to tourists but for that Iíd recommend Real Ale Limited over Utobeer.
Dorqui (128) Brescia, Italy | September 3, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful stand in the heart of the Borough Market. Good assortment even if mostly beers come from Belgium. Available also beers coming from unusual and rare countries (I have acquired also from Kenya and from Mozambique). Cordial and helpful staff with the foreigner. In the vicinities of the "Market Porter" and "The Southwark Tavern". To visit absolutely.
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