Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

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Beers At Olympia - Great British Beer Festival (GBBF)

NameABVEntered
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rye Cuvée11%9/12/2017
Williams Brothers Splanky6.5%8/28/2017
Waulkmill Cider Wallace 13055%8/28/2017
FERMÆNTRA Chroma5.1%8/28/2017
Heavy Seas Double Cannon - Barrel Aged9.5%8/28/2017
Cromarty Red Rocker5%8/23/2017
Turtle Mountain Lil' Shelly5.2%8/23/2017
Canteen Strawberry Basil Gose 5.4%8/23/2017
Raven Brewstock Ale Orange IPA6.2%8/23/2017
Raven Apricot Weisse3.2%8/23/2017
Union Craft Balt Altbier5.6%8/22/2017
Tractor Big Sipper IPA5.8%8/22/2017
Point Beyond The Pale IPA6.5%8/14/2017
Saugatuck Singapore IPA7%8/14/2017
Kuchlbauer Turmweisse5.9%8/14/2017
Barbarrique Inclusio Ultima7%8/13/2017
Tiny Rebel Stay Puft5.2%8/12/2017
Tiny Rebel Captain Insano10%8/12/2017
Mallinsons Danger: Hops!5%8/11/2017
Castle Rock Elsie Mo (Cask)4.7%8/10/2017
Skinners Cornish Knocker Ale4.5%8/10/2017
Exmoor Gold (Cask)4.5%8/10/2017
Milton Sparta4.3%8/10/2017
Swannay Scapa Special4.2%8/10/2017
Brentwood Best4.2%8/10/2017
Blackedge Pike Pale Ale4%8/10/2017
Harveys Wharf IPA4.8%8/10/2017
Burning Sky / Harveys Anglezarke IPA6.66%8/10/2017
Keesmann Gold5.7%8/10/2017
Hammer Koral6.3%8/10/2017
Raven Summer Citra 11°4.7%8/10/2017
Moles Rucking Mole4.5%8/10/2017
Bingley Session IPA4.2%8/10/2017
Hop Skin Tsunami4.5%8/10/2017
Fuller's London Porter (Cask)5.4%8/10/2017
Grainstore Rutland Beast5.3%8/10/2017
Big Hand Domino4.4%8/10/2017
Woodfordes Norfolk Nog4.6%8/10/2017
Monty's Old Jailhouse3.9%8/10/2017
Totally Brewed Papa Jangles Voodoo Stout4.5%8/10/2017
Oliver's Classic Perry6%8/10/2017
Glastonbury Black As Yer 'At4.3%8/10/2017
Small World Summer Bank3.7%8/10/2017
Harpoon The Juicer5.4%8/10/2017
O'Connor El Guapo7.5%8/10/2017
Franklins The Night's Watch10%8/10/2017
Aeronaut First Steps on a Sour Planet - Passion Fruit3.5%8/10/2017
Aeronaut Hoppy Brett Sour3.2%8/10/2017
Smuttynose Brown Dog (Cascade & Rum-Soaked Oak Chips)6.5%8/10/2017
Franklins The Dragon Queen8.5%8/9/2017
Second Street Diploid IPA7.6%8/9/2017
Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo6.7%8/9/2017
Oliver's At The Hop #45.5%8/9/2017
Uprising All Day Pale2.7%8/9/2017
Brooklyn Destroy All Monsters9.8%8/9/2017
La Cumbre Elevated IPA7.2%8/9/2017
Driftwood Spars Red River Rye4.3%8/9/2017
Problem Child Rascal3.8%8/9/2017
Pictish Sauvin Blanc4.9%8/9/2017
Marble Imperial Red Ale9%8/9/2017
Big Lamp Sunny Daze3.6%8/9/2017
Boon Oude Lambik6%8/8/2017
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 20179.6%8/8/2017
St. Austell Black Square 12.5%8/8/2017
Mad Fox Slobberknocker (Heaven Hill Barrels)10.1%8/8/2017
Vibrant Forest Summerlands3.5%8/8/2017
LOC Train Hopper8.7%8/8/2017
White Gypsy Old Smoke Irish Stout5.2%8/8/2017
Brockley Porter4.3%8/8/2017
The Rookery Raspberry Mead 17%8/8/2017
Tryst Peach Pale Ale3.9%8/8/2017
Arbor Rocketman6%8/8/2017
Deep Ellum Darkest Hour11%6/10/2017
Track Zoji5.8%6/8/2017
Great Divide Old Ruffian 10.27%4/27/2017
Sahtipaja Rött men inte Sött4.7%1/6/2017
Ironfire Raw Dog IPA - Grapefruit Zest8.5%12/10/2016
Moat Mountain Iron Mike Pale Ale5.6%12/10/2016
Ninkasi Hop Cooler Citrus IPA7.2%12/10/2016
Olde Swan Dark Swan4.2%10/26/2016
Sonnet 43 Aurora4.4%10/26/2016
Canteen Brewhouse Radio Wave IPA7.8%10/26/2016
Rebellion Agincourt4.2%10/26/2016
Island Earls RDA5%10/26/2016
Pyraser Jubeltrunk Altfränkisch5.5%10/26/2016
Permon Russian Imperi(um)al Stout7.6%10/25/2016
Elmtree Nightlight Mild5.7%10/25/2016
Norfolk Brewhouse Moon Gazer Dark Mild4.9%10/25/2016
Urban Farm Spruce Tip Session Ale4.5%10/25/2016
Hardywood Peach Tripel8.2%10/25/2016
Taos Mesa Mosaic IPA6.8%10/25/2016
Chama River Sleeping Dog Stout6%10/25/2016
Awesome Ales Spike Driver Ale7.9%10/25/2016
Aeronaut Toasted Brown Ale5%10/25/2016
Tributary O.O. Stout5.75%10/25/2016
Throwback Cheek Squeezer (Tart Cherry)4.9%10/25/2016
Worsthorne Packhorse3.7%10/25/2016
Noble Ale Works Galaxy Showers8.8%10/25/2016
Santiam Daydream Tropical IPA6.5%10/25/2016
Wiens Far Post Brown - Coffee5%10/25/2016


82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt  (242) Göteborg, Sweden | March 9, 2017
One of my favourite festivals, with great british cask ales, great american, german and decent belgian stuff. Food is, well, festival food. Works for the occasion. Service is friendly, if not always 100 % knowledgable.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (718) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Martinus  (214) 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!
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Desverger  (191) 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 :-)
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin  (135) , 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...
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (1620) , 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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
rlgk  (614) 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82  (129) , 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau  (376) Asturias, 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Benzai  (269) 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!

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