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Battersea Beer Festival 2011 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Summer Wine (SWB) - TreasonExceptional1
Spire - Dark Side of the MoonExcellent1
Augustinerbrau - DunkelExcellent1
Three B's - Stoker's Slake MildExcellent1
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterExcellent1
Ilkley - Mary JaneExcellent1
Donnington - BBExcellent1
Derby - Hop till you dropExcellent1
Spire - Nocturne PorterExcellent1
Purple Moose - Glaslyn AleExcellent1
Monty's - MojoExcellent1
Summer Wine (SWB) - DambustersGood1
Otley - O5 GoldGood1
Derby - Dashingly DarkGood1
Woodlands - MildGood1
Batemans - Dark MildGood1
Bradfield - Farmers BlondeGood1
Timothy Taylor - Dark MildGood1

Visits Details

11 Feb 2011 (Pedro)
Just the ones I tried
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Glaslyn Ale4.20Excellent
Batemans - Dark Mild3.00Good
Timothy Taylor - Dark Mild3.50Good
Summer Wine (SWB) - Dambusters3.50Good
Woodlands - Mild3.50Good
09 Feb 2011 (thebrewingman)
First day of the festival and nowhere near all beers on but a reasonable selection to keep me satisfied for an afternoon. I have only listed the beers I tried. All of the ones I had were in excellent condition.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summer Wine (SWB) - Treason4.80ExceptionalDescribed as Treason Treacle Stout. Best beer I had at the festival and it did taste treacley.
Augustinerbrau - Dunkel5.60ExcellentA good example of a dunkel.
Three B's - Stoker's Slake Mild3.60ExcellentA good mild with plenty of flavour.
Donnington - BB3.50ExcellentA good session bitter not often found at festivals.
Spire - Nocturne Porter5.70ExcellentAnother good porter.
Spire - Dark Side of the Moon4.30ExcellentA good mild that is slightly stronger rhan most with more flavour.
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50ExcellentFirst of the day and very refreshing too.
Derby - Hop till you drop3.90ExcellentA blond beer with citrus overtones. I didn't find too much hop flavour though.
Monty's - Mojo3.80ExcellentAnother good session beer.
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90ExcellentAn excellent porter. Just my style.
Bradfield - Farmers Blonde4.00GoodA blond beer with citrus overtones
Derby - Dashingly Dark4.50GoodDescribed as rich and dark made with eight different malts. I found it pretty ordinary.
Otley - O5 Gold5.00GoodProgramme shows it as 5.4%. I didn't find very much flavour coming through for a beer of this strength.

About the Battersea Beer Festival 2011

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent10
Good7
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Battersea, Greater London, SW11 5TN.

Held in the main hall of the Battersea Arts Centre. Central stillage area dispenses beer as the casks are ready. Decent if not overly exciting UK list with a very good foreign bar. Cider bar and more seating downstairs. Easy to access from Waterloo/Clapham Junction.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 17 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: SW11 5TN