Alko Helsinki - Keskusta Arkadia

3.5/5.0 29 reviews
Salomonkatu 1
Helsinki, Finland 00100

bottle shop
Mo-Fr: 0900-2000. Sa: 0900-1800. Su: Closed

Mayor: thellgren (21) | Bottles: 205
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Beer entered at Alko Helsinki - Keskusta Arkadia

Stadin American Imperial Porter9.5%2/10/2016
Huvila X-Porter7%2/9/2016
Sinebrychoff Koff Porter7.2%2/9/2016
Malmgård Barley Wine10.4%2/9/2016
Plevnan Siperia Imperial Stout8%2/9/2016
Pollyanna Mazzie5.4%2/8/2016
Põhjala Virmalised6.5%1/31/2016
Founders Centennial IPA7.2%1/31/2016
Beer Hunters Mufloni CCCCC7%1/31/2016
Põhjala Öö (2014-)10.5%1/31/2016
Mikkeller Black Hole13.1%1/20/2016
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge7%1/16/2016
Rodenbach Vintage7%1/16/2016
Duvel Tripel Hop 2015 (Equinox)9.5%1/16/2016
Mikkeller Stateside6.9%1/12/2016
N’Ice Chouffe10%1/2/2016
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)8%12/13/2015
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace7.6%12/5/2015
Maku Saison6%11/17/2015
Munkebo Alstærk Bourbon9.4%11/11/2015
Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale9.8%11/10/2015
To Øl Raid Beer5.2%11/4/2015
Camba Bavaria Imperial IPA8.4%11/4/2015
Baladin Elixir10%10/31/2015
Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale 5.6%10/29/2015
Rousal Ale5.7%10/28/2015
Bourgogne des Flandres 5%10/17/2015
Ridgeway Quadruple12%10/10/2015
Mongozo Premium Pilsener5%10/10/2015
Hitachino Nest White Ale5.5%9/12/2015
CREW Republic Roundhouse Kick9.2%9/11/2015
Fuller’s 170th Anniversary Celebration Ale7%9/6/2015
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout7.5%9/4/2015
Caulier 28 Brett 7.5%8/28/2015
Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter9%8/14/2015
Boon Oude Geuze7%8/7/2015
Gotlands Wisby Weisse5.2%8/7/2015
Tripel Karmeliet8.4%7/21/2015
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA7.2%7/17/2015
St Feuillien Saison6.5%7/17/2015
Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier5.4%7/11/2015
Saison Dupont Biologique5.5%7/11/2015
Oud Beersel Framboise5%7/4/2015
Coppersmith’s Fusion Saison Rhubarb & Raspberry6.3%6/25/2015
Coppersmith’s Impala Imperial Pils7.5%6/25/2015
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%6/22/2015
Malmgård Emmer Tripel8.3%6/7/2015
Oud Beersel Oude Kriek6%6/7/2015
Ægir Lynchburg Natt10%5/28/2015
Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter5%5/23/2015
Rekola / Hiisi Kaksi Kotia sanoi kettu (Pihlajanmarja Saison)6.3%5/23/2015
Coopers Sparkling Ale5.8%5/23/2015
Stadin Grand Cru Bruin9%5/18/2015
Maku Savu Porter5.9%5/13/2015
Stone Imperial Russian Stout10.5%5/11/2015
Nøgne Ø Red Horizon 2. edition13.5%5/11/2015
Hiisi Aarni6.9%5/2/2015
Kasteelbier Donker11%5/1/2015
Hiisi Humulus Lupus DIPA9%4/10/2015
Finlandia Sahti8%4/9/2015
Lammin Kotka7%3/21/2015
St Feuillien Triple8.5%3/7/2015
Ruosniemen Vuorineuvos9.5%2/28/2015
S:t Eriks Julale5.4%2/28/2015
Saimaan Brewer’s Special Saison6%2/28/2015
Stadin Imperial Porter9.5%2/22/2015
Teerenpeli Notkea NIPA6.6%2/22/2015
Teerenpeli Lempi Maalaisomena6.6%2/22/2015
Rekolan Funky Luomu6.5%2/22/2015
Bryggeri Helsinki Kanttori6.8%2/22/2015
Vakka-Suomen Prykmestar SavuVehnä5.5%2/9/2015
Malmgård Craft Cider Dry5.8%2/9/2015
Laitilan / Yalobusha Mississippi Beer (5.0 %)5%2/9/2015
Stallhagen Pumpkin Ale (6 %)6%2/9/2015
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
troubles  (206) Tel Aviv, Israel | September 18, 2015
Beer area is at the back of the store, I was expecting better selection but it wasn’t that great, at least when I visited. No rare staff, most foreign beers weren’t exciting, no US beers. It actually took me half a hour to find 8 good beers to take away. Price is ~4 euro for a 33ml bottle, which is ok.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Scopey  (571) Croydon, England | July 30, 2015
Place rating #500! Alko Helsinki Arkadia is probably one of the largest and most central outposts of the state-run booze monopoly. Inside it is clean and almost clinical. Selection seems pretty decent, but this is the only Alko store I visited on my trip, so it is difficult to compare. Good selection Finnish and world-wide microbrews. Seems like there a few one-off brews for the Alko chain. There are a few ice-ciders available, which although expensive are not overly so in comparison to other countries. I headed straight for the fridge to stock up on Sahti’s! Then I pretty much got boosted on them. I suppose this is THE place to go for take-away beer in Helsinki. Alright.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
KoNrRiI  (11) Århus, Denmark | March 17, 2015
The biggest Alko in Finland I suppose. Not a bad selection of beers but one could expect more for a state-run store with monopoly on anything above 4.6%. Certainly overpriced but most of it is due to the Finnish taxes on alcohol.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Marduk  (181) Reval, Estonia | November 24, 2014
Looks clean, bit sterile and expensive. Compared to Kamppi less quantity but more quality. Looks also bit more expensive, but I think it’s depends on taxing the alcohol by %.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar  (131) Stockholm, Sweden | October 6, 2013
Stable selection of finnish micros, quite a lot of german brews, a few belgians etc. Best thing about it is however the two sahtis in the fridge!
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
imthebest  (148) , | August 29, 2013
I’ll admit it, I was pretty impressed with this shop. Compared to the Swedish or Norwegian monopolies, Alko has reasonable opening hours and better prices. The selection wasn’t exactly wide, but there was some great stuff on the shelf, including Westv XII and some special relases from Nögne Ö (why doesn’t Sweden get this stuff?). I could only find one or two bottles from each of the major Finnish craft breweries, but I’m guessing they rotate? I was buying Finnish souvenir-beers (souvibeers!) so I didn’t really look at the prices for foreign stuff, I’m guessing they’re rather high, but the prices for Finnish stuff were not bad (for the nordic world).
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
visionthing  (434) Oslo, Norway | August 20, 2013
Nice selection, decent selection of Finnish micros and surpringsly good selection of American beers too. To different sahtis were present at the time of my visit. Lots of interesting beers in the shelves, but the prices stopped med from going bananas.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
theoncle  (36) Barcelona, Spain | August 2, 2013
Botiga de alcohols en general, amb una selecció de cerveses tan fineses com internacionals. Com a curiositat tenien una cervesa valenciana, la socarrada.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
tonto  (40) Inkeroinen, Finland | July 12, 2013
Best beer shop in Finland, the flagship of Finnish monopoly. Average selection even it is best in Finland. Over priced as all in Finland.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier  (303) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 27, 2013
I came here looking for some local commercially available sahtis. Unfortunately the selection is a bit thin although it does encompass a diverse range of Finnish breweries. You can even pick up a couple international ticks if you like at higher prices than you’ll find elsewhere in Europe. Swing by here but don’t expect much in the way of a good deal.

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