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Beer Available At Alko Helsinki Arkadia (arranged by most recent)
North Coast Old Stock Ale 99, AleSmith YuleSmith (Winter) Imperial Red Ale 100, Nynäshamns Sotholmen Extra Stout 97, Plevnan Barley Wine 2012 (sherry aged) 97, Brewfist Spaceman 97, Sinebrychoff / Brooklyn Two Tree Porter 96, Huvila Arctic Circle Ale 90, Teerenpeli Sauhusanttu 57, Nynäshamns Smörpundet Porter 95, Abbaye du Cateau Vivat Blonde 44, Boulevard Bully! Porter 96, Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock 99, Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf 49, Kuhnhenn DRIPA 98, Great Divide Hibernation Ale 98, Ægir Ratatosk Double IPA 94, Kasteel Winter 80, Plevnan Siperia Imperial Stout 99, Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas) 99, Kulmbacher Eisbock 99
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hirigalzkar (93) Stockholm, Sweden | October 6, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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!
imthebest (33) , | August 29, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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).
visionthing (237) Oslo, Norway | August 20, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
theoncle (26) Barcelona, Spain | August 2, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Botiga de alcohols en general, amb una selecció de cerveses tan fineses com internacionals. Com a curiositat tenien una cervesa valenciana, la socarrada.
tonto (28) Inkeroinen, Finland | July 12, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Best beer shop in Finland, the flagship of Finnish monopoly. Average selection even it is best in Finland. Over priced as all in Finland.
Brigadier (223) Northeastern Ohio, Ohio | June 27, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
fantti (65) , Finland | June 10, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
In the same building as Finnish alcohol monopoly Alko headquarter near parliament house. Has its own special selection of alcohol drinks on the side of the normal selection. Best beer shop in Finland, unfortunately.
jookos (82) , Finland | March 5, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
The flagship store of the Finnish monopoly. Bright, clean place. The selection is ok - you’ll find things that can’t be bought elsewhere in Finland - but still limited to whatever the monopoly decides to include in its selection (which is, beer-wise, quite limited). The quality of the service varies. Mostly quite eager to help, but too often the clerks resort to standard textbook advices.
sic1314 (281) Leiden, Netherlands | September 17, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
Well you might find something interesting, but the pricing is frightening - even by Helsinki standards. 42 euros for a bottle of Shepherd Neame Generation Ale anybody?
Erasmus_ro (99) Alabama | November 2, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Alko’s special store with a lot of products not found at their other stores. Mostly wine, but a few beers as well, especially rare one-off types. At least one of the salespersons present will know at least something about beer. The bad thing is the price. Everything is expensive, most very much so, some outrageously. There’s a reason why some of the bottles last a long, long time there.
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