Norway > Oslo
Beer Available At Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri (arranged by most recent)
CAP Shot in The Dark 41, CAP Endless Vacation Pale Ale 69, HaandBryggeriet Humlesus 91, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 98, Crazy Mountain Neomexicanus Native Pale Ale 85, Amundsen Blackbird 92, Gotlands Mors Lilla Bulldog BlŚbšrs IPA 68, Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout 98, Amundsen Biggie Smalls , Amundsen Dr. Von Coppersmith , HaandBryggeriet Session IPA , Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Stronzo Post Traumatic Porter Syndrome! 94, Amundsen 4 Saisons 74, Hanssens Oudbeitje 93, Amundsen Tomís Famous Bitter 49, Amundsen Jůl 46, Amundsen MÝrk Jůl 67, Amundsen Oceans IPA 84
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KansaiBeerLvrs (318) Kyoto, Japan | August 24, 2013| Updated October 24, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Right near the opera house is this brewpub with a nice terrace & typical pub feel inside. The staff was ok, not that friendly though. The selection was ok though I think Crow Brewpub has the best tap selection in town, these guys had macros, their 3 beers(not to style but passable) & some craft stuff though nothing so exciting when I went in. Prices were average for Oslo though the 3 tasters were only 65NOK in total which was nice. It is an ok place if youíre in the area. For beer go to Crow Bar, for atmosphere go to Schousjkeller, if staying in the area for convenience go here.
KnutAlbert (315) Oslo, Norway | June 12, 2012| Updated December 5, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place is a bit of a victim of trying to be a tourist trap, a sports bar, a place for after work drinking and dining and a serious beer bar/brewpub.
There are some very fine beers here, both bottled and on tap, but try to find a quiet time to visit. Sampler glasses of all the draft beers.
yngwie (265) Kristiansand, Norway | June 16, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Well, I like the place, and then I donít. Quite a few of their own beers are really boring, but they have a very decent selection of other beers. Itís a quite good looking place, but then itís also some kind of sportspub. Service has been quite good, although a bit slow on my visits, so no complaints there, but the area and clientel isnít my cup of tea, so itís never a top priority for me to visit Amundsen. But itís still worth a visit if in Olso, thatís for sure.
Rasmus40 (216) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | August 14, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This brewpub is located right in the city center, so there are many tourists. Itís big, the interior is nice looking and you can sit outside if you fancy. The service is good and polite. They have lots of taps with just three of their own at my visit. The other taps include both industrial lager and lambic, so there is something for everyone. The best part this place though is their bottle menu - with particular focus on the vintage selection. In here you will find many lambics, many vintages of Belgian favorites and even the illusive Westvleteren Red Cap. It cost me 625 NOK, which was cheaper than DHVL, where they charged 100 EUR. There were four left after I had mine.
Ernest (186) Boulder, Colorado | December 2, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Overall a fun experience, as there are tons of bottles to choose from, and the service was quite good (although understandably got more strained as the place got busy). British pub feel and relatively spacious but seemingly quite popular...take care not to go at busy times unless you like that kind of bustling, noisy atmosphere.
ads135 (185) Lawrence, Kansas | June 18, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice English looking pub in the center of Oslo. A sparse selection of they own beers, but they make up for it with a good selection of Scandinavian breweries and some international selections as well.
Sigmund (165) Tau, Norway | May 6, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited the brewpub and rstaurant in the daytime, quiet then, and the TV screens were off. Their own brewed beers are only part of the lure here, they have also a wide selection of other beers, with short tasting notes in the menu. They even had Westvleteren 12 and 8, only place in Norway Iíve seen them. Nice interior, central location, friendly staff. Decent food too. Will surely come back.
abemorsten (158) MosterÝy, Norway | June 1, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Spent most of the day here the last May day. Friendly staff, good selection - they even have a exclusive beer "cellar" that is listed at the back of their beer menu. This place is dedicated to beer. The kitchen uses beer in their food and then of course their own inhouse brewing. A natural stop next time I visit the capital.
beeroverwithme (155) TÝnsberg, Norway | August 18, 2011| Updated May 22, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
First of all, the beer selection at Amundsen is pretty impressive (for Oslo) so the place certainly deserves kudos for trying.
However, the rare and more interesting beers (such as Thomas Hardyís Ale 2007, 2008, Fullerís Brewers Reserve, Rodenbach Grand Cru etc) are offlimits. Despite being on display behind the bar and, in some cases on the menu, I often get told that they are not for sale yet. Leaving a number of good but more ordinary beers, many from England and Germany. So I often find myself looking through the menu feeling a lack of enthusiam, compared to the best beer bars in Oslo.
The draft beer selection is good, but not outstanding - Olympen, HŚndverkerstuene and Schouskjelleren all have more craft beer on draft. And their own brews are pretty standard for a brewpub (pale ale, amber) but nothing strong or rich (such as imperial stout or even porters).
But what really irks me about Amundsen is the slow service there and the total lack of interest in beer shown by just about every person working in the bar. Few of them knows what beer they have and often have to consult others, and they have no ideas about beer styles. For a place with such a good beer cellar I find this appalling. You need good people to sell good beer!
Another issue I have with Amundsen is their prices. Though they have improved since opening, many beers are still way overpriced. A bottle of ∆gir IPA costs NOK 106 (Ä 13,50), Rochefort 10 costs NOK 168 (Ä21,50) - a 100 NOK more than Vinmonopolet - and I paid 380 NOK (Ä48) for a bottle of Boon Marriage Parfait!
But I shall give Amundsen plus for their good, homemade burger and for their large bottle beer menu.
madmitch76 (152) , England | March 31, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
For me easily the best of the bars I tried in Oslo. Nice spacious pub with plenty of seating. I could do without all the stools in front of the main bar though - a real pet hate!
Service was quick and knowledgeable and as soon as they clocked that I had a clue about beer I was escorted to the locked back room and shown the rarer bottles and from that room I ticked off Aegir BA Porter and Nogne Cognac Impy so was well happy. Was also very glad to try Utopias from 2009 and 2011. Bleeding expensive mind but I have never seen it available anywhere else.
The Amundsen beers on tap were good and the Pale Ale was light, drinkable, hoppy and sessionable.
Overall a great bar, good taps, good bottles and great service. Beats the other Oslo bars easily.
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