Norway > Tromsø
Beer Available At Ølhallen (arranged by most recent)
Mack Bresk , Mack Judas Yeast 9, Nøisom Rug IPA , Nøisom Black IPA 75, Nøisom Redneck 43, Nøisom Slim Simcoe IPA 75, Mack Big Foot , Balder Vårøl 57, 7 Fjell Svartediket Black IPA 94, Balder Sognelager 32, Mack Hood Lager , Kinn Gamleguten 80, Mack Witbier 6.5% 11, Mack IPA (Filtered) 6.5% 9, Mack IPA , Mack Smoke Stout , Mack Elbjørg , Lervig / Nøgne Ø We Love Wheat 78, Kinn Voodoo 82, Nøgne Ø Global Pale Ale (GPA) 93
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Tim Webb (202) Cambridge, England | February 22, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
The taphouse for the world’s northernmost brewery, on the opposite side of the road to the brewhouse. Everything that is currently available on tap. Good stew too. Large but quite cosy - it could be a lot worse. 1970s American Top 20 ’music’ is imposed.
beeroverwithme (121) Tønsberg, Norway | March 20, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Ølhallen, the brewery tap for Mack Bryggeri, is the oldest pub in Tromsø and celebrated its 85th anniversary the day of my visit (28 February 2013). The interior is rustic, with red brick stone walls and well worn, brown wooden furniture. The walls have much local memorabilia to show, there’s a stuffed polar bear greeting you when you enter and the place just feels old. My kind of place! Because it’s only open from 10 am to 6 pm, you don’t risk running into drunk teens (though you will see some regulars, moving unsteadily between bar and tables). Even if I liked the place, the beer selection was a big letdown - they didn’t have anything else than various Mack lagers on draft and on bottle there were a couple of Nøgne Ø beers plus Chimay Blue, everything else was Mack. According to the bartender this will improve when the new Ludwig Mack Brygghus micro brewery opens up next door, until then their selection will be rather limited.
Toerstig (28) Uppsala, Sweden | January 24, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Historical and nicely set in the old Mack Brewery. Feels like a classical beer hall. Has kind of a German feeling to it. Interesting opening hours. Ok service. Had liked to be able to get a bit more information about the brews. Mixed crowd. Tourists mixed with the local drunks. Heard that they had some problem with the quality of the microbrews. Only Mack beers on tap but a few other Norwegians on bottle and also some international ones on bottle.
ILikeOl (117) , Norway | January 23, 2011| Updated February 11, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Walking into this pub you will be greeted by two stuffed polarbeers. From there on it goes mostly downhill. They offer 8 beers on tap, brewed at Mack brewery across the street. From the 4.7 pils to the 6,2 christmas beer, they are all rather bland. Expect to run into tourists and overly thirsty locals that fork out around 75 NOK for a brew at the towns factory outlet. None of the beers listed on this website were available when I visited this week.
showtime (11) , Norway | March 8, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 9/20
Ølhallen sometimes offers a micro brew from Mack. The quality is never going to be top notch, but still far better than any regular Mack beer on tap or bottle. The place has tons of atmosphere, being a "day pub". The place also attracts the non-working crowd.
RuneStumo (72) FØRRESFJORDEN, Norway | March 13, 2012
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
12.03.2012. Nice place with a lot of history. Since this is a Mack brewery dominated place the selection was not the best. One of the beers I tasted was very poor and infected, and that is not good. Nice place, and the woman behind the counter was helpful and knew a lot about Mack beers.
StuBru (1) , | February 8, 2013
14 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
I’m 41, I’ve travelled to over 30 countries, I love beer and this is my first rating... My impression- An ok, average place... If the bar tender/brewer hadn’t ripped me off...twice. Good luck to you if you choose to go. I won’t ever go back.
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