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Beer Available At Oluthuone Kaisla (arranged by most recent)
Hiisi / Donut Island Sour Fuzz 47, Lagunitas Maximus 98, Lagunitas DayTime 95, Beer Hunters Kaislan K-18 Juhlaportteri 66, Bryggeri Helsinki Supernova 65, Oskar Blues Ten FIDY 100, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Rogue Nation Brutal India Pale Ale 97, Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The Crusher 100, Weihenstephaner Vitus 98, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Rekola / Hiisi Kaksi Kotia sanoi kettu (Pihlajanmarja Saison) 22, Plevna / Nøgne Ø Pohjantähti 77, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, BrewDog Russian Doll - IPA 87, Beavertown Neck Oil (2013- ) 93, De Dochter van de Korenaar Belle-Fleur IPA 97, Sambrooks Battersea IPA 51, Nokian Keisari Luomu 20, Mallaskosken Kuohu Bock 37
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3fourths (1412) Boulder, Colorado | June 14, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Big place with a wide selection for a first stop having just got off a plane from Lithuania. So it was a couple samples of some rather expensive draft beers from Finland, and we were given the old grumpy eyebrow by the staff who I could sense wanted us to just order and be gone. But you’re charging 5-8 euro for a pint, and there are no guarantees when you’re trying beer from a new country. So I had a couple of tasters of things I would have regretted buying a full serving of, and then I bought something else in a full serving which I did not enjoy and regretted very much. So there were pale ales and stouts and those were fine enough but the lagers seems to stink, and there was no cask ale to be had. So, impression for me are about how easy it is for me to get off a plane and drinking something enjoyable made in-country. The bottle fridge selection looked outstanding, with a lot of De Ranke and Cantillon products. Go nuts, but I just want a flavorful beer with no fermentation defects in a large serving vessel.
rosenbergh (566) Tampere, Finland | November 15, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Rather big and spacious pub. Lots of taps, high prices, good location and quite popular. Beers well on display, good variety of beer, especially Belgian ones. Slightly expensive but otherwise pleasant place. Lots of space on Saturday afternoon. One of the best SOK chain pubs in Helsinki.
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | September 17, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good, larger than you initially think and quite full of nooks and crannies. Decent selection for a one off visit.
gnoff (462) Mölndal, Sweden | March 10, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited on March 8, 2013. Didn’t eat, but we were a large group that stayed for most of the night drinking plenty of beers. Good service, nice staff and other visitors. Good beer selection. Kept paying with my card, no idea about prices, but I’m guessing high since Helsinki is not cheap and they had great beers. Big place and great opening hours.
visionthing (356) Oslo, Norway | August 26, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Large and quite busy, but still relaxed and pleasant. Very good selection of beer, especially from the US and Belgium, not so much Finnish stuff. Did like that there were blackboards with the beer menu all around the place. Nice selection on tap, but the bottle selection was quite amazing. Quite close to the city center and certainly a must visit in Helsinki.
FatPhil (349) Tallinn, Estonia | March 13, 2007| Updated August 19, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
At least 10 dark beers, and 10 light beers on tap all the time. Many from Finnish craft brewers - Koskipanimo (Plevna), and Stadin. Staff who know beer. Excellent selection of bottled beers too. Peckish? Grab a toastie. Large - almost always a table free (at least in the non-smoking section).
KnutAlbert (315) Oslo, Norway | September 3, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Very friendly, great range of beers, fine mix of Finnish micros and high quality imports. This will be my first stop the next time I am in town.
KansaiBeerLvrs (313) Kyoto, Japan | August 10, 2013| Updated September 26, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
A bit of a fancy looking place that was really busy when we passed by. I just had time for a quick drink so didn’t really interact with the staff who seemed busy serving a constant stream of customers. An overwhelming list of beers up along the wall made it tough to choose what to order but I had a decent finnish beer at average prices for Helsinki. Great central location make it a must visit for our of towners but for those of us with regular access to Belgian beers it isn’t so amazingly special I think. Nice bar though.
swoopjones (312) Buffalo, New York | October 18, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
uge place but you wouldnt know it until you really started to wander around. Almost Irish pubbish in the decor & setup. Nice finnish draft selection, 3 different Cantillion bottles. Nice place
Brigadier (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 27, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This was the best stop in Helsinki by far. Located right near the train station its selection of Finnish, Belgian, German, and American beers is extensive. The place is enormous as well with two bars - one serving mainly local taps and the other more international.
The bottle selection is among the finest I have seen. If you cannot find something to suit your palate here then don’t bother going elsewhere. Among the most outstanding gems were 3F Armand, though it did have a 66 euro price tag. However a great vintage of Boon Frambois was less than 20 if you do not want to break the bank. This is a must visit even if you only have one day in town.
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