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Beer Available At Oluthuone Kaisla (arranged by most recent)
Plevnan JFK 52, De Dochter van de Korenaar Belle-Fleur IPA 97, Struise Black Damnation III - Black Mes 100, Lagunitas Maximus 98, Sori Brewing Out of Office 77, Hiisi / Donut Island Sour Fuzz 46, Lagunitas DayTime 94, Beer Hunters Kaislan K-18 Juhlaportteri 66, Bryggeri Helsinki Supernova 62, 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 73, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, BrewDog Russian Doll - IPA 85, Beavertown Neck Oil (2013- ) 92
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3fourths (1444) 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 (590) 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.
gnoff (538) 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.
Scopey (500) Croydon, England | July 30, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Oluthuone Kaisla is well-located right by the main train station in Helsinki. Inside it is fairly standard looking "English-style" pub one expects to see in Europa. I was mildly disappointed to begin with due to the pretty unadventurous tap list. Perhaps I visited on a bad day? The extensive bottle range seems to be the best bet here. A good selection of Scandinavian, European and American bottles were on offer. My second gripe is the lack of bottle list and due to the fairly dim lighting the challenge to choose a beer. Anyway we found a few decent ones and had a fun time. Service was a bit hit and miss, depending which server we got (one guy was great, the other women not so much). A decent spot to stop in for a beer. but there are plenty better places in town in my opinion.
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.
visionthing (382) 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 (371) 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).
KansaiBeerLvrs (325) 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.
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.
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
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