Finland > Helsinki
Beer Available At Olutravintola Pikkulintu (arranged by most recent)
Hornbeer TopHop 83, Cantillon Cuvée des Champions 100, Närke Slättöl 91, Cantillon Mamouche 100, Hornbeer Hophorn 98, Malmgård Proto #5 63, Sori Brewing OoO Session IPA (2nd Edition) 74, Maku Brewing India Pale Ale 77, Nynäshamns / Dogfish Head Arketyp 49, Malmgård Häijy Markku 94, Rönnvikin Tumma 37, Rönnvikin Vaalea 28, Nøgne Ø Red Horizon 2. edition 97, Nøgne Ø Tyttebær 86, Plevna Motueka Weizen 60, Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek 100, Gypsy Inc Pale Trail 80, Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Second Edition 99, Fanø/Tired Hands Tuff Ghost 96, Plevnan Severin Extra IPA 91
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Yozora (15) Stavanger, Norway | August 8, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
You really have to get out of your way to visit this pub as it is quite a metro ride outside of Helsinki city centre (20mins). But it’s well worth the visit. When you get of the metro and walk through the district you pass a brown pub and have to turn left into the alley to reach this place. When you get in it’s alot smaller than you thought it would be. Reminds you abit of the local pub where strangers aren’t welcome but here you are wrong! :-) It might be small but the quality of beers on tap is awesome. I am from Norway and Stavanger and they even had a Lervig on tap I haven’t tasted from the brewery in my home town! Now that tells you something. Anyway alot of finnish craft beers but also some english quality crafts on tap when I visited, danish, norwegian, swedish, dutch. But if you are into single malts and whiskey, this is the place to go, over 500 different kinds and if you are lucky the whiskey expert is working. Anyway there is a small fridge with some very interesting beers in it, when I asked the bartender he didnt have a bottle menu apart from a small seasonal menu but you can have a peek at the fridge as you go for the bathroom. The seating is very limited here like 6 tables and the bar counter but when we visited on a saturday we still got a table, might be cause its along way from the city center so you gotta be a real beer geek to get here :-) Anyway the place is small but the quality of the beers (and the single malts) is more than well worth a visit! Staff is also well educated and know alot about beer and whiskey!
Brugmansia (390) Jylland, Denmark | June 23, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One of my must visit places when visiting Helsinki. Great beer selection, and the beers served in good condition. If you are into sours, this place has a good range of these beers. Staff friendly and helpfull, and know their stuff about beers. If you want a beery experience going to Helsinki, visit this place ;-)
fonefan (34) VestJylland, Denmark | June 23, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visit a couple off times, alwas good service and friendly staff. One off the time they had a Germen beer festival on with quit a good selection off rare german brauhauses .. so very good.. Will be back next time ;D
Splitenz (36) Oslo, Norway | April 28, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Now, and hear me through, this place looks like a disaster! It is located in n eastern suburb of Helsinki, a fairly long metro ride away, and you get here and you think "what the hell have I let myself into here?" You get to this one storey 1980’s dirtmall with a courtyard, a couple of run down shops, and a bar where the locals look like they’ve given up on pretty much everything, and there it is, Pikkulintu. A fine as they get craftbeer pub with an excellent selection, great statt and people from all over the World showing up. They didn’t have that Cantillon I had a vague hope of tasting of course, but aside from that, I got a much better understanding of craft beer in Finland from this place than any other during my visit to Helsinki. And, as we Norwegians generally don’t know much about our Nordic "cousins" (not really, but what else do I call them? our swedish brothers ex-wife?) to the east, that says a lot about the value of this place. I had a blast and some really good beers.
vtafro (46) Wayne, New Jersey | February 6, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Well, end of a long day of drinking combined with the awesome selection here, maybe some memory isn’t too clear. Beer selection was awesome, drafts and bottles. Will stop back at the bar on my upcoming trip to Helsinki, hopefully will find my way back to the hotel after.
KansaiBeerLvrs (209) Kyoto, Japan | August 8, 2013| Updated August 10, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ok, it has the feel of a neighborhood pub full of locals. Luckily for them they have a nice beer selection but not world class. Cantillon on tap is cool but I think Mugishutei & Craftheads in Japan have way way more beers or hell tons of places in the US. Prices seemed slightly lower than the in the city center & they had a great variety on tap. Staff were friendly & knowledgeable though I had problems using a non-European credit card so watch out for that. Overall, a good bar but not world class I think. Maybe a bunch of the bottled beer selection was hidden somewhere...
Brigadier (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 27, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
If you can only go to two places in Helsinki make this one of them. Despite a 20 minute subway ride from the city center the trip was validated by a broad selection of beers from around the world. In addition to about 8 local taps there are bottles from Belgium, the United States, and other places.
Prices were in line with everywhere else in Helsinki which is to say don’t expect to find any deals. However if your timing is right you’ll find some great lambics in addition to the Finnish offerings. If that’s not enough the 400+ bottles of scotch will keep you occupied.
fantti (73) , Finland | June 10, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beer places in Europe/World. Great selection of different beers from all over the world. Only downside is that you have to go there separately, its about 10 km from city centre. Totally worth a visit and Pikkulintu also brings beers to country and deliveres them to grocery stores and other beer bars.
jrallen34 (436) Chicago, Illinois | April 25, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Crazy place that’d you’d never think has awesome beer as its located in a run down strip mall. This is a total locals joint and if not for the Cantilon no one would know about. Taking away the Cantillon, there are several excellent beers made just for them and a crazy bottle selection. Its scattered about and hard to find, but there are gems in there. Not worth coming to Helsinki to check this place out, but if you’re there its worth the train ride to take a look.
jookos (109) , Finland | March 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of the top-5 pubs, selection-wise, in Finland. Although some 10km from the center of the city, it is easily reached by a ~20min subway ride. They have their own beer import company which supplies other establishments (and even the Finnish monopoly), so the selection is good. You can exepect rarer things on tap, and strange ones on bottle. Medium/small in size with a plain interior and friendly staff. Boardgames and magazines.
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