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Beer Available At Olutravintola Pikkulintu (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Pikkulinnun Viskilambic 100, Malmö Ruby Soho Red Ale 72, Olutpaja Jouluolut , Plevna / Nøgne Ø Pohjantähti 60, Malmö Hopman IPA 93, Malmö Canned Wheat 94, Malmö Nonic Special Bitter 43, Nynäshamns Tjockhult Tjinook 89, Nøgne Ø 100% Peated 81, Ugly Duck Miami Vice 88, Hollolan Hiidenhirvi Black Ale , Hiisi / Donut Island Licorice, Suckers! Belgian IPA? 43, Plevnan Rollikka , Plevnan Unto Sahti 76, Plevnan Vehnäolut 74, Rönnvikin Tumma 41, Grimbergen Rouge 11, Olutpaja Tosi Kalpee , Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley Signature Series) 77, Hofbräu München Oktoberfestbier 38
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gyllenbock (185) Stockholm, Sweden | July 16, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited in July 2010.
Really bizarre to find a place like Olutravintola Pikkulintu in the middle of a not too exciting residential neighborhood. It is truly a magnificent place, not pretty but what a range of beer and whiskey.
About 15-20 minutes with Metro from central Helsinki. Get off the train at Puotila/Botby gård. Then walk about 4 minutes to the bar.
Very friendly staff and locals. I did drink Cantillon Pikkulinnun Viskilambic, Slottskällans Nelson and Plevnan Siperia Imperial Stout during my visit. It’s amazing that you can find an extremely rare Cantillon, at a place like Pikkulintu.
(Cantillon Pikkulinnun Viskilambic did cost 14 EUR for a bottle 37,5cl)
mirco100 (29) | June 5, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
The best in helsinky-
rosenbergh (491) Tampere, Finland | June 4, 2010| Updated August 5, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting place. The pub itself is somewhere between pub and low-grade Kneipe but what makes is quite unique in Finland is the variety of ever-changing brews. The selection is probably the best in Finland when comes to rarities. Staff knows what they’re doing. Great (best in Finland) selection of whiskeys. Definitely worth detour.
Marko (212) Split / Zagreb, Croatia | April 24, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Possibly as far away from central Helsinki as you can be while still being in Helsinki, very close to a metro station though, so that poses no issue at all! And to think that I would’ve missed it because of the distance if SaintMatty hadn’t offered to take me along (and a huge, huge thanks for that!). A relatively small place, almost full of locals drinking good or great beer, but the selection is just stunning, rare and quality Finnish and foreign beers on tap (we had Hornbeer RIS, Moor JJJ IPA and some rare Kuninkaankartanon stuff on tap and the Hornbeer Oak Aged Cranberry Bastard in bottles). And they have Siperia and Severin which are probably among top 5 Finnish beers on tap. Huge selection of bottles, a shitload of Belgian, Danish and American stuff. Ah, just go there.
Finwe (3) Grankulla, Finland | March 10, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The place to go if you are fed up with pubs run by large restaurant chains. Abundant variety of beers with focus on Nordic breweries, but Belgium, USA and others are represented too, and accompanied with exhaustive selection of whiskies. Really affordable prices compared to other places in the same category, although some of the bottles may be a bit on the expensive side.
Food menu is confined to salted peanuts and (occasionally) sandwiches with the exception of some special days, when there might be something related to the on-going theme or such. This is, however, compensated by thee other restaurants located in the same address, so wether it is noodles, kebab, pizza or something other you want, the choises are there.
Easily reached by Metro train, being only some 200 metres walk from the nearest station.
TEJA (57) Stockholm, Sweden | March 6, 2010| Updated April 20, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
After a wedding the day before, my finnish beerfriend Terro suggested that I should join him in Helsinki for a short beer sightseeing. This was the second place we visited and Ihad a hard time leaving. The had a first class selection of finnish micro brew on tap and a marvelous selection of different first rate beer on bottle from US, Belgium,Norway, Denmark and I think a saw some from England as well. The staff is friendly and know what they are talking aboute.
Next time I’m in Helsinki I’ll come again.
tiong (80) Espoo, Finland | February 21, 2010| Updated March 21, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
THE place to visit if you are in Helsinki area. The best selection of great beers in the whole country and a lot of rarities available every now and then.
UPDATE: As of 2013 and 2014, the bottle selection is nowhere near the glory days, as they are no longer importing any American beers themselves. The tap selection is still pretty good, though, and sometimes you might find some interesting vintages on bottles as well for bargain prices (a 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze Vintage 2004 for 10 euros, for example)
RedhawkFIN (12) , Finland | October 8, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The place to visit if you’re in Helsinki. Near the Puotila Metro Station in the eastern part of the city. The surroundings and the place may seem somewhat worn down but the staff and the selection of beers (and Whiskies) are top notch. Lots of rarities with always something new to sample. The place is quite small and get crowded in the evenings (especially on the weekends). Theme weeks all year round.
mjs (33) Helsinki, Finland | July 10, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
The place to visit if you are after rarities. The selection varies but is mainly based on their own import which usually consists of beers that are hard to find anywhere. Prices of bottles can be sometimes quite high.
Anker (45) Hillerød, Denmark | February 27, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic bar only 2 min walk, south of Puotila Metro Station. It takes about 15 min to get there, with the Metro from the Central Station in Helsinki.
The owners are very friendly and their selection of beers and whiskey is huge.
They got 16 taps with beers from Finnish micros, especially Koskipanimo (Plevnan), and at lot of bottles from Danish, American, Norwegian, Belgian and etc. breweries.
If you’re out searching rarities this is where you wanna go! They even had a bottle of Cantillon Blåbær Lambik in the back of there fridge, and i believe the Plevnan Siperia is on tap at all times.
I went on a 3 day weekend trip to Helsinki, and ended up here every day. Despite that, it was possible to try a lot of new and rare beers every day.
Don’t miss the opportunity if you’re in Helsinki!
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