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Beer Available At Olutravintola Pikkulintu (arranged by most recent)
Lervig Aktiebryggeri / To Øl Kentucky Uncommon 79, Lervig Cascadian Gold IPA 80, Ghost Soft Liquid 62, Lervig Brewers Reserve Oat IPA , Lervig Marky Ramone’s Hoppy Pilsner 49, Närke Jantelager 57, Sonnisaari Roisto Porter , Sonnisaari Juntunen Pale Ale , Modernist Savant 58, Modernist TXS #001 Szechuan Pepper Wit 60, Närke / Mjödhamnen Bra-Gott Tallskott 43, Plevnan Mosaic Weizen 79, Nøgne Ø / La Chingoneria / Central Cervecera M.O.L.E. 98, Freigeist Abraxas 73, Modernist Stockholm Syndrome 66, Nils Oscar India Ale 70, Nøgne Ø Dragonwort Stout 99, Hornbeer Vladimir P 98, Nøgne Ø / Kissmeyer Naked Kiss 88, Ugly Duck Putin 95
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kermis (196) The Hague, Netherlands | June 7, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
As others have said, it’s a little far out and in a residential area. It’s definitely worth visiting, so as some additional advise, when you’re getting off the metro, continue walking up the platform along with the train (ie. away from Helsinki center). From this side you can walk straight out from up the stairs and continue down a small path until you find it.
Great bar with some fantastic beers. Worth it if only to try the Siperia’s, but you’ll find more.. :-)
Tim Webb (271) Bristol, England | April 2, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Utterly incongruous. Is this the most obscurely located world class beer cafe in the world? It is not even the largest pub in the small downmarket precinct area next to a suburban housing estate a long way down the branch line tram route in the eastern suburbs of Helsinki. But the beer selection is superb, including top Finnish micros and weird availability from all over. Royal service / advice too.
SirLimpsalot (23) , Sweden | November 2, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
The most weird location, but huge selection of good beer. Of course I recommend Pikkulinnun Viskilambic and Siperia Imperial Stout
gyllenbock (208) 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 (584) 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 (221) 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 (66) 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 (93) 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)
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