Norway > Oslo
Beer Available At Olympen Mat og Vinhus (arranged by most recent)
Revelation Cat - Double Dealer 85, Revelation Cat - F.R.E.S.H. 85, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale 99, Ocean India Pale Ale 63, Ocean Ebbot Ale 67, Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale 90, The Bruery Oude Tart 99, Bierwerk African Stout 88, Lervig Brewers Reserve Galaxy IPA Single Hopped 87, Saint-Germain Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde Ambrée 78, Thornbridge Wild Raven 98, Lost Abbey Deliverance 100, Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Caol Ila BA) 98, Beer Here Dark Hops 99, Thornbridge Jaipur 95, Okocim Pszeniczne 25, Schouskjelleren Häx Porter 83, Haandbryggeriet Tindved 87, Nøgne Ø 100% Peated 79, Nøgne Ø Sour Brown 85
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Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | May 1, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Its worth coming to this place just to see the interior, which has cavernous, with tons of wood, and draped in chandeliers. Oh, and the beer is good too, especially the bottle list. The food looked good, but I didn’t try it. The service was excellent. Worth the very short walk from the main train station.
Rune (320) Tromsø, Norway | June 21, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large place where the ceiling is high with crystal lightning, massive Oslo paintings on the walls and an overall mahogany coloured decor. During the last few years they have had a steady expanding beer menu on bottle and tap making Olympen, together with Håndverkerstuene, the best place for beer drinking in Oslo. The food is delicious, too. On my last visit I had some tasty rye bread with liver paste, bacon and beetroot which paired very well to my bottle of Imperial Dunkel Wit from Nøgne Ø. At the time being their selection of Danish, German and American beers are particular exciting. Friendly, if not always knowledgeable, service (last visited with Frau Eva on Friday 18th June 2010).
Cunningham (248) Halden, Norway | October 24, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
gammelt erverdig sjarmerende sted i sentrale Oslo - masse godt øl
KnutAlbert (241) Oslo, Norway | November 27, 2008| Updated January 4, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A classic beer hall/restaurant that came back from the dead, with the old wall paintings restored. Gemütlich atmosphere, a bit gentrified compared to its previous incarnation.
A decent selection of bottled beers from Norwegian micros, including seasonals. Nøgne ø, Ægir and Haandbryggeriet on tap. Ask for their beer list and check if there is something new in the cellar.
gunnar (220) Sandnes, Norway | March 11, 2009| Updated January 4, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
History sits in these walls, large panorama windows towards the street, huge paintings behind the bar, makes this a refuge from the citys busy life. Good selection of beer on tap and bottle, the food selection for my visit, early afternoon wasn’t the best, and tasted just average. Fills up in the evening, mixed clientel. WiFi is accesible as well.
Bryne (218) Bryne, Norway | April 2, 2010| Updated January 4, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great place in a rather weird part of Oslo. I like the Grønland area, but a beertourist would never expect to find a beer hall here. It is easier to find a mosque, a kebab corner and a sari shop. Olympen is a place you have to visit when you are in Oslo, thirsting for Norwegian microbrew or imported beer goodies. I prefer to avoid Friday and Saturday evening, it can be to crowded and hard to get a table,or even a place by the bar. The food is good and the service is excellent. I enjoyed Lompas Vinterøl and Haandbryggeriet Wild Thing this time. Looking forward to my next visit. (Visited March 24th 2010)
visionthing (201) Oslo, Norway | June 24, 2010| Updated January 4, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite beer place i Oslo. Pretty centrally located at Grønland, close to the city centre. Good selection of beers, one of the best in town. Very nice atmosphere and good service. The bartenders are friendly and usually knowledgeable.
They also have a nice outside terrace in the summer, but unfortunately it’s only open until 8pm.
Svesse (181) Hässelby, Sweden | November 8, 2009| Updated January 4, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice and really beautiful bar and restaurant in a slightly worn down area of Oslo. It’s esentially a large beer hall and restaurant, with a large bar along the left side and large wooden tables throughout the place. Efficient and friendly staff, some of them more knowledgeable than others. Apart from the usual crap taps they had two draught beers from Haandbryggeriet and two from Nögne Ö. Impressive selection of bottled beers, not huge but well selected, from norwegian micros Haandbryggeriet, Nögne Ö, Aegir and Inderöy and a good selection of imported beers. The best beer bar I’ve seen in Oslo so far. A must.
larsga (164) Oslo, Norway | November 18, 2008| Updated July 30, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
An Oslo institution ever since it opened in 1892. The last couple of decades it’s been extremely run down, before it was renovated in 2008. Now really nice upscale place done out in dark wood and dominated by big chandeliers. Seating is either on shared long tables or smaller, more private tables along the sides. There’s also a restaurant at the back, and outdoors serving upstairs. The food menu is a little limited, but the food is very good.
The beer selection has 2 Nøgne Ø beers on draft (porter & blond) and about 10 bottled. There are also about 10 Haandbryggeriet beers, 4 Ægir, 4 Smaa Vesen, and a good number of imports. Some of the most interesting stuff is not in the menu, so always make sure to ask for extras. The waiters usually don’t know, but the guy in the black shirt does.
yngwie (137) Kristiansand, Norway | July 30, 2009| Updated July 30, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The place is looking quite gorgeous after they refurbished it, and it’s now probably the most interesting beer-place in Oslo. Even though the selection isn’t the biggest, it’s the probably the most diverse and quality focused. Norwegian micros, even on tap, international quality beers and every once in a while they get their hands on something special from abroad. Mikkeller, Stone, North Coast and others have all been seen here.
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