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Beer Available At Vinmonopolet Oslo - Oslo City (arranged by most recent)
CB Juleøl 6.5% 40, Nøgne Ø Tiger Tripel 91, Nøgne Ø / Jolly Pumpkin/Stone Special Holiday Ale 98, Aass Juleøl 6.5% 58, Nøgne Ø God Jul 99, Hitachino Nest White Ale 88, Orval 99, Westmalle Tripel 99, Nøgne Ø 100% Peated 78, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel 100, Aass Juleøl Premium 71, BrewDog Hoppy Christmas (7.2%) 97, Balder Sognelager 32, San Miguel Especial 7, Nøgne Ø # 100 (Batch 100) 99, Nøgne Ø Kriek of Telemark 82, Erdinger Dunkel 71, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, Ægir Lir Dry Irish Stout 89, Boulevard Bully! Porter 96
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eric82oslo (1) Langhus, Norway | November 3, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Although the selection of beer types are not abundant (having in mind the 30,000+ sorts included on this website), it’s mostly great in the overall alcohol category, especially by focusing on high quality products. Perhaps for this reason, perhaps not, other types of alcohol are favoured, especially red wines, sparkling wine, whiskey and cognac. My ratings are based on this wide spectrum of offering, not solely the beer selection available. It’s more than sufficient for my demands, although it could, of course, always have been ten times, or a 100 times, bigger. But then again Oslo ain’t Tokyo either. My main complaint is of course the excessive pricing, but this is due to government politics, not their own private policies. :)
Cunningham (301) Halden, Norway | January 9, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
a good amount of beers, thats all
but that is what we want :-)
except the prices
gunnar (275) Sandnes, Norway | November 9, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Very good selection af beer, according to Norwegian standards. Almost 95 % of available beers in the Vinmonopolet system was seen during my visit in October 2011.
Kestral (29) Årnes, Norway | March 27, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Decent selection, they always keep a bit more than the standard Vinmonopolet selection. Staff is helpful, but often busy.
Sigmund (131) Tau, Norway | June 8, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
This is the Vinmonopolet (Norwegian state owned wine, liquor and strong beer monopoly) store with the best selection. Will normally shelf stock ALL beers (including the ones in "bestillingsutvalget") that are available through Vinmonopolet. Be aware that nearly all alcoholic drinks are more expensive in Norway than in any other country in the world.
tfredvik (18) Oslo, Norway | February 29, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Above average vinmonopol selection. Very sentral in downtown Oslo, right next to Meny Oslo City that has a good selectoin of <4.7 ABV beers.
Bart (108) Brussels, Belgium | February 2, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Drink center next to the central station of Oslo. Focuss is on wines, but they do have a very nice selection of beer as well. Some Norwegian macro’s and micro’s added with some nice Belgian, American and Britisch ales. Expensive yes, but to Norwegian standards. If you are looking for some bottles in Norway, good place to visit.
visionthing (237) Oslo, Norway | January 13, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Decent selection of beer. Above average of the Vinmonopolet stores in Oslo. Located in the basement of the Oslo City shopping center, right next to Meny (which have one of the best selection of beer below 4,75% ABV.) Convenient location in the city center next to the central station and bus terminal.
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | October 9, 2005| Updated October 21, 2005
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Vinmonopolet is a chain of government-owned liquor stores. They have a monopoly on the sale of beer above approx 4.75% abv, so a stop here is a MUST (beer under 4.75% is sold in grocery stores). The selection was typical for Scandinavia - lame. Try the Aass beer, it’s quite enjoyable. Also, some new Norwegian micros are springing up that are actually quite notable, such as Nogne O and Haandbryggeriet, so check them out.
larsga (195) Oslo, Norway | September 17, 2005
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Go here if you want to buy beers to take home with you. The selection is pitiful, but you will find at least quite a bit of Nøgne Ø, some Haandbryggeriet, some heavier Norwegian mass-produced beers (typically the bocks), and some Belgian and German beers. The selection tends to vary a little.
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