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Beer Available At Vinmonopolet Oslo - Oslo City (arranged by most recent)
Helsingborgs Kaffestout 73, Summer Wine Sabertooth IPA 90, By The Horns Lambeth Walk 95, Austmann Sjokolade & Kirsebærporter , Austmann Austmann & Svart 47, Ægir Hyrrokkin India Peated Ale 72, BFM La Torpille 69, CAP I’m not Bitter 44, CAP Great White Hype IPA 62, Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout 100, 8 Wired iStout 100, To Øl Black Ball Porter 99, Orkney Dark Island Reserve 99, Nøgne Ø Red Horizon 3. edition 96, Midtfyns Barley Wine 92, Kinn Slåtteøl 75, Kinn Prestesonen 94, Kinn Kveldsbris 60, Kinn Gamleguten 80, Kinn Bøvelen 87
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KnutAlbert (300) Oslo, Norway | January 8, 2006
42 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Seems to be slipping. A good selection, including some you usually have to order, like Old Specled Hen, but no Julebokk, to mention one.
omhper (175) Tyresö, Sweden | October 29, 2005
30 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 4/20
Every time I visit a Vinmonopolet store I feel baffled that the government can force the total selection of beers in a country to be this ridiculouly small. I can understand the idea behind the extreme taxes, but why limit the selection to near nothing? Admittedly there has been some improvement the last few years, but it’s still mediocre to say the least.
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 (210) 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.
Sigmund (143) 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.
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