Pe4fect ambiance and beer selection ( even some really special bottles such as chimay’s barrel aged quads are available)...unfortunately it is really-really expensive - what is absolutely acceptable in Norway, but still a fact.
Amundsen might have the largest bottle selection in Oslo, as well as a fair number of taps. Many of the taps are generic beers. Their home brews are quite good.
The place lacks ambiance, it resembles me of a Bennigans/TGIF type chain restaurant. The long bar is a plus. The place is expensive, they cannot blame high alcohol taxes for charging NOK 179 (23 Euros) for a 3,8% DeMolen Revelation Cat...
gunnfryd (109) Kristiansand, Norway | October 12, 2012| Updated October 13, 2012
A place to visit in Oslo. Some own beers and some others. Nice selection of vintage trappist and fine vintage beer. The food is nice.
Nice place near the center of Oslo. Decent selection of local and international specialty beers. Unfortunatly they had only 1 of their own brews (pale ale) when I visited. Food is regular pub food, ok but nothing special. Service is a bit slow but friendly, although lacking knowledge of the beers. I would expect some more knowledge, especially of the guest brews on tap. Definitly worth visiting.
Resturant with a small brewery. There own beers are not the best, but they have a good selection on tap and bottles.
garza (90) Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), Venezuela | May 8, 2011| Updated September 26, 2011
Bah!, this people is only following the hip and trendy tendence of being an international beer bar. Of course, the point in any bussines is making money, wich is evident on this place.
Big place, situated in the middle of Oslo. Sure thing for tourists in summer (they were thinking in that). Ok selection in micros from Norway and abroad but definitely not impressive. With that size and that money they could get more and rare quality beer from around the world. The two first options I order they didn’t have it. They seem to have a full sponsorship from the Hansa people, because the Waldemars brands on tap. Very sad to be sponsored from one of the worst beers in Norway. Or maybe Hansa is the owner of the bar. Did not eat there (c’mon, 138 kr for a bloody fish & chips??!!, please!). The music sucks. But the service was good. Anyways, I don’t think I will give them another chance. Not exceptional at all.
RuneStumo (78) Haugesund, Norway | October 14, 2011| Updated November 15, 2011
14.10.2011. This surly is a very interesting new place. The beers are very good and they have fairly good selection of tap and bottled beers. Good service. The foodwas very nice and was prepared fast. A very nice place!
This place is more or less a merge between Oslo Mikrobryggeri and Håndverkerstuene, with the brewing kettles visible behind glass in a corner and food based on beer. It’s actually a very decent place, lots of space, and a long bar. The situation is quite absurd, in the middle of one of the heaviest tourist streets of Oslo, but I guess it’s good for business. I was here on a friday afternoon, it was packed, and the service was quite slow and not the friendliest - maybe because of the stress. The selection on tap is not as impressive as some other places in Oslo, but it’s a nice addition with their own brews. I would go here to check out their own brews, not so much the other stuff.
What a place for beer lover! Great selection on taps and bottles, very friendly staff with great knowledge of beer. But the best bit is their special room, full of rare and expensive bottles. Prices are high, as you expect in Oslo. Top place, worth visiting again and again.