Updated October 2013. The place to go for Ratebeerians visiting Odense. One of few places in Denmark to get English cask ale, but these days the ever changing other taps may be more interesting. Lots of Danish micros from the best breweries, along with a few Americans, Belgians and Germans. The cask selection changes reasonably often - sometimes a lot of Fullers, sometimes nice little rarities. The bottle selection nowadays is also rotating, typically imperial stout and lambik.
And itís not just a beer geek hang-out, lots of locals go here just for a good time and a beer. Thursday to Saturday itís crowded in the evening. Service is knowledgable, and the beer is usually beautifully served.
Friendly staff. Unfortunately some of the tapped beers has this buttery smell and taste. Itís pretty often actually.
Benzai (248) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | September 2, 2013
Located in the city center itís easy to find. The place may look as if itís closed, but donít let that closed door fool you. Inside thereís plenty of room to sit down at the bar or at a table. Place has an agreement with two restaurants across the street where you can get food for take away which you can then eat at the bar. Surprisingly enough the man behind the counter -Thomas- speaks Dutch! Not just Dutch, but English, Russian, Danish and German as well! Impressive! About 20 beers on tap and 20 on bottle. We had a very good time here. Will certainly go back there if Iím around. Recommend!
Cozy bar with very nice and knowledgeable service. They have a lovely and rotating selection on tap, however their bottle selection is very limited. Good prices.
A revisit nine months later shows mostly new beers on tap, however they were the same as elsewhere in the country, and the bottle list is still very limited. The two casks on were some of the usual suspects. Service was top notch though. I appreciate an honest person not afraid of admitting when some of his beers are not good.
Visited several times, cosy, friendly place for a pistop :-) Being in the citycenter it can be a problem to park close by, but with just a short walk it will be ok. Great atmosphere in this old, townpub, not very spacy, so at times it can feel very busy. Nice selection of beers, friendly staff and most times the beers are served in good condition. For sure worth a try if you are in the area.
Iíve frequented the place for quite some years and itís going as strong as ever! Last time I visited I enjoyed two world premieres - albeit both Danish draught beers - in one evening! Quite an experience for such a laid-back comfy pub. Look out for the Pale Ale Festival recurring every spring - a must-see for these parts of Denmark!
A world-class beer bar with lots of interesting things rotating through the taps, and a wonderful staff who is more than happy to chat about beer. Bonus! If you look closely, youíll see a healthy selection of ultra-premium spirits, too. Try to catch the weekly drinks offers, which turns this comfortable pub into heaven on earth. Donít miss the annual beer festival.
I just had my first, brief visit at this place while waiting for my train to Copenhagen and I have to say I was impressed. Positively cosy atmosphere located in a historical building in an old, narrow backstreet off the main shopping street in the city centre. I visited the place at 17 in on a Saturday and while the place was busy there was still plenty of comfortable seating avilable and despite plenty of conversation there was no noise. The barman had time to chat and offer samples and advice on what to try. He definitely seemed knowledgeable and the selection was large enough to offer me several interesting beers that Iíd want to try. I only had fifteen minutes for my visit but I will make a point of visiting this place every time I find myself in Odense. Prices are a bit high - 6Ä for a small draught beer - but it seems to be worth it.