My first visit here was back in 2008. In those days The wharf impressed me, but not today. Friendly service and a information folder about their beers on tap. But, most beers are what I will call "the usual suspects", both keg, cask and in bottles. When they offer three Hancock beers on tap, this is for sure not a dedicated craft beer bar! (Visited April 14th 2014)
Finally, I got a chance to visit this pub which was considered in the early 2000s to be one of the best beer destinations in the Nordic countries. It is located in the outskirts downtown close to the bridge and about 15 minutes walk from the train station. A quite typical British pub imitation; nicely decorated with a long bar, cask ales, and football flags from the ceiling - I was happy to see West Ham United’s team flag among them. Well, when it comes to beer this is one of the few pubs in the north with a cask marque certificate. There were 10 cask ales on gravity, four of them operating at my visit. The cask ales I had from Wild Beer and Thornbridge were in excellent condition. In addition, they had ten beers on keg and a small bottled range, nothing special but well known Belgian, Danish, Czech, German and British ones. I also spotted a very decent whisky range. Polite service. Popular with all kinds of people early on a Tuesday eve. (Visited with Frau Eva 15.08.2017).
Lots of taps - BUT the usual suspects. Hancock, Fullers, Westmalle, Lindemans, Weihenstephan. They dó serve Cask Ales but otherwise hére is nothing really. Overrated!
Rasmus40 (396) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | May 2, 2011| Updated June 10, 2011
Their selection of cask ales changes fairly often where as many of their taps remain the same over time. They have a small selection of mostly Belgian bottles. They have recently started having a few bottled sours which is a nice addition to the otherwise mostly trappist bottles. Friendly and knowledgeable service.
yngwie (384) Kristiansand, Norway | October 19, 2005| Updated November 20, 2011
A scandinavian mecca for a cask-maniac. Service is nothing to brag about. The guy behind the bar knows his beers, ok, but has little interest in the customers. It is a pity. Anyhow, a place worth visiting if you are in the area, and like a good beer. Updated 2011-11-20: Service has certainly improved since my first rating of this place. Adjusted the score to reflect that.
Nice little place that was surprisingly empty when I visited on a Saturday evening. Room for many cask ales, but only three of them on.Decent price level. Decent German,Irish and English keg beers on.
Hansen (160) Assentoft, Denmark | September 2, 2005| Updated July 16, 2011
Worth a visit. Perfect, no loud music, no dancing, no flashing lights, just a room with place for a beer-mood. And though...arrogant service..well, the guy knew something about the beers, sure. But his attitude......goes down to 2. 2011-07-16; Rerate: Has only few interesting beers, service even more arrogant. Tryed a burger, it’s acceptable, but not good. Staff had trouble explaning what beer they had, and got angry when we had to use extra two glasses. No new casks open.