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Ølbutikken

ØlbutikkenØlbutikken
BA SCORE
97
world-class

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 8.21%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

Istegade 44
København, 1650
Denmark
phone: +45 33 22 03 04

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(Place added by: BierKonig on 04-01-2005)
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sfprint

Germany

3.68/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

Visited July 6th of 2012.

A basement shop, with not a lot of atmosphere. About a 8 minute walk from the main train station. Clean but just a bunch of fridges lining the walls. Beers are pricey, but they have probably around 60 or so different bottles. IPAs are around 35-40 kroner, and the Danish porter fridge, they started around 75 kroner. They have mostly Danish and Belgian beers. Fridges are sorted by style. The workers there were nice and you can even drink beers there at an additional fee.

07-20-2012 00:30:54 | More by sfprint
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LinusBohman

Sweden

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

As I come from the south of Sweden I always make sure to visit Copenhagen and Ölbutikken when I visit my parents.
I take the ferry to Helsingör and then the train to Copenhagen. It´s just a short walk from the central station.

The atmosphere and esthetics are very clean. But what grips me is the selection!
This is by no comparison number one for beer in Scandinavia!
Good selection of all Danish breweries but also a great selecion in american and central european beers!
And prices are really reasonable in Scandinavian standards, some what cheaper than the Swedish systembolaget.

A must visit if you´re in Copenhagen!

01-16-2012 10:56:04 | More by LinusBohman
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Note: I visited Olbutikken only a couple weeks after the Copenhagen Beer Festival and their selection was basically cleared out. I envision that they'd have a much broader selection any other time of the year.

I walked past the store and missed it on our first pass, so be aware as you look for this small place. Clean, simple, and a little table to have a couple beers while shopping (if you want to pay the drink-in price). The employee poured me a sample saison from a pin, which was great as we walked around.

There is not a bad beer in the place, and I'd guess that virtually every beer on the shelves is at least an A- on BA. You can even get some solid American brews that are tough to get in the U.S. (FFF, Maine, etc.).

Now, as I said, after Copenhagen beer festival, the shelves were pretty sparse, so that's my only complaint. There were great beers, but not anything truly epic/rare. I missed blabaer by about 4 days, sadly, but I still managed to fill up my backpack with some great Mikkeller bres and others.

Prices were fantastic for Scandinavia, and even solid compared to the U.S. (example: Fou Foune was like $17). Definitely a must-visit.

07-03-2011 15:02:43 | More by ChrisPro
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Habanero58

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

My first ever visit to Copenhagen and having checked into my hotel the very first place I had to find was Ølbutikkem in Oehlenschlægersgade off of Vestebrogade.

This is an amazing beer store, friendly, very helpful and with an immaculately shelved selection of many of the greatest beers from all over the world. Very easy to browse as so tidy!

It is also the only place in the world where you will be able to buy Cantillon's Blåbær (when released) and therefore, this time around my return flight luggage space was reserved for the bottles that Jeppe had kindly put aside for me. Although I still found room for a pristine bottle of Alesmith Speedway Stout to keep the Blåbær company on the flight home.

I hope to retrun to Ølbitikken as often as possible as there were so many other gems I would like to buy in the future. Copenhagen itself is also a wonderful city with Nyhavn, Tivoli, The Mikkeller Bar in Viktoriagade, the Rundetaarn & Kastellet
being my other highlights... along with the canal tours!

A great weekend! Thanks Jeppe and thanks Copenhagen!

07-26-2010 06:02:34 | More by Habanero58
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I've heard about this place because of Blabaer of course but there is much more going on here and a must stop by. It has very weird hours so make sure you check the website before just dropping by as it is a little far away from the train station and nice parts of town...We showed up a little early but they were already open which was nice and allowed me to spend some time talking to Jeppe, the owner and twin brother of Mikel from Mikkeller. Jeppe is a very nice and knowledge guy, helped me pick out many beers that no way I would have picked up...Of course my reason for going was to get blabaer as the website said they were stocked, sadly when I got there they have sold out the last day they were open. Hugely disappointing of course, but Jeppe did hook me up with one bottle from the back so I was very grateful...As far as the beer goes its a very nice selection, tons of mikkeller and belgians (westy, rare de dolles), a few cantillons but not as rare as I was hoping. Tons of american brews and not easy ones to get. If your an American no need to check those out but if you don't have access, there are ones worth getting. The price I thought was very fair.

Overall, a great place to go even if Blabaer isn't there, but maybe sometime in 2011 you plan a special trip to get the blabaer as that is the next time it will be out.

07-11-2010 08:11:08 | More by jrallen34
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ndolover

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$

If you are in copenhagen and like to find hard to get beers, PLEASE stop here!

While the selection is not huge, the quality more then makes up for it. No matter where you live in the world you will find a few bottles that are hard to find...Westie 8 & 12, Lost Abbey, Mikeller specialities, etc.

With they high percentage of high quality beers on the shelf, I would prefer to see them kept colder and out of the sunlight. However, with the limited selection I'm guessing that they have high turnover.

While you will pay for the quality, being able to bring a Black Albert out of your cellar is well worth the $.

A must stop while in Copenhagen.

03-26-2010 13:48:35 | More by ndolover
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ericfb18

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Whoever thought such a great beer store could be found in Copenhagen? Unbelieveable selection. About 300+ beers, but all high quality...including harder to find US microbrews like Lost Abbey. Also carried Three Floyds, Cpt Lawrence, Founders and The Bruery...Of course they carry anything made by Mikkeller...and they even had Westy 8. Price seemed reasonable for the selection. Service was great - highly knowledgeable about not only the Dannish beer scene, but also the American craft beers. They also had a great selection of Cantillon.

Store is very small...but with their selection, it really doesn't matter. They are truly focused on offering only quality beer...not pleasing the masses. I could have spent a few hours in the store between browsing and talking with one of the owners. This is definitely a must visit store if you ever find yourself in Denmark...or even the region!

03-17-2010 21:19:37 | More by ericfb18
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ricke

Sweden

4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

In this part of the world (northern Europe) it is very unusual to see a beer store with a selection of such quality. They don't have the widest selection for sure, but the beers they have are remarkable. Of course, they have a great selection of high quality Scandinavian beers. But it's their Belgian and American selection that really is impressive. They constantly get new very limited beers from the best breweries in the US.

Service is good with a really dedicated and well informed staff. Their website is always updated with plenty of info on styles, prices etc.

Opening hours is a bit limited, though. But that's of minor importance. Ølbutikken is the best alternative for buying world class beer around here.

06-16-2009 10:35:06 | More by ricke
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

(From notes)

Like other reviews suggest, this is the place to visit for Danish brews. Just utterly fantastic. It is definitely a smaller place, but the selection and quality of brews stocked is really amazing.

Loads of Danish brews, including many new releases from Mikkeller, and there is a great selection of Belgians as well. The U.S. selection actually made me jealous...Alesmith, Three Floyds, Pizza Port, etc.

Service was great, engaging, helpful, and thoughtful. Just can't say enough good things about the place. Just wish I could have access to this store on a regular basis. Fantastic, and a must stop while in Copenhagen.

04-16-2009 00:30:26 | More by Nickls
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Crosling

Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

As an American, the "beer store" is heaven. Jeppe stocks what I am guessing to be every available beer he can get from Mikkeller and Olfabrikken, along with several other tasty Danish micros. Also plenty of goodies from Norway and Swede producers. His lambic selection is also world class, with the Lou Pepes and Selection Lambic. He has a special relationship with Struise and gets their beers before anyone else. And of course, the service really can't possibly get any better, with an expert there at all times.

06-19-2008 04:06:49 | More by Crosling
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Ølbutikken in København, Denmark
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