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“Excellent beer den” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Schouskjelleren

Ranked #1 of 67 Nightlife in Oslo
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“Excellent beer den”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Did a uni reunion with some friends there... What to say -place is really a den - long arched brick basement cellar with leather lined banks and long tables shared, dark and moody.

9-some microbrew varieties on tap - unless you are a basic "lager" drinker - there's plenty of good stuff there. Blonde Ale was particularly awesome. You can get 3-litre towers to share.

On the minus side - virtually nothing to eat, apart from nuts..wouldn't hurt to put an oven there and bake pretzels or something.

The place gets packed and noisy, which is good or bad depending on your mood.

Overall - if you like microbrew - well worth the visit!

I did not mention prices, since it Norway >)

Visited October 2012
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“Might be the best beer location in Oslo at the moment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

The place has grown a lot on me since I first visited a month or so after their opening in 2010. I have been here a number of times the last years and the place is getting better and better. They brew a lot of interesting stuff in the cellar, which seems to disappear as quickly as it's available due to the number of customers. In addition they offer a number of selected micros at all times, in addition to bottles. They also just started to bottle some of their own beers (maybe one).

The atmosphere is great, it looks like an old fashioned beer hall, situated a couple of floors underground in a bricked vault. The sides are flanked with benches, the bar in one end and a fire place in the other. On weekends it seems like the place fills up quickly, but I've somehow always managed to get a decent table anyway.

At the moment I don't think there's any better place for quality brews in Oslo.

Visited August 2012
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“Fantastic Place...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

This was an absolute jem of a place to discover. The setting of a cellar and the long tables is wonderful, but its the beer, brewed on site, was simply amazing. Having tried several of them over the course of an evening our favourites, and the two we remember most, were Female of the Species and Sod.

The staff were wonderful and would recommend visiting even if you are not staying locally. We only wish we could get some of the beers to bring home!

Visited July 2012
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“Fascinating localities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

A lot of different beers to choose from, located in The heart of Oslo. Recommended for people looking for a quiet or chill evening.

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“Beer history, continued.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Schouskjelleren is not to be missed. A cellar underneath what once was Oslo's oldest brewery (Schous), this is now the site of a splendid microbrewery. In some ways this is like one of those working museums that continue showing the workings of the industrial revolution. Situated at the lower end of the river Aker in Oslo, this is where the norwegian industrial revolution started, and with that came big breweries. Closed at the end of the 1970's (Ringnes bought it and terminated production of Schous beer) the brewery was transformed into schools, flats, postoffice, shops and so on. The current cellar room was used as a student bar. Then, about two years ago, it was "reclaimed" for the purpose of brewing beer (beer was never brewed down here) by the beer lovers who now run it.

The list of beers change constantly, with one or two beers being available quite often. They seem to have 5-6 beers that are their own on tap all the time and a slightly higher number "guest" beers. They brew some fantastic beers, I'm very fond of their various IPA, stouts and porters, but there are ale's, brown's, smoked and belgian styles comming and going all the time. As for the guest beers they tend to be danish (beer here, evil twin) and american (Southern Tier) with british and even italian showing up regulary. Pace your visits and there will always be something new to try on tap here. There's also a regular norwegian "macro beer" for those who arent quite ready to get their "trainingwheels" off so to speak. They also stock a fine selection of bottled beer from all over the World, and it changes all the time as well. No food, but the brand new italian place just up the stairs, inside the gatehouse, is handy if you do get peckish, as well as the neighbourhood of Grünerløkka's many, many café's, restaurants and kebab places a few "vobly" yards away.

The crowd is both young and middleaged, lot of guys, but the girls sampling strange beers is impressive. Can be quite loud, but it's music free, which is a nice break really. Big cozy fireplace in winter.

Not going to go on about value, this is Norway so you know the score.

If you love craftbeer, want to experience beer made by people more interested in creating than selling or simply want a different tourist experience, than this is a must go!

(trams 11, 12 and 13 to Nybrua, or 17 and busses 30 and 31 to Heimdalsgata).

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