Finnish grocery shop beers 4.7 % -> 5.5 %

With the new alcohol law, maximum allowed ABV for beers sold in Finnish grocery shops is now 5.5 % (ie. outside of Finnish Alcohol Monopoly stores). It used to be 4.7 %. It means that many beers previously brewed to 4.7% are now brewed to 5.5 %. For Ratebeer purposes these are same beer except in the cases where brewery will still brew this beer with two different ABVs (eg. Karhu III and Karhu IVA) and they are both in the market.


This makes me happy. It’s been a long time coming.

Keep those taxes high, though, we need your alcohol tourism down south!