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Brewed by Nils Oscar
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Nyköping, Sweden
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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The end product is a hoppyaromatic all-malt brew where the special malt brings a remarkably pleasant malt character. It is fresh tasting and smooth as becomes a Dortmunder Export style beer.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle from Engelsmann, Best Before Oct 2006, drunk on 9/30/06.
A very deep pencil-yellow combines with a healthy copper-maize hue to create quite a colorful body. Thin, but creamy white head is retained, precariously at cover, and leaves wisps of lacing down the glass as it recedes. Medium-sized bubbles rise aggressively at first, but soon quiet down. Clarity is medium-high to high.
Sweet honey and chewy graham crackers in the nose rise up, almost on par (in strength) with the saazy dryness that emanates forth as well. Clean and well-lagered, but the malt produces an near-caramel-like character that seems much overdone, when I would think the hops should be doing most of the talking. Still, a snappy yeast is not lost, picking at the malts as the hops slowly fade in to a dry, leafy, almost herbal-like afterthought. Settles out to some light dough and honey, upon warming.
Very sweet up front. Like dropping a glob of honey in your mouth. The palate is recovering from that the rest of the way, locking on to some light hops and dry yeast crispness, but not enough, in my opinion. A bit loose in texture, thanks to the very low carbonation, which also does not help with the sweetness. But there is some bitterness, the more I drink, just nothing to match the malt. Still, attenuation/carbonation issues aside, it’s a delightfully clean, well-brewed lager that just takes a little getting used to. With their wonderful mashing/extraction techniques, I think these guys are a little bit better accustomed to producing sweeter beers, but still, this is nothing to shake a fist at. No alcohol noted in flavor or aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Golden color with a white head. Fruity malt aroma. Flavour is fruity malt with some hints of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2006 Clear yellow with a fine head. Citrus, fruit, slight toasted and hops. Quite flavorfull and very smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
Draught. Clear golden colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty slightly grassy aroma. Some hints of hops. Sweet malty bitter flavor with some hints of citrus. Long malty bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle. Clear. Deep orangey golden colour with a very small head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy with hints of fruit. Sweet maltiness, some offsetting bitterness and toffee towards the end. Good body for a lager. A good enough lager it is.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2006
It seems like these nils oscar beers are having a big problem with head retention and texture. This, the 4th nils i’ve had.. has apauling retention, almost looks like a soft drink. Interesting sweet aroma, some saaz which is nice, but there is a lot of corn in there too. The flavour is so dominated by corn that it is hard to identify any other flavours as it carries through to the finish and also the aftertaste. There is also not too much bitterness to note. As far as lagers go its not too bad, but its a long way from the quality you expect (and pay for) from nils oscar.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2006
bottle. yelllow color. big head. mild fruity hop aroma. better than ordenary lager.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Fruity malt aroma. Flavour is fruity malt with hints of hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle. Light golden in colour with a white head. Malty and sweet and also has a nice hoppyness. Wellbalanced sweetness and bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2006
330ml bottle. Pale golden topped with some lasting foam. Inviting hoppy aroma. The flavour contains citrus and honey sweetness. Bitter finish. Medium bodied. A well made lager (Sampled at a drinking session in Kiruna, Sweden 13.07.2006).


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