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Brewed by Nils Oscar
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Nyköping, Sweden

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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This beer has its orgin in the Bavarian beer type ’festbier’ or ’oktoberfestbier’. Like ’festbier’ and ’vienna style beer’, Nils Oscar Kalasöl is of a somewhat darker type. The Nils Oscar Kalasöl is produced with both münchenermalt, dark caramelmalt, chocolatmalt and some roasted barley. The choice of hops is a mix of four kinds where the most characteristic are brittish fuggles, american cascade and czech saaz.
Kalasöl is a rounded beer with a mildly roasted breadish character. It can be recommended together with heavy foods, like joints of roast meat, spicy stews, broiled meat and fowl.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2006
As always with Nils Oscar, this is a good beer. Deep colour. Distinct bitterness but definitely malt dominated. Perhaps a little too sweet for my liking, but I believe that’s a feature of the style, not an imbalance in this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours a darker amber with slight head. Scents of fruit and bread on the nose. Brew is malty, with roasted notes and some raisin overtones. Some bittering and light hopping. It was OK, but nothing special. Bottle courtesy of Marciblursi.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden in colour with a small light brown head. Nice bitterness. Hoppy with notes of caramel and also a bit grassy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2006
Dark amber colored, little light brown head. Aroma is rich with hops, bitterness, caramel and grass. Medium bodied. Flavor is dry with hops and mild citrus tones, aftertaste lasts with dryness. Clean but not very complex brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabjork (664) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2006
Bottled. Dark golden in colour with a minor white head. A malty aroma. The flavour is bitter with juniper berries. It has a dry and bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
Bready malty taste. Quite long taste, full body. Quite hoppy and bitter in the taste. Like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7415) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2006
Draught at The Rover in Gothenburg.
Even better taste than the bottle. Dark amber to brown color, beige-brown lasting creamy head. Fruity scent and taste. Quite big bitterness, but it fits and is balanced well.
Once more though, I like the draught one well better than the bottles I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3025) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
(330 ml bottle: Obtained 01-Mar-06 in trade with bogdi1, thanks Juha!) The label is ripped, so the only notch on the bottle is for April. Since I just got this in a trade, I’ll presume it’s April, 2006 and I’m within the window. Anyway, this is a great-looking Märzen: gorgeous copper color, perfect clarity, and a tall, light-tan head. The nose is malty, lightly sweet, a bit earthy, and balanced by a pleasant citrusy tartness. Quite balanced in the flavor as well, presenting moderate caramel and malt, along with a general earthiness, some chalk and a gentle, roasty character toward the finish. But it’s only mildly sweet and has a modest amount of citrusy tartness and some light, hoppy bitterness in the finish. On one hand, this balance is good because it’s fairly clean and doesn’t bog down on the palate. But on the other hand, the citrusy tartness makes it kind of an odd Märzen. Body is light-medium, but with soft carbonation and a clean palate, this beer has a nice mouthfeel. Could use a bit more body, but it’s a minor complaint. Overall, it’s not your typical Märzen, but it’s enjoyable and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2006
The most beautiful amber/ruby colour. Amazingly full taste for a 5,2% beer. Rather sweet and malty, but with some proper bitterness in the finish. Not dry and bitter enough to be my favourite, but I believe this would be great with rich food and a bitter schnapps!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2006
12 oz bottle, via MrWalker. Clear dark copper pour with a fizzy one finger off-white head. Clean toasted and caramel malt nose with some grassy hop overtones. First thing I noticed- pretty highly hopped for an Octoberfest. Malty base is well balanced by the bright citric and floral hop character. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with fizzy and prickly carbonation. A decent beer, but not the most classic of flavor profiles for an Octoberfest. The hops in this just play too great a role.


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