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


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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Pours amber with a tall, semi spritzy froth. Good head retention reducing to a full dusty canopy leaving snail tracks down the glass. Aromas of caramel malted biscuits. Nice! Medium nectar with ample residual effers creating a soft cottony texture. Bright and crisp, this brew is alive. Well integrated flavors of caramel, citrus peel, biscuits, herbs, and a bit of mineral. The finish lingers with perfect bittering. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23426) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2002
Reddish brown. Above aevrgare body, complex, almost playful hoppiness, roasty. Bitter finish. As always from this brewery an interesting high quality brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2003
I didn’t thougth that the swedes was able to brew a proper beer. I was wrong. This beer has a fine roasted aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Best before August 2005 33cL bottle consumed on 12/4/05. Sent to me from Bogdi1, thanks Juha!
Pours a deep cherry pie meat red, with some burnt ambers, light beige and auburns swirling about, and a mostly diminishing off-white head that is retained well at cover and provides ample lacing. Plenty of sediment in the bottle and appears to be bottle conditioned.
Aroma is sweet and creamy, with only light fruits (cherries, raisins, light berries) and mainly a sweet caramel and vanilla cream. Fresh toasted barley malts, with even some green, leafy, lightly spicy hops. Full and round, it’s one of those aromas that really fills up the senses. Flavor is unlike any other Oktoberfest I’ve had. Lacking the grainy, drying, bready maltiness that is so dominant to the style, this one has a more reserved, creamy sweetness, toffee and caramel with vanilla and a fair amount of hop flavor (green, leafy, lightly spicy floral notes). Moderate bitterness on end as well complements the creamy sweet malts. Relatively low roast character, a slight dark brown bread sort of aspect is passing, with more earthiness and light spice. Low, natural carbonation and a creamy, fluid texture. The hops are amped up a bit in this example, moreso than traditionally done, but not too much so that it ruins the balance. No alcohol apparency, surprisingly light yeast apparency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (9569) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4801) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a foamy, bubbly white head. Smell: Aromatic toasted grain nose with notes of caramelized sugar, flowers, and citrus. Taste: Sweet, sugar-encrusted grain flavor with a bit of toasted nuts. Hint of flowers. Candied citrus rind with a gentle bitterness. Dry finish with a mild, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight stickiness to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: A fine beer that’s very drinkable, though, sadly, at $5.10 for a single 11.2oz bottle, it’s a beer experience I don’t see myself often repeating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2008
33 cl. Clear darkish copper with a three-finger head that leaves crunchy lace. Earthy orange, honey, grain and slight chocolate and corn aromas. Taste is caramel, cocoa, earthy grain, molasses, toasted nut, and resin. Also some light corn, grass, citrus, and occasional gunmetal. Medium body is mostly smooth, and finishes dry. This one and the Brooklyn Lager beat the heck out of Eliot Ness, as far as tasty Viennas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xev (10) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
75 characters about this beer??...hmm..ok I make a try: "I have to drink this one again absolutely". Hope thats enough.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJester (2532) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
330 mL bottle. Copper-orange with a small, short-lived head. The aroma, is appealing and complex, containing some fresh fruit (peaches, apples), a touch of chocolate, sweetish malt, and some earthy hops. The fruit drop out of the flavour, and the hops step up. Crisp, slightly bitter finish. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Orangish copper with an amber hue to it. Small tan head. Malty flavor with a dry finish. I was impressed with this beer. I just picked up the Nils Oscar Imperial Stout and cant wait to try that. Good Scandanavian beer.

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