Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy beige head. Fruity, slightly roasted nose with toffee, caramel, citrus, dark bread and a hint of chocolate. Fruity taste with caramel, toffee, oranges, and a hoppy finish, leaving roasted traces of hops and caramel. There is a hint of smoke lingering in the finsih. Rather dry, well balanced. Nice one.
Cunningham (6906) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Amber colour with a white head. Some caramel sweetness in the nose with some hopps. Fruity, sweet malty and light hoppy flavour.
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Their lovely hoppy signature, piney aroma and a dry aftertaste. Goes well with food with strong flavour - perfect with a smelly cheese!
larsniclas (6661) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a thick head.
A nutty, hoppy toffee-aroma.
Smooth palate with a very fine bitterness and long taste.
A typical qualityproduct from Nils-Oscar.
caesar (6605) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear copper color, short off-white head. Aroma of some caramel, some hop, bit flowery. Soft bitter taste, caramel.
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Light copper colour, medium off-white head. Burnt and roasted, almost smokey, malts dominate. There is also some peachy fruitiness and the typical fresh grain NO touch. medium bodied. Slightly sweet, with a firm bitterness.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light copper lager that wears a large, lasting, delicately laced off-white head. beautiful. Distinct nutty maltiness is also toasty, rather dry and gently fruity (think figs, orange tea, raisins). Some sugary hints manage to peak through in a subtle manner, some kind of burnt caramel perhaps, but the toastiness keeps the lead. Firmly grainy, yet it develops a growing, more than fair powdery bitterness, quite leafy, grainy while the crisp palate feels medium bodied and excellently carbonated. A remarkable lager, very firm and pleasant texture.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a big beige head. Sweet caramel malty, hoppy aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
Beer5000 (5864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle. Nice dark golden body with a light beige head. Aroma has malt and caramel. Flavor is malt and caramel, but unfortunately there is also an unpleasant sour and metallic subflavour. Probably something wrong with my bottle regarding the remaining raters.
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2006 bottle from Engelsmann drunk on 12/2/06
Very light for a vienna. Only tinges of copper and auburn throughout mostly an orange-amber body. Usual small, but dense and creamy off-white head sits well atop. Light lacing and high clarity with large bubbles drifting lazily upwards.
Thick honey and sweet dough in the nose, backed by a bit of orange and tart cherry. Growing almost astringently spicy and letting up on the smooth sweetness. Cinnamon-like, almost. Medium strength of aroma, with no alcohol or brewing flaws. The grains are well-extracted but while I’m no stickler for style, the dry spiciness and odd fruity-honeyish malts just come across strangely and don’t seem to correctly balance or complement the malts.
Very sweet for a vienna, not surprisingly, being from Nils Oscar. More phenolic-like cinnamon and/or nutmeg that really almost reminds me of a Belgian ale. But watery, also, which seems to be a recurring theme from Nils Oscar. Undercarbonated and what is there is loose. I understand it’s not easy to bottle lagers, but this needs crispness very badly. Grainy, lightly hay-like hops are lost to the strong malt sweetness. No alcohol noted.