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Nils Oscar God Lager - the Nils Oscar Company

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Nils Oscar God LagerNils Oscar God Lager

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
the Nils Oscar Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
God Lager - Good Lager in Swedish.

Brewed using the company's own Vienna Malt and four German hop varieties, to of them being Hersbrucker and Tettnanger.

12.9° Plato.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-19-2002)
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Reviews by O_gg_e:
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-29-2014 18:01:16 | More by O_gg_e
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Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

A good lager, malty and hoppy, slightly spicy, lightish, slightly resiny, at times it came across as a bit soggy or sticky or something, still, very nice bittersweet flavour, i kind of liked it.

10-19-2002 03:03:33 | More by rastaman
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4.15/5  rDev +17.6%

A: light to medium gold, with a very short, quickly dissipating head. Average slow rising carbonation.
S: Slightly doggy malt, though generally a weak smell.
T: Different than any other lager I've had. The most leathery beer I've had. Distinctly high quality, new leather. Very clean. Nice, veiled apple and metal aftertaste. It somehow reminds me of the past, a time from before I was born.
M: Crisp stinging, however underneath it's very soft and smooth.
O: One of the best and most original lagers I've had. Very different take on a German style, and I would dare say outdoes the German varieties.

03-21-2011 01:28:04 | More by sfprint
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3/5  rDev -15%

04-05-2012 13:57:15 | More by aztraz
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

08-08-2014 15:49:04 | More by sebastian577
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-09-2013 13:01:01 | More by Pelicanrocks
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-17-2012 16:54:08 | More by mtbdonn
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-03-2014 10:32:38 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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United Kingdom (England)

4.18/5  rDev +18.4%

33cl Brown bottle, poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru stemmed tulip glass.

Golden straw coloured body, clear and well carbonated by the look of the bubbles rising up to the white head. The head soon turned to just a collar and wispy covering.

The smell was fairly malty, with a citrus undertone.

The taste was also malty with citrus notes helping to make the beer dry in the aftertaste, not overly hoppy, but it does have a bitterness from the 4 hop blend.

This has a good feel to it, plenty of body for a lager, be it a Dort or an Export, and enough flavours to make it stand out from the crowd.

05-19-2010 19:57:44 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-12-2012 20:35:20 | More by Blissmo
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-09-2011 00:04:14 | More by JohneHoodlum
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-11-2013 19:31:50 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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3.85/5  rDev +9.1%

'God Lager' means 'tasty lager' and has nothing to do with gods. ;)

Very light yellow clear color with a bubbly head that settles after a minute. Highly carbonated and quite bubbly. The nose is big and fresh of bread. I also sence a bit of spicyness and touches of honey.

Very tasty indeed, much more complex than most other swedish crap lagers. Hoppy and with the bitterness that comes together with it. This is one of the better swedish lager I've drunk I'd recommend everyone to try this if they have the chance.

04-03-2003 10:54:36 | More by Rocko
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3/5  rDev -15%

08-11-2012 19:58:45 | More by kangasmaa
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-01-2013 18:34:00 | More by EmperorBevis
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New York

3/5  rDev -15%

06-19-2013 17:38:47 | More by corysmith01
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3.73/5  rDev +5.7%

A clear straw colored lager with a white head that settles rather quickly leaving god lacing.

Smelling of sweet bread and grains, some sour notes.

The taste is rather modest, bread notes, some faint honey sweetness. A whiff of orange. A timid bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, vivid bubbles but an overall smooth feeling.

A nice well balanced lager.

07-06-2010 20:41:52 | More by rarbring
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United Kingdom (England)

4.55/5  rDev +28.9%

Lovely malty taste. Smooth finish. Lovely bouquet. At 5.3% it is a perfect accompaniment to many dishes. This is a beer to enjoy rather than quaff. I enjoyed one, i found the second a little bitter to the taste. I have only limited experience of Swedish beers but this tempts me to experiment further, as the intensity of the flavours is very much to my palate.

02-12-2014 23:36:05 | More by SirBob
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

05-19-2014 18:37:34 | More by Florya
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-27-2013 01:46:04 | More by the_danish_swede
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New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -43.3%

05-07-2013 20:13:29 | More by mklisz
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-13-2013 02:45:27 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

12oz. bottle, brought back from Sweden.

Clear, light gold color. Modest white head which faded fast. Very still, not "alive" in glass. Name of beer sets a pretty high bar....

Aroma is bready, think salty dough. Some citrus - lemon & orange. A bit of pepper/spice at finish.

Malt/bread is first impression. Hops follow closely with a nice little bite. Not much else, pretty straightforward. Just a bit of sweet/fruit flavor in there as it warmed up some. Pepper at finish.

Light bodied, with medium carbonation. Seems acidic, more bite than you would expect from carbonation. Dry finish.

Not bad at all, very sessionable. Spice/pepper/acidity could get old after a few, though. Pretty sure it doesn't live up to the name, but I would drink it again, especially on a hot day.

01-17-2007 16:13:50 | More by
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3.63/5  rDev +2.8%

The liquid is clear; the colour is pale gold. The foam is white and unexpectedly thin, it sinks down to a ring immediately. A rather dull looking lager.

The smell is bittersweet with a distinct note of toffee and spruce fir. There are notes of banana candy, pine and some Saaz hops. It is medium strong, but not 100% inviting.

The taste is better than the looks and the smell: It starts off with a salty, mild and growing semi-sweet malty taste with a creamy touch. There are lots of aroma hops giving it a touch of dry wood (cedar?) and diacetyl. The finishing notes are a little salt with a slowly growing long mild bitterness.

The carbonation is medium strong with small bubbles, giving room for all the flavours.

A nice and well done Dortmund lager with a fine palette.

08-27-2005 18:15:15 | More by bark
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

07-15-2013 21:56:46 | More by SimonTja
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Nils Oscar God Lager from the Nils Oscar Company
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