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Nils Oscar God Lager - the Nils Oscar Company

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BA SCORE
81
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Sweden

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-19-2002

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.
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 21
Reviews by Rocko:
Photo of Rocko
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

'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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of rastaman
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of sfprint
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of rarbring
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of SirBob
4.56/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of bark
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%

A good example of how a decent lager should be.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber gold colored. Flavor is kind of thickly sweet and malty. Borders on sickly sweet, but doesn't quite get there. (seems like it's a "just barely" thing) the thick sweetness is probably masking any other potential characteristics from showing well. It's okay, but too fuzzy and lacking sharp definition.

Photo of willjschmidt
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle (marked best by April, 2008) into a pint glass.

A: Pours a straw yellow color with a nice sized white head.

S: Some herbal aromas with a hop presence as well.

T: A very good lager. Lots of straw, grass, herbs, light spices, and it all finishes off with a hop bite. Lots of complex flavors.

M: Light bodied, high carbonation.

D: A good lager, way better than the standard euro lagers usually found in Sweden.

Photo of stjaernstoft
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nils Oscar God Lager, ABV: 5.3%.
330 ml bottle, 18.90 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: Nice and clear yellow to golden liquid, and a short-lived, white little head.

S: Lightly hoppy aroma of honey, bread, and some hay. Already on the nose I know this isn't an average lager.

T: I get hops, grains, and a distinctive taste of honey (which makes it a bit sweet), as well as some nice, grassy tones. A tasty lager, with a pleasant feeling of bread to taste.

M: Medium body and bitterness, but yet I get a sturdy feeling from all the taste. It's crisp in the beginning, but soft (and somewhat bitter) at the finish line.

O: A better lager - it should be at 18.90 SEK à 330 ml. It's not for binge drinking, but it's a great match with most classic Swedish foods. A good alternative to both ales and lagers.

Photo of OskarL
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pale golden, carbonation with a head that disappears and leaves no lacing.

Smell - Sweet caramel malts and some hops.

Taste - Malt, bread, sweet, a bit fruity and some bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation, a bit dry with a light/medium body.

A very good lager!

Photo of flyingpig
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle from The Cave, Glasgow:
Light amber with a thin, foamy white head on top. The beer is clear and has a few bubbles.

Light with some lager malts and sweeter notes that includes touches of honey and faint fruit. There is some citrus and grain with some basic hops although these are quite light too.

A nice lager taste throughout with some sweet flavours and some nice malts . There was a little grain that mirrored the nose and some hops too with a light, bitter finish.

Smooth with a medium body and a slightly sweet feel along with medium carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Not a great one really, surprisingly considering the name but still ok. Basic dortmunder style but a step up from a cheap pale lager anyway so that's something.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden to pale orange with a white thick head that doesn't stay very long.

S: This beer smells of sweet light roasted malt, with both bitter and floral hops. A "bready" beer.

T: Again: sweet light roasted malt, but with more bitter than floral hops. A bit fruity and bready at the same time.

M: The aftertaste is long and bitter but holds some sweetness as well. The body is medium and the carbonation is well balanced.

D: This isn't my favourite beer style, nice but nothing special.

Photo of AlexLMS
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pale very light orange-bronze colour. Very clear. The head is slightly off-white, moderately low and foamy. Impaired retention and very little lacing.
Aroma: grains, light sweet malts and aromatic spiced hops.
Taste: grains, low degree of sweetness, bitter hops and a medicinal flavour.
Mouthfeel: slightly dry, medium to low carbonation, average alcoholic strength and medium body.
Finish: lingering bitter aftertaste.

Overall: this Swedish lager was a nice surprise. Well-balanced, it results in a crisp and refreshing lager with a marked personality and a nice malt character without forgetting its hoppy strengths.

Photo of wl0307
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle; BB 06/2014, served chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a light golden colour with a surprisingly low level of carbonation and a thin white head.
S: sweet-sour preserved white prunes, lightly acidic nectar-ish, syrupy malts, faintly grassy&herbal hops… Pretty intense on the malt side overall, while an yeasty acidity constantly stays in the background as well.
T: a bit flat on the entry, not particularly sweet, the pale malts have some toasty elements to it, slowly turning slightly dry with a decent layer of bitterness from lightly spicy hops, rendering a lightly chewy finishing touch at the end of each sip.
M&O: to be honest it is less carbonated than desirable, but fortunately the body is not heavy at all and the flavour profile is generally moderate and quite simplistic. All in all, an easy drinking Dortmunder lager but I would personally expect a bit bolder hop and richer malt presence.

Photo of jrallen34
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip.

Pours a pretty clear light gold, decent white head and lacing...The aroma starts this off bad with a lot of skunk on the front, really that's all that's there...The taste thankfully isn't that bad, its really light, a little bitter hops, but not much going on here...The feel is ok, easy to drink but boring so no point.

Skip and move on in Sweden, nothing worth trying here.

Photo of gnoff
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draught at Delirium Cafe in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Slightly hazy color, thick creamy white head.
Dominant malty scent. Big sweet taste, unexpected from the scent.
Nice bitterness, a little fruity aftertaste.

Bottle in 2005.
This is a nice, clean tasting lager. Good for drinking when you’re not after a lot of big taste, but you still want something way better than the biggest commercial beers.

Photo of JustinBathurst
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw gold with a 1 cm white head.

Smells very grainy, like horsefeed mixed with honey. This is pretty well a farm field.

The mouthfeel is slick with medium carbonation.

The taste is very malty, with some unbuttered popcorn and sour citrus.

Great, simple stuff.

Photo of aleigator
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottle from rlgk, thanks Ronnie!

Pale yellow color with a decent white head.

Aromas of copper, bready malts, grassy hops and wood.

Malt goes along with leather and tobacco, becomes a little sweeter as taste lingers on the palate, toffeish, then gets rolled over by a very livley metallic carbonation. A soft touch of yeast adds smoothness to the mouthfeel, while barley and hops carry a zingy freshness.

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Nils Oscar God Lager from the Nils Oscar Company
81 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.