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Nils Oscar Kalasöl - the Nils Oscar Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
the Nils Oscar Company visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Introduced in 1997 as "Kungsholmens Kalasöl". The name changed to "Nils Oscar N:o 8 Kalasöl" in 1999 and to the present in 2001.

Kalasöl - Feast beer in Swedish.

Malt: münchenermalt, dark caramelmalt, chocolatmalt and some roasted barley.

Hops: Brittish Fuggles, American Cascade, Czech Saaz and one more.

12.9° Plato.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 10-22-2002)
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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid beer from the Swedes. This marzen is a bit darker in color, most rustic, than most Oktoberfest beers, a wee bit murky

From the aroma, I knew this was going to be a sweeter version as well. Most of N.O.'s beers I've had contained that extra bit of sweetness. Aromas of caramel and sweet malt dominate. Some overripe apple and bruised pear

Flavor dips away a bit from the sweetness, which is nice, in order for the hops to get zippy all up in it. Apple, caramel, earthy honey give way to grassy hops toward the end and finish. The beginning and middle are malt forward, though. Kind of reminds me of Samiclaus for a quick bit.

Good beer, more malty that most O-fests and marzens.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.2/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

I hope that one day my mustache looks that mighty... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear amber-russet topped by some minor bits of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises dusty biscuit, light cardboard, and a bit of mild grass. Come on, is everything from Sweden friggin' old? Impossible to tell, really, as there's no information to be gleaned from the package itself. Awesome. We'll let the tongue decide. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some earthy, tobacco-y greens and some stronger grass. See, now I'm not entirely sure that it's an old bottle, as the hops are definitely brighter here (for what they are), and things do resemble an O-Fest kind o' character...just a crappy one... The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and an oily feel. Overall, I just plain did not enjoy this beer, for whatever reason (age, sad taste, insert-your-own-reason-here).

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a cloudy brown hue with a thin white lace that quickly dissipates into a small lace. Speckled yeast on the bottom of the glass.

S: Caramel and toasted malt aromas with bread notes.

T: Similar to the smell caramel and toasted malts cross the palate. Slightly sweet from Munich malts and finishes on the dry side.

M: Full body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent brew – nothing extremely special but worth a try.

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3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy amber copper in color and has lots of visible particular matter floating in suspension. It poured with a very thin beige head that quickly dissipated, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of fruits, caramel and toasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is rather malty; the yeast particles are also evident in the flavors. A bit of bitterness and spiciness is noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very flavorful, easy to drink, and an interesting twist on the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nils Oscar Kalasöl, ABV: 5.2%.
330 ml bottle, 19.30 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: A clear copper-coloured liquid, and a small, off-white head that leaves a little ring of lacing.

S: The aroma is rather sturdy, with roasted malt, fruity hops and notes of citrus (oranges), tropical fruits, chocolate, toffee and nuts.

T: Bitter, earthy, nutty, burnt, malty and hoppy flavours, with notes of fresh lemons, oranges, hay and hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Tasteful, with a large bitterness.

M: Rich in taste, with a medium to large body. It's filling, yet surprisingly drinkable.

O: A nice and heavy "feast beer" for tasty and sturdy meals. This is something I could enjoy when the world goes darker - while days get shorter, and nights get longer. I am usually not a fan of darker lagers (or ales) - for me it's either Pilseners and Pale Ales, or Porters and Stouts - but this one I like.

Photo of BeerLover99
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy/unfiltered, amber brown, 1 finger head

S: big malt, mild fruit, and chocolate aroma

T: malt, slight grain, figs/dates, mild bitter finish.

M: medium body, smooth, little chewy, low carbonation

D: Just doesn't thrill me, it's marzenESQUE, but something different about it. No need to seek it out, but not bad either. I could have a few with the 5.2% ABV, but the taste is not making me thirst for more.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On a recent euro trip I managed to take a quick opportunity in Malmo, Sweden to do a couple quick reviews early in the evening. This is my first Swedish beer.
A - clear deep amber, one finger tan head, decent retention and lacing
S - sweet molasses, nutty and roasty, light fruity syrup
T - nice sweet and nuttiness along with dark roasty malt, light syrupy fruit flavour with light woody accents
M - low carbonation, maybe even a little flat, smooth and slightly chewy
D - rich aroma and flavours, smooth but a little too flat for my taste

Photo of Xul
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent amber with some golden highlights, capped by a thin off-white head with poor retention.

S: Smells of sweet, dark bread up front, backed by brown sugar, dark fruits - cherries and figs preominantly - along with a nutty characteristic.

T: Sweet up front with bready malts, brown sugar and caramel, and more of the dark fruits from the nose. A somewhat smoky note comes in mid-palate and sticks around through the finish, being balanced on the aftertaste by some returning sweet, dark fruits.

M: Medium to full bodied with less carbonation than it should have, feels too heavy for the style.

D: Goes down fairly easy and is overall a solid beer. Interesting, but not one of the best marzens available.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is clear medium brown with ahint of red, an off-white head that leaves good lacing.

The smell is sweet, dried fruits, grains and some sour, also fruity, notes.

The taste has a brown sugar with dried dates and apples sweetness. Not much sourness, but some bitterness, like banana peel.

Medium carbonation, a medium body with a dry finish.

A good solid beer that is a little meal in it self (or maybe more a snack).

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brown, almost amber looking beer doesn't leave much head. Looks very inviting though.

Smells of wet grass, sweet malts, yeast and a hint of milk chocolate.

The grass is still there in the taste, along with some lemon peel. Sweet caramel malts and syrup comes next. Unfortunatly I get a hint of alcohol aswell...

The mouthfeeling is dry and refreshing. Quite low carbonation in this smooth beer.

It's nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing special either. Either way, I could drink this all day. A well balanced beer.

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Nils Oscar Kalasöl from the Nils Oscar Company
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.