Saison | Nils Oscar

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Nils Oscar

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introduced in June 2009.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of bark
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is gold (10 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is pale beige, firm and compact with a crater on top. It sinks very slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is a bit raw with unclean notes of ripe apples, lemon acid, red berries, mixed spices (including allspice and black pepper) and grassy hops.

The flavours are a bit metallic, bitter-sweet and spicy. Somewhat earthy and mineralic flavours, warming alcohol, fresh herbs, some pepper. The aftertaste is a little dry with hints of fish(!), spices and herbs, tea, rye bread and green bananas. The finish got a hint of honey.

The carbonation is strong with lots of small bubbles; the liquid is semi-smooth.

A refreshing and somewhat rough Saison with interesting spicy flavours.

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Photo of ricke
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly slightly hazy orange color with a big off-white head that leaves nice lacings.

S: Quite a nice smell, but it's a bit restrained. Malty with notes of bread crumbs, leafy hops, some bakers yeast and spices. All in all, it's not totally well integrated.

T: Somewhat sweet with decent notes of spices, oranges, wheat crackers and a hint of leafy hops. The finish has some bitterness to it, mild hop notes and muted herbs. Not bad actually.

M: Medium body, less carbonation than expected. Quite smooth.

D: Way better than expected. But it's still not a great beer, and it's definitely not the best saison I've coma across.

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Photo of Scriba
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The liquid is light orange in colour and hazy. The head is thick and white. Some lace.

S: Belgian yeast. Nice and fresh. Lemon zest.

T: A nice Belgian taste. Notes of malt, lemon, herbs and tropical fruits. Some bitterness from the hops in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and moderate CO2. The feel is quite dry.

D: A really nice and gulpable beer.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Limited edition, only 4.200 bottles made.
Poured from 750 ml bottle into tulip glass.

A: Golden, hazy, with quite a lot of settings since this beer is unfiltered.

S: Nice fruity smell, with a twist of hops. I can smell malt as well. A hint of pepper?

T: The first thing that comes to mind is thyme, and a little pepper. Then you get a mouthful of fruit, followed by malt and some hops.

M: Typical farmhouse ale

D: I had it on a warm swedish midsummer evening - I can't think of anything that would go down smoother. It quenched my thirst better than water.

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Saison from Nils Oscar
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 5 ratings