God Lager
Nils Oscar

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From:
Nils Oscar
 
Sweden
Style:
Lager - European / Dortmunder Export
Ranked #35
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,737
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 13.31%
Ratings:
62
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 15, 2022
Added:
Oct 19, 2002
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  10
SCORE
81
Good
God LagerGod Lager
Notes: God Lager - Good Lager in Swedish.

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

12.9° Plato.
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4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a clear light amber with soapy head.

Smell is clean, crisp and quite light. Notes of crackers, citrus and wheat dough with some floral and mineral hints.

Taste is clean, crisp and floral with a nice biscuity base. Slightly mineral with notes of citrus, crackers and some herbal hints. Solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a classic, well made lager.

Jan 15, 2022
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3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Quite dark amber, clear, 3mm fone white head. (later clears).
S- Quite bready.
T- It's subtle, perhaps in a Swedish way :)
F- It's a pretty meaty brew for 5.3%, it comes over as richer and a bit stronger than that. (The lable describes it as malty).
O- Very interesting to try, absolutely zero to object to here, but also little to differentiate it to travel to W1 and pay a premium to buy again.
Bought from Amathus, Wardour Street, London W1 £2.60/330ml. BB: 31/7/19

Mar 09, 2019
Photo of TheGent
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by TheGent from New Jersey

I did not enjoy this beer much as it came across as having a metallic taste to me
This was somewhat disappointing to me because I’ve had several beers from this brewery that I thought were all well done. Putting the metallic flavor aside, I found it to be a relatively mild lager. No bitterness, and more along the traditional hop profile found in an old school German or Czech lager, with some sweeter grainy notes.

Aug 25, 2018
 
3 by hasse67 from Sweden on Nov 12, 2017
 
3.27 by Bajengurkan from Sweden on Nov 06, 2017
 
3.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2017
 
2.93 by clarknova from Germany on Dec 29, 2016
Photo of Beginner2
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

In my travels through Scandinavia, I can get tired of drinking lagers... and tend to drink them as a last resort if others beers cannot be found. This God Lager better than the standard Euro lager fare. ("God" in Swedish is good.)

It has a nice gold hue. The aroma was marginal, with more malt. The taste brought in hops, but they stuck around too long in the aftertaste. Fortunately, God Lager was clean and crisp and went well with the fries; cutting the grease.

This beer is listed on the "1001" and, arguably, is not god enough to be there. That review said this is Nils Oscar's take on a Viennese style lager.

Jul 07, 2016
 
3.4 by Geosuds from Spain on Jun 15, 2016
 
4.4 by Omnell from Germany on Dec 30, 2015
 
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Sep 08, 2015
 
3.63 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Aug 26, 2015
 
4.03 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on May 28, 2015
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Dec 25, 2014
Photo of aleigator
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
by aleigator from Germany

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.

Dec 16, 2014
 
3.94 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Dec 10, 2014
 
3 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 24, 2014
 
4.25 by sebastian577 from Sweden on Aug 08, 2014
 
3.5 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey on Aug 03, 2014
 
4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

A good example of how a decent lager should be.

Jul 13, 2014
 
2.75 by Florya from Norway on May 19, 2014
 
4 by O_gg_e from Sweden on Mar 29, 2014
Photo of SirBob
4.56/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SirBob from England

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.

Feb 12, 2014
 
3.5 by Schmoog from Scotland on Jan 20, 2014
 
4.5 by SimonTHGolfer from England on Dec 29, 2013
 
4.25 by EliotTruelove from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled
In every aspect this presents itself as a good standard traditional European lager
with its golden body white head that doesn't stay long
biscuity aroma and malty taste
there is a little hop profile but not much
worth a try certainly though

Nov 01, 2013
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3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by wl0307 from England

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.

Oct 26, 2013
 
3.5 by mizx from England on Aug 04, 2013
 
3.25 by vinylrooster from Ohio on Jul 20, 2013
 
2.75 by simont1 from Sweden on Jul 15, 2013
 
3.25 by bigbluebeerguy from Kentucky on Jul 13, 2013
 
3.75 by the_danish_swede from Sweden on Jun 27, 2013
 
3 by corysmith01 from New York on Jun 19, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by flyingpig from Scotland

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.

Jun 11, 2013
 
2 by mklisz from New Hampshire on May 07, 2013
 
3 by FetMule from Sweden on May 03, 2013
God Lager from Nils Oscar
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 62 ratings