Nils Oscar Kalasöl | Nils Oscar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nils Oscar
Sweden
nilsoscar.se

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by rastaman on 10-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
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Photo of drpimento
2.04/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Got this bottle a few months ago at Sam's in Chicago; hasn't been kept chilled. And perhaps it should have been. Think it's gone bad as it has some definite sourness. Poured with a tan head that quickly subsided and no lace. Aroma is just plain malty beer. Color isn't that great - hazy medium to dark amber. Flavor is like aroma but yeasty bitter plus the sour. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Can't finish it tho.

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2.23/5  rDev -38.7%
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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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Rocko
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer yesterday, with it being a local brewery I just had to try it out. The color is dark amber/copper because of the münchenermalt and the dark caramelmalt. There is not much of a head at all, it lasts for maybe 10 seconds. ;)

It smells roasted and a little almond. The taste was quite disappointing, it has sort of a metallic taste I don't like, that goes together with a burnt taste. It's quite bitter and the bitterness lasts on the palate for a while after a sip.

This beer is brewed out of the british fuggleshops, the american cascadehops and the czech saaz.

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Photo of irishevans
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dgallina
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce heavy brown glass bottle without obvious dating.

Pours clear copper and gold with very spare carbonation and 1/3 inch of thin off-white head. The foam recedes quickly, leaving medium-sticky lacing. Doesn't smell especially strong. Mostly a spicy blend of orange, pine, and grapefruit hop varieties with sweet malt backing. Up-front flavor is a bit lacking. Toasted biscuit malts and hard water initially, with a rather strong bitter hop finish. The beer feels medium-heavy in the mouth; clean, but limp and lifeless. I finished the glass without much enthusiasm.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Flavor is mostly hoppy with malt and occasional sweetness, smooth. Slight lingering bitter aftertaste. $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from John's Marketplace Portland, OR.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a medium copper color with average foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with a dry hoppy finish. Taste is not the most complex but caramel malt are well done and the hops are clearly noticeable in the aftertaste. Full boy for the style with good carbonation. Well done and no distinguishable flaws but maybe lacking some character.

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Photo of corby112
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark golden orange color with golden amber edges when held to a light source and a thin .5 finger off white head that immediately settles into a lasting ring. Not much lacing.

Very hoppy aroma for the style with hints of earthy dry pine as well as some toasted caramel malt.

Very hop forward with plenty of dry piny bitterness that lingers throughout. Caramel malt backbone provides a nice balance rather than being the prominent flavor which is very odd for the style. Spicy notes of cinnamon, pepper and brown sugar. Light bodied, clean and crisp with a dry bitter finish.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clean dark amber/copper colored beer. Has a bubbly off white head. There is a light biscuit malt character with hints of a sweet caramel malt and a pine hop note in the background. The taste is lightly caramel with a pine hop character nipping at the sides of your tongue. A dry hop note brushes the top of your throat before siding down for the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.53/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of rastaman
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty nice, a bit sticky though, and a touch sweet. Some burnt malts in their, kind of spicy hoppy finish, but remains a bit sticky, due to the Vienna malts? Pretty nice, lots of flavour, with a medium body. Another solid brew from Nils Oscar.

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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle, brought back from Sweden

Clear, dark golden color. Large, creamy, light tan head.

Grassy & pepper. Malt as secondary aroma. Celery smell seems quite strong.

Biscuity in taste. Bittering pretty good - herbal/floral in character. Nice balance, one of the more bitter European beers I've had (my experience is not vast, though). Very tasty!

Light body, with medium carbonation. Drying.

Nice, a great session beer. Balanced & easy to drink. I would like more of it, but probably won't be going back to Sweden for it. Not terribly true to style, IMO, too light, too hoppy, and malt character too subdued.

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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear and good looking amber with a thin line of crème head. Nose is almost like a syrup. Flavor is robust with a leafy start, but it seems to get over-taken by a tone that is just too sweet and tangy to appreciate. Unbalanced. Feel is decent on the liquid and the carbonation is nice too. Decent. Seems a bit unbalanced though and that detracts.

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, copper color with suspended yeast. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight caramel, hops, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, hops, spice, grass, and hint of citrus.

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