Nils Oscar Kalasöl | the Nils Oscar Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
the Nils Oscar Company
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 Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pleasant beer to have with Swedish flatbreads (don't forget the butter.)
Kalasol looks like a genuine marzen in color and clarity (but my pour produced a small head.)
It tastes like most marzens (but the malts are not blended as richly as my favorites do.)
The mouthfeel is balanced... with the malts winning in the end (which is the way I like it.)
Reviewed on the list of "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", I suggest you do that (taste Kalasol is what I meant !)

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

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Schmoog
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev +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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Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of donactive
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of irishevans
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
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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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%

Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of stjaernstoft
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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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 joemcgrath27
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
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

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Photo of Xul
3.69/5  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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Nils Oscar Kalasöl from the Nils Oscar Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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