Schilling Beer Co.

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Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #41
Ranked #19,572
3.98 | pDev: 4.27%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Very Good
Notes: Georg (named in honor of George A. Schilling) is a complex, dark Bavarian-style lager with traditional Munich malt taking center stage, presenting notes of nuttiness and bread with a touch of caramel. While complex in flavor, this traditional brown lager is dry and sessionable. Prosit!
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- 16oz can pours into a becher glass with a mostly clear deep amber to brown body. The cap rises to a finger high with a silky and frothy texture and fair retention. Lacing forms with a few thin webs.

S- Very much down the toasty, caramel, nutty, slightly buttery rich malt profile in the aroma. A touch of cocoa joins that party as well as brown sugar sweetness and the slightest hint of dark dried fruits. Bready.

T- Toasty malts again drive the beer's character. Nutty brown malts, bread, caramel, raisins, a touch of roast and cocoa as well as hints of toffee. Crusty whole grain bread comes to mind.

MF- Light bodied with a foamy and puffy consistency. The carbonation is fairly high and it has a slight slickness to it. Bittersweet finish with some roasty vibes.

Satisfies the style quite nicely with a ton of toasty grains, breadiness, a touch of roast and some fruits. Love these classic styles that remind you that hops don't have to be the focus of a brew.

Dec 20, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 9/24/20; consumed on 11/28/20

Pours a clear, deep mahogany with crimson edges and capped with over two fingers of thick, almost creamy, off-white foam; solid head retention leaves a slim layer of cap, a moderate, frothy collar, and an array of webby/spotty lacing lining the walls of the glass.

Aroma bursts with a bready yeast complexion rife with earthy spice, used coffee grounds, and robust, fresh brown bread coursing throughout the bouquet; a minerality develops over time, soon followed by chocolately esters and toasted bread crusts cleanly rounding out the close.

Taste opens with caramel contributing a fleeting sweetness against a predominant, clean minerality; a touch of doughy yeast builds over the mid-palate into a back end that 'pops' with crisp, toasty bread and a darkening roasted malt character finishing.

Mouthfeel is lighter-bodied though brings a moderate-high carbonation, taut and fluffy, to add heft over the palate; heavily drying from the start and especially through the mid-palate, a consistency bordering on thin into the back end is leveled by a previously established crispness into the finish.

The brilliant, casual, and focused depth of the aroma is largely let down by a flavor profile falling short of that same intense balance, instead opting for a more generic, flighty approach to traditional style characteristics; decidedly safe, though structured more than competently enough to remain largely satisfying.

Nov 29, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a slightly hazy brown color with a modest light tan head that slowly reduces to a ring and continent. In the nose, it is roast malty with a touch of caramel. In the mouth, the same - not too much caramel, but the roast malt comes through.

Nov 05, 2020
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Pours a dark brown with a thin khaki belt of foam. Pretty hard to see through. Looks pretty in my new Schilling glass. Aroma is of dark bread, light roast coffee, nuts, and assorted grains. The flavor is bright and lively. Wow that's a really nice aftertaste too. Yeasty, caramel-y, a bit fruity/floral, and plenty grainy. Pumpernickel and nuts. Toasty and somewhat roasty. Pretty nuanced. Light bodied. Really drinkable with the peppy carbonation. Perfect for Autumn. Another great beer by Schilling.

Oct 11, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 2/06/19
Pours a tan fizzy smaller head with low retention, no lacing, clear but dark auburn chestnut color

Nose plenty of toasted malts, a little roast, some stout like roast and chocolate, with a hint of coffee, but no char, hint of caramel and sweet malt aromas, soft lager like aroma but clean lager, hint toasty nutty like

Taste fair dunkel-like, but a bit schwarzbier like, soft clean lager, dark malts with some stout-like roast again, little chocolate and hint of coffee, light caramel and a hint of bread crust, slight acrid roasty notes, quite toasty as well, mild bitterness with little hop flavor, drier but mild sticky finish, lingering a little herbal hop bitterness, and some roasty malts

Mouth is med bod, medium fluffy carb, little soft lager

overall OK, but definitely more schwarzbier than dunkel, since the beer itself just says "Munich style Dark Lager" and the description has more Munich dunkel like descriptors, but they left it open enough that it could be schwarzbier like as well, it's sort of a hybrid, more on the roasty characters as well as chocolate, coffee, and a little char notes, some of the caramel notes but not the bread crust or nutty notes of a good dunkel, so somewhere in between.

Aug 09, 2019
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-The beer pours a dark brown with plum colored edges. The head is 1 and a half inches of tan bubbles. This recedes to a large central island with accompanying ring. Lacing is spotty.
S-The nose is nutty bread mixed with chocolate. Intensity is on the lighter side of medium.
T-The flavors confirm what the nose suggested. Dark nutty bread mixed evenly with a not quite dark chocolate presence. Not complicated, but very enjoyable.
F-Mouthfeel overall is on the fuller side of light. Carbonation is light. Drinkability is excellent.
O-Just a really nice example of a Munich Dunkel. I'd will certainly repurchase when I see it again. Recommended.

Mar 31, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on draft at the brewery.

Pours a dark Amber brown color with a finger of khaki head. Leaves a minimal amount of lacing before settling into a halo.

The aroma is grainy as hell. Lots of fresh toasted bread and bready malts. There's some subtle chocolate, with some roasted nuts and caramel not far behind.

The flavor follows the nose: lots of bready malts and caramel with some roasted pecans and a hint of dark fruits. Nicely balanced.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and smooth and relatively dry.

Overall, a great dark lager that is both highly flavorful and supremely drinkable.

Mar 19, 2019
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Redbones Sommerville. Dark copper in color with a frothy off white head that persists. Rich crusty toasty maltiness with a hint of earth to counter. Pairs well with brisket imho.

Feb 09, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 16 oz. can tat is not dated but I expect was released within the last few weeks. Sampled on February 4, 2019.

Gorgeous amber brown pour with hints of gold and red and a modest light tan colored head that fades to a ring. Nice clarity.

The aroma expresses an inviting ester of dark toasted toffee or dark breaded malts. There is a twist of floral hops below that but the malts lead the way.

Medium and very smooth mouthfeel.

The taste is at first sweet and malty and slight floral bite kicks in at the end but it lingers quickly on the palate for a satisfying finish.

Feb 04, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

its a fucking loaf of bread in a glass, absolutely decadent. tons of roasty character, slight caramel, sugary toasted almonds, mellow bittersweet chocolate, super grainy and bready, some slightly earthy hop quality. wow! this is a well integrated and smooth beer. mouthfeel is light and borderline watery but for the style thats not a huge knock, plus it has a nice crisp carbonation to it, giving it a refreshing bite. overall just excellent stuff, would love to drink this side by side with a nice german example of the style.

Jan 27, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is deep dark brown where no light shines through the glass. Modest head and no lace.

As dark as this beer is, the aroma is like a pale ale.

Blindfolded, I would think this is a toasty malted pale ale, certainly not as dark as the color suggests. The body leans thin and the carbonation is neutral. Although the finish is short, the flavor is substantial with light chocolate and berry flavors.

Feb 10, 2018
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