Schilling Beer Co.

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Lager - Helles
Ranked #61
Ranked #20,399
3.97 | pDev: 5.79%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Very Good
Notes: Paulus (pronounced Pow’loos) is typical of the quaffable golden beers brewed for the Oktober and harvest festivals in Bavaria each fall. Paulus is malt-forward, yet hopped sufficiently with noble hops to provide balance. Refreshing and sessionable, Schilling first brewed this beer to mark our first anniversary.
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can. A beautiful beer falls out of the can. Bright gold. Deep hue. Crystal clear. Thick, bubbly head. Bright bready notes. A live, rich, doughy breadiness that is the star of the aroma. Also uber-clean. Just a hint of noble hops. Animated lager yeast aromatics too. Smells fantastic. Flavor is crisp but there is a pleasant sweetness that accompanies the bread, grass, and yeast. Definitely understanding the Helles designation now. Really smooth and plenty of bubbles. Devoid of any negatives in the aftertaste. Schilling absolutely nails lagers. Again and again.

Apr 03, 2021
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ANIMOUL from Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can. Golden yellow with a decent amount of white foam head that recedes rapidly. Taste of bread with sweet aftertaste. Subtle hop bitterness. Good.

Feb 13, 2021
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 8/14/20

Pours a clear, lemon-gold straw body capped with a finger and a half of frothy white foam; sub-par head retention yields a vague, spotty cap, thin, creamy collar, and myriad moderate, spotty lacing spread around the walls of the glass.

Aroma opens with a rounded minerality with a light yeast profile and deeper undertones of fresh bread dough; grass encroaches over the middle, accompanied by accents of dried lime leaf and second-use mint, though resumes a subdued yet hearty bread crust note on the close.

Taste's opening showcase of black bread crust quickly cedes to light lemony esters fading through the background, with bitter straw accenting the mid-palate; an enhanced yeast profile is lightly amplifies on the back end as a minerality fades into the finish with tones of bread dough.

Mouthfeel shows a light body accompanied by a moderate-high carbonation, and allowing for a rounded, plush grit to build along the palate; a beautifully attenuated malt presence further evens over the mid-palate, easing with clean smoothness on the back end while a faint, hop prickle gives the finish a delicate heft.

While an exceptionally-constructed Helles, the profile's amplified attention to its hops detracts from a committed malty nuance, and holds this one back from the upper echelons of its style; high quality, but missing that taut focus to truly separate itself from the pack.

Sep 02, 2020
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can dated MAy ??:
A moderate fluffier white head that falls in craters, leaving a little foam lacing. Head drifts to a thin ring as I start drinking. Light is completely unhindered through the beer 's golden body.

Opens with a bit of fruit (apple) and a mineral/grassy hop strength that exceeds anything else. There's also a light metallic note that reminded me a little of Alexandr 10°.

The beer brings a suprising bit of bread to the opening and the act of tipping a glass for a taste brought the bread to my olfactory senses, surprisingly missed by simply sniffing the beer. A little apple fruitiness flashes to the fore then fades to the back as an herbal grassy bitterness starts to take over. There's a little bit of a herbed focaccia impression that is interrupted by that lager fruity note. There is also a bit of a metallic note, but not as distinct as their previously mentioned offering.

Carbonation is modest, and it's a fairly clean beer, disrupted only by an decent bitter dry ending with a tinge of metal. Overall, the beer is a tad aggressive and not as easy to drink as other Helles I've had.

Jul 12, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 5/12/20
Pours a very large fizzy foamy 2 finger head with moderate retention, getting a little rocky a it fades, a little lacing, crystal clear golden pilsner color

Nose brings some nice malts, grainy-sweet, doughy, touch of pilsner corn, little cereal, very light floral noble hops, and a hint lemony note

Taste brings more of the malty-sweet grainy malt, cereal, a little doughy, maybe a touch of straw, with a hint of pilsner corn, into med to med-light hop bitterness, herbal floral noble hop characters getting a touch spicy late, med-higher bitterness on the finish, dry finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, med-higher foamy carb, soft crisp lager

Overall pretty solid Helles, not quite the rich malt complexity of the great decocted German versions, or Jack's Abby, hops might get a touch aggressive as well, but otherwise well done

Jun 11, 2020
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brureview from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden color with a 2F head in a Pilsener glass,

Heavy malt aroma, fruity.

The taste continues with a deep malty and fruity presence with a lightly bitter dry finish.

I’m a big fan of this brewery.

Jun 07, 2020
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful rich golden. A little corn, graham cracker, and toast on the nose. Oh man, this is a very nice Helles. There's toasty graham character that isn't just malty sweetness as it is cut by a bit of a nippy hop bite. This is a terrific Munich Helles from Schilling. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Jun 05, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crowler from the brewery filled today.
A bit of haze in a bright yellow beer that has a tightly bubbled white head that dissipates almost instantly. Rich bready crackery malt on the nose and flavor with bits of floral spice and earthy hops to counter. Extremely clean fermentation profile, damn tasty Largahhh!

Aug 13, 2017
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 19 ratings