Alexandr 10°
Schilling Beer Co.

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Bohemian Pilsener
Ranked #12
Ranked #9,629
4.02 | pDev: 7.96%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Alexandr 10˚ (Czech-style Pilsner), 5.0% abv. A sessionable pale lager inspired by similar Czech beers. Premium authentic raw materials shine, including Moravian pilsner malt—foundational to the substantial but rounded hop flavor and aroma.
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4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Canned 02 19 20
Served in a Willi Becher

Solid appearance. An inch-tall, fluffy, bright white crown topped the crystal clear, golden yellow body. The head quickly fell to a foamy collar. A thick, drippy ring of lacing stuck along the top portion of the glass.

Impressive aroma. Crisp and clean with big lemon and hay notes. Nice powdery yeastiness too. Pilsner malts were definitely apparent. Slightly grainy. Grassy hops came through as well. As the beer sat, the hop presence intensified and seemed spicier. The malt notes also became more pronounced.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but more hop forward. Crisp and bright up front. Big lemon presence. Fairly tart. Nice straw-like character too. Grassy and earthy hops kicked in next. The beer turned dry and grainy on the back end and the finish. Spicy hop notes and a fair amount of bitterness lingered after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was outstanding. Super light and fluffy. The liquid contained a tight, prickly effervescence that turned pillowy soft and plush on the palate.

Alexandr 10° is a tasty and refreshing Czech pils and a terrific representation of the style. A handful of New England breweries are producing some fantastic traditional lager styles, and Schilling are one of the best at this.

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Damian from Massachusetts, Apr 17, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a completely clear crisp golden color. Thin white fluffy head collapses quickly leaving just a thin layer of foam along the top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of grain, cereal, bright lemon grass hops and some slight honey like sweetness.

Taste is predominately grainy up front with strong cereal, grains, and some bready malts. Hops come through with notes of dried grass, lemon grass, with a moderate bitterness. The graininess comes back on the finish for a moment before the hoppy bitterness lingers through the finish. Need more breadiness from the flavor profile as opposed to this grainy centric profile this one has.

Feel is light, super crisp and bright. Definitely an easy drinking pilsner. Semi-dry feeling with this beer. Bright vibrant carbonation.

Overall a solid bohemian pilsner - enjoyed drinking it, but there are better examples out there.

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FBarber from Illinois, Jan 02, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a clear amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has malt and bready hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a malt and bready flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Pilsener

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VABA from Virginia, Dec 26, 2019
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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Gold Star Beer Counter, Brooklyn, NY

A: The bee is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that left a narrow collar around the edge of the glass and a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and grainy malts are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of bready malts with a bit of grainy malts along with notes of noble hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very nice American representation of a Czech beer style.

Serving type: on-tap

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metter98 from New York, Nov 21, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

At the taproom. Served in an awesome mug. Pinnacle of the style in the U.S. Phenomenal flavor and sublime feel/finish. So crisp and perfectly carbonated. Delicious malt bill with a subtle yet tasty hop backbone.

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Gatch from Rhode Island, Oct 13, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No canning date visible

Pours a straw yellow body tipped with a few fingers of frothy white foam; consistent effervescence; good head retention yields a thin but persistent cap/collar along with layers of moderate, stringy lacing.

Aromas present an understated balance of earthy/herbal hops and light crackery malt with a touch of citric zest.

Taste opens with floral lemon zest and progresses to flaky cracker and tones of wet grass; touches of lemon zest and herbal hops accentuate the finish.

Mouthfeel is decidedly light bodied with ample carbonation creating a level, zesty balance along the mid-palate to a clean, very subtle sweetness and hop bittering on the finish/swallow.

An understated and well-balanced Czech pils, with brighter lemon adding a unique touch to a quieter malt/hop profile. I'm not entirely on board with the lemony tones in some Italian/American pilsner interpretations, but this one was undoubtedly satisfying and executed cleanly.

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jrc1093 from Connecticut, Sep 11, 2019
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2.48/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tried this twice, once in a Pokal glass and the next time directly from the can. It pours a very pale yellow, smells of grass and sulfur. Taste is a mess of grass, grain, and some stinky noble hops, no breadiness that I normally seek out from a Pils, Czech or German. A little diacetyl on the finish, which is acceptable for the style. The finish was a dirty mess, no clean and crisp closure. Not a good nor authentic Czech Pilsner and falls for the same problems as other American-made pilsners.

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EmperorBatman from District of Columbia, Aug 21, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderate head which leaves rings for lace. Green hued light gold color with a mild chill haze.

Faint graininess nose with a light, neutral hop background.

The flavor is a step up from the weak smell with a much fuller pilsner malt grain bases. The body is thin, almost watery while the carbonation is elevated. The hop is far more strong than expected. The finish and aftertaste will balanced and terribly strong.

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smcolw from Massachusetts, Aug 18, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 7/2/019. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, pear, red apple, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice aromas with good balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of big lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Slight lingering resins through the glass. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious Czech pilsner. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Great soft feel, not aggressive or watery for the ABV. Great clean pils malt showcase, and noble hop presence/balance for the style. Mild residual sweetness with lingering crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressively well made style example.

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superspak from Michigan, Aug 12, 2019
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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. 07/22/19 canning date.

Slightly hazy straw yellow with 1-2 finger frothy eggshell head with good retention and spotty lacing.

Aroma is malt-forward with a lot of grainy, husky malt aromas accentuated by grassy, haylike hop character. A little hot doggy right out of the can but it faded with a little time.

Flavor is also very grainy malty, very husky with some graham cracker quality and finished with very grassy, spicy, peppery hopping. Clean flavor but a bit raw. Bitterness is medium-high given the clean malt palate.

Feel is very light without seeming watery with some coating. Moderate appropriate carbonation.

Enjoyed it but the malt character is a bit raw and rough - I was wishing it was a bit more refined but still happily consumed.

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argock from Virginia, Aug 09, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep holden, translucent beautiful hue. Some white head. Aroma of freshly cut grass and peppercorns. There's beautiful crackery malt character cut with spicy hops. I'm really glad Schilling sent this down because it's a terrific Czech pilsner made with a deft hand.

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Sheppard from Virginia, Jul 28, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, very long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A solid aroma of hops, malt, citrus fruit, caramel, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of malt (present throughout), some citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), a bit of the floral quality (very fleeting), a decent shot of hops, and light caramel notes. A straightforward, light, and effervescent flavor. It's not really groundbreaking, but it does what it does pretty well. It has just the right amount of citrus to make things interesting.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a clean, smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: A solidly made pilsner all around. Worth a look.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Jul 14, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear straw yellow, takes a strong pour to raise a full head, which slowly recedes and leaves minimal lacing. Smell is doughy malts with a touch of sweetness and some spicy, floral hops in the background. Taste starts with doughy and grainy malts, quickly shifting into spicy hop bitterness with a touch of floral. Fairly dry throughout. Nice crisp snap on the end leaves you wanting another sip. Medium body, maybe a little light on the carbonation.

Overall a very nice take on a Czech Pilsner and a tasty brew.

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Glider from Massachusetts, Jun 29, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 4/8/19

A: Pale gold with some straw - crystal clear, as a pils should be - pours with a large white head, fades to a small cap, retains a small collar, leaves some nice streaks and webs of lacing

S: Some nice balance, but the Czech hops are fairly prominent - pale malts, soft grains, touch of biscuit, toast - Noble hops fitting for a Bohemian pils, some fairly aggressive grassy notes, herbal notes - some spicy notes, pepper - very light sweetness

T: Grainy and lightly spicy - pale malts, pale grain, touch of caramel and lightly toasted grain - not really bready, but notes of biscuits and toast - floral and herbal hops - hops are on the spicy side, with some grassy notes - low bitterness - on the dry side, minimal sweetness

M: Fairly light, medium carbonation, very crisp

O: Alexandr, the more efficient way to spell the name

Schilling makes some lovely lagers, and Alexandr is no exception. It's not as well-balanced as some others I have had from them, but maybe that's just because I do not love Bohemian pilsners are much as some others of the broader style.

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angrybabboon from Massachusetts, Apr 09, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

What I love about lagers is the subtleties, they are very clean overall so you really have to pay attention.
This one is a top notch lager. What sets it apart is the quality of the malts and hops here. Malts dominate the palate while hops the nose. Malts embody the quintessential honey graham cracker sweetness you expect from a good imported pils, however the sweetness is dialed back a touch to give some room from the hops on the palate. There is also a more raw graininess present here that I really like. What is great about the hops is they are very earthy. Reminds me of the spiciness of clover or grass. Very “planty” for lack of a better word, green. Aroma they present is that of fresh herbs and spices, with ever so subtle touches of citrus.
Palate finishes with a mild but present bitterness. Also repeat of faint citrus which meshes incredibly with honey malt sweetness.
Mouthfeel is pretty standard for the style. Incredibly refreshing, light and very carbonated. Hops add a bit of body in a way, bitterness takes a bit from drinkability. Overall though very refreshing
Should be noted im a lager-lover. Also a huge fan of this brewery though I’ve moved pretty far and don’t get to visit often. Makes me remember why I loved this place so much to begin with. Very well crafted

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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can, undated. Served in a cervoise, because, why not?

Pours a startlingly crystal-clear honey-gold with big fat lazy bubbles and a scant half-finger of soapy white suds - maybe it would have benefited from a more vigorous pour but I was too timid. Retention is meh with just a couple random dots of lacing.

The smell is relatively faint with contradictory elements of dry, dusty cereal grains and lemony-sweet fruitiness.

Taste is sweet, full and round. Soft concord grape pulp on the palate and mildly-sharp peppery spice in the sinuses with a little sour mash aftertaste.

Feel is rich and smooth, medium-thick bodied and probably a little under-carbonated.

Overall, nice enough. If I revisit this one it will be with a meal - it would be nice with something rich and fatty, like spareribs and sauerkraut or maybe barbecue.

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papposilenus from New Hampshire, Mar 05, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pleasant amount of floral and slightly spicy hops, mellow lemon, grassy, clean biscuity malt and grainy cereal qualities. palate is predominately lemony and slightly perfumey/floral flavors complimented by a spicy and very clean slightly sweet pilsner malt. just delicious.

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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts, Jan 02, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can served in a Spiegelau pilsner glass. Canned 11/07/18. Pours a lovely orange-gold with a translucent clarity and a dense, 1.5 inch bright white cap embedded with craters and pinpricks. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution. Nose is clean with notes of lemon and fresh grass. Taste consistent with nose and reveals noble hops and perhaps a hint of sour mash. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and a clean, semi-crisp finish. All I can say is that American Pils are getting better and better and this is a prime example of the trend.

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Jwale73 from Rhode Island, Jan 01, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.
The appearance was a golden amber color with a fair transparency about it. Some carbonation could be seen rising at a good pace. Just a slight finger's worth of white foamy head wrapped around the glass. Softly dissolved to leave some modest messy lace.
The aroma keeps a mostly nice balance of sweet grains, some bready to biscuity malts and even keeled spicy grassy hoppiness leveling it all out.
The flavor leaned slightly towards the sweet side at first then developed into a balance of the sweet and spicy hoppiness revolving around the malts. Light grainy to hoppy spiced aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium on the body. Great sessionability. Carbonation felt good. ABV seemed appropriate. Nice crisp and hop spicy sort of finish.
Overall, pretty nicely done Czech pilsner. I'd have again preferably in the Summer.

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4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 16 oz. can canned at the end of November. Sampled on December 3, 2018.

This looks exactly like a Pilsener should with its golden colored pour, lingering white foamy head, streaming carbonation, and excellent clarity.

An inviting toasted biscuit and bread, Euro-malt sensation with grassy hops, and a bright cleanliness.

Light, crisp and clean body.

The taste hits the mark with its toasted malt character leading up to a dry, mild to moderate bitterness. Very much what you hope for in the style.

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puboflyons from New Hampshire, Dec 03, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Portland beerfest

Clear pilsner, creamy head lacing

Nose mild straw grainy malt, mild grassy hop,

Taste mild grassy hop and grassy malt, toasted grain pilsner malt, clean lager, little grassy herbal hop bitterness lingering

Mouth med to lighter bod, fluffy carb

Very well done

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Aug 10, 2017
Alexandr 10° from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 68 ratings