Alexandr 10°
Schilling Beer Co.

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Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #9
ABV:
5%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,995
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 7.67%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
109
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Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  8
SCORE
89
Very Good
Alexandr 10°Alexandr 10°
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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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can.

Pale gold color with a small frothy white head. Good clarity.

You can tell right off the bat from the aroma that there is a richness to the malt. Lots of fresh bread notes with ample spicy hops. Very rounded in its flavor with moderate malt and hops. Peppery, lightly spicy hops provide a lightly bitter finish but there is good balance overall. Medium bodied.

Schilling is a brewery that's new to NJ but I am enjoying very much. A nice Czech style pils that I would purchase again.

Apr 13, 2021
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IrishChocolate from Texas

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Took down 24 at once. Crushable. Oh my what a feeling. Seriously, i have never felt so good after a craft brew case race. I broke out the beer bong in the middle, but really enjoyed the taste.

Apr 12, 2021
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plaid75 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Typical pils setup with a nice one finger frothy head. A light graininess dominated with a balancing earthy hop. The flavors were not entirely clean however with a roundness that was a touch off-putting.

Jan 30, 2021
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can purchased at One Stop Brew Shop in Greece, NY.

This one pours a clear light yellowish color, with a small head, a good bit of lacing.

This smells like spicy hops, lemony hops, bready malts, fresh cut grass, and malt sweetness.

If this was just a hair crisper on the back end - maybe a more assertive hop character would that (?) - this would be amazing. Nonethless, it's still quite good, with a nice, slightly sweet, but mostly bready. There's some grassy/lemony/spicy hops, but I guess I'd wish for a bit more bitterness.

This is light bodied, and very clean, and drinkable, with a decent amount of crispness (but I want more).

I like this is a lot, but I expected just a little bit more out of it. That's likely because my expectations were sky high.

Dec 13, 2020
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falloutsnow from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from jlindros - many thanks!
Can date smudged and unable to be discerned.
Much more like a German pilsner than the classic Czech pale lagers I am familiar with, but really even more like a so-called Italian pilsner (or US attempts at that variation) with its hopping regime and choices. I wouldn't classify this as a "Czech style pilsner." There is nothing bad-tasting or grossly wrong here, but also little that warrants the high praise some have given.
Pours a white foam that has average retention, fading to a very thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is modest, with some medium-sized blotches and patterns clinging to the walls of the glass. Body is a bright golden yellow color, with light bringing out slightly brighter yellow hues (SRM 2-3). Transparent.
Aroma of light, sweet pale maltiness with a touch of table cracker, sulfur, and slightly sweet lemon-like hoppiness. A bit too mild/understated for its own good.
Flavor of fairly bright, sweet pale maltiness very light lemon-like hop character, light hop spiciness, and medium to medium-light hop bitterness. Front: light pale malt sweetness and character with a note of lemon-like hop character, slight sulfur, and faint metallic note. Mid: fairly bright, sweet pale maltiness balanced with medium-light hop bitterness with undertones of lemon, hop spice, and very faint sulfur. Back: medium hop bitterness that's fairly clean, light hop spiciness, light pale maltiness with a hint of sweetness, slight lemon-like hop character. After: lingering medium hop bitterness with a light spicy aspect to it, a very mild hint of dry pale maltiness.
Beer is medium bodied with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a mostly foamy mouthfeel (2.4-2.5 vol CO2) that's fine for the style and beer. Closes dry, with surprisingly medium to medium-heavy stickiness on the lips and palate, which detracts somewhat from the drinkability/desire to have another sip of a lighter beer.

(C, C+, C+, C/C-, C/C+)

Dec 11, 2020
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can, dated 10/21/20
Looks nice, crystal clear yellow-amber with a nice white foam.
Smells of mild hops, cracker dough malts, clean and inviting.
Tastes of herbal, grassy and spicy noble hops, with a good crisp malt base.
Feels lively, crisp and well balanced with a depth of flavors. It has a dry mineral quality, with a nice lingering finish with slight citrus notes.

Overall excellent, glad I finally picked it up! Lesson learned, do not skip on these beers from Schilling - I've heard lits of very good things and those I have tried have been excellent!

Nov 23, 2020
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ChipChaight from New York

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

Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours clear light amber/gold with a finger of fluffy white head that sticks around, nice lacing, smell is grassy and doughy, hints of sour melon rind and graham cracker, taste is mildly sweet doughy malts, some sour grain, and finishes with a flash of nice grassy bitterness, feel light, nice carbonation, finishes dry. A tasty crushable Pilsner, feels like sitting outside on a picnic table on a hill in the sun.

Nov 11, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the pint can, it pours a clear straw yellow with a modest white head that lasts and slowly reduces to a thin layer and robust ring. In the nose, it is bready with a touch of hops. In the mouth, it is nicely bitter with a smooth mouthfeel. Nice!

Nov 10, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft at the brewery.

Pours a clear bright pale gold color with a solid white head. Great retention. Leaves a crown of lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma is bready, earthy, and grainy with a fair amount of spicy hops. Has a nice hint of citrus.

The flavor starts off bready and sweet, with plenty of citrus; namely orange and lemon. Finishes peppery and spicy with a huge wave of noble hops. Great flavor, but a touch hoppy for the style.

The feel is light bodied and crisp. Effervescent carbonation. Dry and drinkable as hell.

Overall, this is a great Czech pils that's both flavorful and balanced. The only knock I have is that it's a bit on the hoppy side, but otherwise a great example of the style.

Nov 09, 2020
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sethmeister from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear straw-gold into my pilsener glass. Adorned with a fluffy white head which sinks to a ring and a film and leaves soapy lace on the sides of the glass.

Nose is biscuit, grain, lemon, floral and spicy hops.

Taste is clean and refreshing with lemon, biscuit malt and a strong mineral note. Hint of lime. Crisp dry finish - dry to the point of astringency - with a lovely long herbal bitter hop note. There's something that reminds me of gin and tonics. The mineral note and hint of lime. Cereal grains and a touch of honey though not at all sweet. Hops are peppery and herbal and wonderfully bitter.

Medium bodied with a fine carbonation and drying finish.

Drinkability is excellent. As delightful as this in late Autumn it would be even better on a hot summer day.

Fantastic Pilsener.

Oct 31, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a Pilsener

One finger rocky white foam cap settles to a thin layer, good retention, over a clear golden liquid, active streams of carbonation

Aroma is malty, bread,tiny whiff of pepper

Taste is malty, bready, spicy hop bite which dominates the malts , bit of lemon

Mouthfeel is full sudsing, initially creamy and then a hop bite is present, semi dry finish

Good beer

Jul 25, 2020
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Amendm from Rhode Island

4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A light pour from a 16-oz. can produced a finger of white soapy foam that slowly became a creamy island and a thick ring with broken rings of lacing. After chill haze fades a semi-clear, yellow-straw body emerges. Medium print is visible through fine rising bubbles.

A moderate grassy and citrus (lemon and orange) hop smell greets the nose, biscuit and bready malt follow.

The taste is semi-sweet and a little above average in bitterness. The malt has a general grainy taste, wheat and barley stand out. The hop flavor is bold and has added floral and herbal flavors. The finish is the typical crisp and quick yet the aftertaste lingers with a mild, spicy bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Medium-light body with soft and lasting carbonation, balanced and smooth. True to style guidelines and just plain drinkable, perfect for warmer weather. The hops are bright and flavorful yet not overly bitter with a respectable malt backbone.

Jul 04, 2020
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Can dated :
After a chill haze subsides, streams of bubbles can be seen through the clear light golden body. A fairly decent white hat deflates with some spongy lacing. A modest collar with a gossamer shroud remains after that.

Nose is mildly pungent and is more hop-driven initially. The fresh-baked bread doesn't appear to have any more toasty notes than a typical German Pilsner, but the sharp hop has a distinctive spicy impression to it. There's a hint of sulphur initially that evolves to become more grassy to slightly herbal.

There's a soft bready impression to the beer, with the carbonation not bringing as much as expected to the feel. The hop bite makes up for this and the moderate level of malt sweetness of the beer (the beer's bitterness helps to "dry up" the finish to me). The malt runs beneath the bitterness for all but the opening note - providing a slight foil to the grass, herbal, and spicy influences of the hops. There's an earthy/mineral aspect to the beer that sneaks into the later part of the taste - and I wonder if that is in some part the remnants of the sulphur I noted on the nose.

I had a lower aroma score initially, but the scent that drove it down faded as I drank. I also had a higher taste, but the earthy/metallic note weighed on the beer at times in the second half of the pint.

Jul 02, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear, light gold body; lively carbonation; one-finger thick head, rich and soapy and lasting. Soft fruitiness on the noes; musk melon; sweet green grass. Subtle biscuit malt base; balanced esters; low-key and complementary hop bitterness bringing a fullness to the taste. Soft and warm on the palate; smooth and spongy; lightly sweet throughout with an exquisite dryness developing at the finish.

This is a beautifully made classic pilsner style from New Hampshire. It is obviously crafted with an eye towards quality and drinkability. A very fine beer...

Jun 28, 2020
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Apr 17, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Jan 02, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
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

Dec 26, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
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

Nov 21, 2019
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can. I have had this beer several times and it has been a go-to Pilsner for me when it becomes available in my area. Got me a nice Schilling Pilsner glass to use, too. Alexandr pours a crystal clear golden straw. A nice convex bulb of bright, white foam sits on the beer. Very lacy. Aroma is gorgeous. Traditional Pilsner with just a small extra dose of noble hops. Also smells like honeyed grains and white bread. The components of the nose are in a dance with a pleasant yeast tang that is very light as well. The flavor is just so incredibly invigorating and stimulating on the palate. Bright and young. Grassy noble hops, a bit of light pepper, dried pale breads and honeyed cereal grains. Harmonized very well. Everything you could ask for from the style. The body is light and crisp. The carbonation is peppy and uplifting. Just an incredible beer and one I cannot get enough of.

Nov 13, 2019
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.24/5  rDev +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.

Oct 13, 2019
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Sep 11, 2019
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EmperorBatman from Tennessee

2.48/5  rDev -38.6%
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.

Aug 21, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -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.

Aug 18, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Aug 12, 2019
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argock from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Aug 09, 2019
Alexandr 10° from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 109 ratings