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Schilling Beer Co.

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From:
Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
Style:
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #10
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,415
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 7.6%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
112
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 01:01 AM
Added:
May 04, 2015
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  14
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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Rated: 4.16 by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

Yesterday at 01:01 AM
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can.
Canned 081722.

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch white head over very light golden body with lacing.

Nose is light bread and biscuit with a bit of hops.

Taste is slight biscuit and slight bread and more hoppy bitterness than expected.

Nice fairly full mouthfeel; more than adequate.

Overall, quite refreshing and lighter in color than most Bavarian/Czech Pilsners.

Cheers!!
Sep 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.36 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked-up a single can at Stowe Public House in Stowe, Vermont for about six dollars. My second brew reviewed from these guys, have had a few more. Good beer.
Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours medium gold with a solid head. Aroma is slightly malty and bready. Tons of malt flavor, it is a very tasty beer, with a light bitterness on the end. Mouthfeel is thick for the style and pleasing. A well rounded, excellent pilsner.
Aug 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 11, 2022
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nice slightly darker shaded straw color; good clarity with a nice thin layer of white head that persists. Some splotches of lace from the initial head.

The nose has a very refreshing herbal quality to it; with a sort of light bee balm leaf aroma. Crushed pepper spice and a tangy bread like note.

The taste is really nice and hoppy in they’re very front and center yet so balanced somehow. Immediately is herbal, grassy, spicy but it quickly pivots to very light bread crust.

This beer is incredibly drinkable; it has a light yet almost full feel to it while it’s on the tongue. That all seemingly disappears into thin air once that sip goes down. The perfect combination of bitter and dry, it’s almost like it gives your mouth a parched feel that makes you feel like your thirsty and need another sip.

This beer shines so much on mouthfeel for me; it is the perfect companion to the flavors of this beer. I will gladly purchase this beer again whenever I see it.
Aug 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Mitchster from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
$3.69 for a 1 pint can. Website and can have no specs or ingredients other than it's 5% ABV. Pours out to a sparkingly clear light golden forming a tall bony white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose has a sulfur yeasty component, which I like in pils, with some floral and perfumy hops, hay and subtle table cracker malts. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, medium bodied and has a dry finish. The taste is a recap of the nose. Lemon pith bitterness is medium and very very well balanced, letting the malt and the hops shine and finishing medium dry. Drinkability is excellent.

A solid pils without flaws. I'd happily buy this again if it were more reasonably priced because in my area I can get pils that are just as good at half the price.
Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Knockout of a pour with a dense, soapy head floating on a crystal clear straw gold colored liquid. The head falls to a substantial cap - quarter inch or so. Incredible lacing like growth rings as the liquid volume inevitably recedes.

On the aroma...hmmm...not a ton of strength here but hitting the right notes. Biscuity malts, light lemon, and ample traditional Noble malt smells slowly assemble into an inviting but mild scent.

The taste opens ever so slightly sweet with biscuit-like malts. There is a nice level of lemon that delivers evenly across the tasting. The hops kick in with floral, herbal, grassiness and an extremely subtle bit of peppery spice. There is a sturdy bitterness on the finish. On repeat sips, that bitterness becomes a constant backdrop and everything else plays off that anchor.

This beer is smooth and well-rounded. It is medium heading to full in terms of the body. A bit drying, a little lingering bitterness that's a bit like grapefruit albedo. That very mild pepper note stays that way with a slight tingle.

This here is a very good beer and I hope it shows up here regularly. I continue to be impressed with Schilling. Well-crafted lager here, straightforward and well constructed with no tricks.
Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
On the side pull at the brewery.

Huge frothy white head with lace. Clear golden color.

So creamy and smooth. Grassy, earthy, light bitterness. Biscuit malts. Toasted crackers. The mouthfeel is perfect. Big time winner.
Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by mdfb79 from New York

May 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by Sulty from Massachusetts

May 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by bw2000 from Texas

May 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Kulikov from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: golden straw with a nice head that disappates after a minute or two.
S: hops, slightly floral and fruity.
T: crisp pilsner crossed with IPA? The biscuit notes are there like a normal pilsner, but I'm getting more pine, lemon and floral notes from the hops than I traditionally expect in the style. Not unpleasant, they're just touches.
F: it's a decent pilsner like Urquell, texture matches.
O: this beer steers just touching the line with IPA, and if you like those I think this would be a great pilsner for you to enjoy. But for me it's just average.
May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerWasp from Germany

Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured transparent straw yellow and was topped with a nearly white head that dissipated quickly.
The aroma was spicy and grassy, not much from the malts. But nice overall.
The taste followed, far more lemongrass taste than the traditional biscuit malts and the pepper was very faint.
The feel was excellent, not sure how it could have been improved.
OA, very tasty, but not in my list of top Czech Style Pilsners. Maybe on tap it’s more to what I expect.
Apr 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Craig-er from New Hampshire

Mar 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.66 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2022
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Rated by JDUBWA412

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tasty Pilsner
Feb 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Feb 04, 2022
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: clear lemon/straw with a thin, white, short lived head. Nothing to write home about

S: fresh baked white bread in a room full of lemons

T: slightly sweetened wheat crackers (think wheat thins), fresh hearty white bread, a little bit of lemon blossom, some almost peppery spice, fresh straw or hay

F: smooth and rounded, fairly full bodied with a clean mild citrus pithy aftertaste that has just a hint of peppery spice and grass at the end

O: really, really nice. Easy and enjoyable to drink. Simple flavors, but not a simple beer. An great American example of a Czech pils.
Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by MontpelierArtie from Vermont

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by CreightonSM from New York

Jan 13, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Canned 8/25/21

L: Clear straw with a fluffy meringue like head

S: Bready malt with some earthiness

T: Crisp, clean, crushable. Slight bitterness on the finish from the saaz hops.

F: Medium-light body and very crisp

O: Enjoyable. Love this brewery for their lagers. Tough to find in DC though!
Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Crystal clear golden with a thick white head and excellent lacing.

S: Sweet, bready and crackery malt and lemony spicy herbal hops. Notes of bread crust and hazelnut and lemon. Very clean.

T: Moderate bitterness upfront, moves into very round and bready/crackery slightly sweet malt flavors. Spicy, herbal, and lemony hops linger on the palate through a dry and crisp finish.

M: Moderate body, very crisp and dry on the back end.

Overall, a really exceptional lager. One of the best I have ever had. Incredible complexity and drinkability. Schilling is one of the best lager breweries you are likely to find.
Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2021-11-21
16oz can served in a footed pilsner glass. Dated 100621. Received from @WunderLlama in NBS BIF #14.

Pours crystal clear light golden with a couple finger fluffy head, which fades fast and leaves a spotty lacing on the glass and a moderately thick ring with a thin skin. Smell is grain, grass, light lager yeast.

Taste is lightly spicy, moderate grassy / leafiness, plenty of grain, and a nice, crisp bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is very light, very dry, very crisp. Overall, this is very nice.
Nov 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by infuturity from Massachusetts

Nov 19, 2021
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Reviewed by crenegar from New Jersey

4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Possibly the best American made Pils I've ever had on draft. Just killed a 1/2 barrel last night and am picking up another on Monday. It's the kind of beer you should always have around, an everyday drinker that's great with food and sessionable. Very high level of attenuation, crisp and fairly dry. Somewhat less hoppy than what most would consider typical for a Czech style Pils.
Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
16 oz can dated 101321

Pours a nice clear yellow appearance with a subsiding white foam head. Smells lightly floral and hoppy with some lemony citrus, earthy grassy hops, some mild toasty malts, and a hint of spice. Tastes lightly toasted, bready and crackery, with some citrusy floral earthy grassy hops. Feels medium bodied, rounded and slick with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a nice Czech-style Pilsner.
Nov 03, 2021
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