Schilling Beer Co.

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Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Czech Dark Lager
Ranked #24
Ranked #7,994
4.07 | pDev: 7.13%
Dec 11, 2023
Oct 31, 2015
Modernism is inspired by the Czech black lager tradition. It features a deep complexity from the decoction process and a hop schedule typical of Bohemian beers. Notes of dark malts, bittersweet chocolate and caramel dominate. The finish is dry.
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Rated: 4.18 by Taenim from Maine

Dec 11, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 10, 2023
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours dark brown with a large fluffy tan head. The head lingers heavy soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark roasted malts, toasted brown bread and a floral hoppiness.

T - The taste is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown bread, caramel and a nice happiness on the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft crisp finish.

O - Really solid example of the style.
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a dark brownish black with a medium tan head and some sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Smokey roasty malt, a hint of peat, some bittersweet chocolate and lighter notes of caramel. Smells inviting and definitely gets that dark lager aroma I'm looking for.

T: Smokey roasty malt, some peat, a bittersweet chocolate and lighter caramel like the aroma, a about medium bitterness.

F: Smooth and easy drinking low carbonation

O: This checks the boxes for what I look for in a dark lager.
Sep 07, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, dark mahogany color and looks a deep, dark, opaque brown in the glass; thick, frothy head, light khaki colored and long lasting. Beautiful aroma of charred grain and cacao nibs. Dark grain taste; light bitter chocolate and roasted malt grain; modest bitterness emenating through the light sweetness. Light to medium-light body; smooth with a mild residual sugar feel.

A well-rounded and balanced dark lager.

Pouring temperature: 47 °F: canning info: looks like 03/17/23
Source: Tavour
Aug 10, 2023
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Reviewed by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned: 06/09/23

L: The beer pours a ruby brown to deep brown and is opaque. The pour results in three fingers of fine, khaki head that mounds up over the rim of the glass. This one has pretty good retention slowly falling to a 2 mm ring around the glass and a less substantial, splotchy sheet in the interior. As the beer goes down it leaves a nice webbed lacing.

S: Rich malt character presenting big notes of roasted malt and toasted bread, light notes of chocolate, a very light note of caramel. There is also a hint of fresh cut hay in the background. As the beer warms and opens up the caramel notes become more noticeable.

T: Rich bready malt, toasted malt, subtle dark chocolate and caramel, a light earthy and grassy hop character, and a hoppy spice on the backend and finish. Initially sweet, but on balance the hops lend a pleasant light bitterness.

F: Medium-full body with medium-light carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth with a nice dry finish.

O: Malt forward and highly drinkable. The mouthfeel could have been a bit creamier, but overall this presents a rich malt character with a bittering contribution from the hops that prevents it from being too cloy. Highly recommended!
Jun 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured the color of cola, which was lighter than I expected, but the tan colored head set off the color nicely and it did look almost black in the glass.
The taste was almost everything I want in a dark Czech Pilsner, warm malts, toast, some caramel and chocolate notes, just really nice.
The feel was excellent for the style, except that it may have been too easy to quaff.
OA, I picked up a 4 pack in Colorado (and they were in my checked luggage on the way back to Michigan) so I won’t have any past those. Bummer. Good beer!
May 28, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by Budlum from Maryland

May 13, 2023
Rated: 4.77 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Apr 23, 2023
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Rated by brodyonthecorner from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
like a watery, ppilsenery guiness. Maybe i just dont love the style
Apr 08, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with a minimal tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is coffee with a roasted malt finish. Taste is spicy with a black coffee and roasted malt finish. Enjoyable!
Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Mar 22, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really enjoyed this one a lot. Not overly sweet with lots of dark malt character, but doesn't venture toward the burnt flavors that bitter some others. Very smooth with a decent mouthfeel and clean finish.
Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 4 by kuhndog from New York

Feb 22, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 3.86 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jan 28, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can from Tavour. Black pour with a small foamy beige head. Roasty malt aroma wafts up upon opening. Taste is roasty, light bitterness, mild sweetness and faint chocolate. Creamy feel. Highly enjoyable.
Dec 23, 2022
Modernism from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 114 ratings