Schilling Beer Co.

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German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #58
Ranked #17,640
4.11 | pDev: 3.65%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Very Good
Notes: Konstantin is a rich, light-ruby colored seasonal lager. Double-decocted for complexity. Drier and lighter in color than most German-style Märzens, biscuit and bread-like malt note shine in the flavor and aroma.
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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 09/19/19 and picked up at the fantastic brewery in Littleton, NH in mid-October.

Hits all the marks for a delicious Märzen; and a unique Austrian-style version at that! Looks great, has that autumn color. Aroma is heavy grain and sweetness as is the flavor. Crisp and balanced with a hint of hops in the finish. An easy drinker with great character. Knew they’d create a top notch example!

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Gatch from Rhode Island, Oct 22, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT.

This one pours a nice clear dark brown color, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like toasted grain, caramel, earthy hops and just a general rich maltiness.

This is a very well done marzen here, with a good balance between hop and malt. It’s toasty and not too sweet, with a very crisp taste, and an earthy and dusty hop bitterness.

This is lighter bodied and super crisp, with a very high level of drinkability. I could drink this all day.

I’ve been looking forward to trying this brewery for a while. This is a nearly spot on rendition of the style.

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GreesyFizeek from New York, Nov 03, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solidly amber but also crystal clear. Good starting head but it fades to a thin film of bubbles. Decent webby lace.

Toasted bready malt nose. Faint hop.

High carbonation but with a rich body. The caramel malt comes through well but unlike most Märzens, this beer has a distinct hoppy finish. Still, the malt wins out in the aftertaste.

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smcolw from Massachusetts, Sep 29, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A really nice marzen, better than some exports from Germany itself.
The beer presents itself really nicely, that red/brown clear colored body, nice head to start off. Simple aroma of toasted grain. As for the flavor, once again very grainy, cereal like, much akin to toasted granola. Sweet, yet finishes rather crisp with a light hop finish. What I enjoyed most about the beer is the malt profile, which is like something you'd expect out of the best from a German brewery, also the balance between sweetness and crispness. Finishes very clean, refreshing, and light.

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Konstantin from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 11 ratings