Konstantin
Schilling Beer Co.

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From:
Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #13
ABV:
5%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,772
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 5.72%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
38
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 03:37 AM
Added:
Jun 17, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
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SCORE
90
Outstanding
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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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Rated: 4.25 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Saturday at 03:37 AM
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a beautiful clear copper with massive frothy cap. Picture-perfect. Aroma of malts but my sensitive sniffer is picking up a very bizarre floral/perfume note that I dislike muchly. Thankfully that doesn't come through in the flavor whatsoever, being a fairly balance, semi-dry, and not too sweet bready taste. Very good, tho I prefer the slightly sweeter ones of this style.
Friday at 07:14 PM
 
Rated: 3.94 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Sep 21, 2022
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Reviewed by sethmeister from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From pint can marked 081922 08089 1875

Pours into my pint glass a clear tawny amber with a cream colored head. Well laced.

Scent is biscuit and noble hops. Perhaps a hint of caramel.

Taste is biscuits and bread dough with a light earthy and herbal hop note. Touch of spice. More dry than sweet. Subtle; both malts and hops are restrained.

Mouth is a solid medium with a clean dry finish.

Neither the lightest nor the heaviest, neither the sweetest nor the dryest Marzen I've tried. Leans more to the lighter and dryer side but strikes a fine balance. I can't think of a single lager Schilling has brewed that hasn't impressed me and it's no surprise that I like it as much as I do.
Sep 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to WunderLlama for this one.
Beautiful clear amber in hue. A fluffy white head rises nearly 2 fingers high and slowly settles to a white ring. Slight lacing, decent retention.
Aroma is mildly toasty brown bread, gentle caramel notes, and a most understated dry herbal note.
Flavor follows the nose pretty faithfully with a slightly dry bitterness tamping down the sweeter notes.
Carbonation is active, good heft for style, and a nice noble spicy dry finish.
Overall, good for the style.
Feb 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can. Notes from October 2021.

Deep amber color with a medium-sized white head. Excellent clarity. Lightly toasted bready malt and mildly spicy hops combine for what is a lighter aroma and flavor profile. Clean, albeit subdued flavors here make for a solid yet slightly underwhelming Märzenbier. Dry and medium bodied. Love what Schilling is doing overall, even if this one didn't knock my socks off. I would repurchase again next year to give it another go.
Jan 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a clear amber with a two finger foamy white head. Light amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is brown bread and caramel malts.

T - The taste is toasted bread, caramel sweetness and a bitter grassy finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a nice crisp finish.

O - Solid Marzen.
Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can poured into a lager glass.

A: Definitively amber colored with great clarity. Chunky white head settles only after a good while. Patchy lacing.

S: Sweet nose that is very toasty and redolent of crusty bread. Good quality malts shine through in all their grainy and toasty glory. Some definite melanoidin sweetness that you really only properly get through decoction mashing. Mild earthy/grassy notes.

T: Follows the nose. Starts with a melanoidin sweetness that quickly dries and gives way to a robust toasty character. Lots of bread crust and toasty grain. Almost nutty, even. Earthy/grassy hops with a bit of a steely note in there. They go a bit green and oily for a brief moment before backing off and letting the malt come through again. Abruptly dry, toasty finish.

M: Medium bodied with a nice firmness and melanoidin richness. Carbonation brings a bit of a stiff prickle. There is perhaps even a bit of a tannic quality to it that grips at the enamel a bit.

O: It is interesting that they bill this as an "Austrian-style Marzen," mainly because I could not really cite any differences between German and Austrian Marzen. I wasn't aware there was a big distinction. I see a lot of research in my future. What I can say about this particular beer is that it has a hop character that is perhaps a bit more assertive than the average Marzen (though it does not feel out of bounds for the style), but moreso it is more robustly toasty than most other Marzens-- even state-side where all our Marzen tends to be overwhelmingly amber and vienna/munich malt-driven. It is clearly also made with attention to the tradition of decoction mashing, which does make a noticeable difference and is much appreciated. If you like your Marzen big, toasty, and decocted, this is your huckleberry.
Nov 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Nov 12, 2021
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Reviewed by jbertsch from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
One of the best marzens I've ever had, period. It has a refined, clarified flavor rather than one that's trying to be super bold.

Doughy bread, pumpernickel, nutty. Dryer finish than most marzens. Delightful.
Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by smi69 from New York

Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear copper and amber color with a frothy thumbnail length head. The head retains well and yields lacing.

The nose is mostly malt forward with a touch of hops. Aromas of bready and biscuity malts, lightly toasted, and moderately sweet. In contrast, there are notes of grass, lemon, orange, and floral and earthy spices.

Drinks nicely with a superb balance overall. Opens sweet with notes of cracker, biscuit, and toast, then, giving way to grassy and peppery spices. Hops flavors are gently assertive, with notes of lemon, grass, chives and floral notes. The bitterness is clean and adds a touch of boldness.

Medium bodied with a semi smooth mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish. The carbonation is lively.

I’m not familiar with this so called Austrian Marzen style, nevertheless, I liked it. I found it to be lighter, drier and easier to drink than other Marzen. I would have again.
Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Single 16oz can traded with @sulldaddy
Clear amber color with a copper hue. Big off white head with good retention.
Aroma has a bready character with notes of caramel.
Taste follows the nose with subtle hop finish.
Very nice!
Oct 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a bright copper color with a finger of head. The nose is nutty with a tingling trace of hops. The flavor is bready and nutty with a fairly dry finish. The body is thinner than I like for this style.
Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pint can poured into a schilling stemmed snulip

Creamy off white one finger foam cap , good retention, settles to a thick layer over a translucent copper liquid

Aroma is seeet malts , bready

Taste is malty , sweet tart , slight bitterness , bready

Sudsy mouthfeel

Good beer
Oct 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Flight Center Manchester.
Deep gold in color with a thin wispy white head that slowly recedes.
Rich bready crackery lightly toasty maltiness. Floral earthy spicy hops counter nicely.
Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Sampling a cold 16 oz can poured into my .5L dimple mug. Picked up the can at the brewery about 8 weeks ago and its been in my fridge since. Date stamp 8/13/2021.
The beer pours a clear amber to copper color with a fluffy beige head of 2 cm. This foam fades slowly to a sturdy edge layer.
The aroma is light on caramel with a little bit of a nutty note and features a good dose of doughy bread. Balanced with a hint of herbal tea hop note. The malt dominates though and smells sort of like a bakery in some ways.
First sip reveals a medium body with fine tingly carbonation and a smooth silky texture. Beer is also very dry on the finish. Generally the beer drinks easy.
Flavor is similar to the nose, kind of sweet caramel briefly and then this rolls to toasted bread notes and some dough. Then this moves to a bit of black tea hop finish and this bite lingers a little after the swallow. No hint of ABV and as I mentioned very dry finish.
This is an easy drinker and the crisp bite on the finish is nice. I also appreciate the toasted bread flavor carrying more of the day than the sweet caramel note. Glad that I have another couple cans in the fridge!
Sep 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Sep 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by alexsergio from New York

Sep 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Sep 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Sep 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can dated 08/13/21 into the test mug
A - tinted copper color, solid pour yields a nice white cap. Cap recedes leaving a ring of evidence during the experience. Carbonation is mild and steady.
S - Doughy , a bit of caramel, and an earthy hop thread, and a hint of sulphur.
T - Keeps in line with the aromatics, staying in that narrow band.
M - Lite on the palate, semi sweet start shifts toward an earthy dry texture. Best aspect of the offering for me anyway.
O - A very good Marzen style, avoids being to sweet, maly expression is very good. Not a hefty malt display, more delicate than most
Aug 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear amber from the can, 2" foamy white head, good retention, settles to a solid ring. Nose is light caramel, noble hops, and some estery sweetness as it warms up. A bit unexpressive at first on the palate; very mild in flavor, but the finish is all hop - very little malt character here. Mouthfeel is moderate and crisp; easily the best aspect of this beer. Overall, wanted a bit more expression from the malts, but an enjoyable Märzen nonetheless.
Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Oct 26, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 8/20/20; consumed on 10/20/20

Pours a translucent golden copper body topped with multiple fingers of dense, fluffy, off-white/tan foam; great head retention yields a rocky half-finger of cap, a moderate, creamy collar, and a chunky walling of lacing caked around the glass.

Aroma opens with a slight grassy edge to an otherwise woody toffee note, followed by a 'snap' of fresh toast and rounded,, crisp malts as touches of lager yeast and minerality develop over the middle; peppery hops guide into a back end of advancing malty sweetness, highlighting fresh brown bread, lightly burnt caramel, and distant honeysuckle.

Taste offers a touch of toffee and a floral minerality upfront as tempered lager yeast spreads subtly across the profile; a vague hint of caramel expresses over the mid-palate before more defined rye bread crust with peppery, floral hop undertones take hold, guiding toward a slightly grassy, nutty finish.

Mouthfeel brings a medium body alongside a robust, moderate carbonation splintering off to a flaky-crisp and clean mid-palate before a rounded background grit delicately coats the tongue; the back end eases with a light, moderately dry, and quenching finish accompanied with a mild though taut hop bitterness.

Expressing a level foundation from mild minerality and firm yeasty textures, this Märzen constructs a satisfying, detailed, and approachable malt profile from which refined, robust intrigue and casual drinkability meet; an incredibly well-rounded, fulfilling overall take on the style.
Oct 21, 2020
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Rated by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Just an incredible head on this beer, looks like the real deal
Oct 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Oct 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by hopley from Massachusetts

Oct 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had two 16oz pours of this during a 25SEP20 Schilling visit with Alewife. Each set me back $6.00. Currently has a 5.0% ABV, btw...

The solid, dimpled mug held a lovely, rich, clear, deep copper hued libation. Had sparse carbo, with a frothy, light tan head, with excellent lacing. Had a nice aroma of toasty malts and light caramel. Body was as a good medium, with minimal prickle on the tongue.

Taste had loads more of toasty malts, and biscuit and dark bread notes. Had more caramel caressing the palate as well. was clean and crisp, with a suggestion of spiciness in the dry finish. Solid. Prosit!

4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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