Schilling Beer Co.

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Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #1
Ranked #7,912
4.08 | pDev: 6.37%
Apr 29, 2022
Mar 23, 2019
Notes: Agrarian-style lager of Franconian origin brewed with spelt—and for the first time in North America, by Schilling’s brewers—with nearly extinct strain of lager yeast just revived from the cellars of Weihenstephan in Munich. Notes of strawberry, and hay abound with a hazelnut-like dry finish.
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

16oz can poured into a lager glass.

A: Dull golden color with perfect clarity. Two fingers of bubbly white head settle after a time. Thin sheets of fine-bubbled lacing form coarse rings.

S: Very interesting nose. Floral/perfumey/fruity are the general top notes. Juicy, vibrant, and almost tropical. Strawberry was included in their tasting notes, and I have to say my mind does go there too. Juicy strawberry is front and center, whether or not I was subliminally induced to think so. Bit of floral and lemon/lime hop character. Subtly herbal and earthy. Great rustic grainy character too- earthy and toasty.

T: Mostly follows the nose. Very unique fermentation character is what stands out most. Very floral and juicy with a bit of yeasty nuttiness. Hop profile balances with a lot of lemon/lime flavor, a soft herbal/earthiness, and just a dash of gritty bitterness. Off-dry overall. Grain base is mildly coarse, toasty, and earthy/sweet- what I associate with spelt. Hay and bread crust too. It is these toasty/nutty grain flavors that linger on the finish, along with a bit of limey hops.

M: Light bodied, round and firm malt textures with a bit of creaminess. Scrubbing carbonation is on the aggressive side. Mild gripping tannin.

O: I very much enjoyed this lager. It's truly different, and I've never experienced anything quite like it. The real attraction is the newly-unearthed Weihenstephan yeast, which introduces a memorably fruity and playful fermentation profile. I do love how well it plays with the spelt notes and stays perfectly clean and drinkable. I'm not sure what Schilling plans to do with this beer, but I'd love easy access to it. If you love to geek out about Old-world lagers, you NEED to seek out this beer and drink it.

Apr 29, 2022
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Apr 24, 2022
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4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

A: pours a small white head, the beer has beautiful clarity, a nice gold color.
S: hay, green grass, cold rocks
T: finishes dry with a lingering noble hop finish on your tongue. I like the strawberry & hazelnut notes from Schilling’s description too. There’s def a tang there.
M: crisp mouthfeel, high carb.
O: delicious.

Apr 22, 2022
4.37 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Apr 18, 2022
4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2022
3.14 by CreightonSM from New York on Apr 04, 2022
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4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a clear golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacint.

This smells like nutty malt, spicy hops, hay, honey, and breadiness.

This is really, really good, with a unique sweetness and a nice dry finish, with lots of nutty and bready malt character. The sweetness is kind of like honey and citrus, almost berry like. There's also a solid dry and spicy hop character.

This is light bodied, clean, and extremely drinkable.

This was extremely enjoyable, and one of the best Schilling beers that I've ever had.

Mar 30, 2022
4.03 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Mar 26, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Was surprised to learn this local stuff from Littleton holds the #1 spot for this style currently. Got it very fresh, just a week since canning. Very enjoyable lager with some nice semi-sweet bready notes. The finish is a bit dry for me with a slight twang. Much prefer Helles, but this was fun to try.

Mar 21, 2022
3.65 by BeerWasp from Germany on Mar 20, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Can poured into a Nordic pint glass

Brewers Notes: Agrarian-style lager of Franconian origin brewed with spelt—and for the first time in North America, by Schilling’s brewers—with nearly extinct strain of lager yeast just revived from the cellars of Weihenstephan in Munich. Notes of strawberry, and hay abound with a hazelnut-like dry finish.

Translucent pale yellow topped by a dense creamy white foam cap , good retention, lacings mark each sip

Aroma is grassy, malts

Taste is grassy. Malts, hint of lemon

Clean , crisp , refreshing beer

Good beer

Mar 19, 2022
4.15 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

A light lager with massive character. Pours a crystal clear gold with a tall, foamy white head and excellent lacing. Huge aromatics of hay, bread, and lemony herb abound. The taste follows suit with a fantastic crackery and nutty malt flavor that is balanced by a slightly citric, firm herbal hop bitterness. Moderate body, bone-dry, and a wonderful lingering aftertaste reminiscent of brazil nut. It is so rare to find a session beer of this kind of character. After extensive research on the Northeastern lager scene over the last year and a half, I would pick this as my go-to. If only it was sold in town!

Jan 28, 2022
4.04 by chippo33 from Vermont on Jan 19, 2022
3.74 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire on Dec 17, 2021
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Dec 12, 2021
4.18 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Dec 10, 2021
4.29 by infuturity from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2021
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 10, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Clear golden body with a white head and lacing. Keller like yeast with botanicals but especially grassy hops, lemon zest, rustic white bread crusts and saltines. Taste is hoppier and yeasty version of the nose, herbal and floral notes emerge with the grass contrasting the yeasty and crusty bread notes with a kiss of white pepper. Feel is pale, yeasty, lighter bodied, air, dry, with general grainy yeast textures, rustic indeed.

Oct 03, 2021
3.94 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Aug 11, 2021
4.28 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut on Aug 02, 2021
4 by DBosco from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2021
3.79 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Jul 09, 2021
4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Jul 01, 2021
4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Jun 29, 2021
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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

From a 16oz can, dated 06/10/21. Served in a willi becher.

Pours a brilliant straw-gold with about two fingers of soft and sudsy head. Retention is excellent and leaves fat wads of sticky lacing. A chill haze develops and there’s a vigorous stream of super-fine carbonation bubbles.

Aroma is soft and mildly sweet. Smells like vanilla cupcakes.

Taste is in contrast to the nose, being somewhat spicy and almost aggressively grassy. White pepper, dry, sneezy grass, white cake. Earthy, with a strong character of noble hops.

Feel is sharp and clean, medium bodied with bright, zesty carbonation.

Overall, a terrific bold low abv lager. An enormous flavor punch with an improbably big, satisfying mouthfeel for something that’s only 4.2% abv. Highly recommended.

Jun 20, 2021
3.79 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jun 16, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Clear, light gold colored body; coarse yet gently rising carbonation; decent head, white and foamy. Very pleasant nose; light cereal grain quality; cracker; mild herbal scent. Well-balanced flavors; lightly toasted grain and bread crust; mild hop bitterness presence; general herbal hop taste. Light to medium body; crisp; mild warmth throughout; generally warm mouthfeel.

This is an exquisite lager, mild in character yet full of simple, honest flavors. It is beautifully balanced and nuanced.

Poured at 54° F; bottom of can dating info: 033121

Jun 13, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by morimech from Minnesota

Very pale straw color with a sudsy head. Aroma of spicy Noble hops. Nothing to unusual about the flavor. Light grain flavor with spicy hops. Clean, dry, and crisp. Light body and abundantly carbonated. Nothing extraordinary.

Jun 13, 2021
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jun 10, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mschrei from Illinois

Poured into a pint glass. Gold, straw colors with a mild head. Very funky European style yeast smell on pour, still strong after a while. Taste is bolder than a usual lager-bit of white grape, apple, grains. Light to medium bodied, boozier than the percentage would indicate, crisp, good carbonation, refreshing after a long day of outdoor work in ninety degree weather.

Jun 07, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Pouring a cellar temp 16 oz can into my .5L mug. this beer was a gift from my brother Brian, thanks Man! Still kills me that he can get these cans in PA, yet I cannot here in Connecticut. ugh.
Anyway, the beer pours a bright clear golden color with a frothy and fluffy bleached white head of 2.5 cm foaming up. This foam is mostly gone soon after i finish emptying the can into my glass. There is still a wispy edge layer and some small surface islands.
Aroma is grainy malt with some white grape and doughy notes. I get a little lemon and some spicy hop notes. Basically a pretty clean and crisp nose with no surprises.
First sip reveals a light body with crisp texture and fine tingly carbonation. Carbonation really fizzes up when I swirl the beer in my mouth.
Flavor is similar to nose with grainy notes and some light fruit, white grape and some mild apple maybe? This rolls to a slightly bitey spicy hop note and a very dry finish.
the beer is crushable and interesting enough to have several and still be noticeable on the profile. I like this one and Im glad to have tried another beer from Schilling. Will need to make the visit this summer if possible.

Jun 05, 2021
3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on May 31, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sethmeister from New Hampshire

From a pint can marked 032221.

Poured into my pilsener glass this lager has a clear straw gold body with a creamy white head. Good retention and foamy lace.

Scent is biscuit, doughy bread, lemon, apples and leafy green hops.

Taste is bright and crisp with lemon , bread crust and a mild hop bitterness. Some light stone fruit in the background and I'm not quite certain if it is the power of suggestion or not but I do detect a strawberry note.

Mouth is creamy but light with a relatively crisp dry finish.

Beautifully crafted rustic lager with a subtle and refreshing flavor profile. I could drink these quite often.

May 29, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Canned 2021/03/22
Pours a med frothy head with med retention and whispy lacing, crystal clear pale golden color

Nose brings plenty of pilsner malt, cereal grain, a little dough, complex decoction like mash, light floral herbal hop, hint of a fruity note, quite fragrant

Taste very crisp, cereal grainy sweet malt with doughy notes, soft decoction mash complexity, hops kick right in with med to a bit lighter bitterness, herbal and a bit floral very noble like, a little grassy, finishes soft with a dry crisp bitterness that ramps a bit and gets a touch spicy

Mouth is med to lighter bod, med frothy carb, soft lager

Overall very nice lager, this brewery really nails beers like this, first since Jack's Abby outside of Europe

May 23, 2021
4.48 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on May 19, 2021
4.23 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on May 18, 2021
4.16 by bubseymour from Maryland on May 09, 2021
4.1 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2021
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 77 ratings