Schilling Beer Co.

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European Pale Lager
Ranked #10
Ranked #12,687
4.2 | pDev: 3.57%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
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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Sheppard from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden. Cereal grains on the nose that certainly carry through flavor-wise. There's a sweet corn flakey honey malt finish that is kind of surprising. I was a little surprised by the cereal character and I'm not a huge fan of this, but it does pair well with food and got better as I drank it.

Mar 19, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can to lager glass.
The appearance was a nice looking light golden yellow color with a soft finger's worth of white foamy to semi-bubbly head slowly falling off.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of sweet grassy hops to a great level of sweet biscuity/bready/white cracker malt through a little bit of lemon to hay-like sweet features.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side through the biscuity/bready tones with some lemon and hay. Mellow aftertaste of breadiness, lemon, hay and grass.
The mouthfeel was about light bodied, perhaps just a touch above. Good carbonation with a lean smooth crisp wet finish.
Overall, I like this one preferably for me and would love to have again with some food. And I can see how putting this in the European Pale lager is a nice catch all sort of style to keep fairly high numbers on this.

Mar 11, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 12/20/20

Pours a clear straw gold with slight lemon-lime hues and topped with barely a finger of frothy, off-white foam; head fades quickly to a spotty veil of cloudy cap, moderate frothy collar, and a smattering of light, stringy lacing.

Aromas offer crisp bread crust and a stiff crackery malt robust and prominent upfront, with peppery roasted corn husk steadily introducing a mild sweetness in the backdrop; touches of lemon peel and grass along with fruity hops develop over time, meshing with flaky hay for a crisp, earthy close.

Taste shows a fresh white bread sweetness opening up before flaky cracker middle makes way for lemon meshing with herbal/grassy hops; a light strawberry tone shows into the finish.

Mouthfeel light body, moderate-high carbonation; flaky and mildly effervescent along the palate, with touches of subtle bitterness on the otherwise relatively quick finish and a lingering, mild grit through the swallow.

Balance, gritty crispness, and an effortless palate mark this take on a Euro Pale Lager, a style typically reserved, but amplified to a robustness leaving a drinker swiftly satisfied at this higher-end take.

Feb 13, 2020
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Greenlabel from New Hampshire

4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a can of Landbier at the Nashua Beer Shop this past week. I've enjoyed a number of different Schilling products in recent months but had never seen this one before. My first experience with a "Rustic" Lager so wasn't sure what to expect. Turned out to be one of the best Lagers I've had in quite some time - light tasting but very crisp with a solid body. 4.2% ABV was perfect for this product. A refreshing antidote for the excess of IPAs in todays beer scene.I hope this isn't just a seasonal as it would seem to be a beer for any season. Wish I had purchased a 4-pack but will satisfy that wish in the near future.

Feb 02, 2020
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malrubius from Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's almost gone. Nearly forget to rate. Can. Straw color with some light haze and decent head retention for a lager. Very grassy aroma medium sweet bready with medium light herbal finish and soft mouthfeel for a lager. Excellent.

Jan 11, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a stemmed pilsner glass.

Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden straw color with 3 fingers of soapy white head. The head leaves some random splotchy lacing as it slowly dissipates into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings notes of peppery spice, hay, crackery malt, and roasted nuts, with some more subtle notes of citrus and strawberries.

The flavor is exceptionally clean. Lots of grassy notes and hay, with some cracked pepper, sweet malt, and lemon zest. Faintly nutty with some notes of strawberries and blueberries. Finishes subtly earthy and hoppy.

The feel is light bodied with very lively carbonation. Clean, crisp and smooth. Absurdly drinkable.

Overall, a great European lager that is so clean and refreshing. The flavors are both familiar yet unique for the style. I could drink this beer every day forever.

Dec 22, 2019
Landbier from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 14 ratings