Schilling Beer Co.

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Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
European Pale Lager
Ranked #1
Ranked #7,438
4.09 | pDev: 6.6%
May 07, 2023
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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Rated: 4.03 by PSanger from Connecticut

May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.93 by Beergod420 from Michigan

May 06, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Mar 01, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
16oz can into a tall Lager glass.
L: Pours a yeast hazed light straw pale yellow w a 1/4" bright white rounded head, Lrg carbo bubbles, head goes to flat semi thick skin, random skeletal lacing.
S: Fruity, berries, yeast, lemon, a hint of bread dough, light funk, pear.
T: Doughy, white fruits, pear, white grape, light kiwi, lemon zest, pie crust, very light pineapple but not acidic, pale & fruity with yeast throughout.
F: Persistently brisk light-bodied feel w a snappy dry med-length finish and a lightly zesty linger. Softens up over time and becomes very smooth and lightly more dense. Excellent.
O: An elegant tasting and masterfully brewed Lager. Fruity with some bready notes. Light, airy and EZ drinking, lots of flavor & phenomenally well-balanced. It is outstanding in its style.
Dec 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours clear golden with a frothy head.
The nose is bready, malty with a touch of earthy spices and a touch of toast. Clean and crisp, light bodied but with a firm bready and slightly toasty malt presence. Balanced effectively with earthy and grassy hops with notes of citrus.
They did a nice job making it interesting and flavorful within the style.
Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Amendm from Rhode Island

4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A sturdy pour from a 16-oz. can yielded a finger of soapy white foam that slowly became rocky and then shrunk to a lasting cap leaving behind thin rings of lacing. Clear dull yellow straw color with extremely small rising bubbles.

A perfect blend of bready (dough, fresh baked and toasted) malts and floral hops greets the nose. Grain and grass with some apple juice and a hint of citrus featuring lemon join in.

Neutral (at first) with average bitterness, as in the taste bready malt and floral/citrus hops prevail. A little juicy but not as much as the smell suggests. A faint Kolsch-like white wine taste appears. The end of the taste is semi-dry but not crisp, bitterness rises a bit with added spice. The finish is a quick and even withdrawal of all flavors except for briefly lingering hops.

Very light bodied with plenty of lasting carbonation, exceptionally smooth and easy to drink. In spite of the light body and lowish ABV, a thin but sturdy malt backbone exists. Again, I must mention the smooth and clean finish, outstanding. Warms well and remains lively carbonated throughout.
Nov 13, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Oct 21, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass; bron on 09/08/22. Pours light yellow with minimal to no foam. Sweet, almost grape like taste with subtle hops. A bit thin but refreshing and delicious.
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
The pour is a clear & pale golden yellow. The taste is honey, mild lemon, mild earthy & piney hop notes, & white cracker. This beer reminds me more of a German Pilsner. Cheers! B
Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 19, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours crystal clear golden color with a fairly rocky white head that falls to a ring and rafts. Lots of little suds marks on the glass.

On the nose I get...ummm...strawberry. doubt. Floating high, there are floral notes that are fairly perfume-like, hay, herbal, and earthy. Nice, mildly toasty grainy smell like a rustic bread holds this all up. Mild citrus eventually shows and a very mild spice note.

The taste is... well, it actually does strike me as somehow rustic. Like this is a beer that could be from any period in history. Bread lightly toasted, nutty grains, fruity/floral, citrusy lime, earthy, green hay. A perfect level of hop bitterness and a little peppery tannin thing going on. There is a pleasant underlying sweetness.

The feel is light, smooth, rounded. Carbonation is fairly high, clean, crisp flavor delivery, nothing lingering.

This is an outstanding beer. Full of flavor and very well-crafted. Light, easy drinking. This is a beer you could drink any time - it hits the "I just want a beer" thing yet the flavors and how they are layered - you can think about it and pick it apart or just chill and enjoy drinking a really good. Worthy in every respect.
Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.37 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 3.14 by CreightonSM from New York

Apr 04, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.03 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.65 by BeerWasp from Germany

Mar 20, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.15 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.04 by chippo33 from Vermont

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by infuturity from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2021
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.94 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Aug 02, 2021
Rated: 4 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2021
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