The Grafton Metro
Schilling Beer Co.

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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #73
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
85
Ranked #23,958
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 14.03%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
15
From:
Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  1
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: The classic American lager. Golden, crisp, and refreshingly dry on the finish, this is all-day artisan beer for summer. Crafted with local specialty malts.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 7/10/20
Pours a light fizzy foamy head with med retention, a light lacing, crystal clear light pale color

Nose brings nice straw pilsner malt aroma, a little grainy sweet lager malt, little cereal, grain, a touch of floral hops, clean lager

Taste brings more grainy-sweet malts, cereal and straw with plenty of pilsner malt, soft clean lager, mild grassy floral hops, noble hop character with light bitterness, very crisp clean finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, med fizzy carb, very crisp

Overall very good clean crisp lager, nice pilsner malt, light floral grassy noble hops, wish they had a bit more hop character but great summer drinking lager

Aug 02, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving some specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pilsener malts are present in the nose along with hints of bready malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has slight bits of contrasting sweetness and bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean, and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lager is exactly as advertised and seems to be all malt with no frills. It goes down easily.

Serving type: can

Jul 16, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a lager glass.
The appearance was a nice looking glossy bronzed yellow color with a sturdy transparency. No carbonation was seen rising but a good finger's worth of white foamy head sat there on top and slid off delicately to leave some wispy concave lace.
The aroma spoke volumes of sweet biscuity honey coated grainy flakes. Subtle floral and grassy hop notes slide in underneath.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a superb sessionability. Good carbonation was felt. Smooth yet slightly sticky in the finish with sweet grainy flakes.
Overall, pretty nice lager well worthy of coming back to. It's beer like this that makes me why - why bother anymore AB/InBev - your beers suck the rat's ass anyways.

Oct 24, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a mostly clear straw yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like grainy malt, corn, floral hops, malt sweetness, straw, and honey.

Schilling absolutely nailed this - I loved it. It's got a such a clean and natural taste to it, with a light but present hop character - slightly tea-like, slightly grassy, slightly floral, along with a lightly sweet malt backbone, some corn, and pilsner malt.

This is light bodied, clean, and crisp, with a really high level of drinkability. This does exactly what it wants to do.

I figured this was going to be good, but I didn't think I would absolutely adore it.

Oct 17, 2019
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 16oz can, dated 05/01/19. Served in a willi becher glass.

Pours a totally clear, super-pale straw-gold with two fingers of snowy white, whipped froth. Retention is just so-so-decent, leaving a thin fizzy cap and scattered lacings.

Aroma is mildly sweet and nutty, with dried flowers and straw.

Taste is thinly sweet and very mildly spicy, like diluted lemonade or barley tea. Dried hay stubble and a little spicy funk in the sinuses to finish.

Feel is clean but just a bit too sweet and slick to pass as ‘crisp,’ light bodied with fine, light carbonation.

Overall, an enjoyable enough, light-bodied lager. Not overly challenging on the palate, a pretty good, clean, easy-drinking pils but not one of Schilling’s finest.

Jun 16, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 16 oz. can with a stamp that looks like 050119. Sampled on June 8, 2019.

The appearance is like an American Lager with its golden-yellow color, clear through and through, but with a quickly fizzling head.

Pleasant inviting aroma of sweet barley grain with a slight grassy or floral sensation behind that.

Light smooth mouthfeel.

It definitely brings out a sweet and barley malt character in the flavor with a low to no floral hop profile to finish. Mildly dry but overall crisp and clean.

Jun 08, 2019
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Candia Road.
Mostly clear light golden in color with a decent bubbly white head that persists. Bready crackery pilsner maltiness with just a touch of floral spicy hops. Really tasty lawnmower beer.

May 26, 2019
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malrubius from Vermont

2.03/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Can. Clear very pale gold with no head, fizzy like soda. Very light malt aroma with some grass. Medium light grassy honey sweetness with light herbal tea bitterness. Very light fizzy slick and watery. Nailed the American lager style. Not sure who'd pay $13 for a four-pack when they can get a 30-pack of Natty Light for that. Terrible and unnecessary.

Apr 18, 2019
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