Schilling Beer Co.

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Belgian Saison
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3.72 | pDev: 3.76%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can date 041819. Sampled on June 21, 2019.

The appearance is golden with a quick lasting white head and moderate clarity.

Inviting aromas of toasted bread, biscuit, lemon zest, clove, herbal notes, and Belgian yeast.

Light to medium body.

The taste highlights the herbal qualities more than anything else with a biscuity and sweetness under that. Dry finish. Overall, an above average Saison.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Candia Road
Mostly clear deep golden color with a thin bubbly white head that persists. Earthy pepper and faint clove on top of a sweet bready maltiness. Crisp and fruity beer.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz Kettlehead Snulip glass not sure when it was canned. Pours a very cloudy yellow with a half finger white head that leaves some thin wisps of lace as it slowly settles. 4

Smell is clove, banana, lime, and a hint of mint. 3.75

Taste follows banana, clove, clove, lime, and a tiny amount of mint. 3.75

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, subtle carbonation, a touch dry, and drinks bigger than 5.8% ABV. 4.25

Overall this is a very nice Saison, I could sipnthis from time to time. 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint can 5/5/19

It's kinda hard because I feel like the real authentic Belgian and French Brewed Saison/Farmhouse ale's are a kind of Pinnacle of brewing excellence.
Belgian styles in general are awe-inspiring in many ways....that being said, WTF is wrong with American Brewers brewing Belgian styles...I mean, seriously....

The yeast character is the key feature for me, strange, funky, complex and wild flavor effects should be nuts....
But instead it's just bananas and clove...time and time again.
Sorry for the rant, I hope I'm wrong...

Good looking: pale gold, slight haze, jazzy body, puffy white foam top. Bits of lace.

The aromatics prove my point: Bananas and cream, cloves, strawberry shortcake, cucumbers and Grandma's old spice rack is what I'm getting.
No "wild" side to the yeast charechter, no spicy Earth or sourness. French and Belgian brewed Saison Farmhouse styles have a very different effect, with huge earthiness and delightful funkiness. ....I swear every American brewed Saison smells like this! It's not "bad", just not what I love about the traditional style.

I believe most Belgian versions are Bottle conditioned with a super potent and wild form of yeast, which adds endless layers of crisp, smooth & silky texture to the mouth feel...
Hierarchy is clean, crisp and jazzy at first, then slick and malty in the middle (sigh) with a long, dry finish.
The yeast manages to provide a nice herbal-banana, dry spice (clove) and green veggies effect. Watery malt, slightly sweet and certainly thin body leaves your taste buds confused and curious.

Overall...here are the positives:
Yeast trying very hard to be interesting or unique. Crispy mouth feel for the first few seconds and the dry texture. 'nuff said.

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Photo of malrubius
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Hazy golden pale orange with small island and a little lace, not great for a saison IMHO. Peppery bubblegum and fruity aroma and similar sweetness with apricot and very pitty fruity peppery hay long bitterness in dry finish. A little bit of a mess, but not an unpleasant mess. LIght lively body.

This batch seems better.

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Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 9 ratings