Festive Attire
Schilling Beer Co.

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Beer Geek Stats:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
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3.88 | pDev: 10.57%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Collaboration with Almanac Beer Company
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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bavermont from Vermont

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

bright dark straw color. Nose is sweet, slight caramel / malty sweetness - clean. Well carbonated - no head , but my pour effected that. Taste is slightly sweet with a relatively dry finish , nicely balanced and no off flavors. I get hints of bread

Sep 19, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Treated as a substyle of the Oktoberfest/Marzen category, I will attempt to rate/review this as a festbier as I believe both brewers set out to do just that. Alright, here we go.
Obviously for proper scientific reasons, this was poured into a mug, a glass one which is closest respected glassware for the style.
The appearance was a semi-glossy yet mellow somewhat transparent golden yellow color. A one and a half fingers worth of white foamy head slid off appropriately, some gentle lace, somewhat stringy but not so much.
The aroma pulled together a wonderful blend of semi-sweet toasty malts with sweet earthiness. Mellow caramel follows in underneath.
The flavor leaned towards a beautiful clean sweetness, running through all of the prior mentioned aromas and wrapping together in a fine tuned bouquet in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a spectacular sessionability about it. Carbonation felt great for the style, nothing cloying. And finished with some grassy to earthy tones.
Overall, not only did I really like this one for me but honestly as a true Festbier it's quite good despite the high ABV the brewery assigned to this. I'd definitely have again.

Sep 17, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a clear light amber color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like sweet caramel and bready malt, fruity yeast, and a touch of hops.

This is just a hair too sweet for the style, as it doesn't have that crispness or any bite that I'd want. The malt character is quite good though, bready, caramelly, creamy, with a pleasantly sweet graininess.

This is light bodied, slightly creamy, and very drinkable. It's not quite crisp enough on the finish.

Sep 16, 2019
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malrubius from Vermont

3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bright pale copper clear with basically no head. Leafy minerally aroma. Medium sweet overall but a lot of it in the finish, maybe for lack of hops? Light body. Slick. Meh.

Sep 12, 2019
Festive Attire from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7 ratings