Augustín 13°
Schilling Beer Co.

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Lager - Vienna
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4 | pDev: 4.5%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Notes: Polotmový (Amber) Czech Lager. Translating to “half-dark,” this specialty lager is malt forward with notes of toffee & brittle, and subtle hints of fruit resulting from Czech lager yeast. Brewed with all Czech-sourced ingredients, hopped with Saaz & Harmonie.
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can date smudged
Pours a med to smaller fizzy head with med retention but fades quickly at first, nice soapy lacing, crystal clear amber reddish color

Nose some grainy sweet malts up front, then a big hit of sweet toasted caramel Vienna like malt, some fruity esters in there, then herbal floral hops

Taste brings more sweet biscuity grainy malt, light sweetness with a little caramel, big toasty malt very Vienna or maybe Munich like malt, mild fruity esters I think some are malt derived, hops are med bitterness with herbal slight floral flavors, malts get a touch candy like, sticky finish, soft clean lager in the middle, lingering bitterness

Mouth is med bod, med high carb, fair soft lager

Overall not bad, gets a little too much on the sweet caramel candy like side but otherwise pretty well done

Jan 25, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So Schilling is actually going for an older style here and not necessarily the true "Vienna Lager" usually popularized and thought of by Sam Adams version.
Me, what I'm going to go out on a limb and review this as a Polotmavy lager which is a unique lager by the Czechs.
Obviously a lager and I poured into a lager glass.
The appearance was a ruddy semi-dark amber/almost brown color with a small white foamy head softly swimming off to leave some messy lace near the top.
The aroma captures an authentic semi-sweet to crisp lager yeasty toasted nutty to dark toasty whiffs rolling into some wafery chocolate tones. The Saaz hops are strong in this one punching at the malts but not entirely pummeling them. Subtle grassy funk ever so slightly but also escaping eloquently in a subtle here and there sort of way.
The flavor leaned towards the malty toasty nuttiness rolling into subtle chocolate covered wafer. The funk seemed nowhere to be found and that didn't leave me disappointed. Because the aftertaste coated my tongue in toasty nutty and lagery biscuit doughy malts.
The mouthfeel was between medium and full bodied with a superb sessionability about it. Great carbonation with some dryness and a touch of earthy grip but mostly felt nice. Finishes with toasted smooth effects.
Overall, I had a Polotmavy Lager by Full Sail a long time ago and there are a lot of similar qualities from what I can remember. As far as I know and perhaps with some further research, I would say this is a well endowed Polotmavy Lager, however, I do hope to eventually make it to the Czech Republic some day to fully understand and appreciate this style.

Dec 27, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy copper color with a finger of creamy off-white head. The head leaves some splotchy lacing before settling into a thin ring.

The aroma brings notes of brown bread and dark fruits, as well as some caramel and faint hops.

The flavor brings notes of raisins and fig, as well as brown bread, caramel, and toasted pecans. The finish is ever so subtly spicy from the hops.

The feel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation. Creamy and smooth, yet crisp with a very dry finish.

Overall, a great and flavorful Vienna lager. I'm used to getting caramel and bready malts from this style, but the dark fruits and toasted nuts are a great touch. Very well done.

Dec 22, 2019
Augustín 13° from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 6 ratings