Schilling Beer Co.

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Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #53
Ranked #51,473
4.17 | pDev: 2.64%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Very Good
Notes: Named for an esteemed and one-of-a-kind veterinarian from Michigan, this rich and toasty dark lager has aromas of sweet bread and caramel with flavors of light coffee and marshmallow. The finish is full-bodied and malty.
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SABERG from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 03/04/21 so 5 weeks.
A - Beautiful mahagony with some ruby tone, Excellent clarity, Carbonation is steadily feeding a lasting tight knit froth of off white.
S - Caramel, sweet brown sugar, light roast coffee. There is a slight hint of smoked malts as well
T - Caramelized sugars, in a good way, again threads of toffee, brown sweet bread, a hint of molasses, and roast hazelnut.
M - Medium in body, with all that caramel in the prior catagories the offering starts on the sweet side but mid palate shifts toward the dryer side, with a very elegant finish. Carbonation helps move things along.
O - A very good offering from Schilling, avoids the sweet dark side quite well.
A worthy domestic Dopplebock

Apr 18, 2021
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2021/04/04
Pours a large frothy semi dense 2 finger head with moderate retention, a bit of lacing, very clear cranberry to maroon mahogany red color

Nose brings a nice sweet caramelized sugars malt without being a syrupy mess, toffee, a bit of toasted bread crust, malt-derived fruity esters with some candied apple, sugar plum, a little figgy, light spicy hop in the background

Taste brings more sweet toffee reddish malt with caramelized sugars, but again very far from a syrupy sweet candy like, lots of toasted reddish malts, bread crust, again the malt-derived esters with plum and fig, a touch of candied apple again, some toffee and caramelized sugars without being overly caramel, a hint of lightly roasted coffee, light herbal spicy hop bitterness in the background, finishes a touch sticky though, would have liked it a tad drier but still nice, lingering mild herbal bitterness and caramelized sugars

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod but not syrupy at all, med-lighter frothy carb

Overall this was quite nice as expected from Schilling, their bar is always set high now and they usually still clear it, the only knock on this was the finish being a touch sticky, but otherwise it really hits it out of the park for a doppelbock without the overly sweet syrupy or heavy feel, well done

Apr 10, 2021
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can to lager glass.
The appearance was a soft amber color with a good transparency about it. Foamy white head dissipated into some bubbles and had a nice semi-filmy lace.
The aroma had an absolutely amazing blend of soft sweet roasted nuts, mellow chocolate tones, wafery/biscuity malts, subtle coffee sweetness, light vanilla/marshmallow and rich clean caramel whiffs.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side with the rich notes of caramel, toast, nuts, super mellow tones of chocolate and some wafery/biscuits. Lean aftertaste of nuts, toast and caramel.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps a touch above with a good sipping quality about it. Good carbonation with a wonderful smoothness about it. Some stickiness with a nice finish of nuts, toast and wafers.
Overall, I'd say a pretty nicely done doppelbock, maybe not in the top tier next to Celebrator but it's definitely clocking in on that border of becoming top tier.

Mar 07, 2020
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a caramel color with a 4F head in. Brooklyn Ocktoberfest mug.

Good aroma of fruit esters.

Very malty MF.

Excellent taste- fruit esters.

Crisp, bitter finish.

Looks like we Americans are brewing German style beers which are as good or better than the German beers.

Mar 06, 2020
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 10 ratings