Schilling Beer Co.

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #118
Ranked #19,468
3.99 | pDev: 5.26%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Very Good
Notes: Dörst is a double-decocted, imminently sessionable Pilsner. Notes of cracker and sourdough bread crust dominate, and the yeast lends a very light tartness. Alsatian-grown Triskel hops provide a subtle, rounded citrus note to this delicate yet complex beer.
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden body with a white head. Aromas of 1 day old bread, light grains, solid cracker malts and grassy hops. Taste has more contrast between the grains and the malt now sweeter with light honey, grassy and somewhat floral finish with lingering bitterness. Well made body with bready and malty elements, moderate crispness, and sharp with the hops. Solid pils, goes great with pizza

May 18, 2021
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow, brief white head that recedes to a thin ring, no lacing. Nose is lemon, light dough, light malt, grassy, floral hop. Flavor starts slightly sweet before fermented dough and hop bitterness come through; a bit of minerality as well, which also contributes to some slickness in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the low end, making it little heavy and coating.

Mar 28, 2021
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear gold with a nice fizzy white head. The head recedes quickly leaving some nice sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is toasted grains and pilsner malts.

T - The taste is sweet pilsner malts, toasted biscuit and a light grassy finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice soft finish.

O - Really impressive pilsner.

Mar 14, 2021
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 16 oz can dated 12/09/20. Sampled Jan 14, 2020.

The pour is golden yellow with good clarity under a modest white head.

Yum. All those toasted barley grain and bready elements greet the nose with a little grass and a floral character.

Light to medium mouthfeel.

Sweet toasted grain in the taste. Maybe toffee. Grassy, crisp and clean finish. The type of pilsner I enjoy

Jan 14, 2021
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I know this will be good, love the style and the brewery tends to nail these types. NO can date
Pours a larger fluffy frothy head with med retention, a bit of soapy lacing, crystal clear with tiny pieces of sediment floating, golden pilsner color

Nose brings nice grainy-sweet pilsner malts, some bread dough and hint of vanilla cake batter, light floral hops, and mild fruity esters

Taste brings more of the grainy-sweet pilsner malts out front, little doughy cake batter notes, touch of straw, cracked grain, med-lighter bitterness with herbal fruity hop notes, and mild fruity esters, soft lager notes, no real DMS corn until the end, drier soft finish like nice German Pilsner, but not quite as crisp and bitter as I expected.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, med foamy carb, soft lager notes

Overall I'm a little disappointed, given this brewery's reputation for nailing styles, it didn't have the crisp bitterness and sulfate like notes on a nice German PIlsner, although softness was there, hops didn't seem as authentic as I didn't get that noble hop kick, and touch of fruity esters there which prob shouldn't, and the sediment in there, although the age of the can could explain all of this if it's too old, but I don't see a date, and I picked this up recently. I will have to try again with a known fresh can or something.

May 21, 2020
Dörst from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 19 ratings