Glimmen
Schilling Beer Co.

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From:
Schilling Beer Co.
 
New Hampshire, United States
Style:
Helles
Ranked #23
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,000
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 8.07%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 02:08 AM
Added:
Feb 27, 2021
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  1
Means “to shine or glow” in German. Deep golden in color with a white frothy head, this lightly smoked lager expresses aromas of cherrywood and light mesquite with a gently spicy and floral hop character. The body is malty and full, and the finish is dry.
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Rated by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
4.03/5: ...this came from Schlenkerla, right? It's an elite smoked helles with near-perfect balance and refinement
Today at 02:08 AM
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sharp gold with an ample bright white head. Definitely looks the part of a German Helles lager. Personally, I'm not a big rauchbier guy, so I appreciated the lightly smoked touch of Glimmen. The smoke is gentle--light mesquite, along with flavors of crackers and floral hopping. Another solid Schilling brew.
Feb 01, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 28, 2024
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 16 oz can on 2-1-23 from the Appalachian Vintner for $4.40. No canning date; consumed 12-16-23. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a deeper gold with a very nice white head.

Nose is nice, a hint of Smokey crackers is very prevalent.

Taste is a lighter malt base that uses a nice touch of smoked malts to give a smoked meat and cheese base. Finishes perfectly balanced with adequate hopping.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and refreshing.

Overall what a great tasting beer as the brewing team puts the meaning in the beer is food thought!
Dec 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.7 by hockeypuck from Maine

Nov 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Tolianych_Pivomnabuhanych from Vermont

4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I'll tell you right now. If you don't like to taste anything smoked or smokey, this won't be your thing. The closest comparison one of my not so adventurous beer drinking buddies came up with was "shoe shine".

And that's fine. But if you like the style, this is a fantastic specimen, like most Schilling brews.

Rich golden in color, not much/lasting froth/head, a nice smooth smokey kick lager , some floral accents. Medium body, not too rich not too thin.

A solid five pointer for me.
Nov 16, 2023
 
Rated: 2.8 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Oct 05, 2023
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Reviewed by elNopalero from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On the recommendation of @papagoose03’s tip, I picked this one up.
Pours crystal clear, with a light waft of smoke on the nose. The campfire and woodburning oven is much more pronounced on the sip, with a crisp and effervescent finish. All around well-done.
Sep 21, 2023
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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It pours a burnished brass color, very clear. Rocky head - pretty big bubbles that didn't persist and pretty much vanishes. No cling.

It's pleasantly smoky on the nose, complimenting the sweet, bready malts. It's almost like a honey smell. The hops are green grassy and floral, fairly assertive but not taking over. The smokiness is woody - like a distant, faint smoke from a campfire.

This beer works for me! Much more sweet malt on the taste initially - bready, a i think a little honey-like flavor. The hops layers in nicely with a hint if bitterness and a grassy floral flavor. The smoke layers over it all, but is not overly assertive. It supplements the helles part of this beer nicely, builds a little but never takes over. A little peppery taste plays along with the residual smokiness.

The feel is medium bodied, very clean, moderate to maybe light carbonation. Mildly bitter mid-taste.

It's smooth, well-crafted, and easy to drink. Even with the smoke, it's very clean, not quite crisp but darn close. It'd be great with seafood, which I see they suggest.
Jul 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Mitchster from Michigan

4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
No ingredients listed on the website or can. 5.1% ABV.
$3.69 for a 16oz can at Horrocks.
Pours out to a sparkingly clear medium golden forming a tall white head with very good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is of crackery pils malt, a hint of sulfur, german yeast character, delicate hops, and a whiff of smoke. Very nice nose. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a light body. Very crushable. Taste is a recap of the aroma. Bitterness is quite mild. Although the smoke is very mild here, all the elements sit in perfect harmony. No off flavors or aromas, which is a testament to the brewers since it's 6/23 and this was canned on 12/29/22.

Although I'd like a bit more smoke, this is a beautifully well balanced and expertly crafted smoked helles. This makes me want to move to New Hampshire. Highly recommended.
Jun 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.24 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Apr 17, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: It pours golden and clear with a white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: There are some grainy sweet notes with light smoke. The smoke is an ashy type smoke as opposed to bacon.

Taste: There are light herbal elements in the background. It has a grainy sweet and lightly smoked flavor with herbal notes.

Feel: It has a medium light body with an aftertaste just on the bitter side.

Overall, it is a lightly smoked helles.
Apr 07, 2023
 
Rated: 3.67 by Mikexw from New York

Mar 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.21 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Mar 23, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Mar 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.12 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Feb 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Round 2 of German bier-styles today, following up on the von Trapp Helles Bock I had earlier. Got this 16oz can for $4.35 at The Lazy Dog recently. Looks like it was canned 122922 from the markings on bottom of the can.... Relatively fresh, ah reckon....

This bier is very clear, and has a medium-golden hue. Has slow, scattered carbo within, and a 1/4" layer of white, rocky foam up top. Lacing is sticking well to the glass. Aroma has bready, toasty malts with a tinge of sweetness. There is a subtle whiff of smoke emanating from the liquid as well. The feel has very light prickle, and a solid medium body.

Flavor has some light caramel, bread dough and toasty malt action, with accompanying sweetness. Has intimations of honey, with some subtle, spicy, floral hop notes. The smoky character is present though quite restrained, like the Rauchbier at Spezial in Bamberg. Solid! Prosit!!

4.02/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Feb 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jan 28, 2023
Glimmen from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 47 ratings