Schilling Beer Co.

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Lager - Helles
Ranked #27
Ranked #11,895
4.17 | pDev: 4.08%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
Very Good
Notes: 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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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from the Packie,
Deep gold on color with a frothy white head that persists.
Bready crackery maltiness with moderate smoke and light floral hops to counter. Pretty nice.

Nov 13, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear and lively body, on the darker side for a Helles, closer to a coppery gold than the pale gold/straw yellow more typical of the style. Very good head production, but retention is lacking, quickly fading to little more than a thin rim at the edge of the glass.

Not particularly smoky on the nose, with more traditional Helles notes leading the way: slightly sweet, honeyed wheat (tough to beat?), with a pleasantly grassy and floral hop bite. The smokiness has more of a woody, campfire note than anything particularly meaty.

Everything comes together very well on the nose, with exceptional balance. Up front, the sweeter malt leads the way, with notes of white bread, sugar, and honey, but it's balanced by a smooth, light hoppy bitterness, and a gentle hint of smoke. The smoke builds by mid-sip, mostly woody, but with a touch of salted ham to it. Finishes warm.

On the fuller side for a Helles, but drinks easily and cleanly.

Oct 10, 2021
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint can poured into a tall , narrow stemmed Schilling flute glass

Brewers notes: 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.

Golden clear liquid with several micro carbonation streams, three finger fluffy off white foam cap , thick puffy clouds, sticky lacings , settles to a puffy island

Aroma is bready, biscuity, gentle smokiness

taste is interesting , light like a helles but with a smokiness on the finish . Not as smoky as a full up Rauchbier. Gentle hop spiciness

Clean, light, smoky , low sudsing,

Really interesting, would be good with seafood, fresh fish, smoked oysters, shrimp, smoked fish

Good beer

Oct 10, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

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

Somewhat murky golden with a big white head and lacing. Campfire smoke, wet woodchips, honey dipped grains, biscuit and floral hops. This is exactly what you want in a smoked helles in the taste: honey, bread, biscuit dough, grains, finish by herbal and floral hops with campfire smoke and dry earth. Feel is bready and smoky with a lingering sweetness underneath it all. Would be perfect on a cool spring night

Apr 21, 2021
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BubbleBobble from New York

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear dark gold, light 1" head that fades quickly. Nose is sweet malt, grass and hay, light lemon, earthy hop; not getting much smoke at all, but still smells like a very inviting helles. Taste leads with moderate sweetness before lots of rich dough peak through followed by a ton of grain on the finish. Smoke pops through just a touch on the finish, but may not have noticed if I wasn't looking for it. Mouthfeel is super crisp. Really enjoyed this one.

Apr 04, 2021
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 16 oz. can stamped 02-11-21. Sampled March 12, 2021.

The appearance is a lovely looking golden color with a modest, fading head.,

Lovely smokiness greets the nose on first whiff with a light toasted malt and floral hop presence.

Light-medium mouthfeel.

The taste is sweet then smoky. And it ends clean. A nice smoked lager. You can feel the bonfire.

Mar 12, 2021
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malrubius from Vermont

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can. Clear bright gold with ring. Grainy noble aroma with a hint of smoked. Cereal grainy medium sweetness with medium herbal finish and hint of lingering smoke. Medium light body minerally with an inoffensive carbo bite.

Feb 27, 2021
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 18 ratings