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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
The name Schild Brau means essentially 'Shield beer' in German. This is our Flagship brew, a Microbrew done in the style of the special beers of Munich. This beer is brewed in the style of a Vienna style lager. This style was first developed by Anton Dreher in Vienna in 1841. He used a new type of sweet caramelized malt that gave the beer a wonderful reddish, coppery color and a juicy malt character. Word soon spread to Germany where this style of beer became immensely popular, and stronger versions called Marzen or Oktoberfest were soon made. Our beer uses these same malts to attain a perfect balance between malty sweetness and a firm bitterness. Our Hallertau hops are imported from Germany give it subtle spicy flavor. The repeated awards that we have received for this beer only confirm why many people consider this beer to be synonymous with Millstream Brewing at its best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koreanbobcat (33) - Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2005
bottle Aroma, toffe, caramel poured Amber with thin white head which disapeared in less tthan 30 seconds. mouthfeel- not too thin but not thick either Hints of caramel in taste initial tast is thin almost watery then taste hits you on the way down Rather smoth almost no hops taste on the sweet end of beer scale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Well, rater #65. Poured a hazy, chunky amber, Tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel. There is something different about this brew, there is a sour-thick mouthfeel. No a real have again. Thanks to heemer for trading.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with heemer77 - Thanks Eric - Pours copper with a short tan head that fades fast and settles to a ring around the glass and laces from there. Aroma is roasty caramel malts. som brief german hops as well. Flavor is caramel malts, roasted flavor, grass, some almond notes. Palate is medium bodied and not very carbonated. Fairly smooth. I found this very drinkable and a nice example of a fest beer. Not bad...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
not impressed and certainly did not find anything to savor. poured an orange amber in color with some caramel and spice aroma. after that just a thin watery liquid without much character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
This beer sampled at Brew Ha Ha 2005: The guy poured it for me in a hurry and it left a good head for this type of beer. It smelled really good almost fruity but, it all ended there. The taste was not good at all

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2005
clear bright copper color with a very light tan creamy & pillowy head. sweet caramel malt and almond milk (yes, the kind blue diamond makes) aroma. flavor is sweet malt, tangy, grassy, and raw almonds. light mouthfeel, mild carbonation. faint dryish finish. Thanks Secret Santa!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2005
This one was from a batch mfg. in 6/05, so it is fairly fresh. Poured with a soapy head that lasted for a while, and had a dark orange opaque body. It was sweet with light caramel malt, and just enough hops presence to balance. Really heavier on the sweet malt. The body was what was expected of a lager. Overall a good session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Amber body with a loose, sudsy grayish-white head. Aroma of fruity malt with some apple notes. Medium sweet caramel and fruit flavor with clean Noble hop notes. Body is a little thin with a short finish. Could make a fair session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2005
word. kinda chewy tangy flavor... interesting and offbeat. especially the weird floral aroma/flavor. wasnt expecting that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Had it on tap at Dublin Underground in Iowa City. Deep copper color with a thin head. Spicy nose and flavor with a hint of hoppy flavor and bitterness. Dry finish. Solid brew without being flashy.

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