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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber colored body with an orange tint. Finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is some toasted cereal grains with a light caramel and some mild grassy fruits. Flavor is similar. Grainy, toasty cereals and some caramel with a touch of dough. More grassy, crisp citrus and melon fruits balance nicely before some sweet nuts come out. Finishes dry and fairly sweet with a light bitterness. Fruity, sweet malty aftertaste with a hint of grass for a medium length duration. Light body and smooth with a clean, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent vienna lager. Not the most impressive, but easy drinking and clean with a nice, crisp flavor. I could do a few of these.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
bottle thanks to Danny at the Tally tasting. Pours light brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is doughy, some yeast and toasted malts. Flavor is rather bland, lightly toasted malt, some brown sugar.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle. Poured an amber color with no head. Aroma was biscuit and malts. Flavor was caramel and malts. Thin body. Average at best.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2010
12 oz bottle - Nice orange/amber color with lively carbonation. Not much in the way of aroma. Light bitterness with a strong malty flavor. Texture is a bit oily. Overall, itís a pretty good beer. Iíll have another.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5190) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Tallahassee Tasting at Proof/Liquor Loft - 12 oz bottle. Light copper pour, soft white head. Mild flavor - pick up some apricots, a bit of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Thanks to drowland for bringing this.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2010
12 oz. bottle from brewery. Pours amber with a decent biege head. Faint aroma of sweet malt. Tastes on the sweet malt side, reminds me somehow of a bock. There is a little hops hiding in there, some caramel too. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
Millstream Schild Brau Lager--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--15 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Lager. Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection September, 2002. Clear rich amber color. Light head and lace. Smooth malty mild fruit hop front. Sweet smooth rich creamy caramel body. Cloying sweetness. Tangy malt spice smooth clean mild hop end. Oktoberfest? Sampled 9/24/2002. Schild Brau Amber Lager--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--16 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection November, 2003. Clear rich bright amber color. Mild lacy head. Mild floral malty hop front. Smooth slightly tangy mild sweet doughy caramel fruit body. Malty creamy texture. Clean mild citrus end. Nice. Sampled 3/8/2004.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tubafatness (16) - Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2010
Nice beer. Has a slight nut taste to it, and is mild brown in color. Good taste overall, and very refreshing. Overall, not a bad drink at all. Nice after a long day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2010
This beer pours a nice red color with a small head. Aroma of malts, hops, fruit, and caramel. Nice lacing around my glass. Flavor is of malts and caramel. Finish is nice and smooth. A very enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of pumpernicle bread, alcohol, and bread - reminds me of a bock. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.


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