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RATINGS: 214   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbuzz (748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Single from Three Cellars. Nothing great here. A nice beer but that is about it. A little sweet light malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 Smells of bready malts, grits, and dry leaves, caramel, butterscotch buttered white toast and toasted grain. Flavor has a great malt up front, carmel, bicuity, sweet grain, light but sweet butterscotch and a hint of chocolate. Almost no sign of hops for a while then a nice bitter spicy, verrrry slightly citrus note about the same time as a slightly funky woody malt, grassy toward the finish. Decent beer with a suprising level of complexity as it warms.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber body with a small fizzy light beige head that faded to a wispy film. Fairly minimal aroma of toasted malt, cereal grains, and a touch of hops. The flavor is mildly sweet with a toasty maltiness up front and a light crisp bitterness on the finish. Slightly grainy and a little thin, it does drink pretty easily. Mouthfeel is a little watery and thin with moderate fizzy carbonation. Not the best amongst the style, but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours a nice dark amber color, transparent, and had a white head; but the fact the head left with no trace brings it down. Smell of caramel and toffee. Sweet caramel greets your taste buds, paired with some toffee and a soft, earthy bitterness to even things out. Really well balanced taste. Higher carbonation than average, medium bodied. After finishing up a test, this one hit the spot nicely. I’d have another, but unfortunately this is the only one I had. Worth a try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Amber with a medium white head. Aroma of light caramel , sweet malts and light German hops. Taste is pretty light too, mostly of sweet caramel with a little hop character to balance it out. A drinkable and forgettable Vienna.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Pours a reddish brown color, head is a copper color. Tastes of hops, slight spice, and something that I know I should know what it is but I can’t place it. Millstream never fails to produce quality beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Dark copper color with minimal head. Sweet caramel, marzipan, some toffee, fig, hint of spice (nutmeg). Pleasantly surprising flavor, much more subdued sweetness than the nose shows. Some mild caramel sweetness balanced by some dry roasted barley notes and just enough hop bitterness to almost cleanse the palate. Medium-heavy carbonation, a bit stinging, medium body. Pretty drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2008
A delicious and very true to style old world Vienna. This has a nice malty nose & a good flavor with a well balanced hop bitterness. Very easy drinking (I could drink this all night) It is a very nice deep red color that has a nice head and leaves a good lace.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle from Degarth. Thanks! Pours a hazy chocolate brown with minimal head. Aroma is toasted malt, bread and prunes. Nice roasty chocolate, nut and plum taste. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
nice caramally amber color with good head. Nose is rye bread some caramel sweetness. Flavor is roasty sweetness, some spicey grain, and a hair of tart fruit. Body is medium to light. finishes medium dry with some sweetness and grassy hop character. Enjoyable.


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