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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2009
Dark amber colored pour. Little bit of bite to this one. Seemed to have some carbonation to it as i drank it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Boy do I love this beer. Because I support locals? Maybe...but still, this has a fine malty aroma, satisfyingly deep amber-bronze color and nice carbonation--too many ambers taste flat to me. This also has an engaging sweet maltiness nicely balanced by subtle hops and just a hint of creamy buttery mellow...ok, Iím getting a little too exuberant about this. Iíll summarize: a very satisfying everyday beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 7, 2006
Beautiful, rich amber color -- too bad there wasnít much of a head to go with it. Aroma is nice, but I wish there was more of that, too. Semi-sweet malty aroma. Flavor is nicely balanced -- malts are noticed first, then a gentle hop bitterness in the finish. Good carbonation, yet a little on the watery side. Very drinkable. I think this is one of Millstreamís better offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Pours a deep caramel color with a lasting head from the tap. Flavor and aroma is of hops, caramel, vanilla, and barley. Good mouthfeel and excellent aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Had a nice amber color and a good head but the aroma and flavor had strong diacetyl (butter) character which hurt overall quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2006
On tap A nice deep amber color. Light aroma. Flavor was malt, nice complex flavor although not very substantial. Not as crisp as the best but a pronounced hop flavor, good balance. Not exactly smooth, but inoffensive, drinkable without any bad aftertaste.was good with the meal, but might have been a shade too warm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2001
An excellent brew! It is just so enjoyable to drink, a milestone in casual beers. Very smooth, and a wonderful mix of malt and hops, but nothing to bold or extreme

   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 canít place it. Millstream never fails to produce quality beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craven5000 (92) - Westville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2004
A darker amber color under the off while head. The big head dies quickly. A slightly earthy aroma. A nice full mouth feel but not heavy. At first, it is slightly sweet and malty. Then, the tartness comes out. The brew goes down easy and has a pleasant after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Deep copper color with a small whiteish head. Malt dominates the nose. Very malty taste with a bit of spice. Medium body with a lingering finish with a hint of bitter hops.

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