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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5841) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Good malt heft to it, one of the least flashy beers out there, but doesnít mean that the beer isnít good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
This is a good lager. Amber color. Dry, medium bodied malt flavor with some caramel. I thought it was more of a Vienna than a marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2009
12oz shorty bottle picked up on a road trip through Milwaukee. Id have to assume this beer might be a little past itís prime. Amber-brown color. Patchy, oily head. Sweet aroma, brown sugar? Fruity, easy drinking malt taste. Wow, this is actually quite nice. Balanced and crisp, this is really done right. Malty and rich, while remaining light and medium bodied on the palate. Light amber malt flavors, lots of cream, and some underlying caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2007
I remember drinking this beer regularily back in 1991 when brewmaster Larry Schantz first brewed this beer for Millstream. Brewfiend brought a 12 oz bottle to help me remember the North Star Chapterís Guzzle ín Twirl shows in St Paul some 17 years ago. Schantz and his family were regular guests and brought plenty of Millstream lager and Schild Brau to the shows. Pours a hazy amber brew with a thick off white head that dissappears quickly. Lacing is nice. Aroma has sweet barley malt, citrus peel, some nuttiness, and pitted fruit. Taste is smooth, a little carbonated, and a little buttery. Finish is smooth and sweet. Though the brewery has changed brewmasters, itís nice to notice the Schild Brau has not changed in flavor over the years.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (5688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Red pour from draft at catfish Charlie's in Dubuque. Red and clear. Bitter and slight fruit flavors. Malty earthy and cinnamon notes. Not bad not great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2002
A middle of the road amber. Just noit enough malt for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12 oz. bottle thanks to pineypower. Poured a rusty copper body with a smaller off white head. Aroma is grainy with notes of peanut shells, honey topped toast. Nice medium body with slightly strong carbonation and a refreshing finish. Flavor is a bit better then the aroma with an initial ast of sour sweetness that gives way to caramel malt and toast. Not much going on here but itís okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Clear amber body with a slendy, creamy beige head. Not a long lifed one. The aroma is malty and sweet, toasty with caramel and a touch of toffee. A bit thin for the style, but with a pleasantly sweet caramel taste blended neatly with lightly roasted malt. Quaffable.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (5553) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5369) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2009
A majestic thanks goes out to caneyehavefourbeers, hehheh, for this one! Has a sweeter candy armoa. Orange brown in the bottle without any sediment. Slight haze. Head fades to nothing after a few. Initial taste and impression is way higher than the 4.9% listed here. If it was me, Iíd say about 6 perhaps even 7! Somewhat thicker oily viscosity in this baby. Strong and wayward. Props across my tongue like an iron ore laden barge being driven by a tugboat against the flow in the ohio river someplace around beaver county. Wew, a little more personality than I care for in a vienna. Finish is almost medicine in nature. Yowzer, I think iím gettin dizzy near the end of this bottle. Rude at times on the way down the throat. Some hops in there lurking around on the end. Comes off somewhat like a spice or veggie brew. Iím glad I got to try this unique brew!

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