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RATINGS: 217   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4013) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (3996) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2006
Pour is dark brown with a reddish tint. Small head with absolutely no retention. Little carbonation. Aroma is light (no head to help with no aroma) - slightly sweet and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malts from the aroma with a bit of sweetness. Very light mouthfeel with no carbonation. Finish is lighty toasted malt. For something that is suppose to be an Octoberfest this is a poor representation. Not offensive, but very boring.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 2004 bottle compliments of MilkmanDan. Deep red color, clear and filtered, no head. Toffee aroma, coppery and yeasty. Starts out very sour and yeasty, light caramel. Medium and made with a good amount of water but yet not ridiculously thin. Some light sweetness on the end. Surprisingly pretty good and reminiscent of an alt with all of the yeast copper and sweetness in the middle. It works as a marzen though itís a sweet version of one, with not as much graininess. Didnt find much in the way of spicy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3881) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Pretty standard amber; it strikes me that the length of the commercial description may be inversely related to the depth of flavors--I canít think that this needs this much of a write-up: itís just your basic "broad appeal" beer. Bottle.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 This is the flagship brew at Millstream. It is worth stopping for a six-pack when traveling across Iowa. Very surprising lager flavor especially if allowed to warm a little. UPDATE 1/26/6: Still a fine beer! Nice beautiful dark amber with a yellowish-beige head. Rich caramel malt aroma. Nice medium malt body with a mild carbonation and a clean crisp finish. Hop bitterness is low, but provides what it needs to to balance the beer. Well made. While this beer has color, it is indeed a light lager and needs to be consumed fresh. It may not survive well in the Ratebeerian Traderís basement, so judge the low ratings accordingly.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (3458) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Light burnt orange color with very little white head. Aroma of dough and some stale malt. Crisp, albeit watery flavor with some notes of caramel and dough. A bit of Hallertau hops in the finish. Pretty bland and nondescript.


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