BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 Re-rate: Perfection! love the changes in the beer in the past couple of years. It’s just getting better and better. I feel lucky to have this brewery so close to home!
Beautiful red pour with a medium head and lacing. Nice malt and grain aroma. Very sweet malt flavor with a hearty body that ends a little bitter sweet.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Millstream Schild Brau Lager--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--15 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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, I’m getting a little too exuberant about this. I’ll summarize: a very satisfying everyday beer.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful amber cooper color with a nice sized light tan head. Nose is malt. Creamy,not overly carbonated mouthfeel. Roasted malt dominates flavor with added notes of carmel and coffee. A well made good tasting Iowa brew that even a Badger can enjoy. This Vienna pairs well with barbequed foods, especially ribs, chicken or burgers.
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear coppery reddish color with off-white head. Caramel malts, biscuit, and some light grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with some spice and bread.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty nose and malty flavor. A nice refreshing amber lager.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Pleasant clean aroma. Nice 'Fest color. Pleasant nutty malt flavor. I can drink this and not complain. Prosit!
nuplastikk (5370) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz shorty bottle picked up on a road trip through Milwaukee. Id have to assume this beer might be a little past it’s 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.
jbuskirk (1023) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This amber lager has a slightly coppery hue that is rather lovely. Gotta love that even, robust head, too. The aroma hints at warm caramel and slightly smoky malt. The taste reveals a lot of sweetness that’s tempered by some nuttiness. I feel that lagers like this are often overlooked. While an amber lager doesn’t have the same flavor profile or complexity of an ale, good lagers should have a spot in every beer lover’s heart. This one is definitely worthy of consideration. Schild Brau may not blow your mind, but it’s a solid example of the style.