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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 Re-rate: Perfection! love the changes in the beer in the past couple of years. Itís 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
Millstream Schild Brau Lager--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--15 IBUís. (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 IBUís. (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.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jebert (492) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2002
Malty nose and malty flavor. A nice refreshing amber lager.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Pleasant clean aroma. Nice 'Fest color. Pleasant nutty malt flavor. I can drink this and not complain. Prosit!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4269) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tubafatness (16) - Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2010
Nice beer. Has a slight nut taste to it, and is mild brown in color. Good taste overall, and very refreshing. Overall, not a bad drink at all. Nice after a long day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 12, 2014
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 thatís tempered by some nuttiness. I feel that lagers like this are often overlooked. While an amber lager doesnít have the same flavor profile or complexity of an ale, good lagers should have a spot in every beer loverís heart. This one is definitely worthy of consideration. Schild Brau may not blow your mind, but itís a solid example of the style.


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