RATINGS: 225   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.

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GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
355mL courtesy of Atom. The pour is a hazy, orange amber. A large, beige head erupts with sheen, rocky appearance. Spotty lace. Nose is honey wheat bread, fresh orange, dough, rustic malt. Very nice actually. Taste is rich with unfortunately some heavy metallic character coming through and finishing with mild lemon and soap. Really hits the palate with quenching viscosity and citrus. Was in the running to be a real treat, but metallic notes throw it off.

crossovert (12666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pretty mediocre stuff. Reminiscent in taste more of a bock than a vienna. It isn’t great.

unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Thanks to MNovak for my first Iowa rating, 49th State.
Short 12oz bottle. Amber color, thin white head. Aroma of toasted grains, mostly fruity esters. Tastes of mixed berries under the malts. Well balanced of light, toasted grains, earthy bitter hops. Very well made. My 2400th USA Rating.<b/>

troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a dark amber color with a creamy white head. Sweet caramel and molasses in the nose. More subtle notes of cinnamon and nutmeg in the nose. Heavy toasted malt flavor. Mild crisp hops and caramel malts blend well in this beer. Some cracker in there as well. Oily body. A nice beer.

DietPepsican (1590) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Dark ruby pour with very minimal head. Aroma is asparagus and cough syrup. Flavor is more like a mix of veggies with some red cough syrup and a bit of caramel. Viscous finish with minimal carbonation.

Onslow (1481) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Darke amber brew with big puffy head. Light aroma of sweet grains,- caramel malts, a little hay . Taste is dominated by a sweet maltiness from start to finish, with a little hoppiness rising at the end of the swallow. Palate is medium. Overall, a good brew but a little on the sweet side for my taste, even for a Vienna.

Nuffield (4167) - 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 can’t think that this needs this much of a write-up: it’s just your basic "broad appeal" beer. Bottle.

adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
On tap @ Millstream. Reddish orange appearance with a white head. Slightly bushy hoppy, amber lager nose. Fairly hoppy, caramel amber malty flavor. Sweet, light nutty finish.

rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Millstream’s flagship Schild Brau Amber is a Vienna style lager. Deep copper in color, it pours lovely with a full head that sticks to the glass as you sip. The initial sip is malty and sweet (for a lager), with a gentle rolling bite of bittering hops. With another swirl of the glass and a sample sip or two, there’s a spicy herbal aroma at the nose--I suspect dry-hopping--that opens up a small dinner party in your mouth ...not the Animal House type, but the cocktails and good conversation type of party. The layers are complex and interesting. Very clean, well balanced with an excellent body for two-row malt. Quite simply, this is outstanding. Serving type: bottle

wlajwl (6746) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Good malt heft to it, one of the least flashy beers out there, but doesn’t mean that the beer isn’t good.

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