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 (6813) - 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. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle. Clear brownish orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and earth. Taste is malt, caramel, and just a touch of hop. Decent stuff. FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Light, crisp copper, orange color. Smaller than average, foamy, bubbly, active head. Below average retention with just a small patch of lace left.
S- A lot of toasted malt with caramel and toffee coming out strong. Also a bunch of apple and floral aromas comes out. Hints of toasted bread, but not much.
T - Similar to the nose with a lot of toasted caramel malt and plenty of apple. Some spicy, earthy hops along with some herbal and floral hops as well. They definitely play second fiddle to the caramel malt though. Some mineral and toasted bready flavors come out, but they are definitely an after thought. Some grainy and earthy/nutty flavors mid to finish sip.
M - Lighter side of medium body with around average carbonation. Fairly crisp with a sticky feel.
D - Pretty drinkable beer with a decent mix of flavors. Pretty standard for the style.
Notes: An average/middle of the road beer. Not bad but not outstanding. A lot of malty flavor with a decent hop flavor. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
On tap @CID, clear amber with no foam, chlorine aroma again, flavor has some
decent maly nuttyness, light finish
msjacilynn (26) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with orange tint. Smells of nut and mild malt but very weak in terms of aroma. Taste of caramel, bourbon and sweet malt. Decent amber. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber colored body with an orange tint. Finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is some toasted cereal grains with a light caramel and some mild grassy fruits. Flavor is similar. Grainy, toasty cereals and some caramel with a touch of dough. More grassy, crisp citrus and melon fruits balance nicely before some sweet nuts come out. Finishes dry and fairly sweet with a light bitterness. Fruity, sweet malty aftertaste with a hint of grass for a medium length duration. Light body and smooth with a clean, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent vienna lager. Not the most impressive, but easy drinking and clean with a nice, crisp flavor. I could do a few of these. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
bottle thanks to Danny at the Tally tasting. Pours light brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is doughy, some yeast and toasted malts. Flavor is rather bland, lightly toasted malt, some brown sugar. dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle. Poured an amber color with no head. Aroma was biscuit and malts. Flavor was caramel and malts. Thin body. Average at best. Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2010
12 oz bottle - Nice orange/amber color with lively carbonation. Not much in the way of aroma. Light bitterness with a strong malty flavor. Texture is a bit oily. Overall, it’s a pretty good beer. I’ll have another.