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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin ring of white head. Sweet grainy caramely German malty nose has a touch of noble hoppiness. Body starts lightly sweet with some hay and earthy notes and some caramel toward a thinner finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle: Hazy amber, fairly dark, moderate off-white foamy head, fairly nice lacing, very light carbonation.   Combo of malts and grains on the nose.   Slight pellet food as well.   Pale malt start, grainy but not too bad.   Rather boring.   Needs to be maltier and a bit sweeter.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Husky finish, slightly malty.   Not bad, but not very interesting.   Thanks for the freebie Eric!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (6860) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2007
I love the aroma to this one. Sweet malts jump out of the glass. Like the aroma, the flavor is malt with some toffee. A brandy essence is present. Overall flavor is a little thin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6516) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6455) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Darker amber color with a head that subsided rapidly. Caramel aroma. Mellow sweet malt flavors, lightly buttery, ending with just a tingle of bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle courtesy of pepsican. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of dry malt and doughy. Tastes sweet and malty with a sugary finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
egajdzis (6195) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Poured a deep reddish amber color with a very small off white head. Sweet malt, raw straw aroma. Taste was very malty, wheaty bite. Overall not a whole lot going on here at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6067) - Boston, 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 its a sweet version of one, with not as much graininess. Didnt find much in the way of spicy hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber body with a small fizzy light beige head that faded to a wispy film. Fairly minimal aroma of toasted malt, cereal grains, and a touch of hops. The flavor is mildly sweet with a toasty maltiness up front and a light crisp bitterness on the finish. Slightly grainy and a little thin, it does drink pretty easily. Mouthfeel is a little watery and thin with moderate fizzy carbonation. Not the best amongst the style, but drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (5980) - 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.


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