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RATINGS: 225   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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2.7
Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Amber color with lively carbonation. Light caramel and roasted notes. Fizzy light bitterness in the finish. Just o.k

2.7
mmmbeer (1429) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle from ketchepillar- 12 oz bottle- poured transparent darken amber, slightly heavy carbonation, white head quickly bubbled away. Aroma of roasted malt and a touch of sweetness. Hits the mouth with a medium body, the malt tastes a little old, some hops on the finish. Had great potential, but the malt is off to me.

2.7
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Light burnt orange color with very little white head. Aroma of dough and some stale malt. Crisp, albeit watery flavor with some notes of caramel and dough. A bit of Hallertau hops in the finish. Pretty bland and nondescript.

2.7
dwaggs2 (1298) - 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.

2.7
fata2683 (2202) - 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.

2.7
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Big thanks to GT2 for this one in trade. CHeers, GT! Pours a hazy orange-amber with a small white head. Nose is light German malts with some lager and some mild grassy hops. Flavor is similar- light malts and some hops with a bit of yeast. Light to medium in body and a decent Vienna.

2.7
triplehopped (67) - - AUG 17, 2013
Tap, deep cloudy amber. Medium white head with medium/heavy lacing. Malty aroma. Medium bitter/sweet taste. Average carbonation and a medium body, finished clean. Overall, looked stunning but nothing spectacular in regards to flavor and aroma.

2.7
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12oz bottle, from Brennan’s in Madison. Purchased during GTMW. June is notched on the label. Mostly clear darker amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent dots and ropes of lace. Caramel malt and dark fruit dominate flavor. Some toastiness, hints of chocolate. Medium body. Kind of slick texture. Kind of soft, rougher carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, light weird bite at the end. Gets better as it sits and warms up a bit, but still sort of overly malty and sweet.

2.6
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2005
word. kinda chewy tangy flavor... interesting and offbeat. especially the weird floral aroma/flavor. wasnt expecting that.

2.6
vyvvy (6739) - St. Louis, 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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