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Millstream Schild Brau Amber - Millstream Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The name Schild Brau means essentially 'Schild 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 Lager.

Our beer uses these same malts to attain a perfect balance between malty sweetness and a firm bitterness.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 06-14-2002)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%

Hallertau hops and a most decent lager. Quaffable and satisfying. A medium yellow colour, minimum white head. Neutral aroma, medium mouthfeel. Decent beer all around,I could have one or two. Nothing edgy or really tasty though. Appropriate carbonation.

02-22-2009 02:38:10 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-04-2012 02:02:03 | More by t0rin0
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%

Millstream Schild Brau Amber is a little darker than expected. Rather than being amber, it's a gemstone-like shade of reddish orange. The beer is crystal clear and has steady, slow-moving carbonation rising up to a crown that is light caramel brown in color, falls fairly quickly and doesn't leave much lace.

The nose is pleasant. It's equally balanced between malt and hops, with an underlying spiciness. Actually, it has quite a bit of character. The flavor follows the aroma: caramel malt with a touch of spicy, earthy hops. Even bolder flavor would be better. The finish is long and the mouthfeel is medium for the style.

Schild Brau is my first beer from Millstream, the only brewery left in the state of Iowa. It's no world-beater, but it's a helluva lot better than similar offerings from the Big 3.

02-24-2004 18:48:31 | More by BuckeyeNation
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

Appearance: Pours a clear amber body with a thin, bubbly white head.

Smell: Altogether mild aroma of toasted malts with light notes of apple and flowers.

Taste: Toasty maltiness with a mild sweetness and a hint of red apple peel. Vaguely floral hop character with little bitterness provided. Crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine, easy-drinking beer. Why, it's schild's play!

12-23-2007 21:25:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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zeff80

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev -5%

A - Poured out a burgandy/reddish brown color with a small, cream-colored head. No lace.

S - It smelled of grasses and very malty.

T - The dominant taste was a sweet maltiness. It also had a spiciness reminiscent of a Winter Warmer.

M - It was a little thin. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is pretty good. It may have been a little too old. I'd like to try a fresher one during Octoberfest.

02-17-2008 18:22:55 | More by zeff80
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Acquired via trade from cpolking so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, a good amount of hops and a touch of fruit.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and some citrus followed by some bready flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is decent for the style and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice solid beer worth pounding for while.

10-19-2011 02:43:16 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%

Presentation: 12 oz short brown with a twist off cap, no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Garnet red with a fluffy bubbly head that crawls up the glass.

Smell: Clean with a caramel candy like sweetness.

Taste: Incredibly smooth, quite clean and a little chewy with a tasty malt flavour all throughout the mouth. The medium body holds the malt well with a mild toasted flavour, hops leave only a small bite though still enough to add a touch of balance. More grain and malt lead the tastebuds in the finish ... nice mix of grain and residual sweetness.

Notes: Reminiscent of the Oktoberfest style this turns out to be a great amber lager ... very drinkable and very satisfying. A proud beer to have brewed.

06-14-2002 12:11:11 | More by Jason
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

Bright amber color, slight haze, with a thick dollup of creamy foam above.
Nose? Lager-y....very clean, small fruity tones, caramel, nice and malty.
Taste...sweet and tangy, nutty, fruity, zingy,...big malt, but maybe over-carbonated. Light in the body, but filled with flavor. Easy drinker, good taster, hard to find a fault here. Although it falls somewhere in the middle, at the very least...something I'd have no problem downing were I down Iowa way.

01-18-2005 05:15:28 | More by feloniousmonk
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -5%

Pours a two-fingered white head that goes slowly and leaves a little lace. Clear amber color. Moderate carbonation. Starts with a good mix of malt and hops, finishes clean but slightly on the sweet side but there are metallic hints. Light - medium bodied.

12-08-2003 00:26:03 | More by jdhilt
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Zorro

California

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

Obtained in a trade with hero27 as an extra in the box.

Quite a dark lager, this is way past what can be called amber and is a red ale with a head that doesn't really form.

The smell is very malty and quite full of the scent of Munich malt. Reasonably strong aromas of toasted grain and toffee candy and a lesser scent of coffee. Faint herbal aroma from hops but not a hop beer by any stretch of the term.

The taste begins neutral with a surprising chocolate and hazelnut taste. The hazelnut taste is so strong that it is almost as if a shot of Frangelico has been dropped in the glass. There is a lot of chocolate and toffee taste to go along with the nut taste and the overall effect is quite nice.

The mouthfeel is good.

Quite a nice beer and one that I could see drinking again.

05-28-2007 02:37:02 | More by Zorro
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-21-2014 03:29:36 | More by mothman
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-08-2013 23:27:29 | More by ejimhof
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Wasatch

Utah

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%

Thanks goes out to tedpeer for this one.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with lots of caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, with some caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a nice one to drink.

01-08-2010 00:31:40 | More by Wasatch
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-29-2013 03:11:51 | More by BillRoth
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-18-2013 23:03:59 | More by LXIXME
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%

Clear copper. Thin beige head. Spotty lace. Aroma is fairly light. Toasted malts and a little biscuit. Body is close to full. There's a good amount of carbonation. Taste is kind of forgettable. Not a lot going on. Some of your basic caramel and toasted notes, light as they may be. And also some sweet sugary kinds of traits. But all in all, it's not doing anything for me. Average...at best.

03-16-2006 03:29:22 | More by Bighuge
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.93/5  rDev -18.8%

Pours a good amber color, with good clarity, minimal head, this looks the part of a Vienna Lager. Aroma was lacking that vienna malt sweetness to look for in this style. Wasn't bad put off bad, but was just, meh.

Taste, smooth and the malt content seems to be just right, thin enough, yet chewy. Would have liked to have seen just a little more hop zest, 20-30 ibu, instead of what tastes like 10-15. But its probably more in the tradition of a good Vienna or oktoberfest. Plenty of that nutty caramel thing going on in the mouthfeel, but it just is too middle of the road for me.

05-10-2011 16:48:53 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Gusler

Arizona

2.73/5  rDev -24.4%

On the pour, the beer is a translucent deep copper color on the pour with the head minimal in size and frothy in texture, the color an off white with the resultant lace a fine sheet. The nose is malt, sweet; hints of caramel or maple syrup more like it, with the front is sweet and fair in malt; the top skeletally thin. Finish middling in carbonation and the minimal hops spiciness does little to help this beer.

12-02-2002 15:34:15 | More by Gusler
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dirtylou

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%

12oz single, must have come from Brennan's on a cheese/sausage/wierd beer run

appearance: poured into pint glass...bright amber body, small tan head with light lacing left behind...pretty standard

smell: sweet malt body, quite nutty, caramel, sweet apple/pear, a touch bready

taste: initial main taste a sweet and nutty flavour, sweet malt and grain form the body, light caramel...good but rather standard

mouthfeel: medium body, quite smooth

drinkability: pretty good

07-24-2006 02:59:34 | More by dirtylou
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-15-2013 20:25:24 | More by harpus
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -5%

Thanks again to Nick G. for the Iowa beer hook-up.

Pours a nice clear copper color with a quick dissolving head of off-white. But pretty good bubbling though.

The aroma is grainy and dry caramel malts with maybe a little astringent, just cut gardening plant hop aroma for balance.

The taste starts caramel, crystal, and biscuit malt. Then moves to a somewhat musty hop middle. But the nice grainy, malty flavors ring true throughout the whole flavor profile.

The palate starts malty and ends malty. But the middle has a weird, musty hop palate that doesn't bridge the gap between sweet and bitter very well. All and all a nice session lager that I wouldn't mind buying again.

03-22-2010 00:29:44 | More by scruffwhor
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

Thanks to BuckeyeNation for the trade. The beer is a dark copper/amber color with a thin beige head that dissipated rather quickly. Very thin lacing. Lightly malty aroma, with a hint of nuts. Medium-bodied with a flavor somewhere between a Marzen and a regular Amber. There is a tartness under the malt and caramel that made the character seem a little off. However it was still fairly easy to drink. The finish is alternatingly fruity and malty. Overall not an exceptional beer but it is smooth with a nice taste.

08-05-2004 04:18:05 | More by Dogbrick
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

Orange glowing body with a bit of a tarnished haze to it, thin and fluffy egg shell colored cap, keeps a fluffy collar; lacing is in minimal spotting.

Aroma is bleak if not transparently open and clean, I wiff and wiff and don't get much of anything. As it warmed some slight toasted husks emerged. Perhaps deserving of a lower number then average, but it has no off aromas and is clean so it gets the average.

Taste is smooth and clean, light caramel malting, a bit of some toasty aspects, crisp and firm in the front, bready and lightly chewy biscuit with caramel/honey edges smooths out a warm and rendered light chewyness in the finish. Light leafy/grassy hops play very secondary and kinda mingle into a small section of fruityness in the middle area.

Feel is firm and smooth, nice little malty chewyness and residual sweeter fruityness across its appealing lighter medium body. This isn't overly flavorful or substantially full in character, but damn if it ain't drinkable. I could have alot of these, would make for a nice session
O-fest brew for sure.
Thanks to mentor for the cross border exchange!

07-25-2004 23:35:40 | More by tavernjef
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%

Apparently this has won "repeated awards"...I don't see it...

orange/amber color....decent enough toasty nose...so far so good...but then things go to hell in a hurry...mouthfeel is more reminiscent of Mich Ultra than Elliot Ness....thin and fizzy....flavor has some toasty malts and caramel but very lightly flavored...and a weird off-taste finish....as this warms this improves and the toasty qualities become more apparent..I guess it's decent enough...just not an elite effort

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03-17-2006 06:13:04 | More by ZAP
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-28-2013 01:23:03 | More by Boone757
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Millstream Schild Brau Amber from Millstream Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.