Schild Brau Amber | Millstream Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
millstreambrewing.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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

Added by PhantomVodoo on 06-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,228
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
253
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
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Photo of BenjaGrif
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brookfieldglass
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The set up: Purchased directly from/at the Millstream Brewery in Amana, IA. Poured from a one liter bottle into a .5l DAB tall mug. Should be quite fresh and advertised as "one month shelf life".

The look: The beer pours a somewhat cloudy dark orange amber color with a two finger foam head that dissipates but maintains a decent amount of lacing on the glass as the beer is consumed. There's also a decent amount of carbonation bubbles rising to the surface.

The smell: I detect quite a bit of malt/grains and dark bread on the nose, perhaps a bit of hops and there's a toasty element to it as well.

The taste: The taste is much like the smell/aroma but the toasty-ness comes through a bit more. Very blended and flows well from start to finish with no "what the heck" elements popping up.

Mouth-feel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation, a bit bitter on the finish.

Overall: In my opinion this is one of Millstream's long running reliable placeholders. It's a balanced, good brew and a decent take on the style by an Iowa microbrewery - not bad by any means but also not a world class example of the style. If you can get it on tap, that's the most idea, otherwise look for the dates on the six-packs (the brewery will notch the month it was created in on the labeling).

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Photo of khargro2
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of c3p0
4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergirlteresa
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very true to style. Vienna style lager. Robust malty flavor.

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Photo of Chilmer
1.23/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of dcotom
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold from a 12-ounce bottle into a bowtie glass. Clear amber colored body, with a couple of fingers of off-white head that settled rather quickly. Malty aroma, with grain, light caramel, and dark bread. Malt forward on the palate as well, with a hop bite that is bitter and quite spicy. There is a little cidery tartness on the finish, which is dry and rather astringent. This is a decent Vienna lager, very drinkable.

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Photo of Half-full
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StephenM
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
1.25/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jak
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjccmd
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Crackery bready malts, graham, and toast in the aroma. Not much in the way of hops, but this may not be the freshest example. Still pleasant, balanced aroma. Slightly sweet. Clean lager character. A touch herbal.

Pours clear light copper with a small white head. Ok lacing and good retention.

Sweet honey, apples, caramel, graham cracker upfront. Toasty and rich. Some balancing hop bitterness but subdued.

Medium light body, medium carbonation. Somewhat sweet, lingering finish.

Overall nice character, drinkable, but a touch sweet.

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Photo of McAfee85
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Impressive amber appearance in color, substantial clarity, head in the 1/3" range, white. Aroma hit those malt sweet notes in the Vienna/Oktoberfest vein.

Taste was smooth, but enough malt to chew on. I know its not down for style, but a little more hops would have been nice, not overly done, but to kick some life into it. Nutty and caramel, the regular stuff is here, could use more carbonation and/or hops though to keep it from seeming too sticky.

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Photo of Miami66
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pstanek
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DSWeller
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Schild Brau Amber from Millstream Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 253 ratings