Neustadt 10w30 - Neustadt Springs Brewery
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Reviews by Seanont:
3.83/5 rDev +6.7%
I had this beer last year out of the can but had it again last night on tap. I really enjoyed it allot more on tap.
Pours almost a root beer color with a nice malty layer of head.
The taste is malty and coco. Smooth light tasting brown ale that is very enjoyable to drink.
12-02-2011 20:46:31 | More by Seanont
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3.2/5 rDev -10.9%
Good name. Poured an very clear and flat looking amber. The nose was mild and subtle for the most part, light malts. The taste was somewhat interesting but yet bland. Only small hints of roasted malt. Some lighty woody notes and a definite fruitiness of dark plum and semi sweet pears. Overall the body was extremely light if not watery. Flavours fade quickly and leave for a below average experience.
06-30-2004 02:43:08 | More by Popsinc
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
473 ml can pours a dark chestnut body that reveals clarity and ruby tones when held to light. Creamy tan head is small and shortlived and deposits only some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma is cocoa, earthy hops, and a hint of roasted coffee beans.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, light medium in body with a subtle moderate carbonation.
Taste is malty, with cocoa and brown sugar notes throughout. Dark chocolate and coffee hints provide a pleasant dark roasty character. Earthy hops help to balance.
Tasty enough but kind of pedestrian.
08-08-2010 23:09:24 | More by merlin48
3.28/5 rDev -8.6%
Poured into a nonic glass. Dark brown, with a fluffy white head that kept up its vanguard as a pronounced ring. Patches of lacing as well.
Nose is uninspired: malts, a bit of caramel, earthy tones and a bit of bacterial or chemical skunk.
Not a bad tasting brew, however. Starts off malty, with biscuits and caramel. Notes of fruit and chocolate. Earthy and slightly bitter to the finish, but generally I found the ending to this brew to be lacking. A bit hollow, but still goes down well.
A bit on the thin side, but with a creamy consistancy as well. Carbonation is mild.
Not bad, I'll probably drink it again. Went down fairly smooth, nothing offensive, but needs work to be considered one of the better Ontario brown ales.
04-28-2010 04:53:59 | More by JohnnyBarman
4/5 rDev +11.4%
I like the can - reminds me of my Dad's workshop, old oil containers, engine parts, neon and black...
This beer pours a deep, dark reddish cola colour, with a few fingers of creamy beige head, which leaves pretty solid curtain lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of powdered hot chocolate, lightly roasted caramel malt, and muted, dry orchard fruit. The taste is dry chocolate milk, trail mix - mostly dry, dark, bitter fruits and a blend of nuts - and very mild earthy hops. The carbonation is fairly soft, the body smooth, full (but not quite 10w30, maybe a 5w20...), and nicely round, and it finishes dry, with bitter fruit dangling out there for a while.
Not usually a style I'm very much into, this is a pretty solid, and drinkable, representation.
09-04-2009 23:32:34 | More by biboergosum
4.3/5 rDev +19.8%
Dark reddish brown. The red really shows when held to the light. A very intense ruby. Its a beautiful colour. It's topped by a finger of light tan head that quickly faded to a thin cap, leaving no lace behind.
A deep, intense fruit aroma. Toffee. A little bit nutty. Brown sugar in the background. No discernable hop aromas, it's all about malt here.
Fruit up front on the palate quickly joined by nut flavours. Toffee is in the background. There's a roasted bitterness the whole way through, providing good balance for this fairly sweet brew. There's a mild acidity in the finish.
Medium body and fairly low carbonation makes this a pretty smooth beer. Delicious and very drinkable. This beer keeps me coming back.
07-20-2009 06:55:59 | More by mintjellie
3.43/5 rDev -4.5%
Very creamy, not my cup of brown. Creamy head. Sharp hop bitterness in finish also good. Some sweet malt,caramel, some nuttiness. Easy drink but not special taste. Found it lager-like, my friend believes it may be the yeast. Believe C'est What nitrotapped without telling us.
03-23-2005 00:50:07 | More by Sammy
3.7/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours a very dark brown. Pretty thin, bubbly head. Webby lacings.
Slightly burnt caramel on the nose. Hint of alcohol.
All about malt. Fresh brown bread, loads of molasses. Tobacco. There's a real roast flavour to it that seems slightly off style. At times it comes across almost stout-like. Light alcohol finish.
Body is good. At first I thought there may be a little too much carbonation, but it ended up being quite smooth with a nice body.
A good beer, not your archetypical brown ale though.
09-05-2008 01:59:10 | More by CanuckRover
2.65/5 rDev -26.2%
A- Reddish coca-cola (cherry cola?) Head completely gone in both my friend and my serving. Not very pretty. Second pour left a bit of khaki head.
S- Milk chocolate with a light fruitiness. A little bit of alcohol. Not impressed yet.
T- Better. With a name like 10w30 I was thinking it was going to be something big and rich. It's actually not. Should've read the rest of the can... Premium Dark Ale. It's a pretty good dark ale. A little roasty but still light. A bit of a metallic drywall taste which I don't like. Bitterness is kind of dirty.
M- A bit too thin but not too bad. Very dry, astringent even. Low carbonation.
O- Tastes wrong to me. Dirty chemical bitterness. A bit to thin In my opinion. Kind of refreshing though.
Don't think I'll ever buy it again.
07-29-2011 21:23:07 | More by Yoonisaykul
3.15/5 rDev -12.3%
Pours a very dark brown, transparent against light where red highlights shine though. A thin covering of cream-coloured head rests on top, which recedes to a thin ring around the glass. No lacing.
Sweet caramel malt, some cooked vegetable. Not much else. There's something artificial about the smell.
Sweet malt...that's about it. The faintest trace of hops on the finish. It doesn't taste bad but doesn't really have much going for it.
The feel is not too bad. Medium body with light carbonation.
It's drinkable but not something I'll be buying again. I've had this on tap a few times and remembering it being quite a bit better than this. Maybe cans are not the right way to buy this one. I'd be interested in reviewing the tap version sometime, I'm positive that it's better than what I'm drinking right now.
01-30-2010 01:31:28 | More by eat
4/5 rDev +11.4%
Purchased at the LCBO after seeing it for years. Just under $3.00 for a 473ml can like usual. Served at 7deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens well and pours a nice head that dissipates in a minute. Dark for sure
S- Not the best but nice caramel and malt.
T- Malt bomb pure and simple
M- Good considering it's a single minded beer
O- Pretty good. Won't buy again though
This ok beer went well with... Pork Ribs. Seasoned and braised in the oven
Decided to try one more time. Raised everything up a quarter point. It is a good beer and I will buy again.
08-01-2014 23:13:21 | More by DaveBar
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured a 1/2 finger with a creamy beige head - colour of motor oil - s - sweet dark malt - T - sweet dark malt, caramel, a little cloying but not unpleasant, dark fruit and peppery spice - M - decent carbonation and medium bodied, slightly bitter - O - very decent brew that was much better than I expected
07-20-2011 18:02:44 | More by Stocean1
2.5/5 rDev -30.4%
Can: Poured a light dark ale with a small foamy head with minimum retention and lacing. Aroma consists of lightly roasted malt with little else noticeable. Taste is also dominated by some light roasted malt with some even lighter caramel note. I thought this was way too watery and thin to be truly interesting.
12-18-2008 18:22:29 | More by Phyl21ca
2.95/5 rDev -17.8%
473 ml can to pint glass.
A - Medium to dark brown with a very slight ruby glow at some of the edges. A small amount of cream coloured head formed on the pour and disappeared rather quickly.
S - Sweet brown sugar and toffee up front. Some maple syrup aroma in the background. Fairly sweet overall.
T - Very sweet up front - molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar, toffee, dark caramel. Not much bittering at all. The flavour profile is nice but this is just too sweet for me.
M - Light to medium body; smooth. Light carbonation.
O - Good flavours but cloyingly sweet. Couldn't finish the pint.
02-05-2012 01:56:15 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.05/5 rDev -15%
Dark brown pour with a thin wispy head. Sweet grainy aroma. Flavor is a mix of caramel, mild chocolate and maybe a faint bit of coffee. Some mild bitterness in the finish. Taste kind of lager like. Thin body. Not a bad beer, I liked it but it's just average.
11-02-2010 23:24:45 | More by wcudwight
3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
$2.70 for a 473ml can from the LCBO.
Thick frothy cream coloured head that dissipates at a reasonable speed. A nice fine head lingers. A deep amber mahogany coloured beer that turns white light red when held up.
I get a lot of nuttiness in the aroma and a bit of roasted caramel.
The taste for me is quite metallic and a bit salty. I keep getting nuts and maltiness too. It's a very satisfying mouthfeel, refreshing and warming all at once. Quite creamy the whole way through. The carbonation is quite subtle.
Very easy to drink and smooth, actually almost a tad watery. Very good brown ale from Neustadt Brewery in Ontario and I'm glad we get to have this on shelves year round.
12-30-2011 02:31:16 | More by PeerlessMark
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours a dark brown. Fair amount of head and lacing. I really do enjoy this beer especially when its fresh.
Smells of caramel malts, rye bread, fruits and spicy/floral hops.
Tastes of toffee, biscuits, some bitterness but this beer is about malt (IMO).
06-03-2008 00:26:39 | More by irishkyle21
3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
Yes the 10W30 is also a beer, not just a high viscosity engine oil. But when you pour the Neustadt version you may get confused as to which is which. Well, not really - there is quite a big difference between a dark brown ale and engine oil. But the point is that the 10W30 was designed to be a dark, malty, rich and creamy brown ale that would resemble the depth of engine oil. Point taken.
This is a classic English Style Premium Dark Mild Beer. What does that mean? Its very malty, only lightly bitter, has creamy and nutty flavors with a smooth, and just lightly carbonated texture. I like these, especially when done well. They can be so satisfying and delicious, and make the perfect pairing with a huge range of foods, deserts and cheeses.
This version was brewed in Neustadt Ontario, pretty much in the middle of nowhere right between Kitchener and Owen Sound. But if you are ever lost in that area of Ontario, the brewery is absolutely worth the visit. It shouts craft beer a million miles away, as does the 10W30. The 10W30 is widely available in Ontario at practically all well stocked LCBO locations. It comes in a 473ml can at 5.5% abv, and is best enjoyed fresh, and should not be cellared. I have come back to this beer so many times and am always superbly satisfied. If you ever see it on draught, and it does make its way around, you have to try it. The draught version accentuates the creamy and smooth mouthfeel to a level of sheer perfection.
I poured the 10W30 cool around 10C (50F) into an English Tulip Pint Glass. It poured smoothly building huge life the second it hit the glass. A large fluffy and airy tan to light mocha brown head was formed a good 2 inches on top the beer forming a creamy and mountainous cap. The beer glowed a transparent dark amber brown leaning on red brick. Into the light ruby reds and golden brown peered through with a glow of mahogany and oak always lingering in the back.
The nose is lightly sweet but very malty. It is soft and not overly powerful, but very apparent roast malts and grains float into your olfactory sensors. A touch of whiskey-like sweetness shows up on the end with a hint of peat and mossy earth. Little if any hops are noticeable, but the beer comes off as very clean and rather subtle.
Letting in a large gulp brings a big round wave of juicy malt flavors that initially favor browned butter and caramel, but smoothly fade into brown sugar, molasses, vanilla bean, and roasted walnuts. The malt is wide and flowing touching your tongue, cheeks and throat with elegantly smooth, but richly flavorful grain-like flavors. Here again, from the grain, comes a touch of the whiskey and mossy peat flavor. It adds a nice layer of complexity and also a some bitterness to balance a malt focused beer.
Theres no hiding it though, this is a malty beer, and it was designed to be. As the beer warms bigger nut flavors develop, as does a creamy and mellow toffee sweetness and smoother flavors of prunes and bread dough. Hops are only lightly floral, and can't really play a role here with the strength of the malt. There is a light bitter cocoa flavor that hides in at the end, and another round soft nutty flavor that I can't quite pin.
The mouthfeel is very soft and silky - the beer has very little carbonation to speak of, and does work brilliantly with the flavors found here. This was a well constructed beer and leaves me with a sweetly malty flavor in my mouth wanting more.
This all makes it a very versatile beer. It is not aggressive or potent, it just has big round and lush flavors that sooth the palate in a mellow sweet, and slightly warming manner. I would start with cheese, aiming for melty brie, smoked cheeses, old white cheddar or gouda. This beer will also fit anything roasted or anything with char marks. It may have been designed for the pub, and as such try anything fried or smoked as well. It would even do well with cheesecake or rich chocolate deserts.
08-20-2010 02:04:05 | More by StephenRich
3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
5.5% abv, 475mL can. Poured into a Stella glass at fridge temp.
Dark brown body, a small greyish oily cloud and collar.
Nose is much nicer than Newcastle. Noted malt presence. Caramel, brown sugar, but in a grainy sense. A little grassiness.
Leafy hops, odd lager yeast finish. A little astringent. A little roast.
Beats Newcastle easily. A decent brown.
04-05-2008 21:31:50 | More by Antilochus
3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
473ml can from the LCBO - pours a dark brown with cherry/ruby highlights on the edges, pour results in a finger or so of tan head that quickly bubbles away but leaves a thin lacing on the top of the glass.
Nose is hit with a big yeast note right away which is unsettling. Settles down to hints of coffee, rich malts, a dark fruit (plums?), faint brown sugar, some spice I wish I could place (toasted cinnamon?), a faint nuttiness, and a more balanced bread feature.
Solid bready malts, hints of brewing coffee, dark fruits, a bit of English hop bite in the finish to dry the cheeks, some sweetness throughout, slightly over carbonated for the style which slightly diminishes the drinkability (does this tend to be the case in cans?) and a slightly light body but not unusual for the style.
I find this to be a solid representation of the brown ale style and actually find myself, for the first time so far, thinking an Ontario brewer bottled/canned a style on par and made an enjoyable, drinkable brew that I would buy again. Nothing outlandish here but a solid English brown.
07-14-2009 19:11:49 | More by ritzkiss
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
Poured from tap at the Black Tomato in Ottawa, Ontario. Poured into pint glass, a deep brown with very little head. Nice slightly sweet malty aroma. Taste is of sweet but roasted malts and toffee. Also a bit of dried fruit, but very slight...its a bit thin, but no big deal.
Overall, a really nice Ale. Much more complex than I thought it would be. Worth a try for sure.
05-31-2012 00:11:31 | More by DrinkSlurm
Neustadt 10w30 from Neustadt Springs Brewery
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