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Neustadt 10w30 - Neustadt Springs Brewery

Neustadt 10w30Neustadt 10w30

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BA SCORE
82
good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 100
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%


Brewed by:
Neustadt Springs Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional dark English Mild. The term mild meaning “not bitter” does not refer to strength. Using pure natural spring water, New Zealand hops and imported specialty malts. Giving rich malt and light nut aromas and mellow malt and good hop notes to the palate. A smooth and easy drinkable ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2004)
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

07-20-2009 06:55:59 | More by mintjellie
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bendale

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from an attractive 473ml Tallboy, with a freshness date stamped on it. Poured into a trusty Guinness tulip pint glass stolen from the Winters in Newtownards, NI. Moderate head which dissapates into a ring of bubbles pretty quickly. Dark mahogeny brown with a hint of red, and a good carbonation. The aroma is heavily grainy, with a little hit of yeast; it reminds me of a baker's shop. Maybe a touch of an earthy hop, but the malt is forefront in the aroma. The taste is full and grainy, barley and maybe even a bit of rye? Some dark malts to be sure. Bready and wonderful, not too sweet, still like being in a baker's shop. The hop is still a bit earthy, but acts much more as a balance to the malts, and to provide a nice clean dry finish. Mouthfeel is smooth with a nice carbonation, but it's not over the top. I could drink this beer all night (or day, which is a more fitting description of the current time). I had forgotten just how much I like this beer.

Serving type: can

02-19-2010 16:28:31 | More by bendale
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled this beer on tap at a bar around the corner from Neustadt Brewing. The beer is in an english pint glass and cold. A thin off white surface and edge layer of foam floats on the surface. Aroma is grainy and some caramel and brown sugar but mild overall.
Color is deep mahogany with ruby tints on edges of the glass when held to a light. Very fine fizzy carbonation.
Body is average with smooth texture, easy drinker.
Flavor is fairly roasty with some baker's chocolate as well. Very malt dominant no hops or abv detectable. A nice brew if you expect a mild.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2007 02:46:11 | More by sulldaddy
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I like the label and name of this beer. It pours a deep brown with plenty of ruby glints. The head exceptionally long lasting and leaves dense sheets of tan lace of the glass. The aroma is The taste is richly malty with caramel, cookie dough and chocolate flavors in the front. Theres a mildly astringent grain bitterness as well. Hops are always present and build to a crescendo in the finish. The mouthfeel is full and creamy with tiny carbonation bubbles.

This beer isnt as thick as the name would have you believe, but its still a very full flavored, full bodied brown ale. Im surprised it has such low reviews, its definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 05:42:49 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at the LCBO at Sauble Beach. The Scottish ale was good, so here is hoping this one works out as well.

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of head, which doesn't sustain well but laces somewhat. As stated on the can, this beer is dark, like borderline stout dark as it is mostly black with some brown highlights. However it still manages to exhibit some signs of carbonation.

Smell: It didn't take much in the way of warming to have this one come out. Sweeter toasted malts and a definite mixed nut scent dominate the experience. I'm also catching slight undertones of chocolate and cherry as well as a slight pine and floral hop touch.

Taste: Very nice, strong but the bitterness is subdued which I like. Starts with very rich on toasted malts with a slight caramel hint however the downside is a touch of that mineral/acidic quality that a lot of English ales tend to exhibit, which I'm not that big a fan of. It then turns to a big mixed nut flavor of which chestnut seems dominant with a somewhat chocolate and fruit backing. Ends very smoothly with the barest touch of floral hops and malt that cleanse the bitterness but not the rich flavor of the beer, but could come off as a bit watered down.

Mouthfeel: This beer leaves a very nice rich but not bitter aftertaste, which stays around for just the right amount. It transitions between flavors very well and all in all I'm a fan. The only downside of this one however is that the carbonation is a bit lax, as evidenced by the lack of head and that it went a bit flat at the 3/4 mark.

Drinkability: This beer isn't as heavy as the appearance would leave you to believe. It's smooth going down, refreshing, has little in the way of unpleasant aftertaste. It also isn't that gassy and doesn't bloat the gut and it is surprisingly refreshing. It's a bit rich in flavor which I can see taking a bit away from it, but other then that quite exceptional.

Final Thoughts: Another solid offering from Neustadt Springs, which I will hope to frequent again. There is of course room for improvement, (specifically in the head/carbonation department) but I would definitely have this beer again. This would be a great beer for a BBQ, for drinking at the pub or even as a session ale. Good stuff.

Serving type: can

05-29-2009 02:56:22 | More by TheHammer
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beerbistro, Toronto.

I was surprised at some of the low reviews for this, and honestly a bit hesitant to try it after reading them. In fact, I only picked this because they were out of my first choice (Scotch Silly), so I decided to stick with local brews.

To my surprise, it was really good, and one of the better brown ales I've had recently. Smell is quite malty, a little fruity, with some grassy or grainy elements.

Taste is very, very well-balanced. Nice, heavy mouthfeel and malty upfront, with a good bitter kick and a pleasant, not-too-strong aftertaste. No specific flavours stand out, but overall a very drinkable and enjoyable beer. I'd definitely order it again, although I still thing Hockley Dark might have an edge on it for locally brewed English Browns.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2006 02:42:49 | More by crwills
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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When I picked this up I didn't even realize it was an OCB brew and I was equally surprised to find that it reminds me so much of Rogue's Hazelnut Brown.

From the pour it's not a great looking beer.. just a dark brownish ruby red with next to no foam on top. Appearances can be deceiving though so keep reading. The smell is also fairly muted but there is some hints of what's in store.. nuts and toasted malts. The taste though is where it's at. BIG nutty flavour, roasted malts and a very tasty dark chocolate finish. This is really enjoyable in the taste department and goes down in gulps. This would make a really good fall beer and is a great alternative to Rogue's Hazelnut Brown in the taste dept.

Mouthfeel is decent.. smooth and lightly carbonated. Drinkability is good. Having another is definitely in the cards.

Serving type: can

04-29-2009 22:29:44 | More by Ralphus
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

09-04-2009 23:32:34 | More by biboergosum
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown colour that I can almost see through. A little bit of head without too much lacing. It has a nice sweet smell of raisins, faint chocolate and caramel. The taste is very sweet and malty with some graininess. It is very smooth and I can drink several of them in one sitting.

This may be the beer that got me into craft beer because I had it my first time at C'est What and it made me keep going back. It was a perfect stepping stone from the more flavourful macros, such as Rickard's Red, that I used to drink. This made me realize that there was something other than amber ales or Guiness if I wanted a beer with flavour. I still always have a can or two in my fridge.

Serving type: can

03-22-2010 00:34:03 | More by kwjd
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Kartoffeln

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, reddish chocolate brown with a small, frothy tan head. Gradually dissipates to a ring of foam, and leaves spotty lacing.

S: Loads of roasted and chocolate malts, with brown sugar, caramel, and cocoa notes. Strongly nutty and fruity, reminiscent of candied figs and plums, and just a whiff of floral hops.

T: Sweet brown and caramel malts give way to roasted malt with an earthy, nutty character and bitter cocoa undertones, mingling with candied fruits and brown spice notes. Hint of woody, slightly floral hops in the finish.

M: Body on the light end of medium with faint and smooth carbonation, slightly sticky and a bit heavy. The roasty bitterness of the finish balances out the sweet malt and slightly syrupy body, lingering just long enough before fading.

D: Although it won its accolades in competitions back in 2004, 10W30 is still a strong, to-style English brown ale well worth trying. It isn't very sessionable, but great for a cold day. Other reviewers have already noted this, but I'll say it again: you must let it warm a bit, even just 15 minutes, to get the full flavour.

Serving type: can

06-26-2011 21:53:58 | More by Kartoffeln
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

473ml can
5.50% ABV

I tried this beer on May 10, 2008 after purchasing from the Queen's Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto. The beer poured a slightly translucent dark brown (when held to the light) with a thin tan head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was heavily roasted malt, some sweet malt, and some grass. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and a little bit of carbonation. The flavour has some roasted malt flavours, some sourness, and some sweet tones.

Serving type: can

05-12-2008 23:18:19 | More by cyrenaica
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can from LCBO. From notes.

A - Really dark red pour. One finger beige head. Strong carbonation. Filmy retention and no lacing.

S - Charcoal, caramel, coffee grounds, strong caramel.

T - Coffee, chocolate, caramel, and dark sugary fruits. Malty and delicious.

M - Mild carbonation with a medium body and sweet finish.

O/D - Nice and malty. Rich and tasty. Very drinkable in the colder months, aka most of the year. A solid Ontario beer.

Serving type: can

05-31-2011 14:16:57 | More by tbeckett
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown/amber colour to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderatly and has a bit of lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of caramel, roasted malts, chocolat and fruit.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very malty taste. Very roasty malts with chocolaty and caramely notes with a slight fruitiness and a bit of grassy hops that add a slight bitterness .

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice balance of malts.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas. Good Brown Ale.

Serving type: can

07-19-2011 00:47:54 | More by SebD
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 00:11:31 | More by DrinkSlurm
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark, ruby red. Full sticky head.

S - Tons of malt and fruit are forefront, with an underlying sweet tone.

T - Rich, malty flavours - nutty, fruity, and tons of roasted goodness. Slight tartness that seems to go with high levels of roastedness, and a solid bracing bitterness finishes it off.

M - This ain't no light lager. Solid thick body sticks around in the mouth. Carbonation is moderate.

D - Overall, quite good. A nice sessionable beer if you like something with a solid flavour.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2007 04:16:17 | More by allergictomacros
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For my 50th beer review, I figured why not do a favourite. Let me start by saying that this brew is underrated by both Beer Advocates and RateBeer.com. I first encountered it at the Beer Bistro (on tap) and have since come to love it. Poured out of a 473ml can into a Murphy's pint glass.

Appearance: deep, dark brown body with murky amber hues and a razor thin off-white head. The head dissipates after a while and this is when the beer adopts its "motor oil" look.

Smell: toasted nut aroma with hints of brown sugar and pecan. Lightly floral hops are also evident. A highly appealing aroma.

Taste: nutty chocolate malt followed by a subtle, bitter hop flavour that's rounded out with some caramel sweetness. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a healthy dose of carbonation and a dry, toasty finish.

Drinkability: this is exactly what a brown ale should smell and taste like. Gorgeous nut aromas and flavours with plenty of sweetness. The appearance is slightly underwhelming, but with a name like 10w30, you can't say you weren't warned. A session brown ale.

Serving type: can

02-12-2009 23:14:06 | More by cratez
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A dark cherry brown with a fair head which held alright for the duration of the drink. Very nice carbonation. Some good lacing as well.

S- Very sweet with noticable caramel. Dark malts for the most part. A bit light.

T- Sweetness hits you immediately. Notes of cocoa seem to stick for the first 30 seconds and is slowly subdued by caramel.

M- Medium body. Feels pretty right on the tongue. A bit sticky. Pretty creamy.

D- Easy to down, and a pretty good drink. Better than I expected from a brew with it's name.

The first time I had this I didn't like it, and strangely I'm enjoying it this time, and it's 4 months past it's best before date. I'm thinking maybe age helps it out, but it's hard to know. May pick it up again to find out.

Serving type: can

09-24-2010 22:35:08 | More by BBP
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't know why the reviews on this are so low, I think this is a good pint of beer. Pours a dark red/brown with a small head but lacing. Smells like sweet malts, some bitterness from the hops. Tastes like sweet malts with a bitter finish, but theres some chocolate malt presence in this one, a little roasty. Smooth, medium carbonated ale, I don't know why people don't like this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2005 01:55:13 | More by Viggo
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

According to the brewer, this is between a North & South Brown Ale, which uses New Zealand hops.

I'm not sure if this has improved over the years, or if it's actually better in the can?

A: Ruby-black with a light tan head, good retention, excellent lacing.

S: Dark caramel, earth, bread & nuts.

T: Bready, dark caramel, nuts, earthy, good bitterness.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body has an off-dry finish. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite drinkable.

Serving type: can

12-15-2008 01:28:30 | More by Derek
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this one courtesy of TheHammer. Thanks a lot pal. Had this one before but I'm glad I got a chance to review it.
Pours a deep chestnut brown with ruby red highlights. Got one finger of quickly dissipating tan head after an aggressive pour that leaves virtually zero lacing.
This is where the beer starts to pick up. Toasted malts, nuts, raison and fruity esters with a hints of caramel and chocolate. Very sweet. Kind of reminded me a bit of their scottish ale.
Sweet buttery toasted malts up front followed by some raison, grape and a tamed nutty hop finish. Not as sweet as the nose makes you think.
Smooth and well balanced in the mouth but a little bit too watered down and thin for me, which also makes it that much more refreshing and quaffable. But I would swap that in any day for a fuller body.

Overall, a decent beer from Neustadt. Didn't like it as much as their scottish ale but would prefer it over their lager. Highlights were its sweetness and balance but its downfalls were its lacking, thin watery head as well as its light watery body. It's not one of those beers I'd go out and buy again but would be happy to accept another.

Serving type: can

06-10-2009 20:45:28 | More by ludachris
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GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with thin fizzy tan head, fades to a thin layer, almost looks like coke.

Smells of sweet malty grains, nutty with a strange citrus hop aroma, almost smells like a light milk stout.

What a tasty brown ale, very malty, nutty caramel, somewhat buttery and a very nice hop finish to finish it off, very nice.

The mouthfeel is somewhat weak, could be a bit thicker or fuller, but it is a very drinkable beer. This is a highly underrated beer IMO.

Serving type: can

09-17-2009 06:31:18 | More by GodOfBeer
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AJacob81

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Acquired this from liamt07. Cheers!

A - Pours a very dark brown, with a finger of off-white, creamy head on top. Decent retention, but minimal lacing as beer drinks.

S - Basic roasted malt, maybe a bit of toffee, nothing overwhelming or particularly memorable.

T - Much better than the nose. Toffee is pronounced, some chocolate and dark fruits/bread in there as well. Little or no hop bitterness, but that seems to be intentional. A very pleasant drink.

M - Thicker than expected, but creamy rather than chewy. Low-to-medium carbonation makes this a velvety-smooth pleaser.

D - Very easy to drink. No alcohol burn, finish not too dry, just a charmer in every way.

Serving type: can

07-02-2010 16:11:46 | More by AJacob81
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 473-ml bottle into a pub ale glass.

Appearance - very dark brown with very low light penetration. A quickly-forming, quickly-dissipating head that leaves a thin layer of surface bubbles with a foamy little ring of lace.

Smell - quite a bit to report on. Plenty of roasted barley and hay mash aromas covering cappacino-caramel notes and fresh toffee.

Taste - like many browns it has a slower, less dense taste at first and then it intensifies through the finish. Main flavours remain the roasted malt (which is fairly sweet in this brew) as well as a pretty smooth nutty taste toward the end. The aftertaste on this is very pleasant, with some very subtle hoppiness picking up after the deep malt flavours.

Mouthfeel - very smooth, a little delay between the effect of the sip and the first taste.

Drinkability - definitely a good beer to enjoy in moderation. I don't typically assign myself to more than 2 of this style in a row because I'm cognisent of the fact that they tend to be richer.

Serving type: can

06-07-2009 02:25:19 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tallboy can picked up at the LCBO; BB date January 2012. I'm always down for a new brown, and this is the first time I've seen 10W30 at my store. I let this one warm up a bit on the counter before pouring instead of serving it at fridge temperature.

Pours a dark mahogany brown with some reddish-copper highlights under the light. Atop this sits a robust, nearly two-finger light tan-coloured creamy head, which lasts a few minutes before dissipating to a creamy collar and film. Not a lot of lacing. The aroma is quite pleasing, with notes of molasses, cocoa, vague bits of coffee and dark fruit and plenty of dark roasted malts.

Now this is a brown ale. The taste is dominated by roasted malts, nuts and dark chocolate. Molasses and almond notes. Mostly sweet, but there is some noticeable cocoa and coffee grind drying bitterness in the finish to balance it out. Medium-bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel aided by the low carbonation.

Tasty stuff, tons of great malt flavour without going overboard and winding up in 'cloying' territory. Definitely worth a shot, and something I will likely pick up again as this is one of the better brown ales I've had in the last year or so.

Serving type: can

10-03-2011 22:30:47 | More by thehyperduck
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Seanont

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 20:46:31 | More by Seanont
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Neustadt 10w30 from Neustadt Springs Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.