Neustadt 10w30 - Neustadt Springs Brewery
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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
4.2/5 rDev +17%
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.
02-19-2010 16:28:31 | More by bendale
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
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.
09-04-2007 02:46:11 | More by sulldaddy
4.08/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
12-31-2005 05:42:49 | More by CAMRAhardliner
4.08/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
05-29-2009 02:56:22 | More by TheHammer
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
4/5 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
4/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
03-01-2006 02:42:49 | More by crwills
4/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
04-29-2009 22:29:44 | More by Ralphus
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
03-22-2010 00:34:03 | More by kwjd
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
06-26-2011 21:53:58 | More by Kartoffeln
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
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
07-19-2011 00:47:54 | More by SebD
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
05-31-2011 14:16:57 | More by tbeckett
Neustadt 10w30 from Neustadt Springs Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.