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Neustadt 10w30 - Neustadt Springs Brewery

Neustadt 10w30Neustadt 10w30

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100 Ratings
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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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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Re-review of this beer after picking up a 473 ml can from the LCBO.

Appearance - Cola brown pours into pint glass giving rise to 1/2 finger of off-white head which dissipates quickly. Beer itself is deep ruby red when held up to direct light.

Smell - Chocolate, kiss of cherry, slight bready malts. Maybe a few other dark fruits thrown in. Focus is definitely cherry and chocolate.

Taste - Slightly boozy dessert, fruit filled dark chocolate. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A touch too boozy for my tastes after initial fruit explosion up front.

Mouthfeel - Medium finish and carbonation, with a certain richness to it that clearly indicates "This is not a light beer." Nice smooth feel in the mouth.

Overall - Not sure what the problem on why I didn't enjoy this last time, whether my tastes have changed, or whether pouring this into a glass made that much of a difference. Pretty damn good beer, but restricted to no more than a couple.

Serving type: can

10-18-2013 21:12:20 | More by DenisKolkin
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Special thanks to cattersley for sending this brew out west.

A: Clear dark brown with slight ruby hue when held to the light. Minimal light tan head which dissipated rather quickly leaving traces of lacing.

S: Brown sugar together with caramel and molasses, dried figs and hints of toasted nuts.

T: Sweet syrups of molasses, caramel, toffee and maple syrup with background notes of dried figs, toasted nuts and yeast. Very subtle bitter notes of hops in the finish.

M: Smooth light to medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O: This is a very malt forward beer with great flavours of caramel, molasses and dark fruits. The lack of any noticeable hops leaves this somewhat unbalanced.

Serving type: can

05-18-2013 23:28:38 | More by FondueVoodoo
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can purchased as a single from the LCBO booth at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" tan head over the slightly cloudy reddish brown brew. Head recedes gradually, with average lacing. Aroma is worty with maybe a slight tartness.

Taste starts with ample grain character, a light fruitiness in the middle, closes soft and clean. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Could be a nice regular drinker.

Serving type: can

12-04-2012 22:58:27 | More by ppoitras
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

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

One of the "classic" Ontario craft beers which I remember drinking long before the current re-awakening. Haven't bought in a long time and it's a nice, malty and smooth change of pace.

Pours a clear brown with red notes, small head with minimal lacing. Aroma is almost purely of caramelized malts with hints of wood & rye. Malt-forward flavour also has earthy and tea elements plus some nuttiness in the finish.

Definitely a good example of a British brown.

Serving type: can

08-18-2012 23:15:11 | More by hopsolutely
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

02-05-2012 01:56:15 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug. A bid light tan head on a clear brownish ruby. Lots of foamy lacing. Good head retention.

Bright malt smells. Mild toasted malt in the taste.. Dead leaved. A sour overtone. Toasty malts bring up the rear with a hop twist at the end.

Medium body and carbonation. Not bad overall. Some unusual flavours. A little strong to be a session beer.

Serving type: can

01-29-2012 03:43:50 | More by scott451
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PeerlessMark

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$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.

Serving type: can

12-30-2011 02:31:16 | More by PeerlessMark
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JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473 ml can. BBF 17-12-2011

A- Big frothy head. Dark reddish brown.

S- Malty caramel. A little one-dimensional.

T- Malty, of a sweet caramel type. A little too mild and watery overall. Faint flash of bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste and that seems to build as I drink.

MF- Medium bodied. Leabes the mouth wet. With the sweetness, it reminds a bit of a softdrink.

D- Easy to drink. Nothing off-putting. But a little bland and unbalanced towards the sweet side.

Serving type: can

12-29-2011 01:36:05 | More by JOaikido
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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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aletale

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've been wanting to try this for quite some time now, after enjoying their Scottish ale.

The beer pours a dark copper colour, revealing a small, quickly diminished head and little to no lacing.

The smell is...wow...malty! There is a strong blast of roasted malts, primarily chocolate, with no hop balance to speak of. Very tasty smelling.

Taste is odd. The chocolate-y malts are most evident, but it is lacking in just about everything else. The beer finishes awkwardly, lacking any kind of hop bite, and features an odd aftertaste. Nevertheless, I did enjoy it. The light carbonation and light mouthfeel make this very easy-drinking.

Fans of Newcastle Brown, Old Speckled hen and the like will enjoy. It's not excellent, but true to the style and tasty.

Serving type: can

08-27-2011 01:38:04 | More by aletale
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

07-29-2011 21:23:07 | More by Yoonisaykul
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: can

07-20-2011 18:02:44 | More by Stocean1
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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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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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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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2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a very dark ruby-brown, red around the edges, thin tan head.
Aroma is fairly faint – cocoa, lightly roasted grain, and a bit of fruity hops.
Flavour is a bit thin for such a dark beer. Notes of chocolate, roasted grain, and not much else.
Very drinkable, but low on flavour.

Serving type: can

04-19-2011 22:25:11 | More by
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks somewhat like a synthetic motor oil, a deep ruby and nut brown colour. Poured with a finger of tan head that settles as a collared film.

Smells a lot like chocolate syrup with a thick malt backing, a dark fruit tone and a fatty, nutty accent.

I find the taste very chocolaty at first, with deep dark fruit tones bursting through as the beer warms a bit. It has a nice and unexpected hoppy spiciness in there as well.

The mouthfeel is slightly thin at first but gives of a prickly feeling as it crosses the tongue and it leaves a dry and slightly smoky, woody aftertaste.

This beer is definitely better after it warms. I've had at least two dozen of these in the past and when served cold it often smells of metal, along with leaving a plasticy or oily aftertaste; likely a result of the mineral water.

This particular can, ill-stored in an LCBO store despite a Keep Refrigerated label on the can and two days before its date turned out to be one of the best I've had because I forgot about it for half an hour.

Serving type: can

03-03-2011 20:15:27 | More by bryehn
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can from the LCBO, 473ml into a pint glass.

Dark brown with some burgundy highlights, a couple fingers of beige head with a collar of retention and a light head. Nose is mostly cocoa/milk chocolate, very creamy and 'milky'; some nuttiness as well. Taste has more nuttiness and a light roast character. Medium carbonation with a bit of a metallic taste at points. Medium length finish. Good drinkability, but not overly exciting.

Serving type: can

02-06-2011 22:58:31 | More by liamt07
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wcudwight

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

11-02-2010 23:24:45 | More by wcudwight
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Can BB 25/06/10. Alas. Poured into a flared pint glass.

A: A head that lasts for an average time, that left no lacing nor foam at the edge atop a beer that's a red-brown? Red-brown? Is this not named after OIL and claims to be a DARK ale?

S: Notes of chocolate and sweetness with a bit of biscuit. Muted. Later gave way to notes of dried cherries and plums.

T: First sip was a 2.5 MAX. Thin and dominated by molasses... As time went on though this really grew on me. Chocolate and a nice residual sweetness plays for a while then gives way to plum-like flavours, then returns to a bit of a thin beer. At its best it was a 4-4.5. Averages out to a 3.5

M: Too thin at times. Nice low carbonation.

D: For all the low grades, I would have this again...

Serving type: can

10-26-2010 23:29:58 | More by kjyost
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MattyV

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cola colour with ruby highlights around the edges. A puffy light-beige head leaves a few spots of lacing before receding to a thin bubbly ring.

The nose is very subdued, slightly sour, with the dark malts giving off a roasty and nutty aroma.

The taste is thankfully not lacking as much as the nose, showing an emphasis on the dark and toasted malts giving off hints of coffee and cocoa with just a touch of earthy hops also coming through and providing a dry finish.

Light to medium-bodied with a pretty creamy mouthfeel without feeling heavy. While this lacked much aroma at the outset, this is an enjoyable quaff with provides some nice rich malty flavours while finishing on the dry side, which I prefer.

Serving type: can

09-29-2010 20:05:20 | More by MattyV
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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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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

473ml can poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a dark amber brown with a 1cm tan head. Head reduced to a thin layer of tiny bubbles and some lacing is produced.

S - Toasted grains and earth. Aroma is on the lighter side.

T - Toasted grains, caramel, honey, hint of cocoa and a rather mild hop bitterness in the finish. Balance is definitely on the malty side.

M - Light to moderate carbonation, smooth, creamy, oily and a slick finish.

D - Decent brown Ale. Easy to drink.

Serving type: can

09-16-2010 00:45:39 | More by decimator
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

08-08-2010 23:09:24 | More by merlin48
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aquired this from liamt07, cheers!

A - Pours a very nice brown with a definitive red hue. Head is a full creamy off white, almost brown. Stood for the entire glass with a good finger left at the end.

S - Roasty smell, definitely doesn't smell like 10W30, haha.

T - Very Malty. Good chocolate, roasty and even a hint of smoke I think. Pleasant over all.

M - Very smooth and creamy. Good mouth feel, lighter that it would appear.

D - Pretty good. Not as good as a lighter variety, but the pint went down quick and I could have ordered another, but alas, I only had 1.

Serving type: can

07-23-2010 04:59:31 | More by IllNate
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Neustadt 10w30 from Neustadt Springs Brewery
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