Neustadt L'Ale - Neustadt Springs Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pootz:
3.93/5 rDev +6.8%
Andy has made a 2010 release of this brew and the first kegs made it to Chancey Smith's
On Tap: puts a clear gold beer with a 1 finger cap in the glass. Lively effervessence, fair head retention and lacing.
Aroma is hoppy-biscuity and lightly sweet.
Sandy sharp mouth feel, dry spritzy character.
Good balance between pale malts and hops in front....mid palate the hops (NZ varieties and UK varieteies) create some spicy-herbal-earthy complexity....finishes dry and lightly bitter with a sweet malty kiss right at the end.
A good cross-over brew with the sharpness of a pale ale and the malty drinkability of a German pilsner.
09-24-2010 00:22:51 | More by pootz
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3.43/5 rDev -6.8%
Cask pint at C'est What.
This one is a little hard to categorise - L'Ale is short form for Lager Ale, and I believe it's a brewery-created blend of Neustadt Lager and 10W30. The end result seems closer to a cream ale than any other style, so I've added it as such, but have reviewed it more as a beer than how closely it follows the style.
Deep orange pour with a scanty off-white head that stuck around as a film for a long time and managed to produce some nice thick streaks of lace. Aroma has berries, grain and cream, along with a very faint hint of cheese which distracts. The cask is starting to taste a little old, and there's a slightly off dairy flavour to it, which I'll overlook (and actually became less noticeable as I drank). Again, a mix of inoffensive grain and fruit notes with a dash of cream. Mild hop presence and low residual sugar. Quite refreshing. Very low carbonation and a medium-light body, which seems to lack some of the texture of a regular cask, but is certainly easy to drink.
The cask is certainly a little old, but the beer is still in drinkable shape. I don't think this is a great marriage, but its one that somehow stumbles along.
05-14-2010 13:18:37 | More by bobsy
Neustadt L'Ale from Neustadt Springs Brewery
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