Neustadt 10w30 | Neustadt Springs Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neustadt Springs Brewery
Ontario, Canada
neustadtsprings.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
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2
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8
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of bigox420
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of tomghiley
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've never been a fan of brown ales, they are typically one of my least favorite styles of beer. Having said that, the first time I tried 10w30, I will never forget it, and it has always been one of my go to beers since my first sip. It is very, VERY malt-driven, has rich molasses notes, and a nice level of sweetness.

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Photo of akdo
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOK: The beer has a dark brown body that is reminiscent of dark molasses. Given the darkness of the beer's body, one cannot see through it. The beer's carbonation produces a one-finger head that has the colour of sand. Moreover, the latter ends up being a thin layer with a few small holes. This means the head is resilient.

SMELL: The beer produced a grainy smell reminiscent of cereals and even cooked bread. There was a mild note of malt.

TASTE: The beer has notes of cereals, cooked bread and hot caramel. It has a hint of vanilla, nuts and coffee in the background. The hops' bitterness is mild. Moreover, do not expect a taste of milky chocolate, which is not meant to be a reproach.

FEEL: Like any brown ales or its other variations, this beer has carbonation. Thanks to the malt, the latter does not end up giving the impression we are tasting carbonated spring water. Because of the subtle carbonation, the beer has a creamy texture. It even covers one's tongue and leaves a medium-bodied feeling.

OVERALL: Although I am not a fan of brown ales or dark mild ales, I would go back to this beer for sure! I loved it for its simplicity.

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Photo of Lonster13
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of mintjellie
4.27/5  rDev +18%
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.

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Photo of Noelito76
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of RevCraig
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of nullbort
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Roby923
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed this brew. First time trying Neustadt. Found his brew to be full bodied and amazingly refreshing. Didn't find this to be super malty nor chocolate-tasting. Canned from the LCBO, highly recommended.

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Photo of bendale
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of mark_mla
4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great dark beer. And people who don't know say isn't that motor oil!?!?

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Photo of Druncle_C
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A proper dark session. Malty and chocolatey, with a very light and crisp mouthfeel for a dark. Incredibly easy to drink.
I have them deliver 20L kegs to my house.

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Photo of OneTuffPony
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of TheHammer
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with... Pork Ribs. Seasoned and braised in the oven

Enjoy
Decided to try one more time. Raised everything up a quarter point. It is a good beer and I will buy again.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of crooksb2
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Long813
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of crwills
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Neustadt 10w30 from Neustadt Springs Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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