REVIEW: Neustadt 10W30 Brown Ale by Neustadt Springs Brewery Ltd.

10W30-Neustabt

NEUSTADT 10W30 BROWN ALE BY NEUSTADT SPRINGS BREWERY LTD.

  • STYLE: Brown Ale
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBU: 24
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Neustadt, ON
  • BREWERY: Neustadt Springs Brewery LTD.

From Neustadt Springs Brewery,

Awarded a Silver Medal in the Beer World Cup (English style brown ale) 2004, also a Silver Medal in the 2004 Canadian Awards and a Gold medal at the Mondial in Montreal 2008.

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.

Appearance | Dark brown and ruby red (when held up to a light) with a tan head.

Smell | Malts, grains, yeast, brown sugar, caramel, roasted nuts, molasses, and dried fruits (berries or grapes?)

Taste | Brown sugar, caramel, roasted nuts, hops, carbonation, and dried fruits.

Aftertaste | Dried fruits, caramel, and brown sugar.

Overall | This is a smooth and medium-bodied brew that would be great to pair with a dessert.    It’s a great brown ale that would be enjoyed occasionally.  With the brown sugar, caramel, and dried fruit, one would think it’s very sweet but it isn’t.  There’s faint bitterness but dark malts and caramel takes over the dominating notes.

Food Pairing | Dark chocolate cake or dessert.

LCBO Inventory | $2.75 |473ml

three-half-pints

3.5 Pints / 5 Pints