Beer Review – Neustadt Brewery 10w30

June 12th, 2014 by in Beer Reviews

I hope you are seated, as it’s time for another beer review…. Last night after the ride, I was lucky enough to steal one of Johnny’s Neustadt Brewery 10W30 beers.




The 10w30 is an English Dark Mild Ale, but don’t let that fool you.  The “Mild” is a reference towards the bitterness of the beer, and not the strength of the beer as it comes in at a 5.5% Alcohol rating, so at the end of the day, if you drink 24 of them, you’ll be drunk….


Exert from Neustadt website

“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.  Perfectly partnered with beef, steaks, stews, goulash or kebabs.”


Appearance:  When handed to me the first thought was it’s in a can.  And the labelling is pretty cool!!! I didn’t pour the beer into a glass, so I’m going to have to assume that the beer looked like an English Dark Mild Ale.  I know that description is spot on with regards to the appearance so I dont need to go any further.


Taste:  It tasted like sunshine, and happiness, with a hint of caramel, and almost like a sweet taste, with the ending of the gulp having a slight note of hops.  Not hoppy at all, so don’t let the name 10w30 fool you, this is not a stout, or porter, it’s an ale.


I would say I smelt the beer, but I didn’t.  It tasted too good to do the old fashion sniff test.


At the end of a ride, I would recommend you go out and try this beer if you haven’t already.  Also, I recommend you head out to Neustadt and check out the brewery.  Neustadt is a really cool little down due south of Hanover, and there are also some really nice biking trails in that area to check out, maintained by the Mountain Bike the Bruce group.


Rating:  4.25 out of 5

Was the beer hoppy?  A slight hit of hops at the end, but very subtle

Would you buy a case of this beer?  I would in a heartbeat, just a little tough to come across.

Would you recommend this beer to a friend?  Does a bear crap in the woods???  (The answer is yes).


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