I tried Neustadt Springs Brewery's 10W30 for one reason; the name. When I saw this in the liquor store, it just jumped out at me. I figured with a name like that, this had to be one dark beer that would slide down easily. For the most part, it did.
When I poured this premium dark ale, I immediately noticed why it's called 10W30. It had the colour of used motor oil. A nice foamy head formed when I poured it. Unfortunately, it disippated quickly.
Despite it's black intimidating color, 10W30 had a mild malty flavour with hints of caramel. It wasn't nearly as strong tasting as I anticipated it would be.
Brewed by a small family owned Canadian craft brewer, Neustadt 10w30 won the Silver Medal at US Open of Beer in Atlanta, Georgia in 2011.
I definitely enjoyed this beer, however, when I reviewed my notes that it was good but not outstanding. That's why, I give it 3 burps and no more.
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One beer at a time.