shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
Slow carbonation, hazy and cloudy, pale yellow gold body. Scent: apples, grass, noble hops. Surprisingly bitter, fresh and tart, very little aftertaste, some citrus and musk. As with a lot of Neustadt products, has a watery body. However, good lacing and great for the pale lager category. Kind of numbing, for some reason. This is the second "Bruce" beer I rated today. No, I wasn’t at a gay bar. catsgame (5) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2007 does not count
on tap at lion’s head inn, lion’s head ontario.
nice golden colour. good carbonation. syrupy sweet with no complex aroma or taste. maybe a little malty. goes down smooth on a hot day. VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2007
341 ml bottle, courtesy of StompBrockmore - pours a very pale straw colour with a decent sized white head. Aroma very faint, sweetly malty with some light fruit, that’s about it. Flavour much the same, though there is a (faint) hop bitterness in the finish. Neustadt’s far superior regular lager crushes this bland though inoffensive mass-market thirst quencher. StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
341ml bottle - pours pale gold, quite fizzy, with a two-finger white head. Obviously intended as a "thirst quencher". Aroma is sweetly malty with some corn and faint hops in the background. Flavour is a little hoppier, with notes of apples coming through along with a mildly sweet, chalky, maltiness. Very light on the pallate. Sweetness is accentuated in the finish where it dominates over any hoppy bitterness you might otherwise expect. Actually, it becomes fairly cloying. Otherwise, kind of boring and ordinary. Compared to Neustadts much superior regular lager, I see no reason to opt for this one. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 Pours pale, pale yellow/gold- Frothing is minimal, zero lace. Aromas of faint hops, apple skin, old butter. Rough taste of sweet hoppy apples, faint malt, paper. Weird.This bottle is 2 years old. The carbonation level is suprising, but the flavours probably weren’t supposed to last even 6 months.
Crockett (1141) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
Pours gold with a little white head. Dull aroma of sweet malty syrup and apples. Light and spritzy. Mild burnt bitter flavours. Sweet, chalky and a smattering of skunk as a bonus. Washed out finish. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2004
pale yellow, small head. aroma is grainy malt and faint hops. flavour starts malty, then almost has a hop then turns to water. pretty lame. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2004
Pale gold, nice creamy crown .Aroma of sweet malt, soft flowery hopps. Pleasant. Medium-light body, malt. This lager appears to be shy. Weak, faint aftertaste. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 RE-RATE: Wow, this beer has improved a helluvalot since the first (and last) time I tried it 3 years ago. Pours a nice golden colour with a good sized white head that doesn’t stick around. Aroma is predominantly malty with a sweet and toasty character. Body is thin, but OK for the style. Flavour is mild but well balanced, with bready malt and herbal hops in their proper places, the hops getting bolder as it warms. It’s still a mainstream, easy drinking lager, but it’s a very well made one that’s miles better than the watery, fizzy yellow stuff it used to be.
Oakes (19569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
ORIGINAL RATING (June, 2004): Very pale yellow colour. Minimal aroma, with a fleeting whiff of malt. Body starts crisp, but finishes watery. Flavour is barely there, with the faintest hints of malt and hops. A generally useless beer, and a real disappointment since Neustadt’s flagship lager is actually pretty decent. [3/1/4/2/7]
Light colour. Aroma is slight, with the accent on bread. The flavour is similar - predominant bready malts, fading to wateriness. Sweet. Not the best balanced but I don’t mind that because the malts are nicely done. I just want more of them. This beer’s a tease.