Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2002
One of the finer lagers in Canada. This is a hop lover's dream. You can also taste the barley(I mean REALLY taste it!). Aroma of french baguette bread. I think this is way better than the Creemore and Walkerville lagers(...and I'm from Windsor, right next door). Really impressed with the Neustadt Brewery product. You should take a trip to Neustadt, Ontario to check out the brewery. A one-of-a-kind experience. Hurray for the Stimpson family!!!(Neustadt Brewery proprietors) MeisterEckart (18) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2002
Indeed a very hoppy lager! The hop flavour lingers in the aftertaste giving a fresh mouthfeel. Not much malt to balance, but the result is still a good beer.
KingofCastle (210) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 bottle. Not everyone will like this lager, that is for sure. To me, it has some odd tastes that are definitely sweet right upfront in the mouth (molasses, honey, something syrupy, whatever). It reminds of Kalyani Lager from India but not with the same smooth, sweet finish. At best, this mouthfeel taste goes down the tropical pale lager road and at worst it’s like a Pinesol flavour/scent (CAUTION: do not eat salty snacks like peanuts with this beer, it will throw this flavour right off big time!) The backbone of this beer is sweet malts so be prepared. This is growing on me. This is a bold flavour for a lager which kind of works if you ask me. At least this baby stands out from the standard lager crowd in a favourable light. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 Pours a nice, deep golden colour with a small head, and an aroma of malts, very sweet, some toffee is evident, and some hops on the nose as well. The taste is very malty over-all with some decent hops thrown in for some balance, it’s very very tasty! Mouth feel is a little rough around the edges, but is generally nicely smooth and bready. The aftertaste is bitter, and lingering. This is an amazing brew IMHO. Bov (13442) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2001
nice orange colour, fine head, nutty and fruity aroma, too much carbonation, sweet, long nutty finish
DerWeg (1760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
New brewmaster, fresh 6-pack. Wonderful crisp, full lager taste with good hop bitterness above and caramelly malts underneath. Deep gold with a fresh wet-grassy aroma. Not a thin, sweetish lager at all but something very worthwhile, nice going Neustadt. PeterKBurian (1) - - MAY 14, 2014 does not count
I tried this lager for the first time this week and found it to resemble the Czech beers, not the lighter German lagers like Kölsch. In other words it’s a bit bitter. No problem at all for me but you should be aware of that if you decide to buy a lot of it. (I bought it at the brewery in Neustadt. A bit expensive, $2.75 per 473 ml can, and no cheaper if you buy a dozen as I did.) A nice alternative to Canadian beers but Czech Pilsners are more readily available around here. daboskabouter (1469) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2001
UPDATED: APR 2, 2006 Rerate. A bright golden colour with a nice white foamy head. The nose is furity with a firm hint of sprucey hops. The body is much more crisp and refined than I had previously remembered. A good bitter body backed up by a solid maltiness. A very nice Ontario lager, quite a few steps above the rest - rivals Creemore now that it’s brewed by Molson. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2002
Malt and nutty aroma, golden amber, medium head. Full bodied, roasted malt flavour, with lots of hops.(Yum) Fairly well balanced though. Very creamy and smooth on draught. Good nutty aftertaste. Extremely good lager.