Drink: Neustadt Scottish Pale Ale
Source: Neustadt Springs Brewery, Neustadt, Ontario
Size: 473 mL tallboy
Dark amber with a hint of ruby on the pour, this offering from the community of Neustadt promises quality ingredients with a classic Scottish malt flavour.
Offering a gentle hint of hops—sourced from New Zealand—and orange peel, this ale is delicate and balanced on the nose.
The initial taste is a medley of the (unlisted) imported malts and a hint of citrus zest coming in shortly thereafter; the mouthfeel is light and creamy.
The finish is clean and refreshing, and this is where the ale shines through: without any film left on the palate, and a gently bitter finish, this beer is highly sessionable, especially considering the sub-5% ABV.
Best served with a serving of shepherd’s pie, haggis, or fish and chips wrapped in the customary newsprint.
Hoochsavvy Grade: B+