Neustadt 10W30 Premium Dark Ale

5.5% alc./vol., 473 ml can
Neustadt Springs Brewery –
Neustadt, Ontario, Canada

DSCF2045Viscosity refers to how easily a liquid can be poured.  Motor oil for your car is formulated to work at multiple temperatures and therefore has multiple viscosity ratings.  The first number, “10W”, is how pourable the oil is at a cold temperature (“W” means winter) of -18° C.  The “30” is how well it pours at a higher temperature of 100° C.  You want an oil that’s thin when cold to help the engine start, but still thick when hot so that the engine doesn’t wear out too quickly.  Meanwhile, this beer is easily poured at a cold temperature.  It’s got a malty flavour, a bit sweet and kind of nutty.  I guess the outstanding question is whether you think the beer’s name suggesting motor oil is cool or not.  I thought it was kind of funny, but I’m a guy and I like beer that’s the colour of slightly-used oil.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to belch and scratch myself.

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