Newstead Brewing Japanese Lager

Style
Japanese Rice Lager
ABV
4.5%

Newstead used to have an Aussie lager in their lineup. Then a Euro lager. Now a Japanese lager. I’ll be taking bets as to what country’s lager they bring in next. Mexican? American? Luxembourgian?

Whichever it is, I hope they don’t move to it too quickly, because their Japanese Lager is quite the enjoyable drop. With 30 percent rice in the grain bill, it’s super pale with a light body and fluffy effervescence. The aroma carries a little citrus sorbet alongside a touch of apple and pear cider. The citrus is coming from the Wai-iti hops, but don’t ask me where the cider notes are coming from. The rice? The yeast esters? The hops? Is it bad if I say I don’t care?

One thing I do know is that there’s no sweetness coming with those flavours. This beer is dry as a bone. In fact, if your bones are ever this dry, don't bother calling an ambulance. You've been dead for several years at this point.

Mick Wüst

Published September 7, 2023

Name
Newstead Brewing Co
Address

67 Castlemaine Street
Milton
QLD 4064

Phone
(07) 3367 0490
Open Hours

Tuesday: 4pm to 9:30pm
Wed & Thurs: 8am to 10pm
Friday: 8am to midnight
Saturday: 10:30am to midnight
Sunday: 10.30am to 10pm

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