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New Holland Zoomer Wit - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-28-2002

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Photo of wardough
4.27/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a light amber into the glass. Heavy head that dissipates. Looks clean and refreshing.
S: Yeasty! I pick up on some fruits (raisins and figs).
T: It's a nice ride that is well balanced. Raisins, yeast, malt, then a strong hop finish. As I drink the beer, the hops become more pronounced.
M: Medium with good carbonation throughout.
D: This is a highly drinkable session ale.
Overall, a great beer produced by Mr. Bueltmann. I would gladly pick this up again when I visit Meechigan!

Photo of Sixpack595
4.27/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale, cloudy yellow in color with a thin tan cap of bubly foam. Aroma was only faintly citrucy with a strong biscuity, toasty malt aroma. Flavor was very nice with a lemony orange taste and a citrucy hop bite. Very crisp flavor. Very nice nice wit, perfect summer drinkin beer.

Photo of Farky87
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Gehrig
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rather cloudy lemon-golden body with two full fingers of froth covering it; nice retention on the head and lacing on the Yankees pint glass. Pleasant aromas of citrus hops and spices accost the nose. Delicious, smooth taste, mainly coriander and pepper with the spice unsurprisingly, and lemon and orange peels. Somewhat more hopped than I anticipated, though certainly a pleasant surprise. Smooth in texture, this has a subtle boldness to it, not exactly forceful in flavor but full and direct. Quite well done, a fine job again from New Holland.

Photo of HardTarget
4.07/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

New Holland Zoomer Wheat Ale
Bottle Inspection: No useful information My bottle just has a beach chair and "wheat ale". $8.59 price tag for the 6'er.

Aroma: Spicy and lightly citric. Some fresh orange/lemon peel, lightly peppery, faint herbal note, just a bit of grain. Light and inviting.

Appearance: Pale hazy yellow with a thin white cover that doesn't lace well.

Flavor: Very light flavor profile. A little earthy and citric hop flavor, a thin pilsner base malt backbone, excellent balance that tips just a little toward the bitter. Rousting and pouring the sediment gave a slightly Belgian yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light body, moderate, almost high carbonation that doesn't go fizzy, a little oily in the finish.

Overall Impression: Serious thirst quencher. Light body and flavor, but enough to enjoy. Great summer beer. Almost a cross between a wheat and an APA. Good stuff! My bottle just said Wheat Ale, but I can see it being a Wit.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.07/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy, bright lemon-gold with an eggshell white head that's on the small side after a vigorous pour. The aroma is appropriately wheat malty with the unmistakable scent of Cascade hops. As a consequence, it smells more of lemon and grapefruit than it does of actual orange peel. Interesting choice of hops in a wit, but since I love Cascade, I approve.

This is one flavorful witbier. Again, the hops are right up-front, a position that they occupy without drowning out the other flavor elements. Orange is definitely evident on the palate, much more so than it was in the nose. Coriander is also present (naturally) and has been added in a 'just right' amount. The finish is mildy bitter with a refreshing cleanliness.

Zoomer Wit may not be a classic witbier by virtue of its unashamed use of Cascade hops, but as far as I'm concerned it's an excellent Americanized version of the style that runs neck and neck with Bell's Oberon for top honors in the great beer state of Michigan.

Photo of ken3c
4.05/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"Accented with Coriander and Orange Pool" Label suggested a squeeze of lemon.

Small head but nice layer of foam laces a little.

Smells a bit of ripe banana and berries.

Tastes nice and tart. Spicy. I can't taste the orange but I sure taste the coriander. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light and bubbly but a bit dry.

I really liked drinking this beer. Next time I'm getting a sixer. H*ll, maybe I'll take a road trip.

Photo of plaztikjezuz
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a bottle at world market in lansing, michigan. ($1.49 for 12 oz)
pours straw with a gaint head that fell into a solid sheet, this is what i expect from a wit.
the aroma is spicy, citrus, wheaty.
the flavor is light, citrus, lemony, spicy, wheat, pepper.

Photo of Bighuge
4.02/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazed golden-white appearance. Thin and bubbly ivory white head leaves adequate lace. Really nice malt/wheat blend on the nose. The spices are subdued, but noticeable. Sweet orange. The body's pretty light and the carbonation just a tad low. Taste is solid. Nice belgian malt and wheat tones. Coarse corriander and a little pepper spice it up. And a little bitter orange as well. Nice lingering dryness begs more and more drinks. Now my beer is gone...quickly.

Photo of granger10
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a cloudy light yellow with a decent enough head that lasted longer than I thought it would. It had the taste of citrus and coriander mixed with just the right amount of hops. Summer beers can't be done much better than this one. Crisp and refreshing. Well done.

Photo of frazbri
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Holland Zoomer Wheat (formerly Zoomer Wit) poured cloudy, straw colored body topped by a fairly short but dense, bright white head. Lacing was good. Smells of orange peel, clover, & coriander with a hint of pepper. Orange and grapefruit flavor followed by mild bitterness and a hint of clove. Medium-light body with fairly high carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Zoomer is a nice summer refreshment.

Photo of Wildman
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ New Holland Brewery/Brewpub

This beer was a dark, cloudy yellow color that had a white head that left some lace. The aroma was slightly of coriander and citrus. The flavor was of hops and coriander with a bit of citrus. Had a light finish. This beer's elements weren't as strong as Lakefront's or Allagash's. Some people may be disappointed by this while other's may prefer this style that is not overpowering. Not a bad beer.

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Rigorous pour with a swirl of the bottle towards the end of the pour to loosen the yeast sediment reveals a chalky, opaque, hazy yellow ale topped with a rather thin white head. It does, however hold some retention and leaves some sticky lacing on the glass. Aromas were of wheat and fruity Belgian yeast with hints of banana and slight citrus zest, albeit very faint. Tastes were good - spicy, wheaty, fruity, and yeasty with a slight nuttiness and tartness on the finish. Little carbonation leads to a light-to-medium body, which made it seem somewhat heavy for a wheat ale, although I personally prefer a heavier mouth-feel, so it was ok for me. Overall, I really enjoyed this offering - especially if you ignore the style that it falls into - but as a Witbier it is good, but there some flaws if you compare it to other more traditional ales in its category. I could easily buy a 6 of this and be happy with my purchase.

Photo of pentathlete
3.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to deejaydan and the B&G BIF for this 12 oz'er.

Pours a cloudy pale banana creamsicle with a small tiny bubbled head. Nose is Belgian with strong wheat bread scents. Flavors are dominated by a citrusy, bitter, wheat flavor that starts out thin and rough and then fills out like an inflated balloon. Finish is long with spices and chewy bread flavors. I really enjoyed this beer and would not hesitate to buy more. Recommended.

Photo of GRPunk
3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap in an imperial pint glass.

A- Hazy, golden color I'd expect for the style and about finger thick head. Good, sticky rings left on the glass.

S- Citrus and wheaty qualities. Added spice, a grains of paradise/black pepper aroma.

T- Much as the aroma would suggest. A lot of citrus and the peppery spice combined with the wheaty flavor.

M- Pretty smooth, with a bit of graininess. A little puckering/drying effect from the citrus qualities.

D- It's an easy summer drinker.

Photo of AudioGilz
3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's slightly cloudy yellow/burnt orange with a very small coating of a head. A pretty mellow yet enticing aroma of citrus and coriander greets you. I'm surprised by the pleasant hop presence here. It's very mellow and makes for a wonderful touch. This combined with citrus twang and orange peel make for one heluva refreshing brew. An awesome summer beer here.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With the yeast roused from the bottom of the bottle, New Holland's Zoomer Wit delivers the typical hazy light-golden-orange appearance that's excpected of the style. The head retention is a bit limited, however, and it drops quickly to a narrow collar of bright white. The nose is bright and exciting with distinctly wheat-ish malt that's peppered with swirling notes of coriander and orange peel. The body is light-medium, and its very fine carbonation leaves a gentle zest on the tongue. Coriander dominates the flavor right from the get go, with orange peel taking a solid stance behind it right in front of the malt. As expected the bitterness is kept to a minimum allowing the spice to balance it; and it finishes with a distinct coriander flavor and spicy (mildly chalky) dryness. It's not a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, and it might be one of New Holland's best, but it doesn't quite stack up to the finest examples from Belgium. Still, it's fresh, domestically made, and cheaper - so I say load up for your next summer party or just grab a case for yourself during the hot summer months!

Photo of sullysbeer
3.91/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Coriander Spice, Lemon Zest, Orange Peel, Soapy. Not much wheat at all.

Appearance: Bright Neon Yellow or Straw Color, Clear. White head retention.

Flavor: Malty sweet with a lemony, orange peel flavor and finishes with a little more citrus flavor and hop bitterness than I thought there would be, but good.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body with medium carbonation

Overall Impression: Closing off the summer of 2006. I've known Jason Spaulding of New Holland since they opened. Very impressed with these guys. I remember when this beer was Zoomer Wit - Summer White Beer. The label showed the sun shining. Each six pack label was a little different, ie. the sun would have sunglasses, tilted sunglasses, or no sunglasses. Now Zoomer is a wheat ale and the label is an adirondack chair chillin' in the sand. Pretty cool how I noticed this. This beer is overall a very good summer ale. Not much wheat flavor. Very refreshing. Below is the first label and the label now.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful color of clouded straw/yellow. A small white head forms and then leaves. Nose is mild with minimal funk there. Mild dough. Seems a little boring to me on the nose. Flavor is definitely showing thorough wheat characters. Yeasty funk is there, but not overpowering. Gives a smooth offering. Feel is good on the liquid and has a full carbonation hitting the mouth. Overall this is an easy drinking beer. Smooth and unobtrusive as far as flavors go. Nothing wild here, but nothing bland or mediocre either. Just a smooth and even brew.

Photo of ypsifly
3.87/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Undated 12oz, but I know its fresh because it has the new label, purchased at Merchant's in Dearborn and poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy gold with lots of carbonation and over an inch of white foam that shows decent retention and leaves some rings of lace.

The nose has lots of malted wheat with some citric hops and a suggestion of spice.

Tastes mostly of malted wheat with some hop bitterness in the back. This could use some more hops and a dash more spice!

Moderate mouth with lots of carbonation and plenty of dryness.

A decent take on the style.

Photo of MDekker
3.87/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew pouring forth at the opening of the bottle looked like lemon juice. In the glass it made for a very cloudy, pale straw color with not a lot of head, but what was there had decent retention. The aroma is sort of what I expected - wheat and citrus, especially lemon. Nice. The flavor is also wheaty, a little zesty, with a lingering dry finish that I tired of after awhile. For such a lighter brew the mouthfeel was satisfying, with just the right texture for this brew - not too thick, but not waifish either. Overall, it goes down quite easily and is quite suitable for the lounge chair on the label.

Photo of Atron67
3.87/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- cloudy yellow hue with white head, a little thin, no lacing.
S- slightly sweet citrus smells, with the wheat present
T- smooth light flavor that flows well with a wheat sweetness. light citrusy flavor as expected from the nose.
M- light carbonation, everything is pretty light.
D- is a good wheat beer, flows smoothly over the tongue with a nice sweetness, that lets you go for more easily

Photo of Vancer
3.86/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Zoomer pours out a hazy lemon yellow, nice white head since I poured aggressively. Lots of yeasies on the bottom of this bottle conditioned brew.

Note of soapy wheat malts in the aroma, taste is extremely smooth and malty. No off tastes or special notes, just your garden variety wheat ale. “Honey” printed on the inside of the cap gives a clue to some ingredients.

Should be a winner for lighter drinkers or summer session
enthusiastic types.

I also see they changed the label, it now has a wooden summer deck chair sitting alone in the sun.

Photo of jakester
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this at Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny as a single.

Pours a cloudy banana colored gold with a huge 4 finger rocky white head. Extremely effervescent. Thought it might jump out of my (pilsner) glass. Great lacing.

Main aroma is wheat bread, with orange and coriander and banana there as well. The aromas last quite a while.

The beer tastes like it smells. Pretty strong wheat, orange, coriander and other spices, bananas. Lemony tart, very light malts. Clean and refreshing. I've had better tasting wits, but this is good.

Mouthfeel is tart, clean, crisp, effervescent, but feels surprisingly soft. Long tart finish.

As a summer beer, this is quite good. As a true Belgian wit, I wouldn't mind a little more. Still, I would recommend it.

Photo of WesWes
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color witha thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry wheat scent with a hint of orange zest. It is a bit weaker than most wits and the yeast doesn't really have much of an impact. The taste is good. It has a nice dry wheat flavor with a wonderful orange aftertaste. It goes down easy and refreshes. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a decent wit. It has good flavor, but lacks a bit on aroma and appearance; a good drinker.

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New Holland Zoomer Wit from New Holland Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.