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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 adamette
2.35/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Live Review. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle purchased as a single from Cost Plus World Market in Mentor, Ohio into my Brewery Ommegang Witte glass.

A Minimally cloudy but translucent straw yellow body under a moderate 1 cm fluffy white but short lived head that sticks around for about 30 seconds. Basic look really. 3.0

S Light wheat, nothing remarkable here. 3.0

T A lager-esque grainy barley taste dominates over a background of the wheat taste that I expected. I do not like how this tastes. The lager like barley taste lingers too long as well. 2.0

M Moderate with that tangy lager like taste and not very smooth like I like Witbiers to be. 2.5

D Well not that good since I was really not impressed with the taste. 2.0

Notes: My first New Holland dissappointment from a brewery whose beers I have really liked in the past.

Photo of jeremyd365
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very light golden with little head and decent carbonation. Smells malty with some sort of hint of citrus. It's got pretty good mouthfeel with a solid flavor. It's wheat characteristics are light wit a nice little lemony aftertaste. A very drinkable brew. I'm not wheat beer fanatic but this seems at least slightly better than the b- average i'm seeing.

Photo of WakeandBake
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Notes from Aug 23, 2008
A pale, hazy,straw color with a minimal head of white foam. Kind of a Citrusy hop aroma with some lemon/orange zest,yeast and biscuts. Flavor ? well I just do not care for what is going on here,a little too fruity for me folks,too trart,nice try but misses the mark.New Holland makes some very good products but I'll pass on this one next time,, just not my thing.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a medium foam. Nothing exceptional.

S - Light oranginess, wheat, grass and lemon.

T - Mild citrus and a soft butter/cream maltiness. Wheat flavour is minimal. Citric hops are light for the most part and bitterness low.

M - Light bodied with sharp carbonation.

D - Drinkability is this beer's strong point. Light, but not loaded with flavour. Good summer beer.

Photo of Kegatron
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy, medium yellow gold with a 1/2 finger of fizzy brite-white head. Fizzles down pretty quickly into just some wisps of retention that leave a small smattering of lace behind. The aroma is mostly floral hops, citrus, and some undelying notes of wheat and yeast.

The taste is a firm base of wheat and bread set against some citrus character and a moderately tingling hop profile. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a prickly carbonation and slightly oily feel at times.

Not bad for an American Pale Wheat Ale. It wasn't overly assertive or anything and the oiliness in the body was interesting but it didn't detract from the drinkibility too much.

Photo of benito
3.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First off, this is no longer a witbier, though I believe it used to be brewed/marketed as one. It's now an American pale wheat ale made as a seasonal brew.

It is a very hazy gold with a lasting, thin head. The bouquet is quite appealing with a strong breadiness and light citrus notes. The balance of a good American wheat beer comes through in the flavor: light sweetness up front with mild citrus, few malt notes, and just enough hop bitterness throughout. Unfortunately, there's a metallic bite and aftertaste that really bring down what is otherwise a tasty example of this style. It mars drinkability some, as the flavor got more and more distracting once I was able to identify it.

Despite good looks and a solid smell, this only gets a slight pass. There are much better summer beers out there.

Photo of oelergud
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long neck brown 12oz glass bottle, pry-off cap. Black and yellow label showing a wooden lawn chair. The name of the beer is Zoomer wheat ale.
Cloudy sun golden body with a nice big lemon tinted white head that stays well and leaves good clumpy lace.
Yeast malty scent, grass, wheat and barnyard comes to mind.
The flavor is a hoppy yeast mix. Good and long aftertaste where the hops really come through.
Full body with a good coating and a very dry finish.
Decent drinkability, certainly a different kind of wheat ale.


Photo of BeerSox
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pale yellow hay hue with a white thin head that quickly turns into almost nothing.

Very light malt aromas with a touch of orange citrusy fruit.

Light biscuity malts with a slight amount of citrus flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation. The finish is some light lingering grain.

A very mildly flavored witbier, but rather refreshing. Great for the summer.

Photo of tempest
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Abe's and this one's a bit of a foamer.

This shows possible signs of age, but I can't tell since New Holland doesn't date their bottles. It appears a hazy straw yellow with an almost overwhelming fluffy white head. The aroma is a mix of mild Belgian candy spice with doughy bread. The flavor follows up on those notes with a little more emphasis on wheat and ending on a sour note. No really, it gets quite sour at the end. The body is appropriately light, and the sour is interesting, but I don't know if I'd go back to this one with so many good wit's available.

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 Slynger
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy lemony-gold color with cap of fuzzy white that lacks a bit of size and solidarity. Zoomer has a big wheat character to it, some lightly sweet lemon, a lot of citrusy hops, and a touch of coriander. More of the toasted wheat and fresh earthy-hop bitterness come through in the flavor while other aspects are somewhat muted. It is medium bodied with a light amount of softly creamy carbonation to it. Zoomer Wit is not a bad beer, but the flavors don't quite jive together the way I was hoping they would. May just be personal preferences though.

Photo of cvstrickland
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy straw-gold body with a puff of white foam that reduces to a bubbly sheet

Smell is wheaty and herbal with yeasty bread notes and a whiff of citrus.

Taste is nutty and wheaty with brief mellow bitterness and a little tanginess in the finish.

Light-bodied with a tingle of carbonation. Easy to drink.

Photo of Proteus93
3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: A nice pour into a Brooklyn footed pilsner. A hazy blonde with a two and a half finger white and foamy head. Nice latticing of lace all around the glass.

S: Kind of unusual spiciness that I can't place a finger on. Yeasty/bready, some of the wheat grains stand out.

T: Not a whole lot going on at all. Almost a bit herbal in some way, some citrus notes, wheaty, and a little bitter post-finish.

M: A fine little nip of carbonation without being too sharp or fizzing. Almost wants to finish a little dry, but can't seem to decide.

D: Nothing much above average. It wouldn't be a first selection, likely wouldn't come to my mind to suggest. Drinkable, but it ends there.

Photo of Pointman
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As many have stated - a heck of a lot better Witbiers out there.

New Holland is usually on of the better brewers, but this one is plain old middle of the road. I wish I could say something else about it...

Nice pour - decent head. Ok lacing.

Cloudy straw color, decent suspension

The flavor was ok - not good, not bad, just okay.

I really cannot say more other than it was very unmemorable...and all that for $10.29 a six pack....and we thought gas was expensive....

Photo of becktone
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Done in a horizontal tasting with Widmer Hefeweizen, Pyramid Hefeweizen, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, and Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat.

Eye: By the end of the pour this one finally looks like a wheat ale. To start with of the sixer I had of this(this being the sixth) each one of them has been extremely overcarbonated or infected. one ounce of beer magically transforms itself into 12 oz of foam, filling the glass. When it starts to clear the beer has the appearance of bud light, however it has a nice head, and it keeps a nice head. And it damn well should! If my glass is going to be filled with foam for ten minutes before I can actually drink the beer it damn well better have good head retention.

Nose: Wheat and yeast. Spicy tones from the hops, some stabs of citrus. Not much more. None of the classic Wit aromas in here, as far as I perceive. I really don't think that New Holland was trying to brew a Wit here.

edit: just got a whiff of puke here, or something close to it. Definitely think that this one is infected. I really think that it is just an acidic aroma that I'm picking up.

Tongue: Sourness right up front, I believe that this beer is infected with something. No wheat beer should have any type of sour flavor, though it is kind of neat. Still I get some spicy hops and some wheat backbone behind that. I don't think that I can fairly judge this one. I think that this one requires me to come back to it. Bit of cardboardiness as well. Really dry finish, leaving a weird feeling/taste in the throat...like the acidic feel in the throat after one does puke...weird. Yes, this beer is acidic, very acidic, when infected.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: I'm not even going to finish this, except by saying that it has a very dry finish. As far as drinkability, I will give this one a second shot, Other offerings I've had from New Holland have been good, nothing like this till now.

Due to the quality of this beer I submit a neutral-3- review until I can get my hands on more and give it another go round.

....This can't be good for my stomach....

Photo of blackie
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: into this new Allagash wit glass, low white head leaves a nice coat atop a very hazy golden-wheat colored beer

s: full, soft wheaty aroma, big clean yeasts, light crisp lemon, gently spicy noble hops

m: delicate low-medium carbonation with a light body

t: doughy yeasts carried on a big wheat base, a little lemony in the finish, light bitterness, a good wit but a little one dimensional

d: easy

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 kbeals
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours out a cloudy, golden color. About a finger of white, fuzzy head that disappeared quickly. Little to no lacing at all. Smell was a pretty monotonous grainy smell. Taste was about the same, mostly grains, a bit of hops maybe. The beer was relatively smooth and pretty drinkable. I wouldn't mind having this beer standing next to a grill in 75 degree weather.

Photo of daledeee
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another wheat beer.

I poured this expecting a large fluffy head. NOT. Barely a head, and it doesn't want to hang arround.

Nose is bready with yeast.

Taste is fairly hoppy, yeasty with a little sweetness with citrus rind background.

Unfortunately, there is no or very little citrus bite. Actually it is rather flat tasting. EAsy to drink but just doesn't quite make it.

Photo of montageman
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A summer beer from New Holland along the lines of an Oberon, Zoomer caught my attention at Trader Joe's last fall due to the $4.99/6 pack price point. I'm a sucker for value. This is a straight forward witbier. Nice sunny, golden color; citrus nose; sweet, slightly tart taste; crisp mouthfeel; and solid drinkability. No complaints here - just a solid summer ale. Recommended.

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 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 ultralarry2006
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Leaves one finger of a white head that quickly fades to a foam ring at the edge, and there are isolated areas of thin spotty lacing. Body is a cloudy pale straw gold.

Smell - weakly, citrusy wheat malt, unsalted barley saltine crackers, and some spices.

Taste - much like the nose. Weak tastes of citrusy wheat malt and unsalted barley saltine crackers, both washed through with spices, and some faint grassy herbal hops.

Mouthfeel - thin to medium bodied, somewhat effervescent.

Drinkability - this is decent, but not really great. It does work as a summer thirst quencher, so it has got some sessionability, but otherwise I'd want something else after two or so of these.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle - not dated

New Holland Zoomer wheat ale poured a light golden orange color with the typical haze that is found in this style. Head is small [for the style], white, and a little thin. Aroma is of very light spice [too light for the style], and some citrus. The body is light and crisp with fine carbonation that tingles the tongue a little. The taste of spices normally found in this style is hard to detect. Zoomer has a hoppy finish “bite” that you usually don’t find in this style.

Not a bad brew, however, there are better American wheat beers available. Zoomer would best be quaffed in the warmer months.

Photo of katan
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle

A - Pours a nice hazy light gold color, with a strong very lightly colored head. It retained for quite a while.

S - Very grainy smell - not much spice, hops, or orange peel there. Perhaps some coriander is what would be the secondary taste.

T - This is one of the more tasteless wits I've had. It starts with a bitter wheat malt, and does finish off with a orangy note. Bitterness sticks around far too long for my taste.

M - This thing just feel carbonated, from mouthfeel to stomach. Gets a little tiresome. The beer itself once it blows off some of the CO2 isn't too bad.

D - The knock on drinking this one in a session would be the high carbonation. I can't drink more than 2 at a time before my stomach fights back. I like it as a change of pace from the sweeter wits.

Not my favorite wit by any means, but still glad I picked up the sixer.

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