New Holland El Mole Ocho - New Holland Brewing Company

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368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.79% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: alexgash on 04-04-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a murky dark amber with a one-finger off-white foamy head.

S - Light green chilles and caramel sweetness.

T - Flavor has a nice malty sweetness with a light green chile flavor coming through in the finish. The chocolate is very light and hard to detect.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

O - This was a decent beer, but probably wouldn't drink again.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/11/2013. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, pear, caramel, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, chili pepper, light coffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, pear, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chili pepper, light coffee, herbal, and toasted/yeast earthiness. Slight pepper heat on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, pear, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light coffee, light chili pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with light-moderate chili/coffee presence and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and fairly smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good chili beer. Good balance, robustness, complexity of malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I've had other "mole" beers before, so perhaps that skewed what I thought of this beer.

Definitely got notes of chocolate and the chiles. With other mole beers, the chocolate taste would always over power any chile flavor - not that that's a bad thing. But the beer has a nice lightness to it, which was unexpected. But that could be perhaps the other mole beers I have had were Porters, so I was expecting this beer to be a bit heavier.

Not sure if I would drink this beer again, since I think I would have liked it to be heavier and taste more of the chocolate.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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New Holland El Mole Ocho from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.