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New Holland Sundog Amber Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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78
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375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2002)
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Photo of perrycraigg
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Nice copper color, better to drink from a glass than the bottle in my opinion, smooth and not to bitter, overall good flavor.

perrycraigg, Oct 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Hellpop65, Oct 19, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -10.9%

CHIMat, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Peanut2074, Oct 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

hophugger, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle picked up at a store in Mackinaw City; bottled May 7 2014. Served well-chilled.

Pours a deep, muddy copper-amber colour, topped with an inch of creamy, light beige-coloured head. Good retention; it sticks around for more than a few minutes, slowly dissipating into a frothy cap and collar. The nose is mostly malty; lots of caramelized/brown sugar aromas, with a nutty, toasted character. The contribution from the hops is very subtle, and a little on the leafy, earthy side.

This is a tasty, well-balanced amber ale with a malt-forward flavour profile. Bready and nutty, with lightly toasted malts and lots of caramel/toffee sweetness. Nutty, somewhat earthy finish with a light hint of citrus, with a mildly bittersweet aftertaste that lingers briefly. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a very smooth, almost luxurious feel on the palate.

Final Grade: 3.84, a solid B+. Sundog Amber is a well-rounded, highly sessionable brew that I am really enjoying. I would not say that it offers anything particularly unique or memorable as far as this style goes, but amber fans in general will want to give this one a look. A very approachable beer and a nice selection for my 800th tick; I'd certainly consider picking it up again, at least if it became available on this side of the border.

thehyperduck, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is the color of rust, hazy and murky. A thick cream colored head sits on top and doesn't recede much. Good patches of foamy lacing remain on the glass.

In the aroma I get spiced apples, subdued bread malts, and apple tart on the back end.

The beer tastes bread and malty up front with a good cinnamon spice note coating the body. In the finish a tart fruit note emerges.

The mouthfeel is creamy.

Overall, this is pretty tasty. It has some interesting notes in it such as cinnamon and apples that go well with it's malt bill, making it a good beer for Autumn drinking.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

themegamancave, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Sep 28, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +25.7%

BourbonBelly, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

wrightst, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

DeadGuyRyan, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Jenebauer, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

km02600, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Hohnbaum, Sep 21, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -18.9%

ROBSTARR, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

EricTKole, Sep 17, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -36%

JCav88, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

carlmoberg, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ethanmc12, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Chris_Hager
5/5  rDev +42.9%

This is one of my favotires. Slightly bitter, extremely flavorful, right in my sweet spot. I am not on the IPA bandwagon. I like some IPAs and dislike the extremely bitter ones. This amber ale is more my speed and this one from New Holland is one of my go-to beers that I could drink copious amounts of.

Chris_Hager, Sep 13, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -54.3%

007dash9, Sep 11, 2014
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New Holland Sundog Amber Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.