New Holland Sundog Amber Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Sundog Amber AleNew Holland Sundog Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 29 | 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 olivermonster
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Catherine8189
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this beer from a bottle poured into a clean short beer glass. The color was a vibrant tawny brown with a off-white medium head. Rich caramel notes, and a great balance with toasted barley make for a very tasty ale that could be enjoyed with a variety of dishes in any season. The finish of this beer can be nutty but turns into an almost sweetness.

Photo of GRE680
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kevin55
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of beercatbrew
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of elNopalero
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured an orange tinted amber color with light foam that rapidly dissipates. It has a sweetish aroma with some hazelnut notes emerging from the malt profile. (Hazelnut was on my mind as I had the Frangelic Mountain Brown a few days prior.) I get some orange notes from the hops and a honeyed sweetness. It’s an easy sipper with a nice carbonation & light malty finish with a slight hop bite. The lingering finish has hints of candied orange peel and a continuation of the honeyed sweetness. This wasn’t overly sweet or malty. A reminder that not all amber ales are equal. Definitely one I’d have again—and one I wouldn’t mind sharing with those who aren’t into hoppy ales.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger off white head on a clear copper body with nice lacing.

S: toasted malts, burnt caramel, some sweet citrus.

T: toasted malts and burnt toast, herbal and earthy hops, finish has hint of tart citrus and sweet caramel.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: unique and not too boring for the style. not a amazing but certainly drinkable and one I would have again.

Photo of nickfl
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, amber brown body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S - Rich toffee malt with a touch of herbal hops and toasted grain.

T - Toasty malt up front with some spicy hops. Soft malt with a touch of wheat like character in the middle and a finish of toast and light bitterness,

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry but flabby finish.

D - There is something off about the malt character of this beer. Too much dry toast and an oddly bready thing in the finish, not something I would drink again.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Infamous7100
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a carmel to orange hue with a thin tan head. It's quick to disappear and there is minimal lacing.
S: A pleasant carmel scent jumps out from the get go and is is persistant. There are some faint nutty notes as the label suggests and I can detect detect a bit of floral notes as well.
T: sweeter than expected and loaded with a malty presence throughout. Toward the back, the nuttiness does come through, as well as some slighty bitter notes, but what really stands out is amount of malt and carmel.
M: light to medium in body and likewise with carbonation. It's a tad thinner than I anticipated. A decent sweet finish.
O: not a bad brew and one you could session with. Perhaps a bit more balance is in order as its sweetness dominates, but an interesting take on an amber and one that is enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KYGunner
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a nice two finger head and and orangish hue. The color was a little disappointing as its an amber ale. Smelled of malt and biscuit but it is a very fragrant malt scent. Sun dog delivers a smooth malt flavor and a subtle nuttiness. Very pleasant in nature and quite tasty I found this to be a quality experience.

New Holland Sundog Amber Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.