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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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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | 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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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
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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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3.85/5  rDev +10%

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Date stamp 0174 13:38

Appearance: Hazy dark amber. Thin white persistent head – some sheets and thick strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Orange citrus backed up with a caramel sweetness. Some floral and leafy notes as well as the beer warms up.

Taste: Sweet with caramel, toasted barley flavors, and bready flavors. Orange citrus mixed in with some sweet-tea like flavor along with some more toasted flavors at the end. The finish has a lingering sweetness that is tempered with some lingering citrus hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation – sticky on the teeth and palate.

Overall / Drinkability: Quite the malt bomb for an amber ale – not quite wee heavy territory, but I’m surprised with how much malt this beer has. I was expecting something lighter than what I got. I think it helps that I have a bit of a sweet tooth otherwise I think this beer might be a bit much. I had this by itself after mowing the yard and I think it may have been better with food. Still a good beer though if you’ve got a sweet tooth. As for drinkability, another one of these in an evening strikes me as a good idea – despite the sweetness there is enough other flavor going on that I’m not tiring of it.

damndirtyape, Sep 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

Joshua-C-Doe, Aug 29, 2014
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KevinGordon, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Elicoleman, Aug 28, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +7.4%

Markus98, Aug 26, 2014
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swtchuck, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

thufflife, Aug 21, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -17.7%

BcOneSeven, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

hopnado, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Dgiand, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

KevChiTown, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

SampsonOfRaleigh, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

TylerCole, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Robdiesel21, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Apok23, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

prisoner1572, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/27/2014. Pours lightly cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, nuttiness, light citrus zest, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light citrus zest, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish, Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good amber ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

BogAl, Jul 23, 2014
New Holland Sundog Amber Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.