New Holland Sundog Amber Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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3.86/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: dark amber/molasses with gold hues, thick off white head, great clarity
Aroma: caramel, husky bread aroma, some nuttiness as well, overall a nice malt showcase
Taste: Tastes like toasted bread drizzled in caramel with a nutty/almondy glaze. Nice bitterness on the finish to curb the sweetness. A dry balanced and flavorful beer
Mouthfeel: lacking a little in body, but only slightly. Medium carbonation, medium body
Overall: Definitely a great amber ale that focuses much more on developing malt flavors than hop, but with enough bitterness on the finish to curb the sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2013 22:01:28 | More by dwren89
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured a lively head of soft creamy white foam. Beer is an orange amber colour with lively carbonation. Has a good amount of sticky white lace and really good retention.
S - initially some bready and grainy notes, and lemony yeast with a noticeable hop character. Earthy and nutty caramel tones. Hops are sort of non-descript earthy with a subtle roast caramel malt.
T - semi-bitter, grains and caramel malts, nutty and earthy, slightly sweet and cereal notes, dried apple. Hops are lightly floral and fruity. Finishes caramel malty with a bit of spice. A nutty barley finish, that lingers with a touch of earthy hops.
M - refreshing, with a slight tart bitterness, crisp carbonation, smooth feel. Light body with a bit of a malty sweetness to it and some dryness toward the end. Appears a bit week in body in the middle, when the sweet caramel malt is seemingly the only thing on the palate. Easily drinkable and sessionable but without being outstanding.
The first few times I had this I found it more interesting, today the profile seems more one-dimensional on the caramel sweet nutty malts and less of a noticeable hop character. An easy drinking session amber, lots of barley character, satisfying, but it isn't the most complex or outstanding beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2013 20:32:23 | More by mick303
New Holland Sundog Amber Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.