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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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BA SCORE
80
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-29-2014 05:35:13 | More by harpus
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Mojo

Alabama

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter glass

A - This offering pours up about the color of apricots. It is a little cloudy and has an initial one finger head, decent retention and good lacing.

S - Very bready with some understated floral notes. The smell sort of leaps out of the glass at you.

T - There is a distinctive tart character similar to the tartness found in apples. The finish is both dry (but not in a Belgian yeasty way) and bitter.

M - pretty good carbonation with medium thickness.

O - ho hum....another amber ale. Never hate them...never really love them either.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 04:58:02 | More by Mojo
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-28-2013 05:53:56 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-22-2013 16:13:21 | More by jaydoc
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durwood64

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-21-2013 13:47:30 | More by durwood64
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fellowrs

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

12-18-2013 18:14:44 | More by fellowrs
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mwar

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-15-2013 20:31:31 | More by mwar
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leadahmer

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

12-12-2013 05:05:02 | More by leadahmer
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-29-2013 06:50:06 | More by Kerrie
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2013 21:23:25 | More by tdm168
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-02-2013 16:43:42 | More by Hopstout
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-14-2013 13:27:20 | More by Agentveba
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mcrawford

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-25-2013 09:41:01 | More by mcrawford
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profholt82

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-24-2013 01:09:24 | More by profholt82
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-17-2013 23:52:36 | More by BlissJunkie
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dwren89

Virginia

3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
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
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-09-2013 15:33:43 | More by Brewer1980
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laxer8811

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-03-2013 01:58:09 | More by laxer8811
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-02-2013 02:07:57 | More by CDubbs75
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AaronGreenman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-31-2013 23:07:40 | More by AaronGreenman
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2013 13:34:23 | More by tommy5
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

08-25-2013 21:48:47 | More by beergorrilla
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DbbC

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-10-2013 00:56:45 | More by DbbC
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2013 13:38:49 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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 332 ratings.