New Holland Full Circle - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 14
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
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New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: inebrius on 11-11-2002

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Pig & fiddle. Pours pale straw color with a 1” lacy white foam collar. Aroma almost like wet grain, low hops, very tart, almost astringent, dry, crisp, light, above average carbonation.

Photo of trebbates
2.33/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Just ok. Probably wouldn't get again.

Photo of jera1350
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Solid summer drinker. Crisp and refreshing, true to style. Nothing fancy or exciting, just a well done session beer.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this past Saturday, though I only a few sips since somebody got in my beer cooler during our annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ and drank it which was off my shelve that was for me only. Wasn't a happy camper. LOL! :/

Photo of GRPunk
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle from Copper Vine ($9.99 sixer) poured into a tall, pils glass.

A- 1-1/2 finger, foamy white head settles into a well sustained 1/4 finger. Clean golden body exhibits heavy carbonation. Good stick.

S- Really clean. A little fruity (berry-like) with cracker malts and grassy hops. Classic, maybe a little light, though some warmth amps it up a bit.

T- Bready/Ritz cracker malts. Berry sweet and tart flavors. Clean, grassy and slightly floral hops make for a slightly tea-like flavor. Hopping gets a little spicy and black-peppery, making for a dry finish.

M- Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Nicely dry.

O- A thirst quencher and great session beer. Love to down a couple of these after some yard work. It's been a couple of years since my last one, but it stands the test of time. Still tasty.

Photo of sulldaddy
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer is bright gold in the glass and several streams of carbonation rise to the surface. There is a fizzy bleached white head of 2 cm that fades rapidly to a surface layer. Aroma is malty with a bit of caramel and some grainy notes. Very mild spicy hop notes, but otherwise the nose is pretty mild.
First sip is a lighter body with crisp texture and very fine carbonation that tingles across my palate.
Flavor is grainy and sweet with just a bit of caramel but otherwise fairly clean. Maybe a hint of citrus but in general the flavor is mild just as the nose.
The finish dries out my palate and makes me thirsty for the next sip.
The beer is very easy to drink and refreshing. WOuld be nice on a hot summer day.

Photo of 303beer
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow blond in color. Doesn't have a lot of carbonation going on. Kind of smells of goldings. Taste is balanced between malt and hops. Not a lot on the backend. Not bad. I am not disappointed with my purchase but I will try other beers of this style before I come back to it.

Photo of 57md
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellowish copper in color. Crisp with a very mild malty sweetness in the background. Dry finish.

Photo of Danielr26
2.82/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of Beerguy1969
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer picked out by the Mrs. Smooth ale type freshness and very little after taste.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A hazy golden body with lots of rising bubbles sits under a white head that recedes to a choppy wisp. Very light, watery lacing remains.

Aroma: Sweet malts, grains, tart, lemon.

Taste: Very light and sweet with malts but balanced with tanginess from citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated, but light enough to be a good warm weather brew outdoors.

Overall: It pains me to say this but: good but forgettable.

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, hazy, yellow color, highlighted with some specks of orange and light reddish hues and a quarter of a finger of white head that immediately dissolved into practically nothing at all except for an almost invisible halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Pretty nice aromas of toasted malt, which imparts notes of biscuits and English muffins. I get some honey as well, and a slight hint of orange peel. Finally, I get some grassy notes of clover, and dandelion.

Taste: Very, very, nice! Lots of toasted malt up front, accented very nicely with some honey-like sweetness, black pepper, coriander, a touch of orange-like citrus, finished with some nicely balanced, subtle hops. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very crisp. With an ABV of only 4.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate at all.

Overall: This is a very, very, good beer. Perfect for summer! I’m definitely getting a few more bottles of this!

Photo of JimKzoo
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

refreshing summer beer that is available all year

Photo of KYGunner
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

The label reads that it has a soft malt character and a low hop profile and it's spot on. The label is certainly evidenced by the aroma as it has an near indecipherable maltiness. The flavor has a nice bran, grain and malt flavor that lends to an exceptionally crisp, dry and satisfying experience. It is what it is...a Kolsch.

Photo of seedyone
2.75/5  rDev -23%

09/26/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. More hops than I expected for what was billed as a Kolsch. Gives it a fuller texture. My preferences is for crispness so this is not top o' the list. If hops is your thing give it a go.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%

12oz bottle, date stamp A164 10:00. Served in a 20cl Bitburger Pils Rastel pokal glass.

Appearance: Hazy gold-straw color. Thin white skin across the top with a solid ring of foam. Strands of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Light aroma. A bit floral with a hint of honey to it. Maybe just a hint of white grapes.

Taste: Crisp malt with some definite tastes of honey, very much a sweet beer. Noble hops completely missing from this. There is a light bitterness at the end, but it’s muted. There is a hint at noble hops and German-style bitterness as the beer warms up, but even then it’s just a hint.

Mouthfeel: Dry at first, with some lingering stickiness on the teeth. Good carbonation – not fizzy.

Overall / Drinkability: Overall, it’s an okay beer. Nothing amazing, but it’s not a Kölsch. I know it even says on the label that it is in the style of this beer, but no, it’s not. Maybe an American Blond Ale or even a Lager, but it is not a Kölsch. Easily drinkable, but I would want something different for my second glass.

Photo of KFBR392
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours with a straw yellow color with some darker accents of orange. Finger worth of clean white head on the pour which was regenerated by the bright active carbonation.

Smell: Bread and bright sugary malts jump out on the front. Cereal and touches of hops show up on the body. Grains with accents of barley and toasted malts are all over the back end.

Taste: Wow loads of cereal and sweet toasted malts blast all over the palate first. Dried grains and some airy hops are able to shine through on the palate. More saturated sweet malts finish on the palate with a touch of nuttiness lingering.

Mouthfeel: That sweetness is a little over the top here. Doesn't have that signature creamy texture I look for in a kolsch. Dried notes don't really seem to fit either.

Overall: This isn't something I would try again or recommend if you were looking for an American "kolsch". Cereal sweetness is over the top. Not really that drinkable, especially for the style. I'm usually a fan of New Holland but this one is a miss.

Photo of beergoot
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The body presents a light gold color with a foamy, fizzy white head; huge carbonation bubbles. Cereal grain aroma with a slightly toasted scent. Mild biscuit flavor with a decent hop bitterness throughout. Medium-light body with a coarse feel due to the huge carbonation bubbles; semi-dry finish.

A rather inconsistent beer as far as overall quality goes. The aroma and flavor are pretty decent, but the appearance suffers from the large, frothy bubbles in the head, and the head quickly fades to a bare wisp. The mouthfeel also comes across as rough and unrefined. Not bad overall, but far from being a go-to beer for the style.

Photo of barczar
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Floral, crackery, slightly sweet. Very refreshing. There is a bit of diacetyl that creeps in as it warms. Floral and crackery comes out in the flavor profile, as well. It might be on the sweet side, but it's tough to nail this style. More attenuation would help.

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A nice light straw settles into a milky light golden burnish. What little head was gone in a few seconds.

S: Sweet honey of malt dominates over subtle sulfuric notes of apple and pear. Honey thistles.

M: Generally smooth and soft on palate. Dryness and crispness tends to be more apparent on some swaths more than others. Not consistent nor as refreshing as hoped. with a lower carbonation level.

T: Sweet wheat right off the bat, approaching that of Coors too much. Virtually no Noble hops flavor. Slight sulfuric and mineral tones set it apart from Coors, and let's me know I'm drinking a 'craft' beer. Better examples exist. Not recommended, too sweet.

Photo of ferociouswalrus
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this out of a flute glass at the American Tap Room in Arlington, VA during the USA/Ghana World Cup match. Definitely hit the spot on a 90-plus degree day. Smooth and easy to drink, the flute glass emptied far quicker than I expected. Not very complex, but what it tries to do it does very effectively.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a mountainous white head that takes forever to settle.

S: Aromas of minerals, straw, biscuits, grass, grain, green apple, and pear are very noticeable on the nose.

T: Notes of minerals, grain, honey, biscuits, straw, herbs, grass, green apple, and pear are presented on the palate. The finish is typically clipped and fruity with noticeable grain, mineral, straw, grass, apple, and pear flavors.

M: Full in body and dry. Carbonation is crisp, yet slightly airy. A filling, yet endlessly quaffable ale.

O: A superb, authentically styled kolschbier. This one really nails the character of some of the German classics.

Photo of Paincane
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Straw colored body with a creamy white head.
S: Grassy and fruity nose.
T: Light body is highlighted by presence of bread and sweet light malt flavors.
M: Smooth clean, dry and refreshing with light hop and light malt profiles.
O: A good Kölsch that is quite enjoyable.

Photo of ctrousse
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full circle is an easy drinking full flavored kolsch. It is one of the best light beers that i have ever drank. I have had it on-tap and by the bottle, both are outstanding. If you are looking for a good cold beer on a hot summers day you need look no further.

Photo of carlborch
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light copper with a modest white-off-white head. The nose is sweet with malty overtones. No evident hop. The palate is light, crisp, and sweet with suggestions of hoppy bitterness. Fresh. Forward. Pleasant lingering; dry finish. Modest carbonation and some light Belgian lace. Very nice.

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New Holland Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
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