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New Holland Full Circle - New Holland Brewing Company

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535 Ratings
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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: inebrius on 11-11-2002)
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Reviews by herrburgess:
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3/5  rDev -16%

herrburgess, Feb 05, 2014
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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great beer to drink after a round of frisbee golf on a great spring day in Michigan,poured a dull light golden with a well formed one finger white head that was gone pretty fast.Lighter lemon aromas along with some toasted grain pretty standard of a good lager,flavors were ice with a sturdy mouthfeel pretty grainy with notes of lightly toasted grain and even light lemon pith finishing with just a hint of peppery hop.Hey a no frills "sturdy" American lager some of my buddies who are learning the way of craft beer were really digging this brew and I found it refreshing and not dull,a nice local made beer.

oberon, May 04, 2006
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -16%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of blackearth
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. This beer pours a light and hazy straw color with a thin white head. I noticed some brown yeast chunks floating around; not very appealing. Lemony tea-like aroma. Light bodied, not much malt character, hops detectable in the finish. This really reminds me of Heineken. No bonus points there.

blackearth, Jun 05, 2009
Photo of schnjac
3.75/5  rDev +5%

schnjac, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of shapudding
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This single malt beer pours a dark golden with a frothy head that quickly dissapates into a light ring with some large bubbles in it. The aroma is that of a standard american brew, but the deeper and longer you smell it, I get the scent of fruit cup. Little hoppy but very balanced in general. Smooth taste, but yet very carbinated in your mouth. Not heavy or cloying. Fairly dry, great as a session beer. The label says everyone can enjoy it, well, I totally agree with them.

shapudding, Jun 01, 2004
Photo of JoeD15
3.5/5  rDev -2%

JoeD15, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, gold in color, clear

Smell: bread and wheat

Taste: florals dominate, with a touch of bread, honey, and wheat

Mouthfeel: sweet but not overly so, medium-high carbonation, very light body

Overall: Kolsch is rarely a style that blows me away. However, New Holland's enry is perhaps my favorite example of the style I have had to date. The beer is very floral and there is a distinct breadiness. The lightness makes this an excellet beer to have several of on a hot summer's day. Nothing overly complex, but very flavorful. This would be close to a 4.0 if I was not trying to grade to style.

tigg924, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, fruit and some pepper. The flavor is wheat, oranges and some grassy hops. The fruit is the most dominant flavor. I don't really get any of the pepper from the aroma in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very happy bright and sunny yellow in color with a fizzy and all-too-short white head that barely manages to live at the edges of the glass. Expected grain-like aroma and flavor. The single malt and single hop ingredients dance together nicely and make for a well-balanced flavor. Somewhat dry at the finish. Surprisingly full mouthfeel and hugely drinkable. For "fizzy yellow beer", this is damn good.

OldFrothingSlosh, Aug 05, 2004
Photo of bsp77
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy pale yellow. Not much head or lacing.

Smell: Very dry grainy aroma with spicy hops, straw, hay and lemon.

Taste: Very bready and straw-like, with nice lemon accents. Finishes with spicy and peppery noble hops. Some light fruitiness.

Feel: Crisp carbonation, light to medium body, extremely dry finish. Great mouthfeel for the style.

Overall: Very refreshing Kolsch that is among the best I have had. Great summer beer.

bsp77, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of jcdiflorio
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pilsner glass,nice golden color,dense white head,slightly cloudy.Grassy,slight sweet smell,not much hpo aroma.Has a grainy,bready,taste. Lots of carbination.a sharp bitter finish that creeps up on you A light to medium body, don't think I could drink a lot of these.

jcdiflorio, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of beerkittycat
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is slightly hazy straw-gold with a rocky off-white head that dissipates quickly but lingers on the edge of the glass. Aroma has some awesome noble hop but German malt dominates the glass. Same for the taste but the hop and malt seem to dance with each other nicely. There's some mineral quality to the water here that leaves a bit of a carbonic bite on the tongue but it's not overcarbonated. This beer goes down smooth and is quite refreshing. I definately will seek this one out again.

beerkittycat, Jun 15, 2008
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4/5  rDev +12%

mte1972, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of elBecko
4/5  rDev +12%

elBecko, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into stange. Golden straw color with a lively rocky white head and lots of effervescence. Leaves some slippery lacing. Smell is light malt with slight wine-like notes, and some light crisp hops. Taste is light leafy hop and yeasty bitterness moving into clean, light malt and finishing slightly dry and clean with a hint of wine-like aftertaste. Not the best I've had of the style, but a tasty kolsch nonetheless.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appears a cloudy copper golden hue with a large heavily carbonated off white hed leves nice even lacing iwth eacch sip. Aroma...this beer utilizes a single malt and hop I'm getting alot of citrus notes iwth some bisucuit malt sweetness sharp acidity. Taste has some raw unrefined bitterness going on with subtle malt sweetness as well as some grainy off flavors. Mild biscuit and heavy grassy citrus peel roughness as it warms more sweetness balances out the harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied highly carbonated definitely some bottling issues on this one. Drinkability is rough overall decently flavorful but lacks cohesiveness overall not a beer I would drink regularly.

WVbeergeek, Oct 25, 2006
Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the NOC in Nantahala, NC.
Clean and refreshing with a bit more flavor than some other kolsch style beers. Mild aroma has more light malts than hops. Light bodied with medium+ carbonation.
O: simple but otherwise impeccable. Excellent for style.

chinchill, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

tallfellapgh, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of guntherhophead
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. Don't let the urine color fool you! This pours a nice yellow gold with a little head which disapates quickly. It smells of citrus, hops and a bit dandelion. The taste is light and crisp with some honey and a little hops in the back. Good mouthfeel and decent drinkability.

guntherhophead, Oct 10, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer has a golden yellow crystal clear body with a strong carbonation of microbubbles and a thick creamy head of white. There were a few floaties swirling around in the beer which was a bit odd.

S- The slight sweet fieldcorn note has a light sweet sulfur note that increase as the beer warms.

T- This beer has a dry pale grain hint with a soft green noble hop finish. The hops have a very faint lemon mint quality to them that is interesting.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight little fizz finish.

D- This beer is light and smooth but has a nice balance to the sulfury notes and grain and hops. The hops have a nice little depth to them. This beer has that specific Kolsch quality that I can't really put into words but it is like a sweet sulfur note which most attemps are lacking.

rhoadsrage, Sep 25, 2008
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New Holland Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.