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New Holland Full Circle - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.1%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -65.1%

sneakymagician, Aug 09, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

KingBiscuit, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Jesse13713
1.6/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - A cloudy, musty sewer brown. Almost a sickly green. Lots of yeast floating around in the class after pouring. A finger and a half of head. Low carbonation.

Smell - An average, watery smell. Nothing specific stands out here.

Taste - Nothing special here. Tastes worse than a traditional American adjunct lager but with a slight spice on the finish. Slightly malty. Almost a fish-like aftertaste. It says to pair it with seafood on the bottle. I think this is an accurate suggestion, but also that the beer itself tastes slightly like seafood.

Mouthfeel - Very bland, no specific notes sticking out.

Drinkability. Easily drinkable. I didn't really want to finish the entire thing. It was just sort of there after I poured it and i said 'Eh, might as well.' Easily forgettable and very skunked.

Verdict - Disappointing in just about every aspect after the worker at my local shop hyped it up. Perhaps I got an older bottle that didn't age well. Very bland and dull.

Jesse13713, Feb 13, 2011
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1.85/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Goose Island... The body is an ugly pee gold, clear mostly, a little cloudy. The head is terrible, no retention or lacing at all. The aroma is light pilsner malt sweetness with some corn, floral finish. The right components just not executed right or enjoyable... The taste is utter garbage, reminds me of budweiser. Totally skunky from start to finish, bitter hops, light mouthfeel. No redeeming quality at all.

This needs to be avoided, horrible.

jrallen34, Feb 12, 2011
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

ballertim, Feb 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

ygtbsm94, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of granger10
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is heralded as a single malt beer like that's something special. It sounded like a novel idea. But now I know why more breweries don't do this. This beer was flat out not that good. Very simple taste with a light body. Malt is too weak but so are the hops and they're not that good either. Finsihes with an oily sickness. Slightly better than macro lagers, but only slightly.

granger10, Aug 05, 2003
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

TypsiYpsi, Sep 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.28/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear, bold yellow with a fluffy white head and no lacing. The aroma is lemony with hints of grass and wheat. The flavor has a mildly bitter beginning followed through with typical kolsch notes of lemon, cake, and grass. There's a bit os sweet malt ih there but not much. It has a light mouthfeel and a dry finish. New Holland Full Circle is a decent beer, a little different, but typical kolsch. Recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Sep 10, 2012
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2.33/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint Glass, the beer doesn't really have a great color. I don't see anything about it which really stands out. I don't think I could find any reason to differentiate this beer from a Mass Market beer.

T- Not really interesting, not really even average. I didn't like it. Tastes a little skunky

S - Not a really good taste, wasn't really interesting. I can't say it has any characteristics which would bring me back to it. Has a vaguely skunky smell.

D - I wouldn't want to drink it again

sensorglitch, Sep 24, 2009
Photo of sopor
2.33/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I wanted to review this again, because when I reviewed it first it did not taste like I remembered it tasting. I don't think it did any better this time.

Pale gold with slight haze of almost not distinguishable sediment. Rocky sticky head is seperating to a river of beer splitting two riverbanks of foam. Smells of dry Pils and lemony citrus.

Delicate peppery bitterness and citrusy hop. Malt is hidden, almost undetectable. Light but refreshing mouthfeel.

This used to be much better. I need to stop buying it, but I remeber such a wonderfully dry pils flavor!

sopor, Oct 14, 2005
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2.42/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed on August 7, 2006. 12 Oz Bottle. Gusher! Pours with a clear yellow pallor, quite thin. Six inches of rocky off-white head climb my glass and streak the sides with broken panes of lace. Aroma is an almost wrenching waft of sickly sour malt and aged grains. Hay and lemons left in the bottom of corona bottles are elicted. On the tongue, a surprising whack of heavy sweetness and certain sourness, but staying within the lager spectrum. I have to give them points for providing flavor in a beer this shade and style. Honestly, this is reminiscent of a Berliner Weisse, somehow. The Sour Patch kid tang draws a breath of lemon and light grain. There are no infected tones, or off-flavors. Just a potent sweet-sour attack. Hops are too laid back, this should have a gentle hopping bite to balance. All that’s left on my tongue is a distant green apple skin. Okay, in some level of retrospect, there’s definately some errant Brett in here.

CharlesDarwin, Dec 11, 2006
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

New Holland- Full Circle

A- Hazy yellow with a small non lacing head after a hard pour.
S- Very light touch of sunflower seeds, honey, wheat, and yeast.
T- Again, light grains sunflower seed most dominate. A touch of honey wheat appears but otherwise watery.
M- Very watery with little flavor. Slight sweetness up front.

Overall- A big letdown from a brewery that usually doesn't disappoint. This 1 just has little to no flavor or bite, avoid.

NJpadreFan, Jul 07, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

tassell1, Jul 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

falconxman, Jan 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

GentlemanJoel, Nov 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

TheBigBoy, May 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Paul_Apsley, Jun 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

wartman, May 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

ejohnson654, Dec 26, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

rudy0908, Mar 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

thatdavegy, May 20, 2012
Photo of lackenhauser
2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours your average slightly amber yellow.Theres not a lot of aroma malt or hops.Says it uses a single malt and a single hop.I dont get much of either.Pretty standard taste with neither malt or hops dominating.I have had the Saranac single malt which is a big improvement.Nothing special here.

lackenhauser, Aug 10, 2003
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New Holland Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.