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New Holland Full Circle - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of asabreed

New York

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Lighter straw-colored body with a billowing head from a raucous pour, though it dies quickly without leaving much lacing. Not much carbonation floating around either.

Smell: Herbal and grassy aromas mixed with some sweeter malt flavors and earthy citrus. Light hints of grains and bread also.

Taste: Sweeter and earthier malt flavors with herbal hops and mild citrus bite near the end. Also some diacetyl and bread in the finish with some lighter hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and slightly full feeling with the less than moderate carbonation, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Drinkability: A pretty flavorful version of the style overall, which gets a bit hoppier as it warms, interestingly enough. I only got a bottle of this, but I could see myself buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 03:35:04 | More by asabreed
Photo of morimech


3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with little to no head. Very little lacing is left on the glass. The aroma has floral hops and a grainy quality. Has a light taste of pale malt, crackers, with a faint bitterness. The carbonation seems flat with my sample. Light body with a crisp flavor. It is easy drinking and refreshing. Not a great Kolsch but a respectable effort.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 19:22:37 | More by morimech
Photo of brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle with new label.

Pours light copper/hazy gold with a slight chill haze. A stretch-pour allowed two inches of pure white foam to rise up.
Retention duration was of several minutes, and a few streaks of lacework remained as well as coverage on most of the surface.

Aromatics laced with light malt, flaked corn, honey, and a light floralness.
Sweetish and mildly earthy.

Medium to light bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel and slightly crisp.

Fresh, sweet malt on the pallet, along with hints of toasted corn and cereal grains.
Hopping is low, but bitterness is firm and smooth.

Finishes quite dry with fading light malt.

I'm not a big fan of the style, and this beer doesn't change that. Pretty mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 00:38:32 | More by brewandbbq
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 15:56:08 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of Winter


3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy golden in color with a creamy white head. Fairly clean aroma consisting of bready malt and a floral hoppiness. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and soft with a pleasant carbonation. Like the nose, the first sip offers a nice bread-like maltiness. Moderate bitterness from the hops. There also seems to be a light spiciness present. Overall, pretty clean and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 02:00:32 | More by Winter
Photo of scruffwhor


3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very light, thin, and somewhat spongey head with a very clear golden yellow, almost pilsner like hue. The aroma is pilsner like malt and grassy hop mix. Very light arom overall. The taste is a bit bland, with some very dry pilsner malts and a few very faint earthy hops. Very light on the palate with a brisk hop profile. Just the right thing for Summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 01:51:11 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of tavernjef


4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium lemon yellow color thats casts a brightness of a stop light, yet looks dullish in a lower light. The head of foam is brief, starchy, crunchy, and white, lasting in a smallish thin patch before fading to an always present whisp and lots of collaring bubbles. Tattered sheeting and loose threads of thick, short stubby lacing hang across the glass well.

Aroma is semi sweet and starchy with a pale maltness that tends to bring out a slimming idea of bread crusts, pretzeled bread, crackers, and hints to sea salt and high pitched dry floral grasses.

Flavors are crisp and fairly lasting with a light tone upfront of easy going, smooth and sweetish malt. Midway stays concurrently the same and shortly it grows into one nice finsihing realm of all sorts of twisted, salted bread notes. Again, much like the aroma, its got this blended attribute of crackers, pretzeled bread dough, and other salty aspects along with a fine little noting to some floral grass notes.

Feel is smooth, crisp, nearing a mediumish body that awakens a more active impression as it floats into the finish.

A pretty decent Kolsch that drinks well enough for what it is and benefits the summer weather.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 00:08:16 | More by tavernjef
Photo of beerkittycat


4.08/5  rDev +14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 17:32:48 | More by beerkittycat
Photo of Rootdog316


3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Grainy, bready maltiness. Light herbal and floral hops with a slight hop spiciness.

Appearance: Light golden in color and clear. Bright white head was huge and foamy with ridiculous retention. Great lacing.

Flavor: Grainy maltiness, light citrus, floral, and spicy hops. Light bitterness and a clean finish.

Palate: Light bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not bad. Drinkable with some nice hop flavor and bitterness. I'd drink this again if it were available.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 22:21:56 | More by Rootdog316
Photo of Slynger


3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Circle is a lightly hazy, lightly peachy, lemon color with a creamy cap of white.

Light nose of sweet pale malts and toasted grains with some sweet lemony fruitiness.

Pretty much the same in the flavor but a more pronounced earthy spicy hopiness to it. Body is pretty light with nice creaminess to the soft carbonation.

Full Circle is a nice spring/summer sessioner.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 02:58:27 | More by Slynger
Photo of GreenWBush


3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rather deceptive labeling – I saw “single malt beer” and instantly thought Scotch. Instead, this appears to be some sort of German pilsener or single-varietal pale ale.

Great indefatigable head, with abstract formations a full 2” above the rim of the glass. Light peach when the mess all calms down.

Nose is strongly lemon zest and green apple impressions. Cloves. Spicy hop character that rides up to a near-skunky zenith.

Lemon flavor comes through to flavor, not surprisingly. Not too much else. What’s going on here? Its as if Saison Dupont and Heineken had a weird love child.

Could be refreshing on a hot day, especially with its poundable thinness of being. Seems quintessentially Summery.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 08:21:06 | More by GreenWBush
Photo of livin4jc


3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is supposed to have a very simple recipe (single malt, single hop), which gave me the expectation of a very light beer flavor. I was very wrong. This is my first try of a beer from New Holland Brewing.

I obtained the bottle from a friend, and I am not sure of the age. Sampled June 24, 2007 from a bottle somewhere in Muskegon, Michigan. I am told this was a 2006 bottling.

Appearance: It had a bright golden amber color. There was a little cloudiness, but it remained clear. The beer had a large head of foam, which laced nicely in the glass. There was some carbonation. Overall, I thought it was a very pretty presentation.

Smell: The aroma was quite complex, but not overpowering. There was a citrus smell, along with an almost grassy characteristic. You could just make out the smell of hops.

Taste: My response to my first sip was wow. The flavors, while mild, were quite diverse. Starting off with almost a grainy flavor, it quickly turned to a lemon citrus flavor, and then to a wheaty flavor.

Mouthfeel: Full Circle was very smooth. The mild carbination gave this beer a refreshing feel. It was a beer that can be enjoyed during the warm summer months when you don't want anything heavy.

Drinkability: This beer is easily enjoyable when you want a refreshing, but not complex beer. It is refreshing, better than many, but not quite at the level of a true Germany pilsner. Either way, though, a definite beer to try from New Holland.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 22:49:33 | More by livin4jc
Photo of Frozensoul327


3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright golden yellow color that's slightly foggy, with a large head of white, frothy foam. Medium level of carbonation. Nice lacing inside the glass.

S: Sharp notes of fresh, base and light malts. Mild, yet pronounced dry hop note. Woody and grassy characters make an appearance, with indications of lemony citrus sweetness. Nice.

T: Mild grainy malt flavor gives way to a lemony grass note, and a roasted wheat flavor. Hollowy dry hop bitterness toward the finish. Not overly complex, but still flavorful and enjoyable.

M: Medium bodied. Mild carbonation makes it's way to the palate. Slightly dulling mouthfeel. Average.

D: Not bad. A possible session brew from New Holland. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 00:11:28 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of BuckSpin


2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: a tall pilsner, which, much to my amasement, literally filled with puffy, cloudlike, marshmallow white foam...the craziest head on any beer I've tried to date.

Pours almost champagne like with lots of carbonation and noise. The color is a pale, dull warm yellow, like straw in the summer. Nose is light, some floral qualities, a little dull, like wet hot pavement.

Initially taste is surprisingly sharp, crisp, peppery, well hopped for a pilsner. There is actually a tingle on the teeth & lips as if I were imbided in something spicy...odd yet enjoyable. Pehaps a little apple quallity, but it dulls quickly and finishes rather dry and filmy, watery, not very pleasant.

A peculiar beer, but I've had better pilsners. I'll pass on going "Full Circle" with this one. Move along, people...

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2007 03:25:23 | More by BuckSpin
Photo of gmfessen


4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a very clear golden-orange with a huge pillowy head that leaves nice bits of lacing around the glass. Smell is primarily of hops; grapefruit, pine and juniper. Taste is like the nose, with a smooth malty finish and slightly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very light with velvety carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer, given its light body and smooth character I could drink more than a few of these! Best Pils I've ever had, nice job New Holland.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2007 03:53:48 | More by gmfessen
Photo of ndekke39


3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank this from a 12 oz bottle with no freshness date on it. Pours a standard Pilsner look: golden straw color with a thin white head. Smells fresh and crisp: light barley, citrus and floral hops. Nice light-bodied taste with good hoppiness. The single malt and single hops really come through, and I like it. Fine example of the Pilsner style. Taste starts sweet and travels nicely to a good hoppy finish. Thin mouthfeel. Easily drinkable beer. If you love Pilsners, check this one out.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2007 04:08:29 | More by ndekke39
Photo of CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2006 19:09:49 | More by CharlesDarwin
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2006 22:49:44 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2006 02:41:12 | More by jcdiflorio
Photo of scott


4.88/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy apricot with nice head which quickly disappears, leaving a little lacing.
Smells "sharp", almost medicinal/ tart-but very pleasant.
A very light/juicy/round/lemon citrus sour, but suprisingly crisp and very refreshing. Dances on the tongue, and the tongue just begs for more.
Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2006 21:31:32 | More by scott
Photo of nortmand


4.6/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours straw gold with plenty of chill haze and white head.

Liquor smells dominate the nose.Some grassiness from the hops as well, a bit piney.

Slight bitterness on the tip of the tongue is followed by a full flowery flavor mid tongue. Quite nice and refreshing.

A simple beer, with plenty of flavor, yet made to drink plenty of in the height of summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 21:14:13 | More by nortmand
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2006 23:09:43 | More by oberon
Photo of jimbotrost


4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled 12 oz bottle 11-02-05. The pour was of a nice gold to light copper color capped with a white head head that is of medium thickness but leaves a beautiful lace on the side of the glass as it disipates. Nose is nice, slight fruit backed up by straight forward malt. Mouthfeel is dry almost instantly, flavor is of malt and slight grass with balanced hop. Very crisp, clean and leaves a nice aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2005 21:28:38 | More by jimbotrost
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2005 23:08:07 | More by sopor
Photo of ypsifly


3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undated 12oz poured into a pilsner.

Clear yellow with a tall white head that grows a cm or so over the rim. Good retention and sheets of lace.

Smells grassy with grains and some leafy hop. Slight fruitiness.

The taste is malty with some grass and slight lemon notes followed by enough hop bite to give it balance. Not very crisp but it does finish clean with some lingering bitterness. The mouth is a tad thin. Good session brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2005 05:34:46 | More by ypsifly
New Holland Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.