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New Holland Full Circle - New Holland Brewing Company

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496 Ratings
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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 bahumutx


4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light golden in color with a small head that is dissipating slowly.

Smell: Hops is the first thing that hits my nose with a small grassy smell in the background.

Taste: First thing that hits that tongue is a slight malt taste and then the hops take over. It finishes out with a somewhat grassy taste.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Definitely a session beer.

Yet another fine brew from the folks at New Holland Brewing Company. Keep up the great work!!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2005 23:44:08 | More by bahumutx
Photo of Ricochet


4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I'm out at microbrews, usually the "yellow" beer does not get sampled unless it's a part of a sampler. I drink cheapies when I want a yellow beer and that's that. There have been some good yellows, but I don't get a full glass. When I saw this in the store, the label intrigued me. "Single Malt Beer" so I bought it just for that to sample it. It's a very good pilsner...

Smell was excellent. Buttery, alchohol, hops, smells like a micro and it welcomed. The appearence is what a pils should be. Good foam, good carbonation, a little bit darker, if only the cheap americans would have this appearence. Mouth was rich, not as foamy, and left with a non-grainy feel.

Taste? Good. Not quite as strong as some of the better pils I have sampled but that may be the difference between a fresh beverage and bottled beverage. Nice hoppy flavor, a little buttery sensation, a bit sour more than bitter in the end, a raisin note, all in all, a good beverage.

If you like this style, this is a very decent effort and closest to the pils that I've had in microbrews, but for me personally, I'd get a pale.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2005 04:10:53 | More by Ricochet
Photo of battlekow


3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden color , not much head, but good lacing. Smells of malt and grassy hops. Taste--holy hops, Batman! This beer's flavor is pretty unbalanced in favor of the hops. There's some malt there at the beginning, but is quickly vanquished. If you like hops--more than I do, anyway--and are looking for a pilsner, this here is your horse. Reminds me of the Goose Island Summertime Kolsch I had a few days ago.

Thanks to sopor for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 06:46:56 | More by battlekow
Photo of SupaCelt


3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow "straw" beverage with a nice white head off the pour. A fair amount of small bubbles keep blasting off throughout the drinking process.

Smells are grassy and herbal. Just pilsey I guess.

Taste is light and pils malty of course with a decent amount of bittering. Tastes good as a representation of this less than powerhouse style. Refreshing. Uncomplex as intended by the single malt grain bill. It works.

Mouthfeel is thin but appropriate. Light and fresh on the palate.

Drinkability is very good. The light appeal makes this utterly drinkable and the taste is good enough to justify another. This could be sessioned on by most. Mass appeal potential given the current big market brews of the day.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2005 06:31:14 | More by SupaCelt
Photo of beermanbrian


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

Poured with a huge billowing white head that dissipated quickly to leave a nice film. A ton of cabonation bubbles in this clear yellow brew. Smell is simple malt with a little bit of hay. Taste is also very simple but not bland. I believe this is the first single malt i've ever had. Pretty much what you would expect, nothing spectacular but also no flaws. Mounthfeel is light and drinkability is good. Certainly dosnt' live up to pils like Prima but also not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 14:51:56 | More by beermanbrian
Photo of Brian700


3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear golden with a white head that disappeared fairly fast. The aroma is grainy with some saaz-like hop notes. The taste is crisp with a perfect hop addition to a light malt flavor. Good mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A good drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 01:18:31 | More by Brian700
Photo of thechaacster


3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold with a small head that left a very nice lace. Sweet and citric nose. The flavor has a big snap from the hops, with a nice carmel malty sweetness to back it up. Very citric, grapefruity hop character lasts into the finish. Nice, flavorful pils, but the bitter citrus becomes cloying if I have more than a few.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2005 21:43:54 | More by thechaacster
Photo of kmpitz2


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

Thanks Chris.

This beer pours a nice clear straw color with a finger head that falls to a light coating over the brew. The nose is pretty nice. There is a light malty sweetness, but what prevails is the spicey and crisp hop. I like it. The flavor is not too bad either. Very spicey from the hop. I really like this hop. I'll have to find out what it is. There is a slight graineyness on the finish. I enjoy this beer. The feel is moderate with a moderatea carbonation. I could see myself sitting down to this brew after a hot day in the sun. It would quench and nice. Well above average on this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2005 01:15:26 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of clvand0


3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear yellow color with a small head that is gone before you can blink. Leaves very little lacing on the glass. The aroma is slightly grainy with a little spice from the hop. Smells like a lager. Flavor has a solid caramel taste with a little bit of hop character, but very basic. The body is light but not really light and the drinkability is pretty good. This beer is pretty good for a single malt, single hop beer, but it's just run of the mill overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2005 01:14:22 | More by clvand0
Photo of pentathlete


3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to deejaydan for sending me this brew as part of B&G BIF.

Cloudy dark apricot with slightly sticky head, fine table of bubbles stubbornly remains. Nose is pine resin and grandma's perfume. Nice combination of malt and hop bite on the tongue, really coats the mouth with resiny goodness. This is very drinkable sessionable brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2005 01:02:45 | More by pentathlete
Photo of maxpower


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

Pours a hazy golden-straw with a nice fizzy white head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Flowery and grassy aromas, bready cracker like flavors. Light bodied with a crisp and carbonated mouthfeel, finishes dry and bitter. I must have gotten a really fresh bottle, this is a damn nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2005 18:17:49 | More by maxpower
Photo of Schwarzbart


3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My Goshh!!!! This was one of the hardest beers to pour. No matter how slow I poured I just got this massive foamy head. The head resembled more of something you'd see from a ginger ale float. This was from a sampler pack but every one of the Full Circle's poured this way. Having this massive foamy head of course yielded some unbelievable lacing (eventually). There was lots of carbonation also, so maybe there was too much which caused the excessive head. Anyways, the color was a medium yellow color and just a tad cloudy. Aroma of wet wood, light grassy hops, yeast and that common pilsener smell. Taste was dominantly hoppy with sweet malts coming through half way and ending with a bitter aftertaste that lingers and somewhat floral. Mouthfeel was as you could guess foamy. I like the beer, but it would be annoying to try and pour another.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 01:24:32 | More by Schwarzbart
Photo of mynie


3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow with a very nice head. Looks like a wheat beer.

Smells like a single, uncomplicated malt with just a hint of hops. Nice, but light and really simple.

Surprisingly big taste. Dry malt up front, simple bitter hop in the back. Very dry aftertate. Once you've spent some time with the big and simple parts of this beer, you start to notice some complexities. White pepper and lemon zest. Nice.

There's not much too this beer, so it's easy to drink a lot of it. This would be a great crossover beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2005 04:13:52 | More by mynie
Photo of mentor


4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle obtained in a trade with "trbeer" in December 2004. Served just below cellar temperature. Pours a very light blonde color (looks like a macro-swill) with a rich and fluffy 2 finger head that is nearly clear. Smells of an earthy hop and a gentle sweet malt. Soft and flowery with a touch of honey. A honey flavored sweet and clean malt flavor carries throughout and is, at times, over-run with a mild hop bitter. I get some canteloupe (actually, I think it's called muskmelon...you know, the melon with orange flesh). The hops are a bit rough at times with some metalic hints in the aftertaste. An interesting play with the mild and fine carbonation that forms on the tongue and the light body. Some lacing has stuck to the side of the glass and a noticable layer of pristine fine head remains. A bit to much hop bitter for me to drink 6 in a row, but still a nice session beer. Thanks trbeer!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2004 03:56:33 | More by mentor
Photo of gentlebubbles


3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brilliantly clear gold with a tall fluffy head that lasts a couple minutes. A bit of sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

Brisk, refreshing scent that hangs in there all down the glass.

Light, toasty malt with sharp (a little too sharp for me) carbonated bite and lots of resin in the mouth and the finish.

Simple, pure, and fresh.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2004 00:47:33 | More by gentlebubbles
Photo of Bighuge


3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light golden appearance. Thin dirty white head. Lace is minimal. Aroma's grassy, leafy and spicy. A little herbal as well. On the palate, clean maltiness. But also a mild bitter hop bite. Seems to be Saaz. A little peppery and lemony. Hop taste is nice. A little grassy. And a little flowery. Body is about medium-full and the carbonation is fitting. Pretty decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2004 03:14:07 | More by Bighuge
Photo of ken3c


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

Very light and very bright. Lumpy white head stays around a while and creates a beautiful lacing pattern.

Flowery hop aroma.

Very little sweetness and mildy tart. Finishes with an assertive but not overpowering flowery hops taste.

Well carbonated plays in the mouth. Light body. Dry feel.

As far as a pilsener is concerned, this is pretty darn good but I don't think it's really a pilsener. I'll certainly have this again and recommend it to any lager drinker looking for more taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2004 05:42:32 | More by ken3c
Photo of goindownsouth


3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fine, fine brew, thanks to a generous fellow BA. An appealing golden hue out of the bottle, this Bier left a respectable head on its top. The aroma was rather strawy, which is fine by me... A light, refreshing yet subtlely complex brew, this one went just fine paired sith some hearty port mit kraut, thank you very much. A solid pilsener, to be sure.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2004 20:39:18 | More by goindownsouth
Photo of AtLagerHeads


3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The clear golden body is Pilsener all the way, as is the nice tall head of white foam. Good lacing effect from the substantial head. The aroma is of malt and Saaz hops which are also found in the flavor. The taste is nicely robust with no hints of adjunct grains being noticed. The mouthfeel is very good with nice crispness in the finish. A very drinkable Pilsener-style from this respected Michigan brewer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2004 23:35:05 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of NeroFiddled


3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New Holland's Full Circle Single Malt Beer (is it an ale or a lager?) appears to be a moderate to low-gravity golden lager (ale?) with a decent splash of leafy and floral hops thrown in for ballast. Its clear golden body and thin white head are not particularly distinguishable from any American lager or European pilsner; nor is its aroma. It offers a generic "beer" aroma with a clean combination of grainy malt and sublime hops - no yeasty esters are found. It's crisp in the mouth with a light bordering on medium body and fine-bubbled, median carbonation. The flavor reveals that there IS some malt present, and apparently little to no adjunct. And hops are represented as well. Delicately spicy and mildly leafy/herbal in taste, the hops balance the malt exquisitely; and even replicate the flavor of some very decent European pilsners. I'm not sure why they went with the "single malt" branding, because it seems to be coinfusing. This is a very well done European-style beer. It's really well balanced with a good malt character and solid hop backbone. And again, New Holland delivers an excellent session beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2004 22:33:31 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of francisweizen


4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden with a big white head of foam, that lasts and leaves nice lacing. Aromas of fresh saaz hops, and some simple malts. The taste is bready and a bit malty with super fresh, sharp hops as well. The aftertaste is reminiscent of biscuits and crisps. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing and the drinkability is awesome! A fine, fine pils!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2004 19:12:17 | More by francisweizen
Photo of WesWes

New York

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a very nice pale malt scent with a bitter hop aroma. The taste is decent. It has a basic, yet refreshing pale malt flavor and a citrus hop finish that tastes a bit like grapefruit. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good single malt. It's light and has decent flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2004 21:36:16 | More by WesWes
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2004 18:15:19 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
Photo of Wildman


3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Betty's:

This beer poured a cloudy yellow color and formed a foamy white head that faded quickly coating the glass with circular lace. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of pils type of malt and some background hops with hints of grain. A sprite taste of malt, and grain. The finish is a touch astrigent with a slight salty aspect. Not a bad beer, but not one of their best.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2004 02:33:39 | More by Wildman
Photo of Dogbrick


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

As a full on beer geek, I am a little leery when a beer label brags about using a single solitary hop and just one malt. However this beer is not too bad at all, despite its simplicity. Pours a pale golden color with a miniscule off-white head. Thin lacing. Ther aroma is lightly hoppy with a pinch of citrus. Light-bodied and dry, with a back-to-basics hops and malt profile that is a refreshing flavor. There is also a tiny bit of fruitiness. The finish is crisp and dry. This beer won’t win any awards but I appreciate a straightforward easy-drinking beer that actually has flavor any day.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2004 17:05:19 | More by Dogbrick
New Holland Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.