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New Holland Full Circle - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | 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 WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

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

West Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

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


4.88/5  rDev +36.3%

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.

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


4.6/5  rDev +28.5%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

11-02-2005 21:28:38 | More by jimbotrost
Photo of sopor


2.33/5  rDev -34.9%

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!

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


3.95/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

09-25-2005 05:34:46 | More by ypsifly
Photo of bahumutx


4.28/5  rDev +19.6%

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!!

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


4.1/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

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


3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

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


3.98/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

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


3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

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


3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

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


3.65/5  rDev +2%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

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


3.83/5  rDev +7%

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.

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


3.88/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

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


3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

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


3.88/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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


4.05/5  rDev +13.1%

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!

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


3.98/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

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


3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

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


3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

10-02-2004 05:42:32 | More by ken3c
New Holland Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.