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Four Witches - New Holland Brewing Company

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DannyDan on 06-02-2012)
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -70.3%

08-16-2013 01:40:30 | More by HopsMatt
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sendbeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -70.3%

12-03-2012 20:42:15 | More by sendbeer
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ajzy

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

07-24-2013 00:01:51 | More by ajzy
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

07-28-2013 23:33:25 | More by mwbrady12
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deebo

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-15-2012 20:59:45 | More by deebo
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kynap55

Michigan

2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-09-2012 00:52:51 | More by kynap55
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MaseFace

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -40.7%

08-16-2013 01:41:01 | More by MaseFace
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jamiecoppin

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -40.7%

03-10-2013 17:26:31 | More by jamiecoppin
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

07-05-2013 20:19:42 | More by Danielr26
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

09-17-2013 18:18:33 | More by Thorpe429
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

06-12-2013 16:44:06 | More by Gotti311
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amishbooze

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

08-12-2012 20:38:49 | More by amishbooze
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

06-12-2013 01:30:08 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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danp14

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

07-18-2012 16:02:06 | More by danp14
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TastingRoomCharNtony


2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

12-01-2012 00:49:37 | More by TastingRoomCharNtony
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GR_Rick

Michigan

2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle labeled 2012 vintage

Going into this with very little expectation, as I'm not sure what to expect from a "black saison" (on the label).

A: Pours a nice deep brown (almost black) with a thin khaki colored head. Nice looking beer.

S: Smells a bit like black licorice with some root beer-like qualities coming as well. The more I smell, the more I think it's similar to a "root beer barrel" candy. Also get a little bit of grape juice. Smell is unlike any other beer I've had... so far, so good, i'm still happy.

T: Wow, much stronger tasting than the nose suggests. Starts out almost faint-cola like. Perhaps that's the root beer smell I was getting. Can't really put my finger on the middle, but it ends with a little bit of a "funky" bite. Now I'm seeing (from the "funk") how this is a saison. Getting a little bit of black licorice as well, which hangs in through the shorter finish. Taste is different, but isn't necessarily anything special..

M: Thinner than expected given the dark color. Pretty highly carbonated on a relative basis, as well. Not bad, but I'm struggling with the disconnect between color and feel; the two don't seem to match well for me.

O: An interesting beer that tastes like nothing I've ever tried. I feel a bit like I'm at Short's trying one of their new experiments. Worth trying if you like black licorice and/or you like to try "outside the box" beers, but not something I can see anyone wanting to buy and consume a full six pack of. I also don't see myself finishing even this entire bottle (poured out about 1/2 - 1/3rd post review). Worth trying, but grab a friend or two and split the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 02:40:15 | More by GR_Rick
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alk3kenny

Georgia

2.71/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a deep black color no real head to speak of thin, tan gone in a few seconds. Nose has no hops, some booze, grapes, dark fruit. Flavor is slightly sour, no hops, sourness coming from a grape maybe red? Hardly any dark, roasted malt that you would expect from the color. Bought this because I really like saisons and bought this because I thought it would be an interesting mix. Unfortunately, it is not as intriguing as promised. Won't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 05:15:20 | More by alk3kenny
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a really black color with a nice big tan head. However the head did not last long but the lacing lingered pretty well. The beer smelled spicy and cloves flowed over the edge of the glass. I was hopeful. Alas though the beers head faded away quickly and the taste was just not good. I will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 23:04:36 | More by Minkybut
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mikejonze

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

02-27-2014 22:16:23 | More by mikejonze
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

08-03-2013 20:36:17 | More by sgttibbs
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rolandboy

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

11-10-2012 18:55:03 | More by rolandboy
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leinie13

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

12-01-2013 03:32:58 | More by leinie13
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Keith_R

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

08-25-2013 21:33:11 | More by Keith_R
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Nyczj

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

08-08-2013 18:21:09 | More by Nyczj
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scottfrie

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into snifter. Thanks for the bottle jbck109.

A: Pours near black with a finger of fizzy dark brown head that quickly bubbled away into basically nothing.
S: My first thought was this beer was infected but upon further inspection it may be just a strange bill of ingredient. I’m still getting a strange kind of infected cherry sweetness, but notes of anise, caramel, booze, and chocolate come through as well. Clove and a little bit of dark fruit too perhaps.
T: Anise and spices dominate along with that strange dark fruit cherry taste. I get notes of root beer and cola, cherry cola, as well. This tastes like black licorice cherry rootbeer cola if that makes sense.
M: The carbonation is super airy and froths up on my palate. I’m not saying this beer is infected, but the carbonation sure does froth up in a way that reminds of infected bottles of stouts I’ve had in the past. Medium body, frothy soda mouthfeel.
O: Anise cola with a splash of cherry. Definitely strange, not sure I like it. Not undrinkable, just not my taste. Thanks for the tick though, Jay.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 04:47:23 | More by scottfrie
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Four Witches from New Holland Brewing Company
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