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White Hatter - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 06-03-2012)
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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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Louisville-Beer-Reviews

Kentucky

2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Almost clear, dark straw color with a bubbly (large bubbles) head and heavy lacing.

Aroma: Aroma of wheat; subtle spice, like clove; light, spicy hop; and a synthetic smell akin to bubblegum/fluoride.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very grainy/wheaty on the tongue, with a fairly thin, flat texture. A slight hop bite on the front of the finish is quickly overtaken by a full, grainy, wheaty flavor. The malts in the finish have a slight roastiness/smokiness to them. The bubblegum fluoride taste is there in the transition into the finish, and it has a synthetic character to it.

Final Word: Sorry folks, but I don’t recommend this one! I’m always reluctant to tell people not to try a beer, but this one just felt like New Holland needs a bit more time to perfect it. The hop and wheat flavors countered each other very well, but the sticking point with this beer was the bubblegum fluoride aroma and flavor. Some wheat beers have a bit of a bubblegum flavor in them, but the degree to which it’s present in this beer is completely out of balance with the other ingredients. It doesn’t complement nor mesh with the other flavors, and doesn’t seem to have a place in the brew. I don’t feel like this is a problem inherent to the fact that it’s a Belgian Style White Pale Ale, but instead that it’s a sub par batch or a recipe that needs perfection. If you’re the type that wants to try something new, I’d wait a year or two and see if this brew is still around, as by then I’d say they’ll have worked out the kinks or you have a chance of getting a better batch than I did, but otherwise I’d choose many other wheaty beers over this one if I wanted that fix. But hey, if you love bubblegum fluoride, have at it!

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a cloudy light golden brown color with a half finger of head that dissipated quickly. The nose is pleasantly hoppy. The flavor profile is mild with light malt and a dry slightly hoppy finish.

This offering makes for a nice smooth session beer on a warm summer day but there is nothing extraordinary here.

Serving type: on-tap

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White Hatter from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.