New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by PaterMorse:
4.2/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A very pleasant surprise. Very easy, very smooth. One of those beers that's gone before you know you've finished it!
A: Black, yet top 1/2" has a motor oil gold to it. Nice khaki head, lacing.
S: Oatmeal raisin cookie. Roasty, smells like autumn. Maybe not the ultimate in fun or complexity, but nice nonetheless.
T: Creamy, smooth. More guts than macro-brews like Guinness. "Flavors" not as pronounced as other beers (not sure if that's a bad thing, as this was a good, non-gimmicky blend unlike others that want to scream "LOOK AT ME, I'VE GOT VANILLA & COFFEE..."). Hints of roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, plums, and oatmeal.
M: Very good medium body. Holds together well. Not sudsy. In short, nice body and finish, and sufficiently heavy without being clunky.
O: Very drinkable! Although not intended as faint praise, it's a beer that rates well not so much because of its unique positive attributes but its utter absence of drawbacks.
Repeat? Sure thing. Wouldn't be a beer I'd crave when I came home; but a good staple for the fridge and a very, very pleasant experience.
Where/When? Would make a great beer for a college football tailgate or in the midst of a Fall Road-Trip. Oddly, good palette cleanser after food; would go great wth steak or whte cheese.
Two Words: Fall Roadtrip (or "Easy Drinker", "Absent Negatives")
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2013 21:47:20 | More by PaterMorse
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4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Pours a clear dark black with 1-2 fingers of cloudy head falling slowly to a creamy collar leaving lots of lacing. There is a nice nose, not huge but present reminiscent of dark chocolate, toasted and dark roasted grains. The taste follows suit but lso brings a pleasing bread character and lots of creamy oats. There is a big body considering the meager 5.2% ABV with nicve carbonation resultant in a smooth creamy mouthfeel. There is great depth to the poet!
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 18:20:32 | More by mtomlins
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
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