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Incorrigible - New Holland Brewing Company

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87
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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 12
Gots: 55 | FT: 6
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New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Sammy on 06-09-2013

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Ratings: 300 | Reviews: 42
Reviews by JayQue:
Photo of JayQue
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice light abv beer with big flavor. Pours a clear, light copper/burnished gold color with a very small highly carbonated head that dissipates fast. Very little lacing on the Chimay goblet.

The aroma is mostly tart sour apple, fairly strong. Flavor is good. tart sour apple, a fair amount of oak and a little wheat bitterness.

Mouthfeel is tart, the sourness is just right, not a heavy-duty vinegar experience. I drank the whole bottle and enjoyed it all the way!!!

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, high carbonation, gold yellow in color, clear

Smell: light apple, sour mix

Taste: big lemon, slight sourness, and a touch of apple

Mouthfeel: light body, sour with prickly sourness, high carbonation

Overall: A solid Berliner Weiss beer. Nice lemony taste to it. I have had better in the style, but would not pass this up if I could find bottles of it.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Beer has a big lemony tart nose, pours hazy straw under a quickly diminishing 1” off-white foam cap. Has a funky, tart, sour, lemony, refreshing palate with light wheat notes. Light and effervescent.

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer by this brewery.

Photo of dwren89
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden yellow with thin fizzy residual head. Great clarity

Aroma: sour lactic aroma, a little cidery, not a strong aroma overall,

Taste: moderately lactic, very cider like but with a little less apple character and more of a wheaty taste

Mouthfeel: spritzy and light,

Overall: Not bad, very light and spritzy. Wheat and lactic sour flavors are prominent. It does taste a little cidery though.

Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mondial 2013 one-off. Average mouthfeel. Hits the style, but not as sour as others I have had in the style. No head on pale yellow body. Bretty Sugary residual flavour. Simplistic but Nice changeup at the fest. Good drinkability and I would try it again.

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

22-oz bottle to snifter

A: (3.5) very clear gold yellow. almost no head, which dissipates immediately regardless. an uninspiring appearance, from which it is almost impossible to tell there's wheat in the grain bill
S: (4.25) true to the words on the bottle, there's an immediate sour funk, with the oak hovering in the background. acetic acid, sour apple, champagne
T: (4) this follows the nose, with the tart qualities dominating
M: (4) very crisp, spritzy. the taste lingers on the palate, likely due to the wheat and the strength of the acetic acid qualities. acid reflux finish

.175 .85 1.8 0.4 0.8

Photo of Beachrat
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really nice sour. Light almost like champagne. Added a fresh strawberry. Wished I'd bought more.

Photo of KYGunner
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is just what one is looking for in the world of funky, sour beer. Super easy to drink, right amount of taste and just the right amount of tangy sour funk.

The nose is light with notes of sour tangy wheat. The wheat is very noticeable and has a fresh outdoor smell. The sour tang is more lemon rind and vinegar.

The flavor is set with an undercurrent of wheat malt but the pithy lemon rind and balsamic properties are more prevalent. A bit of Apple and pear surface briefly and add to the character.

The feel is low on pucker factor, high on drinkability but a touch watery. Otherwise this is a great summer beer or overall change of pace.

Photo of emerge077
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle of this after trying it and remembering it wasn't bad, also $5 a bomber. Well, we have "white" IPAs and stouts, now a" white sour" whatever that means.

Pours a pale gold with rapidly rising trails of champagne carbonation. Head fades away rapidly to nothing, which also resembles champagne, but kind of a visual bummer.

Aroma is nice, crisp tart crabapple and very light traces of barrel funk.

Taste is bracing at first, moderately sour with a lasting dry puckering finish. Lactobacillus, crabapple, white grape, vague water cracker malt. Very clean and pretty acidic. Could use a little more complexity, but for the price I'm not really complaining. Light and effervescent feel, works well with fatty foods like cheese and charcuterie. Good palate cleanser.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

22 ounce bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with an inch white head that stuck around a while. There isn't much lacing. The brew smells mostly like wheat/grainy malt, and some green apples and grape skins. Aroma is nice, but doesn't seem very tart. Luckily, the tartness really comes out in the flavor of this brew. It tastes like green apples, vinegar, white grapes, lemons/lemon peel, wood, earthiness and wheat/grainy malt. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's a bit slick and has low/moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, it's certainly nice and refreshing. And at $5.99 a bottle, it's definitely worth a try at that price!

Photo of AnchorDrops
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured in a Spiegelau Tulip Glass. Bottled on 10/3/2013

A-Translucent golden hued, moderate white head dissipates quickly with little or no lacing

S-Apple cider, sour grapes, funk

T-Follows the smell with a dry oak finish, not overly sour with hints of sour apple and grapes.

M-Thin with fine carbonation, somewhat champagne-like.

O-A very easy to drink sour. Hard to beat at the price-point. Will definitely continue to buy this one until its not available.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I would like to thank the cleaver marketing of Giant Eagle for this purchase. They marked this bottle at an affordable 6 bucks next to a 2011 New Holland Envious for 12 dollars. Very similar labels and for half the price I thought it was the same beer for half the price. Seeing the higher review makes it an even better buy.

A - Pour is very fizzy giving me an inch of head that fades quickly like champagne. The color is a mild orange yellow bright and clear.
S - Sour grapes and muskiness mostly from the oak I guess. Very remnant of a Flanders Red.
T - White wine and grape skin sourness not like a "sour" but for a second I did get some apple vinegar that caught me off by surprise. Repeated sips give me the same sour blast followed by mind oak and fading to a bit of fruity yeasts. Tasty stuff.
M - Light to medium it borders session ability and isn't too sourly offensive to have a bomber or two.

Overall I am impressed with this one not too sour, mild oaky finish, and wild yeasts balance out the finish. I may get a second bomber if it's still around since this beer is reasonably price at just 6 bucks.

Photo of Ri0
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 22oz bottle into teku.

A - Urine yellow in color with a 2 finger white fizzy head that rapidly fades into oblivion. No lacing.

S - Aroma is kind of funky, almost like overripe apples, grapes, musty wood with hints of vinegar. Definitely has a sour scent to it.

F - Yes it is far more sour than any Berliner I have had. Notes of vinegar, lemon, tart apple, sour grape all collide on the palate. Not quite sure what the finish is, but it has a distinct taste. The flavors work very well together.

M - Light, well carbonated and prickly. A touch of dryness on the finish.

O - A nice beginner sour that is different than the Berliners I have had in the past. I like this and given the sun $5 price it is nice to kick back and drink on a hot day.

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: straw yellow color. perfect clarity. small amount of head that fades pretty quickly and leaves nothing behind. pretty fair amount and consistent bubbling

Smell: granny smith apples with a hint of wheatiness. some sour and acidity

Taste: opens up with granny smith skins. good sourness to it. gives way to a wheaty flavor. not complex or anything different but pretty spot on

Mouthfeel: light and wheat feel. sour but pretty refreshing at the same time. not quite puckering sourness

Overall: Easily the best beer I have had from new holland. a tasty sessionable berliner. good sour character and balance.

Photo of Mikus
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm really becoming a fan of the Berliner style. Session strength, great platform for flavors, diggin' the sour... this was an interesting take. Compliments of my buddy Jens4212 and enjoyed while we transferred our own homebrewed sour, this poured a clear orange/amber into the tulip with just a bit of head that quickly dissipated. Cider-like look with a tiny ring of bubbles remaining. Very mild funky aromas, a nice whiff of lactic sourness, and most enjoyably a rich pear/white grape undertone. Up front funkiness from the Brett (a bit of a leathery funk), ample lactic sourness as well. Terrific balance between picking up both sides of the funky character of this brew. Big overripe fruit on the back end (and as Jens identified with laser-like precision, some buttered popcorn)... vast changes with a little bit of time highlighted the complexity of this beer. Delicious. Slightly dry with a really nice lingering aftertaste. Solid brew overall, and I would definitely have it again. Best New Holland I have tried. Brett and Lacto balance in this was a true winner. If I am a bit conservative on the #s, it is only because the sky is the limit with sours for me right now. Cheers.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear gold with a two-finger fizzy head. The head dissapates quickly leaving no lacing.

S - Aroma of green apple, vinegar, white grapes, and yeast.

T - The taste follows the aroma. The taste is very tart upfront with a taste of vinegar. The tartness mellows out mid palate with green apple and white grape showing up.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel with dry finish.

O - This was a very refreshing beer. Perfect for a warm summer of fall day.

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

On draft, pours a clear, super pale yellow. The carbonation looks a little off, with zero head, very still. It looks like pale apple juice

The nose is pear, white grape, a little bit of oak, with bread dough and yeast. There is a little bit of sweet funk coming through too. The flavor is slightly tart, more pear and apples, grape skins, a bit dry. I get lots of wood on the backend of this. Mouthfeel is fine, this is very drinkable, but the dry and tart don't go together well. This isn't my favorite from them.

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The price is right!!!!! Beeeyotch!

Photo of GRPunk
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- A normal pour creates a 1-finger head that drops quickly to the lightest foam at the edges. A slight chill haze gives way to a clean, deep golden body. A steady, narrow stream of carbonation makes its way to the surface.

S- A mix of sweet and tart apples. Some funky funky aroma too, maybe bubble gum and a little champagne-like. A little vinegar acidity too. Bandaid, I seriously got bandaid with some warmth.

T- A solid dose of sweet apple and lactic funk in the beginning and middle. Tart white grap skin in the finish that ends quite cleanly. Lightest hint of vinegar-like qualities.

M- Near puckering tartness in a light-medium body with moderate-heavy carbonation that provides a light bite. Dry.

O- That's a tasty treat on a hot summer evening. At less than $5 for the bottle, I'm in. Though I think it may have been mis-priced.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Admittedly, I had to look up "incorrigible" simply to see why the term would be used in the naming of this "White Sour". Incorrigible seems to apply to corruptible children. So I'm thinking that this a juvenile delinquent of a beer.

Pouring not-so-white, the sour pours with a peachy gold hue with a still and mild haze. A dainty white lace forms on the surface and breaks apart halfway through the session. Looking much like rose wine thereafter, the sour ale escapes any need for lace or long-lasting retention.

Sharp aromas pierce right through the nose with dry white wine, tart cider, apple vinegar and the distinct mustiness of dried lemons and limes. Its mild pungency is dusty, straw and hay-like but without crossing over to barnyard character.

Its vinous character also shows in taste as the sharp acidity of sour grapes play out on the early palate. With is very slight sweetness, and terse malt character is of dry grain and a hint of thin honey and powdered sugar that gives the sourness a "Sweetheart" floral candy taste. But the middle invites a rounded salty tone to heighten the sense of citrusy sourness in much the same that margaritas do. Only in the finish does an aftertaste of wheat pose a bready taste long after its palate-stripping sourness subsides.

Thin to taste, its the clean sour taste that's celebrated. Its mild creaminess is short-lived as the light candy sweetness also falls to the wayside. What's left is a palate cleansing middle with strong lactic acidity. Its finish is clean, fruity and somewhat seltzer water-like.

This Berlinerweiss is hardly unruly. Its sourness is as comfortable as it is challenged as some of these "white sours" can be much more sour than this. But not as full or sweet as others, Incorrigible is a formidable German-style Sour Ale that makes me crave pairings of clams or oily fish.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/3/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of sour green apple, lemon, lime, pear, white wine, wheat, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, oak, light leather, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of fruity/funky yeast ester, oak, and light-moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of sour green apple, lemon, lime, pear, white wine, wheat, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, oak, light leather, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour green apple, lemon, pear, white wine, wheat, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, oak, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and light-moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is an excellent Berliner weisse! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and light-moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. I enjoyed this one a lot.

Photo of zachary80
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Applejuice, or more accurately apfelwein. Not much head, what is there is white and doesn't last much.
S: Sour and Aceitic, but pleasant. Fruity. Nothing amazing.
T: Pretty simple, with high sourness that overstays. Oak influence is minor.
F: A little thin.
O: Enjoyable but needs more complexity

Photo of Jack_Malts
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow, strange for a barrel aged sour; although I think they might have filtered it, which is sort of disappointing. Smells of lemon juice, lime rinds, and unripe peach skins. Also a bit of apple cider vinegar. Taste follows the nose with a good acetic acid presence, unsweetened lemon water, some lime juice, and Granny Smith apple skins. There is a light beer graininess and a bit of wheat flavor on the finish and in the aftertaste. The only really bad thing is that the mouthfeel is a bit watery, but it is nicely carbonated.

This beer is tart, refreshing, and bubbly. A perfect summer sour to enjoy on a hot day. At 3.50$ a bomber, this beer is a steal. So go ahead, grab three and have a day of it.

Photo of montesown
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I think I have not had enough sour's to really appreciate them - or this beer just really was that bad.

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Incorrigible from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.