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Incorrigible - New Holland Brewing Company

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88
very good

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-09-2013)
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EricTKole

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

06-22-2014 01:47:58 | More by EricTKole
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

07-30-2014 23:13:56 | More by brother_kenneth
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Artjsantos

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

07-12-2014 14:21:43 | More by Artjsantos
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-17-2013 19:48:13 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -23.3%

05-17-2014 06:27:45 | More by drewone
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ssmilkstout

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-04-2014 02:22:28 | More by ssmilkstout
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-13-2014 05:25:43 | More by vinny21bal
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is about a finger high, with a white shade. Retention flat-out sucks, and there isn't much lacing left on the glass. It looks like a flat, cheap lager basically.

S: I'm a bit surprised by the acetic presence here. Some notes of lacto and cheesy funk can be found, but given how tart it smells, it could pass for a decent sour ale at times. But it's not perfect - I'm not sure where this faint meaty presence is coming from. Still, though, a pleasant surprise coming from a Berliner.

T: Oh wow, that is tart! As expected, the tart attack is front loaded on the palate (primarily acetic/vinegary, but there's still some lacto in there). Once it fades, though, the flavor transforms into mostly diacetyl. Awww maaan. And really, this is all it brings - tartness and some lesser buttered popcorn. No subtle fruitiness, no perceptible wheat, no nothing. Even worse, it doesn't seem to integrate that well - if it did, I might just be singing its praises right now.

M: The feel is pretty rough/tannic, as expected from a sour. Because of the diacetyl, though, it doesn't really go down that easily. There's a lot of carbonation as well.

O: I'll give it credit - it's both sour AND cheap ($5/bomber). It just doesn't seem to have much balance, though. Sure, the sourness is nice, but it's devoid of the lesser subtleties that make sour ales great. Since it's so cheap for a sour, I still think it's worth trying if one needs a cheap tart fix.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 00:31:04 | More by ThisWangsChung
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core42

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

02-14-2014 14:54:56 | More by core42
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Tracker83

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-27-2014 01:43:36 | More by Tracker83
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-17-2014 03:01:44 | More by Zonian1
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-21-2013 20:24:49 | More by acurtis
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-04-2014 11:31:53 | More by tarheels4life23
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-25-2014 07:17:46 | More by Cramerican
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-24-2014 13:25:58 | More by green_plastic
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-23-2013 13:56:08 | More by SourAddict
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-10-2013 00:41:00 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-14-2014 11:41:56 | More by jschott75
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-23-2013 06:23:06 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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Snowoman

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-07-2014 19:15:36 | More by Snowoman
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dwren89

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 23:45:07 | More by dwren89
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I saw this bottle for 4.99 and couldn't believe it. I asked the store clerk if it wsa a mistake and meant to say 14.99 (the price point for other New Holland sours), I was assured that the 4.99 was correct, how could I pass it up?? Pours a clear golden with no head. The nose features a heavy waves of lactobacillus along with notes of corn, wheat, and lemon. A touch of white wine and oak makes an appearance as well. The taste is plenty tart with wheat, grain, lemon, grape, and oak all present. It picks up in tartness as it goes and has a nice crisp finish. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and very light in body. Overall, not a bad Berliner at all. There is a nice wave of sourness and a high level of drinkability. Worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 00:45:10 | More by homebrew311
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 04:11:47 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 20:17:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2013 17:02:01 | More by BEERchitect
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Incorrigible from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.