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Incorrigible - New Holland Brewing Company

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87
very good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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

California

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

01-20-2014 20:17:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

08-28-2014 19:51:08 | More by nmann08
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: Pours a clear pale honey color with a modest head that descends somewhat quickly; not much lacing

Smell: A little bready, a little tart and a little funky

Taste: Acetic and fruity, with a hint of lemon and strawberry tartness; crisp and dry, oaky finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Easy to drink and a bit of a Berliner on training wheels; quite enjoyable

12-25-2013 00:12:32 | More by brentk56
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

11-08-2013 17:02:01 | More by BEERchitect
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-14-2014 07:06:32 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-13-2014 02:38:59 | More by emerge077
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2014 04:01:08 | More by dbrauneis
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

03-03-2014 01:41:12 | More by superspak
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Beer and music. ¿Que hora es?

The beer is light golden and clear with nary a trace of head. Aromas of white wine, subtle peach character, apple, grape skin, oak, brett. Apple juice and white wine. Like communion...sorta. Light acetic character. White grape juice. Light in body with some prickly carbonation in the back end. Let's go for a walk.

07-14-2014 05:44:13 | More by Huhzubendah
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-24-2014 16:36:45 | More by sendbeer
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-18-2013 20:39:15 | More by Zaphog
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

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!

08-24-2014 00:34:31 | More by bluejacket74
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

11-14-2013 23:50:30 | More by DrDemento456
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-05-2014 16:56:10 | More by Axnjxn
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-29-2013 17:18:16 | More by KevinGordon
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-02-2014 00:48:42 | More by AngusOg
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

06-27-2014 16:28:06 | More by tigg924
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-20-2013 03:01:58 | More by outoffocus
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-15-2013 16:59:06 | More by smartassboiler
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tommy5

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-29-2013 22:32:43 | More by tommy5
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

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!

07-04-2014 00:45:10 | More by homebrew311
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Incorrigible from New Holland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.