Incorrigible Reserve | New Holland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Michigan blueberries & blackberries fuel a second flavorful fermentation of this beer after its residence of several months in our House of Funk sour cellar.

Added by Doomcifer on 08-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
7.65%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of bigpoppa67
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacob17
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled June 2016, consuming April 2017 and poured into a tulip:

L: hazy amber copper

A: white grapes and white wine

F: sour, amazingly sour

T: sour, berries, and wine almost feels like wine but then the malt appears and it's then you realize it's a beer and not a wine.

O: nearly perfect, would like a little more berry in aroma and more white in color but other than that it's the best sour I ever had and even @ 4.5 abv it ages quite nicely.

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Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear orange body with almost no head. Smells sour, with a hint of berries. Taste is slightly sour, grain & berries. Carbonation was not waisted on a head. Excellent thirst quencher.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours pinkish orange color not very small white head just a few spots of lacing.

Aroma - Tart bitter aroma, tart berries, raspberries, blackberries, hint of vinegar nice dose of funk.

Taste - Very tart bite, strawberry, raspberry, cherry. Lemon tart bite.

Feel - Pretty light bodied very tart and tangy burns the tongue.

Overall - A very good sour well balanced, nice fruit presence.

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Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent orange/claret with a sliver of rapidly dissapearing cream colored head. Stays effervescent, zero head retention & lacing

S: Tartness & berries, faint vinegar & slight oakyness

T: Tart raspeberry & cherry, & dryness up front. Raspberry with a touch of vanilla as this warms, along with lemony tartness & a little blackberry. Finishes tart with blueberry, lemon sweet tart & a little bit oaky dryness

MF: Light body with delicate carbonation, a little enamel clinging stickyness

Drinks pretty easy, a very refreshing take on the style

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Photo of broadway848
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours fairly red. The head was white, and the beer has a lot of carbonation in it, the head was 1 finger and dissipated quickly. The nose is very fruity - blueberry, and a bit of tartness to it. The taste is, wow! Nice blueberry, but pleasing tartness. Easy drinking. Not watery, which is good for the low ABV.

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Photo of BLZR
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldvines
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HamdenHector
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; watered down red in color;

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Local blueberries fuel a second flavorful fermentation of this beer, while it resides for several months in our house of funk sour cellar, wild yeast and bacteria contribute tart sourness and complex mineral character, prior to an oak-barrel con fitioning with Michigan blackberries." Brewed in the style of a Berliner Weissbier aged in oak with blueberries and blackberries added. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on rotating draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of an off-white color over a mildly hazy copper-amber body with abundant, lively carbonation. Retention is below average and there is no visible lacing. 3

(Smell) Moderately tart impact of blackberries with a subtle pureed richness of fruit sugars underneath merging with a light pale and malted wheat body. A strong lactic sour body with moderate acidity is most evident by the aroma, very clean and some mild funk rounds it out. The oak barrel aging generates moderate tannins and earthy complexity to the beer. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Strongly acidic and lactic sour up front, edging on very dry with fermented fruit subtleties, soft vinous characteristics, puckering lemon, light malt body, thoroughly fermented out, sharp dryness above normal expectations with a slight impact from the oak barrel aging only amplifying the sharpness of the sour characteristics of this beer. Enjoyable fruit profile is easy to call out from the beer, tasty blackberry and wildberry flavors, with sharp acidity of lemon contributing indirectly to the mix. Finishes dry with a lingering dry sour tang. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, clean, slightly tangy, very chalky dry. Carbonation is medium, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is markedly sour and chalky drying over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters to mention. 3.75

(Overall) A promising beer going in which certainly delivers on sour grounds. My biggest gripe is that there is insignificant body and remaining sweetness to provide any kind of challenge to this sourness, and the beer goes down as strikingly champagne-dry, amplified even more by the soft tannins and dryness of the oak barrel aging, which does not provide any flavor contributions otherwise. An enjoyable beer but the lack of balance does not make this as easy to drink as it should be. Nonetheless, one of the best value for sour ales out there, New Holland regularly makes enjoyable, if not outstanding sour batches, and this is worth a spin, especially for sour fanatics. 3.75

New Holland Brewing Company's
Incorrigible Reserve White Sour Ale
3.77/5.00

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Photo of Donkster46
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Incorrigible Reserve from New Holland Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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