Lost Dune | New Holland Brewing Company

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Lost DuneLost Dune

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Photo of joeseppy
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Visiting friends and family in Grand Haven Mi at a bbq. Picked this out of the ice tub and partook in a few. Not a fan of fruited brews but on great hot summer days this might do the trick. Light biscuit malt and blueberry. Pleasantly impressed with the mild flavour of blueberry. I guess just living in the moment as blueberry picking is going on. Would I buy this again-probably not. You really can't go wrong dropping a sixer in the tub at large gathering.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: Tangy, herbal, semi sweet, blue berries, some wheat notes. Mild sweet berry nose. Gold, semi clear, with some lace to head. Medium body. Nice for summer. 30 IBUs

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Photo of Tjb14
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slarson7
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agrinnell
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a clear amber with a two finger fizzy white head. Decent amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is heavy blueberries and crackery malts.

T - The taste starts with some honey like sweetness followed by blueberries, coriander, light floral hops and biscuity malts.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with an oily finish.

O - This is a nice fruited golden ale. The blueberries really stand out and are the star of the show.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant light amber permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles. A 1" white to cream colored foam cap with moderate retention perches on top.

S: blueberry dominates with spice, malt, and tropical fruit in the background.

F: The blueberry leads the flavors but it does not drowned out the base beer allowing the malt and a medium bitterness to show through. The hop flavors season the blueberry rather than stand out on their own.

F: medium light with medium to medium high carbonation.

O: This is unmistakably a beer. It is light, refreshing, well balanced and full flavored.

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Photo of ESchweers
4.31/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd53grif
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Z-man
4.01/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of New Holland's Lost Dune for $1.79 at The Lager Mill. This one sounds unique and I'm interested in seeing how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's a little confusing and it isn't too eye catching. It poured a hazy amber color that took on more of darker orange color when held to the light with half a fingers worth of bubbly and slightly fizzy off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but I wish the head and retention were better.

S- The aroma is strong, I smelled it as soon as I cracked the bottle, it starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with the fruits being the first to show up and it imparts a big mix of blueberries and oranges with some other fruit aromas showing up in the background and the blueberries seem to stick out the most. Up next comes the coriander which is pretty noticeable and that goes into the malts which are on the lighter side and they impart a grainy, pale malt and bready aromas with some fruity sweetness and candy like aromas showing up right at the end. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, it's dominated by the fruits, but it would be nice if it had just a little better balance.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but a little less intense and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show up, they are a little less intense, but it's still the blueberry that shows up the most with orange rinds showing up more in the background. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast that leads into the coriander which I think clashes with the blueberry flavors. Towards the end co mes the malts which are just as light as they were in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects. On the finish there's a slightly lower amount of medium bitterness with a little more sweetness and it blueberry, orange and coriander like aftertaste. It's a decent tasting beer, but I don't feel like the flavors and bitterness blend that well together.

M- Not the smoothest, slightly cloying, a little crisp, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it was smoother.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and it's pretty close to be average for a fruit and spiced beer, it's not bad, but the flavors just don't go that well together and that's what really holds this beer back. This beer didn't have good drinkability, one is more than enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance aroma, they are the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the taste and drinkability, they aren't as good as they could be and they hold this beer back. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I might turn one down, I don't think I would recommend it since, it's not too hard to find a better tasting blueberry beer. All in all I wasn't a big fan of this beer, it didn't have any off flavors or anything, but to me the flavors just didn't blend together that well and they clashed a little. It's not a favorite New Holland beer, it's one of my least favorite that I've had from them lately and I think it's average at best for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use some work.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tracker83
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.61/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark gold body, lightly hazed and topped off with a slim, white head.

Smell: Some honeyish, blueberry, that's fine, but what certainly is not fine is an odd, dingy, dirty top note.

Taste: A sweetish, dark honey-like flavor followed by some blueberry flavoring, touches of spice and low, light bitterness when in comes, like the aroma, an altogether dreary, dirty taste, like some rang out a soiled dish towel in the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Its concept, coriander and blueberry in a beer, had me a bit uneasy but hopeful. However, its execution was absolutely ghastly. Unsatisfactory, NH.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.09/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is faint to nothing. The taste is fermented fruit. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's probably an old beer...maybe better fresh.

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Photo of foundersfan1
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Lost Dune from New Holland Brewing Company
3.42 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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