Baltic Anomaly | New Holland Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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66 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 06-02-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,181
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
66
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice little porter pours a deep
dark brown with mahogany highlights and a thick big bubbled head of
dissipating foam that settles to a big bubbled ring, thin light pool, and
displays some nice sudsy lacing. Nose of raisin bread, toffee, vanilla,
and subtle sweet herbal notes. Flavors follow the nose with a floral
honey heavy flavor awash over light toffee and raisin bread with mild
herbal hops on the rear. Decent mouth feel; medium body, light carbonation,
and a sweet honey touched finish that is subtly dry.

A decent porter that hits the mark for a light twist on an old classic.

Cheers

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Photo of ElleMills
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 8/7/17, had 9/26/17.

Pours near black, opaque, with a half inch head and some loose, soapy lacing. Smells of malt, yeast, and chocolate. Also light aromas of vanilla, honey, raisins, coffee. A little bready. The taste is similar- chocolate, malt- lighter than expected, some caramel, light vanilla and raisins. A light sweetness. Smooth, a little dry, a decent but lighter body for the style, appropriately carbonated.

Not bad, but no real intensity in aroma or flavor.

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Photo of DrainBamage
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of obywan59
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black with ruby highlights ans a 3 finger brown head that gradually recedes to nothing.

Aroma of dark chocolate malts, honey and a hint of vanilla. Somewhat woody and smokey.

Rich in taste and rather sweet. Lightly charred wood, a bit more subtle than the aroma. Rather strong taste of alcohol upfront, but this mellows later.

Medium full in body. Medium carbonation, yet silky at the same time. A little cloying at first.

Very good, especially after you get a ways into it. Rich overall, and sweet the way I like my porters

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Photo of Richter525
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dillinger
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mntlover
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brown some highlights around the edges, thumb sized tan head leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is roasted notes, charred caramel, honey light earthy smokey notes. For a big Baltic Porter a little subdued.

Taste is a little better roasted notes charred caramel, some good earthy notes hints of chocolate and honey sweetness. Finish little bite of earthy hops to keep it from being to sweet.

Mouthfeel is big medium more porter like then stout so nice job there.

Overall eh not a bad beer not something to go searching for either. At least it is porter like instead of stout like some Baltic Porters shot for.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark brown with a thick tan head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is charred malts on top of a bit of chocolate/vanilla mix. Flavor is the same with the honey sweetness added. Great beer overall with a nice carbonation level.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Calraven
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taste: rich, semi sweet, deep roasted dark chocolate malts, hint of honey, smooth finish. Nice semi smoked dark malt and baker's cocoa nose. Black, opaque for the most part, with a tan refined head and ringed lace on glass. Full but not heavy body. This toasty porter went well with my burger.

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Photo of Lonewolfwmv
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dense black color from a 12 0z bottle into a pint glass, with some yellowish light coming through when held to a light. Dark tan head is medium sized and very bubbly but fades out fast without a trace. No lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste have a bit of complexity to them and are impressive enough. Aroma features roasted malt, a little coffee and chocolate and a very definite sweetness from the honey. Taste is more of the same but there is also some mild floral hops presence and some bitterness to round out the bready malt and the honey. Mouthfeel is rich, with a little alcohol "burn". A big somewhat sweet malty presence up front with some alcohol and mild floral hops bitterness in the finish. Best as a colder weather sipper, it is also good to accompany a meal. A very enjoyable strong Porter.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a baltic porter with honey, a neat idea that could be better than this, but a tasty beer nevertheless. you can defintiely taste and appreciate the honey in it, sticky sweet for a second, but then balanced by the heavy roasted barley, and also adding a delicate blossoming floral element to an otherwise very dark and sturdy brew. near black in color, with a contrasting bright aroma, the honey is most obvious here. there are tones of fresh ground espresso beans, bakers chocolate, and faint tobacco, maybe cigar. the flavor does have a lot of sweetness from the honey, less flavor from it than hoped for, but the sugar here is balanced by a bitter note in the roast and more of that coffee character. its smooth drinking, but its not as dry as it should be, which is a hallmark of the baltic porter style for me. it lingers long, pleasantly though, as the soft honey and the dark grains carry on and on. i liked this best when it warmed up a little bit, it really does open up quite a lot. overall a clever and tasty beer here from new holland, something intriguing and a bit different. nice to have something new from these guys, its been too long...

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Photo of porters4life
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd53grif
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Baltic Anomaly from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 66 ratings