New Holland Lucid | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland LucidNew Holland Lucid

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by aforbes10 on 04-10-2007

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Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.29/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlissJunkie
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bzach
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of uncorporated
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Goldfoot
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of scootercrabb
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear, gold, straw yellow, small fading white head.

S: malt, hops, grain, mild citrus notes.

T: earthy, grain, grass, hint of malt, finish with tad bitter.

M: light/med, with lots of carbonation.

D: easy summer beer, but something about this one just doesn't hit for me, either it's the style or this particular representation. willing to try it again, but would love to have it next to the standards of this style.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 09/30/2010:

12 oz bottle served at 42* in a pint glass.

A: The pour is a mostly clear, golden-bronze color with a small, fizzy, short-living head.

S: It smells like pale malts, light citrus flavors, and some clove perhaps.

T: It's light and refreshing with pale malts, lemon, banana, and some grass.

M: It is light on the palate and sports a fair amount of carbonation.

D: This isn't the tastiest beer I've ever had but it's very sessionable.

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Photo of ThaBobfather
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty clear lightly golden color with a lot of fizzy-quickly dispersing head.
Smell is zesty-with some citrus elements.
Taste sort of resembles the candy hearts at Valentine's Day- some tart and sweet chalky quality.
Finish is dry-very limited after-taste of citrus.
Drinks ok-refreshing on a hot summer day-but a little not satisfying in February.

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Photo of HeyItsChili
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a tall, thin mug. Pours bright and vibrant gold with an almost nonexistent white head that quickly gets outta town.

S - The smell has an earthy, strong dry grass character that is unique in my experiences. Bit of citrus fruit in the mix as well.

T - Again a sort of grassy quality is running things here with a green grape, not-quite-ripe fruit quality and a bit of malty pilsner taste followed up with a pleasant aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Notes: The quality of the flavor was unusual and is an acquired taste. Well made, interesting, not my favorite from New Holland but good nonetheless.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a faintly pale staw with a little haze in the middle of the glass. Not much of a head that quickly recedes to nothing and very little lacing. The aroma is a pilsner malt with a touch of yeast in the nose and some soft, grassy hops.
The taste is a citric hop and some tart malt at the start tht follows all the way through. Maybe some herbs thrown in at the very ened. Long malt linger. Very drinkable, but a bit watery palate.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle. This beer is pale golden colored, very clear, with a thin wet head. The smell is very neutral, even for a Kolsch. Actually I've enjoyed many different Kolsches, and this one is difficult to identify as part of the style. The aroma and taste are malty with just a hint of hops, actually very much like a lager. One of my least favorite Kolsches, disappointing in light of the good beers New Holland is capable of making (the Poet, Night Tripper, etc).

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Photo of happygnome
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pours a light golden color with aboutan eigth inch of head that dissapears fast leaving no trace of lace in the glass
s: citrusy aroma as well as a biscuity aroma
t: biscuity malts in the begginnning followed by citrusy (mainly a lemony) flavor
m: light to medium bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, i enjoyed this brew a good hot day beer

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Photo of Drew966
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New Holland Lucid pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is very mild, perhaps a bit grainy and a bit citrusy. The taste is very nice, a bit citrusy, a little hop flavor and a bit grainy. A very tasty, very easy drinking kolsch.

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Photo of saintwarrick
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another batch of Kolsch for a hot month is grand. The light golden brew has a thin but somewhat creamy white head. Aroma is green grape vines with a small splash of lemon, very earthy and malty like a pilsner, but lacking the hoppiness, as it should. Taste is perfectly clean and malty, grape seeds and fresh green grapes are the dominant taste, some hops at the end lend a citrusy kick, but not the bitterness.

A perfect beer for this time of year and climate. With so much focus on hoppiness, it's nice to be surprised by a malty brew.

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Photo of Seanibus
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a light head. It has a strong, bright, malty aroma. The flavor is sweet and light with an almost honey-like character. There is a slight hop bitterness on the back end. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. This is a good, refreshing session beer.

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Photo of Cresant
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Reissdorf Stange. No freshness date. The body was golden with active beads of carbonation. The crisp white head started large and settled to a ring and light lace.

Smell was clean and malty. Bready with a slight metallic aroma.

Taste was balanced. Slight tartness and mild sweetness. Bready flavor mirrored the aroma.

Mouthfeel was smooth and medium bodied. Nice summer beer.

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Photo of mdm46410
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a shaker. This beer poured a slightly hazed golden/amber with a short-lived head of off-white foam. No lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of sweet malt, mild lemony citrus, grass, and hay. The flavor included crisp lemon and hay, finished off with a quick hop bite. The mouthfeel was crisp and light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice and refreshing. The lemony character in the flavor was a bit strong at times, but other than that, pretty decent.

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