New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
3.26 | pDev: 19.94%
Feb 20, 2017
Apr 07, 2010
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Rated: 2.42 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 03, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Kurmaraja from California

Apr 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
"Michigan pears fuel a second fermentation, providing subtle nuance between grain & fruit. A slumber on oak and local raspberries adds depth and tartness." Brewed in the style of a Fruit Ale, available in 22 oz. bottle and on limited draft. Part of their cellar series, retired since 2012.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy, smooth head of a caramel cream color over a deep burgundy body with ample carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.25

(Smell) Chocolate, toasted bread malts, dark syrupy fruits, moderate grain malts, strong raw aromas of toasted oak. Very little aromatic impact from tart raspberry or juicy pear at this point, admittedly a bit rough around the edges. Potency is moderate. 3.25

(Taste) Cocoa malts, dark syrupy fruits and toasted bread with a strong graininess and oak combining for a distinctively brash finish. Much of the raspberry and pear character seems to be fermented out of this beer, with a mostly specialty malt bill forming the remaining flavor of this beer. Considerably malt-heavy, fairly one-dimensional, not very impressive. 3

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, smooth, lightly chewy and medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium/heavy for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly sweet and grainy over tart and bitter. Alcohol presence is medium and there are no off characters. 3.25

(Overall) A curious beer judging from the label alone, this ale is quite unique with its execution of distinctive flavors and use of pear juice to reignite fermentation, especially paired with raspberries and a robust, bready and chocolate malt base. Altogether my least impressive Cellar Series beer from New Holland, and apparently a divisive beer for many, it was perhaps for the best to do away with an ale like this and focus instead on sour barrel aging projects. 3

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Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 3 by GRG1313 from California

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 3.16 by nathanmiller from New York

Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by Tracker83 from Michigan

Jul 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Zach136 from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2011 vintage, popped in July 2015.

Muddy brown, pretty oxidized at this point unfortunately. No acidity. I can pick out some chocolate and light fruitiness.
Jul 19, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

3.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Thanks Darrell.

Amber(ish) body with ruby and crimson highlights. Small head that quickly fades. Aromas of wood, berries, funk, oak, stone fruit, leather, earth. Clash of flavors. This isn't working. Interesting and intriguing, but this is in need of a few tweaks.
Jun 01, 2015
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Rated by ljdrinksbeer from North Carolina

2.54/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
not good, pear really clashes with malt sweetness and oak. way too sweet.
Mar 02, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Feb 22, 2015
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Rated by cubs943 from Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
This is some pretty good beer.
Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Zuidman from Illinois

Jan 28, 2015
Rated: 3.19 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2015
Rated: 2 by goast8127 from Michigan

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 3.61 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Nov 16, 2014
Rated: 2 by RinZo from Ohio

Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 3 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2014
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