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New Holland BAMB | New Holland Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by bamadog on 06-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of hophunter
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The waitress described this beer as a pomegranate spiced with clove.

The appearance was a slight haze but nothing too alarming as it had a great color. Not much lacing. The aroma only hinted at spice and subtle fruits with upfront hop. Upon first sip i was disappointed at the lack of pomegranate but enjoyed the nice warm spice.

mouthfeel was light and carbonated. refreshing for the hot summer evening.

halfway through the glass the spice got to be a little overwhelming.

Overall, still a drinkable beer but only if i'm really in the mood for spice.

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Photo of bamadog
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the brewpub during a recent beer tour of Michigan. Hopefully I got the style right, but based upon my review of the beer and the description of the BSDA, I feel this is the closest match. Review is from notes taken on 6/19/2010 and poured from the tap to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot/peachy coppery color; starts with a loose 1/4 finger head that fades to a milky and very incomplete head with a thin skim floating in the middle; body is entirely clouded with haze and sediment; a few spots and washes of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Ladened with spicy cloves right up front and a nice Belgian spiciness of coriander is hidden in there amongst the cloves; , there is a smooth banana/tropical (possibly mango?) fruitiness; nose is quite potent.

Taste: Wow, the cloves are almost obscene at first but once I adjust to the strength of their flavor, it becomes pretty welcoming, which is good because they really linger throughout the drink from beginning to end; the beer is allegedly brewed with pomegranate, but I really don't pick up on that, however, I do keep getting the smooth banana-like flavor that is smooth and provides a bit of a sweet balance to all the spice of the cloves.

Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight; carbonation is strong, but comes across as soft and smooth in this thicker and creamier body; strangely, the finish comes across clean with the exception of the lingering clove presence.

Drinkability: Pretty solid, actually, especially at only 6.9%; body sits a tad heavy after a bit and the clove flavor is ultimately a bit much, but to get through this beer is certainly easy enough.

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New Holland BAMB from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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