Sundog Amber Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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Sundog Amber AleSundog Amber Ale

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2002

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of BigFatPanda
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice, color is amber with copper edges, head is off white and very clingy but not much head.

Smell is biscuity, caramely, light toffee and some hints of grassy hops pretty pleasant.

Taste is lightly sweet with similar flavors to the scent, caramel comes through most with hints of toffee and caramel, light nuttiness with neutral and pleasant hops cleaning the palate.

Mouthfeeel is quite good, some lingering bitterness overcomes the somewhat stronger notes of caramel and toffee in the taste followed by nice carbonation.

Overall, a very solid more malty sweet amber ale with interesting notes of caramel and some nuttiness.

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Photo of TurboBrew
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Pillowburn
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of vfalstad
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of sames6840
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of thisladyluck
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of KATramp
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Mark4prez20
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of elevatedgreens
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jordanbryan10
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of drewski87
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Crstumpf
3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of jimelee108
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of dexterk1
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to pint. Color is a dark amber/copper and head is small.
Odor is pleasant and sweet with some citrus and floral as well.
Taste is a little flat. It seems to not really go anywhere. It is not bad just a little average. Has malt and some toffee notes.
mouth feel is a little disappointing. Light on the tongue and then it seems to go away quickly.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber. kind of reminds me of the chunk of amber with the mosquito in it from Jurassic Park. yep I went there. Remarkably low carbonation and no head.

Loads of caramel malt, hints of corn syrup and toffee. Earthy, and slightly metallic.

Definitely a malty beer, here. Nice caramel notes, hints of toffee, but overall dominated by adjunct corn. Feels nice and slick on the tongue. Earthy feeling.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of paperbackfoster
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a ruddy amber. Somewhat lively body carbonation, but head doesn't come up past a half finger and recedes quickly.

Smells faintly of caramel and toffee with a bit of a grassy or rye note. Emphasis on faintly. Taste is similar, a little biscuity, an almost cherry sweetness rounding out the malt. This one feels a little dry, a little chewy.

Overall, a short review does it justice. A little earthy, a little sweet, but mostly just an average amber. Not bad, but I think there are better beers to sate an amber craving.

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Sundog Amber Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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