Full Circle
New Holland Brewing Company

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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #300
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
82
Ranked #43,100
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.57%
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
730
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New Holland Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  25
Gots
  88
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: Formerly New Holland Lucid
Reviews: 310 | Ratings: 730 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Bitter_Echo from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New Holland Brewing Company. Pours clear, mild but deeper yellow, little lacing, low head. Clean flavors, not distinctly bready but wheat notes present, wet, light on hop bitterness. Floral and citrus notes midway. Good carbonation and follow-through.

May 14, 2013
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beerkittycat from Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is slightly hazy straw-gold with a rocky off-white head that dissipates quickly but lingers on the edge of the glass. Aroma has some awesome noble hop but German malt dominates the glass. Same for the taste but the hop and malt seem to dance with each other nicely. There's some mineral quality to the water here that leaves a bit of a carbonic bite on the tongue but it's not overcarbonated. This beer goes down smooth and is quite refreshing. I definately will seek this one out again.

Jun 15, 2008
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10%

Oct 18, 2013
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Indynerd from Texas

4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 05, 2015
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moshea from Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.9%

Oct 20, 2014
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mzeld from Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Aug 28, 2012
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Rstark112211 from Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 04, 2015
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baos from Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

12 oz into favorite glass.

A: Pale golden color thats a bit cloudy, but not much it's almost clear. Not much head here, poured a half a finger then it went down to just some big bubbles scattered here and there.

S: Faint hops, lemon grass. Not much there and whats there is very fresh smelling.

T: My first kolsch, that I'm aware of. A very balanced beer to the point its almost neutral. I get a hint of hops and clover at the get go, and then maybe a bit of malt and raw grains. Finishes with a nice dry hoppy bitterness. This beer is really refreshing. There are some citrus notes in there as well.

M: Nice and creamy.

D: Very good. Where was this beer when I was drinking Coors light and pitching bundles of wheat up to be stacked in the wagon. a good summer work beer for sure.

Oct 31, 2007
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TonyTalon from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Aug 26, 2012
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monk2021 from Texas

3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 20, 2015
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catalysis from Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Lucid is a crystal clear, auriferous golden brew. The foamy, ebullient head recedes to a thin layer, leaving behind a few sticky white curtains clinging tentatively to the edges of the glass.

S- Grassy fields and lemon trees swirl around a bitter-sweet key. Hops are bold and assertive, lingering on the nose like a siren's call.

T- Citrus and spice first reach the palate, astringent with sweet notes of cinnamon dancing on the tongue. Finishes with a mild hoppy bitterness that beckons another sip.

M- Light in body with moderate carbonation.

D- Perfect for a warm autumn evening.

Aug 21, 2007
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JRBecks from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Jun 18, 2013
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 13, 2015
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adamette from Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery during my visit there within the past week into a clean, clear pint glass.

A Light yellow body, little head which forms a ring around the top of the glass (a full circle, no doubt!). 3.0

S Not much smell really, some barley malt is about it. 3.0

T Barley malt, light sweetness, very light hops. Just fine and consistent with style. 3.0

M Thin feel. Appropriate to style but underwhelming. 3.0

D Good but this beer does not provide enough interest to me to return. 4.0

Oct 19, 2009
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KATramp

4/5  rDev +10.8%

Apr 04, 2012
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moodles from Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 16, 2015
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birchstick from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - looks pretty good, clear yellow
S - grainy and malty with a scent of lemon; reminds me a lot of a pilsner smell
T - crisp lemon and wheat, with a grainy taste as well; nothing too strong or overpowering
MF - a bit thin and hard to notice
D - this was a refreshing kolsch summer beer. Glad I was able to try this.

Aug 26, 2008
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BeerdNick

3.25/5  rDev -10%

Apr 11, 2012
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OompaMentor from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 05, 2018
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Strix from Wisconsin

3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden with a head that quickly dissipates.

Nose is a bit grainy and biscuity. Sort of faint.

Taste is bready and grainy. Reminds me a bit of a pilsner and a bit like cheerios. Not too much this side of your average macro though.

Mouthfeel crisp, not much carbonation.

Washed down food just fine, but doesn't really stand out.

Aug 29, 2008
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leadpaint76 from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Carbonation is good. Color is nice. The aroma reminds me of wet hay. To be honest this is not a style that I enjoy. A co-worker gave it to me to try. Its great to have people share beer with you. That being said I do think it represents the style very well. If you like this style it would be a nice beer to pick up. Cheers all have a great day.

Nov 30, 2015
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pwoods from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz. brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into a pint.

A: Pours a straw yellow with pristine clarity and slow moving carbonation. Short head forms and dies to a fluffy skim. A decent patching.

S: Sweet and crisp. Very pils like. Even a touch of snappy Saaz.

T/M: Light and refreshing. Saaz are there but lightly in spice and bitterness helping to keep is easy. A very small touch of yeast in the back. Malts are light on the palate with just a bit of sweetness.

D: One of the easiest drinking beers I've ever had. Great for sessioning. I think this was my first of the style and it definitely makes we want to seek more out.

Feb 25, 2008
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wartman

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

May 03, 2012
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DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 12, 2016
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hwwty4 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Boulevard Smokestack goblet. This beer pours a hazy, mellow straw with a 2 inch head that lacks in the retention arena. Very, very little lacing occurs as the beer recedes. Just a thin circle of head sticks around the inside of the glass. The aroma is slightly grainy, with fruity esters giving away notes of ripe apples and sweet berries. Just a hint of floral hops comes through in the tail of the aroma. The flavor is just as straight forward as the nose. A slight grainy appeal comes through up front with strawberries (weird I know) and apples, a bit of grass and just a wee bit of yeasty biscuits. The mouthfeel is light and leaves just a faint sweetness on the palate. Kolsch's are the Craft beer industry's answer to light, crisp, American Macro Lagers. I wish more people would really appreciate a good Kolsch when they see one.

May 31, 2009
Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 730 ratings