New Holland Full Circle | New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Full CircleNew Holland Full Circle

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by inebrius on 11-11-2002

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love a good Kolsch. Light gold in color with a fruity aroma...a touch of malt is present in the smell as well. Delicate in flavor, light and refreshing. A hint of hops in the taste. A bit more malt than is normal in the style, but very nice.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; light gold in color; 1 finger moussy white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: pale malt and citrus;

T: bready up front; then it's pale malt and noble hops through the mildly bitter finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: style-wise, it hits all the right notes for me;

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Photo of Raislak
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mgcarney
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New Holland Full Circle Kölsch

New Holland used to be one of my favorite breweries back in the day when I was still new to this craft beer game. Overall I still enjoy a lot of their beers but there are usually better ones out there in the respective style. Found a single bottle of this for $1.79 at my local Meijer and figured why the hell not. Let's drink it.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle hard poured into a pint glass. Beer pours rather murky, not exactly typical for a Kölsch but hopefully means there will be some more in the flavor profile. Head is about a finger in height and quickly dies down to a moderately thick ring around the edges and starts leaving small amounts of immediate stick. Carbonation appears to be on about moderate.

Smell - Starts off with a lot of pilsener like malts. Smells more like a German Pilsener than any type of Kölsch. Bit of creamed corn and a touch of skunk which is surprising as the beer is rather fresh and in a dark bottle. Not a massive nose, and seemingly not much to style.

Taste - This beer is definitely skunky to high hell. Lots of corn like flavors that are rather creamy but it certainly isn't anything to write home about. Not a very Kölsch like flavor based on past experiences with the style.

Feel - The feel on this brew fits what it should. Medium thickness in terms of the body with a creamy feel overall thanks to the remaining cap. Carbonation is about moderate and the beer is skunky as hell on the tongue. Swallows with skunk bitterness.

Overall - A brown bottle beer from a few dozen miles North of me brewed about a month ago that tastes like a green bottled beer brewed a year ago from overseas. If that is what you're looking for, pick it up. Otherwise, pass for sure in the future ...

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

this should be better than it is, these guys can really make some killer beer, so oddly let down by what should be a rather basic beer for a brewer to assemble. maybe its old, but i cant read the date on the bottle. smells a little oxidized, but it seems like there are some weird properties to this that dont belong in a kolsch style at all. i get notes of wild blueberry, you know, the little tiny ones that grow in the mountains, and then some almost belgian tasting yeast. nothing german at all about this beer, these flavors arent bad, they just seem out of place. what is entirely inappropriate here is the acidity in the finish and the lingering metallic notes. where do those come from and why are they here? to me these are off flavors in a style that should be light and easy drinking and simple. i like the soft malt texture, but i cant get past this acidic tangy finish. way off for me, and it hurts the overall enjoyment of the beer. new holland can make some wonderful beer, but this doesnt appear to be one of them. perhaps i will try it fresh on tap one day and have a different opinion, but as it stands, there is a lot to be desired here...

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Photo of leadpaint76
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of monk2021
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moodles
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in November 2015.

Appearance: Light golden with white head. Beer is clear and not cloudy. Head is thick, and sticks to the glass.

Smell: Aroma is sweet like a lager. I do not smell much hops.

Taste: There is a little bit of an edge and bite to the flavor, but is is also sweet like a lager.

Mouthfeel: Light, creamy bodied. Soft alcohol.

This is a smooth light-bodies beer. Easy to drink with some variety of flavors.

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Photo of RDW
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gear54
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle into a pint glass.

Smell is typical for the style. Crisp clean and strong aromas of wheat and malt. Nice

Taste follows exactly with nice wheat flavores and clean crisp cirrus behind it. Bread yeast helps with balance.

Classic for the style. New holland turns out another solid brew.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Onto another Kolsch!

A : Pours a pale gold color with about 5% opacity. The head is 1 finger tall, recedes a bit, but sticks around at 1/2 finger indefinitely. Some hilly lace is left on the sides.

S : A typical American-style Kolsch aroma, with peach, plum, and straw. A faint hint of pear and apple as well. Largely wet and beery after that.

T : Graham cracker, honey, peach pie filling, and some cracker malts. A bit of straw comes in afterwards, followed by a touch of crisp apple, and it waves goodbye with the same grace as it enters - with golden graham cracker crust. The flavors are somewhat subdued in the favor of drinkability.

F : A soft dense creaminess accompanies an electric carbonation and a semi dry finish.

O : A pretty decent Kolsch with some weak points here and there. It's a soft beer for sure, but a little haze would be nice in the appearance. The nose was nice but fairly weak, and the flavor was unique but too quiet. I'm sure there are better Kolsches out there, but this isn't a terrible one by any stretch.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

New Holland Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 667 ratings.
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