New Holland Full Circle | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Full CircleNew Holland Full Circle
BA SCORE
3.58/5
721 Ratings
New Holland Full CircleNew Holland Full Circle
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly New Holland Lucid

Added by inebrius on 11-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,048
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
721
pDev:
13.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
84
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 721 |  Reviews: 308
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 4/26/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, herbal, floral, cracker, bread, grass, earth, and light pepper. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength; spot on for a kolsch. Taste of lemon, grass, pear, pepper, herbal, biscuit, floral, earth, and light toast. Lingering notes of light fruits, grass, herbal, biscuit, earth, and light pepper on the finish for a short bit. Great flavor balance and good complexity; with a nice amount of flavor for being under 5%. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming noticed at all. Overall this is an excellent kolsch! Nice amount of flavor and great balance; extremely smooth and easy to drink as expected. Very well done, and spot on to style. Great choice for a session beer, plus it is year round.

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Photo of kuestegg
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of GR_Rick
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tassell1
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of kynap55
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of boonejag75
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of shade13
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of imbibehour
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Gaffel Kolsch stange.

A fairly decent pour yields and almost dull light orange body, a bit hazy with some nice tiny rising bubbles. Head is kind of creamy and tiny shampoo fluffy, with a good size but settles fairly slowly.

Nose is interesting. Slight bile, but mostly a real nice clean and floral effervescence. Some bread action, a little bit of crisp. Not too bad for a Kolsch.

Hitting the palate everything gets toned down. Mild bread notes but finishes with a faint metallic tinge. Crispness slightly but mixed with a thick malt also. Feel is not too bad, there's a bit of depth on the finish which add some play. Wetness character a bit, with the flavors not sticking around long.

Overall it's an ok beer, but for a fav style of mine this isn't really anything memorable. I wish it had more of a bready tasty to it.

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Photo of Hyouhoshi
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of schoolboy
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I have a new strategy to back fill my reviews one brewery at a time. I picked New Holland first because they are a pretty good brewery that I would consider visting some day.

This kolsch is somewhat average. It could be more aromatic. There is now a lot of foreign matter in the bottom of mine, so I'm about done.

It had a reasonably good taste, not too sweet. The head and lace were pretty much non-existent. I hate to dump all of the rest of this but I don't know if that foreign matter we supposed to be there or just landed in my glass. I really don't need to drink this again.

Amendment - I had the opportunity to have one again after a real German one and it really was poor in comparison.

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Photo of glowsun
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Kevin55
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of MattBreight
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bmoney
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TurboBrew
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy yellow with minimal head..

S: Smokey campfire smell... smells like carmel and bread sorta.

T: Has a bitter bite, then fades to a carmel-biscuit-ish flavor.. Kinda a grassy flavor. interesting indeed.

M: Medium malty flavor with a strange smokey carmel taste

O: worth trying, but not for me. Definitly a solid brew though that is very drinkable

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Photo of ccozzi
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of gunclubchris
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of wakajawaka76
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brbrocc
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Gabbyaboutipa
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is straw with an off white that dissipates quickly.

Smell grainy, i get some husks of grains and light wheat, maybe biscuit.

Taste is pretty clean, a light lingering stickiness and maybe even some saltiness - hop presence is a little grassy with just enough bittnerness to clean up the light wheat and malt flavors.

Mouthfeel is pretty neutral, nice carbonation and lingering flavors.

Overall, this has a good backbone in malty and grainy/bready flavors and its nicely carbonated - just not a head turner but solid.

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Photo of webmanspidey
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, this is a bright golden color and slightly fizzy. Smells sweet and grainy with hints of white grape juice and honey. Taste leans on the sweet side, with more white grape juice and only a very light hoppiness in the background. Very mild, drinkable, and refreshing.

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Photo of pas2315
5/5  rDev +39.7%

New Holland Full Circle from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 721 ratings
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