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
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 721 |  Reviews: 308
Photo of Gear54
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look:
There is a decent head when I poured this one out of a 12oz. bottle (1-2 finger). The head quickly fades and streams of bubbles rise up to replenish the lacing that continues. Pale golden yellow and quite cloudy for a Kolsch.

Smell:
Smells slightly crisp, clean, fruity, and wheaty. Not much on the aromatic side (hops or otherwise).

Taste:
First flavors are bready and wheaty. Some fruity flavors start to show through (as if there was a touch of white grace juice in the mix).

Feel:
Light bodied without much fizz on tongue. A touch on the dry side.

Overall:
This is a pretty decent Kolsch styled beer. It is cloudier than I expected as the other Kolsches that I have had (and made) have been very clear. There was only a hint of white grape and fruitiness. I was hoping for that strong white grape/wine flavor that I have had in others. It is decent though, but not my favorite. I will buy a Fruh Kolsch instead in the future.

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Photo of deakin
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dustin22martin
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice representation of the style. Light bodied beer with a slight flavor of bananas and bread. Refreshing.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pilsner glass at Pacific Rim in Ann Arbor.

A: pours a deep,slightly hazy gold with a mild white head. Nice retention, little lacing to speak of. Little visible carb.

S: smells ale-y, with a generL beery smell. Ale esters definitely coming through. Would not mistake this for a lager.

T: slightly sweet, quite fruity, malty. Hops are noticeable; not quite the noble hop taste I associate with Kolsch style.

M: lighter side of mid-bodied; more carbonation on the palate than the appearance would suggest.

O: a fuller-bodied, sweeter, estery-er Kolsch, not as light or clean as say, Sierra Nevada, but with more "oomph." Great beer for dinner.

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Photo of scmtim
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mojo
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reptile3141
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jpatton94
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tlema1
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains, floral hop aromas, and light grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes clean and crisp.

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