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New Holland KourageNew Holland Kourage

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mitchster on 01-28-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by sopor:
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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, barely any light, with a thin head leaving little lace. Flavors start out with bitter roast malts and develop into coffee. Hops add just the right amount of bitterness. Nutty and biscuity dry malt notes come in in the aftertaste. Moderate body and relativley easy to drink.

Not an Enlgish Barleywine anymore according to the bartender. More of a double brown ale.

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Photo of deejaydan
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark for an "american brown ale", as the brewery calls it. Has a licorice taste/smell that I love, although it might not be correct to the style guidelines. I think that this is now a "seasonal" at the brewery, only made once a year. Full mouthfeel, coating all parts of the mouth. Very drinkable as well, but I wouldn't want more than 2-3 if I have to drive.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a find. I'm told by Tikki that this hasn't been brewed in over a year, and I just found a 6'er of it sitting around collecting dust at this little party store. Having never heard of it, I was psyched to try it out. Pours out semi-hazy, though it's bottle-conditioned and there is a thick layer of yeast in the bottle, requiring a firm pour to achieve a modest creamy light-tan head with poor retention and sparse lacing, leaving a thin layer of sticky clumps. Aroma is distinctly that of a barleywine...Alcohol, prunes, raisins, big amber malts, and a hint of that New Holland huskiness. Mouthfeel is very full, thick and soft, coating the tongue with a medium-dense body. Taste begins with some well-balanced hops, which then quickly succumbs to the prunes and raisins, taking on a port-like character...a large amount of amber malts throughout the middle followed by a balanced bitterness which is perfectly melded into the finish. The aftertaste has a late huskiness with some chalk and a clean finish. Cleanly fermented. The alcohol is mildly warming.

I would guess that this is closer to 8% than the 6% stated here. It's not as intensely hoppy as traditional barleywine, and not as mild as a brown ale...perhaps a double brown ale? At any rate, the 1 year sure didn't hurt this baby, and I'm gonna stick the other bottle downstairs to cellar.

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New Holland Kourage from New Holland Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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