Red Dawn | New Holland Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by salvo on 09-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Red dawn is, at 4.5%, totally sessionable. Strong malt smell and rich taste, though quite light. Biscuit malt lends sweetness. Peppery finish. Nose is red ale but the finish is like lager.

I can only hope that New Holland is auditioning replacement recipes for SunDog, for which I do not care. And it's a lower-alcohol, richer tasting session red/amber, which I imagine will only make New Holland fans of more mainstream amber drinkers. Side by side, Red Dawn and Sun Dog have family resemblances, but RD is a richer-flavored and more assertive beer. It retains more of what I think are the New Holland brand characteristics. So I'd suggest more explorations in this vein, or even refine this one a bit and replace that old dog of a red. Think of the movie cross-marketing possibilities.

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Red Dawn from New Holland Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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