Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Swimming Lizard | New Holland Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by salvo on 09-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Photo of Florida9
3.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes 8/28/11

Swimming lizard
7.1% dubbel (this is a fruited dubbel, not a lambic)

mahogany color minimal head tannish no lacing 3.5
Smells of fruity malts and cherries oaky vanilla notes in the background 4.0
Taste is similar. Light on the cherry, but it's there. Sweet. Malty. Darkbread No bitterness. 4.0
Medium bodied, low carb, no bitterness 3.5
A good beer, not a true Belgian, but a nice local version of the style. Drinkability is decent. 4.0

 465 characters

Photo of salvo
4.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cherry Belgian fruit beer is well balanced between the fruit and the beer.

Nose starts with a hint of clove and banana, then it's all cherries: tart Michigan cherries, at that. Belgian yeasts assert themselves, too, after the initial banana and overwhelming cherry. As it warms, the sugars are also stronger and more noticeable.

Strong cherry smelling boozy Belgian. Not too fruity and not too beery: the flavors are nicely balanced. White head, too, so it's different than the others as the summer of Belgian fruit beers comes to a close.

 547 characters

Swimming Lizard from New Holland Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe