Incorrigible | New Holland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Sammy on 06-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
406
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
76
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mondial 2013 one-off. Average mouthfeel. Hits the style, but not as sour as others I have had in the style. No head on pale yellow body. Bretty Sugary residual flavour. Simplistic but Nice changeup at the fest. Good drinkability and I would try it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of spycow
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

On draft, pours a clear, super pale yellow. The carbonation looks a little off, with zero head, very still. It looks like pale apple juice

The nose is pear, white grape, a little bit of oak, with bread dough and yeast. There is a little bit of sweet funk coming through too. The flavor is slightly tart, more pear and apples, grape skins, a bit dry. I get lots of wood on the backend of this. Mouthfeel is fine, this is very drinkable, but the dry and tart don't go together well. This isn't my favorite from them.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Admittedly, I had to look up "incorrigible" simply to see why the term would be used in the naming of this "White Sour". Incorrigible seems to apply to corruptible children. So I'm thinking that this a juvenile delinquent of a beer.

Pouring not-so-white, the sour pours with a peachy gold hue with a still and mild haze. A dainty white lace forms on the surface and breaks apart halfway through the session. Looking much like rose wine thereafter, the sour ale escapes any need for lace or long-lasting retention.

Sharp aromas pierce right through the nose with dry white wine, tart cider, apple vinegar and the distinct mustiness of dried lemons and limes. Its mild pungency is dusty, straw and hay-like but without crossing over to barnyard character.

Its vinous character also shows in taste as the sharp acidity of sour grapes play out on the early palate. With is very slight sweetness, and terse malt character is of dry grain and a hint of thin honey and powdered sugar that gives the sourness a "Sweetheart" floral candy taste. But the middle invites a rounded salty tone to heighten the sense of citrusy sourness in much the same that margaritas do. Only in the finish does an aftertaste of wheat pose a bready taste long after its palate-stripping sourness subsides.

Thin to taste, its the clean sour taste that's celebrated. Its mild creaminess is short-lived as the light candy sweetness also falls to the wayside. What's left is a palate cleansing middle with strong lactic acidity. Its finish is clean, fruity and somewhat seltzer water-like.

This Berlinerweiss is hardly unruly. Its sourness is as comfortable as it is challenged as some of these "white sours" can be much more sour than this. But not as full or sweet as others, Incorrigible is a formidable German-style Sour Ale that makes me crave pairings of clams or oily fish.

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Photo of emerge077
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle of this after trying it and remembering it wasn't bad, also $5 a bomber. Well, we have "white" IPAs and stouts, now a" white sour" whatever that means.

Pours a pale gold with rapidly rising trails of champagne carbonation. Head fades away rapidly to nothing, which also resembles champagne, but kind of a visual bummer.

Aroma is nice, crisp tart crabapple and very light traces of barrel funk.

Taste is bracing at first, moderately sour with a lasting dry puckering finish. Lactobacillus, crabapple, white grape, vague water cracker malt. Very clean and pretty acidic. Could use a little more complexity, but for the price I'm not really complaining. Light and effervescent feel, works well with fatty foods like cheese and charcuterie. Good palate cleanser.

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Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear pale honey color with a modest head that descends somewhat quickly; not much lacing

Smell: A little bready, a little tart and a little funky

Taste: Acetic and fruity, with a hint of lemon and strawberry tartness; crisp and dry, oaky finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Easy to drink and a bit of a Berliner on training wheels; quite enjoyable

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/3/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of sour green apple, lemon, lime, pear, white wine, wheat, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, oak, light leather, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of fruity/funky yeast ester, oak, and light-moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of sour green apple, lemon, lime, pear, white wine, wheat, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, oak, light leather, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour green apple, lemon, pear, white wine, wheat, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, oak, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and light-moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is an excellent Berliner weisse! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak, and light-moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. I enjoyed this one a lot.

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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 4/18/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, esters, some citrus and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a big sour bite that dominates followed by some mild citrus flavor. The malt and wheat characters are thin and the hops presence is extremely mild as you would expect in this type of beer. The after-taste is sour.

M: Very crisp and a little smooth, light body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, slightly filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent sour beer to drink for a while.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.87 out of 5 based on 406 ratings.
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