MrSquash (70) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy shit that is high boost. Had this in a two year old bottle and Damn was it strong! Malty smell but alcohol over powers
beechner224 (1017) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to dan. Pours copper, no head. Aroma of boost, sugar, more boost. Taste is more boost, sugar, yummy. Lots ofboost
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with very small head. very sweet and boozy with caramel malt and just a bit of hops. pretty harsh from the abv.
pete4999 (1412) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, I believe it was a 2011. Poured a deep dark brown. Very sweet, like caramel or toffee. Definitely doesn’t taste as boozy as I was expecting, perhaps because I had held it for so long. Very smooth and nicely crafted. A good beer for a style that I don’t often care for.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on-tap at Hop Cat... $3 for a tulip during Happy Hour? What a steal. I didn’t order this one myself, but had a few sips of it... a few very memorable sips.
Appearance: A ruby sort of color with a surprising little head on it with some patchy lacing. Looks good, but not the beer’s greatest attribute.
Smell: Phew! Bourbon and vanilla. Caramel. Wow, that is potent. Dark fruits, perhaps, but the bourbon, vanilla, and caramel are most prominent, for sure.
Taste/feel: Backwoods Bastard, in a sense... but this is a bit more harsh with the alcohol/not quite as smooth. Pretty significant bourbon character with a pretty hot finish. Vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits throughout the sip. This is actually a pretty excellent beer, though it definitely could have used a bit more time in the barrel, yet a bit less of a bourbon character. Needs some mellowing. Not as well crafted as Backwoods in my opinion, but still pretty awesome. Obviously, being different styles, this beer does have a VERY slight tartness to it.. by slight, I mean slight. It’s not like the other Wheatwines I’ve had before for the most part, but then again, those weren’t poured into a bourbon barrel.
I don’t generally jump up and down about New Holland, but they impressed me quite a lot with this one.
GTAEgeek (1867) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3 oz. sample at Exhibit A(le). Pours a cloudy butterscotch color with a medium, beige head. Immediate notes of caramel, toasted sugar, and vanilla, with some notes of orange zest and wheat. Very sweet, in a citrusy and syrupy sort of way. Very heavy body, creamy, thick, and velvety. Overall, this is an immense, boozy, and thick beer. The candy aromas and sweet flavor layer into a cloying, overwhelmingly sweet beer.
alliance100 (1104) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft and bottle - to start my favorite New Holland beer . Pours a deep amber . Sweet caramel aromas with mild alcohol . Caramel flavors with a thick mouthfeel. Finishes sweet with a little warming alcohol . One of my favs to cellar . Outstanding !
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MaroonOrange (137) - - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Reddish amber pour with a small white head. Notes of prunes and raisins, with lots of caramel, maple and bourbon. Very sweet and smooth. Strong and boozy finish.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours amber with tan head. vanilla and oak aroma and taste. #gabf
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh dear lord. Hazy amber pour with a small quick fading head. Aroma was big time sweet caramel and bourbon. Cherries and fruit cake. Flavors were sweet and boozy, caramel, sweet fruit, bourbon and a woody finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This is awesome.