Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Holland The Carhartt Woodsman

This oak barrel-aged pale ale is from the New Holland Brewing Company of Holland, Michigan. It is 4.4% ABV and uses Michigan-grown Cascade hops. It celebrates the 125th anniversary of Carhartt clothing, also a Michigan company.

The beer pours an orange-amber in color. There is a half-inch head of off-white foam. The aroma is bright, citrusy, orange, can detect the oak, over a caramel malt, very pleasant. The taste follows the aromas directly, first citrus and orange, fruity tang, but also sweetness, toasted oak with woody dryness, all layered on a caramel malt. The beer is easy to drink, softly carbonated, dry, with low bitterness. This is all around very nice, and I liked it even more when I tried it again. 

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