New Holland Malt House
Added on Friday, Aug 5, 2011 at 05:13 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Other
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Michigan
  Price: $35 Availability: Specialty Stores
Made from a mash of malted barley, smoked barley and rye.
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 

The nose starts malty with Scotch-type notes then yields to rye with a definite pot-still character.  The palate starts a bit sour with a fair amount of woody notes, rye spice, and a bit of soap.  It's a bit flat and has that one-dimensional woody flavor that comes from small barrel ageing. 
The finish is wood planks and rye.

[Batch 1 Bottle 153] 

Tim
 

N: Light new-makey hints under a pretty hefty wood presence. A bit thin, a little white pepper and some raw alcohol notes. 

 

P: Sweet upfront, kind of a mix between a pure white dog sugary sweetness and a bit of a more developed malty flavor. There's a light hop quality to it as well (think oily, earthy and dry). Wood underlies. 

 

F: The hop-like character continues and has a little chewiness. Some malty, almost beery sweetness. Moderate wood. 

 

It's only been aged 6 months and shows some of the expected roughnes. However, it's much more even tempered than, say, Lost Spirits. The hop flavors are so subtle I could be imagining them but this feels like it has a distinctly beery lineage.  

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