New Holland Mischievous

Posted: July 9, 2016 in American Wild Ale, New Holland Brewing Company, Reviews

I haven’t really been sleeping lately. I go through this periods of borderline insomnia and then the next week, I’m fine. Hopefully I get some sleep this weekend. One thing that helps with sleep is beer, so let’s crack this open.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Wild Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Mischievous presents flavors derived from its 100% Brettanomyces fermentation. This wild yeast contributes earthiness, spice, mineral-character and slight tartness.”

Random: The beer uses German Magnum hops and B. Brux Trios Ura yeast.

The beer poured with a quarter of a finger of white head that dissipated instantly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, light orange color with a lot of carbonation. The nose had a significant vinous quality to it, with white wine grapes and even a light toasted oak. There was also a touch of acid, but not much else. The taste was also quite vinous with oak and white wine grape. Vanilla was there as well, and then the acidic note came through, like a mild vinegar. The body was thin with high carbonation. The finish was instantaneous and slightly tart. I enjoyed this beer. It went down easily and would make a great introductory sour beer for someone. It was also relatively affordable for a sour at $8.99 a bomber ($.41 per ounce). I wouldn’t hesitate to have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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