New Holland Brewery Carhartt Woodsman Barrel-Aged Pale Ale is the brewery and beer featured in this blog. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest Craft Brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Holland Brewery. Let us get into this Pale Ale.
It has a cloudy copper to darken golden color with a white head on this pale ale. The aroma has a faded to slight notes. I cannot pick up what it is. The taste has a light citrus to earthy with oak notes. The aftertaste has oak notes finish. It is kind of drinkable beer.
Here is a descriptions from the beer bottle:
Locally-grown Cascade hops bring a brightness to this barrel-aged American pale ale. Malt sweetness and toasted oak combine for a smooth, refreshing finish.
Here is a description from their website (www.newhollandbrew.com):
Celebrates craftsmanship and hard work. Locally-grown Cascade hops bring a brightness to this barrel-aged American pale ale. Malt sweetness and toasted oak combine for a smooth, refreshing finish.
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Closing, I do not know how I felt about this brew. I am trying to keep positive about this beer and craft brewery. I just find myself at times looking at New Holland as an average craft brewery. They do make some good beers. They shine the most in their high-end beers. I am talking about 22oz and four packs. I was interested in this beer because this could be the beer to turn around their six-pack line. It is an average brew. I love their effort and out of the box thinking. I did liked it but I just feel the Pale Ale does not work too well with aging in barrels. I love when it is a Brown, Stout, or Porter. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser