Tonight I will be checking out a beer that I haven’t tried before from New Holland Brewing Company called New Holland El Mole Ocho. El Mole Ocho is a Chile beer with 10.5% Alcohol By Volume (ABV), and it is released annually in October.
New Holland El Mole Ocho is a mahogany colored beer, glowing a clear, ruby red when held up to a light. A small tan head briefly tops it off before crackling away, and the lacing is minimal.
The nose has roasted coffee, cacao nibs, peppers, along with some underlying caramel malts.
Continental malts start things off in the taste, complemented with caramel, coffee, with a pepper spice cutting across the middle, darker fruity esters, coriander and other spice, including a bit of warming alcohol. The mouth is medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
New Holland El Mole Ocho is a pretty complex beer, but I am not sure everything is working together in harmony. Each sip provides a different element of the taste a time to shine, and overall it is pretty tasty, but I doubt El Mole Ocho is for everyone.
New Holland El Mole Ocho : B
New Holland El Mole Ocho Specs
Gravity: 22 Plato
Malts: 2 row, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate
Beer Reviews by Prof Sudz