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New Holland Pilgrim's Dole - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

574 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 57
Gots: 43 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
A barleywine-style ale made with 50% wheat malt (a wheatwine) aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2003)
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This one pours a deep reddish-peach color, clear, with a one finger yellow tinted head. The head shows pretty good retention for a beer of this strength, and lots of really fine lace is left around the edges of my snifter after a swirl. The thick smattering of lace and the dense head are pretty, but the real kicker here is that beautiful hue.

S - Sweet fruitcake, dried cranberries, maraschino cherries, raspberry flavored cream cheese (as can be found at Panera), fruit-on-the-bottom strawberry yogurt, pineapple upside down cake with fluffy white icing, Dole canned pineapple rings, and that sauce stuff that is made from pineapples and caramel and often put on cakes and stuff. I wish I knew what that pineapple-caramel stuff is called. Coconut, marzipan, almonds, and cream cheese. Talk about complex! This is ridiculous! There are no trace of the usual beer smells (other than caramel), and hops are pretty much non-existent but I don't care! This stuff smells great!

T - Tastes very much like it smells... sweet coconut, pineapple, almond, caramel, and fruitcake. This is flavorful and complex, but what works excellently for the nose doesn't quite translate perfectly to the flavors. This is very sweet, and has an almost rye-whisky spice on the back end that is most likely attributable to the high levels of wheat in the mash bill. The flavor is deeper and more smoky than the nose suggests, and I'm getting a lot of bourbon and Old-Spice characteristics. The funky cream cheese notes that are great in the nose come off as sour and a little annoying on the tongue... sort of like that sour Greek/Lebanese yogurt stuff.

M - FULL bodied to the max... this is heavy, heavy brew indeed. This is almost flabby and overly sweet due to the lack of hops, but the alcohol and oddball flavors from the wheat make up for it and keep this one on track. Carbonation is mellow, and a tangy-spicy finish from the wheat is really nice.

D - This is interesting and unique, and definitely worth trying. However, this has absotootly no worth as a session brew. Really interesting, boozy, and complex like a smoky Islay single malt

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 21:39:54 | More by pmcadamis
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A: pours a clear copper with a finger of light tan head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Lots of caramel and vanilla on the nose with honey, oak, and bourbon following through.

T: Caramel, vanilla, burnt sugar, a bit of honey and oak, and a fair amount of bourbon. The finish is sweet and boozy.

M: Medium-thick body with low carbonation, this beer is sticky sweet and slick while avoiding being watery.

O: A solid beer, overall. Not terribly complex and a little too boozy, but still good.

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New Holland Pilgrim's Dole from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.