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New Holland Pilgrim's Dole - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

584 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 57
Gots: 46 | 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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siege06nd

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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Can't remember who I need to thank for this one, though I think it's bertram...

A. Pours a deep, clear, dark copper color. A half finger of beautiful, consistent, light tan head pops up. Head retention is solid at a quarter finger with decent lacing.

S. Expressive caramel and treacle notes. Stone fruits of cherry and roasted fig. Toffee and subtle notes of chocolate around the edges. Barrel presence is there, but it takes on more of a brandy or sherry note...not a bourbon blast at all. This smells warm and inviting, like a freshly baked caramel tart.

T. Huge malt up front, with chocolate, caramel, and loads of toffee. A subtle nuttiness in the flavor profile also. Fairly substantial brandy/sherry flavors with a soft, buttery backbone. A big, thick malt base...like biting into a husk of pumpernickel. Finish is rather tannic and boozy, with a big dry blast of alcohol on the back end, which I assume is the bourbon barrel.

M. Low carbonation and absolutely packed with the aforementioned flavors, but it falters on the finish, which is too dry, too tannic, too boozy. Doesn't completely ruin the experience, but it certainly detracts from what came before.

O. This is an impressive barrel-aged wheat wine. The malt bill here is complex and hearty, a fantastic showcase of different malt flavors. In fact, everything is really top notch until the finish...this bottle has at least a year on it and the finish is still way too boozy and hot. It fails to stick the landing, but that doesn't diminish the fact that this is a strong wheat wine regardless. Pilgrim's Dole is, however, the rare instance where barrel aging diminished as opposed to improved the beer.

Serving type: bottle

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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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2012

Very clean yet exceptionally striking in its ruby complexion it poured with a stiff khaki head that had nice retention.

The nose is somewhat tempered but after some exploration the aromas begin to become much stronger. The wheat malt graininess is very evident along with chocolate, toffee, vanilla, caramel, oak, sweet bourbon, tea leaf and raisin.

The flavor is full of butterscotch, toffee, Werthers candies, brownie, light chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and the woodsy oakiness of the barrel.

The feel is full, somewhat thick with a bit of alcohol heat.

I actually went into this a bit skeptical but it served very well as an after dinner dessert and an over all great beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2013. Light in body, caramel in color with little to no head. Huge vanilla smell in the front, caramel sweetness, toffee, bourbon and burnt sugar. Basically tasted like a BBA English Barleywine, except maybe a little less sweet. Slightly under carbonated, took a little away from the taste. Really well done wheatwine that I was happy to drink, but would have loved to have had this aged. I think 2 years would do wonders for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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New Holland Pilgrim's Dole from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.