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Pilgrim's Dole - New Holland Brewing Company

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very good

724 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 724
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 60
Gots: 79 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2003

A barleywine-style ale made with 50% wheat malt (a wheatwine) aged in bourbon barrels.
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Ratings: 724 | Reviews: 344
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with an almost one finger beige head, which fades quickly, leaving no lacing. The aroma is very sweet and has raisins, figs, dates, and toffee.

The flavor is also sweet and has toffee, figs, dates, raisins, and alcohol. Even though the alcohol is noticeable, it is not overpowering. I am glad I let his sit for 8 months, or this most likely would have been too boozy.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. There is an aftertaste of toffee, dark fruit, and alcohol. A nice effort from New Holland.

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3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle provided by Shaun #1, shared with me and Doug in snifters yesterday 6/3/2013.

Aroma: Bourbony, so very bourbony with a big vanilla presence plus a nice, tantalizing sweetness. Smells very good.

Colour: Pours a nice mahogany colour, small bit of white head. Not much lacing.

Flavour: Lots of bourbon, not as much heat of course. The barrel characteristic is very strong with its vanilla contribution. And the sweetness from the wheatwine is outstanding in how it complements the bourbon.

Mouthfeel: Thinner side of medium body, OK carbonation. Aftertaste has got a lot of barrel in it. Tasty. You can feel a little bit of heat but its not terrible.

Overall: Tasty barrel-aged wheatwine, well put together and the bourbon barrel definitely shines here- as I would expect from New Holland.

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Pours reddish brown with a white sudsy head.

Smells of caramel and tart apples.

Flavor is vanilla, apples, cinnamon, caramel and bourbon. Bit of hop bitterness.

Full body with light carbonation and boozy warmth.

Really tasty and powerful ale. Good sipper and great flavor.

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Pilgrim's Dole from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.