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Bourbon Barrel Aged Pilgrim's Dole - New Holland Brewing Company

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90
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wheatwine aged in second use Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: dlello2 on 12-17-2011)
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4.37/5  rDev +7.1%

WCW, Sunday at 02:57 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Doublechar0517, Sep 23, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage, poured into a snifter

A- pours a crystal clear amber-ruby color with a small fizzy white head that disappears almost instantaneously, leaving no trace of any head behind

S- big & boozy bourbon aroma dominates up front. Beyond the bourbon, notes of rum soaked raisins, sweet caramel malt, butter toffee, oaky vanilla, fig, maraschino cherry, licorice & caramelized brown sugar

T- lots of boozy barrel notes up front with big bourbon flavors mixing with oaky vanilla. Beyond the bourbon, note of dark fruits kick in with highlights of raisin & fig, along with dark cherries. Sweet caramel malt gives notes of molasses & toffee, the finish gives more oak, along with lingers of rye-like spice & licorice

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a big boozy warming finish

O- This was very good, it actually reminded me of a classic Manhattan cocktail. It's pretty hot at only a few months old, I may have to buy more of these to put away for a while

Treyliff, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Johnny_Duck, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BarrelAgedG, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

josephwa, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

BellsFan, Aug 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

zimm421, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nmann08, Aug 22, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

Appearance: brown color that hints at garnet with a nice brightness when held to the light. a slight, centimeter, tannish head that fades pretty quickly but leaves a ring around the glass and a slight lacing on the sides. opaque due to the darkness but still lets quite a bit of light through. 4/5

Smell: bourbon soaked dark fruits, figs and plums. sweet boozy caramel. 3.5/5

Taste: opens up with some bourbon along with dark fruits, ranging only from figs to raisins. notes of vanilla and oak. ends with a decent strength booziness. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: fairly light and wheat-like at first but bourbon and booziness make things end up a little stickier. a slight warmth to it. 3.75/5

Overall: a decent offering from New Holland, certainly not their best. Not sure exactly like pilgrams dole is like but this version is clearly mostly the product of the barrel aging, but thats not a bad thing for this beer. I think the raisin aspects are just a bit too strong for me on this one.

SportsandJorts, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

PG2G, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

shiznit7, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

pandow, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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NewGlarusFan, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JasonTaverner, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

OldSmaug, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

DerrickW, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

LukeK, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

moscow2042, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Knapp85, Jul 12, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark burgundy amber with a thin cream colored head that dies down really fast and leaves a healthy thin cream/tan colored lacing.

S - Caramelized malt, vanilla, oak, bourbon, light graham cracker, and toffee.

T - Follows the nose: balanced throughout with oak, bourbon, caramelized toffee, and vanilla.

M - Thick, full bodied, sticky, silky on the tongue, and boozy effervescence up the pipe hole.

O - Big, enjoyable, one dimensional, and deserves to be sipped in a snifter at room temp.

jzeilinger, Jul 05, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy brown, reddish body with a fluffy beige head.

Smells of caramel malts, alcohol. A real compliment.

Vanilla, caramel, bourbon and barrel from the outset. Alcohol's just a hair much. Still, a delectable, big malt-centric brew that's like a mix of honey, wood and maple.

Rich beer that's smooth with lower levels of carbonation.

pants678, Jun 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

griffiam03, Apr 24, 2014
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Pilgrim's Dole from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.