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

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91
outstanding

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

08-18-2014 18:15:14 | More by SportsandJorts
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PG2G

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-18-2014 02:44:22 | More by PG2G
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shiznit7

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-16-2014 04:56:37 | More by shiznit7
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pandow

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-16-2014 00:30:07 | More by pandow
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Enter your review...

08-14-2014 19:33:30 | More by NewGlarusFan
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-08-2014 02:20:13 | More by JasonTaverner
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-02-2014 19:09:04 | More by OldSmaug
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-29-2014 01:26:35 | More by DerrickW
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LukeK

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-25-2014 01:32:51 | More by LukeK
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-23-2014 15:37:17 | More by Chuffbomb
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moscow2042

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-21-2014 01:07:31 | More by moscow2042
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-14-2014 21:14:59 | More by _morandi_
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-12-2014 22:34:05 | More by Knapp85
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

07-05-2014 04:18:16 | More by jzeilinger
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pants678

California

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

06-08-2014 04:17:56 | More by pants678
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griffiam03

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

04-24-2014 05:20:42 | More by griffiam03
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-29-2014 03:48:42 | More by thebouch01
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Dizzy

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

02-20-2014 02:56:13 | More by Dizzy
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frenchblood21

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog tulip. Today's date is 1/29/2014.

Appearance- Deep amber/very burnt orange when held up to a light. Brown while sitting on my desk. Half a finger of cream colored head that reduces by half and then just stays.

Smell- Fig, bourbon and vanilla in that order. Then I get prunes and sweet caramel in the back. I hope the taste is exactly like the smell.

Taste- Way more bourbon than in the nose. More spice too. I detect clove and orange zest. The bourbon is pleasant and not over-powering.

Mouthfeel- More carbonation than expected. Much hoppier too. Great coating all throughout mouth and throat.

Overall- Great beer! To be honest, I will be going back to the spot I got it and look for more. This is not quite a barrel-aged barleywine and not quite a barrel-aged wee-heavy, but it is amazing.

01-30-2014 01:38:41 | More by frenchblood21
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%

12oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks man!). 2012 vintage, I believe that it is a November release. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours deep, dark, russet orange with a quarter finger pale head. Head fades quickly without leavng any lace.

Smells of bourbon, caramel, oaky vanilla, raw natural sugar and a vaguely dark fruity or yeasty note. Nice.

Sweet layers of flavor. Initially a good bit of bourbon barrel character along with caramel and toffee. Brown sugar, honey, dark fruit, sweet wheat, a little spice and a healthy dollop of booze.

Oily medium heavy feel with moderate carbonation. Sweet bourbon and wheat finish with the alcohol lingering.

I'm a fan of Pilgrim's Dole to begin with and the bourbon barrel is an outstanding compliment. One of my top three wheatwines. I really hope that New Holland does the barrel treatment again this year and that Georgia actually sees it.

09-09-2013 04:37:48 | More by ThickNStout
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-06-2013 23:17:10 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-16-2013 01:53:01 | More by ubenumber2
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-15-2013 20:01:15 | More by Zaphog
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a cloudy light red with a nice off white head. Smells of Bourbon, wheat, and candy, very sweet smell. Tastes of sweet syrupy smoked bourbon barrel with slight wheat aftertaste. Beer is very sticky, full body good carbonation for style. Overall, a very good beer.

07-28-2013 21:41:44 | More by cyclonece09
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Wade5614

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-13-2013 18:42:03 | More by Wade5614
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Pilgrim's Dole from New Holland Brewing Company
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