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

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Pilgrim's DoleBourbon Barrel Aged Pilgrim's Dole

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
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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

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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.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Pilgrim's Dole from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.