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

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Pilgrim's Dole
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

2.5 A: Lightly hazed orange amber color. Less than half a finger of frothy off-white head than fell quickly and left no lacing. Lots of crap floating around.

3.5 S: Big hit of booze from the start. Caramel with apple and peach fruitiness. Bourbon isn't really strong, but there's enough for it to be a good complement to the brew. Leathery with oak.

3.5 T: Taste may even be boozier than the nose. Doesn't matter too much since it's still pretty tasty. This time toffee shows up with the caramel. Light fruits again. Leathery bourbon with peat and vanilla notes.

3.5 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy, but a bit too syruppy at the same time.

3.5 D: Not bad. Huge beer with big booze and lots of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:25:31 | More by DavoleBomb
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-13-2013 18:42:03 | More by Wade5614
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HardyA

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

07-08-2013 22:53:35 | More by HardyA
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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-04-2013 02:06:57 | More by Rihup
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2013 02:59:01 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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nitter

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2013 19:04:33 | More by nitter
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-01-2013 02:06:16 | More by duceswild
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mikul93

California

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2011 Alc. 12%

Poured into Duvel Tulip

A Pours a dark amber. Hard pour with a smidgen of eggshell head that quickly dissipated. Very small ring of head is clinging to the sides of the glass.

S Immediate bourbon notes, followed with toffee and dark fruit. Bourbon is very forward but it's nice.

T Nice bourbon flavor hits you right away, followed by brown sugar, some vanilla with a little spicy after taste. It's not heat at all, but there is that peppery sensation on my tongue. Not bad at all.

M Medium to thick viscosity.It really coats your mouth. For 12%, this is a smooth beer. Over time, the heat must have really been brought down.

O This beer was an extra and a very pleasant surprise. I think I might put out an ISO: for this vintage and see what I can find. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 04:48:39 | More by mikul93
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-24-2013 01:04:06 | More by mrandypandy
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Michigan

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-19-2013 04:59:55 | More by Michigan
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Pilgrim's Dole from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.