Pilgrim Fall Ale | MadTree Brewing

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Pilgrim Fall AlePilgrim Fall Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Pilgrim Pale Ale

Pale ale brewed with cranberries, walnuts, vanilla beans and pilgrim hops.

Added by Lukass on 11-09-2014

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#29,624
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
47
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i love the idea of a thanksgiving beer like this, and its cool to have more beer from these guys in the market here, but i think i wanted a little more from this one overall. the vanilla really dominates, and while i like this sort of thing in a paler colored brew, i also think it overwhelms the cranberry and other ingredients a bit in here, its all vanilla, and on top of that, its not totally natural tasting to me, i get an almost plastic artificiality to it, more chemical than bean in the flavor, and it seems to stain the palate almost immediately. thats not to say this isnt tasty, because it is, and it fits the season nicely, but there is a certain cheapness to it because of the way the vanilla tastes and takes over that is unflattering, at least to my palate. i get faint astringency from the cranberry in the texture but i dont get much of their flavor, which is a shame, i think the fruit would be a nice balance in the mix. i like the earthy hearty bready baked tasting malt base, and even though i dont get much walnut in here, i like knowing its part of the mix. there is some bitterness at the end too, and while i have never heard of pilgrim hops, they seems like a higher alpha noble type, at least in this context, a touch spicy, autumnal, and good for bittering balance. cool beer, a few tweaks away from being amazing, but a neat recipe for the season! i want more cranberry and walnut flavor in it and a more authentic vanilla profile...

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Photo of lsudduth
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of norinco
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erk0607
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark gold, wheat coloring with a mostly white head that lingers
Smell: Soft, fall spices, some roasted grain/toast flavors
Taste: Allspice, nutmeg, some cinnamon, overall... some spices you would associate with fall. Strong flavoring that overcomes chips and pretzels.
Feel: Light-medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation, doesn't really linger. Somewhat fluffy.
Overall:: Best paired with a dinner, not something you would drink on its own... it could stand up to a dinner. Overall, a good beer best served with a fall meal.

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Photo of prototypic
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdFed
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/19/2017. Pours lightly hazy medium golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big cranberries, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, red apple, orange zest, walnuts, vanilla, light pepper/pine, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity hops, cranberries, vanilla, walnut, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big cranberries, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, red apple, orange zest, walnuts, vanilla, light pepper/pine, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus zest, grassy, spicy bitterness; and slight fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of cranberries, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, red apple, orange zest, walnuts, vanilla, light pepper/pine, lightly toasted bread, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops, cranberries, vanilla, walnut, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious fruited/spiced American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops, cranberries, vanilla, walnut, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful for the low ABV. The fruit/vanilla complements the Pilgrim hops perfectly. Walnuts complement the bready Munich malts. A very unique and enjoyable offering. It all works very well together.

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Photo of _andrew_
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zanico
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1mrbeer
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crewfan1952
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nhirsch04
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
2.33/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of udfan07
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a mug and it was a hazy orange color. Tasted a hint of vanilla and at the finish of the beer a hint of cranberry. A very drinkable beer for fall

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Photo of BB1313
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Canned on 9/14/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are subtle with some hints of caramel and vanilla. The cranberry aromas are mild. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose for the most part. The cranberry flavors are subtle and balanced. The vanilla flavors are mild. Moderate to low sweetness with a low earthy bitterness. Hints of fresh grass in the mix. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with active carbonation. It's very smooth and obviously easy to drink.

This is an alright brew. It's surprisingly clean and refreshing. I guess maybe I expected more of a cranberry and vanilla presence, but those adjuncts are still ultimately there. The flavors and aromas open up as it warms a bit. It's not bad at all.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying this at White Squirrel in BG, KY....it poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent was non-descript. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink and I'm getting a hint of vanilla. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of YalovaIA
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pilgrim Fall Ale from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 47 ratings