Pilgrim's Dole | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
904 Ratings
Pilgrim's DolePilgrim's Dole
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A barleywine-style ale made with 50% wheat malt (a wheatwine) aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
904
Reviews:
387
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
150
For Trade:
11
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.89/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pizzawingsbeer
4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An incredible Bourbon Barrel aged barlerwine. The flavor of bananas and some yeast bread are over powering but the cloying "collapsing mouthfeel "when you are swallowing a huge beer. It is definitely the best barley wine I have ever had. I am going to assume I didn't get the bourbon aged. My keg is yeast and barley and mush and stuff! It is awfully good though.

CHEERS!

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4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review based on notes, got this one from czoch75, Cheers Clint!

Pours caramel with 3+ fingers of tan head. Super lacing & good head retention

S: Cakeyness, Bourbon & dark fruit

T: Toffee, a bit of booze, cakeyness & rum butter up front along with a slight smokeyness. This really mellows out as it warms, smokey toffee & some oakyness. Finishes dry, buttery & cakey

MF: Sticky, medium bodied with slight carbonation

Drinks really easy for the style & ABV. Drinks more like a super smooth barley wine to me, this one is very well done!

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to OneDropSoup. This was sent as an extra in a trade, and this has been high on my wants for some time.

22 oz bottle poured into a Boulevard Smokestack chalice. Small, but tight white head, a few specks of lacing. Color is a warm and toasty chestnut brown, very nice clarity.

Smell is very complex. It starts off sweet with a hint of coconut, and then gradually warms up to a fresh baked loaf of wheat bread. Yeasty and warm. Alcohol is hinted at. Taste is equally complex. High levels of toasted wheat, yeasty spices, it's liquid bread.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, medium smooth carbonation. Wheat wines are so freaking awesome, not enough are brewed.

Blipped "Young Pilgrims" by the Shins

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer has a crystal clear warm brown body with a thick creamy light tan head that sticks to the sides of the glass. There is a nice swirl of tiny bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- This beer has a big full aroma of caramel sweet toasted malt and oak with some smooth toffee notes and coconut hints. The smell makes me want to huff and huff this beer.

T- The rich taste of sweet toasted malt has some darker toasted malt and caramel flavors. There is some nice oaky notes followed by a slight alcohol bite.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a slight chewy texture to it. The finish is a nice alcohol heat that is just enough to clean up the sweetness but not overpowering.

D- This beer is big malty and sweet without being too sweet. The oaky notes are nice and bold without being overpowering against the malt. This is a great sipping beer.

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4.68/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.67/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Pilgrim's Dole from New Holland Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 904 ratings.
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