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New Holland Pilgrim’s Dole Bourbon Barrel Wheatwine Ale

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Rich, malty body with caramelized character and hints of raisins, nuts, and figs. Pairings: fruit crisps, crème brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3034) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Vintage 2014. Pours a thick well retained ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a clear copper body........nose is moderate dried fruits, with raisin, date, fig, hints of plum, heavy alcohol, minimal hops,,,,,,taste is sweet, with fig, date, raisin, notes, light whiskey, slight wood, nuttiness, light vanilla, minimal hops......mouth feel, heavy, sticky. chewy body, alcohol burn present, carbonation low. This is a huge, highly complex very alcoholic beer. The alcohol is ethanol, not fusel. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours a dark amber brown color with white head. Caramel, plum, malty, raisin aromas. Caramel sweet, malty, butterscotch flavored ice cream malt, , slight oak, light booze flavors. Light bodied than I’d expect from a 12% beer. A touch of oak, but I don’t get a huge bourbon influence. One of the more easy drinking barley/wheat wines I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2015
I’m glad more breweries are experimenting with the wheatwine and the barrel aging on this adds a level of complexity you don’t have in, say, a Blvd Harvest Dance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3765) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee in Muscatine. Amber to brown and clear appearance with a small, lingering tan head. Light sediment and active carbonation. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, oak, bread, vanilla, nutty, light fruity esters and a touch of bourbon. Similar flavor, medium to heavy sweetness, mostly hiding the alcohol. Full body with soft carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Pretty sweet, rich and somewhat complex. Pretty solid barley wine, definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a clear copper with small beige head. The aroma is strong gorp and vanilla. Medium mouth with similar flavor to nose, nice sweetness, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (636) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2014 vintage. Pours chestnut mahogany color. Small quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is plenty of bourbon, toffee, fig, raisins, vanilla, candied sugar. Flavor is intense bourbon, boozy, fig, toffee, vanilla. Lots of booze, though. Slight hop bitterness. Surprisingly effervescent. A little too strong. They could have tamed this one a bit. But still a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Ruby color with tan head that lingers and good lacing. Rich malty aroma and taste of figs, caramel, molasses, booze, raisins. Wheat and honey are also present. Syrupy and coating mouth feel. This was very, very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (5884) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Plummy ruby amber with a thin sticky off white head. Lovely nose with some brown sugary plum tones, cinnamon raisin bread, and a kiss of wheat. Big wonderful flavor with lovely cinnamon raisin toast from the nose, gentle cereal and bourbon notes, and a kiss of cinnamon toast crunch children’s cereal on the finish. Actually, once it warms, that children’s cereal flavor gets bigger. With lovely raisin bread tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
12 oz bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Slightly hazy amber, lots of prune and raisin, strong resin background. Heavy body, immediate alcohol and smoke, then some bready malt and roasted nuts. Long burning finish. Very intense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (862) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Has a really sweet nose. Pours a light brown. Bourbon aging enhances the barley wine.

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