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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Pilgrim’s Dole is a barleywine-style ale made with fifty percent wheat malt, or what we at New Holland call a wheatwine. Pilgrim’s Dole blends warming and slightly sweet flavors with a unique caramelized character. It would be an excellent accent to nutty dishes, fruit crisps or creme brulee.
During the 14th century, the term “Pilgrim’s Dole” described the rations of bread and ale given to nourish wayfarers on their holy pilgrimage. At New Holland, Pilgrim’s Dole is brewed for the cultural explorer of today. It is a rewarding discovery on the road to enlightenment.
Whether in a snifter or from your rucksack, Pilgrim’s Dole will enhance any experience and is certain to incite wanderlust and to fuel adventure.
It is a barleywine-style ale made with fifty percent wheat malt, or what we at New Holland call wheatwine. Pilgrim’s Dole blends warming and slightly sweet flavors with a unique caramelized character.

25° Plato, Alc. 11.4% by Vol.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (641) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Draft and bottle - to start my favorite New Holland beer . Pours a deep amber . Sweet caramel aromas with mild alcohol . Caramel flavors with a thick mouthfeel. Finishes sweet with a little warming alcohol . One of my favs to cellar . Outstanding ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaroonOrange (129) - - NOV 21, 2013
On tap. Reddish amber pour with a small white head. Notes of prunes and raisins, with lots of caramel, maple and bourbon. Very sweet and smooth. Strong and boozy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours amber with tan head. vanilla and oak aroma and taste. #gabf

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Oh dear lord. Hazy amber pour with a small quick fading head. Aroma was big time sweet caramel and bourbon. Cherries and fruit cake. Flavors were sweet and boozy, caramel, sweet fruit, bourbon and a woody finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This is awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2013
22oz bottle with sceen printing older vintage thanks to toby. Pours out copper topped with a small sand head. Aroma of pit fruit caramel malts toffee and a little hop. Taste is as the aroma with caramel malts leading the way some pit fruit still hanging on. A little of the hop bitterness on the end. This one was still holding up very well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a small head. Aroma is lots of fruity wheat and yeast esters, toffee and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fruity and peppery yeast and a fairly strong alcohol heat. Medium body with soft carbonation. This one smells really nice but the flavor is a bit of a let down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
22oz bottle, with an orange printed-on label. Probably several years old. Clear red-orange color. Minimal khaki head. Couple fine dots of lace. No hints of oxidization, that’s good.. Very smooth and easy drinking. No bite or burn in the taste. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, just a light warmth. Caramel malt, light earthy hop, lightly spicy. Bigger body, some smooth, lighter kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Some tropical fruity hop. Solid wheat wine. Holds up well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7557) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Prune, malt and alcohol aroma. Orange-brown with small head. Sweet raisin/prune, orange, barley malt and alcohol flavor. Nice body. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2290) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2007 22oz bomber shared at a local tasting, pours a clear copper brown with an off white head, the aroma has a nice amount of caramel and molasses, the flavor has a really sweet front end with a good amount of caramel and malt, some dark fruit as well, the abv is pretty hidden, held up well for being over 6 years old, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1935) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Clear dark amber with a large bubbled head cover and light streaks of lace. Taste is full caramel malt with candied fruit. At the finish, alcohol and dark dried fruit becomes apparent and cuts the sweetness for a good balance. Strong, appealing, but only one at a time! Recommended.


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