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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Pilgrimís Dole is a barleywine-style ale made with fifty percent wheat malt, or what we at New Holland call a wheatwine. Pilgrimís 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 ďPilgrimís DoleĒ described the rations of bread and ale given to nourish wayfarers on their holy pilgrimage. At New Holland, Pilgrimís 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, Pilgrimís 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. Pilgrimís Dole blends warming and slightly sweet flavors with a unique caramelized character.

25į Plato, Alc. 11.4% by Vol.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Tap. Pours clear light orange. Slight coconut aroma thin head. Taste sweet rather thin boozy coconut

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle at Ryan's shared with friends. Pour is crimson amber with a frothy off-white head and great lacing. Brown sugar, caramel, prunes, and raisins in th aroma. Very malt forward. Taste is big prunes, raisins, caramelized sugar, light grapefruit and bread but a bit boozy. Sticky mouthfeel with medium carbonation. A little too much alcohol present in this one and a bit unbalanced. Hmmmmm

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2012 vintage. 24.8 degrees plato, 12% ABV, and aged in bourbon barrels. Pours a deep amber brown with flaming crimson highlights and a ring of toffee-khaki head that produces some big soapy clingy lace. About half a finger of tight bubbled foam is produced with a vigorous swirl. It really sticks to the inside of the glass not surprisingly. Nose involves a healthy dose of sweet bourbon with oak and vanilla, lots of doughy bread, dark fruits, dates, some slight cherry, a bit of buttery toffee, and some nice vaporous alcohol. Taste is very sweet, but has a substantial bitterness at the beginning and end to balance. Palate is very full, viscous, oily, chewy, pretty warm with alcohol, and tingly with bitterness and a somewhat active carbonation. Iím sure this would round out and cool down a tad with age, but this is another example of how drinking a big beer fresh has its benefits, too. Big and ballsy, smooth yet strong with alcohol, daring you to keep going. Sticky, lengthy, quite complex, powerful. Damn good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
48FanInCali (728) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Fairly disappointing example of the style. maple pour with very little head. Nose is grainy and light caramel but not much else. Taste is fairly bland with little of the characteristics that I typically love with this style. Still better than most macrobrew beers but certainly a letdown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Beer Geeks. Pours a brownish, amber color with no head and almost no lacing. Very syrupy, oily just from looking at it. On the smell, I get vanilla, oak, raisin, lots of breadyness, molasses, maybe some soy sauce. Smells like the English style should, lots of sweet malts and dark fruits. Tastes very sweet up front, along with some plum or raisin, booze and bread. Then get a nice carmel, creamy middle that coats the mouth and then goes into a burning warmth, along with some more malt and molasses on the finish. Not much hop presence except for a little spiciness. Canít get any detection of wheat, but Iím sure it cannot show through the other bolder flavors. Definitely a sipper. Full, oily body with low carbonation. Definitely would age if I had a bottle and would be much better in a year or two, but still smooth for the abv already. Good winter beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Thick, caramel, spruce, cheese, brown, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, average carbonation, in your face Barley Wine. A friend gave this to me to try. On style, complex brew. I guess better for the winter months.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
This is a thick, sweet, and boozy one. Slight vanilla and mostly caramel in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle@Home. Toffee aroma with hints of cheese and raisin. Amber colour, off-white head, fair lace. Very sweet, cheesy, light bitter, herbal, laurel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2012
Vanilla, bourbon, molasses; pleasant alcohol burn. Complex, almost like sipping a whiskey. Very sweet; mouthfeel was rather unpleasant, will not buy again.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (939) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle @ SF. Murky brown with sudsy head. Smells kind of musty, boozy, and grapey. Also kind of tastes like corked wine. Sweet after taste.


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