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RATINGS: 432   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.


3.2
   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 (849) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a lightly hazy dark ruby with a small bit of white head. Aroma is kinda boozy. Dark fermented fruit, caramel, bread and a little oaky bourbon. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Lots of warming alcohol with dark fruit, caramel, bourbon oak and a little hop bitterness. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I wish I would have had this when it was a little colder outside, because it is definitely warming me up.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Thanks to Dad for this but unfortunately this one was a miss. Over the top in a bad way. Very complex though like drinking a dried fruit/hop/roasted barley malt ball. Didnít work for me at all. Didnít pick up any wheat. Serving: Bottle

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Rich grain and caramel aroma, grapenuts, and peanuts. Cloudy ochre, thin head. Much more grainy and drier on the palate. Slightly boozy and watery. Certainly a more malt forward barleywine with no wheat character and not terribly well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
I havenít cuddled up with a barley wine in a while, and this one did not dissapoint. A very nice dark fruit, sweet malt and aroma. The taste was very similar , but it had a nice bourbon effect happening.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2012
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle code so this is probably over a year old. Pours hazy brick red color with a small light khaki head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, raisin, toasted malt, biscuit, vanilla, wood, light citrus, light fruits, and some spiciness. Very nice aromas with good complexity going on. Taste of big caramel, molasses, raisin, toffee, vanilla, wood, toasted malt, bread, herbal spices, and light wheat. Not much bitterness; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, light fruits, wood, and spiciness on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a huge creamy and slick mouthfeel, that drinks super smoothly for being over 11%. Alcohol is extremely well hidden; I am really not noticing much at all on the finish. This was not the flavor profile I was expecting out of a wheatwine, but this is an outstanding brew. Big creamy and lush body; with a very dessert-like flavor profile; without being cloyingly sweet. I would have this again for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours a clear amber/brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma has bourbon and vanilla, a bit of candied fruit, caramel. Flavor has lots of bourbon...almost a bourbony burn...some oaky vanilla notes, a hint of brown sugar...boozy. mouthfeel is on the heavier side and the finish is dry, slightly hoppy/bourbony, and warming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
My first wheatwine unless we count one I made and this definitely had a sweet wheaty base with a oak-like tinge even though this wasnít the oak version. Texture seemed a bit flat like iíd find in an old ale but plenty of flavors which made this a good one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1034) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours headless brown with red hues, rimming brown head. Vanilla and caramel, oaked, brown sugar. Sweet caramel and brown sugar, banana, chocolate and apple, mild alcohol. Drinkable. Solid.


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