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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34764) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with little off-white head. Spiced aroma, slight wheaty-like and a dry raisin note. Thick mouthfeel. Slight liqourice flavour, raisin note and thick malty. Dry finish. Warming alcohol finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
An amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavor quite dry with hops and lots of alcohol. I like the concept Wheatwine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Full-bodied, sweetish caramel and again overripe fruit. Some bitterness in the finish. Classical American Barley Wine without being stunningly interesting. 180807

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20915) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clear brownish amber, no head. Aroma of wheat bread with a touch of grapefruit. Malty and chewy, full bodied yet pleasantly dry. Lovely mix of wheat bread and caramel powdered with slight orangehops. Mildly warming finish with slight salty bitterness. An elegant beer with lovely balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17825) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
9th November 2008. Wheatwine (50% wheat malt). Low carbonation. Deep amber beer, slightly hazy. Dry and silky palate. Sour wheaty malt with a little brandy in the very dry finish. Shows it hand with the abv. Not overly complex but alright!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan
Amber color with red hue; medium head. Aroma of sweet caramel, vanilla, Bourbon, alcohol. Medium body strength, strong caramel flavor, vanilla, but not well combined; a bit too bitter, and, mostly, a rather unpleasant sweet liquorice finish. Not convincing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (14433) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle, 10%. Good fruity aroma, dried fruit, apricot. Cloudy dark orange colour. Small, soft, creamy head. The flavour is nicely fruity, creamy, quite bitter and with some alcohol. The mouthfeel is almost slimy, but OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Amber. Vibrant colour with a slight chill haze. Sweet, caramel and canned mushroom aroma. Some earthiness and a little bit boozy. Very sweet. Total caramel. Very syrupy. Not my thing at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear golden/copper beer, almost no head. Fruity caramel aroma, woody, whisky, toffee notes. Fruity vanilla flavor, licorice, toffee, vinous, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12294) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bomber from Beer Geek. Nice darker amber color with a few white bubbles and a slight ring for head. Very fruity, sweet aroma. Medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is malt sugar, some caramel, perhaps a touch of brown sugar. There’s a slight bite on the tongue tip. Hop is strong enough to more or less stave off the typical barley wine sweetness in the finish. The only heat I’m noticing is in my head. Arguably a lighter version of a barley wine, but I couldn’t mention one point where that’s true. Alcohol and wheat together for the ale and bread dole; drole.

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