madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th October 2011
Hazy amber - brown beer. Smooth silky palate, semi dry. Rich toffee - slightly boozy. Trace of vanilla. The rum is quite subtle. Semi dry finish - warming. Bitterish aftertaste. Decent but was hoping for something much more.
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Deeper red hue with a fluffy two finger khaki head. What a nose on this: sweet, dried fruit, cherries, sweet grain, herbal hop notes, and of course some rum barrel. Taste is very sweet, smooth if a little boozy, with a subdued bitterness underneath. Palate is nice and thick, oily, sticky, definitely a sipper. This is probably my favorite brew that I have had from New Holland. Wheat wine done right in my opinion: hefty and strong with no concessions. And the rum barrel aging was a good choice here. The sweetness of the wheat wine and the rum blend very well together. Really awesome stuff.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Denver Rare Beer Tasting. Cloudy orange appearance with a cream colored head. Sweet, slightly boozy, rum, rich wheat malty aroma. Spicy rum, rich caramel malty, fig, dark malty flavor.
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of a giant Elvis at GTMW - Rosy amber, with a thin tan head. Bready and sweet aroma, with a sweet bread base, and soft yeastiness. Not picking up rum per se, but more of a general sweetness. Taste is smooth and sweet, with light herbal hops, a sweet malt base, and the rum on the finish. It’s not overpowering, and it warms all the way through. I hated most of the sweet beers I tried all fest, but not this one.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
MiBG Summer Fest 2011. orange, amber looking body. overly sweet all around, this beer is pure spice, clove, and sugar. big overripe fruits and traces of herbal notes. cloying
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at MBGSF 2011. Pours a hazy orange amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with a hint of rum. Flavor is very sweet caramel, herbal flavor, again with rum hints. I really liked regular Pilgrim’s Dole when I had it, but this is too sweet.