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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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.

25° Plato, Alc. 11.4% by Vol.

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EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - SEP 19, 2014
A solid Barleywine style ale brewed with wheat. The taste is a little different from a traditional Barleywine. Not quite as sweet, but very smooth for such a high ABV. Slight caramelness, but all in all a good barley/wheat wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

hman43 (1747) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 It pours brown with very little head. It has aromas of rich malt, wheat, nuts, caramel, and plums. It has rich malt flavors that has a certain sweetness to it with wheat, caramel, plums, raisins, and alcohol. It has a full body to it that is somewhat chewy. There is a sweetness to the aftertaste with a moderate bitterness as well. Overall, this is a full body, malty rich with balance and bitterness delight with high alcohol content, but without any hotness to it.

kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Very dark brown with a thin white head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet boozy vanilla ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

chucklemation (1748) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany, transparent, with no head. Has a scotch-like aroma. Flavor is very reminiscent of a hard liquor, such as scotch or bourbon. Perhaps there’s a touch of caramel, and any dark fruit comes out a little bit in the aftertaste. Might be interesting to revisit after a year or two. Very strong. The similarity to hard liquor turns me off.

MarkPine (17) - - JUN 26, 2014
Really nice amber color with a fingers head. Lots of caramel flavor. Very warm taste with a good booze finish, again caramel flavor. Definitely a long session beer. Would love to try it aged more.

MrSquash (155) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Holy shit that is high boost. Had this in a two year old bottle and Damn was it strong! Malty smell but alcohol over powers

beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to dan. Pours copper, no head. Aroma of boost, sugar, more boost. Taste is more boost, sugar, yummy. Lots ofboost

rumproasts (5546) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
bottle. amber with very small head. very sweet and boozy with caramel malt and just a bit of hops. pretty harsh from the abv.

pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle, I believe it was a 2011. Poured a deep dark brown. Very sweet, like caramel or toffee. Definitely doesn’t taste as boozy as I was expecting, perhaps because I had held it for so long. Very smooth and nicely crafted. A good beer for a style that I don’t often care for.

Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Had on-tap at Hop Cat... $3 for a tulip during Happy Hour? What a steal. I didn’t order this one myself, but had a few sips of it... a few very memorable sips. Appearance: A ruby sort of color with a surprising little head on it with some patchy lacing. Looks good, but not the beer’s greatest attribute. Smell: Phew! Bourbon and vanilla. Caramel. Wow, that is potent. Dark fruits, perhaps, but the bourbon, vanilla, and caramel are most prominent, for sure. Taste/feel: Backwoods Bastard, in a sense... but this is a bit more harsh with the alcohol/not quite as smooth. Pretty significant bourbon character with a pretty hot finish. Vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits throughout the sip. This is actually a pretty excellent beer, though it definitely could have used a bit more time in the barrel, yet a bit less of a bourbon character. Needs some mellowing. Not as well crafted as Backwoods in my opinion, but still pretty awesome. Obviously, being different styles, this beer does have a VERY slight tartness to it.. by slight, I mean slight. It’s not like the other Wheatwines I’ve had before for the most part, but then again, those weren’t poured into a bourbon barrel. I don’t generally jump up and down about New Holland, but they impressed me quite a lot with this one.

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