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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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.

3.8
GTAEgeek (2505) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3 oz. sample at Exhibit A(le). Pours a cloudy butterscotch color with a medium, beige head. Immediate notes of caramel, toasted sugar, and vanilla, with some notes of orange zest and wheat. Very sweet, in a citrusy and syrupy sort of way. Very heavy body, creamy, thick, and velvety. Overall, this is an immense, boozy, and thick beer. The candy aromas and sweet flavor layer into a cloying, overwhelmingly sweet beer.

4.3
alliance100 (1190) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Draft and bottle - to start my favorite New Holland beer . Pours a deep amber . Sweet caramel aromas with mild alcohol . Caramel flavors with a thick mouthfeel. Finishes sweet with a little warming alcohol . One of my favs to cellar . Outstanding ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
MaroonOrange (137) - - NOV 21, 2013
On tap. Reddish amber pour with a small white head. Notes of prunes and raisins, with lots of caramel, maple and bourbon. Very sweet and smooth. Strong and boozy finish.

2.6
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours amber with tan head. vanilla and oak aroma and taste. #gabf

4.3
mixmasterob (1060) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Oh dear lord. Hazy amber pour with a small quick fading head. Aroma was big time sweet caramel and bourbon. Cherries and fruit cake. Flavors were sweet and boozy, caramel, sweet fruit, bourbon and a woody finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This is awesome.

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2013
22oz bottle with sceen printing older vintage thanks to toby. Pours out copper topped with a small sand head. Aroma of pit fruit caramel malts toffee and a little hop. Taste is as the aroma with caramel malts leading the way some pit fruit still hanging on. A little of the hop bitterness on the end. This one was still holding up very well.

3.5
savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a small head. Aroma is lots of fruity wheat and yeast esters, toffee and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fruity and peppery yeast and a fairly strong alcohol heat. Medium body with soft carbonation. This one smells really nice but the flavor is a bit of a let down.

3.5
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
22oz bottle, with an orange printed-on label. Probably several years old. Clear red-orange color. Minimal khaki head. Couple fine dots of lace. No hints of oxidization, that’s good.. Very smooth and easy drinking. No bite or burn in the taste. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, just a light warmth. Caramel malt, light earthy hop, lightly spicy. Bigger body, some smooth, lighter kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Some tropical fruity hop. Solid wheat wine. Holds up well.

3.6
shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Prune, malt and alcohol aroma. Orange-brown with small head. Sweet raisin/prune, orange, barley malt and alcohol flavor. Nice body. Tasty.


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