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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
Pilgrims Dole is a barleywine-style ale made with fifty percent wheat malt, or what we at New Holland call a wheatwine. Pilgrims 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 Pilgrims Dole described the rations of bread and ale given to nourish wayfarers on their holy pilgrimage. At New Holland, Pilgrims 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, Pilgrims 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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Light brown body. Nose of Sherry cask. Oh dear God, this BW was TERRIBLE. Flavor is way wrong, rotten sherry cask and ick. I refuse to take another taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopper8 (135) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2017
This was impossible for me to enjoy. All I could get was strong and bitter alcohol without any hints of flavoring. It was a beer that sat so unpleasantly. It put me in a bad mood and I felt wrong after having it. Maybe it was just the particular beer, but I really hated it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3329) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at the 4th Annual Barleywine Tasting at Nicoles house on January 28. 12 oz bottle, 2005 vintage. The pour is a thin coppery gold with a very thin ring of light tan head and no lace as it vanishes. The aroma is pretty old. There is a good bit of oxidation and an alcohol head. Underneath that, that, there is a nice sweet caramel and a little dark fruit. Its pretty complex, but you can tell its a shell of its former self. The flavor is much of the same. Sweet caramel, light cardboard, a lot of alcohol, and a touch of dark fruit. The mouth feel is not as watery as youd expect. There isnt a lot of carbonation, and the aftertaste is lingeringly hot and full of oxidized caramel. Surprisingly not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1769) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
At the Barleywine event. 2006 vintage. Aroma is booze, hops, caramel, toffee. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is booze, caramel, hops, super balance. Mouthfeel is medium body, light to non-existent carbonation, smooth booze and caramel. Overall, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (4053) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2017
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit and some alcohol. Taste is caramel malts and very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (547) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2016
22oz bottle no date, old style with orange with orange silk screen, think around 2007. The aroma is caramel and bread. Pours a cloudy copper/brown, with mostly diminishing light brown head, very good lacing, see some floaties in it. The taste is sweet with a little bitter. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good, probably aged too long because of the floaties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1849) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2016
In my beerfest stupor, I entertained by juvenile brain by referring to this beer as Pilgrims Hole. Im hilarious, thats why. When I read the deScriptions line about drinking this from a rucksack I made it into fucksack for even more fun. Enough about my immaturity. Lets talk about how this beer packs buttery chocolate, subtle fruit, butterscotch, caramel, toasted malt, and tons of booze sugar into the flavor. Lets talk about how even it is for being so rich. Interestingly, the "Wheatwine" styles tend to ask us to look back on the time when times were hard and livestock were nervous. Still, if Pilgrims Dole were the type of ration available back then, it would make life on the frontier tolerable. You know, before dying of dysentery with only your teenage spouse and ten children to mourn you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (2083) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle/Fest. A- Oak, alcohol, cherry, subtle caramel. A- Copper color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Oak, cherry, alcohol, coconut, vanilla. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Balanced and complex. All around a solid beer with a few note I cant quite put my finger on they are blended so well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13566) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
A murky dark amber ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light loads of dark fruits, molasses, licorice notes, alcohol warmth, surranated hops, pleasant after more than 5 years. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, light licorice, very solid and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3593) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Clear brown body with a minimal tan head that quickly becomes tan ring of foam at the edges. Spicy caramel aroma. The flavor is very sweet, some hop dryness but not really any pronounced bitterness. some spice Full bodied , oily,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As New Holland Pilgrims Dole ].
ABV: 12.0%. Clear medium red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, sweet sugary malt, caramelized, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sugary, alcohol, dried fruit, caramelized. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140814]

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