New Holland Pilgrim's Dole Bourbon Barrel Wheatwine Ale

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich, malty body with caramelized character and hints of raisins, nuts, and figs. Pairings: fruit crisps, crème brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.

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3.8
madmitch76 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2017
31st July 2017
Hackney Bottleshare. Thanks to Danny. Hazy amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and mildly dry, decent fine carbonation. Sweet malts, slightly thin. Spicy bourbon but it never gets out of hand. Bitterish bourbon ensues with a slight savoury vibe. Dried fruits. Trace of Port wine berry fruits. Smooth dry finish. Spicy linger. Nice.

3.8
MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Dark, toasted, malts, dark molasses, caramel, toffee. Clear, dark brown, tiny, creamy, white head. Medium sweet. More, sweet, dark fruits, sweet grains, caramel, toffee, soft carbonation, medium to full bodied. Very nice Barley Wine, rich and intense. Bottle shared at Leighton’s - thanks to The_Osprey!

3.5
The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017
July 2017 - Bottle share at LKS. As 'New Holland Pilgrim's Dole Bourbon Barrel Wheatwine Ale'. Reddy brown, light brown head. Aroma is bready, toffee, wheat and bourbon vanilla. Body is fairly light with tingly carbonation. Taste is toffee, spicy and boozy, woody bourbon. It's OK. (7-4-6-3-15=3.5)

3.4
mR_fr0g (13158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 31/07/2017. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A clear amber copper coloured pour with a a fine off white head and. Aroma is semi sweet, earthy, hay, diacetyl, brown sugars. Flavour is composed of toffee, brown sugars, mint, aged, . Stale.. Mint choc. Weird.

3.7
coachd (899) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Smells like apple pie, caramel corn and dark fruit, slightly boozy. Pretty amber color with a thin white head. Tastes like bourbon barrel, has dark fruit/quad qualities, chocolate, surprisingly roasty. Thick, oily palate, slightly carbonated. This was interesting, I had never tried a wheatwine, there are many barleywines that I like more.

3.7
Travlr (25755) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine. Gusher. Clear deep amber color, thin tan head with solid lacing. Aroma of burnt toffee, caramel, bourbon. Taste is sweet, boozy chocolate, bourbon, caramel, light butterscotch. It works.

3.5
john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle. Bought Aug 2014; BBE undated; Drank Jan 2016 - Dark Reddish Amber in colour. Slight off-white head. Spare lacing. Very Malty; wheaty, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, Bourbon, wood, some vanilla. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, prunes, dates. Bit spicy. Warming alcohol. Quite syrupy. Very sweet very malty bourbon woody and fruity throughout. Generally, not a style I enjoy but this was decent. (2016-01-18)

4.1
puboflyons (3467) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of 10/31/16. Just under 2 months old, which is young for a Wheat Wine/Barleywine style. Headless Reddish amber pour with decent clarity. Creamy characters lead off the aroma with a more subtle barley grain character, slight fruit, and no booze for 12%. Medium body. Same creamy and roasted barley malt characters in the flavor. Sweet. Mild but warming finish.

3.8
Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish copper. Aroma and taste are bourbon and dark fruits. Bourbon isn’t overpowering and it’s quite smooth.

4.1
Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
One of the smoothest, most easy drinking high-ABV barley wine’s I’ve ever had, and one of the very best beers I’ve had from New Holland. It pours brown with a very little bit of foam. The aroma is caramel, cereal malts, light peach notes, and some spice. The flavor is incredibly smooth. The bourbon barrel aging comes through bright and clear, adding vanilla to all of the character present on the aroma. The 12% ABV is an afterthought in the flavor. This thing could be a real trouble maker on tap.


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