As the leaves start to slowly change colors and the cool crisp air of fall starts to creep in during the nights in lower Michigan, I tend to gravitate towards big abv, malty beers. I dug through my cellar and found a Pilgrim’s Dole from New Holland, this should be just the ticket.  This beer pours a ruby brown color with a small tan head.  It smells sweet, like candied sugar with a hint of alcohol and vanilla.  It warms you as you you sip on it, letting you know that it packs a punch.  The alcohol is very well hidden behind massive amounts of malt which ends in a sweet, vanilla finish.  This is the type of beer perfect to sit down with, drink slowly, and unwind from a long day.



Categories: Beer Reviews


Dennis · September 21, 2017 at 8:08 am

That’s an excellent review. I saw some bottle of this in the local store and thought about one, but hesitated – thought I’d go a different route for a day or two. Of course, living in Florida means it’s still hotter here than any temp you had all year long up there, so a heavier beer just isn’t called for yet. But I’ll try one now …. nice review, thanks.

    Dan · September 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for reading Dennis! I hope you enjoy it when you pick it up, it’s always a solid go-to!



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