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.