Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by JimKal:
3.94/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a very clear light cold with a minimal head into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. there is nice lacing left on the glass as you consume the beer. Nice carbonation despite the minimal head.
S: Not a lot of aroma for me but I do notice a slight sour fruit note.
T: I'm not much of a fan for beers brewed with fruit (21st amendment's Hell or High Watermelon really didn't work for me) but I like most of what NB does so I wanted to try this one. I really liked it. A nice summer seasonal that has a slight sour note that works well for me.
M: It has a nice mouthfeel for a 5.5% ABV beer.
O:I will probably buy more of this one this summer. It deliver a lot of taste for such a light colored beer. Now if NB would put it in a can!
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2013 12:46:37 | More by JimKal
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3.64/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I have made a conscious decision to eradicate as much of the backlog of bottles from my inventory over the course of this summer as I possibly can. There are far too many of them and they are getting in the way of The CANQuest (TM), which is what really matters. I believe that this one was part of a box from my local, in-person trader, tone77.
From the bottle: "New Belgium's Employee Owners would love to have you stop by the brewery!"; "Rolle Bolle is a woderfully fun Belgian yard game and a delightfully easy summer ale. Brewed with monk fruit and soursop it stays true to the Belgian tradition of playing with beer and all that goes into it. Roll on."
The pour was great, churning a pseudo-cascade into three fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head that resembled meringue and was evincing great retention. My gosh, but the color! It was a pale-yellow (SRM = 2, maybe) with NE-quality clarity. My urine is, more often than not, darker than this. Nose had a musty, salty, citrusy quality, like a melange of Berlinerweisse, Gose and northwest hops. Wow. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with some nice effervescence. Taste was slightly tart, kind of lemony, but with a yeasty mustiness, also. Finish was tart and dry, but very pleasant on a Summer evening. I know that they have begun to transition to CANs and this would make a fine CANdidate for Summer outings.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 22:27:19 | More by woodychandler
Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.