Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by KajII:
3.39/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]
The pour was a lightly cloudy straw yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that eventually reduced to a fluffy puddled film with a large collar, which produced excellent full sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of grain and cereal malts, herbal hops and a soapy Belgian yeast with a bold note of citrus (lemon), a mild vinous scent, a definite fruitiness (must be the monk fruit) and a light peppery spice.
The taste was lightly bitter with a nice fruity sweetness and a creamy malty feel from the start, becoming decently hoppy with a strong citrus presence and just a touch of spice towards the finish. The flavor lasted a tad longer than average following the swallow, with the slightly spicy citrus taste fading slowly off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a creamy, dry texture and a ticklish carbonation.
Overall this is a good summer BBQ brew that I see it pairing very well with some grilled Surf and Turf...
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2013 14:57:14 | More by KajII
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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.