Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.16/5 rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says best before 25th of August 2013.
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear yellowish golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of clinging lacing.
Smell: A fruity and fairly spicy aroma with a good grassy and malty presence. Earthy and floral hops upfront with good hints of grass. Bright and crisp hints of citrus orange, lemon, and melon. I'm not sure what soursop or monkfruit smell like, but there are quite a bit of fruity esters going on here. Pale malts with hints of biscuit, grains, hay, crackers, and oats. Also some hints of pepper spicing. A pretty nice crisp aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a crisp and earthy taste with lots of fruit esters and pale malt. Good taste of earthy hops upfront with floral notes and a good dose of grass. Citrus hop notes of lemon, orange, and melon. Some wine grape like fruit notes that I assume come from the monkfruit and soursop. Quite complex with the fruit taste. Bready pale malts with notes of biscuit, grains, hay, crackers, oats, and yeast. A solid crisp taste with nice subtle fruit undertones.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth. Finishes fairly dry.
Overall: A pretty solid lighter summer beer. Good grassy hop notes and a nice complex mix of fruit esters.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2013 07:09:56 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
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.