Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by circus_cat:
3.86/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pale golden with a marshmallow fluff, bright white head. Reviewing it with the style and the occasion they call for in mind, it couldn't look any better. Total summer poolside beer look.
S: Sour bready yeast, lemon zest, hay, fresh cut grass.
T: A lot like the nose, except lemon is the dominating flavor. Some background noise of what I would describe as "dad beer"--what we all probably drank in college but more like the pleasant thing that you fondly remember your dad giving you a sip of as a kid (if this at all makes sense to you).
M: Refreshing is the word for this one. Clean, lively. Just what you want on a summer day.
O: Really, really good summer beer. Obviously, this isn't a complex IPA with 10 kinds of hops and caramel malts working the balance or a huge imperial stout aged in maple bourbon barrels for a year--but it IS just what it advertises: a refreshing summer beer. Surprised it gets kind of low marks, with that purpose in mind.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 22:29:54 | More by circus_cat
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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.