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Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
okay

688 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: znichols on 04-03-2013)
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1/5  rDev -70.4%

jjarreau, Jun 11, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -63%

MinorThreat, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Rihup
1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

Rihup, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of hardy008
1.94/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a place clear yellow with a one finger white head with decent retention and lacing. The aroma has lemon, grains, and biscuit malt. Not very appealing.

Tastes somewhat bitter and herbal. There is yeast, lemon, grassy hops, and biscuit malt. Very bland and unappealing. I am glad I only have one of these.

Light bodied with plenty of carbonation. In my opinion this is a poor effort at making a beer. I would not buy this again, and I wouldn't accept a free one either. This is listed as a Belgian Pale Ale, but doesn't taste like one at all.

hardy008, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of javlin624
2/5  rDev -40.8%

javlin624, Mar 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

link5485, Jul 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

olliegaff, Sep 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Miami66, Jul 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

ABSoftball, Sep 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

DarthKostrizer, Jun 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Cris4545, Jul 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Lob, May 27, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
2.28/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear straw yellow color with a rocky white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of faint lemon notes along with some grain.

Tastes of some faint lemon notes with a little malt sweetness. Citrus hop notes come through first. This leads to a little grainy sweetness. Not much going on here, comes off as a more aggressive PBR. Finishes watery.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, I am not sure what they were going for here. It comes off as an adjunct lager to me, and not anywhere near a Belgian pale.

ocelot2500, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a clear brilliant gold with a medium white head, fair retention, some spotty lace.

S: Nice nose of tropical fruits, some banana, hint of grapefruit.

T: Not a fan. The malt is OK, but gives way to a grungy earthy hop flavour which I've found in NB beers before. I don't know what they're doing over there sometimes.

M: Crisp, relatively clean, very light-bodied.

O: Not worth a pickup. The smell is nice, but that is all it has going for it. This was a chore to get down in the end.

Halcyondays, May 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

JDeming, Jun 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Flathead_Monster, Nov 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Hallertau, Apr 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

jaswilson2, May 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Robloc303, Tuesday at 01:53 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

DocBrass, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of jbjohnso
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw yellow like my favorite American Adjucnt Lager: Coors Banquet.
S: Faint grapefruit, something reminiscent of citrus.
T: Chinook light but longing for something more. Almost IPA, but not quite.
M: Lager-ish when it comes to the clean, crisp mouth feel.
O: A gift to others, but not a buy for myself.

For me, as a homebrewer, it reminds me of a weak IPA made with Chinook hops that was aged for a couple months; the hop's bitter wore off a little. There's so much potential here, but it's not realized. Would it go well with bratwurst with stone-ground mustard? Yes. Would I buy another six-pack of this. Unfortunately, no. This is one of New Belgium's less-perfected efforts. Their 1554, Ranger, Fat Tire, Rampant IPA, I absolutely adore, but this is an introductory beer to non-beer drinkers or those of less-than-lovely beer appreciators. It's a good passage from Budweiser to real beer.

jbjohnso, Jun 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Pro_Magnon, Sep 03, 2014
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Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.