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Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
77
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673 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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jbjohnso

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:54:51 | More by jbjohnso
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hardrock

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-12-2013 20:29:21 | More by hardrock
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-12-2013 00:38:00 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz pours a pretty clear yellow color with a nice, dense and creamy white head. Retention and lace are both super.

Nose is lemon zest, biscuts, grassy hops and a light nutty yeast. It definitely has that distinctive malt/yeast aroma that is unique to New Belgium.

Have no idea what monkfruit tastes like, nor soursop...but it does have a tart citric flavor that is evident that is more fruity than hoppy. The biscuity malt is lighter than the aroma and there is not much sweetness here at all. Body is nice for the style and it is pretty crisp and refreshing. It's got more in common with an American Blonde ale or APA that a Belgian Pale. Not sure I'd buy another sixer, but it goes down easy and my sixer wont last long.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 23:47:37 | More by twiggamortis420
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-11-2013 18:04:32 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +18%

06-11-2013 17:24:21 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-11-2013 14:59:33 | More by drabmuh
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profholt82

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-11-2013 05:29:04 | More by profholt82
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jjarreau

Louisiana

1/5  rDev -70.5%

06-11-2013 01:10:46 | More by jjarreau
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TerryB

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2013 23:03:12 | More by TerryB
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csadkins54

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2013 19:04:44 | More by csadkins54
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-10-2013 17:07:17 | More by InfragilisBrew
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-10-2013 16:27:38 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2013 05:14:17 | More by WDJersey
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw yellow with a small white head that recedes too quickly. Starts off with great carbonation but it's gone in 60 seconds.

Smell: Fruity. Peaches and pairs, with a very faint sourness that really doesn't seem to be a factor at all.

Taste: Medley of fruit. There's a melon flavor I can't put my tongue on. Tangerine maybe. Possibly passion fruit. In the background is still this very faint sourness that doesn't bother me at all.

This is a flavorful yet refreshing beer. The fruit flavor is spectacular and unique. This type of fruity beer should be tried be everyone, even the non-geeks.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 18:53:30 | More by donmonkey1
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-09-2013 17:29:10 | More by jkermitj
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2013 12:21:51 | More by scruffwhor
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dlcoblen

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-09-2013 04:26:03 | More by dlcoblen
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-09-2013 02:39:38 | More by apasternak
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Gerred

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-09-2013 01:39:11 | More by Gerred
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ajdemma

Georgia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-08-2013 23:08:57 | More by ajdemma
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-08-2013 22:02:35 | More by gritz147
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

06-08-2013 20:32:49 | More by ZinFanDave
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.94/5  rDev -42.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 16:00:53 | More by hardy008
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2013 11:22:59 | More by csurowiec
Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.