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Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing

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702 Ratings

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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: znichols on 04-03-2013)
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3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- what everyone else says. Straw-ish yellow. Although, having poured it into the NB chalice, I got a 2 finger head from a best before Aug. 18th 2
013 bottle.
S- interesting. I did smell biscuits as well, along with foreign smelling fruit notes. No one here seems to know what monk fruit or sourops smell like including myself.
T- great! Unusual, but exactly what I was looking for from a grocery store. Unique, tart, bitter, but fruity.
F- light and easy. Extremely drinkable. Almost too light for my taste, but it fits the summer ale style.
O- I agree there is more to be unlocked, but take it from someone who does not prefer fat tire, this is worth a try on any summer day. It's no where near greatness, but a Sixes is worth a shot. 5 left and they will be gone tonight.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle - $1.69 - dated Best Before: 15Sept.2013. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: This ale looks like a typical lager, with a pale yellow body and a smallish white head.

Smell: This ale does NOT smell like a typical lager. Instead, there are notes of soursop and monkfruit - honestly, I don't know what either of these ingredients smell like, but the aroma is certainly unusual and these are likely suspects. Hints of lemon pith and light biscuits. More odd and interesting than appealing.

Taste: Lightly tart, bitter and fruity, with the odd flavors I again suspect stem from the use of soursop and monkfruit.

Mouthfeel: Near medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry, crisp, clean finish.

Overall: A distinct, intriquely and lightly fruity ale. Not sweet but instead mildly tart with a bit of bitterness.

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2.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a half finger white head. Not very good head retention or lacing for that matter.

Aroma has some BPA yeasty qualities with a fairly hefty dose of citrus. Also some earthyness that is so typical of New Belgium

Flavor is on the light side with some musty earthyness along with tropical citrus. Some lemon and yeast but then it all drops off very quickly leaving a seltzer-like mouthfeel. Very watery and just a light bitterness.

Overall, a pretty unimpressive and weak beer. Everything just comes up short from aroma, to flavor, to mouthfeel. Not a great effort from New Belgium.

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Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.