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Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing

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703 Ratings

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Ratings: 703
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:
Beer added by: znichols on 04-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

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2.54/5  rDev -24.9%
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 and 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 adjunct american beer drinkers. I won't say the beer sucks, I'd rather say it's not for me.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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1/5  rDev -70.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.