1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
Rolle BolleRolle Bolle

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

702 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Rolle Bolle Alström Bros
Ratings: 702 | Reviews: 117 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mitchster
4.26/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought a single of this for $1.79 at BevCo but liked it so much I went pack and got a sixer.
Brewed with Pale malt, Oats, Monk Fruit, and Soursop. Hopped with Target, Cascade, Amarillo, and Centennial.
5.2% ABV, 155 kcal/12oz, 30 IBU's.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear very pale straw golden, forming a billowing rocky bone white head with superior retention and solid sheets of rocky lacing. Carbonation is moderate strong, ~3.0 carbs or so. The aroma is very peculiar....I love it. Strong notes of Gewurtzaminger, roses, lychee fruit, mango, and floral/lightly skunky/kinda funky hops. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean and very refreshing. The taste is excellent as well. Pilsner-esque delicate malt body with some grainy husky notes, a very pleasing medium bitterness, plenty of hop flavor but also nicely balanced with a light tartness and a little earth in the aftertaste. Clean finish., no DMS. No perceptible off flavors or aromas.

This is really interesting. the combination of the fruit and hops give it a white wine nose and flavor which I haven't had in a beer before. I really dig it though, and this would be a great beer for white wine loving friends.

Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bmwats
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Pale yellow. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly slowly leaving some persistent residue as it does. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Sourdough bread, plenty of hay and yeast.

T: Tastes like it smells. Hay and yeast with a nice hoppy bite.

M: Light and crisp. Slightly sweet and hoppy in the front, lightly bitter finish.

D: Can be pounded session style, but worthy of savoring.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice foamy head, and plenty of persistent lacing. Light grainy nose, really yeasty accentuated with some aroma hops. Light body, yeasty finishing with a crisp hop bite. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of stampfler07
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- pours a sparkling yellow with a full finger of course white foam that lingers a bit .

Smell- yeast- pool chlorine, some clove cinamon. maybe even a touch of sawdust. definately belgian-y

Taste- a lot of clove and cinamon on the front end a faint taste of fruit or citrus not sure if that comes from the hops the monkfruit or the soursop ? dry light and fizzy doesnt linger on teh palate .

Mouthfeel- light bodied not much of a lingering aftertaste. Dry , but a good lawn mower beer

Overall- I like this its like a belgian blonde , without all the commitment alcohol, warmth and viscosity. The chlorine-y smell made me immediately associate this one with sitting poolside. And I think it would compliment that setting. maybe a fine selection of grilling meats and light charcuterie.

Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Lob
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of stanale
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of kew
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of trocketsauced
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of swtchuck
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of L_E_X
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of truesolution
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mrmitsui29
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of swimfire
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of amrozga
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Chokobo
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jmick28
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ciconiiformyouth
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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