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Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing

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77
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669 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 116
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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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

2/5  rDev -41%

05-10-2013 00:43:16 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-09-2013 22:39:11 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

05-09-2013 21:11:08 | More by jacewg
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Brown_9ft4x

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

05-09-2013 11:59:09 | More by Brown_9ft4x
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BucannonXC5

California

3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 4, 2013
Misc.: Best by Aug. 18, 2013

Poured a yellow pale clear color with one finger of off-white head. Very bubbly. Good white foamy uneven lacing on the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries along with floral hops. Seemed to be some Belgian spices in there as well. Also some grassy malts.

Initial taste reminded me of a much lighter version of Fat Tire. Got hay, grains, grass and sourdough bread. Some boysenberries, lemon grass and some bitter Belgian spices.

Light body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Watery abrupt finish. Crisp and good for the summer.

Not a bad beer for the style. Great for the summer. I’d probably have it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 06:47:19 | More by BucannonXC5
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
5.5% ABV, Best Before: 18AUG13

A - I'll be forthcoming; I've never had a either monk fruit or soursop so lets see what it's like! Bright clear golden colored, Rolle Bolle (pronounced "roll-e bowl-e") is crowned by a moderate stark white head that leaves thin lines of lace traipsing around the glass.

S - Suggestions of unique tropical fruit suggest the contributions of monk fruit and soursop and add a great, almost pear-like crisp citrus accent to the beer's light yeasty spice and gently hopped nose.

T - As if the nose wasn't quite light enough, the flavor thins out even further focusing more on the addition of the two unique fruits. A pale malt base has grainy undertones with light hints of sweetness and a complimentary, light hop profile, which adds a light trickle of floral notes on the finish. Mildly influential yeast doesn't quite direct me towards this being a "Belgian" beer though.

M - Crisp, light, and quite refreshing, the balance of sweetness from the added fruits are wonderful against the mild hopping and dry, floral finish giving Rolle Bolle a terrific summer beer feel that will certainly quench thirst and refresh the palate!

O - Rolle Bolle is a great summer addition to New Belgium's line up. The experimentation with two unique fruits pays off wonderfully giving the beer nice nuances of tropical fruit while maintaining a crisp and easy drinking profile, perfect for the warmer months!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 02:22:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Great lacing, clear pale golden hue. Earthy nose with suggestions of lemon pith, licorice root, herbal phenols, faint bread crust, and exotic fruit. Mild crispness, lighter bodied, crackers, peppery, slightly bitter, phenolic, mineral, deep herbal tone, dying finish with a long lingering after taste.

Not half bad, a lot going on for a lighter brew and seems to take away from the drinkability a smidgen. Never had a beer with Monk Fruit & Soursop before.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:47:10 | More by Jason
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

05-08-2013 23:49:25 | More by Joshgonzales79
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tmm313

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-08-2013 13:59:43 | More by tmm313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

05-08-2013 02:22:41 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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gtermi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-08-2013 01:45:12 | More by gtermi
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bigbutter

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-08-2013 01:16:38 | More by bigbutter
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KingEdward

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-07-2013 23:59:15 | More by KingEdward
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-07-2013 20:26:00 | More by Chucker17
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-07-2013 04:01:35 | More by jrohrbacher
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-06-2013 12:54:14 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear light golden color with a frothy white head of 1 finger. Moderate retention. Good amount of carbonation bubbles to be seen.

S- Pretty big and pleasant aroma. Juicy fruits, some citrus, pale malts, slightly grainy. Touch of sweetness and something I can't quite put my finger on (the monkfruit maybe?)

T- Malt forward with a nice waive of sour and tart that borders on astringency. Lemon grass, touch of spice, and a bitter finish. Grainy aftertaste in the back of the throat is my complaint. Fair balance.

M- Light body with decent drinkability. Crisp finish with perfect carbonation. Very refreshing.

O- My introduction to soursop and monkfruit. Unique idea to brew with soursop as it fights cancer. Good sessional brew that is a little different than the standard summer beer.

Best by 8/25/13
Consumed on 5/2/13

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:30:32 | More by Bosoxfan20
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

05-06-2013 02:12:52 | More by Hanzo
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rawfish

California

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw yellow with just the smallest bit of white head forming, then nothing. Nice bubble forming in the liquid but not much in the way of lacing.

Fruity, with pale malt and lemon peel, straw and some fleshy fruit, maybe melon and lychee. Gets a bit earthy with the hop profile and some yeasty notes to finish.

Rather clean and unassuming pale malt, tightly integrated and clean with some straw and lemony flavors, notes of coriander, tart fruit and chlorine. Soapy cleansing of the palate, mouthwatering tart flash to finish with some grassy hops.

High carbonation really ramps this up as a summer beer. Light body without any yeast keeps things lively. Low abv. Easy to take down a few.

Serviceable summer ale light airy and tartly refreshing. Odd ingredients really don't improve this beer much though, I'd prefer to see experimentation more in the LoF series rather than a seasonal. I didn't care much for Somesault either but this is easier to take down.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 00:25:29 | More by rawfish
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-06-2013 00:22:27 | More by bigbeers84
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

05-06-2013 00:11:38 | More by brwnchrstpher
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RJLarse

Washington

3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a six-pack of Rolle Bolle in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale yellow color, crystal clear with torrents of bubbles rising in the glass. Atop the beer rests a thin bubbly white head.

Smell is a faint fruity aroma. Soft fruits like melons and pears.

Taste is as fruity as the aroma. Juts a hint of grain upfront, then a soft fruit and sugar flavor followed by a mildly bitter sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is as light and crisp as the appearance.

Overall a light sweet and drinkable beer, with mild bitterness. Crisp and clean a good summer ale, a thirst quencher and an excellent lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 23:09:45 | More by RJLarse
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-05-2013 03:45:51 | More by oriolesfan4
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BeerDocT

Georgia

2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served in an Imperial pint glass.

-Appearance 2.5: Yet another beer that is off the scale of paleness. This beer is just a couple of steps removed from water. I guess they were shooting for "golden," but this is ridiculous. Completely translucent with a decent head that stuck around as thick swirls on the top.

-Smell 3.25: Bouquet is promising. I detect hops and some citrusy, fruity overtones. Subdued grains seeping through.

-Taste 2.5: Front is an alkaline flatness; some slight remnant of hops present in there. Middle is dry and almost flavorless. Finish is a medium wave of barley tastes and some strange fruitiness mixed with a very subdued hoppiness. Aftertaste is where one gets hit with a cloying, altogether unpleasant aftertaste of hops married with some fruit rind flavor that is reminiscent of how cat pee smells. Things were going pretty good until this point.

-Mouthfeel 2.75: Strange mouthfeel that is smooth, but still dry. Also, the sweetness of this beer fades away quickly and in such a way that it leaves the mouth dry.

-Overall 2.75: What is going on with this brew? Who suggested, "Hey, let's brew a beer and put soursop in it! Yeah, that fruit from South America that sounds like a British insult! That one!" And then...they added monkfruit, too. Well, this beer isn't that bad, it's just that I cannot get past the cat pee thing. Sorry.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 03:42:56 | More by BeerDocT
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harry323

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-05-2013 02:52:39 | More by harry323
Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
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