Rolle Bolle - New Belgium Brewing
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3.49/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured from a Bottle into a Pint glass showed a crystal clear bright yellow brew with a large bubbled three finger head, the head went down fast and minimal lacing hung on as you went on. Aroma was crisp and with fruit sweetness in a citrus realm, some hops coming through in a mild way. As soon as it hits the taste buds Summer is here, crisp and clean with a nice tart upfront followed by hops that hit again at the end in the aftertaste. A lot going on here for a nice Summer drinking beer, clean and refreshing but with just enough sour and hops to satisfy a wider range of tastes. Overall a great effort by New Belgium, waited for this for sometime and it was worth the wait.
05-01-2013 21:50:49 | More by Bear1964
4.24/5 rDev +25.4%
Light straw color with exceptional clarity. One finger head leaves a crown of foam throughout the drink.
Clean and crisp aroma of pale malt, citrus fruit and fresh cut grass.
Light malt character. Zesty lemon grass. Sweet star fruit and kiwi. Assertive hop in contrast with the delicate malt. Well balanced.
Light bodied, crisp, snappy carbonation. Very easy to drink.
Great beer for a warm summer night. Light, flavorful, refreshing and sessionable.
05-01-2013 00:17:13 | More by bnes09
3.44/5 rDev +1.8%
12oz bottle, best before Sept 8, 2013.
A-It pours a crystal clear lemon yellow with a 1 finger head of foam, usual nice lacing from NB.
S- Lots of lemon grass and biscuit in the smell, slightly funky.
T- Brewed with soursop and monkfruit, eh? I get some lemongrass, biscuit, some weird bitterness, fairly flavourful up front, falls on the back end.
M- Light bodied, lively carbonation, good mouthfeel.
O- Weird tasting brew. Weird enough for me not to want to rush out and get more but I see fans of it so NB did okay.
04-30-2013 22:45:38 | More by Bitterbill
3.43/5 rDev +1.5%
A: Very pale light golden color with a super creamy white head. Tons of carbonation pours up the glass.
S: Light tropical fruit aroma. The soursop is there, with some lychee, hibiscus and some lemon peel. Some bready malt as well.
T: Very light flavor. No Belgian yeast to speak of. Some white pepper, lemon, faint grassy hops and some crackery malt on the finish. It's not that it's a bad beer, and I can see how it would be a decent summer beer, but there is no sign of the fruits here that are the beer's selling point. For that reason, I just don't think I'd go back to this one.
04-30-2013 02:28:17 | More by notchucknorris
3.83/5 rDev +13.3%
A: Clear straw gold color and nice foamy head. Head fades in typical time to a thin white layer with some scattered and spotty lace above on the glass.
S: This beer is hard to smell. I can't tell what it smells like exactly. Pretty earthy, a little rooty, sometimes fruity, like figs? Interesting but not negative.
T: Flavors are peppery, sour lemony, grainy, bitter, and farmy. Very refreshing with a surprising amount of things going on.
M: Implosive sour bitterness (but not overwhelming) is at the forefront. This beer feels more carbonated than I think it is because of that. Otherwise body is smooth and mediumish in size.
O: Not bad. Unusual and very refreshing.
04-29-2013 01:08:28 | More by tastybeer
3.56/5 rDev +5.3%
Another year, another New Belgium summer seasonal. Also another beer featuring some obscure fruit(s) I've never had.
Clear blond with a lovely thick, frothy white mass on top. Grain and sweet floral notes mix with spicy, fleshy fruit, herbs, melon, and peppery yeast. Not too Belgian-y, but there is a semi-funky, yeasty presence. The flavor is an interesting mixture of fruits, grass, lemon, peach, earth. Peppery, crisp, and slightly tart. Medium-light and creamy soft, pretty clean, and refreshingly dry. Not bad...
04-29-2013 00:27:07 | More by wedge
3.93/5 rDev +16.3%
Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.
Look: A clear golden straw color with a foamy white head with good retention. Sheets of lacing.
Aroma: Light, grassy, with subdued fruits.
Taste: Starta out with some citrus hops, that blend with some grassy malts. Lemon peel in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, clean.
Overall: A clean, refreshing affair for a Saturday afternoon near the grill. Glad I bought a 6 pack.
04-27-2013 20:26:40 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.89/5 rDev +15.1%
A - bright yellow with a thin, white lacing of head
S - belgian yeast funk, faint spice, straw
T - peppery, herbal, belgian yeast funk, bitter
M - medium bodied, well carbonated
This is an interesting beer. It definitely fits the Belgian Pale Ale style. It has a very enjoyable herbal quality and a rather pungent hop character. I'm not sure about the soursop or monkfruit, but overall this is a decent beer.
04-27-2013 01:05:16 | More by tdm168
3.34/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured two fingers of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The smell is interesting, but hard to place. It probably smells like soursop and monkfruit but I wouldn't know. There is a hint of lemon though.
The taste is quite interesting. It is sharply sweet and sour at first and then quickly changes to a mild bitterness. A bit abrupt.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Worth trying, but I'm not getting anymore.
04-26-2013 23:08:49 | More by Fatehunter
3.58/5 rDev +5.9%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Best Before: 25AUG13.
Appearance: Pours a light, pale yellow body, great clarity, and a tall (albeit brief), white head. Looks nice, if nothing else. Good lacing on the drop.
Smell: Particularly pale malts, giving a hint of white bread sans crusts, light lemony citrus, little kiss of dried herb, and some subtle, soft fruit notes.
Taste: Gentle, agile malts, faintly bready, with a medium degree of powder sugar sweetness. Herbal, lemon peel tastes intertwined along with a little peppery bite. Medium bitterness. Though unfamiliar with soursop and little experience with monk fruit, the fruity hints, when coupled with a the sweetness remind me of a few diluted drops of Midori. Drying, crispish finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A pleasantly crisp, lightly fruity ale with a bit of complimenting bitterness. Though I doubt I'd revisit this, it made for a pleasant bottle of suds.
04-25-2013 01:45:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
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