De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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4.83/5 rDev +16.4%
11.2 oz: Mused and murky thick laquer orangish yellow color, a tall meringue puff of ivory sits a top; tons of thick lacing coats the snifter.
Nose is quite nice with a mild corriander spice and soft lemon tone; slender sugary tones, yeast, and a nice round display of caramel.
Flavors ensue from the aroma with a wonderful array of caramel with a nice underlay of lemon hints and mildly exhibited spice. Perfect amount of heat and grab in its alcohol and sharpness. Maintains its overall semi-tropical fruity malting with caramel and sugars while a crisp little return of spicy hops and yeast dart through the finish where it has a sweeping sweetness that goes dry and peppery after a stint. Perfect!
Feel is briskly malty with a fruity/caramel backing and fullness the whole ride through, fluffy distribution across the palate at first, finely carbonated, and lots of other fun things inside that include some light and mild spices, some alcoholic heat, and a super jovial finish that goes from fruity sweet and sugary to dry, hoppy, spicy, and yeasty. There's more here then I can describe at the moment as I'm in full enjoyment mode. This stuff rocks! Why so mad...bitch? Be happy like me.
Happy now, be back soon. Yum!
08-07-2004 01:39:07 | More by tavernjef
4.78/5 rDev +15.2%
A-Pours a rusty orange/amber with big chunks of yeast.
S-Light fruity esters,white grapes,earthy, yeasty goodness.
T/M-The first thing that strikes me about this is that it's exceptionally creamy for a tripel, a characteristic not usually attributable to tripels. Vinous and lush, with a touch of white pepper in the finish.
D-Another phenomenal beer from De Dolle.
10-15-2010 22:02:04 | More by DaveHS
4.78/5 rDev +15.2%
oh my lord. easily one of my favorite beers and I finally got some to drink in my own home! and they aren't skunked like the huge De Dolle batch I bought that were (think a case and half that were bad.) anyhow
Poured from bottle into a Duvel tulip because every De Dolle beer I pour into my Oerbier glass goes everywhere! The head on these beers is insane and even the most gentle pour is a challenge with keeping the head in the glass. Opaque amber brew with a head the went to the absolute top of the glass. The head wouldn't go down fast enough in my eagerness to enjoy this rare jewel for me. Moderate lacing on the glass with a low encapsulating head around the amber brew. Smell is easily the best I've had to date, especially for the tripels, very sweet and very De Dolle, that same distinctive yeast they use in seemingly all of their beer. At a loss for words, intoxicating aroma that makes it hard for me to want to finish the drink. Taste isn't to disappoint. Crisp and sweet with obvious candy sugars. Easy on the tongue and very drinkable. Yum.
03-21-2008 03:47:18 | More by ballewblake
4.75/5 rDev +14.5%
Date on cap: Jul2011
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass (perhaps tulip would've been better)- poured a hazy golden color with a very large one finger plus head that grew two about two fingers. Exceptional retention and some very nice splashes of lacing.
Smells of golden malt, belgian yeast, and candi sugar. Plain, simple, and delicious. More of the latter two.
Tastes like ambrosia would- lots of candi sugar mixed with the golden malt, moderated by an earthy Belgian yeast and VERY slight hop finish.
Mouthfeel is good, but not as carbonated as I'm used to from De Dolle. Medium body with light carbonation (hence why I thought I should've used a tulip). This is another excellent offering from De Dolle and one of the best tripels I've had.
Update: Paired with Chimay cheese and noticed a little sweet booze towards the end of the taste. Otherwise very well concealed for 10 percent.
03-23-2012 00:33:15 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.75/5 rDev +14.5%
Poured a hazy dark peach color with lots of carbonation. Huge creamy, foamy off white head. The head got a little chunky as it fell and left good lace. Sweet fruity smell. Malt, bananas, apricots and perhaps a bit of passion fruit. Loads of spice and a musty, tart yeast presence. A smidge of alcohol as well.
Complex flavors. Lots of different tastes here. Sweet, bitter, fruity, tart and earthy. Bready malt, brown sugar drenched tropical fruits, tangy lemony yeast, spicy hop bitterness, alcohol and hints of pepper and fennel...all lightly dragged through the barnyard. Outstanding!
Medium bodied with a rich, creamy, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is high, tingling the tongue and the back of the throat.
Alcohol is hidden pretty well and the drinkability is great.
Glad I picked this one up. Just a great complex beer. Certainly not for the weak of palate.
02-16-2004 01:52:32 | More by rkhaze
4.75/5 rDev +14.5%
Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey's 3 year anniversary event on 8/24.
A - Poured into a chalice a straw colour with a massive three finger head that faded to leave lots and lots of sticky side lacing.
S - Some nice light funk and fruit. Little bit of cloves and citrus (lemon).
T - Holy crap. I'm getting wonderful citrus, cloves, and I get some bubblegum too. Infact, lots of bubblegum.
M - Really nice carbonation here. Keeps everythign light. While you cant gulp this back it sure isnt a sipper.
O - Overall this was spectacular. Hands down the favorite of the night behind Cantillon on tap.
08-27-2011 04:22:27 | More by rudzud
4.75/5 rDev +14.5%
My first dance with this wicked woman, a dame so loco that she grits a rose between her teeth, thorns and all...a tango with the Mad Bitch...
Off comes the cork, and out wafts instant sweetness and spice, up into my nose, urging me to release her from this cage, and out she pours into the most appropriate Duvel glass. The incredible, fizzy, yet creamy as a cloud head fills up 3/4 of the vessel, the body is a hazy pale orange, riddled with floating yeasties. She puts on a pretty impressive show, though she contains mysteries within, which we are about to partake of ...
Aroma, fresh and spicy, while still driven by delicate fruit, pear, apricot, pineapple, banana...a lovely, inticing thing, directing my lips to drink, already...
Somehow, the brew slips out from under all that foam, and...Incredible! The shock of new, once again, sends a shudder through me, a paraxysm of delight...I'm left uttering epithets and interjections...what kind of incredible concoction is this, that leads with hot peppers on the tongue, followed by lush fruitiness, backed up by serious malt! A devilish delivery of hops, followed quick by that spicy kick, almost harsh, but not quite, for it's so adequately complimented by further flavors.
It may seem like a messy marriage, this union of hops, spice and fruit, with the more powerful flavors fully in charge of the palate, but it instead stands out as an immaculate integration, a wanton wedding that provides release as well as relief. Taboos are uncovered, old rituals discarded, and something completely un-thought-of starts to seem commonplace...this is a moment where what's in the glass wends it's way into your soul, by tasting the brew it becomes you, and now, you're that damnable dame! It seriously clings to you, never wants to leave the palate, doesn't take no for an answer, your brain says "no more", but your newly freed secret-self yens to stretch out some..."what's the harm?"
Of course, this beer has to available only in 750s,(I know now that it's not...) and at an incredible price (mine was maybe $9.50?), otherwise it wouldn't be so much the risk and the venture...if you're going to waltz with this wench, you're in it for the long haul, buckaroo!
"What did I do last night?"
"You messed with the Mad Bitch!"
12-03-2003 10:12:56 | More by feloniousmonk
4.72/5 rDev +13.7%
11.2 oz bottle: This bitch was mad, despite a pretty careful "belgian pour", the 4 fingers+ head was trying to over the glasss & crawl out the bottle!
Amber in color with quite a few floaties ( I could've been a little gentler, if I wasn't so cocky). The white head was fluffy & egg to offwhite in color. Insane lacing & head retention
Smell: Big cidery fruitty notes, later, lemon
Taste: Peppery spiciness accompanied by cider like notes & "old" hop taste, followed by hints of leather. Some peach notes a she warms, along with some slight bitterness & lemon. Finoshes with apple-like notes, dry notes
MF: Very champaigne (sp?)-like. Tons of effervescence& medium body
Super drinkable for the strength. I'm not a huge fan of tripples, but I love the mad brewers & this is easily one of the best tripples I've had period. May not be yeasty enough for some
06-28-2006 03:38:52 | More by russpowell
4.72/5 rDev +13.7%
Slowly poured into a Rochefort goblet
A- Pours a cloudy amber, with a finger of head that reaches right to the brim of the goblet. Carbonation is evident in the many streams of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.
S- Excellent... Tart granny smith apples dominate the nose. There is, however, an undertone of cloves from the yeast.
T- The tartness detected in the nose is equally as present in the taste. The flavor is reminiscent of green or white grapes with a dryness often found in wine. There is also a balancing and light sweetness throughout.The lingering finish is both dry and spicy.
M-The mouthfeel is simply the best part of this beer. Upon contact with the palate the beer foams and coats the whole mouth, distributing the flavor evenly. One of the few beers I have had that has a champagne like effervescence.
Probably my favorite tripel that I have had so far. Noted: the head retention has remained excellent throughout the whole session.
06-29-2011 03:01:04 | More by jtingue
4.72/5 rDev +13.7%
5/23/06- Purchased at Ledgers Liquors in Berkeley, CA.
Presentation- 750ml bottle. Capped and corked. No dating, but have had in the cellar for about a year. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
Appearance- Dark golden and clouded pour. Cork pops with vengeance. Very slow pour reveals a full one inch head. Remains a ½ inch all the way to the end. Spotty, streaky and patchy lace. Very nice.
Smell- Bring da funk! I can smell this guy ..or shall I say, bitch, from across the room. The top of the cork smells of vinegar, which scared me a bit. But, after the cork popped, a really strong rancid hay, urine and rotted lemon scent comes a callin. White pepper and other cant figure out spices follow.
Taste- Spicy ummm, did I say spicy? Buckets of white pepper, corriander and dry, almost a lightly fruited sauvignon blanc flavor. Very dry and vinous-like. Tastes like a lemon that has been rotting in the compsot pile for a good two or three days. Meaning this is a funky tasting lemon beer. This is very reminiscent of Fantome Saison. Lots of stuff going on, tasty and a beer that you say .what the hell? to.
Mouthfeel- Turbo charged carbonation. Not gassy carbonation but intense stinging sharp bubbles. Very dry and wine-like.
Drinkability- This flavor hits home as more of a saison than a tripel. This is one of the better beers I have had no matter what style, period. If it had a bit more sweetness, like most tripels, this one would be off the chart. Terrific brew and highly recommended.
06-01-2006 16:52:06 | More by GClarkage
4.72/5 rDev +13.7%
It is common at my local beer store to find, with some digging, older bottles with lower prices from days gone by stuck in back of the newer product. This comes in handy if you are looking for an aged bottle, or just a lower price. Digging into the very back of the Dulle Teve row in the cooler I happened across a partially moldy bottle that was $2 less than the front ones...bingo. Had it been there for months...years? No dates on the bottle. After cleaning some black crud from around the cap, I poured the nectar inside into my Duvel tulip. The beer was a hazed/cloudy vibrant golden-yellow-orange color, and was topped by a billowing tower of off-white head, which slowly settled down into a nice hilly blanket form. The nose was wonderful, with notes of fresh sweet/tart granny smith apples, intermingled with aromas of pineapple, citrus zest, stalks of lemongrass, and ancient mustiness. This was liberally accented with smooth coriander and a spicy hops. The moldy exterior was not detrimental to its taste either. I experienced potent honey/mead-like malts that warmed the throat while releasing excellent gewurtztraminner-grape flavors and notes of pineapple and cinnamon-clove-musty spices. The finish presented a nice pop of spiced dessert wine flavors and an excellent spicy bitter hoppiness. Alcohol was evident here but it melded perfectly with the flavors throughout. The body was creamy, smooth, silky, and a bit fluffy...working extremely well for the flavors and character of the beer. This tripel was a vibrant, delicous, and masterfully balanced flavor monster. This mad bitch is quite loveable, despite being a little unattractive on the outside!
10-01-2004 05:07:39 | More by HiroProtagonist
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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