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De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)

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BA SCORE
92
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747 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 42
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 09-06-2001

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Ratings: 747 | Reviews: 421
Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App: Slender, 11.2 oz bottle, no freshness dating. Pours light yellowish and orangy amber, couldy with yeast particles. Lots of bubbles streaming up. Thick, sticky lacing. Large white head, rock and puffy, with excellent retention. A great looking brew

Smell: Strong nose of juniper, pepper, and tropical fruits

Taste: sharp, strong, notes of gin,pine, varnish, alcohol and sweet fruits. Complex and tasty

MF: Smooth, crisp, long lasting flavors on the tongue

Drinkability: Why did I buy only one bottle?, This is fine brew, seek it out and enjoy

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My un-dated 750 ml bottle opened with a "crack!", and poured a swirling, highly effervescent yellow-gold body topped by a densely creamy white head that literally rose out of the glass. The first pour was clear, but I could see that the sediment was being churned up in the bottle even before the second glass was ready (and it ended up as hazy as a Hefe Weizen). Both, however, maintained their creamy caps and left very nice lace throughout most of the glass.

In the aroma, spicy and peppery alcohol locks a strangle-hold onto the neck of some candyish/vanilla/honeyish sweetness; and they roll about haphazardly, wrestling amidst some light but juicy fruits and a mild mustiness. It's impressive (and somewhat reminiscent of a mead), but the alcohol leaves me a bit trepedacious. Fortunately, it doesn't carry over quite as strong into the flavor.

Far more complicated than the aroma indicates, the flavor starts with a quick note of juicy fruit (?); warms to reveals some honey-ish sweet malt; becomes fruity again as it dries a bit with some apple and pear; followed by some leafy/herbal/spiciness; some 'low-sugar cookie dough' or 'not-fully-cooked bread' -like maltiness; and finally - releases it's peppery alcohol unrestrained across the palate. Whoah! That explains the name. You'd better have a cold pint of water alongside this one! Fortunately, the alcohol isn't fusel "hot", and after a short rite of passage the palate accepts it more readily.

It's interestingly cottony-soft and lightly creamy in the mouth throughout. The body is light, bordering on medium - yet it's got a distinct sugariness to it. For all of the force that the flavor can throw at you, it's still soft underneath. Much like a woman...?

Impressive. Tenacious. Somewhat devastating. Defnitely a full-throttle beer that's only accessible to the initiated. Be prepared - this one will kick your ass! This is the beer to have when you're only having one!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 4/25/2012 at Julian’s, in Providence, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruit, Belgian yeast, some spice, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel, spices and fruit. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong but well-disguised kick, good representation of style, this is a very good stronger Belgian-style beer to drink for a while.

Photo of NWHopinator
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of filabrazilia
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale gold with a hell of a crown of a head. This thing is like a mountain that has risen out primordial collision of two newly formed continents (that is overstating it a bit but, man, what a head). The lace is spectacular and bathe the glass in an off white splendor.

There is a fruity quality to this beer--a hint of apple, maybe pear, that are complemented by a touch of alcohol. The finish stings a bit but is pleasant and welcome.

The malt is subdued and delicate but very noticable. A pepper finish is what remains on my pallate. Good but not quite as complex as I would have thought.

This is a remarkably easy to drink beer. The alcohol content is the only thing that would keep you from downing several of these at one sitting. While the alcohol is assertive, it is not overwhelmingly so.

A very nice trippel. The beer is big, easy to drink, and exceptionally memorable--as long as you don't drink too many.

Photo of BeerBuilder
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very carbonated to a golden-orange color with a thick creamy white head. The aroma is herbal, fruity, with aromas like apples, oranges and coriander. The flavor is herbal and fruity with a candi sugar sweetness. It is easy drinking for its strength. This Mad Bitch is one that will sneak up on you and kick the shit out of you. A very tasty full bodied brew. Another good one from De Dolle.

Sampled 4/30/04

Photo of mltobin
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle, poured into a Unibroue tulip.

Appearance is a dark golden tone, with a big, frothy head. Its` nose has candy, booze, citrus and belgian yeast. Upon sipping this serious tripel and I taste bread, vanilla, caramel and bit of a sour aspect. Mouthfeel is full bodied, a nice sharp, sweet finish. A very nice tripel, one of my favorites out there.

Photo of blakesell
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 capped bottle into a hilariously large beer mug.

Appearance- Beer pours a hazy orange yellow with a HUGE head of foam that fills the gigantic mug to the brim and still has beer left over in the tiny bottle. There is more head than beer here, no joke. Sticky, splotchy, lacing dissapates around the sides but the iceberg of foam refuses to sink to allow me to drink it. Head takes a full 15 mins to die down.

Smell- Bready and yeasty with ample phenols coming into the equation. Banana and apricot seem to well their heads up thru the phenols.

Taste- Yeasty and light malt upfront. Spicy and light but yet alcoholic even on the flavor. White pepper, lemon zest, grapefruit, a slight bitterness. Drying finish.

Mouthfeel- Soft and light on the mouth, medium-light bodied, creamy and warming on this cold day. Not so sure the warmth would be so noticable if I weren't cold already. Highly carbonated, highly refreshing.

Drinkability- Decptively high. I wouldn't know I was getting totalled on this 10% monster until the damage had been done. There is alcohol on the mouthfeel, but not to the point that it would be percived as a big beer.

Photo of jjayjaye
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy golden color with a big foamy white head that fades slowly to spotty lacing patterns. Visibly effervescent with suspended 'bits'. The smell is nice. Full nose of earthy Belgian yeast , sweet with notes of orchard fruits. I think the aggressive nature is partly from the alcohol, which is quite enjoyable. The mouth feel is lmedium bodied, effervescent and creamy. Full flavored, the taste is similar to the smell and is complemented well by the texture. Quite sweet and fruity with a wonderful lingering aftertaste. The 10% ABV is integrated well into the nose and mouth yet reveals itself in a warming swallow. A very easy drinker. Highly recommended.

Photo of dblinkhorn
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into glass tulip goblet.

Appearance - Huge white head that slowly disspates to a velvety half finger retention. It has excellent lacing all the way down. The color of the beer is a slighly amber-orange, gold/yellow color. The beer is pretty clear, with only a very, very slight haze in it.

Smell - Initially, I can smell a bit of citrusy fruits, mainly grapefruit. I nice aroma of ripe, dark fruits, common in Belgian tripels. There is also a medium alcohol aroma on the nose. The hops are in the background...lemony and with medium-crispness. Also, there is a medium malty aroma present.

Taste - The alcohol is pretty strong, and the first thing that hits your palate. There are flavors of sweet dark fruits, a bit of spiciness, and the a medium smooth malty flavor follows through and remains strongest in the aftertaste. A very good flavor, but I think the alcohol burn makes it a touch too difficult to fully appreciate the flavors of this brew.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is medium-high, but at a proper level compared to most tripels. Not too terribly strong. It is medium-light bodied and fairly velvety in the mouth. The mouthfeel is good, but definitely not comparable to the best of the Belgian tripels.

Drinkability - The drinkability is decent. The flavors are fairly strong, the carbonation is not overpowering. The alcohol is a bit too noticeable for my liking, and I think it is a weak point of this tripel. It takes away from an otherwise pleasurable mouthfeel and flavor.

Overall, this is a middle-grade tripel. The flavors are good, the appearance is pleasing, the mouthfeel is decent. Recommended, but not as highly as others of its style.

Photo of daledeee
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I once wrote that Duvel was the mother of all heads. This beer easily surpasses duvel. Easily achieving a two inch above the rim head. The color is a dull orange. The nose is fresh fruity and vanilla. Taste is fine. Very smooth fruity hoppy flavor. The hops are quite prevelent in the finish, but not overpowering.

I will buy this again.

Photo of wvsabbath
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden tan/yellow, fizzy, 2 inch head and lots of lacing.

Smell - Fruits, yeasts, spices, very grazzy/earthy, bread, biscuit, orange and grapefruit hops, caramal malts. Added sugars. Pineapple, grapes, apple, lemon, pear, banana...yes very floral.

Taste - Very fruity and sweet at first sip. Lots of spices, along with all the sweet fruits and belgium yeasts to relaly make this intense. Malts are present and add more sweetness with the caramel flavors. A bit of alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Well whole mouth gets sugars and spices. Tounge and palate really get the same. Tons of sweet fruits and spices with malt backbone. The afertaste is sweet and fruity.

OVerall - Very tasty and easy to enjoy. The sweetness is slighty overpowering, therefor taking away from the balance of a world class tripel. If you like tripels, or very sweet, floral belgium beers, this is a must try. Cant touch St. Bernardus or la fin du monde in balance and price, but is for sure worth a drink.

Photo of wschmit
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cL bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Robust golden-hued head atop a vigorously carbonated, fairly hazy, bronze body. Some pretty epic retention; the cohesive head leaves some patchy lacing.

S: Sweet, fairly malty nose for a tripel--not as yeast-forward as I was expecting, though of course it's still dusty, bready, and prominent. A whiff finishes with citric tang, alcohol, and some spicy hopping. Honey and lemon come to mind, mostly.

T: The hop bittering is noticeable, for a Belgian tripel, but a very pleasant presence nonetheless. A fair amount of (too much?) residual sweetness, but again, it's quite pleasant. Clover honey, chrysanthemum, apricots, with a light, pale malt finish.

M: Pretty thick body, but with great carbonation, and enough alcohol to cut the saccharine feeling. Could still be a bit lighter, though.

D: Worth the price, despite being a bit out of style, I think. A very, very good beer with plenty to think about. Not something to pound, but still, eminently palate-pleasing.

Photo of tr4nc3d
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark hazy golden color with a two finger off-white head. Great head retention that leaves lacing on the side of my glass.

I get a smell of dried fruit, like pears, peaches, some hints of yeast, sugar cane.

Sweet citrus notes on the palate, tangy oranges, honey.

Good amount of carbonation, refreshing sweet aftertaste lingers in your mouth.

Overall good tasty brew that hides the alcohol very well. I could have a couple of these.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle a cloudy apricot color with a huge foamy white head.

Aroma of Belgian yeast, bananas, Juicyfruit gum, and citrus.

Taste is very bright and very sweet. The yeast, bananas, and Juicyfruit from the aroma are all present here along with black pepper and the alcohol which warms everything up quite nicely.

Medium mouthfeel, drying, with hot and fizzy carbonation.

This beer is one to enjoy at a comfortable pace.

Photo of Bubba83
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a snifter at about 45 degrees. I couldn't pour this beer properly. There was too much head despite pouring very slowly down the side of the glass. It took me pouring it about 3 times and leaving it to settle for a bit before I was able to fully decant.

Pretty standard looking tripel, maybe a little lighter in color, lots of orange going on, all shades. Bright white, super prickly head, and tons of it. Sticky and fluffy substance to the head. Some definite yeast here, be careful when you pour if you plan to leave it behind. Tons of bubbles flowing quickly from the bottom. It seems quite overcarbonated.

They did a nice job on the aroma. I guess all that head probably helps this out. The first smell that comes to mind is pineapple and banana, followed by horsey funk and black pepper. There is a tinge of alcohol in the nose as well, along with mango, and other indescript tropical fruits.

This might just be the best tasting tripel I have had yet. There is a little bit of sugary sweetness at first that has a definite orange flavor. There's some mango too and then a quick flash of a transition to pineapple, but it's brief before the barnyard funk comes, I even get a little sour character at this point. After the funk comes the black pepper spicyness. This is usually where the taste ends on most tripels, but I actually get a sweetness that lingers on along with the black pepper at the same time, almost like a nice banana/mango/coconut flavor. The alcohol contributes a little in the flavor profile at the very end.

The consistency is pretty nice, but the beer is definitely overcarbonated in my opinion. This detracts a bit from the mouthfeel and prevents a higher score here.

From an alcohol perspective, it's very well hidden. However I have to say the carbonation makes it a little harder to drink than I'd like. If it was less carbonated, this beer would have achieved a much higher rating from me. Still, a great beer since Flavor and Smell are the things that matter most of all to me.

Photo of phisig137
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a very hazy deep straw gold color, and a three finger creamy head. Very nice retention, leaves so much lace on the glass that I almost can't see through it. After the head falls, looking into the glass looks like peering into a bowl of foam. Pretty impressive. The liquid is completely filled with floaters of yeast and protein, and is rather funky. I've never seen a beer so pretty on top, and so incredibly murky and ugly on the bottom.... odd.

Aroma is filled with sweet malts, caramel, light fruits, brandy, and alcohol. Very full, warming, and pleasant aroma that makes you yearn for a sip.

Flavor is fantastic. Incredibly well rounded, slightly sweet all the way through. Pink lady apples, pears, peaches, a hint of banana, caramel, crystal malts, yeasty esters, and candi sugar all seem to be prevalent. The finish is moderately dry, with some burning spicy alcohol, and lingers forever. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, and slick. Drinkability is great.

I love this tripel, and I love this brewery. They rarely disappoint, and this is no exception. Perfect balance with the malt and yeasty flavors make this incredibly complex, and worth seeking out. Highly recommended. Now If I could just find another bottle of the Dulle Teve Reserva...

Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Now this was an interesting find I have to say,pours a hazy orange/yellow with big fluffy head that natyrally leaves some nice lacing.Aroma is lemony and a little musty with a sweet background.Really liked the different flavors I get from this beer very yeasty and slightly tart with a malty finish that lingers along with some alcohol notes.This beer is pretty dangerous because it seems almost to easy to drink with all that alcoholic punch.

Photo of tempest
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ordered a bottle at the Farmhouse in Emmaus. Paired with a bowl of PEI mussels in bacon and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Pours a hazy gold with a white head that leaves lacing. While this beer expertly hides it's 10% alcohol, it's a touch sweet, but I suppose that's to be expected. The flavor and aroma focus mildly funky apple, orange, and berry fruit flavors with a spicy hint of hops at the end. Personally I like my tripels a little spicier and drier, but this is an excellent beer that will put you in a ditch if you're not careful.

Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Champagne carbonation ascends through the golden body, feeding an excessively rising head of foam. Looks magnificent, very enticing.

Smell is of assorted malts, wheaty like a Wit almost. Sharp alcohol with a tapering sweetness.

Taste is big, rich malt, with a large dose of sweet fruitiness. Herbal hops are in there. Dry crackery finish, slight alcohol, warming throughout. A fresh bottle is sublime, this one may have a couple years on it, but it's still strong and lively.

Mouthfeel is medium to high, it envelops the palate like a sweet nectar, and encourages sipping. One 11.2 oz. bottle is good, be sure to share a 750, or you might wind up on the floor...

Photo of rallison
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy amber with a 3 finger white head that never is less than a 1/2 finger size.

S: Some barnyard funkiness with spices and a bit of alcohol.

T&M: Very refreshing. Some fermented apple juice with earthy flavors. Some nice spices - the sorts you might make bread with, and some vanilla. RIch mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation and alcohol to give it a nice ending bite.

D: Very, very drinkable. Refreshing and delicious and absolutely never heavy!

Not your standard tripel, but very enjoyable. Recommended!

Photo of FosterJM
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

149th review on BA
Bottle to NB Globe
330ml bottle

App- The bottle exploded when the cap was popped. Quickly pouring into the globe got a mountain of foam that stayed and pilled up for a long time. When it settled found a very golden orangy yellow with 3 fingers of foam that created some nice pockets.

Smell- A very common smelling Triple. Had the essential belgian yeast and some citrus. A little bit of spice but smelled very good.

Taste- A darker in terms of bite than I thought from previous reviews. More of a bready yeasty taste but has some peppery spice of white pepper and some herby vegetables.

Mouth- A well done medium body with a carbonation to match. Very equatable feel to say some drawn butter or a nice belgian truffle would melt.

Drink- It took me a while to get one but I am very glad I did. Will have to pass this beer on to some friends.

Photo of brc
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle with 1109 printed on the cap. Poured into a goblet; mine was not a gusher.

Honey colored liquid with a two finger white head that settles slowly. Pretty impressive for a tripel.

I smell baked bread, apples, honey, peaches. I don't really sense any banana or spices at all. It's all floral and malty, well, with maybe a touch of spice.

The taste is full of maltiness and honey without being sweet. A bit of alcohol and bitterness build in the taste to the finish. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel is lovely - full and syrupy.

Very drinkable, with the alcohol well hidden and everything tasteful and in balance. It's not one that knocks your socks off, but is good all around.

Photo of ElijahCSkuggs
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mad Bitch, huh? Sounds good to me. 'Triple your bitchiness with *glug glug* De Dolle Dulle Teve!'

Hit up Julio's Liquors and came away with this bitch.

Bitch.

Slightly foggy honey/caramel/gold color sporting a thick white head that keeps great retention and a sticky lacing. Just don't pour it the same way you pour La Fin Du Monde....trust me on that one.

Smell is sweet, citrusy, floral and vibrant as a bitch in heat.

Taste is sweet as well. With notes of citrus and some hops. Medium bodied, creamy then crisp, and it's not doing a very good job at hiding it's booze.

This bitch isn't that mad actually. It's quite warming, tasty and a damn fine bitch of a beer. The Slutty Bitch is much more fitting as you'll be wanting to give this bitch another whirl. Fo' sho.

Photo of 220emaple
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This mad bitch poured quite the heavy head. The second I opened the bottle it started to foam out (after sitting for 3 hours). Great retention as well in my Duvel tulip--with an aroma similar, just similar, to a green apple. Taste is very strong and crisp with fruity flavors and tons of carbonation. Also packs a punch at 10%...Brewery De Dolle is a beast---enjoy!

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De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.