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

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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 46
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 09-06-2001

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Ratings: 764 | Reviews: 424
Photo of josanguapo
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From XXXII. In Duvel glass. Playing KB Dark Side. Another exquisite beverage from the dolle. Its high ABV isnt noticeable in aroma nor taste

Photo of stevoj
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours with the towering head expected of the style. Nice sourish malty aroma. Color is hazy orange. Tastes of spice (peppery), hops, and sweet malt. beautiful to look at and even more beautiful to drink.

Photo of rEBELlION
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Such a full bodied beer without being heavy. So nice to drink an authentic triple, would love to try it younger. This one has been on the shelf for a couple of years.

Photo of Budinetz
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in July 2014, consumed 3/15/15. Approximately 8 months of age.

Poured from the bottle into a clean beer snifter. Extraordinary head retention! I have never seen anything like this before!! In fact, I wanted to sip it but I declined because I wanted to see how long the head actually stayed. Aroma is of belgian yeast with the slight candi sugar presence that most Belgian brews have. Very light in color (about 8-10 SRM). Tastes of sweet estery goodness! I get subtle banana, golden raisins, and wheat upon first sip. Following the next few sips I get some port Wine on the palete. As a 10% abv triple, it's the strongest one ever had, however, it's the best overall up to and including the later brews.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

these guys just crush it for me, one of my favorites, although i see their beer so rarely its always a treat to find one. this is a real heady tripel, foamy as can be in the tulip, bone white several inches on a slightly cloudy blonde straw colored base beer. the nose is sweet like most tripels, but this one for me is more about the yeast. it feels rustic and ancient, summery and different, not so fruity in flavor as other, but not spicy either, its sort of off the spectrum in that regard, which i like a lot, has a mustiness to it as well, which suits the sweeter base beer. maybe some oats in here, there is plenty of body, and i am surprised to learn its so strong, it drinks so much easier than this with its effervescent carbonation and only medium body. a bit of lingering sweetness, but made appealing by its interaction with the yeast flavor as it goes down. so cool to have this one on draft, i need to find more of their stuff. i am not usually a huge tripel guy, but this one ranks.

Photo of wilkero
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wish I had more time to write a more in-depth review, but the short version is that it's fantastic.

Photo of Jgolian
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow it made it America in one piece! It still held its head, I've been so disapointed in what we are getting in Florida lately! Chimay headless! How dare they! Great Beer! Bier!

Photo of tommy5
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hit all the right notes. Right Up there with the better triples.

Photo of Radome
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from a 300 cl bottle.

L - Color is a dark gold to orange. Cloudy. Head is super fluffy with an off-white color. Laces with huge sheets of the same micro-bubbles that make up the head.

S - Warm aromas of fresh bread, bubblegum and light spices. A bit of fresh grassy hops in the background. Very complex and appetizing.

T - Flavor reminds me of sweet bread, bubblegum, light brown sugar. There is a hint of bitterness and a light spice in the finish that keep this from getting cloying. Again, very complex.

M - Strong carbonation of tiny bubbles fills the mouth with creaminess. Medium body is lightened by the carbonation. Strong alcohol presence. Moderate hops bitterness.

O - This is a delicious, complex and satisfying beer. The flavors and aromas are clean and fresh and really "pop".

Photo of endovelico
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

Nose: Bold, refreshing and complex with evident notes of yeast, pastry, bubblegum, banana, berries and a faint hop greenness.

Mouth: Chewy and full with a bite; Boasts great complexity with a profile makeup of bubblegum, orange and spices.

Overall: World class. Extremely complex, bold and drinkable. Stays true to style while affirming its own identity.

Photo of haroldcamping
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

2013 350 Poured into a Chimay goblet
A Two finger white head amazing retention and lacing opaque orange with sediment
S orange blossom white wine spice Belgian white
M tongue tingling high carbonation sweetness/booze froth
T sweet boozy Belgian spice slight citrus /apricot/pear/white wine dry finish
O Great Belgian triple sweetness covers the high abv very drinkable for a high abv triple from a great brewery

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -3.6%

A-golden color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-grain, apple, pear, belgian yeast, little candy sugar

T-apple, belgian yeast, belgian candy sugar, pepper, spices, little bubblegum

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, alcohol well-integrated

O-solid triple, good range of flavor, enjoyed sipping this

Photo of Sappo1965
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Well balanced, fresh with final siete lemon. Persistant mousse.
A little bit sparkling but don't worry

Photo of Jmamay22
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a clear peachy amber. Rocky tan colored head is slow to deflate to a thick collar that leaves gobs of thick white lacing.

The initial take on the scent is fruity, slightly boozy and candy sweet. Nice notes of fresh pear and green apple. Very mild phenolic spiciness.

The taste is similar with strong notes of boozy fruit and sticky sweetness. Almost too sweet, but the phenolic and alcohol heat helps tame the sweetness. Mouthfeel is lively and medium bodied.

Nice beer all around. I always have difficulty and a personal preference against triples that come off sweeter and this one toes the line.

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle poured into a wine glass. Served chilled. Bottled on date of 08/2010.

Appereance: fizzy cap of white foam with a gold body. Lots of yeasty particles floating around. Sudsy head that sticks around. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell: sweet fermented fruits and funky yeast. Floral alcohol.

Taste: lots of oxidized pears, apples and other oxidized sweet fruits. Spicy Belgian yeast esters and some bubblegum. Rubbery like funk at the end.

Mouthfeel: lots of spicy, perfume alcohol. Plenty of prickly carbonation.

Overall: Textbook Triple. Quite warming but hidden by the nice fruit sweetness. Held up well over 3 years. Recommended if Triples are your thing.

Photo of rangerred
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into a goblet. There is no age stamped on the cap but judging by the other De Dolle beers at the liquor store, this one is probably around 2008 vintage.

Pours a very dirty dark gold with lots of specks in it. However the head is a very billowy, frothy bright white with a few specks of yeast so I have to give it some credit for that.

Right off the bat in the aroma I can tell this beer has some age. The sherry/wet cardboard note of oxidation is quite present and overpowers anything else. Apple is very strong along with notes of plums and dark fruit; sort of out of character for a triple.

The flavor continues the oxidized notes. More apple and plums along with sherry. The oxidation character starts to become a little too much as the flavor lingers. There is almost a touch of smokiness about it but not in a real good way. This beer definitely does not have the characteristics of a Tripel that I was expecting. Mouthfeel is quite sticky; not dry like I was hoping for.

Overall, I feel like this beer is a bit past its prime. I was hoping to get a nice, aged beer but this one has been on the shelf a bit too long. Hopefully I will be able to try a fresh sample one day.

Photo of Samp01
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rusty orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma ripe apple, pears, Belgian yeast, fruity alcohol esters, some dark fruit notes as it warms up. Taste of Belgian yeast, fruity flavor of dark fruit, dried plums sweetness and a mild tartness, sweet alcohol. Palate is a med to full body with sweet tart Belgian yeast and moderate carbonation. Finish is of sweet ripe dark fruit, dried sweet tart plums, Belgian yeast, with mild bitterness and sweet alcohol. Overall a very good, tasty and all around flavorful brew, very nice

Photo of spoony
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (Dated October 2013 on the cap) into a chalice.

A-A gentle pour produces about two fat fingers of light tan head. The foam is dense and retention is quite good. There is a good show of carbonation in the glass, too. The beer is clear and orange-ish golden in hue.

S-The aroma offers of lots of fruity, warming alcohol. I smell green apple and candy sugar, in particular, as well as a bit of bubblegum, some pepper spice, and a bit of lightly bitter, grassy/straw-scented hops.

T-The taste is not afraid to show its 10% ABV, but the taste is less assertive than the smell, which is a good thing. The flavors are still fruity (green apple flesh) and sweet up front, but there is a bit more spice (pepper and clove) and light lemon tartness. The finish is lightly bitter and suggests dry grass and spice.

M-The body is medium in heft with an above average level of carbonation that hurts the smoothness factor.

O-This is a pretty solid tripel. It is very aggressive, with the alcohol but the flavors are nicely balanced, so the beer manages to get away with being so in-my-face. The hops are especially well-done here. The mouthfeel is a little fizzy for my liking in a tripel, but overall this a solid beer that I will drink again if I need a break from my usual Karmeliet fix.

Photo of FLima
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow color with a one finger with short retention but always keeping a thin plate.
Interesting aroma with predominant notes of melon, dry fruit, pineapple, wheat, pine, green apples and white wine.
Flavor of Cointreau liquor, spices, lots of yeast, dry fruits, champagne, herbal hops, green apples, white tea, melon, flowers and honey. Dry, bitter and acid aftertaste.
Medium body with effervescent carbonation. 10% abv is felt; well it is hard to disguise an elephant with a skirt.
Seemed to me like a mix of Belgian IPA with a Tripel. An alcoholic punch and a bit too sweet resulting in low drinkability. A must for Tripel lovers.

Photo of Sludgeman
3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 10/2013. $6.00/11.2oz. Poured into a tulip.

A solid tripel. IF you like a super dry finish this might be a tripel for you, otherwise a slight above average beer. 3.5

A – Pours a cloudy (-) orange amber, with a white two-finger dense mousey head that dissipates to a thin layer. Great Belgian lacing. 3

S – Spicy followed by some fruity notes. 3.5

T – Yeasty with some herbal hoppiness. 3.5

MF – Medium-light body with a real dry finish. Clean, fizzy, sharp. 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellow-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, fruit, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has flavors that are a bit more earthy than the smell would indicate.

Photo of tbeckett
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split a bottle of this with a friend at Brothers Beer Bistro. From notes.

A - Tons of suspended yeast floaters in a dark golden body. Obvious cloudiness. Half finger of white head left a film of retention and spotty lace.

S - Fruity, spicy, candied fruits, sweet, honey. Very complex and unlike any other Tripel I've smelled before.

T - Honey, very nice spice, lovely sweetness that wasn't overpowering but subtle and complimentary. Yeast. The sweetness, honey flavours, and yeast character were so nice.

M - Good mild carbonation, full body, and a lovely sweet pear finish.

O/D - Great stuff. Very nice and sweet but not cloying. So many layers. Definitely one of the better Tripels out there. Very drinkable but it took me a long time to get through half. Great stuff.

Photo of babaracas
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy dull amber with billowing dense white head, settles slowly to a half inch with big chunks of lace left behind. Smell: honey, spicy, melon, grassy. Taste: amped honey, spicy, fruity, finishing grassy with citric-esque acidity cutting through honey and pale male sweetness. Delicious hider of alcohol.

Photo of dirtylou
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at la trappe in SF, a rare treat from the taplines

I'll always have a weakness from tripels - clean flavor profiles, potent but not abrasive, often gorgeously presented. De Dolle nails this one - a definite classic - lots of honey, clover, yeast, bubblegum, clove - all the classic profiles. Extremely drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of KYGunner
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright iridescent orange that glowed in the light this is amongst the most gorgeous tripels I've seen. The head was white and bubbly that collared quickly but laced well.

The scent was fruity, clovey and a touch yeasty. Flowery aromas gave way to a more clove-centric scent.

The taste is superb with huge flowery flavor, honey, clover, sweet candy, doughy malt and did I mention flowers. There's a honeysuckle flower taste that hangs around that is so alluring.

I rank this amongst the best tripels I have had; it is smooth, light, tasty, flowery and and just good to drink.

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