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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
outstanding

672 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 38
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-06-2001)
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Thanks to biglove for the trade sample. Pours a hazy,somewhat darker then average golden color. Big head that slowly receedes. Yeasty and phenolic aroma. Flavor is very astringent and phenolic. A ton of spice in there-especially black pepper. Almost too much for me. Good enough mouthfeel-the high carbonation level makes it quite lively on the tongue. Overall I only find this to be an average triple. Too spicy in my opinion and the spices that are there are just overpowering.

08-13-2005 01:18:10 | More by lackenhauser
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.28/5  rDev -21%

I bought this one after reading some wonderfull reviews. I already drank this beer before, but I could not remember what it was like.
It pours an orange colour with a steady lacing and enough carbonation to keep the head going.
Smell was rather unpleasant, iron all over the place, mild oxidation (sherry?) and higher alcohols reminding me of green apples. There was also some caramel after all these tastes.
Taste was different, no sign of the oxidation (if there was any at all) and the iron taste was not present. First impression was good, an alcoholic firm beer with higher alcohols, ripe banana's and a bitter, dry aftertaste. There is also some acidity in the aftertaste, but that is really in the back. Second impression was that the beer is more or less out of balance, there is too much alcohol to really be drinkable, so I cannot rate this as high as my colleague reviewers. Too bad, because I had high expectations from the Dolle Brouwers!

04-16-2006 21:13:45 | More by Absumaster
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -19.3%

A - Clear amber color with orange coming through. Big head with chunky lacing at the top.

S - Nice yeast, a lot of dark fruits in this, I get a significant amount of figs, raisins, etc. A little hoppy in a good way.

T - Sweet and fruity. The figs come through exceptionally strong, it's a little too sweet and fruity for me. It overpowers the yeast, which I feel is a bit lost in this one. Not bad, but not great.

M - Nice and syrupy, but with carbonation to give it a nice kick.

D - Too sweet, fruity, and strong for me to do a whole lot of this.

01-03-2010 02:02:29 | More by AgentZero
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ccrida

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -19.3%

Poured from an 11.6 oz bottle into a snifter, the Dolle Teve is a hazy pale yellow, with lots of bubbles and a huge, frothy white head, which keeps rising out of the glass as it settles, holding firm and tight, leaving foamy lace.

The aroma is heavy on the green apple and pear, sugar with some vinegar, band-aid like phenols and movie popcorn.

The taste is pretty rich, heavier on the sugar and caramel then the color beguiles, spicy plastic phenols, alcohol, with citrus tropical fruit, candi and bubblegum.

The mouthfeel is super carbonated and foamy, medium to heavy bodied for a tripel.

Tasty, yet rich enough to help you keep the speed in check, and lacking the digestibility I look for in the style. Honestly, I'd have guessed this was from the U.S. in blind tasting, it's best attribute is that, while heavy tasting, doesn't drink at 10%

08-23-2007 01:13:42 | More by ccrida
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.35/5  rDev -19.3%

Reviewed on 4/25/08. Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a thick white head that persists. Aroma of light fruit. Flavor of light fruits, gumdrops, rind, spices. Initial sip is nice and fruity, but the swallow's got some bite! A heavy tripel, really warms your mouth. One of the better tripels I've had, although I'm not particularly a fan of the style.
7/4/6/4/14 (3.5/5)

12-02-2008 21:08:17 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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bskrtz

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -18.1%

11.2 ounce bottle Served very cold, poued into wide glass beer challis

A) Yikes -- tons of sediment/floaties. These remain active for a few minutes, circulating through out the glass. Hazy brass or or dull gold when held to the light. Long lasting ample 1 inch white head

S) Spicy, sweet malts. A waft of alcohol, this is clearly strong stuff. Cider, citrus & ginger spice

T)Notes of apple, pear, brown sugar & sweet malt. After a moment, a burn that warms the throat all the way down.

M) Lively carbonation, smooth but strong. Refreshing.

09-07-2010 00:05:57 | More by bskrtz
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -17.3%

Pours hazy amber with a growing sudsy head.
Nose shows doughy yeast, candi sugar, light fruit (pears, white grapes) and soft phenols. Yeast really dominates here.
The flavours, unfortunately, are completely dominated by hot, solvent-like alcohol. Underneath is more doughy yeast.
Carbonation is way too high.

03-13-2011 09:09:49 | More by CrazyDavros
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erosier

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -17.3%

L: Pours a thick and unfiltered golden yellow color with a thick and huge white colored head that laces the glass a lot as it fades very slowly down the sides.
S: Smells of sweet malts, big citrus aromas mixed with alcohol and yeast aromas.
T: Tastes of sweet malts followed by a lot of different yeast flavors of orange, lemon, banana, herbs and spices, and a slight alcohol flavoring as well.
M: Heavy feeling and tasting, perfect amount of carbonation, warming, rich.
D: Pretty drinkable since it has such a high abv, the mix of flavors was nice and fruity.

12-26-2010 15:26:58 | More by erosier
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ToolHead

Denmark

3.45/5  rDev -16.9%

33 cl bottle, served in Chimay goblet.
Pours w/ the typical Dolle Brouwers head, that is: massive, rocky and long-lived, much of the sediment not sinking through the head.
Cloudy dark gold w/ lots of sediment floating about. Highly aggressive, in-your-face taste dominated by hops and a good dose of yeast. Bitter and not for the faint of palate. A beer w/ tons of character.

01-28-2004 15:47:57 | More by ToolHead
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cerevisiaephilus

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -16.9%

Ok looking beer. I got the last bit of the bottle so mine is fairly yeasty, but I can see the color is very nice as is the head. Nice fine bubbles that mound up above the etched 'bubble making D' in my Duvel glass.

Nose is straight up 4 day old bananas and alcohol. Quite nice!!

Taste is a bit harsh. I mean kind of rough and bumpy so to speak, maybe solvent like...higher alcohols?? I get a touch of the banana esters and definately some nice alcohol warmth, but not very smooth at all and pretty dry. I think this could be sweetened up just a tad.

Decent mouthfeel for the style, nothing to rave about.

Not too drinkable with this harshness, maybe a bad bottle??

09-11-2004 02:40:54 | More by cerevisiaephilus
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -16.1%

330 mL bottle without a vintage/freshness date. Pours a lightly hazed gold color with a massive soapy cap of off-white head. Fades slowly and leaves chunks of foam all over the place. Good looking beer.

Nose is grainy, alcoholic and a little bit like cream soda. Fruits galore.

Taste is hugely fruity and vinous, loads of alcohol. Too big for its own good? Maybe. The body is rich, but the malts light..which leaves alcohol and yeasty phenols picking up the slack. A little overcarbonated, but a few hard swirls fix that pretty quick. Yeast really throws its weight around here, I dont know if I have ever had a fruitier, yeast driven beer before. Interesting beer, but I dont think I would buy it again.

04-22-2011 15:09:15 | More by twiggamortis420
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -16.1%

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

01-02-2014 00:37:13 | More by Sludgeman
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-02-2014 23:49:02 | More by acurtis
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

11-23-2012 00:08:08 | More by oso
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Coren

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-27-2013 11:24:28 | More by Coren
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

11-07-2013 10:17:29 | More by desint
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-17-2013 22:56:14 | More by mendvicdog
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Anatole

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

09-19-2013 11:04:22 | More by Anatole
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

12-30-2011 08:04:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

02-18-2012 17:40:26 | More by chrispoint
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-30-2014 13:14:13 | More by kristougher
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crhea89

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

10-16-2013 04:56:01 | More by crhea89
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-11-2013 03:47:47 | More by jryanj927
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smi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-07-2012 20:16:26 | More by smi
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

A- Pours a brownish-yellow color with copious, sticky lace. Even with careful pouring, large amounts of sediment particles make their way into the glass.

S- Strong aroma of 20 year tawny Port, Sauternes, sweet white dessert wine, golden raisins, dried light fruits, licorice.

T- Tawny port, Sauternes, apricots, honey.

M, D- A touch of sticky-sweet viscosity followed by a hot ethanol finish might tend to moderate the drinkability a bit.

Note: I have opened many a gusher, but even with careful handling coming straight off the storage rack, this beer simply exploded unexpectedly upon opening, soaking my entire left side, part of the kitchen and two friends standing nearby. The spray shot outward for 3-4 feet in all directions, leaving only about 4-5 ounces to drink -- the rest on the floor or in the laundry. Mad Bitch indeed.

05-17-2010 20:07:33 | More by WhiteOak
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.