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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

662 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 36
Gots: 36 | 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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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-27-2011 22:33:07 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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Blakaeris

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours burnished gold, almost orange. Head is massive and rocky with sheets of intricate lacing.

Smell is peppery yeasty spices with a touch of medicinal quality. Underlying sweet malt and mild citrus fruitiness. Definite alcohol presence.

Taste is sweetly fruity and malty up front. Orange and apricot. then the herbal yeast character kicks in with pepper and coriander. finish has mild hop bitterness and a decent spice zing. Lingering warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very soft and smooth.

Overall a balanced and interesting beer. Highly recommended. I would drink this often if it was readily available.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2006 22:59:47 | More by Blakaeris
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-01-2013 20:40:26 | More by Gww1864
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-04-2014 21:29:08 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-27-2012 20:43:48 | More by Satchboogie
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with the cap stamped July 2010. Pours a slightly cloudy, orange-golden color. Holy carbonated! Settles down to a chunky head with great head retention. Nice lacing on the glass as well. That wonderful Belgian clove/ever so slightly-sour/funkiness is nice and strong. Alcohol comes thru just a bit, overall it's very well-hidden. Medium body but a dry crisp finish with a clean bitterness.

A wonderful Belgian Tripel with loads of flavor. Compared to other Tripels, its got great balance. As with everything I've had from De Dolle so far, this tastes like a beer that had a great fermentation.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 22:32:26 | More by ILiveOffHops
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-23-2012 20:30:44 | More by djrn2
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iKrystin

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-17-2012 05:04:19 | More by iKrystin
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halo913

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-07-2013 16:49:14 | More by halo913
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nvandervort

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-11-2014 01:41:01 | More by nvandervort
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-15-2012 05:13:18 | More by fdig23
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-13-2011 19:47:46 | More by DeutschesBier
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jeremy13586

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was the last bottle that we had sitting in one of the coolers at work. I decided to give it a go and poured it in to my Duvel glass. Jul2010 stamped on the bottle cap.

Dark cloudy gold color. The head was big and bone white. Lots of brown floaties in the beer, leading me to think that we had this bottle in the cooler for quite some time. Active bubble rose from the bottom of the glass, pushing some of the floaties in to the head, making it look like some one ashed their cigarette in my beer. Lots of sticky lacing lined the glass.

Some sweet malt, clove, banana, and yeast. A little bit of alcohol. The taste is actually more bitter than the nose. Kind of spicy and there is a nice taste of alcohol. The sweetness borders on a nutty taste. Very enjoyable taste.

Incredibly smooth triple. Very nice flavor. All of the sediment in the bottle and glass was not very appealing, so I'll need to track down a fresh bottle and give it another shot. Overall, an incredibly nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 20:55:46 | More by jeremy13586
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-23-2014 04:29:26 | More by 2GOOFY
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-02-2014 18:44:54 | More by smithj4
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I drank this from a 12oz bottle into my Rochefort chalice.

This bitch pours a dark gold with a hint of orange. There is crazy carbonation with at least five fingers of off white head, that is is very pillowy. The retention is good staying several minutes with great retention.

The aroma is on the lighter side with a little floral arrangement and a a hint of dry white wine with grass, a sauvingon blanc?

The taste is light and very smooth to drink, total session beerish. The flavor is light flowers and grass from start to finish.

The feel is nice and lasting, incredible drinkability.

This is an awesomely easy to drink tripel, especially at 10%. My only complaint is that the flavor is a light, wish there were some bold flavors that would make this world class.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 01:12:17 | More by jrallen34
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-07-2014 02:24:52 | More by thegerm87
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-13-2012 11:26:45 | More by ajs4bd
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml 11.2 Oz. bottle. Poured into a Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: This bottle gushed, but nice orange yellow, a fait bit of yeasty sediment. The head initially rivals Duvel, beautiful and dense; however, it dissipates faster than Duvel. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Ok, a lot going on here with this one, sweetness comes through, maybe some citrus too, maybe a whiff of alcohol.

Taste: Very interesting tripel, sweet honey at the open, then soft & lingering hop bitterness at the end, way to exercise the taste buds. Well crafted and unique tripel, the alcohol becomes more apparent with the finish.

Mouth feel: Nicely carbonated, bitterness lingers (not in a bad way).

Drinkability: Good very drinkable, but you may want to switch it up after two of these.

De Dolle has it going on, 3 for 3 so far with me, very good and unique take on traditional Belgian styles.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 01:42:41 | More by BobZ
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Kraken

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into 20oz pint glass. Like all De Dolle the Mad Bitch pours with a massive head that refuses to receed and coats the outside of the glass. Chunky dark sediment seeps out with the dregs of the pour. Beer is a medium amber slightly hazy. Nose is very faint, light hops and malt. Taste is fairly light, and slightly bitter. Bitter apples at first, very light sweetness from malt or candy sugar, light Belgian yeast and pear like tartness. Slightly hot at the finish, as to be expected very very dry. Mouthfeel is nice and develops as it warms. Very drinkable but will sneak up on you at 10%

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 23:27:35 | More by Kraken
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber with fine particulates floating in it. Massive fine to coarse head takes up half the glass with a careful pour. Good retention and leaves massive lacing. Aroma of sweet light fruit, citrus, cloves, Belgian yeast. Flavor is intense light fruit; stone fruit, apple, oranges. Finishes much dryer with the hops and cloves asserting a sharper flavor and a bit of a floral element. Quite a delicious start and pleasant flavor progression. Medium bodied. A quite enjoyable and well made tripel. I enjoyed this more and more as it opened up in the glass over time.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 06:19:05 | More by LiquidAmber
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thadkaster

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Immense multi-layered head with frothy, large bubbles at the base and fine meringue top. Lasted for ever, leaving beautiful lacing behind. Throughout my sampling this beer retained a small head. First nose was of floral hoppiness followed by hints of apricot and spice. Initial sip reveals...apricot, sweetness, some acidity followed by a wonderful warmness. Overtime I picked up spice, perhaps clove, white pepper? I also noticed a fleeting smokiness. A fairly thick, viscous beer helped to feal lighter by the the consistent presence of fine carbonation. Finish was long with a pronounced hop. As tripels go very decent, however, in my opinion the alcohol seemed a bit out of balance.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2004 23:37:45 | More by thadkaster
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale orange body. Large, off-white head. Spotty lacing

S: Mild soft fruits -- apples and oranges. Nice spicy, Belgian yeast notes.

T: Like the nose, there is a nice, mild, restrained fruity complexion. Semi-sweet apples, a little orange pop in the finish. Black pepper, pale malt and assertive yeast notes. Complex and interesting.

M: Smooth and well-balanced with a nice effervescence. Spicy, crisp finish.

O: Another standout beer from De Dolle.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 04:55:48 | More by callmemickey
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roadhouse

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

Appears a somewhat hazy golden orange color with a once inch off-white head with lots of tiny bubbles. The head goes down to a skim that retains well throughout, but only leaves minimal lacing.

The aroma is very different from any other tripel I've had. It's very biscuity and almost smells like baking sugar cookies. There's a nice candi sugar sweetness coming through that probably contributes to the cookie smell. The fruitiness is there but is pretty subsided. While it's very different, I like it.

The taste is fruity up front with a sweetness that comes out instantly upon the start of the swallow. Midway through it gets more spicy with a ripe fruit character coming out next. That biscuity flavor is there subtly throughout but really comes out again strongly in the finish. Spiciness and a bit of earthy hop flavor are also in the linger.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, with a really creamy texture as many Belgians seem to be. Nice and soft carbonation with a bit of a kick on the tip of the tongue from spicy phenols.

This was probably the most interesting tripel I've had that really adds something else to the traditional tripel. The only other one that I was so surprised by was Koningshoeven Tripel. I highly recommend this for those who love tripels, but don't expect the ordinary.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 08:18:17 | More by roadhouse
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy golden hue. On the sweet side for a tripel, with a full body. Reminds me a little of the Unibroue 15 with it's sweeter character. I enjoyed this all the way through, and the ABV does not detract. De Dolle has always been interesting to me, if somewhat erratic. I would certainly recommend this one to fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2007 04:19:26 | More by JohnnyDuvel
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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