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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

Great accompanyment to our lunch. Pours incredible foam and leaves lace. Of course, wait for the foam to dissipitate. Light yellow, darker cloudy yellow at bottom. Somewhat spicy coriander orange citrus pale strong with substantial yeast. Has the bite to it. Easy on tongue.

10-03-2004 03:28:08 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2012 15:25:12 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

11-30-2013 06:50:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%

11.2 ounce bottle picked up at Capone's.

Pours.a light rusty tan win a two fiber white head and some spotty lacing as it goes down. Nose brings forth caramel, toffee, candied sugar, apple, and some figs. Taste brings it all together quite well and adds in a bit of an alcohol bite. Feel is a bit light all things considered. Drinks nicely and is very well done.

Amyliz4 gives it an A.

10-07-2010 00:09:01 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-20-2012 22:22:27 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%

A: It poured dark yellow and cloudy into a snifter glass with a huge white head. There's a moderate level of carbonation and a layer of bubbles consistently covered the surface after the head slowly died down.
S: There's an interesting mix of malty, yeasty, fruity and spicy smells in the aroma.
T: The flavor is very complex and well balanced between malt, spices and fruit. The taste becomes sweeter as the beer warms up. The finish is dry and a slight taste of alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very bubbly on the palate.
D: This beer needs to be sipped given its alcohol content; however it's not too difficult to drink after it warms up.

04-18-2010 03:40:38 | More by metter98
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Fuzzy peach-amber with riotous carbonation boiling off the bottom of the glass. The creamy ecru head began rising out of the bottle before the pour and filled the glass with a controlled explosion of foam. It has now deflated to a stunted rocky precipice while depositing thick chunks and globs all over the interior of the glass. A second pour has dirtied up the beer nicely and gives it a serious, 'I mean business' look.

The nose is immensely powerful and is full of fruit and spice. I smell sweetened apple, pear, apricot and melon in heavy syrup with an undercurrent of well-integrated alcohol. A zesty potpourri of clove, white pepper and ginger adds another dimension to what is already a wonderful tripel nose.

Mad Bitch is great beer. I was expecting a pissed-off harpy of a tripel, but (thankfully) didn't get it. This is an incredibly well constructed, multi-faceted, mouthfillingly flavorful beer that is, at heart, a pussycat. All elements of the flavor profile are bursting at the seams with... well, with flavor... yet the seamless melding of such headstrong personalities is nigh on perfect.

There's a rock solid pale malt backbone copiously coated with candi sugar. Atop that is a pulpy, sticksweet fruitiness that now favors ripe, buttery pears. It's a good thing the spicy yeastiness is so prominent because it needs to stand up to the rest of the assertive, yet complementary, flavors. Damn, this is one bewitching and intoxicating (both literally and figuratively) beer.

Alcohol is noticed (it's hard to completely mask 10%), but it too is a welcome addition. There's no hint of ethanol harshness, just a mellow fruity-boozy flavor that is reminiscent of the finest eau de vies. The mouthfeel is a tad more full than medium with a sugary slickness and a mouth pleasing, invigorating carbonation that is as bold as the flavor.

Mad Bitch is a fantastic tripel that has flavor and attitude to spare, yet is as cultured and as refined as the best of the style. If you've been searching for the beer equivalent of the wild party girl that you can take home to Mom, and who will charm the socks off her in the process, your search has ended with De Dolle Dulle Teve.

08-02-2005 15:33:49 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Appearance: With foam spuming from the bottle, this beer pour a cloudy honey color with a huge head that provides dancing patterns of lace all over the chalice

Smell: Overripe melon, pear and apple, coriander and candi sugar, with hints of alcohol

Taste: Starts out with a blend of fruit and herbs, with apple skins, pear and coriander; by mid-palate, it almost starts to burn from the peppery spices; after the swallow, the candi sugar and overripe melon flavors arrive, along with plenty of alcohol to wash everything down

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and effervescent; warmth on the way down the gullet

Drinkability: Quite impressive, but the cacophany of flavors is not something I would want everyday

03-09-2008 19:20:06 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

A beautifully golden yellow, the haziness of it only served to magnify the shine it gave off. Some light sediment in the bottle, but that was from me, as I like it. A towering head of white foam at least four inches high,

Lots of grains here with a touch of yeast in the aroma. Light banana and lemon. touches of grass and even the slightest bit of grape. light, and full of flavor, light notes of yeast and wheat, some light fruit backed in as well. Nice hints of peach and a touch of wine like alcohol, but very light and more of a subtle nice surprise then anything else. The flavor was good, and at times effortless. The finish was dry; almost a champagne like dryness to it with a long lasting flavor of grass or wet hay, and you just had to go back for another sip when it was done.

05-30-2011 22:40:45 | More by mikesgroove
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%

Certainly a Tripel, given the pilsner malt profile, alcohol strength, and yeasty spices, esters and phenols. But it borrows a lot of Wit-like spices and cotton candy softness, with a pronounced Leffe honey-malt sweetness. Can't get enough of this beer.

Pouring a majestic orange with golden strands along the edge, the beer's yeasty haze is significant, allowing only a faint glow to penetrate. A very thick and dense cottony head builds on top of the beer and camps out for the session. Looking like whipped toppings, the foam clings to the glass with patterns of intricate lace. Aside from the excessive haze, this is an idealic beer appearance.

Very perfumy with a collection of scents that range from sweeter scents of honey and sugar cookie dough to a yeasty brine of soft pilsner malt and light breads, followed by the spicy notes of corriander, floral hops, and orange zest. Very fragrant to say the least.

Flavors take off with the succulent cotton candy/powdered sugar and honey sweet taste, but soon settle into a more balanced flavor spread thanks to herbal hop bitterness, spicy white pepper and corriander, and an alcohol flavor of spice and bitteness. Esters of peach, oranges, pear, appricots, and apples blend well with the hop flavors of lemongrass, fresh cut herbs, and a lightly woody bitterness in finish. A delicious beer that rides very closely to the sweet side of the perscriptions for the style.

Champagne-like bubbles explode to create a full and expansive feel to the initial taste. The evaporation of carbonation curbs the creamy textures and ushers in a drier, warmer, and whimsical sweetness in memory. It seems that the impression of sweetness is left on the mouth but without the actual weight of sweetness.

A dry fruity aftertaste with lingering spice and alcoholic warmth all transition to the next drink in a very seamless manner.

I like my Belgian Tripels a little drier and with more zesty hop flavor and pronounced bitterness in balance. Where this one resides a bit more on the Belgian Strong Golden Ale side, it doesn't finish as rich as those either- making this a great choice for those of Tripels but with a nagging sweet tooth.

10-25-2005 17:19:35 | More by BEERchitect
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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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

Bottle: Poured a murky brown color ale with a small off-white bubbly head with average retention. Aroma is spicy with some barnyard malt. Taste is somewhat spicy (honey, cloves?) with some notes of floral malt and light funky yeast. This is not bad but was expecting a bit more character and I’m wondering if something was not wrong with this bottle, will have to re-rate that one.

04-12-2005 14:37:17 | More by Phyl21ca
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-05-2013 08:49:13 | More by zestar
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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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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-12-2013 03:02:56 | More by spycow
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-31-2013 05:00:12 | More by jaydoc
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GRG1313

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a clear orange amber with medium to heavy particulate throughout with a thick, firm white head with full big lacing.

Nose of lemon merangue pie, lemon crème, rich sweet lemon citrus character with undertones of light malt.

Mouthfeel is creamy, full, rich and bold.

Flavors are aggressive bright, bold and assertive initially sweet banana with peach/compote malt-fruit with an amazing integration and balance of grapefruit hop flavor and character.

Finish is sweet malt to grapefruit skin bitter.

This beer is great with food but big and complex enough and with enouch richness to be a sipper. This one is a delightful surprise of a truly delicious beer. The balance is fantastic but with huge flavors, layers and character. This is my kind of beer - an "extreme tasting traditional."

12-05-2009 20:30:34 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

05-23-2013 00:16:55 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%

This beer poured out as a nice hazy golden color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer is spicy and has some sweet grainy aromas in there. The taste of the beer was pretty good. I felt like that this beer wasn't as good as it should be flavor-wise. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a solid carbonation to it. Overall this beer was good but not that great in my opinion, I should probably revisit this one someday and see if my tastes have changed.

11-26-2011 19:07:50 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

12-13-2003 00:15:49 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

2002 vintage. By now, she must indeed be pretty pissed... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy amber-gold topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light banana, mild vanilla, wheat, mild booze, and light orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, with a good deal more funk and tartness, which actually kinda works here. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, somewhat sticky finish. Overall, a surprisingly tasty tripel, one whose age and "abnormal" characteristics somehow haven't had any negative influence on things, but rather seem to have augmented them ever-so-slightly.

01-08-2013 02:05:06 | More by TMoney2591
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2013 21:39:40 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%

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...

02-08-2007 02:12:36 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-14-2011 19:48:45 | More by JAHMUR
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De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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