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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

659 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 35
Gots: 34 | 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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BrewMaster

California

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 330 ml (11.2 oz) bottle purchased at BevMo San Mateo for $4.99. No freshness markings on it. The beer pours a hazy orange with an intense head. The head is fluffy and creamy with unending retention. The head is tight and stays together in a nice smooth layer leaving beautiful lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Apple, chardonnay white wine, sweet and very malty. Some light spiciness of white pepper. Sweet white grape juice round the nose out.

Taste: Mild fruitiness with no single fruit flavor standing out. Citrus and green apple a very subtle. The malt is spicy with pepper and clove with a sugary sweet flavor to go along with the spices. Notes of grass, hay and an alcohol warmth and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: This beer has lively carbonation and a medium body. A bit syrupy in texture but smooth with a lasting dryness left on the palate. My lips actually feel the spiciness and carbonation like I had eaten a jalapeno pepper.

Drinkability: This beer is potent and tasty. Unique flavors are very impressive and the beer is a nice warmer on a cool winter evening. Well rounded and impressively spicy.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 15:14:57 | More by BrewMaster
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Giant white head after a gentle pour. Thick, clumpy lacings as the head slowly settles. Dark copper around the top fades to a light yellow in the bottom of the glass. Really beautiful beer. Slightly hazy, I dumped the whole bottle in.

Ginger root on the nose, backed by some serious spice with a cinnamon touch. Juicy orange lurking behind.

Big orange flavours up front, almost like orange soda, but not in a bad way. As it warms in the mouth, serious yeast and spice start to come through. Cinnamon and nutmeg mingle with pretty bad ass yeast. All comes together nicely with some gentle warming alcohol.

Despite some serious alcohol and complexity, it actually drinks light and smooth. Has that Duvel'esque drinkability.

This is a fantastic beer. Seek out.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 18:49:07 | More by CanuckRover
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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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beerpirates

Belgium

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cl Bottle poured in a triple karmeliet glass ,


Pours hazy dark gold, with a big, soft white head.

Nose is honey, pears, yeast, alcohol.

Taste is sweet, candy sugar with rich ripe fruit, with a spicy, yeasty finish with a restrained hop bitterness balancing out the sweetness, and more alcohol.

Palate is crisp carbonation, with a nice syrupy, heavy body. Delicious beer.

one of the best triple's i had

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 08:55:19 | More by beerpirates
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JBogan

Nevada

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a honey color with a massive amount of frenzied bubbles (like a mad bitch perhaps?) which continuously feed a creamy white head which grows and grows. Beautiful beer.

The aroma is yeasty with some citrus and anise along with what I picked up as a hint of butterscotch.

Taste follows the smell, although the alcohol shows up too. Very warming and complex, especially as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel was excellent. Very smooth and somewhat creamy, with a thick body and perfect amount of carbonation.

This is a very fine Belgian Tripel. It's a beer for sipping and relaxing with, not for chugging. This is one mad bitch I wouldn't mind meeting again.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 23:01:06 | More by JBogan
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csiewert

Oregon

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

A - hazy amber color with a finger of head that retains well and leaves some goo lacing.

S - raisins, sweet malt and some funk

T - sweet sweet sweet... Raisins, plums and sweet malt

M - slight carbonation burn, but cuts the sweetness nicely to make it not too cloying

O - this is a great tripel... Maybe a little slightly too sweet, but I like it... 4's on the board

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 06:15:44 | More by csiewert
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johnhenryconway


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-01-2011 05:13:50 | More by johnhenryconway
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dgallina

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy peach with huge creamy white head and loads of lacing. Smells of peppery spices, juniper berries, and dry yeasts. Absolutely fabulous flavor and mouth-feel. Peppery and lemony initially, developing into strong alcohol-tinged juniper berries and finishing quite dry and effervescent. Very refreshing, with a long and tart finish. Alcohol very well integrated. I could drink plenty of these!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2005 05:20:20 | More by dgallina
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprising find at Calandro's, Baton Rouge. Last one on the shelf and the only De Dolle beer in stock. $6 for the 11.2 oz single. Bottled September 2011.

A: Towering head. Dark for a tripel. Looks murky and ciderlike.

S: Actually smells ciderlike also. Fermented apple, plums, honey, and booze. Smells huge. Wouldn't peg it as a triple based on aroma.

T: Explosive. Fermented fruit, especially apples. Quite sweet. Some heat. Unbelievable richness.

M: So rich. Very warming. Not as carbonated as a standard triple.

O: High score for originality and overall gravitas. An indulgent ass-kicker.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 17:20:58 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-10-2011 18:52:25 | More by kayrex
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Vylo

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

03-02-2012 00:42:04 | More by Vylo
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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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azorie

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-16-2011 22:02:51 | More by azorie
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Stunner97

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- brown to deep gold color, light to little carbonation, thin to moderate white head on the pour

smell- Sweet molasses on the smell very strong sweetness, trace of pine hops, yet a strong malty presence you would expect in something like barley wine, the smell was very reminiscent almost of a brandy,

Taste- almost like on the nose the taste of a brandy or a cognac, coffee flavors, with tons of sweet molasses flavored malts, slight fruitiness, very flavorful malts that are nicely kicked in check with a bitter strong hop lasting finish, an interesting complex flavor

Mouth- Smooth and extremely full bodied brew, almost a syrupy thick brew

Drinkability- this is a really complex beer high in flavor , but its is a whopper and definitely meant for sipping, one i will have to visit again and see how my experience differs,

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 06:38:46 | More by Stunner97
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

07-12-2013 01:38:21 | More by Dcunicelli
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

12-09-2012 02:58:24 | More by brutalist
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-25-2014 21:41:46 | More by CDCNAM
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blakesell

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2007 04:39:08 | More by blakesell
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Quaffer

Nevada

2.03/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

11.2 oz. bottle.

Appearance: This beer poured a golden orange that became hazy after some of the yeast sediment was added. The white head was coarse and fizzy and rose up easily to well over two fingers. It disappeared quickly and settled into a thin layer of bubbles on top of the brew. There was some light lacing.

Smell: Spicy alcohol and sharp, white grapes made up the bulk of the aroma. Light roasted malt lay underneath with a little bit of old, musty wood. After a shot of the yeast was added, the aroma became unpleasantly sour.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied and slightly coating. Carbonation was strong but not harsh.

Taste: Sour yeast and vinous white grapes came through upfront. The finish was all strong, yet spicy alcohol, combined with a dry astingency that was in no way enjoyable. There was some old wood and sweet, light fruits underneath all of this, but they were mild and didn't detract from the other unpleasant flavors.

Harsh and to be avoided in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2005 22:42:37 | More by Quaffer
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theghost3

Louisiana

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden, bubbly straw color with a ridiculous 4-finger champagne-like bubbly head. Lots of lacing.

The smell is strong of apples & must. There's also lots of earthiness & herbal hops. The taste is strong of bread, honey, phenols, herbal hops & cloves. Mouthfeel is dry & carbonated.

This is a drinkable tripel. Nice & hoppy with strong herbal & earthy qualities. Goes great with Lebanese food.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 03:12:46 | More by theghost3
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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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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date on cap: Jul2011

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass (perhaps tulip would've been better)- poured a hazy golden color with a very large one finger plus head that grew two about two fingers. Exceptional retention and some very nice splashes of lacing.

Smells of golden malt, belgian yeast, and candi sugar. Plain, simple, and delicious. More of the latter two.

Tastes like ambrosia would- lots of candi sugar mixed with the golden malt, moderated by an earthy Belgian yeast and VERY slight hop finish.

Mouthfeel is good, but not as carbonated as I'm used to from De Dolle. Medium body with light carbonation (hence why I thought I should've used a tulip). This is another excellent offering from De Dolle and one of the best tripels I've had.

Update: Paired with Chimay cheese and noticed a little sweet booze towards the end of the taste. Otherwise very well concealed for 10 percent.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 00:33:15 | More by Hopdaemon39
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-21-2014 02:22:07 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

01-05-2014 03:56:44 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-14-2012 13:59:37 | More by ReeseMax3
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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