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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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92
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747 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 42
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 09-06-2001

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Ratings: 747 | Reviews: 421
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy beige with an ample head that lasts and lasts. Ample lacing on the glass.

Smells really malty, and some tropical fruits.

A malty style of a triple, but sweet up front, some fruit in the middle, with a dry bitterness at the end.

Medium body and good carbonation give this a creamy mouthfeel.

A really nice version of a tripel, more malty than most, not to fruity nor too sweet, it is just right.

Photo of nomad
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had just unnatural amounts of head, like four inches worth exploding out of the glass. Color was a perfect oranged gold, transparent, with tons of miniscule carbonation flowing up fast. The head fell to a mountainous landscape but was slow as hell to come down.

Smell was of sugar, wheat, vanilla, flour with a honey jar sitting open nearby, and a sweet medicinal ester presence. The heavy belgian tripel yeast appears very active in this one, for its character wrapped itself around everything. Lastly, a hop-based fruit presence came through late.

Taste was so sweet at first, and then slowly a second wave creeped down my tongue, and its so hoppy, so tangy, so ginger, and very sharp. This is a tripel with some aggression, definitely a mad bitch. Has a long tangy-bitter hops finish, so much so that it tasted like a bite into a kicking hop. Mouthfeel was as drying as an oven.

Half tripel half artisanal strong pale ale, this was some whole other s#@t. A fine classic Belgian beer with Stone aggression and impact.

Photo of beveragecaptain
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

According the the label, this is a 750 ml bottle. It clearly isn't. Probably a 330 ml. Pours out a dark yellow color. Lot's of carbonation, so I poured half and let it settle for a few minutes before pouring the rest. There was some floating yeast particles near the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is a lot like apple juice, but with spices. The flavor is very complex. Malt, fruit, especially apples and pears. The come the spices, especially pepper. Alcohol is very noticable. This is really an extreme beer, probably best enjoyed in small quantities.

I think I'll pick up that bottle of the Dulle Teve special reserve that I saw at the store the other day.

Photo of rallison
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy amber with a 3 finger white head that never is less than a 1/2 finger size.

S: Some barnyard funkiness with spices and a bit of alcohol.

T&M: Very refreshing. Some fermented apple juice with earthy flavors. Some nice spices - the sorts you might make bread with, and some vanilla. RIch mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation and alcohol to give it a nice ending bite.

D: Very, very drinkable. Refreshing and delicious and absolutely never heavy!

Not your standard tripel, but very enjoyable. Recommended!

Photo of ypsifly
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Undated 11.2oz with the usual De Dolle style label sporting weird art in garish colors, poured into a tulip.

Loud hiss when the cap was cracked and sure enough, she started to gush. Not bad, nothing spilled or sprayed, but I got a huge white head despite a very delicate pour. The room was instantly filled with a funky aroma. Lotsa farmhouse here. I can also get a good whiff of candy sugars, spice, and pepper. A little bit of funky chalk yeast and wood in the background.

Oh yeah Appearance. Once the mammoth head settles over hazed amber, the glass is coated with a sheet of lace. Nice.

The taste starts off quickly fruity with some pineapple/general citrus, followed by the sugars and earthy malts that seem to be paired with apples. Then a woody flavor creeps in before some sugars, bitter hops, more malt, then a peppery alcohol sensation.

The mouth is full and the alcohol component threatens to make it rough, but it all works out in the end. This is, in no way, a session beer. Maybe two bottles....maybe. The real beauty of this beer is not only is it big, bold, and all up in your face, but there is so much complexity going on here.

Photo of pwoody11
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of walleye
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from the bottle. poured acloudy copper with lots of bubbles and a large fluffy white head and a ton of lacing. aroma, spicey coriander, gloves, lemon, orange, yeast, some sweetness. flavor, cinnamon, orange zest, gloves, bready, hops, sweet as it warms alcohol came out nicely. good beer

Photo of MarkJBurch
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bobhits
1.9/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Sour funky, hops, and somewhat sweet. It smells like a wine or something which is a nice way of saying this isn't pleasant.

Golden honey straw colored. This is a touch on the darker side than most of this style but we are only talking a hue or so. Crazy carbonation, and long lasting 2 finger head.

Alcohol is pretty dominate in this. A lot of hops. A lot of Belgium yeast. The malt is clean and sweet.

Very dry and crazy carbonated. It also doesn't hide the 10% at all. The beer would be drinkable (very) without the alcohol kick. The mouth is too carbonated but this isn't bad there.

I really don't what else to say. It's somewhat sour, bitter, and has enough malt to somewhat tame this. It isn't bad. It isn't good. I have to say I've had better Triplels and I am not a huge fan of them to start with.

Photo of DaveHS
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a rusty orange/amber with big chunks of yeast.

S-Light fruity esters,white grapes,earthy, yeasty goodness.

T/M-The first thing that strikes me about this is that it's exceptionally creamy for a tripel, a characteristic not usually attributable to tripels. Vinous and lush, with a touch of white pepper in the finish.

D-Another phenomenal beer from De Dolle.

Photo of Samp01
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
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 xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rick778
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of BucBasil
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip at tBruges Beertje in Bruges.

A: A dark reddish orange. Slightly cloudy. Awesome looking beer. 2.5 fingers of offwhite head with good retention.

S: Deep citrusy and slight strawberry fruit character. Slightly tangy smelling with a light malt aroma.

T: Strong and yeasty. Citrus is most noticeable. Bitter and hoppy surprisingly. Grapefruit. Seems to be more along the lines of an American red with some spices. Cool.

M: Very carbonated.

D: Don't need more than one but good.

Photo of RedHaze
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle.

Pours a very cloudy golden with a massive four finger head that takes a good ten minutes to fade to a thick cap. The remaining foam leaves behind a ton of lace on the glass.

Snell; it took a while before I could get a goof whiff of this one with the huge head. Once it settles though there was a bunch of tropical fruits with pineapple, tangerine and peaches. There's also a pretty good malty backbone in here, and a bit of a spiciness form the yeast.

Taste; the fruits are very evident with the pineapples and peaches coming through the most, but there's a really nice earthy/herbal presence that I wasn't expecting. The sweet malts come through as caramel, sugar cookies and a little honey. The finish is a touch on the spicy side from the yeast and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a bit of a biting carbonation, and the drinkability is good. I bought my bottle several months ago, and it took me forever to get around to it because I was a little sick of tripels at the time. I'm glad I waited until now because I think I enjoyed more now than I would have when I purchased it.

Photo of Sspeer1
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jayhawk73
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy gold color with a big four finger off white head, which lingers. Carbonation is pronounced, and lacing is very good. Nice looking beer, although it took 5 minutes for the head to get down to normal levels even w/ a careful pour.

S- Nice- apple, pear, spice, yeast, malt. Fruity w/o being too much so. A very tasty smelling beverage. A slight sweet/sour combo happening, but nothing is overwhelming. Very balanced nose on this beer. Very close to 4.5, but not quite.

T- You immediately get yeast, malt and spice on the taste, while the fruit is relegated to the background. A different profile than the nose for sure. Very balanced flavors. This is a really nice Tripel! Alcohol is there, but there's no burn, and it adds to the beers profile instead of detracts.

M- A little sour bite that's quickly smoothed over w/ honey smoothness. Nice aftertaste that's really smooth and buttery. Very nice, and just right for this style.

O- I had never had this beer before and was pleasantly surprised. This isn't my favorite tripel, but it's a REALLY good one. Definitely pick it up if you see it on the shelf, it's tasty.

Photo of desint
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of halo913
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CDCNAM
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of czfreeman
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Mad Bitch pours out an golden-opaque yeasty haze color. Head is a billowing storm cloud of foam.
Aromas are huge... immediatley I get spiced apple cider, meads, nutmegs, clove, peach, d'anjou pears with caramalized cinnamon bread-like finish.
Holy Shit...I just sipped it..my god this is delicious. Cloying, spicy-sweet. Its like the best cup of spiced-spiked cider you've ever drank only a hell of a lot better. This is simply delicious.Its a liquid profile of the aromas. Alcohol is hidden by the complexity of this mouthfull of spicy goodness.I cannot go on enough about this, this is so good that a I cannot believe that 10%abv is hidden this well. It simply dissapears in the complexity of this beer.
I have just had my tastiest triple to date. I absolutley cannot wait to try another brew by this Brewery.

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