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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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Reviews: 420
Hads: 771
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 47
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 09-06-2001

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Photo of Jessefive
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured with a huge, billowing, big-bubbled head, which faded quickly to a dense coating. It was a cloudy, golden tan color. The aroma was wonderful. It had a coy, belgian aroma, slightly fruity, enticingly mild. The flavor was surprisingly bitter. Between the bitterness and the carbonation, there was a nice bite. There were flavors of oak, bread, raspberries, strawberries, citrus, pine, and dare I say, peanut. The bitterness lasted long into the finish. There was a strong alcohol burn. As it warmed the flavor mellowed a bit, but the bite was still there. Overall, this was a very tasty example of a beer I'm particularly fond of. (640 characters)

Photo of calsbeek
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A bit cloudy into the glass, though it was a dirty pour. My bad.
Thick rocky head, good retention, nice lacing. The carbonation crackles along the side of the glass.
Smells very very good. Citrus. tangerine, and spicy cream.
Tastes fantastic. Bursting with delicious fruits. Very nice.
Nice carbonation. Light body. The carbonation is intense but coupled with the fruit and body it works very well.
Drinkability is incredible given the alcohol content. I could drink this all night. Boot and rally. Wow. (503 characters)

Photo of Cromster
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a Bottle into a trappist goblet

Appearance - Golden yellow in color with a thick foamy white head. Good lacing and the head lasted the whole tasting.

Smell - Citrus, yeast. Very sweet smelling. This beer has a great smell.

Taste - Citrus, spices, yeast and hops, all with a good solid alcohol kick to it.

Mouthfeel - Feels warm in the mouth with lots of bubbles. Almost reminds me of champange.

Drinkability - This is one great tripel. I personally am a big fan of triples and this is one of the best I have had so far. I could see myself knocking back a few in a sitting. (591 characters)

Photo of 220emaple
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This mad bitch poured quite the heavy head. The second I opened the bottle it started to foam out (after sitting for 3 hours). Great retention as well in my Duvel tulip--with an aroma similar, just similar, to a green apple. Taste is very strong and crisp with fruity flavors and tons of carbonation. Also packs a punch at 10%...Brewery De Dolle is a beast---enjoy! (365 characters)

Photo of TripelMajor
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dulle Teve is one of my favorite Tripels ever. If you can find this try it immediately. It's so unique, but has the tripel flavor profile down perfect.

It pours heady. the first thing you notice is it's swirling yeast and deep unfiltered haziness. Not what I expect from a tripel, but it's beautiful none the less. It might make Duvel drinkers nervous, but it is worth investigating.

The nose is fragrent and full of spice. Some softer notes of grass and citrus dance over this very foamy, carbonated brew.

A strong tripel that is upfront about it's alcohol. This one kicks back. But it's floral hop and spicy nose help make the alcohol astringency tasteful almost therapeutic. At no point did I make the alcohol sting face. I've tasted everything from white plum to baked apple in this malty dynamo.

Hangs well on the tongue, but isn't the smoothest brew out there.

I could drink quite a few of these mad ladies in one night, but you kinda have to pace yourself. This is a true sipping beer. Enjoy. (1,018 characters)

Photo of tylerzander
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - opened with a slightly delayed gushing despite having had a stable home prior to opening, and as such roused some of the yeast, resulting in a cloudy beer with floaties in it; otherwise, pours a sienna color with a one finger larger bubbled off-white head with good retention, as all the small bubbles seem to stick around

S - this brewery is quite good at getting a very appealing raisinets aroma (see also the Oerbier) to come out, with just a hint of ethanol to give some complexity to the various sugars at work here, a wildflower honey and caramel aroma coming out on top with a few background notes of black licorice, some malt breadiness, a little clove

T - starts off with that caramel flavor, transitions to some peppery spiciness and clove-like phenols (and a smack of hop bitterness to balance it out) accentuated by the mildly hot ethanol finish

M - full bodied and dextrinous, almost like chewing on a caramel candy but without any kind of cloying sweetness

D - there's a lot going on in this beer, but it doesn't fatigue the palate, even though you expect it to with its strong aroma and high abv level; to some extent the phenolic/alcoholic finish does limit the drinkability some, but I certainly didn't want it stop at one with this beer (1,262 characters)

Photo of Joss
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best before: Dec 2003.

Aroma: Caramelized sugar, candy, citric acidity, some decomposing leaves, quite complex, can't seem to find the right words for all the aromas.

Looks: Dark amber, quite bubbly, head is a nice creamy layer.

Taste: Strong, almost sticky caramel flavors which easily reach the back of the throat. Fruit on top of that
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Dry mouthfeel, full and warming body. (391 characters)

Photo of cubsfan2004
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Powers a murky gold with a huge head.

S - Smell mostly of apple. Boozy smell develops as it warms.

T - Definite taste of apple and sugar with a slight boozy taste.

M - Creamy and smooth.

D - Tastey but the 10% definitely hits you. Would be tough to drink multiples in one sitting.

A solid brew and I look forward to trying more from this brewery. (357 characters)

Photo of Benway
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was Beer of the Month at my local shop. I owe them one.

Appearance. Golden and a little cloudy with sediment suspended throughout. Head was thin and dissipated as it warmed to almost nothing.

Smell. This was fantastic. Try smelling this without tasting it! Definite alcohol overtones but they carry so many excellent complexities within. The yeast imparts a spiciness that is incredibly smooth and almost creamy combination of citrus (orange juilus?) and banana bread.

Taste. Very smooth and full taste. No aspect overpowers and a great balance of malt, yeast, hops, alchohol and spiciness. As it warms, the alcohol is a bit more pronounced in the aftertaste. An excellent example of a tripel for sure.

Mouthfeel. See above. Very well rounded. Only knock would be the lingering of alcohol. Not surprising for a 10%er

Drinkability. This is one that you want to keep sipping and are sad when it's gone. The alcohol will keep you in check but another bottle will cure the sadness of finishing the first :) (1,012 characters)

Photo of Heymikew2
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Monk's Kettle, in the Mission district of San Francisco. Poured a medium honey color with a light frothy head. Smells light and airy almost as if you could smell a late summer barley harvest. Highly drinkable, hints of allspice and overall a very good beer. Would deffinately order this again. (312 characters)

Photo of Lostcarkeys
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was bottled in sept 2011, marked by the cap

A- A thick brown orange hue. Fingers don't show on the reverse of the glass, indicating a strong appearance.

S- Not the strong suit of this beer, tangerine, malty, bitter, alcohol notes all come into play.

T- Davine! Matches the upfront indications of the smell, but with a hardy afterglow that follows through with the flavor. Strong citrous bitterness that is completely original to this beer.

MF- Strong carbonation upfront, that linger as it slopes down the throat, but strong bite lasts through the aftertaste on the tongue.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. I would drink many more if I weren't already drunk and had any extras. For a 10% beer I am completely sold. I was sceptically to spend $7 on this one, but I understand the price tag given the robust flavor and extremely satiating flavors... (859 characters)

Photo of thadkaster
4.26/5  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. (686 characters)

Photo of haroldcamping
4.5/5  rDev +9%

2013 350 Poured into a Chimay goblet
A Two finger white head amazing retention and lacing opaque orange with sediment
S orange blossom white wine spice Belgian white
M tongue tingling high carbonation sweetness/booze froth
T sweet boozy Belgian spice slight citrus /apricot/pear/white wine dry finish
O Great Belgian triple sweetness covers the high abv very drinkable for a high abv triple from a great brewery (413 characters)

Photo of jbart
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a hazy orange with swirling yeast. The bottom of the bottle still has thick sediment stuck to the bottom. Very carbonated.

Smell is fruity at first, then subsides a bit. Smells like other tripels I've had with a bit more alcohol noticeable.

Tastes good--kind of like the Westmalle Triple. Almost tastes a little like almonds. Warming alcohol taste definitely creeps up after a few sips. I don't taste sweetness at all.

Mouthfeel is carbonated, tingly, dry--like champagne.

Doesn't hide the alcohol as well as some other tripels. That and the high abv mean I'd probably stop after one. Nice warming effect for winter, though.

Overall, a very good tripel, but not my favorite. I probably wouldn't seek it out, but I might buy it again. Definitely glad I tried it. (830 characters)

Photo of Atmosbeer
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured 330ml aggressively into a Triple Karmeliet glass. The foam topped off at exactly the brim -four fingers! (I love this glass).
The lace fell heavily on the sides, though my first few sips were nearly gulps (*gulp*).
The first bit of aroma was phenol and heavy. The first sip is that and bitter orange. And the yellow compliments on the label make me then think banana.
The beer is mellow on the tongue and the alcohol makes that feeling spread thin and fast.
I would buy this again for a friend to demonstrate how vodka and beer share similar mouth feel and warmth. (574 characters)

Photo of bb0bbby
4.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a goblet at The Nook in Huntsville, AL

A- This draft poured a clear amber, I was expecting more of a cloudy haze. This beer did not look like it tasted.

S- Greatness! Clovey & green apples with finishing tones of lemon & raisins.

T- The taste is exceptional, just a tad bit dry.

M-The mouthfeel is clean and spicy.

One of my fave tripels.

Serving type: draft (381 characters)

Photo of TripelHunter
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favourite Tripel so far. Very full. Very complex. Rich, and strong. Smooth yet distinct. Slightly fruity. A lack of it's own glass is disappointing, but the bottle's label rather makes up for that.

I find it to be quite similar to Straffe Hendrik (another favourite of mine). (279 characters)

Photo of hopfalls
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hey, this is my first beer reivew. So it goes. Purchased at the Bacchus Cornelius beer shop in Bruges 7 weeks ago and opened with trepidation, this Tripel poors a white, perfumy head that looks identical to the Proseco my wife has just opened. Viewed in my new Oerbier tulip glass, the look is reminiscent of some hot apple cider I had in Minnesota one fall. Aroma is slightly spiced, but disappointingly underwhelming. Taste, however, is magical. Taste, at first resiny, evaporates into the tonsils, leaving an apricot and corinander flourish. I doubt you can buy this in the states--that's why I bought it. (608 characters)

Photo of KDL
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried MAD BITCH at a local bar in Newtown, PA. The place was nice but I can't recall the name of it. They had a tasting of Spaten and I think I say the ad on this site. I admitt the beer was purchased for name sake only, but that beer was very good. The high achohol content is why I can't write anymore about it. (315 characters)

Photo of sbrueder
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I got this at the Kulimnator in Antwerpen on Jul. 24 2009 as a 1994 vintage. It was quite earthy in color and smooth in the mouth with a subtle carbonation. Fifteen years turned this beer into almost a cider, with dark sweet tastes such as apple, raisins, and a reduced presence of alcohol. Served in a De Dolle glass, I would highly recommend this to anyone. Need to try a fresh bottling, though, because this brew is in stark contrast to all I've heard up until now about Dulle Teve. (485 characters)

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