De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bright iridescent orange that glowed in the light this is amongst the most gorgeous tripels I've seen. The head was white and bubbly that collared quickly but laced well.
The scent was fruity, clovey and a touch yeasty. Flowery aromas gave way to a more clove-centric scent.
The taste is superb with huge flowery flavor, honey, clover, sweet candy, doughy malt and did I mention flowers. There's a honeysuckle flower taste that hangs around that is so alluring.
I rank this amongst the best tripels I have had; it is smooth, light, tasty, flowery and and just good to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
05-29-2013 00:39:40 | More by KYGunner
3.66/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
From: Binny's, Algonquin, IL
Date: "Bottled" is marked on cap, but the rest is missing (purchased winter 2011)
Dulle Teve comes across as a midline tripel: Belgian in yeast and fruity esters, uniquely bitter, but like most De Dolle beers, this is a little too exuberant in showcasing its ethanol presence over other flavors, subtracting a few points in my book. This would be good as a warmer in colder months, but I, personally, do not appreciate the "in your face" ethanol aspect of some beers. Otherwise an enjoyable tripel, though also priced overly high ($6 per bottle) for what it is.
Pours a massively tall (>4cm) head, composed of medium-sized to large bubbles and white in color. Retention is excellent, lasting severl minutes before fading to a thin cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing is present and fairly substantial, thick clumps cling to the sides of the glass in randomized locations. The body is a fairly clean, transparent, and cool golden yellow in color, with light bringing out brighter yellow hues. Carbonation is readily visible, quite active and numerous.
Aroma is of pale malt sweetness, musty Belgian yeast, and light fruit esters (baked Bosc pears, dried apples). Not a poor aroma at all, but not as exuberant or expressive as others in the style. Perhaps it's age?
Overall flavor is of pale malt sweetness, musty Belgian yeast, some fruity esters, and ethanol. The closing bitterness is a nice, unique touch, though the ethanol obviousness detracts from the enjoyment for me. Front of tongue tastes pale malt sweetness, fruit esters, ethanol, slightly musty Belgian-style yeast. Mid-palate is of pale candi sugar, pale malt sweetness, baked Bosc pears, dried apple slices, and light Belgian yeast with honey-vanilla flavors. Back of palate features somewhat prominent ethanol with continued pale malt and candi sugar sweetness, some bright fruity esters, light Belgian yeast, and dried hay. Pleasant lingering bitterness in the aftertaste, along with light mustiness, pale malt sweetness, baked pear esters, and light Belgian yeast. Ethanol becomes more prominent in the aftertaste as the beer warms.
Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is never fizzy, but gently foamy and smooth. Ethanol is rather easily noticeable on the throat and in the nostrils, less so on the tongue, and particularly so after each sip when the beer warms somewhat.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 05:20:04 | More by falloutsnow
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.