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

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420 Reviews
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Reviews: 420
Hads: 769
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 46
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
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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 CRJMellor
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange/yellowy color with thikc billowy white head with enormous effervescent bubbles. Sheets of thick lace on the glass.
Aroma of grain alcohol, heavy pale malt, slightly sour apple hit(acetaldehyde), some citrus and some bread crumbs.
Flavor of grain, bread, coriander, alcohol and some citris flavors.
Mouthfeel has a grainy front, some maltiness behind and a very spicy, yeasty hit and an alcoholic pop on the end.
Drinkability is very good. Classic Trippel IMHO. Very spicy and alcholic, very tasty as it warms. (526 characters)

Photo of PatandDavid
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very tasty offering this week at Anam Cara. The pour was a cloudy goldenrod, topped with a frothy head that was reminiscent of whipped egg whites. The head died down a bit, but still stayed with me as I enjoyed this beer. I found the aroma spicey but muted, which I liked. Taste is also a bit spicey, with top citrus notes. I thought the beer had great full mouthfeel, with some slight bitterness in the finish. A well-made, very good example of the style. I new it was a big beer, and it hid that almost perfectly. Would get one again, but only one at a time. (571 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle. No freshness date. Noticing some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, I gently rolled the glass horizontally and then end over end to release the yeasty goodness. Poured into my old Westy glass.
It pours a cloudy caramel amber with a big rocky off-white head and some spotty lace.
It has an upfront fresh cut hay smell. The aromas of malt, citrusy hops, oranges, and cloves follow. A mild gin-like perfume fragrance is noticed as it warms.
An ample doughy bread-like and biscuity malt body contains the taste of over-ripe banana, candy sugar and caramel.
An edgy citrusy bitterness, along with orange zest, peppery spices and the taste of cloves blend together nicely. The alcoholic quality of this brew is noticeable throughout. The fizzy effervescence doesn't diminish much - even as the glass is near empty.
A mild astringent medicinal flavor enters as it warms. (890 characters)

Photo of rkhaze
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy dark peach color with lots of carbonation. Huge creamy, foamy off white head. The head got a little chunky as it fell and left good lace. Sweet fruity smell. Malt, bananas, apricots and perhaps a bit of passion fruit. Loads of spice and a musty, tart yeast presence. A smidge of alcohol as well.
Complex flavors. Lots of different tastes here. Sweet, bitter, fruity, tart and earthy. Bready malt, brown sugar drenched tropical fruits, tangy lemony yeast, spicy hop bitterness, alcohol and hints of pepper and fennel...all lightly dragged through the barnyard. Outstanding!
Medium bodied with a rich, creamy, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is high, tingling the tongue and the back of the throat.
Alcohol is hidden pretty well and the drinkability is great.
Glad I picked this one up. Just a great complex beer. Certainly not for the weak of palate. (874 characters)

Photo of pezoids
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very pale yellow color. An ultra spritzy, highly carbonated beer with a gigantic rocky head of foam. Looked like meringue. This head did not want to stop, leaving a spotty yet delicate lacing on the glass.

The aroma gives off a very pleasing and sweet lemony zest with a complex array of spices and fruits. Apples and bananas in the forefront, with some spruce in there. The taste is citrus sweet with heavy malts and an intense spicy character. Almost finishes like a lemon-lime spritzer, that leaves a tingling on the tongue. Beer is medium bodied with a well hidden alcohol.

Very lively and highly enjoyable. A strong and flavorfully potent Trippel. I enjoyed this one. (688 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml Belgium-esque curved green glass bottle. A solitary obverse purple, white and yellow small label is all that declares the bottles contents. Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) has a silhouette of a stern faced older looking lady, no freshness or strength is indicated.

Capable of holding a Cork, yet it only has a large crown cap to protect the beer. But it does its job well, as soon as the cap was pried only a few degrees from the horizontal, a willo-the-wisp ghostly gray gun smoke slowly rises from the bottle, Casper like, it moves through the air, closely followed by a rising head, a rapidly rising head, a very rapidly rising head. This beer has some *serious* levels of dissolved carbon dioxide. Thanks to Daltons Law of Partial Pressures, the foam continues to ooze out of the Bottle top slowly but relentlessly for some time. I had to decant some of the bottles contents into a Jug to avoid a foamy clear up later.

The body has a very hazy look from the off, later pours even introduce some small floaties. A dirty straw color with some peachy orange flashes at times, it looks deadly. The head is gargantuan at first, ever expanding it slowly settles to leave a still massive crusty rocky uneven surface like Italian whipped Ice Cream. Lots of lacing clings to the Glass and forms a rock hard surface if left overnight, you’ll have to get the pan scourer out to remove it. Classic Tripel appearance that is perhaps a little hazier than the norm, but it still looks great in a tall Goblet.

The nose has fierce alcoholic strata that are soaked in the more common fruits, like oranges, lemons, apples and pears. Hints of flowery hops mix well with the fruits in the middle, it finishes heavy in the nasal department with a strong rustic farmyard punch of freshly dug soil and wet straw.

Wow, this packs a punch, and doesn’t pull any either. In your face from the off a strong bitterness is all I recall from the first mouthful as I adjusted from a weak Pilsner that I had just drunk previously. The second mouthful is fruity the oranges and lemons in the middle, the sharper apples and pears at the start. Bitter hops in the middle have a flowery feel and the spicy finish allows the peppery alcohol to come through with some supporting earthiness in the ending. Bitterness lingers on the tongue with a tingling aniseed feel, whilst the cheeks salivate after the swallow.

Big mouthfeel with an above average body that kicks ass. This is a powerful brew that has a strong chassis that is the equal of the big flavor profile in this spicy Tripel.

It’s 10%, and it lets you know it, but I still wanted another 75cl of this before I go to Bed. Very drinkable for a big ass bad m/f spicy Tripel. “Mad Bitch” indeed.

Damn Good. (2,766 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled February, 2004; Hop Leaf, Chicago
With a name like the mad bitch this beer had certainly better produce some results. The beer pours a hazy orange-gold color, and produces a prodigious white head. There is a lightly dusty, herbal, floral, and grassy aroma to this beer. It is sharp and herbal in taste, and is very well carbonated. It is lightly sweet with notes of honey and spices. It is almost spicy hot in character, quite interesting actually. This beer is definitely musty in character, it is like it has been lightly dusted with some pollen from a slightly astringent, yet floral flower. It is slightly lemony in character, with a hint of apple to it as well. The beer gets a bit sweeter as the copious amounts of carbonation starts to dissappear. There is also a nuttiness here in the middle of the beer, which adds to the complexity. I really like the interplay between the spiciness and the fruity sweetness, a very good balance that melds into an incredible beer. (983 characters)

Photo of ToolHead
3.46/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33 cl bottle, served in Chimay goblet.
Pours w/ the typical Dolle Brouwers head, that is: massive, rocky and long-lived, much of the sediment not sinking through the head.
Cloudy dark gold w/ lots of sediment floating about. Highly aggressive, in-your-face taste dominated by hops and a good dose of yeast. Bitter and not for the faint of palate. A beer w/ tons of character. (377 characters)

Photo of counselor
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

super looking tripel. thick, fluffy head that would not quit above a murkey,hazy golden amber beer. the aromas were well balanced yeast, malt, hop well balanced. I love de dolle yeast flavors, bright, thick & nutty. This beer tasted well balanced between the elements, good carbonation throughout. Elements of bread, spice, nuts, banana, pear, apple, clementine. All together another quality offering. I truly believe de dolle beers are great for introducing non BAs to flavorful origianl beers that do not overwhelm with overpowering oddball flavors. This beer does so as well (577 characters)

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

Served from a 750 ml green bottle with a cap and cork. This is the first time I've had a de Dolle beer from anything other than an 11.2 oz bottle. Thank god I had more than twice that amount to enjoy. The head was an absolutely huge, craggy white beast. It settled a bit but still looked like foam on a storm-ravaged sea. The smell is a bit alcholic, with lots of peppery spice and substantial tartness. Much is happening in the taste: spice, barnyard funk, grape, and cherry. It was a bit reminiscent of a nice Grappa. Despite a somewhat alcoholic blast in the smell, it's well-hidden in the taste, making it dangerously drinkable. Another winner from de Dolle. (662 characters)

Photo of Gusler
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer after decanting a beclouded yellow orange with tons of dross and a rather substantial head that is creamy in consistency and an off white color, the lace forms a fine sheet to cover the glass. Earthy aroma of yeast, sweet malted grain, hints of pineapple, and a marvelous beer to sniff, start is ambrosial and thickly malted, top is fair to middling in feel. Finish is stern in its acidity, the hop powerful but pleasant in their spiciness, very dry and long lasting aftertaste with the 10 percent ABV, applying a bit of “Belly Warming”, a fine beer from a fine brewery, and one I see rarely for some reason. (619 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The highly charged fizz sound from popping the cap leads me to beleive this one's got some carbonation going. It pours out a murky looking golden orange tone. A huge, uniformly bubbled ivory white head graces the surface. It becomes rocky as it dissipates. Retetention is phenomenal. Aroma is yeasty and bready, fruity and alcoholic. And very much like cookie dough. Really a nice aroma. The mouthfeel is quite charged, but not so much I can't enjoy this nice Belgian beer. Body seems to be fairly light. The flavor is quite doughy. A little like rumcake. Yeastiness plays a big part in the overall flavor profile. Some fruity esters float about as well. Flavor has some nice spiciness to it as well. Pepper, nutmeg and cinamon. Overall a nice brew from a nice brewery. (769 characters)

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

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. (443 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first dance with this wicked woman, a dame so loco that she grits a rose between her teeth, thorns and all...a tango with the Mad Bitch...

Off comes the cork, and out wafts instant sweetness and spice, up into my nose, urging me to release her from this cage, and out she pours into the most appropriate Duvel glass. The incredible, fizzy, yet creamy as a cloud head fills up 3/4 of the vessel, the body is a hazy pale orange, riddled with floating yeasties. She puts on a pretty impressive show, though she contains mysteries within, which we are about to partake of ...

Aroma, fresh and spicy, while still driven by delicate fruit, pear, apricot, pineapple, banana...a lovely, inticing thing, directing my lips to drink, already...

Somehow, the brew slips out from under all that foam, and...Incredible! The shock of new, once again, sends a shudder through me, a paraxysm of delight...I'm left uttering epithets and interjections...what kind of incredible concoction is this, that leads with hot peppers on the tongue, followed by lush fruitiness, backed up by serious malt! A devilish delivery of hops, followed quick by that spicy kick, almost harsh, but not quite, for it's so adequately complimented by further flavors.

It may seem like a messy marriage, this union of hops, spice and fruit, with the more powerful flavors fully in charge of the palate, but it instead stands out as an immaculate integration, a wanton wedding that provides release as well as relief. Taboos are uncovered, old rituals discarded, and something completely un-thought-of starts to seem commonplace...this is a moment where what's in the glass wends it's way into your soul, by tasting the brew it becomes you, and now, you're that damnable dame! It seriously clings to you, never wants to leave the palate, doesn't take no for an answer, your brain says "no more", but your newly freed secret-self yens to stretch out some..."what's the harm?"


Of course, this beer has to available only in 750s,(I know now that it's not...) and at an incredible price (mine was maybe $9.50?), otherwise it wouldn't be so much the risk and the venture...if you're going to waltz with this wench, you're in it for the long haul, buckaroo!
{Shudder}
{Shudder}
"What did I do last night?"
"You messed with the Mad Bitch!" (2,315 characters)

Photo of daledeee
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I once wrote that Duvel was the mother of all heads. This beer easily surpasses duvel. Easily achieving a two inch above the rim head. The color is a dull orange. The nose is fresh fruity and vanilla. Taste is fine. Very smooth fruity hoppy flavor. The hops are quite prevelent in the finish, but not overpowering.

I will buy this again. (340 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 SeanChouffe
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opening the bottle involved two tools of the trade: bottle opener and corkscrew. Even after the cap was liberated, the beast was screaming to get out -- attempting to burst through the cork. Once unleashed, foam proceeded to erupt. In short, she needed some time to process the situation before allowing me to indulge. Appearance: explosive effervescence, and an enormous bright white head -- diminishing with time leaving a clingy lace and a good film to lock in the flavor. The color was golden; hazy with lots of carbonation rising to the top. The aroma is of bubblegum (strong), fruity fresh and very full. Taste is full, sweet, with a spicy biting middle and a dry finish (quite complex); the bitterness ligers well into the next taste. Mouth feel is medium bodied, syrupy, and effervescent. The transition from sweet to dry is intensified by its intense bitter characteristics
This is a lively beer with a lot of character. Intense. Nothing laid back. I enjoyed much of the experience, but could not really get beyond some of the overpowering bitterness. Otherwise quite remarkable. (1,089 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange gold color. Large foamy white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy, and yeasty with a touch of mustiness. A medium bodied Belgian Triple. Fruity and spicy. Very fine champagne like carbonation. Orange, apricot, grapefruit, peach and vanilla flavors. Spicy and tart. Light and lively. There is a slightly alcohol bite at 10% but it not that noticeable. Damn interesting beer, as are most of the De Dolle brews. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and very spicy. (507 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance – This had one of the biggest heads that I’ve seen in a long time. This thing was monstrous. It rose up like an irritated Godzilla woken by an errant Japanese speedboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It fell incredibly slow, and laced the heck out of my glass even with a 10.0 ABV.

Smell – Deep, musty aroma of yeast initially fills the nose. Later, if you’re patient, the bready scent is replaced by the smell of light, summertime fruits. Melons, raspberries, and powdered sugar fill the nose.

Taste – Oh, man, is this good. This is bready yeast at its best. I love baking bread. I bake all different kinds of bread. There is nothing better than sneaking a piece of dough halfway through the rise, and it tastes exactly like this ale.

The overt sweetness of table, powdered, and brown sugar is complemented by the Fleishmann’s flavors and the fruity presence of banana, apricots, cherries, and fresh pears. The deep musty overtones are complimented by sensational spicing.

There are also big alcohol notes in here as well, warning the drinker to slow it down. Of course, I don’t.

Mouthfeel – Full with medium carbonation and a full body. This felt great.

Drinkability – If I chug a fifth of 10.0 ABV ale will I die? I hope not. This is not chugging ale, though. This is beauty and harmony in a bottle. It went down smoothly and left you begging for more.

Comments - The Bros say to rate the beers using personal preferences and, personally, this is one of the best bottles that I have ever laid down. (1,548 characters)

Photo of BeerManDan
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a pleasant surprise. This tripel poured a yellow/orange hue with loads of foam and lace from start to finish.The smell was very fruity with a hint of malts. The taste was of a fruity nature with a soft, sweet maltiness. Rich and effervescent. Make sure you pour this tripel nice and slow or you'll have your glass full of bubbles. Again I'll repeat, Fruity aroma and a soft, sweet maltiness. Rich and effervescent. (419 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My un-dated 750 ml bottle opened with a "crack!", and poured a swirling, highly effervescent yellow-gold body topped by a densely creamy white head that literally rose out of the glass. The first pour was clear, but I could see that the sediment was being churned up in the bottle even before the second glass was ready (and it ended up as hazy as a Hefe Weizen). Both, however, maintained their creamy caps and left very nice lace throughout most of the glass.

In the aroma, spicy and peppery alcohol locks a strangle-hold onto the neck of some candyish/vanilla/honeyish sweetness; and they roll about haphazardly, wrestling amidst some light but juicy fruits and a mild mustiness. It's impressive (and somewhat reminiscent of a mead), but the alcohol leaves me a bit trepedacious. Fortunately, it doesn't carry over quite as strong into the flavor.

Far more complicated than the aroma indicates, the flavor starts with a quick note of juicy fruit (?); warms to reveals some honey-ish sweet malt; becomes fruity again as it dries a bit with some apple and pear; followed by some leafy/herbal/spiciness; some 'low-sugar cookie dough' or 'not-fully-cooked bread' -like maltiness; and finally - releases it's peppery alcohol unrestrained across the palate. Whoah! That explains the name. You'd better have a cold pint of water alongside this one! Fortunately, the alcohol isn't fusel "hot", and after a short rite of passage the palate accepts it more readily.

It's interestingly cottony-soft and lightly creamy in the mouth throughout. The body is light, bordering on medium - yet it's got a distinct sugariness to it. For all of the force that the flavor can throw at you, it's still soft underneath. Much like a woman...?

Impressive. Tenacious. Somewhat devastating. Defnitely a full-throttle beer that's only accessible to the initiated. Be prepared - this one will kick your ass! This is the beer to have when you're only having one! (1,950 characters)

Photo of nomad
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (1,039 characters)

Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

**Update**

I recently tried a very fresh 12oz bottle of this beast, and it was very similar to the 750ml bottle in all aspects!

This beer is De Dolles - Dulle Teve 'Mad Bitch'. I purchased 1 750ml capped(not corked and caged) green glass magnum of this @ the Steelgaarden in Bethlehem, Pa. The cost? A hefty $16! Was it worth it? Well...yes!

See, I love the De Dolle Brouwers and all of their brews are quite hefty in price, costing me $5-6 for a 33cl bottle around here. But they have all been worth it, and this beer is no exception.

They have fastly become one of my favorite Belgian breweries and one of my favorite all-time breweries. I believe that De Dolle is simply one of the best breweries in the world...ever!

This beer poured out of it's ravaged looking bottle with a nice dark redd-ish colour with an ample head to it. It was not a gusher at all but I think that this bottle has been aged for 3 years or so so perhaps that is why the carbonation level is not insanely high.

This beer had the wonderful aromas of cherries, bread, sugar, alcohol, spices, fruit, hops, barley and malt. It tasted like a melange of all of the above...alcoholic, spicy, bready, sweet, sour, tart and tangy!

This is a big bitch and she surely knocked me off of my feet with her high alcohol content and her fusel alcohol flavors. The mouthfeel was very good. Not too thin, and not too thick. Jusdt how I like them and the drinkability wa only marred by the fact that this beer can be used as jet fuel. The alcoholic punch is just a little bit too much for me.

none-the-less this was an amzing brew from De Dolle that I hope to sample again and again. Perhaps a fresher bottle would taste very different to this one that has been sitting around for a long time. I heard that this beer is in limited production and that it is quite hard to find...So I am glad that I got this oppurtunity to try it tonight!

F. (1,925 characters)

Photo of MJR
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

After reading some of the other reviews, I was expecting a gusher...I got lucky! Not a single wasted drop!

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light amber color with tons of little carbonation bubbles. A thick, whipped cream-like head starts huge and stays that way, taking up nearly half of my Duvel glass.

Smell: The aroma is spicy and fruity. Pepper, apricot, honey, ginger, alcohol, lemon, clove, earthy hops, and orange zest are just some of what I pick on. My impression of the smell is one of crisp freshness.

Taste: Incredibly complex with a massive alcohol flavor. All of the aromas I mentioned are here, along with a slight musty character. The pepper spiciness is especially strong, as it fights the fruit flavors for attention. Finishes with a huge burst of alcohol, along with a slightly burnt hop flavor. Like a combination of a Saison and a Trippel, this one is a flavor explosion! This bitch beats you down with the alcohol, which is overwhelming...

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a sharp, dry mouthfeel that gets drier and drier as the alcohol takes it's toll on your mouth.

Drinkability: Here's where it gets interesting, as there's a ton of flavor in this beer, but it's squashed by the massive amount of jet fuel. If they could back off the strength, this one would be outstanding.

Some beers do a great job of concealing their high amounts of alcohol. This brew is not one of them... (1,411 characters)

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

Is this what happens when a tripel and a saison get together and pop amphetamine tablets?

Hazed lemon bodied with a small head, though fluffed and well kept.
Nose is assaulted with an explosive disagreement between Pepper and Apricot. Cloves attempt to mediate but are smashed by a flying lamp. Grain alcohol only intensifies this already tumultuous situation.
Angry indeed!
Taste is entertainingly combative. Like watching your best friend engage in a futile arguement with his girlfriend.

Apricot: "So, Pepper, honey, where were you last night?"

Pepper: "Oh, I went out with some of the guys. You know, Biscuit, Orange Peel, and Clove."

Apricot: "You went to go see Candi Sugar, Honey and Rosemary dance down at the nudie joint again, didn't you?"

Pepper: *silence*

Apricot: "And you smell like booze too"

Pepper makes up a bed on the couch. While Apricot calls up Lemon and her other tropical fruit friends on the phone. Grain Alcohol knocks on the door and asks Pepper if he want to go out again tonight. Apricot returns a piercing stare.

This situation is dire with a mouthfeel that can only described as abrasive up front. Like any good lovers' quarrel, this receeds over time and returns to moderation and enjoyability.

There is no beer with a more appropriate name than this. (1,314 characters)

De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.