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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

662 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 37
Gots: 36 | 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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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

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

The beer poured pale golen with a slight haze and few chunkies from the bottom. The head was white and long lasting and could not wait to form as soon as the bottle was opened. It laced the glass.

The aroma was fruity with pineapple and Belgian yeast spice. Peppery spice was also precent, and a sweetness.

The flavor was peppery with citrusy bitterness of orange and lemon. The bitterness was very present and mainly from the hopping of the beer. The sweetness in the aroma did not manifest itself in the flavor.

The finish was dry and slightly bitter with hints of lemon and pepper spice lasting into the aftertaste. The body was medium but the carbonation made it seem a bit lighter.

11.2 ounce bottle. A nice beer, with quite a few things going on, but missing a bit of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2004 22:13:23 | More by GCBrewingCo
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dave750

Rhode Island

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy blond in color with a steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass to form a huge, thick, rocky white head that lasts for the entire glass. The aroma was a little disappointing. Citrus and straw with a hint of malt coming in late, but it was very weak.
A bold chocolate, caramel and roasted malt initial taste contiues to the end. Sharp, slightly bitter hops and grain join in at mid-taste and remain to finish. Mint and a nice alcohol warmth emerge as the flavor fades. Tastes of orange, coffee, and cedar blend in and out from mid-taste on. Medium thickness with excellent carbonation and balance.
A complex and ever-changing flavor. Incredibly smooth and easy drinking. Agreat beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 20:17:57 | More by dave750
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz: Mused and murky thick laquer orangish yellow color, a tall meringue puff of ivory sits a top; tons of thick lacing coats the snifter.

Nose is quite nice with a mild corriander spice and soft lemon tone; slender sugary tones, yeast, and a nice round display of caramel.

Flavors ensue from the aroma with a wonderful array of caramel with a nice underlay of lemon hints and mildly exhibited spice. Perfect amount of heat and grab in its alcohol and sharpness. Maintains its overall semi-tropical fruity malting with caramel and sugars while a crisp little return of spicy hops and yeast dart through the finish where it has a sweeping sweetness that goes dry and peppery after a stint. Perfect!

Feel is briskly malty with a fruity/caramel backing and fullness the whole ride through, fluffy distribution across the palate at first, finely carbonated, and lots of other fun things inside that include some light and mild spices, some alcoholic heat, and a super jovial finish that goes from fruity sweet and sugary to dry, hoppy, spicy, and yeasty. There's more here then I can describe at the moment as I'm in full enjoyment mode. This stuff rocks! Why so mad...bitch? Be happy like me.
Happy now, be back soon. Yum!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2004 01:39:07 | More by tavernjef
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BeerBuilder

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very carbonated to a golden-orange color with a thick creamy white head. The aroma is herbal, fruity, with aromas like apples, oranges and coriander. The flavor is herbal and fruity with a candi sugar sweetness. It is easy drinking for its strength. This Mad Bitch is one that will sneak up on you and kick the shit out of you. A very tasty full bodied brew. Another good one from De Dolle.

Sampled 4/30/04

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2004 16:57:41 | More by BeerBuilder
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Crosling

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from the bottle at the brewery in Esen, Belgium.

Pale.

Sweet, strong and spicy nose. Notes of orange, pear, peach, cinnamon and icing.

Simply delightful in its flavor. Rich, sweet and spicy tripel/big belgian barley wine. Notes of pear, peach, banana and clove. This is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2004 01:20:37 | More by Crosling
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

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

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep gold color with four fingers of head that just keep growing and growning. A very carbonated beer, it takes about 10 minutes just to pour the entire bottle. There is lots and lots of lace chunks left on the glass. The smell is sweet and fruity, with granny smith apples and lemon coming through. A little bit of spices linger. I'm waiting for the head to die down enough for me to get to the sweet liquid. Wait for it, wait for it. Ok, we're there. The taste is good and malty, with lots of fruity sweetness. Some citrus, like lime, but also some white grape. Not many hops in sight. Ends with a slight alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is fairly strong and heavy. The drinkability is pretty good for a 10% brew as well. A nice tripel.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2004 02:39:32 | More by SheepNutz
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faernt

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've rediscovered this brewery and am I glad. The range is delightful. I look forward to reacquainting myself with them all. This one barely fits into the chalice I chose to pour it in. It normally takes 12 oz easily but this one is 11.2 oz and I had to coax it in. The head is sculpture. The nose is vinous and the taste is sweet changing to bitter. The mouthfeel is fullbodied with the head trying to stick to my nose and upper lip.

This is a food beer. It's as rough as a DuPont Saison looking for a good piece of salmon. Try it with something peppery and broiled. It's strong and drinkable. It's only drawback is that it's not quite as good as some other DeDolle offerings. Boo Hoo it's still worth my time. Some beer is just better than others.

02.17.08

I'm back to this one...It's up against boneless pork rib meat and fries from Dos Amigos in the neighborhood. I put a dry rub on the meat. It's a good rub with no brown sugar. No rub planning on being on the heat for a long time should have any sugar in it. This rub has Smoked Spanish Paprika and celery salt in it. It came off the Weber just now. (If you care I'll share the recipe.) The beer works with the food.

The mouthfeel is medium. The flavor is OK with the ribs and that is quite a challenge. The tartness competes with the flavor of the meat. The medium body.... it works. Thanks to the family for continuing to brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2004 00:27:17 | More by faernt
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2004 03:24:11 | More by CRJMellor
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2004 15:22:35 | More by PatandDavid
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2004 01:56:42 | More by BeerResearcher
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rkhaze

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2004 01:52:32 | More by rkhaze
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2004 08:04:38 | More by pezoids
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2004 03:32:30 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2004 16:54:40 | More by Gueuzedude
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ToolHead

Denmark

3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2004 15:47:57 | More by ToolHead
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counselor

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2004 20:58:59 | More by counselor
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mickeymac

California

4.4/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2004 05:40:38 | More by mickeymac
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Gusler

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2003 23:34:48 | More by Gusler
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2003 04:09:16 | More by Bighuge
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oberon

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2003 00:15:49 | More by oberon
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.75/5  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!"

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2003 10:12:56 | More by feloniousmonk
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daledeee

Iowa

4.13/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2003 23:18:13 | More by daledeee
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Joss

Germany

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2003 21:33:08 | More by Joss
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SeanChouffe

New Mexico

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2003 17:32:58 | More by SeanChouffe
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beerguy101

California

4.22/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2003 03:25:13 | More by beerguy101
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.