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

De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

647 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%


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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Beelzebeer

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

bottle, served in chalice, bottled May 2011

A - Beautiful dark straw body, with billowing soft big head, that lasts forever. Never seen better.

S - Boozy with a sharper wheat tone, mixed with some bittering hops. Was expecting something a little smoother, but not displeasing at all.

T - Medium-high carbonation that's kind of effervescent, similar to the Unibroue style. Feels like it spreads on the palate. That sharper wheat comes in after with an all booze/hop after taste going from sweeter to more dry, similar to a lighter weizenbock. Really interested to see the IBU on this.

M - Great. Got some real meat to it, but not too much. The impressive head retention really makes it work too.

O - Very nice. Maybe a little too boozy for the style, but I wouldn't turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 05:07:52 | More by Beelzebeer
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csiewert

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - hazy amber color with a finger of head that retains well and leaves some goo lacing.

S - raisins, sweet malt and some funk

T - sweet sweet sweet... Raisins, plums and sweet malt

M - slight carbonation burn, but cuts the sweetness nicely to make it not too cloying

O - this is a great tripel... Maybe a little slightly too sweet, but I like it... 4's on the board

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 06:15:44 | More by csiewert
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 4/25/2012 at Julian’s, in Providence, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruit, Belgian yeast, some spice, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel, spices and fruit. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong but well-disguised kick, good representation of style, this is a very good stronger Belgian-style beer to drink for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 23:39:16 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Neorebel

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours an absolutely ideal shade of gold. A bubbly, fluffy head is perched upon the top, thanks to the strong, continuous carbonation. No visible sediment. Very picturesque. The aroma is practically god-like. A complex and intriguing marriage of bitter and sweet. Desirable yeast aroma is present along with caramel, both sweet and sour apples, pear, banana, lemongrass and spices. Taste - velvety and bready Belgian yeast and malt. Tart and tropical fruits, lemony hints. Spicy phenolic characteristics as well as a definite bitter hop presence. Honey, although not nearly as sweet as the aroma may have suggested. This beer really coats the mouth well and the finish is somewhat dry. Some Belgians are borderline cloyingly sweet with no other complexities - not so at all with this masterpiece. One of my absolute favorite beers. I cannot imagine how this could get any better!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 03:58:23 | More by Neorebel
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A cloudy pale orange pour with tons of particulate floating around. Stupidly huge fluffy white head on top. Takes forever to fade, never really goes away. Leaves only dots of lacing on the glass however.

S: Wow, super strong aroma, almost stinging the nostrils. I get lots of cloves and yeasty bread. Some nice lemons, pear, banana and perhaps some grass. Spicy too - mostly black pepper I'd say. Very refreshing.

T: Loads of cloves and typical belgian yeast. Bready. Lots of spice, again very peppery. Fruits are there but much more subdued than in the nose. Lemons and pears mainly.

M: Medium bodied, definitely doesn't feel like a 10%er. Very drying on the back end. Tons of carbonation helps it feel lighter than it is I think.

O: Certainly a very big and loud tripel. Whew. Aroma and taste are very strong. Carbonation is high to boot. Lots of pepper (almost overly so) and belgian yeast in this one for sure. Excellent example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 04:18:34 | More by Dope
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jeremy13586

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was the last bottle that we had sitting in one of the coolers at work. I decided to give it a go and poured it in to my Duvel glass. Jul2010 stamped on the bottle cap.

Dark cloudy gold color. The head was big and bone white. Lots of brown floaties in the beer, leading me to think that we had this bottle in the cooler for quite some time. Active bubble rose from the bottom of the glass, pushing some of the floaties in to the head, making it look like some one ashed their cigarette in my beer. Lots of sticky lacing lined the glass.

Some sweet malt, clove, banana, and yeast. A little bit of alcohol. The taste is actually more bitter than the nose. Kind of spicy and there is a nice taste of alcohol. The sweetness borders on a nutty taste. Very enjoyable taste.

Incredibly smooth triple. Very nice flavor. All of the sediment in the bottle and glass was not very appealing, so I'll need to track down a fresh bottle and give it another shot. Overall, an incredibly nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 20:55:46 | More by jeremy13586
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date on cap: Jul2011

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass (perhaps tulip would've been better)- poured a hazy golden color with a very large one finger plus head that grew two about two fingers. Exceptional retention and some very nice splashes of lacing.

Smells of golden malt, belgian yeast, and candi sugar. Plain, simple, and delicious. More of the latter two.

Tastes like ambrosia would- lots of candi sugar mixed with the golden malt, moderated by an earthy Belgian yeast and VERY slight hop finish.

Mouthfeel is good, but not as carbonated as I'm used to from De Dolle. Medium body with light carbonation (hence why I thought I should've used a tulip). This is another excellent offering from De Dolle and one of the best tripels I've had.

Update: Paired with Chimay cheese and noticed a little sweet booze towards the end of the taste. Otherwise very well concealed for 10 percent.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 00:33:15 | More by Hopdaemon39
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mltobin

Connecticut

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

11.2 ounce bottle, poured into a Unibroue tulip.

Appearance is a dark golden tone, with a big, frothy head. Its` nose has candy, booze, citrus and belgian yeast. Upon sipping this serious tripel and I taste bread, vanilla, caramel and bit of a sour aspect. Mouthfeel is full bodied, a nice sharp, sweet finish. A very nice tripel, one of my favorites out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 00:28:45 | More by mltobin
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Lostcarkeys


4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 02:53:49 | More by Lostcarkeys
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled August 2010. Poured to duvel tulip the beer is a mostly clear orange amber with a billowing 3 finger white bubbly head that continues to crow at least 2 fingers out of the glass, wow. Yeast particles noticeable even after a careful pour. Appears extremely carbonated. Superb retention and lacing. Nose is a light crisp sweet apple fruit tone with hints of clove, citrus and belgian yeast. No hint of alcohol. The flavor is very aggressive with the light crisp fruit flavors, mild bitterness, clove, spice, and citrus character. No hint of alcohol. Finishes crisp and dry. Good carbonation, medium bodied. Overall, a nice Tripel. Crisp and aggressive yet complex and refined. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 18:04:12 | More by hopfacebrew
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superspak

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled July 2010. Pours cloudy golden orange color with a huge 2-3 finger foamy off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice lacing clings to the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining the head nicely. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pepper, apple, grape, apricot, banana, candi sugar, bready grain, and spicy yeast. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big lemon, apple, grape, apricot, pepper, banana, clove, candi sugar, biscuit, tart grain, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pepper, clove, biscuit, yeast spices, and tart grain on the finish for a while. Nice balance of flavor with nice complexity. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a nice creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent, complex, and well balanced Tripel. I would have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 05:32:18 | More by superspak
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber with fine particulates floating in it. Massive fine to coarse head takes up half the glass with a careful pour. Good retention and leaves massive lacing. Aroma of sweet light fruit, citrus, cloves, Belgian yeast. Flavor is intense light fruit; stone fruit, apple, oranges. Finishes much dryer with the hops and cloves asserting a sharper flavor and a bit of a floral element. Quite a delicious start and pleasant flavor progression. Medium bodied. A quite enjoyable and well made tripel. I enjoyed this more and more as it opened up in the glass over time.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 06:19:05 | More by LiquidAmber
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BillHilly

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at 50 degrees in a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours golden blonde, nice head, excellent retention and nice yeast activation on the etching.

S: yeast, banana, mild funk

T: well balanced, finishes with a slight hotness and yeasty finishing note.

M: Drinks well, nice carbonation

O: Glad I had it, nice performance in a lot of categories. Worthy buy.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 01:45:27 | More by BillHilly
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale orange body. Large, off-white head. Spotty lacing

S: Mild soft fruits -- apples and oranges. Nice spicy, Belgian yeast notes.

T: Like the nose, there is a nice, mild, restrained fruity complexion. Semi-sweet apples, a little orange pop in the finish. Black pepper, pale malt and assertive yeast notes. Complex and interesting.

M: Smooth and well-balanced with a nice effervescence. Spicy, crisp finish.

O: Another standout beer from De Dolle.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 04:55:48 | More by callmemickey
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billab914

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into my Allagash glass. It poured a murky, orange amber color with a foamy white head filling the top two inches of the glass. Nice head retention as I drank it.

The aroma has a nice balance of lemony citrus, sweet, bready malts and an earthy Belgian yeast spice. Very nice aroma for the style.

The taste shows a little more of a tart, crisp fruitiness to it with some notes of apple and grape coming out. The belgian yeast spice shows through more in the finish along with a little lemony citrus.

The mouthfeel is a little heavier then average with carbonation being above average. Overall it was a pretty solid beer of the style. It was pretty balanced, flavorful and relatively easy drinking for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 00:46:36 | More by billab914
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Filosoof

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my third well rated beer of the Dolle Brouwers and the third one that I dislike. Are the Dolle Brouwers overrated and hyped brewers?

L: gold, clear, great thick top;
S: a very original smell, flowers, malt, hard to describe;
T: no no no...disappointing...hops in disharmony with the much too heavy alcohol; over the top try to make a really special beer
M: heavy alcohol with a stonedry finish with a lot of carbonation.
O: I certainly will not drink this one a second time. Strange beer.

PS: I also don't see any reason why this label costs 50% more than St. Bernardus, Guldenberg, Westmalle or other great beers/brewers.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 21:32:03 | More by Filosoof
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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark yellow/light orange/some copper. Big fluffy, sizzling white head hinting at crisp carbonation. Leaving some clumps of lacing down the glass. Poured gently to not disturb the sediment, yet there is very miniscule floaties.

S: Tart apples, apple peels, a bit sweet and phenolic. A bit of an almost vinegar like tartness with some spice, but it is all covered up nicely by very nice sweet overtones.

T: Citrusy, sweet and a bit peppery. Almost resembles a saison in flavor profile. The Belgian yeast profile takes over and brings the sweetness and typical banana like flavors. 2011 batch so its still pretty evident that its a high abv brew.

M: Clean, crisp mouthfeel with a bit of sizzle and alcohol burn on the back end. Citrusy and sweet, nice match up.

O: Easily one of the best tripels I have tried, and although it isn't my favorite style...it's very clear that this is a very respectable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 04:07:43 | More by kiddynamite920
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with a huge towering head. Some lace, really good head retention.

Sweet fruit, yeast, toasted malt and a little funk. Odd macro smell coming off the foam -- not depth of a tripel, but real generic beer scent.

Back in business. Good fruit up front, some booze, but doesn't seem like 10%. Toasted malt reminds me a bit of brown bread, with sweetness and grain. This one dries out a bit, with some astringency leading to bitterness in the finish. I wouldn't call this smooth, but it has nice transitions to different flavors.

Fuller bodied with a little pucker as the palate clears.

Very decent. Not a top favorite, but one of the good ones.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 13:47:55 | More by OtherShoe2
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RollTide05

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer last night and paid US$12.50 for it at an insanely overpriced Belgian bar here in Hong Kong called Frites. It poured with a huge head and I had to let the head chill for a bit before I could finish pouring it into the La Chouffe tulip I drank it in.

Overall a good tripel but I will say that the alcohol was very prevalent. Alot of maltiness and a tad bit of hops were noted. The beer was very carbonated as far as its head but mouthfeel was a bit syrupy.

I didn't dislike this beer but It didn't make a huge impression either. I would certainly drink it again but I will never pay that price for it in the future. Also, for that kind of money it should have been served in the proper glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 16:13:56 | More by RollTide05
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all time favs. Served at a great temp with a grand, billowy, soft, foamy, frothy, fluffy, off white head that sits there for a while before burping and lots of clingy lace. Color is a clear amber with loads of bubble trails. Aroma is yeast on top, then malt, vineous. Flavor is like nose with lots of yeast bitterness followed by hop, just a little sweet, good carbonic tang, white wine, apples, pears, hint of funk. Body is champagne like, expansive, yet of substance and carbonation is out of sight. Finish is like flavor, without flaws and lingers pleasingly with a friendly alcohol warmth. Don't know of another tripel like it. Delightful beer from the Mad Brewers!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 06:36:50 | More by drpimento
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice hazy golden color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer is spicy and has some sweet grainy aromas in there. The taste of the beer was pretty good. I felt like that this beer wasn't as good as it should be flavor-wise. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a solid carbonation to it. Overall this beer was good but not that great in my opinion, I should probably revisit this one someday and see if my tastes have changed.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 19:07:50 | More by Knapp85
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evilkalla

Alabama

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color with over an inch of head. High carbonation. Looks good for a tripel. Head has remained pretty thick for at least two minutes now.

S: Spicy and yeasty, just what I would expect for a belgian pale.

T: Very spicy, with pepper and lemony notes. Yeast has made a definite impact on this one, with its esters. Alcohol is noticeable, like some other reviewers have noticed. Pretty complex for a Tripel.

M: Bubbly and bitey with the amount of carbonation here. Perfect for a belgian pale ale.

O: Not bad at all. Definitely a lot going on in this beer. I like it. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 23:28:55 | More by evilkalla
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Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy amber colored. Minimal non-lacing, stark white head.

Smell: Lemony, estery. best part of this beer.

Taste: No enough sweetness or crispness for me. too much bitterness. Finishes roasted malty flavors and not esters. Complex but not in the style.

Mouthfeel: Heavy. Hot in the end. have to sip this one.

Overall: Average at best. There are better tripels out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 22:05:29 | More by Squelch
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an amber-tinged gold with a rocky, billowing white head that laces deep into the glass.

S: Aromas of citrus, biscuits, caramel, and grass are present on the nose, but are undercut by a boozy alcohol aroma. Smells very heavy and slightly unbalanced.

T: Notes of lemon, grapefruit, kumquat, unripened pineapple, biscuits, caramel, herbs, and grass waste no time in making their presence known. The finish is intense and fiery with notes of herbs and citrus washed in alcohol.

M: Full bodied, but not particularly filling. Quite dry and spritzy. If the alcohol were toned down a bit, this tripel would be dangerously drinkable.

O: This is a solid tripel that is noticeably more bitter than most. Not the best effort from de Dolle, but still quite good.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 23:03:49 | More by mrfrancis
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled July 2011.

Beer is an orange-hued caramel amber. Caramel in colour. A gentle pour results in a fairly large white head, very frothy and active. Starts to shrink quickly but a decent sized portion remains for a fair while.

Smell is strong, very nice and characteristically tripel. Creamy and full of light fruit with some spice. Banana, peach, apricot, some bready malt in the back. Quite sweet.

The fruit is there in the taste - banana the most prominent for me - and the bready malt flavours are more prominent. Alcohol is quite noticeable, a little bit too much. Nice spicy flavours, though I cannot pick out particular spices. Fairly complex and quite good, but the alcohol gets in the way a bit.

Full bodied, but not heavy. Moderate to high carbonation. Alcohol heat affects the feel somewhat.

Overall. a very nice tripel but not one of the best. If the alcohol was toned down just a bit this could be fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 19:21:29 | More by jrenihan
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92 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.