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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

688 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 688
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 38
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
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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GreenMind, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ShipyardW, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

outoffocus, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

andrewdanks, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

toppoop, May 30, 2014
Photo of Jmamay22
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a clear peachy amber. Rocky tan colored head is slow to deflate to a thick collar that leaves gobs of thick white lacing.

The initial take on the scent is fruity, slightly boozy and candy sweet. Nice notes of fresh pear and green apple. Very mild phenolic spiciness.

The taste is similar with strong notes of boozy fruit and sticky sweetness. Almost too sweet, but the phenolic and alcohol heat helps tame the sweetness. Mouthfeel is lively and medium bodied.

Nice beer all around. I always have difficulty and a personal preference against triples that come off sweeter and this one toes the line.

Jmamay22, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

AlexFields, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

henryclay_, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

kybeerdrinker, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Maillard, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

kristougher, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle poured into a wine glass. Served chilled. Bottled on date of 08/2010.

Appereance: fizzy cap of white foam with a gold body. Lots of yeasty particles floating around. Sudsy head that sticks around. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell: sweet fermented fruits and funky yeast. Floral alcohol.

Taste: lots of oxidized pears, apples and other oxidized sweet fruits. Spicy Belgian yeast esters and some bubblegum. Rubbery like funk at the end.

Mouthfeel: lots of spicy, perfume alcohol. Plenty of prickly carbonation.

Overall: Textbook Triple. Quite warming but hidden by the nice fruit sweetness. Held up well over 3 years. Recommended if Triples are your thing.

CowsandBeer, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

afsdan, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

craftbeersweden, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

sammy806, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Evil_Pidde, Apr 04, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into a goblet. There is no age stamped on the cap but judging by the other De Dolle beers at the liquor store, this one is probably around 2008 vintage.

Pours a very dirty dark gold with lots of specks in it. However the head is a very billowy, frothy bright white with a few specks of yeast so I have to give it some credit for that.

Right off the bat in the aroma I can tell this beer has some age. The sherry/wet cardboard note of oxidation is quite present and overpowers anything else. Apple is very strong along with notes of plums and dark fruit; sort of out of character for a triple.

The flavor continues the oxidized notes. More apple and plums along with sherry. The oxidation character starts to become a little too much as the flavor lingers. There is almost a touch of smokiness about it but not in a real good way. This beer definitely does not have the characteristics of a Tripel that I was expecting. Mouthfeel is quite sticky; not dry like I was hoping for.

Overall, I feel like this beer is a bit past its prime. I was hoping to get a nice, aged beer but this one has been on the shelf a bit too long. Hopefully I will be able to try a fresh sample one day.

rangerred, Apr 04, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rusty orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma ripe apple, pears, Belgian yeast, fruity alcohol esters, some dark fruit notes as it warms up. Taste of Belgian yeast, fruity flavor of dark fruit, dried plums sweetness and a mild tartness, sweet alcohol. Palate is a med to full body with sweet tart Belgian yeast and moderate carbonation. Finish is of sweet ripe dark fruit, dried sweet tart plums, Belgian yeast, with mild bitterness and sweet alcohol. Overall a very good, tasty and all around flavorful brew, very nice

Samp01, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

heymikew, Mar 15, 2014
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.