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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

683 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 38
Gots: 40 | 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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ncehreli, Jun 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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!"

feloniousmonk, Dec 03, 2003
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4.78/5  rDev +15.2%

A-Pours a rusty orange/amber with big chunks of yeast.

S-Light fruity esters,white grapes,earthy, yeasty goodness.

T/M-The first thing that strikes me about this is that it's exceptionally creamy for a tripel, a characteristic not usually attributable to tripels. Vinous and lush, with a touch of white pepper in the finish.

D-Another phenomenal beer from De Dolle.

DaveHS, Oct 15, 2010
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4.78/5  rDev +15.2%

oh my lord. easily one of my favorite beers and I finally got some to drink in my own home! and they aren't skunked like the huge De Dolle batch I bought that were (think a case and half that were bad.) anyhow

Poured from bottle into a Duvel tulip because every De Dolle beer I pour into my Oerbier glass goes everywhere! The head on these beers is insane and even the most gentle pour is a challenge with keeping the head in the glass. Opaque amber brew with a head the went to the absolute top of the glass. The head wouldn't go down fast enough in my eagerness to enjoy this rare jewel for me. Moderate lacing on the glass with a low encapsulating head around the amber brew. Smell is easily the best I've had to date, especially for the tripels, very sweet and very De Dolle, that same distinctive yeast they use in seemingly all of their beer. At a loss for words, intoxicating aroma that makes it hard for me to want to finish the drink. Taste isn't to disappoint. Crisp and sweet with obvious candy sugars. Easy on the tongue and very drinkable. Yum.

ballewblake, Mar 21, 2008
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4.83/5  rDev +16.4%

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!

tavernjef, Aug 07, 2004
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4.85/5  rDev +16.9%

Poured into a snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a very lightly hazed peach color with an enormous 2” fluffy white head that recedes very slowly leaving some sheets of foam on the sides of the glass. The beer is filled with lots of active carbonation (which helps to keep the head going strong). Sipping throughout most of the beer leaves a remarkable amount of foam and lacing on the sides of the glass. There are sheets of foam, large and small speckles of lacing and some nice leggy streaks as well.

Smell: The aromas are strong and noticeable even as the cap is removed from the bottle. There’s lots of fruits here, mostly orchard fruits like apple and pears. There’s also a bit of spiciness in the aromas, some coriander and white pepper.

Taste: The flavors blend together so well it is hard to tease the components out, but I’d say that there’s a nice pale malt backbone with some spices like the coriander and pepper in the background. Mingling in with all that are the fruit flavors, again, mostly pear and apple. As the beer warms I’m picking up a flavor that reminds me of the honeydew melon that was part of breakfast today.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and very smooth and creamy with the active carbonation and head retention. The finish is medium long, begins in the sweetness of the beer (probably from candi sugar), changes as the fruits move on stage and then disappear, leaving a gentle bitterness that also becomes nicely dry at the end.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: If you want two words to describe this beer, think “complex” and “balanced.” I found this one dangerously drinkable in that each sip followed naturally and easily after the one before it and the temptation was to sip too rapidly for the 10% ABV. I certainly would be happy to have another (after the effects of the well concealed alcohol wear off a bit). In addition, I’ll be looking out to have this one again. My overall impression of this beer is that it is a first rate tripel that provides an example of what a tripel should and can be. It well deserves its high rankings.

drtth, Apr 17, 2011
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4.85/5  rDev +16.9%

Presentation: Poured into a Duvel tulip from a 330ml brown bottle. Cap stated, BOTTLED OCT 2009. First pour of two-thirds the bottle was careful not to pour loose sediment on the bottom of the bottle. I will taste and then swirl to pour balance. I like to taste the difference, if any.

A: Ever so slightly hazy light golden orange. Nice looking white head that hangs around for a good while. Good retention and moderate lacing.
2nd pour created heavy cloudiness, but even haze with no large chunks or floaties.

S: Mild sweetness with some tartness. Apples and some citrus aromas. Some underlying earthy hops.

T&M: Crisp, sweet tartness up front with a smooth feel, but moderate carbonation. Fades with some spiciness and finishes semi-dry with a moderate alcohol feel that is strongest on the finish. Hops are in there throuhout, floral, earthy, with mild bitterness that is well-balanced, especially on the 2nd pour. Medium to full bodied.

Much better balance when the sediment is stirred up. Very cloudy, but VERY GOOD! This almost puts La Fin Du Monde to shame because it is a similar taste with a more hoppy balance. Price makes it slightly prohibitive for a regualar treat. Definitely HIGH QUALITY and worth it for special occassions.

cdizinno, Apr 25, 2010
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4.88/5  rDev +17.6%

A: Slightly hazy golden orange hue with a dense meringue like head that takes up 2/3 of the glass, small amount of sediment.

S: A nice mix of spice and fruit blends well with the alcohol. Hints of apple, pear, melon, clove, orange, some pepper, and a slight mustiness that is quite enjoyable.

T: Lots of spice in the form of clove and pepper matched by the fruity esters. Hop bitterness comes in and interacts with, but does not over power the delicate malt sweetness. Taste of delicate fruit and honey. Slight mustiness in the finish.

M: Smooth and creamy but light and refreshing.

D: Quite possibly the best triple I have ever had, a new favorite of mine that will have to be revisited soon.

DrinkingAleToday, Jan 04, 2010
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4.88/5  rDev +17.6%

Deep golden peachy colour, good foamy head. Aroma is spicy, and fruity, with lemon, pineapple, figs, some vanilla and I notice some chocolate in the background.
Strong body, is almost edible.
Lively bubbles, oily in tongue, taste is acid, apples, peaches, flowers and the chocolate background. It seems to me kind of a mix between a white and an abbey beer.

janubio, Jan 18, 2008
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4.9/5  rDev +18.1%

One of the best beers I've had in a while!
The smell is rather fruity almost like an apple cider and they you taste it and it taste like carmelized sugar.
The head is wiped cream or like whipped egg whites and like many belguim beers is not meant for chugging. You want this one to last! ...actually I got another one and it wasn't as good. I don't think these age very well.

This is a special beer.

*added notes

After having quite a few more of these I have to add that the beer's apple smell has a sour taste. I believe the beer has had a saison mix added or a sour/aged beer has been blended to the brew. Brilliant, complex, you will need to drink at least a dozen of these (though the course of a month) to understand this one.

OttoPeeWee, Apr 08, 2009
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4.9/5  rDev +18.1%

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!

drpimento, Nov 29, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +19.3%

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.

RoyalT, Sep 19, 2003
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4.97/5  rDev +19.8%

Poured into a goblet at The Nook in Huntsville, AL

A- This draft poured a clear amber, I was expecting more of a cloudy haze. This beer did not look like it tasted.

S- Greatness! Clovey & green apples with finishing tones of lemon & raisins.

T- The taste is exceptional, just a tad bit dry.

M-The mouthfeel is clean and spicy.

One of my fave tripels.

Serving type: draft

bb0bbby, Aug 12, 2011
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banjofred101, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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!

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