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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
93
outstanding

703 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 40
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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Photo of SleepyMonk
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Chilled 33 cl bottle with a bottling date of May 2010 and poured into a sniffer glass.

Body is translucent with a bold honey-ish amber color. Moderate degree of hazing but no real noticeable amount of sediment.

The nose is very floral with strong hints of fresh citrus fruits and peels. Sweet honey aromas blend with soft malt and yeast notes. A certain amount of barnyard funk and terra forms a good solid background.

In the mouth this Triple throws out buckets full of citrus flavors, fresh cut juicy hops and warm malts. The initial citrus elements slowly fall away to release peppers and spicy notes.

Very well carbonated, moderate degree of weight in the body and a dry finish while the alcohol warms up.

SleepyMonk, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour an orange-ish color, with an off white head. In the aroma, yeasty, fruity, and a really nice hop presence. In the taste, quite hoppy and earthy, with a dry to sweet fruity presence. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and fresh hop aftertaste. More fruit presence than expected, especially in the nose. A nice fresh hop presence all the way through.

OWSLEY069, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of Brad007
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice mild blonde color with a thick head that takes quite a while to recede.

Light amount of spritzy citrus upfront followed by spice from the yeast and a slight hint of funk.

Taste is chock full of citrus, light grassy hops and just a hint of spicy, bready malt as well. Delicious but seems a bit rough around the edges.

A bit of alcohol warmth creeps up at the back of the mouth, complimenting the rest of the lingering flavors. Never gets to be too much for my palate. Tasty. Easy to drink and enjoy.

Decent at best. You might want to do a slow pour as it's foamy. However, once that foam recedes, it's more than worth the wait.

Brad007, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of SFLpunk
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Cap stamped "Bottled AUG2010."

Appearance: Pours a lively gold color, somewhat hazy and with huge amounts of creamy thick off-white head that has incredible (almost annoying) retention.

Nose: Traditional white pepper yeast aromas, plus banana peel/leaf, fresh cream, eggs?, baking flour. Reminds me of the makings for a pie or cake before they're all assembled.

Palate: Crisp and lively, prickly with alcohol and hop bitterness. Fairly dry on the palate and carbonation is almost explosive despite how much was let out in the head. Flavors of seasame seeds, baking bread, white pepper, dried herbs, burning orange zest, butter, caraway (or some other seed that gets used in bread a lot). Long, dry finish.

Notes: Very spicy for a triple, almost like a massive saison really. Reminds me a bit of Avec les Bons Voeux from Dupont. Would be curious to see this with 4 years on it.

SFLpunk, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of Chincino
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a Southern Tier tulip glass. It poured a hazy golden color. It had a thin white head that dissipated slowly.The aroma was of citrus and spice.

It was medium bodied with good carbonation. This beer has good drinkability with a bitter finish.

Chincino, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of brewcrew76
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled May 2010.

A - Hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head

S - Sweet malt with some spice, green apple and honey, yeasty with noticeable alcohol.

T - Spicy with sweet malt and hot alcohol. Candied fruit and more hot alcohol. Yeasty notes in the finish with even more lingering hot alcohol.

M - Medium body but on the heavy side for a tripel. Highly carbonated with a bunch of alcohol.

D - Boozy and sweet. Not what I was expecting.

brewcrew76, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of ToasterChef
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from my notes. Served in a tulip glass at the Lion's Pride.

A: Opaque golden yellow liquid with a thin white foam head. Patchy lacing.

S: Slight musty yeast aroma. A bit of hops. All around subtle, but appealing, aroma.

T: Lemongrass malty flavor. Not too sweet. Not as much pepper as a lot of triples. Possibly drier than others as well. I like it a lot.

M: Full bodied with medium carbonation. Not a lot of coating--what is there is a bit sweet. Not as light or bubbly as a lot of other Triples I've had.

D: Very easy drinking. No aspect is too extreme. I want to go find myself some bottles of this to have on hand. If the draft list here at the Lion's Pride wasn't so impressive and full of beers I want to try, I would order myself a second glass.

ToasterChef, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of BucBasil
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip at tBruges Beertje in Bruges.

A: A dark reddish orange. Slightly cloudy. Awesome looking beer. 2.5 fingers of offwhite head with good retention.

S: Deep citrusy and slight strawberry fruit character. Slightly tangy smelling with a light malt aroma.

T: Strong and yeasty. Citrus is most noticeable. Bitter and hoppy surprisingly. Grapefruit. Seems to be more along the lines of an American red with some spices. Cool.

M: Very carbonated.

D: Don't need more than one but good.

BucBasil, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of DaveHS
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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
Photo of bobhits
1.88/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Sour funky, hops, and somewhat sweet. It smells like a wine or something which is a nice way of saying this isn't pleasant.

Golden honey straw colored. This is a touch on the darker side than most of this style but we are only talking a hue or so. Crazy carbonation, and long lasting 2 finger head.

Alcohol is pretty dominate in this. A lot of hops. A lot of Belgium yeast. The malt is clean and sweet.

Very dry and crazy carbonated. It also doesn't hide the 10% at all. The beer would be drinkable (very) without the alcohol kick. The mouth is too carbonated but this isn't bad there.

I really don't what else to say. It's somewhat sour, bitter, and has enough malt to somewhat tame this. It isn't bad. It isn't good. I have to say I've had better Triplels and I am not a huge fan of them to start with.

bobhits, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of Brabander
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of the best triples i have ever had. What a great beer!

Bought this one at the Hopduvel in Gent. Poured in my Struise glass the beer shows itself with an enourmous head, I have never seen that much carbonation and bigness of the head. Simply wonderfull.

Great smell with citrus and orange and a lovely taste.
This is the best bitch i have ever encountered!

Brabander, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of nickfl
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A careful pour yields a huge, three finger head of white foam on top of a hazy, deep golden body. The rocky head settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace in its wake.

S - Spicy yeast in the aroma with lots of clove, coriander and even a hint of rubber. Some bready malt in the background and little else.

T - Bready malt up front with lots of spicy yeast notes. Black pepper, clove, and mango blend nicely with a light note of earthy hops. The fruity mango notes intensify and the clove becomes more peppery towards the finish. Moderate bitterness and some spicy hops help to balance out the intense yeast character as smooth malt holds things up in the background.

M - Medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is an interesting beer, the yeast character is quite dominant with malt and hops playing small, but vital roles in the overall experience. The aroma is extremely phenolic with some clove, but mostly it is a series of more unusual pepper and spice notes as well as a slightly unpleasant rubbery tinge at the end. The flavor is equally spicy, but with some fruit the lends balance and makes things more interesting. The dominant yeast characteristics here are pepper and mango, which is an oddly excellent combination. It even works beautifully with the flavor of the alcohol as the slight solvent notes of warm fermentation echo the turpentine tang of pepper and mango. Due to the powerful yeast characteristics, the malt is not as noticeable as it is in some examples of the style, but it does help to provide a smooth, bready background for the yeast and hops to act out their roles. Overall this is what I would expect from De Dolle; it is interesting, complex, slightly flawed, and utterly unique. The aroma could be better, but the amazing flavor characteristics more than make up for it, this is a beer that any Belgian ale lover must try.

nickfl, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle picked up at Capone's.

Pours.a light rusty tan win a two fiber white head and some spotty lacing as it goes down. Nose brings forth caramel, toffee, candied sugar, apple, and some figs. Taste brings it all together quite well and adds in a bit of an alcohol bite. Feel is a bit light all things considered. Drinks nicely and is very well done.

Amyliz4 gives it an A.

Thorpe429, Oct 07, 2010
Photo of BeerNemesis
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) | 330 ml. | 10.0% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Style:Tripel
Glass: Duvel Tulip

Appearance:
Deep and hazy copper, with a substantial, foamy, white head. Lacing is thick, bubble bath thick.

Aroma:
Very earthy. A streak of apple peel shines through.

Taste:
Honey and estery alcohol barge ahead of everything else. The alcohol is really a kick in the mouth that lasts well into the aftertaste. Cinnamon and black pepper are in the background, as well as some tough-to-identify fruitiness... drenched in alcohol.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy. It barrels into your mouth like a tractor-trailer, showering sparks of carbonation in all directions as it goes. The carbonation is lively and well need.

Harmony:
Very potent to the detriment of some flavor development. A sipping Tripel for sure.

Would I get it again?:
Maybe, its strength is also its weakness. However, there is something to be said for a brew with so much kick.

Bottled: Jul. 2010
Served: Sept. 30, 2010

Price = $3.50 at Witherspoon Wines

BeerNemesis, Sep 29, 2010
Photo of trbergman
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330mL bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Translucent gold with an initially towering, fluffy head that falls to about a quarter inch.

S - Slightly musty fruit aromas - green apple, pear, apricot - some fennel, white pepper. Floral hop aroma.

T - Sweeter fruit than I'd supposed from the smell, together with a taste of orange blossom honey. Hop flavors are of leaves and cut grass, and bitterness is moderately high. Given the beer's high gravity, a prickle of alcohol is unsurprising, and not unwelcome. Nice progression from a fruity beginning through a satiating, dry finish.

M - Medium body with an explosive, creamy carbonation.

D - One of the better examples I've tasted of the style, although I prefer the balance of Westmalle or Karmeliet. The alcohol is a tad high, but if I'm in the mood for a sturdier tripel, Dulle Teve ranks up there with Allagash Curieux. Recommended.

trbergman, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of bskrtz
3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle Served very cold, poued into wide glass beer challis

A) Yikes -- tons of sediment/floaties. These remain active for a few minutes, circulating through out the glass. Hazy brass or or dull gold when held to the light. Long lasting ample 1 inch white head

S) Spicy, sweet malts. A waft of alcohol, this is clearly strong stuff. Cider, citrus & ginger spice

T)Notes of apple, pear, brown sugar & sweet malt. After a moment, a burn that warms the throat all the way down.

M) Lively carbonation, smooth but strong. Refreshing.

bskrtz, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I won this bottle in a raffle when I attended the GALS (Georgia Ale & Lager Sirens) meeting at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur. It pours a hazy, nearly opaque honey golden with a fairly thick white head. (Be careful when opening, though - the sample I got fizzed like champagne!) Strong, inviting aroma is fruity and a little malty, as well as subtly sweet. Rich flavor is mainly fruity, mostly apple with hints of banana and pear. There are also malty and hoppy undertones and a little bitterness. Texture is smooth as soymilk and has a good fizz to it. Definitely worth looking for, but as I said, open with caution!

Cyberkedi, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of nas5755
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottled in Oct 2009

Poured in a Duvel tulip, massive head nice golden color a little/barely cloudy and a few yeast sediments(still a good sip left with the dregs in the bottle). The smell is spicy and yeasty. The taste very spicy, lots of clean smooth malt, subdued apple. The mouthfeel is good, clean and slightly hot. A fairly drinkable beer, I could have another easily.

nas5755, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Azurelimits at a small tasting recently. Thanks Peter! There was some discussion about the vintage since it was in a 750ml capped and corked bottle and the words "Mad Bitch" were on the front of the label. I'll just go with what Peter said because I have no additional information, this was circa 2002 bottle.

Beer poured from a bottle into an oversized flute. Beer is yellow and clear and forms a big head of medium consistent bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is quite nice and steady. Looks good.

The aroma is simple. Not as bready as I was expecting. Mostly sweet with some apply notes, since it was so old I was almost expecting some sulfur notes but there were none, it was a green bottle.

Beer is medium to light in body. Heavily carbonated in the mouth and finishes well. Mostly sweet up front, again minimal breadiness and yeast character. Its really easy drinking (especially for 10%). The alcohol is hidden well. The forward feel is all pilsner malt, tastes like a brand new beer really. Some fruitiness from the esters in the midpalate and almost no bitterness at the back of the mouth. It is perhaps a little too carbonated in the mouth but nothing is perfect. I would definitely have it again.

drabmuh, Aug 01, 2010
Photo of DPFRD
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- poured golden in color, turbid with yeast and carbonation. Incredibly heady, but it dispatched leaving no veil.

S- Spicy and malty with a trace of green apple. Just by the smell I could tell it would be a taste dominated by alcohol.

T- Spicy and boozy... little bit of malt up front, alcohol just cuts through everything. Once warm some of the green apple comes through. After taste is dominated by alcohol and a little bitterness.

M- Carbonation, quite hot in the mouth, but rather thin.

D- It was decent. It's Belgian, so I had my bar set high. There was nothing wrong with it, but being a tripel, I just do not think it's remarkable for that style. It is a good beer, and was a fine drink; however, I do not ever seeing myself seeking one of these out, especially if there are other tripels around. I would order it if there weren't much else, but if an establishment has this, then they'll at least have Chimay and their tripel is superior.

DPFRD, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of Jeffo
1.68/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Got this at Dranken Geers in Gent.

From a bottle into a tulip.

APPEARANCE: A very careful two part pour still produces a huge four finger, fluffy white, relentless head. Golden yellow in color and lots of carbonation evident. Head eventually fades to a thick foam cap that remains the whole way, leaving lots of chunky lacing. Looks decent, but the head is just out of control.

SMELL: A cross between a triple and a strong pale ale. Pale and toasted malts, green fruits, apples and pears, as well as lots of spicy notes. Pretty interesting.

TASTE: Just too hot. Some sweet and pale malts up front, but that's soon washed away by an onslaught of spicy booze. A slightly bitter aftertaste is mild and gone, but the spicy booze dominates the finish on this one. Lots of alcohol presence in this one; just too hot.

PALATE: Thin and airy. Out-of-control carbonation dominates. When the airy carbonation is combined with the overwhelming alcohol presence, the brew burns badly on the way down, scraping your throat the whole way. Not enjoyable. Give you the burps as well.

OVERALL: Not impressed. Far too carbonated, alcoholic, and completely out of control. The bad alcohol burn and thin, airy body made this one a total chore to drink. The brew calmed down a little after about an hour in my glass, but there are too many better, smoother triples out there to worry about this one again. Pass.

Jeffo, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of beerpirates
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cl Bottle poured in a triple karmeliet glass ,


Pours hazy dark gold, with a big, soft white head.

Nose is honey, pears, yeast, alcohol.

Taste is sweet, candy sugar with rich ripe fruit, with a spicy, yeasty finish with a restrained hop bitterness balancing out the sweetness, and more alcohol.

Palate is crisp carbonation, with a nice syrupy, heavy body. Delicious beer.

one of the best triple's i had

beerpirates, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of DovaliHops
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is over a year old, and oh my! it is a gusher! Just gushes out with a huge, sediment-filled body! This beer has the most sediment I've ever had in a beer. The taste is AMAZING! So damn sweet with fruits and malts that I've never had in a Triple before. This is by far the best Triple I've ever had. First time reviewing it....but will buy this every time I see it. Amazing beer with a mouthfeel that could never be duplicated. Why is there so much sediment though? Great drinkability!

DovaliHops, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of gatornation
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hugh hazy 3 finger head that has a white slowly receding billowing head then a nice off amber color is revealed..the smell is fruits ,dark fruits,and some candied malts,spicy yeast follows with a malt slight toffee smell..the taste is plum and melon with spice and belgian yeast it finishes slightly sweet with malts and toffee on the palate..the mouth feel is full it fill the mouth with the above mentioned flavors..drinkability is a slow savor of this brew let it warm and taste the nuances it will reveal..its a great tripel that will hit you when done @ 10%..its great

gatornation, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of argock
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz brown bottle into a Chimay goblet. No freshness date, purchased August 2009 at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $5.49.

A: Major gusher. What makes it into the glass is a murky peach with tall, 2-3 finger, off-white big-bubbled head with good retention and craggy lacing.

S: An interesting mix of pears, melons, and apple fruit flavors coated with brown sugar and finished with fruity yeast and alcohol esters

T: The flavor is exceptional with apple and pear followed by pepper and coriander and washed over with brown sugar and melon. The spicy yeast provides another element and the alcoholic finish really wraps up this very nice tripel.

M: Smooth and delicate, light-medium body, with active but appropriate carbonation and a nutty, yeasty, alcoholic aftertaste.

D: A very nice beer to review for #900. A wonderful blitz of interesting sweet malt and light fruit flavors coupled with spice and a warming alcohol presence. I will be revisiting this one again if I can find it in 750s.

argock, Jun 17, 2010
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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