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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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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought this at CT Bev Mart on sale for $3.29. 11.2 ounce bottle, typical belgian slim style. The appearance is much like a Duvel. Darkish tan with a huge white, foamy head. Steady stream of champagne like bubbles are constantly on the move. It just keeps going and going.

Smell is citrus, apples and some yeast notes mixed in. The first thing I take away from the taste is the balance. Perfect mix of sweet and dry. The fruit notes from the smell are apparent in the beginning and gives way to a slightly malt dryness. The aftertaste stays and stays. I love it.

A very good tripel in my opinion. I am enjoying this beer with stuffed shells which is just an ok match. It brings out more of the sweetness in this beer. Unfortunately the dryness in triples are what I love. Get this beer.

CharlesRiver, Jan 13, 2007
Photo of scottDC
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

scottDC, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of halo913
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

halo913, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of theboozecruise
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Chimay goblet... typical cloudy amber color with a ridiculous creamy frothy head. One of the biggest heads I've seen on a beer, especially in a goblet.

Smells like sweet floral spices.. a hint of citrus, definitely some hops. Just like you want from a Belgian tripel.

The taste is more of the same, plus a hint of sweet caramel in there. Floral on the end of the sip, spicy and delicious.

A top notch tripel, but not my all-time favorite.

theboozecruise, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
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 waughbrew
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy peach. Turbulent - little yeast chunks caught up in the cyclone. Hugemongous eggshell head never subsides. Smells very faint, alcohol and nutmeg with a bit of almond and herbal dust. Flavor starts as sweet honey and slowly evolves into a leafy, peppery dryness. Wonderfully balanced and so silky smooth.

waughbrew, Dec 10, 2004
Photo of phisig137
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a very hazy deep straw gold color, and a three finger creamy head. Very nice retention, leaves so much lace on the glass that I almost can't see through it. After the head falls, looking into the glass looks like peering into a bowl of foam. Pretty impressive. The liquid is completely filled with floaters of yeast and protein, and is rather funky. I've never seen a beer so pretty on top, and so incredibly murky and ugly on the bottom.... odd.

Aroma is filled with sweet malts, caramel, light fruits, brandy, and alcohol. Very full, warming, and pleasant aroma that makes you yearn for a sip.

Flavor is fantastic. Incredibly well rounded, slightly sweet all the way through. Pink lady apples, pears, peaches, a hint of banana, caramel, crystal malts, yeasty esters, and candi sugar all seem to be prevalent. The finish is moderately dry, with some burning spicy alcohol, and lingers forever. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, and slick. Drinkability is great.

I love this tripel, and I love this brewery. They rarely disappoint, and this is no exception. Perfect balance with the malt and yeasty flavors make this incredibly complex, and worth seeking out. Highly recommended. Now If I could just find another bottle of the Dulle Teve Reserva...

phisig137, Feb 16, 2007
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprising find at Calandro's, Baton Rouge. Last one on the shelf and the only De Dolle beer in stock. $6 for the 11.2 oz single. Bottled September 2011.

A: Towering head. Dark for a tripel. Looks murky and ciderlike.

S: Actually smells ciderlike also. Fermented apple, plums, honey, and booze. Smells huge. Wouldn't peg it as a triple based on aroma.

T: Explosive. Fermented fruit, especially apples. Quite sweet. Some heat. Unbelievable richness.

M: So rich. Very warming. Not as carbonated as a standard triple.

O: High score for originality and overall gravitas. An indulgent ass-kicker.

ZethOfTheNorth, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of RuudJH
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got my hands on a sample of this beer from Dolle Brouwers, imo one of the great belgian breweries.
Bottled jan 2011... bb jan 2012. Unfiltered unpasteurized.

Looks pale golden, with a huge off white head, steady carbonation. Pouring the sediment, the colour turns to allmost orange brown, with lots of floaty bits.
Smell typical of this brewery: very fruity to begin with, but developing with garden floral scent, some spice/herbs. Dynamic.
Taste is classically tripel: not much sweetness but from the malt. Spicy and herbal, with citric hopnotes, also apricot.
Very fullflavoured: the 10% abv, quite a lot, is well covered by aroma and taste.
Raw and unbalanced, complex overall.

A great tripel, surely one of the best in this style you can get from Belgium.

RuudJH, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Peyton5410, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Truh
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Accused of being a crazy bastard with this one on 1/1/2005. 16-oz. pint pour at the Sunset.

1/8-inch creamy and tight head stuck for a good way throughout. Apple cider light brown hue with tons of chum’ looking closely it was possible to make out some action within. Clover honey, clotted cream, and some cinnamon on nose. Christmas pudding sweetness followed by a plum and raisin fruitiness and a flaky malt finish; also, a grape-like resin to the follow-up. A soothing offering overall.

Truh, Jan 01, 2005
Photo of jryanj927
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of mickeymac
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.

mickeymac, Jan 19, 2004
Photo of BrewMaster
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 330 ml (11.2 oz) bottle purchased at BevMo San Mateo for $4.99. No freshness markings on it. The beer pours a hazy orange with an intense head. The head is fluffy and creamy with unending retention. The head is tight and stays together in a nice smooth layer leaving beautiful lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Apple, chardonnay white wine, sweet and very malty. Some light spiciness of white pepper. Sweet white grape juice round the nose out.

Taste: Mild fruitiness with no single fruit flavor standing out. Citrus and green apple a very subtle. The malt is spicy with pepper and clove with a sugary sweet flavor to go along with the spices. Notes of grass, hay and an alcohol warmth and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: This beer has lively carbonation and a medium body. A bit syrupy in texture but smooth with a lasting dryness left on the palate. My lips actually feel the spiciness and carbonation like I had eaten a jalapeno pepper.

Drinkability: This beer is potent and tasty. Unique flavors are very impressive and the beer is a nice warmer on a cool winter evening. Well rounded and impressively spicy.

BrewMaster, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of CanuckRover
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Giant white head after a gentle pour. Thick, clumpy lacings as the head slowly settles. Dark copper around the top fades to a light yellow in the bottom of the glass. Really beautiful beer. Slightly hazy, I dumped the whole bottle in.

Ginger root on the nose, backed by some serious spice with a cinnamon touch. Juicy orange lurking behind.

Big orange flavours up front, almost like orange soda, but not in a bad way. As it warms in the mouth, serious yeast and spice start to come through. Cinnamon and nutmeg mingle with pretty bad ass yeast. All comes together nicely with some gentle warming alcohol.

Despite some serious alcohol and complexity, it actually drinks light and smooth. Has that Duvel'esque drinkability.

This is a fantastic beer. Seek out.

CanuckRover, May 19, 2011
Photo of CDCNAM
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

CDCNAM, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of kayrex
5/5  rDev +20.5%

kayrex, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of azorie
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

azorie, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of JBogan
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a honey color with a massive amount of frenzied bubbles (like a mad bitch perhaps?) which continuously feed a creamy white head which grows and grows. Beautiful beer.

The aroma is yeasty with some citrus and anise along with what I picked up as a hint of butterscotch.

Taste follows the smell, although the alcohol shows up too. Very warming and complex, especially as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel was excellent. Very smooth and somewhat creamy, with a thick body and perfect amount of carbonation.

This is a very fine Belgian Tripel. It's a beer for sipping and relaxing with, not for chugging. This is one mad bitch I wouldn't mind meeting again.

JBogan, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev -3.6%

kybeerdrinker, May 11, 2014
Photo of csiewert
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

csiewert, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

johnhenryconway, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of desint
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

desint, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Vylo, Mar 02, 2012
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
92 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.