Rolle Bolle | New Belgium Brewing

Rolle BolleRolle Bolle
710 Ratings
Rolle BolleRolle Bolle

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by znichols on 04-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

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4.63/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was the first microbrew that I utterly fell in love with. Such an amazing beer, reminds me now of my summer in Montana, drinking and grilling and playing BlaseBall. Beer is wonderfully drinkable, not at all fruity and overwhelming, but different and superb. Drink up!

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Easily the best summer beer I've had. This beer unlike other summer beers is very flavorful and well hopped. I get lots of citrus from this, both sweet and tart flavor come in perfect alignment. This beer is still very light and drinkable. This is perfect for a hot day. I would like it if the tartness were dialed back a little bit. A tiny little bit.

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought a single of this for $1.79 at BevCo but liked it so much I went pack and got a sixer.
Brewed with Pale malt, Oats, Monk Fruit, and Soursop. Hopped with Target, Cascade, Amarillo, and Centennial.
5.2% ABV, 155 kcal/12oz, 30 IBU's.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear very pale straw golden, forming a billowing rocky bone white head with superior retention and solid sheets of rocky lacing. Carbonation is moderate strong, ~3.0 carbs or so. The aroma is very peculiar....I love it. Strong notes of Gewurtzaminger, roses, lychee fruit, mango, and floral/lightly skunky/kinda funky hops. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean and very refreshing. The taste is excellent as well. Pilsner-esque delicate malt body with some grainy husky notes, a very pleasing medium bitterness, plenty of hop flavor but also nicely balanced with a light tartness and a little earth in the aftertaste. Clean finish., no DMS. No perceptible off flavors or aromas.

This is really interesting. the combination of the fruit and hops give it a white wine nose and flavor which I haven't had in a beer before. I really dig it though, and this would be a great beer for white wine loving friends.

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
5.5% ABV, Best Before: 18AUG13

A - I'll be forthcoming; I've never had a either monk fruit or soursop so lets see what it's like! Bright clear golden colored, Rolle Bolle (pronounced "roll-e bowl-e") is crowned by a moderate stark white head that leaves thin lines of lace traipsing around the glass.

S - Suggestions of unique tropical fruit suggest the contributions of monk fruit and soursop and add a great, almost pear-like crisp citrus accent to the beer's light yeasty spice and gently hopped nose.

T - As if the nose wasn't quite light enough, the flavor thins out even further focusing more on the addition of the two unique fruits. A pale malt base has grainy undertones with light hints of sweetness and a complimentary, light hop profile, which adds a light trickle of floral notes on the finish. Mildly influential yeast doesn't quite direct me towards this being a "Belgian" beer though.

M - Crisp, light, and quite refreshing, the balance of sweetness from the added fruits are wonderful against the mild hopping and dry, floral finish giving Rolle Bolle a terrific summer beer feel that will certainly quench thirst and refresh the palate!

O - Rolle Bolle is a great summer addition to New Belgium's line up. The experimentation with two unique fruits pays off wonderfully giving the beer nice nuances of tropical fruit while maintaining a crisp and easy drinking profile, perfect for the warmer months!

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Light straw color with exceptional clarity. One finger head leaves a crown of foam throughout the drink.

Clean and crisp aroma of pale malt, citrus fruit and fresh cut grass.

Light malt character. Zesty lemon grass. Sweet star fruit and kiwi. Assertive hop in contrast with the delicate malt. Well balanced.

Light bodied, crisp, snappy carbonation. Very easy to drink.

Great beer for a warm summer night. Light, flavorful, refreshing and sessionable.

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4.16/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw yellow with a small white head that recedes too quickly. Starts off with great carbonation but it's gone in 60 seconds.

Smell: Fruity. Peaches and pairs, with a very faint sourness that really doesn't seem to be a factor at all.

Taste: Medley of fruit. There's a melon flavor I can't put my tongue on. Tangerine maybe. Possibly passion fruit. In the background is still this very faint sourness that doesn't bother me at all.

This is a flavorful yet refreshing beer. The fruit flavor is spectacular and unique. This type of fruity beer should be tried be everyone, even the non-geeks.

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4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says best before 25th of August 2013.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear yellowish golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of clinging lacing.

Smell: A fruity and fairly spicy aroma with a good grassy and malty presence. Earthy and floral hops upfront with good hints of grass. Bright and crisp hints of citrus orange, lemon, and melon. I'm not sure what soursop or monkfruit smell like, but there are quite a bit of fruity esters going on here. Pale malts with hints of biscuit, grains, hay, crackers, and oats. Also some hints of pepper spicing. A pretty nice crisp aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp and earthy taste with lots of fruit esters and pale malt. Good taste of earthy hops upfront with floral notes and a good dose of grass. Citrus hop notes of lemon, orange, and melon. Some wine grape like fruit notes that I assume come from the monkfruit and soursop. Quite complex with the fruit taste. Bready pale malts with notes of biscuit, grains, hay, crackers, oats, and yeast. A solid crisp taste with nice subtle fruit undertones.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A pretty solid lighter summer beer. Good grassy hop notes and a nice complex mix of fruit esters.

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4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out to a nice thick white head and moderate lacing. Color is light yellow-gold and very clear. Aroma is spicy hops, fruit and faint grains. Flavor is more in the fruity and spicy hop side with balancing bitterness and a dry finish. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is very complementary. On the balance this beer has some good things going for it including a good hop character that emphasizes flavor and aroma and not alpha acids. I don't know anything about the soursop or monkfruit, but whatever it is, it did not detract from a very good light ale experience.

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Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 710 ratings
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