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:
No notes at this time.

Added by znichols on 04-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 710 |  Reviews: 118
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale gold, pours a big head of foam with generous lacing.

Smell: Biscuits and strange fruits.

Taste: Wheat, spice, and strange fruits.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, and creamy, it has a nice spicy aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. Billed as an "Ale brewed with soursop and monkfruit," this summer beer has a nice light refreshing feel to it that will go down quite well after a hike or kayaking adventure.

*In case you're wondering, Rolle Bolle is supposed to be a Belgian lawn game.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Flounder57
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready and pale malts, fruity, tart, yeasty characteristics, and earth qualities.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness. Some tart and fruity sweetness too from the fruit.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and s little chewy.

Overall: More like a pale ale with fruit than a BPA. Happy to have found this in Virginia, but the fruit makes this beer interesting.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- what everyone else says. Straw-ish yellow. Although, having poured it into the NB chalice, I got a 2 finger head from a best before Aug. 18th 2
013 bottle.
S- interesting. I did smell biscuits as well, along with foreign smelling fruit notes. No one here seems to know what monk fruit or sourops smell like including myself.
T- great! Unusual, but exactly what I was looking for from a grocery store. Unique, tart, bitter, but fruity.
F- light and easy. Extremely drinkable. Almost too light for my taste, but it fits the summer ale style.
O- I agree there is more to be unlocked, but take it from someone who does not prefer fat tire, this is worth a try on any summer day. It's no where near greatness, but a Sixes is worth a shot. 5 left and they will be gone tonight.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle - $1.69 - dated Best Before: 15Sept.2013. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: This ale looks like a typical lager, with a pale yellow body and a smallish white head.

Smell: This ale does NOT smell like a typical lager. Instead, there are notes of soursop and monkfruit - honestly, I don't know what either of these ingredients smell like, but the aroma is certainly unusual and these are likely suspects. Hints of lemon pith and light biscuits. More odd and interesting than appealing.

Taste: Lightly tart, bitter and fruity, with the odd flavors I again suspect stem from the use of soursop and monkfruit.

Mouthfeel: Near medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry, crisp, clean finish.

Overall: A distinct, intriquely and lightly fruity ale. Not sweet but instead mildly tart with a bit of bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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