Rolle Bolle | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.38/5
710 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
710
pDev:
13.02%
Bros Score:
3.49
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a half finger white head. Not very good head retention or lacing for that matter.

Aroma has some BPA yeasty qualities with a fairly hefty dose of citrus. Also some earthyness that is so typical of New Belgium

Flavor is on the light side with some musty earthyness along with tropical citrus. Some lemon and yeast but then it all drops off very quickly leaving a seltzer-like mouthfeel. Very watery and just a light bitterness.

Overall, a pretty unimpressive and weak beer. Everything just comes up short from aroma, to flavor, to mouthfeel. Not a great effort from New Belgium.

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw yellow like my favorite American Adjucnt Lager: Coors Banquet.
S: Faint grapefruit, something reminiscent of citrus.
T: Chinook light but longing for something more. Almost IPA, but not quite.
M: Lager-ish when it comes to the clean, crisp mouth feel.
O: A gift to others, but not a buy for myself.

For me, as a homebrewer, it reminds me of a weak IPA made with Chinook hops that was aged for a couple months; the hop's bitter wore off a little. There's so much potential here, but it's not realized. Would it go well with bratwurst and stone-ground mustard? Yes. Would I buy another six-pack of this. Unfortunately, no. This is one of New Belgium's less-perfected efforts. Their 1554, Ranger, Fat Tire, Rampant IPA, I absolutely adore, but this is an introductory beer to non-beer drinkers or adjunct american beer drinkers. I won't say the beer sucks, I'd rather say it's not for me.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz pours a pretty clear yellow color with a nice, dense and creamy white head. Retention and lace are both super.

Nose is lemon zest, biscuts, grassy hops and a light nutty yeast. It definitely has that distinctive malt/yeast aroma that is unique to New Belgium.

Have no idea what monkfruit tastes like, nor soursop...but it does have a tart citric flavor that is evident that is more fruity than hoppy. The biscuity malt is lighter than the aroma and there is not much sweetness here at all. Body is nice for the style and it is pretty crisp and refreshing. It's got more in common with an American Blonde ale or APA that a Belgian Pale. Not sure I'd buy another sixer, but it goes down easy and my sixer wont last long.

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