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Rolle Bolle | New Belgium Brewing

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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:
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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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Ratings: 710 |  Reviews: 118
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pale, clear golden color in the narrow Crooked Line tulip with an attractive foaminess. Crisp and very light bodied. A light, fruity nose. Crisp and well carbonated. Refreshing and tangy.

The oddball fruit flavors are not very strong, so this is just a pleasant summer beer that hints at the Witbier style but more clean and less wheat. You could call it a Belgian Single, but it's even lighter than that style. Some hints of the dry Belgian yeast effect that give this a clean finish. Straw, a touch of tangerine peel, a hint of melon, and a slightly bitter aftertaste. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Depot Liquor in Brownwood, Texas.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of avalon07
3.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Excellent lacing.

S: A very sweet, enticing smell of light fruit, malt, and a little spice.

T: Tasted like it smelled: Light fruit (a little orange, lemon, tropical fruit), a little indeterminate spice, and some malt in the finish. I drank this beer not knowing it was a BPA. It certainly does not fall into that stylistic category - it's almost more like an American Pale Ale. Sweet, fruity, and oddly likeable.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly syrupy finish. Light-bodied.

O: Kind of an odd beer, but strangely drinkable.

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3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another New Belgium beer with weird ingredients: this time it’s soursop and monkfruit. Do what you will, guys; I just want it to taste good.

Best-by date is three months away (“BEST BEFORE: 18 AUG 13”).

A: Pours like a luminescent pilsner, with a fizzy, pale-gold body and a crisp white head. The bubbles rising from the bottom keep the head at about a half-inch for a long, long time, giving this an approachable look at every sip.

S: A summer nose full of blackberry, blood orange, and peach, along with a fleshy, herbal fruit scent that I’m not familiar with (probably monkfruit). Sweet and inviting, these fall over a base of fresh-cut grass and a lemony, slightly grainy wheat note.

T: Soft fruit flavors of pear and applesauce dominate the palate with a crisp snap of orange zest. The palate is light with ginger ale and lemon cake flavors, though predominantly grainy; corn and wheat form the core of this beer’s taste. Finishes with an herbal upspring of lemongrass and zesty hops, with almost no aftertaste.

M: A mildly chewy feel with a slick undertone, pretty thin but good for a summer beer.

O: Pretty average summer brew, but refreshing. A lawnmower beer is a pretty simple concept, and this one has a tasty array of flavors that you wouldn’t find in a typical brew – all in all, though, it’s nothing to write home about.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BillyTWilliams
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the bottle this poured a pale straw, almost clear color forming a good head.

The scent is a light hop. Subtle and barely noticable.

The taste is very light and watery. A bit of hops comes through as bitterness, which lingers on the pallet.

Overall, this is okay. Nothing special, but refreshing on a hot day. Though, in that situation I'd just as soon drink water.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MattyG85
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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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden yellow. One finger creamy white head dissipates after about a minute. A small amount of lacing sticks to the glass. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is strong with lemon predominating and fresh cut grass. Taste is of tart lemon with a bitter finish. As it warms the bitter finish actually smooths out into a crisp, clean finish. Lot of carbonation in this beer but the added oats also give it a creamier mouthfeel.

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