Rolle Bolle | New Belgium Brewing

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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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of SHODriver
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a light yellow with a dense and rocky one and a half finger head into a unibroue tulip glass with good lacing and decent retention
S: smells earthy and grassy with some spice and some fruity esters
T: crisp flavors of pale malts, hint of tartness, earthyness and fresh cut grass with some light spice and a slight fruitiness, slight bready malt flavor as well toward the end with a hint of citrus and somewhat nutty as well. swallow brings more bready malt and a slight earthy hop flavor on the back end and a tinge of fruitiness
M: fairly light in the mouth with soft and slightly assertive carbonation, slightly dry finish
O: Lots of flavor and not a lot of alcohol. it's a decent beer and a solid summer offering but I must say that I miss Skinny Dip.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of BrewAskew
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
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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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JimKal
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very clear light cold with a minimal head into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. there is nice lacing left on the glass as you consume the beer. Nice carbonation despite the minimal head.

S: Not a lot of aroma for me but I do notice a slight sour fruit note.

T: I'm not much of a fan for beers brewed with fruit (21st amendment's Hell or High Watermelon really didn't work for me) but I like most of what NB does so I wanted to try this one. I really liked it. A nice summer seasonal that has a slight sour note that works well for me.

M: It has a nice mouthfeel for a 5.5% ABV beer.

O:I will probably buy more of this one this summer. It deliver a lot of taste for such a light colored beer. Now if NB would put it in a can!

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 4, 2013
Misc.: Best by Aug. 18, 2013

Poured a yellow pale clear color with one finger of off-white head. Very bubbly. Good white foamy uneven lacing on the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries along with floral hops. Seemed to be some Belgian spices in there as well. Also some grassy malts.

Initial taste reminded me of a much lighter version of Fat Tire. Got hay, grains, grass and sourdough bread. Some boysenberries, lemon grass and some bitter Belgian spices.

Light body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Watery abrupt finish. Crisp and good for the summer.

Not a bad beer for the style. Great for the summer. I’d probably have it again.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
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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3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Great lacing, clear pale golden hue. Earthy nose with suggestions of lemon pith, licorice root, herbal phenols, faint bread crust, and exotic fruit. Mild crispness, lighter bodied, crackers, peppery, slightly bitter, phenolic, mineral, deep herbal tone, dying finish with a long lingering after taste.

Not half bad, a lot going on for a lighter brew and seems to take away from the drinkability a smidgen. Never had a beer with Monk Fruit & Soursop before.

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing
3.48 out of 5 based on 710 ratings.
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