De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)
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De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 09-06-2001

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Photo of cdwil
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer is very fizzy-- in fact, the beer I am reviewing erupted when I opened the cap off the bottle, and roughly half of the beer got wasted-- and even then still poured with a 3/4" head from half a bottle! Beer is very carbonated for sure.

Pears, yeast, spice, apricot are all flavors that come out in the mouthful. Spice ends the mouthful with black pepper lingering. Overall it seems spicy for a Tripel.

I am a little disappointed with this beer, I heard so much about it, but from what I can tell, there are a few Tripels that are just as good. More importantly, for much less money-- a 12oz bottle from the liquor store was $6.49-- that is a bit steep, even for a world-class beer and much more so for an okay beer.

I tried the 2nd bottle I purchased, and once again as soon as I opened it, it violently erupted like a shook up bottle of champagne, leaving only half of the beer and a shitload of foam-- I've never had a beer do this to me, and that's several different beers I have tried too. However, the beer that remained, was very tasty, in fact more so than the previous beer I had. I am adjusting Taste and Overall just because of this-- now if they can just work on keeping most of the beer in the bottle this might be a winner of a Tripel.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Caitlin and I made a quick stop into Gollem in Antwerp on 29SEP18. I had a 0.33l bottle of this to lead off, at a cost of €6.10.

My small chalice held a deep golden brew, which was clear until I swirled in the yeasties from the bottle. Had minimal carbo, and a fluffy, white head with good lace. Had a nice, fruity nose, with some pear, green apple and a hint of honey. It was a medium-bodies brew, with a fairly smooth feel.

Taste had decent sweetness, with light crackery action and a touch of breadyness. Like the aroma, there was green apple, pear and a smidge of spiciness. The finish was on the dry side, with the green fruit lingering somewhat. Solid!! Prosit!

4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


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Photo of aleigator
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden to amber color with a huge, stable white head.

Smells of dried orange peel, black peppers, cinnamon and campfire. Offers a fruity note of unripe bananas, together with rich wheat and sun dried leaves.

Has a medium mouthfeel with a biting, alcoholic finish, toned down by an effervescent finish and a lasting, subtle dryness.

Tastes utmost peppery from its beginning, getting amped up by a bitter, herbal blend of cardamom and old hops, balanced by lots of hay, white bread dough and rock sugar. Turns even heavier on the peppers then, strenghtened by toffee malts and fermented plums, producing just a subtle sour whiff. Finishes with a warming bite, which is a little distracting, as it produces a harsh alcoholic appearance, covered up by the spicy yeast, straw and sugars. Has a lighter, pleasant aftertaste, freed of the booze, leaden by hops and wheat instead.

Pretty unique flavor profile, which, by accident or on purpose, pushes just a bit too far to be completely enjoyable.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a light golden orange topped by a dense and rocky three finger white head which retains well and leaves decent lacing.
S: Smells of fruity esters and spice with some apples and honey.
T: Taste is orchard fruits and apples with some nice spicy yeast notes, honey sweetness and a lot more fruity esters. On the finish there's more honey sweetness and orchard fruits with some more spice.
M: This beer is one the heavier side of medium with some a little slickness to it. Carbonation is slightly prickly and effervescent while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this one is very impressive. Great flavors and complexity while bringing everything that I expect from a Tripel. Definitely one that exemplifies the style well. It's definitely worth a try if you enjoy the style.

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Photo of Avitra
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Anice, lemon and tangerine. Great feel. A little watery

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Photo of robotic_being
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mtn
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled April 2016.
Gentle pour from 330ml Btl into teku, leaving some sediment behind

Aroma is Dark fruit, raisin plum, clove, brown sugar, slight green banana, and faint orange zest.
No oxidation

Appearance is Murky opaque burnt orange
Full 3 finger fluffy foam off white head with great retention, dissipates slowly

Taste leans to the spicy elements of the aroma, some Earthy hops, malt breadiness, slight liqueur soaked banana bread

Body is med+, Dry but not crisp, Med carb, Med Bitterness

A rich beer with great body, creamy and dry all at once, and Tastefully boozy. A treat for sure.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, Beer Merchants, Manchester - Pours cloudy golden with a medium white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - Burnt sugar , caramel, bready fruit esters, sour notes. Taste - Sweet, burnt sugar, bready notes, malty overtones, slight sour feel, dark stoned fruits, dry bitter finish with a nice touch of lingering alcoholic warmth. Great well balanced tripel.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Foamy and somewhat rocky 3 finger head, beautiful, cloudy golden body
S: White grape all down the line, dominates the nose with hints of estery belgian yeast, subtle hints of lemon zest as well very nice
T: Follows the nose mostly, thought it is much more malt heavy than the nose would lead you to believe and much more hop forward and bitter than the nose would have you believe, there is a definite herbal bitterness here that is very pleasant, it, along with the strong malt body helps balance out the heavy white grape notes (which are excellent but are aided by the supplementary notes mentioned)
M: Dry and crisp but full bodied

O: Excellent, the first tripel I have had in a long time that I will revisit, not that I don’t like tripels but outside of the classics (and even then) I rarely have them, seek them out or try them

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Photo of stephenlee
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a Tripel coming in at 10%. Poured from fridge temp and allowed to warm over 30 minutes. Pours a beautiful orange with a massive amount of head. I poured like a Belgian, which then required about 5 minutes for the head to calm down. Nose is incredible, with strong notes of pine, grapefruit, vanilla, funk, sour patch kid. Taste is amazing. Really smooth citrus and pine notes. This is so well balanced. Almost no bitterness, although the funky notes have a slight bitter finish. Definitely getting some raisin and fig on the taste, along with some nice earthy notes. Mouthfeel is fairly dry, and the alcohol is almost not detectable. Overall, a fantastic beer for the style.

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quafftastic
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic gold color, nice foamy head. Lots of traditional tripel / phenol flavors on the nose and tongue - banana cream, Belgian yeast, hard candy sugar...thick on the tongue, a bit oily

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2011, so this is well out of date. Purchased ages ago from Etre Gourmet and stashed away in a cupboard. I'm hoping the strength has had a preservative effect - lets give the Mad Bitch a go!

A: Poured into a chalice. Bottle conditioned. A deep orange-amber hue with intense carbonation and tons of chunky floating sediment. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a persistent surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of rich fruity yeast with hints of phenolics, subtle dried fruit, apples, spice, sugar, earthiness, mild sherry and caramel malt. More than a touch of oxidation lurks in the background. Surprisingly good for its age.

T: Tastes of sweet, fruity yeast esters with notes of figs, raisins, dried fruit, apples, spice, phenolics, sugar, earthiness, caramel malt, subtle sherry and faint stewed leaves. A hint of oxidation and cardboard in the background; the booze is very well hidden. Possesses a lingering sweetness, followed by earthy yeast and a mild bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and good body. Quite astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, dried fruit, apples, malt and earthiness.

O: An interesting and complex tripel. Looks alright (if yeasty), while the aroma and flavour are a rich blend of fruity esters, dried fruit, malt and earthiness. Some oxidation is discernible but this doesn't derail the character too much. Nice body - smooth but not overly thick. While I suspect this is a bit too old, it has aged quite nicely. Perhaps I shall review a fresher version in the future. A big beer that is well worth sampling.

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Photo of nerdboy19
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeRightBock
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gordavidson
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Twal
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmilyko
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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