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

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
845 Ratings
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 09-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
845
Reviews:
448
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
72
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 845 |  Reviews: 448
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dasenebler
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours an active, hazy amber. Head is mountainous and epic. Big, clumpy lacing.

Aroma is huge and vinous. Fruity, while also reminiscent of champagne. Banana, orange peel.

Flavor is excellent, if a little hot. Lots of sweet, banana-like flavors, coupled with a yeasty, apple-like character. Pretty deep profile, but the alcohol is present. Dry aftertaste, with some serious warming effects. Mouthfeel is huge and velvety. Carbonation is champagne-like.

At ten percent, this is a warming, but delicious Tripel. Not as dry as I would have expected, but nevertheless an outstanding beer.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ajs4bd
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sephiroth
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I pour the contents of the undated bottle into a tulip. It is a slightly hazy golden color. The nose is malty and spicy.

This is one of the drier tripels I have tasted. Hints of cloves and bananas up front, followed by spices. I am not familiar with the names of spices, so I will just say that there is a lot going on here.

The mouthfeel is creamy, and well carbonated. The drinkability is good. This beer has a very clean finish.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage

a - poured a three-fingers thick fluffy off-white head into a tulip glass that billowed nicely after each swirl of the glass. the body was a hazy amber color with a few yeast floaties in the glass.
s - very floral and sweet like honey.
t - lots of fruit flavors here reminiscent of pears and apples.
m - medium and slick but becomes more effervescent as it warms.
o - terrific tripel and one i'll go back to again.

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The hazy orange to copper body lies buried beneath the abundant off white head that absolutely erupts from this beer upon the pour. As it dissolves, there remains a rocky center and traditional lacing around the glass throughout the beer. The head on this bitch is really impressive.

The aroma leaps from the glass consisting of candied sugar, yeast, sweet malt, and even sour fruit. This bitch smells great!

The palate is a bit more malt based with the candied sugar and fruits in the background. In addition, I am finding a bit of pepper and clove as the beer warms.

This is a medium bodied tripel with generous carbonation and is a bit drying as well.

This is a really good beer, with an entertaining name. It is reminding me how much I need to return to this style. The character of this beer is just as entertaining as the name!

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Photo of byronic
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cypressbob
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, poured into a delirium tremens tulip

Pours with a dark yellowy orange body, very hazy, thick fat white head, slight yellow tinge

Smell, apricot and peach, very ripe fruit, perfumy flowers. Little bit of lavender

Taste, thick alcoholic fresh very ripe fruit, estery sweetness, some almonds and marzipan. Lasting caramel sweetness on the finish

A big bold flavourful strong ale, very good

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illidurit
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. First DD beer I've had that hasn't spewed foam all over the place. Not really the most attractive shade of brownish-orange, but the head on it is great. Classic tripel nose of apples and pears, with orange oil, pepper, clove, and grass. Very pleasant-smelling. Flavor is also very smooth and full, with zero alcohol presence to hinder the enjoyment. Estery up front with pears and candied orange, then a nice caramel/toffee character that takes over until the finish, which is grassy with a modest but welcome bitterness. The body is sublime on this one, perfection. The only complaint here is that it is over-carbonated. A few swirls around the glass immediately reconstitute a nice head while simultaneously getting rid of the excess bubbles. In terms of flavor and aroma this is basically the quintessential tripel. Great beer.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craft_shannie
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of impending
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl into a tulip. Pours a dull hazy honey, towering dense head, clumpy froth.

Sweet complex delicious aroma, everything you want in a tripel. Superb

Taste not nearly as sweet as the nose hinted. Dry crisp bitter finish proceeds the gracefully exiting aftertaste. Sweet, a phenolic kick, the finish. Truly, the finish defines this brew. Medium bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

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Photo of csurowiec
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kraken
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into 20oz pint glass. Like all De Dolle the Mad Bitch pours with a massive head that refuses to receed and coats the outside of the glass. Chunky dark sediment seeps out with the dregs of the pour. Beer is a medium amber slightly hazy. Nose is very faint, light hops and malt. Taste is fairly light, and slightly bitter. Bitter apples at first, very light sweetness from malt or candy sugar, light Belgian yeast and pear like tartness. Slightly hot at the finish, as to be expected very very dry. Mouthfeel is nice and develops as it warms. Very drinkable but will sneak up on you at 10%

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Photo of Zorro
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear true golden colored beer with a thick massive white head.

Smell is tart and fruity and contains the requisite coriander. Scent of lemon, orange and cinnamon. Little bit of honeysuckle and flower scent in this. Apple, black pepper and alcohol round out the smell.

Taste is surprisingly malty. Strong hit of coriander and plum in the first taste. Slight flavor of cork in this. Strong sensation of alcohol here but only in the chest in the taste it is hidden by the fruitiness of it. Very peppery brew lots of black pepper in the taste.

Mouthfeel is good, high carbonation level gives it creaminess.

This is a very powerful beer and one will pretty much KO you. Very quickly in numbs the mouth and you won’t be drinking a second bottle of this in a night. Far too powerful for a lunch beer. A special brew for special occasions, that limits its drinkability score.

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Photo of silenius
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed golden amber with a great big fluffy head that lightly laces the glass.

Smells like a NZ Sauvingnon Blanc. Spritzy orange marmalade with floral tones. Citrusy and grassy.

Taste is more of the grassy marmalade with a nice hoppy drying with a hint of grass. All these taste meld together into one nice beer.

Mouthfeel is lightly tingling with a nice dry aftertatste. If I had to guess I would say a tannin like dryness that comes from oak ageing.

Very drinkable. I never tired of this one and kept lamenting that my glass had less and less as I drank more an more.

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Photo of NEhophead
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dense, bright white intact foam of a head that plasters the snifter's sides with sticky, thin and intricate lacing. Cloudy pineapple and light bronze in color with chunks of sediments.

Candied sugar, mildly sweet aroma; a touch of corriander. Fresh, tropical fruit ripeness: cantelope, honeydew. A touch of powdery apple and lime.

Moderately candied-sugar sweetness that underlies the entire flavor profile: subdued melon and honeydew with a green apple tartness. The sour quality isn't mouth puckering, but it definitely is the primary flavor of this tipel. A touch of spice; corriander/pepper with an aftertaste of sweet honeydew.

Medium bodied; smooth and almost creamy on the palate. A mild spritzy quality given the bottle conditioning.

The abv% is noticeable but doesn't overpower the complexities of this tripel. Another homerun by de Dolle.

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Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: With foam spuming from the bottle, this beer pour a cloudy honey color with a huge head that provides dancing patterns of lace all over the chalice

Smell: Overripe melon, pear and apple, coriander and candi sugar, with hints of alcohol

Taste: Starts out with a blend of fruit and herbs, with apple skins, pear and coriander; by mid-palate, it almost starts to burn from the peppery spices; after the swallow, the candi sugar and overripe melon flavors arrive, along with plenty of alcohol to wash everything down

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and effervescent; warmth on the way down the gullet

Drinkability: Quite impressive, but the cacophany of flavors is not something I would want everyday

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Photo of Blakaeris
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours burnished gold, almost orange. Head is massive and rocky with sheets of intricate lacing.

Smell is peppery yeasty spices with a touch of medicinal quality. Underlying sweet malt and mild citrus fruitiness. Definite alcohol presence.

Taste is sweetly fruity and malty up front. Orange and apricot. then the herbal yeast character kicks in with pepper and coriander. finish has mild hop bitterness and a decent spice zing. Lingering warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very soft and smooth.

Overall a balanced and interesting beer. Highly recommended. I would drink this often if it was readily available.

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De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.14 out of 5 based on 845 ratings.
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