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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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4.15/5
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851 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
Ranking:
#1,608
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
851
pDev:
9.88%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
76
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 851 |  Reviews: 449
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

Photo of Jcbroome
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Cloudy orange gold color. Medium,really fine carbonation which helps produce a great full deep feel. Aroma is complex like the taste with so many different sides to it. It is a truly amazing tripel,sweet, spice,yeast,dried fruit, a decent hop element,and even more layers as it warms. I am a huge tripel fan and this is a unique,amazing representatation of the style

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Photo of SpaethJam
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge yellowish moose forms above an almost clear honey amber beer. Meanwhile, tiny columns of carbonation ensure the head never fades. Puffy rings of lace cling to the Antiek snifter. Initially, the yeast was left in the bottle.

Distinct apple cider lends light tartness. Floral perfume yields to sweet lemon. Slight warmth brings out unmistakable lemon meringue pie.

Initially bold, the flavor becomes an assortment of subtle touches, including lemon, horse blanket, orange, pear, and herbal notes. The finish is mild and lingering, bringing out coriander. There is a balance of mild sweetness, bitterness and tartness.

This beer has a full, silky body with fine scrubbing carbonation. Alcohol is as expected but not hot.

This beer would serve well for relaxing or celebration, as it has lots of character and layers. The addition of yeast added chunks, while darkening the color to a ruddy orange. The aroma and flavor became earthy. This beer is clearly better with the yeast left in the bottle.

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

Photo of -DF-
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mcrawford
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This mad bitch of a beer is in the upper reaches of all triple beers.

A) Open carefully as it's sure to over spill the precious brew. When poured forms a rocky lasting, seemingly alive head of off white meringue, over a clod-filled sediment shrouded golden orange body. Sticks & laces.

S): Orchard side apple peels, and cider press with lemon grass and wet earthiness. Floral hops, sweeter hop oil, and flower store atmosphere. (humid and perfumed but attenuated, not cloying)

T) Follows the complex flower store aroma. Fruit flavors of melon, overripe tangerines with their perfume balanced by the sweet spicy alcohol that warms. Spice in play: cinnamon, anise, black pepper and bitter greens. Keeps a good acute see saw from sweet to dry.

BIG! Rare. Worth the $7 price.

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

Photo of dadplusbeer
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an extremely tasty beer. I enjoy tripels but never this much before. The flavor is incredibly balanced but yeast, malt, and hops all singing in unity. Truly blown away with how drinkable yet potent this beer is. World class for sure.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 911CROFT
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle into a De Dolle long-stemmed tulip. Paid £4.00 for a single.

Pours a bright and clear, golden-orange body with masses of fine, streaming carbonation visible. A huge, rocky, three-finger in height, white coloured head with fantastic retention slowly condenses to a thick, resilient cap, that lasts for the duration of the glass and leaves behind substantial clumps of sticky lace.

A robust and complex combination of sweet malts and fruity yeast initially comprise the majority of the intensely aromatic and inviting nose. Honeyed pale malt, cereal grains and Belgian candi sugar lead alongside notes of apple, peach, apricot and orange blossom. Impressions of floral hopping follow, while traces of clove, allspice and hints of alcohol become faintly perceptible towards the back-end. Taste roughly follows suit, leading initially with a hugely complex and varied array of semi-sweet fruity esters. Apple, lemon, pear, banana and apricot are present in abundance, while subtler, less clearly defined notes of peach, nectarine, plum and raisin trail closely behind. Mid-palate, bready pale malts and caramelised brown sugars add a trace of soft, doughy sweetness to the beers substantial malt backbone. Towards the back-end, phenolic notes of clove, white pepper and coriander seed join zesty lemon and orange to provide enough subtle spice to balance the sweet initial start. In the mouth, a medium body and plenty of fine, champagne-like carbonation combine to give a feel that is wonderfully soft, smooth and creamy. After the swallow, spicy, floral and earthy hop bitterness expertly tame lingering malt and fruity esters, lightly drying the palate to finish crisp and superbly well-rounded, but still fractionally closer to sweet than bitter.

Overall this is an incredible beer. Big and bold, it combines astounding levels of complexity and depth with dangerous drinkability by expertly hiding all but a trace of the 10% ABV. Perhaps a touch sweeter than other examples of the style, its yeast profile slightly favours fruit over spice, but still maintains incredible balance throughout. Recommended.

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3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brureview
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled June 2016

Poured a cloudy honey color with a 1/2 finger head in a Orval Trappist glass.

Wonderful aroma: raisins, stone fruit, sweet.

Sharp, bitter, peppery MF in a light body which is perfect for the style.

Highly complex taste with lots of nuance: sweet, stone fruit, raisin, banana. One of the finest tastes in a Tripel I have tasted.

Great tripel. world class. I'll be sure to buy more.

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

Photo of philbe311
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - An exceedingly voluminous and frothy active off-white colored head comprised of delicate uniform small to medium sized bubbles... There is a rocky top that turns a bit creamier as it settles... Rock star retention... The color is slightly hazed 50/50 mix of medium gold and amber... A light bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - Golden raisins... Sweet honey... A rich Belgian yeast... Overly ripened grapes... Pears... Apples... Light vanilla... A touch of sugary cereal... Just a touch of sweet pineapple... A bit musky as well... Loads of complexity... Quite intoxicating... Each whiff reveals a slightly subtle nuance... A few small carbonation bubbles a small streaks rise throughout with a few additional carbonation bubbles anchored on the bottom of the tulip glass...

T - The flavors are a bit more muddled than the aroma... All the facets are present, but nothing real sticks out among one another... There is also a slightly metallic or medicinal finish part way through... The finish has a slightly surprising spice complexity of sage and white pepper which adds a whole other layer of depth...

F - On the fuller side of medium bodied... The initial sip is among the smoothest and sleekest beers I have ever encountered... Sturdy with some chalkiness throughout... A slight carbonated bite...

O - A truly world class, one of a kind and exceptional Tripel... Both the look and smell are among the best there are... The taste and feel lag a bit but are both excellent as well... The end result is a Tripel certainly worth seeking out and one that I'll gladly enjoy again in the future when presented the opportunity...

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Coriander, pear, honey in the aroma. Perfumey. Graham cracker and grassy hops. Spicy alcohol. Sweet honey creeps up as it warms.

Pours hazy gold, yellow, with a thin whispy white head, but some lacing.

Big, rich, graham cracker, honey, and apples. Warming spicy alcohol. Light vanilla and almond. Juicy fruit, chamomile, with a subtle grassy, bitter hop balancing things out a bit.

Rich, decadent, low carbonation. Slow sipper.

Not your average tripel. Sweeter, boozier, but have it with a droopy, gooey, washed rind cheese, and you're golden.

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De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 851 ratings
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