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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
Exceptional
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:
#1,619
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
851
pDev:
9.88%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
77
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 851 |  Reviews: 449
Photo of Wildman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, the cork just popped on this one after I took the cap off. She really must be mad. The head flowing out of it needed time to work down. After it calmed down, I was able to pour a cloudy gold beer with a nice bubbly white head that left some circular lace as it subsided. Some carbonation was present. There should've been, the way the cork exploded off. It had an aroma of citrus, clove and other spices. The flavor was of clove, a touch of anise with a slight smokiness and hint of the alcohol to it. The finish was a touch astrigent with elements of the smokiness. With the alcohol level present, this bitch could definately slap you silly.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Westmalle Chalice

A - Poursa cloudy honey colour with a large bubbled white head that dies quickly.

S - Aromas of pineapple, tangerine and peach, that are quite abundant.

T - Nicely balanced spice and citru fruits that are zesty. Plenty of malty flavours follwed by a nice boozey finish.

M - Light to medium body with well balanced carbonation.

D - This is a classic Belgian beer that no other country can emulate. It encaptulates everything great about Belgian beers and why they are the best.

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Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

A: Pale orange body. Large, off-white head. Spotty lacing

S: Mild soft fruits -- apples and oranges. Nice spicy, Belgian yeast notes.

T: Like the nose, there is a nice, mild, restrained fruity complexion. Semi-sweet apples, a little orange pop in the finish. Black pepper, pale malt and assertive yeast notes. Complex and interesting.

M: Smooth and well-balanced with a nice effervescence. Spicy, crisp finish.

O: Another standout beer from De Dolle.

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Photo of Radome
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from a 300 cl bottle.

L - Color is a dark gold to orange. Cloudy. Head is super fluffy with an off-white color. Laces with huge sheets of the same micro-bubbles that make up the head.

S - Warm aromas of fresh bread, bubblegum and light spices. A bit of fresh grassy hops in the background. Very complex and appetizing.

T - Flavor reminds me of sweet bread, bubblegum, light brown sugar. There is a hint of bitterness and a light spice in the finish that keep this from getting cloying. Again, very complex.

M - Strong carbonation of tiny bubbles fills the mouth with creaminess. Medium body is lightened by the carbonation. Strong alcohol presence. Moderate hops bitterness.

O - This is a delicious, complex and satisfying beer. The flavors and aromas are clean and fresh and really "pop".

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Photo of Hypersomnia
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at Brick Store Pub:

The beer appeared slightly hazy golden color with a very light, but thick white head. There was a nice thin layer of the head throughout the entire drink.

The aroma was good, typical Belgian...sweet with some fruit. Not exceptional, but spot on for the style.

The taste on the other hand was very good. The first thing that I noticed was that it had a kick after every drink. I guess it might have been the alcohol kind of burning as it went down, but it kept me interested.

The beer had good carbonation to it and it was very easy to drink, although with the high ABV I would not drink too many at one time. Definitely a beer to drink slowly and enjoy. Very tasty and I hope to try again.

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Photo of scootny
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Large off white head wiith mild lacing. Nose is light fruits, grape and pears with a note of vanilla and sweet alcohol. Sweet dinner rolls and yeat esters. Taste is sweet and malty with a mild bitterness. Peppery spiciness covers a light alcohol and estery middle that surrounds a lightly chewy breadiness. Belgian yeast and light fruits. Finish leaves sweet alcohol and mild graham crackers. A bit of fusel evaporative cooling of the mouth. Feel is quite carbonated and somewhat prickly. A complex and big triple. Sip don't chug. Savor don't rush.

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Photo of jwps214
4.96/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle. No freshness date. Noticing some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, I gently rolled the glass horizontally and then end over end to release the yeasty goodness. Poured into my old Westy glass.
It pours a cloudy caramel amber with a big rocky off-white head and some spotty lace.
It has an upfront fresh cut hay smell. The aromas of malt, citrusy hops, oranges, and cloves follow. A mild gin-like perfume fragrance is noticed as it warms.
An ample doughy bread-like and biscuity malt body contains the taste of over-ripe banana, candy sugar and caramel.
An edgy citrusy bitterness, along with orange zest, peppery spices and the taste of cloves blend together nicely. The alcoholic quality of this brew is noticeable throughout. The fizzy effervescence doesn't diminish much - even as the glass is near empty.
A mild astringent medicinal flavor enters as it warms.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.61/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

August 2010 bottle
Pours an over the top of a Bruery tulip massive head of too much carboation. This was entirely overcarbonated, hazy marmelade orange

Smell of overripe oranges, tangerine, coriander, clove, spices ; belgian malt and yeast.

Taste of spicey / yeasty dough like tangerines. Tons of carbonation on the tongue, lots of dough. When I poured this, I said son of a.... because it was entirely too carbonated. Now I know where the name came from...

Overall this is a very tasty brew however it was under attenuated at bottling and could have done a lot better with more age before being bottled.

Like stated earlier, extremely highly carbonated, medium to light mouthfeel. Belgian candied sugar flavors abound

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Photo of mmmbeer
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slender Belgian bottle with no freshness date, but probably a year or so old. All-malt, with white candy sugar in the kettle. The beer is golden-orange with a few dregs, medium carbonation, and three inches of white head that leaves lace and clumps of foam on the glass. Fruity and spicy in the nose, with pineapple, peach, apple, citrus and doughy yeast - very nice. Strong flavors - similar to the aroma - with the addition of candy sweetness, red and green apples, and a light dosage of green hops on top of a tingly and dry, almost full body. A very nice ale, fruity and spicy - another winner from the Mad Brewers.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Like most of this style, its very carbonated....I'm going to need to let the head drop before I can go any futher. Color appears to be a dull, hazy pear hue. Interesting enough, the body is very still. Head is huge and sticky with just a touch of beige color.

S: Under ripe banana peel, mashed over ripe bananas, grass clippings, lemon rind and copper coins.

T: Begins malty and sweet, sort of like a banana liquer. Full and rounded caramel blends with spicy and peppery hops. Luscious vanilla bananas foster dominates the center of the palate allowing the overwhelmed triple personality to take shape and finally reveal itself. Finishes zesty and dry...an incredible accomplishment based on how sweet the beer is.

M: Full, slightly syrupy....just a bit of bite on the tip of the tongue.

D: This is delicious. I'm not a huge fan of this style but its the best triple I've ever had. Never had a triple with this much depth. Great stuff

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Photo of Blakaeris
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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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Photo of erosier
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Pours a thick and unfiltered golden yellow color with a thick and huge white colored head that laces the glass a lot as it fades very slowly down the sides.
S: Smells of sweet malts, big citrus aromas mixed with alcohol and yeast aromas.
T: Tastes of sweet malts followed by a lot of different yeast flavors of orange, lemon, banana, herbs and spices, and a slight alcohol flavoring as well.
M: Heavy feeling and tasting, perfect amount of carbonation, warming, rich.
D: Pretty drinkable since it has such a high abv, the mix of flavors was nice and fruity.

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Photo of DustinSWB
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

Appears a somewhat hazy golden orange color with a once inch off-white head with lots of tiny bubbles. The head goes down to a skim that retains well throughout, but only leaves minimal lacing.

The aroma is very different from any other tripel I've had. It's very biscuity and almost smells like baking sugar cookies. There's a nice candi sugar sweetness coming through that probably contributes to the cookie smell. The fruitiness is there but is pretty subsided. While it's very different, I like it.

The taste is fruity up front with a sweetness that comes out instantly upon the start of the swallow. Midway through it gets more spicy with a ripe fruit character coming out next. That biscuity flavor is there subtly throughout but really comes out again strongly in the finish. Spiciness and a bit of earthy hop flavor are also in the linger.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, with a really creamy texture as many Belgians seem to be. Nice and soft carbonation with a bit of a kick on the tip of the tongue from spicy phenols.

This was probably the most interesting tripel I've had that really adds something else to the traditional tripel. The only other one that I was so surprised by was Koningshoeven Tripel. I highly recommend this for those who love tripels, but don't expect the ordinary.

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Photo of daledeee
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I once wrote that Duvel was the mother of all heads. This beer easily surpasses duvel. Easily achieving a two inch above the rim head. The color is a dull orange. The nose is fresh fruity and vanilla. Taste is fine. Very smooth fruity hoppy flavor. The hops are quite prevelent in the finish, but not overpowering.

I will buy this again.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Leffe Goblet
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Dark golden color. A little darker than I expected for a tripel, but that excites me. Very nice and tasty looking. Big foamy head with excellent retention and lacing.

Bananas and citrus scents dominate the nose. Bret yeast notes follow close behind. Notes of clove and coriander. Sweet candy scent. Almost a hint of dark cherry.(??)

Malt, in a big way. Sweet bread mixes with candy sugar. Citrus notes. Apple, pear, peach. Nice warmth from the 10% ABV, but not overdone. A light touch of hops provide a nice bit of balance.

Feels like liquid velvet, as all of the best tripels should, IMO. Lots of tiny little bubbles help provide a smooth creamy body. Wonderful.

The overall sweetness, what with the malts and candy sugars, combined with the high ABV would keep this one in my 'special occasion' category. Not that multiples couldn't be consumed, it's just more special than that.

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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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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle.

Pours hazy dark gold, with a big, soft white head.

Nose is honey, pears, yeast, alcohol.

Taste is sweet, candy sugar with rich ripe fruit, with a spicy, yeasty finish with a restrained hop bitterness balancing out the sweetness, and more alcohol.

Palate is crisp carbonation, with a nice syrupy, heavy body. Delicious beer.

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Photo of rojapa
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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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