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)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

Style: 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 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A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2011, so this is well out of date.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

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

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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Photo of wanderingpints
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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Photo of Azpittil57
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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Photo of Nunya
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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