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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)
BA SCORE
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:
#1,609
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
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - opened with a slightly delayed gushing despite having had a stable home prior to opening, and as such roused some of the yeast, resulting in a cloudy beer with floaties in it; otherwise, pours a sienna color with a one finger larger bubbled off-white head with good retention, as all the small bubbles seem to stick around

S - this brewery is quite good at getting a very appealing raisinets aroma (see also the Oerbier) to come out, with just a hint of ethanol to give some complexity to the various sugars at work here, a wildflower honey and caramel aroma coming out on top with a few background notes of black licorice, some malt breadiness, a little clove

T - starts off with that caramel flavor, transitions to some peppery spiciness and clove-like phenols (and a smack of hop bitterness to balance it out) accentuated by the mildly hot ethanol finish

M - full bodied and dextrinous, almost like chewing on a caramel candy but without any kind of cloying sweetness

D - there's a lot going on in this beer, but it doesn't fatigue the palate, even though you expect it to with its strong aroma and high abv level; to some extent the phenolic/alcoholic finish does limit the drinkability some, but I certainly didn't want it stop at one with this beer

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in a Trapping glass.

A: Pours a cloudy orange to amber color forming a medium creamy white head. Good retention. Never disappears completely leaving a thin layer and many lacings around

S: Very fruity in the nose. Plums and pears mainly with notes of caramel malts, honey and bready yeasts

T: Follows the nose. Very sweet and fruity upfront. Notes of caramel, caramel malts and bread. Honey and citrus hops in the end

M: Heavy and bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. Malty and slightly bitter aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Great beer. De Dolle quality

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very hazy orange/tan color with an initially thick, creamy white head a good two fingers thick. The foam dies down relatively fast to leave an even layer on top.

S - Pears, green apples, spicy dankness, white grapes, earthy lemons, grassy.

T - Very fruity (white grapes and pears), estery, yeasty, lemon grass, some peppery spice, some orange, cloves, honey; everything swirls and blends with a robust intensity. Clove spice and earthy lemon grass with white fruit linger on the palate for a good long time.

M - Alcohol warming on the way down lets you know it's a 10% beer. Medium body, biscuity, and velvet smooth carbonation.

O - An intense Tripel with alot of personality.

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3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tall coarse foam-up to start. Fruity smell with straw and a touch of the hen house. Amber color and a little hazy in the wine glass. Sparkly on the tongue.

Complex and shifting flavors. Fruity, a little sweet, and a bitter finish. Deep yeasty flavor with the Belgian bitterness. Some heat from the alcohol. Intense flavor that is just right for sipping, but this is some serious stuff. Flavor of apples with skins, grain, butter. Rich taste balanced by the dry heat. Long yeasty, bitter aftertaste with that cidery nose of fermenting fruit. A little acidic and flinty. Pours with the big white foam to the last half inch.

From the 33 cl bottle bought in Gent at Beer and Gin House. White cap says bottled March 2012. A beer well worth trying if you're looking for an education in Belgian beers.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on June 2012.

Hazy faded gold color with a fluffy white head. Immediately I can tell, smells so different then most tripels I've had. Lots of sweet apples and pears, touches of pineapple and dried apricot. Smells like sweet pure raw sugared fruit. Touches of dark fruit and spiced yeast. This brew is living up to it's score in the nose alone, i cant wait to taste it. Lots of clingy lacing. Slight whiffs of booze but it's expected from the style.

Sweet fruit flavors like those on the nose. Big spicy clove on the back end of the tongue. Bright fluffy body spicy dry finish. Lingering sweetness. Damn good beer. Wish it wasn't so damn expensive. Sweet undertones of banana and dried currants. Touches of plums. A very deep beer with loads of herbal spice and amazingly complex finish.

Simply put, this beer is rather amazing. Super dry, yet super sweet, and everything in between. I love it.

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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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