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

De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)
BA SCORE
88.5%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 847 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:
#1,565
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
847
Liked:
750
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
9.88%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
73
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 847 |  Reviews: 449
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled August 2010. Poured to duvel tulip the beer is a mostly clear orange amber with a billowing 3 finger white bubbly head that continues to crow at least 2 fingers out of the glass, wow. Yeast particles noticeable even after a careful pour. Appears extremely carbonated. Superb retention and lacing. Nose is a light crisp sweet apple fruit tone with hints of clove, citrus and belgian yeast. No hint of alcohol. The flavor is very aggressive with the light crisp fruit flavors, mild bitterness, clove, spice, and citrus character. No hint of alcohol. Finishes crisp and dry. Good carbonation, medium bodied. Overall, a nice Tripel. Crisp and aggressive yet complex and refined. Enjoyable.

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Photo of MaineMike
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bmur112
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of chrispoint
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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

330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled July 2010. Pours cloudy golden orange color with a huge 2-3 finger foamy off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice lacing clings to the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining the head nicely. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pepper, apple, grape, apricot, banana, candi sugar, bready grain, and spicy yeast. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big lemon, apple, grape, apricot, pepper, banana, clove, candi sugar, biscuit, tart grain, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pepper, clove, biscuit, yeast spices, and tart grain on the finish for a while. Nice balance of flavor with nice complexity. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a nice creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent, complex, and well balanced Tripel. I would have this one again.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber with fine particulates floating in it. Massive fine to coarse head takes up half the glass with a careful pour. Good retention and leaves massive lacing. Aroma of sweet light fruit, citrus, cloves, Belgian yeast. Flavor is intense light fruit; stone fruit, apple, oranges. Finishes much dryer with the hops and cloves asserting a sharper flavor and a bit of a floral element. Quite a delicious start and pleasant flavor progression. Medium bodied. A quite enjoyable and well made tripel. I enjoyed this more and more as it opened up in the glass over time.

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Photo of Antnyd82
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ERlally
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BillHilly
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at 50 degrees in a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours golden blonde, nice head, excellent retention and nice yeast activation on the etching.

S: yeast, banana, mild funk

T: well balanced, finishes with a slight hotness and yeasty finishing note.

M: Drinks well, nice carbonation

O: Glad I had it, nice performance in a lot of categories. Worthy buy.

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Photo of KotR
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of happy5930
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mtbdonn
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SirRyanFsu
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 jeffoatess
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cld253
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of billab914
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into my Allagash glass. It poured a murky, orange amber color with a foamy white head filling the top two inches of the glass. Nice head retention as I drank it.

The aroma has a nice balance of lemony citrus, sweet, bready malts and an earthy Belgian yeast spice. Very nice aroma for the style.

The taste shows a little more of a tart, crisp fruitiness to it with some notes of apple and grape coming out. The belgian yeast spice shows through more in the finish along with a little lemony citrus.

The mouthfeel is a little heavier then average with carbonation being above average. Overall it was a pretty solid beer of the style. It was pretty balanced, flavorful and relatively easy drinking for the style.

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Photo of Filosoof
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my third well rated beer of the Dolle Brouwers and the third one that I dislike. Are the Dolle Brouwers overrated and hyped brewers?

L: gold, clear, great thick top;
S: a very original smell, flowers, malt, hard to describe;
T: no no no...disappointing...hops in disharmony with the much too heavy alcohol; over the top try to make a really special beer
M: heavy alcohol with a stonedry finish with a lot of carbonation.
O: I certainly will not drink this one a second time. Strange beer.

PS: I also don't see any reason why this label costs 50% more than St. Bernardus, Guldenberg, Westmalle or other great beers/brewers.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of kiddynamite920
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark yellow/light orange/some copper. Big fluffy, sizzling white head hinting at crisp carbonation. Leaving some clumps of lacing down the glass. Poured gently to not disturb the sediment, yet there is very miniscule floaties.

S: Tart apples, apple peels, a bit sweet and phenolic. A bit of an almost vinegar like tartness with some spice, but it is all covered up nicely by very nice sweet overtones.

T: Citrusy, sweet and a bit peppery. Almost resembles a saison in flavor profile. The Belgian yeast profile takes over and brings the sweetness and typical banana like flavors. 2011 batch so its still pretty evident that its a high abv brew.

M: Clean, crisp mouthfeel with a bit of sizzle and alcohol burn on the back end. Citrusy and sweet, nice match up.

O: Easily one of the best tripels I have tried, and although it isn't my favorite style...it's very clear that this is a very respectable beer.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with a huge towering head. Some lace, really good head retention.

Sweet fruit, yeast, toasted malt and a little funk. Odd macro smell coming off the foam -- not depth of a tripel, but real generic beer scent.

Back in business. Good fruit up front, some booze, but doesn't seem like 10%. Toasted malt reminds me a bit of brown bread, with sweetness and grain. This one dries out a bit, with some astringency leading to bitterness in the finish. I wouldn't call this smooth, but it has nice transitions to different flavors.

Fuller bodied with a little pucker as the palate clears.

Very decent. Not a top favorite, but one of the good ones.

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Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 88.5% out of 100 with 847 ratings
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