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)
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
Ratings:
839
Reviews:
446
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
72
For Trade:
1
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Photo of JohnofUpton
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CDCNAM
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Dukeofearl
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have been fortunate enough to thry this mad bitch (what a great name!) several places, at home, at a better beer bar, at a beer festival in Brussels, and at a Beer Cuisine restaurant in Brussels. It is a wonderful (wonderfully strong) beer.

Appearance: pours a slightly cloudy moderate golden color with a beautiful white big fluffy head.

The aroma is incredible, and it the strong point of this beer. Some beers I could just sit and smell all night long, this is one of them. Citrus fruit, a slight hop bite, balanced with candi sugar. As I said, incredible.

Flavor starts of with a slight tart bite that interplays sour orange, limes, almost pungent. Spiciness too. Very very good!

Lush creamy mouthfeel, drinkability is limited by it's ABV, and to be honest, it's a somewhat tough profile to get my arms around to want to drink this more than once in a while. I really like it, but want to save it for occasional times.

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Photo of SpasmWaiter
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SFLpunk
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Cap stamped "Bottled AUG2010."

Appearance: Pours a lively gold color, somewhat hazy and with huge amounts of creamy thick off-white head that has incredible (almost annoying) retention.

Nose: Traditional white pepper yeast aromas, plus banana peel/leaf, fresh cream, eggs?, baking flour. Reminds me of the makings for a pie or cake before they're all assembled.

Palate: Crisp and lively, prickly with alcohol and hop bitterness. Fairly dry on the palate and carbonation is almost explosive despite how much was let out in the head. Flavors of seasame seeds, baking bread, white pepper, dried herbs, burning orange zest, butter, caraway (or some other seed that gets used in bread a lot). Long, dry finish.

Notes: Very spicy for a triple, almost like a massive saison really. Reminds me a bit of Avec les Bons Voeux from Dupont. Would be curious to see this with 4 years on it.

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Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of touchmeimsac
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mphis
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csurowiec
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brureview
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
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 GreenCard
3.26/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: amber, a bit chunky (really loose sediment that was lifted into solution by the carbonation after I popped the cap), thick spongey layer of white foam with great head retention, some lace

Aroma: strong peary alcohol with a sour milk undercurrent, yeast, hint of bubblegum and maple syrup

Flavor: big double-punch of peppery alcohol and sugary sweetness; vitaminy yeast taste and a touch of sherry-like oxidation; a vegetal, throaty bitterness; finishes semisweet with a lingering alcohol bite

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, vigorous carbonation, lots of alcohol warmth

Other comments: This is a re-review of the beer using a bottle of it (purchased at the brewery) that I have been storing since 2004. Interesting to see how the age has affeced it. Compare this review to my first one:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/201/1116/?ba=GreenCard

The distinctive De Dolle "funk" is more pronounced, but it seems like the alcohol has almost completely taken over, which is interesting. Usually the alcohol mellows out with age. This beer is definitely better when it's fresher.

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Photo of jtierney89
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
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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Photo of Benesi88
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rrski198
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of IBUnit63
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light maple color with a bready, nutty head. Good lacing - body is very hearty and rustic.

This has a little champagne-scented tingle to it. Awesome wheaty malt with mild esters. Aroma expands with warmth. A little bit of piney hops too.

The ample carbonation keeps the taste very clean. There's lots of mild caramel malt in here and a bit of electricity from the yeast. Very enjoyable.

This slithers down the palate and is rather sweet but it toned down by carbonation. Very clean.

Slow and steady wins the race with this fine effort. Sip and savor.

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Photo of joepais
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured cloudy amber large white head that lasts thru the whole experiance . Aromas of grapfruit and wondeful spices . Sweet fruity and spicy almost pepery flavors along with a alcohol warmth and a light bitter hops finish . Bubbly and dry on the palate . A great Tripel

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Photo of ybnorml
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly clean (spotted some tiny particles, Maybe from the cork)( OK it much more cloudier as you go thru the bottle) golden amber beer. Has a big spoonable white heat and a very good lace. There is a peppery spiceiness to the aroma. Along with a light sour apple note. Ther is a very prickely carbonation start to the taste. Followed by a dried fruit and fig character. The finish has the peppery hops with a tabacco note in the back.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours an active, hazy amber. Head is mountainous and epic. Big, clumpy lacing.

Aroma is huge and vinous. Fruity, while also reminiscent of champagne. Banana, orange peel.

Flavor is excellent, if a little hot. Lots of sweet, banana-like flavors, coupled with a yeasty, apple-like character. Pretty deep profile, but the alcohol is present. Dry aftertaste, with some serious warming effects. Mouthfeel is huge and velvety. Carbonation is champagne-like.

At ten percent, this is a warming, but delicious Tripel. Not as dry as I would have expected, but nevertheless an outstanding beer.

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Photo of craft_shannie
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of GPHarris
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage

a - poured a three-fingers thick fluffy off-white head into a tulip glass that billowed nicely after each swirl of the glass. the body was a hazy amber color with a few yeast floaties in the glass.
s - very floral and sweet like honey.
t - lots of fruit flavors here reminiscent of pears and apples.
m - medium and slick but becomes more effervescent as it warms.
o - terrific tripel and one i'll go back to again.

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Photo of janubio
4.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy golden colour, two fingers head with bubbless of al sizes, good retention and lace. Aroma of cardamom, green apples, cinnamon, herbs, fruits. Full body, with good carbonation and thick palate, you can almost eat it. Taste of cardamom, apples, pepper, brandy fruits. It's kind like a polvorón. Another great one by the brothers.

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Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.14 out of 5 based on 839 ratings.
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