Review – Rolle Bolle

Ever since getting the Great American Beer Festival media tour of their brewery, I have been impressed anew by New Belgium.  And they have a new summer beer (Rolle Bolle) that I can’t pronounce but forthwith is my review….

Pours a light yellow with many, many bubbles flowing to the surface.  Tiny white film graces the top of the glass.  Aroma doesn’t reach out and grab you but gives you a gentle nudge in the Belgian yeast direction.  The taste heads that way too but is mostly influenced by the soursop and the Monk fruit.  The hop profile is next to nothing for me because the yeast and weird fruit are battling it out for supremacy.  I get a citrus tea overall note.  It works for me and I can see this as a nice summer sipper with a light salad.
Here is what the brewery says about Rolle Bolle, “A delightful summer ale for easy sipping and a classic Belgian yard game for easy enjoyment, Rolle Bolle is how we roll. Brewed with monk fruit and soursop, this beer pours a brilliant blonde, with a fluffy, white head. Earthy and tropical tones carry the aroma and the taste follows accordingly. Rolle Bolle’s hint of tartness is backed with the citrus bite of Cascade and Centennial hops. Oats add some creaminess to the mouthfeel, and it finishes dry and clean. Time to get in the yard, crack a bottle and start rolling.”