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Aug 12, 2014 10:58 AM

Meet the Beer Bottle Dictator

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  1. One of my favorite Belgian ales is Dulle Teve from De Dolle Brewers. It features an angry looking caricature of the mother of the brewery's three owners. The name Dulle Teve is Flemish slang for "Mad Bitch" and a corner of the label says so. However, in the U.S., the words Mad Bitch are replaced with "Tripel".

    Go Figure!

    3 Replies
    1. re: Tripeler

      but Flying Dog got approval for Raging Bitch.

      If I recall, Delirium Tremens took a while to get approval. Years ago they called it Mateen Tripel.

      1. re: Jim Dorsch

        Well, a Raging Bitch is a kind of dog...

        According to the De Dolle website: "Dulle Teve means Mad Bitch, but the US goverment does not like the name, so we said TRIPEL. Is is an all malt brew with white candy in the kettle and refermented. Alc 10 %. Is not meant for aging. Although some beerlover do it, with good comments. Aging means decreasing of bitterness and should happen in a cold and dark room.

        Anyway, the label has a great hilarious look.

      2. re: Tripeler

        Could be worse; they could have called it a Quad.