Cuvée Des Trolls - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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Reviews by tang3nt:
3.55/5 rDev +0.6%
Had this on tap @ Naja's Place.
Nice hazy yellow pour with a thick white head. Nothing special with the aroma, a bit yeasty. It tastes a bit sweet with bready yeast flavors. Very drinkable and the alcohol is very well hidden. Overall a great beer!!
03-14-2010 19:13:54 | More by tang3nt
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3.78/5 rDev +7.1%
Served at the newest Sharp Edge location, poured into it's official frosted chalice with the troll wearing a hophat as pictured on the label. A pale golden light pilsner like brightness with a slight yeast haze, bright white thicket of head with fine even Belgian style lacing. Aroma had a nice apricot nose with grassy herbal hops complementing the fruitiness. Flavor again fruity juice like apple tone with a mix of light hops bascially watered down hop juice just a touch of grassiness and nice bready yeast tones in the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied scary how pale this is goes down really easily if only my wallet could keep up I believe it was around 8 or 10 bucks for a small chalice, and they clamied it was 10 percent abv. Carbnoation level is effervescent goes down like a glass of perry or carbonated cider. Overall impression is a decent take at a Belgian Pale, not the most complex or enjoyable version but decent. Catch this one during happy hour where Beigian drafts are half off.
05-20-2011 17:45:17 | More by WVbeergeek
3.6/5 rDev +2%
On-tap at the Brick Store.
Pours a hazy yellow color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.
Smells of sweet malts and nondescript light fruits. As it warms a slight bready aroma wafts out.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malts with hints of bready yeast up front followed shortly by light fruit flavors. Ending is crisp.
Mouthfeel is good. It has a decent thickness with active carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.
Overall this wasn't a bad beer by any stretch but it's not one I'll seek out again.
08-20-2009 02:19:34 | More by glid02
3.18/5 rDev -9.9%
(Served in a chalice)
A- The strong pop of the cork yields a huge foam that overflows the glass and keeps oozing out of the bottle. There is a murky yellow body with a racing carbonation of bubbles supporting the thick bubbly white head.
S- The aroma of wet clay and faint green hop hint are all that come through the aroma.
T- The clean flavor has some lemon yeasty notes with a clean finish of carbonic acid.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel but the big scrubbing fizz fills the mouth. There is no alcohol heat noticed.
O- The fizz dominates this beer with soft notes of hops and some yeast character coming through but not much. This beer turns a bit water after the carbonation burns up.
06-24-2011 21:48:25 | More by rhoadsrage
3.48/5 rDev -1.4%
This beer poured a golden color with a slight white head giving way to a nice ring on the edge. The nose of the beer was slightly hoppy and citrus but subtle as you don't get kicked in the head with hops as the label may have you believe. The taste is also not overly hopped. there is a slight malt character and hops notes to round out a decent beer.
02-10-2008 21:17:51 | More by ggaughan
3.88/5 rDev +9.9%
250ml bottle, a so-called 'loan' from a friend's 6-bottle, 1-glass gift pack. Not really sure how this one differs from the "Speciale" listing on this site.
This beer pours a very hazy, finely sediment-strewn medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of thinly puffy, foamy off-white head, which leaves nothing but a low wash of shoreline lace around the glass as it rather quickly abates.
It smells of semi-sweet grainy, bready pale malt, earthy yeast, very mild generic citrus pith, and some understated floral, leafy hops. The taste is fairly consistent, with a sweet grainy, somewhat toasty malt, laid-back yeast, a subtle fleshy orange fruitiness, and somewhat perfumed leafy hops.
The bubbles are rather sedate, the body a decent medium weight, and generally pretty smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready pale malt still most prevalent, as the yeast and hops dwindle to a dull echo.
A pleasant enough BSPA, one whose alcohol and yeast are kept well in check, which makes things all the more agreeable to this camper. I may have to bogart another of these little bottles from my source.
12-28-2012 05:40:03 | More by biboergosum
4.33/5 rDev +22.7%
Served cold into branded glassware at the Cheeky Monk. The glass is a frosted tulip with a logo much like the one on the bottle pictured here.
Cuvee Des Trolls is a very pale golden yellow color with sticky white head. The frosted glass makes it hard to determine clarity of the beer but it appears pretty clear.
Aroma is full of lemon citrus and mild sweetness. A little bit of hops come through here.
The taste comes as a surprise as this is a truly hoppy Belgian in a west coast USA way. Lots of lemon and orange peel, sweet/tart citrus goodness. It has an underlying sweetness which gives a nice balance but this is an unexpected Belgian IPA for me.
Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and appropriately carbonated. Well balanced and full of flavor.
Overall a very nice surprise and worth a try for the American IPA lover who wants to branch into (or re-visit) the Belgian styles.
11-02-2010 21:39:13 | More by GilGarp
3.55/5 rDev +0.6%
12oz-ish pour at Sharp Edge Creekhouse, served in a mini snifter/tulip hybrid
A - strong golden color with minimal loose bubbly white foam. looks a lot like apple juice/cider.
S - fruity in the nose with some dry and lightly sour red apples, belgian yeast, and grains with a slight twinge of alcohol.
T - sweet and fruity, apples and pears...just a touch sour yet a bit stale. grainy and bready malts carry and dominate throughout most of the drink.
M - thin bodied and quite flat, very dull.
D - despite not having a great appearance, nose, flavor, or mouthfeel this one oddly went down easily. maybe i was just trying to finish it quickly and move on. not a terrible beer, about the best compliment i could give it now.
06-17-2010 02:09:58 | More by Stigs
4.25/5 rDev +20.4%
From the brewery that brought you Scaldis (known as Bush in its home country), this one has a fantastic label and an annoyingly small 25 cl volume.
Pours a tiny head that disappears quickly. A clean and radiant golden color. Lotsa lotsa lace.
Aroma starts off funky...not in a "barnyard" way, more like a ripe mustard brie cheese. Also musty malts and floral hops.
Wow, the taste! Quite hoppy--not something Belgians are known for--though not cloyingly so. What a great balance of flavors: peppery sweetness, bitter hoppiness, mild funk, fruitiness and malts. All combine for a pale ale that doesn't taste like any other I've had, in the style or outside of it.
Light, crisp mouthfeel with a mild tingle and good presence.
This would definitely be a pleaser amongst a variety of beer enthusiasts, as it's not your typical pale ale, it really has something all its own. Another fantastic beer from the Dubuisson brewery.
03-12-2006 23:38:08 | More by Metalmonk
3.73/5 rDev +5.7%
An acceptable Belgium. Yeast and sugar. Sweet syrup sugar at the start, with a long yeasty finish. Dry aftertaste. Hard carbonation on tongue. Yeast and floral aroma, nothing too strong. Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol kicks in, and is masked by the sugar. Smokless Joe's has the dedicated mug . A little more appreciated in bottle had 7 years later.
03-09-2005 03:42:02 | More by Sammy
2.85/5 rDev -19.3%
From notes June on 6th. Had in Tourcoing, FR.
A: Clear and bordering on neon yellow. Cottony head.
S: Tangerine, lemon, sweet but not particularly strong.
T: Not as sweet as it smells, unpleasant bitterness, mild flavor but also citrusy.
M: Larger carbonation bubbles, light.
O: Ok, but not great. The strong bitterness isn't pleasant (especially for the style) which prevents me from jumping for this beer.
06-24-2010 18:41:09 | More by sfprint
3.1/5 rDev -12.2%
Love the little hop-headed troll on the bottle
Pours a chill-hazed honey color with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Average head retention & lacing
S: Peppery yeast, grassy notes & apple peels
T: pear & white grape, white pepper, lemony & grassy notes up front. Aspirin & lemons assert along with crackery & dry notes as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit, apple peels & white pepper
MF: Fairly thin, firm carbonation, some grainyness. Carbonation picks up as this warms & becomes a touch prickly
This one was a letdown, I was expecting way more from this one, a supposed limited edition, 10th anniversary release...
10-02-2011 02:33:33 | More by russpowell
Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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