1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cuvée Des Trolls - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

Not Rated.
Cuvée Des TrollsCuvée Des Trolls

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

211 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 211
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-29-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 211 | Reviews: 97 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JohnQVD
JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-22-2013 02:32:05 | More by JohnQVD
Photo of DrinkSlurm
DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-26-2013 23:33:32 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of Eman17
Eman17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-21-2014 02:50:44 | More by Eman17
Photo of papawu76
papawu76

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-19-2012 07:33:22 | More by papawu76
Photo of TwiggyCZ
TwiggyCZ

Czech Republic

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-09-2014 22:34:16 | More by TwiggyCZ
Photo of steverx8
steverx8

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-22-2014 07:24:29 | More by steverx8
Photo of Dope
Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-06-2012 22:24:38 | More by Dope
Photo of weirdboy
weirdboy

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-05-2012 05:03:59 | More by weirdboy
Photo of DrJay
DrJay

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden beer with a big, rocky, white head. Quite a bit of lacing ended up on the glass. Light fruit and spice in the nose, quite sweet with some alcohol. Flavour is sweet up front with some pear. Light bitterness that leads into a medium dry finish that has some pepperiness and alcohol warmth at the end. Texture is a bit creamy, medium body, carbonation on the lower side.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2005 18:40:11 | More by DrJay
Photo of blenderhead
blenderhead

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-01-2013 18:44:39 | More by blenderhead
Photo of BobaFret
BobaFret

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-02-2013 02:40:34 | More by BobaFret
Photo of saiconotto
saiconotto

Maine

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-09-2013 21:42:27 | More by saiconotto
Photo of ElGallo
ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-22-2011 03:12:17 | More by ElGallo
Photo of hhall5223
hhall5223

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-26-2011 21:59:36 | More by hhall5223
Photo of Nolen12
Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-11-2013 03:29:20 | More by Nolen12
Photo of Balz360
Balz360


4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-20-2012 14:02:29 | More by Balz360
Photo of laurastradford
laurastradford

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-16-2012 19:41:06 | More by laurastradford
Photo of WOLFGANG
WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-04-2013 03:03:32 | More by WOLFGANG
Photo of Kendo
Kendo

New York

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the Merry Monk in Albany, where they served it in the appropriate (named) glassware.

A: Body is bright golden with a 1+ finger white head that fades slowly and leaves a bit of lace on the glass up top.

S: Not too strong in the nose: light, grainy malt, a touch of citrus and some spice.

T: First impression: bready/grainy malt, spice and citrus. "Good citrus vibrancy" I wrote. Also some bread dough, perhaps from the yeast strain, and a lighter malt character. Alcohol isn't noted on the taste, but is felt in the belly as a nice warmth. Finishes fairly balanced between sweet and citrusy bitterness.

M: Kind of crisp, but also nice creaminess to the carbonation. Call it slightly lighter than medium in heft.

D: I enjoyed this - call it somewhere between Duvel Single (the green label) and regular Duvel. I'd have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 00:44:21 | More by Kendo
Photo of LiquidAmber
LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 4/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.
Pours a cloudy yellow-orange amber. Foamed out of the bottle on opening, aggressive carbonation. Massive white head and nice lacing. Pleasant light fruit (apples and citrus) and light Belgian spices aroma. Taste is similar, nice sweet light fruit, light Belgian spicing and a bit of hop kick. Fairly understated, but the flavors are well balanced and tasty. Not as good as the better Belgian Belgian strong dark ales, but I enjoyed drinking this.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 03:43:51 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of Gusler
Gusler

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer disembarks the 330ml brown bottle a slightly hazy lemon yellow color with a middling sized semi-creamy bright white head and as it evaporates, the resultant lace forms a thin velum like sheet to surround the glass. Nose is fruity, nice malt, crisp and clean to the senses with the start ambrosial, light malt presence and the top thin. Finish has a benign acidity, the hops delicate upon the palate, dry lingering aftertaste, a nice light way to end the day.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2004 23:17:41 | More by Gusler
Photo of rec
rec

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An all-round pleasant beer.

Pours a hazey pear-yellow with creamy white head that laces relatively well. I sure hope it tastes as refreshing and sweet as it looks!

Malt, delicate light-fruit undertones, and spice - all wrapped up in a delightful fluffy mouthfeel and gorgeous aftertaste. Not an outstanding brew in the big scheme of things, but one very easily appreciated...

On a final note; the higher than usual ABV wasn't even noticed during my tasting session - another big plus for this beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2007 17:49:59 | More by rec
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a light straw colored with a soapy head and fine clarity. Bubbly head retains well but provides minimal lacing.

Smell: Hay, mowed grass. Slight yeasty aroma. Hint of malt sweetness. Pleasant though faint.

Taste: Peppery, with some drying, chalky yeast lingering on the palate. Hop bite is slight, just some herbal/earthy notes. Light crystal and/or pale malt that doesn't do much to stand out. Hint of Bavarian yeast with some fruity esters. As it warms the hops come through more, earthy for sure. A very well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Lightly carbonated. Chalky, dry finish.

Drinkability: Good beer from Belgium, but overall a light affair. Certainly worth trying out, and decently sessionable despite the ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2010 16:09:06 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of soulgrowl
soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: In a style filled with stellar-looking brews, this one isn't particularly special. Somewhat hazy honey-yellow with a white head and poor retention.

Smell: Yummy English pale ale-ish buttery notes are the first thing I notice, reminiscent of crackers and marron glacés. A sweet, caky Belgian yeast character is noticeable in the background, along with some clear vodka-like alcohol, orange peel (which expresses itself sort of like Cointreau) and subtly fruity-floral hops, redolent of apples, pears, cider, and carnations.

Taste: Very English, in a way, with a pronounced hard water quality that doesn't quite gel with the beer's otherwise delicate estery tones. Orange is quite pronounced in a subdued way (if that makes sense), like pleasant background music. Vanilla, buttery biscuits, honey, nutmeg-like spice, and triple sec round out the flavor. Finish is very yeasty, with a lingering bready tang.

Mouthfeel: Airy and medium-bodied; dry, but not too dry.

Drinkability: This is a very nice beer with a somewhat unique character for the style. The alcohol comes through rather strongly for a beer of only 7% ABV, but somehow this doesn't make it less drinkable. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 14:38:26 | More by soulgrowl
Photo of elNopalero
elNopalero

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a foamy, light golden color. There’s some musty hop aromas both muted and floral. A light, crisp Belgian fruitness on the palate. It has a smooth—real smooth—and effervescent finish. A solid if not terribly exciting expression of a Belgian pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 19:10:39 | More by elNopalero
Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
80 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.