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Cuvée Des Trolls - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
80
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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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)
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

12-03-2012 03:50:15 | More by SocalKicks
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Zorko

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-02-2014 21:03:39 | More by Zorko
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-09-2014 03:28:23 | More by BARFLYB
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-27-2012 18:33:56 | More by beerpadawan
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

09-28-2013 20:24:48 | More by mizx
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-20-2013 23:28:33 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Matvei

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-05-2014 15:32:58 | More by Matvei
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Rumlibeers

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-02-2014 09:58:11 | More by Rumlibeers
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endovelico

Portugal

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Taken from notes. Drank at 'The Irish Bar' in Viseu. Date of review: 28 December 2008. Best before date: 18-02-2009. Poured into a Goblet.

Presentation: First of, the design... Delightful. It's full and colorful, and the artwork is extremely appealing. The color schematic itself is ideal, with yellow and other darker earthy tones being the most predominant on a blackish bottle. It really sets the mood for the following experience.

Appearance: One inch head that quickly fades into thin cap. Slightly hazy Pale yellow brew. Perceived effervescence is low. Weak lacing.

Smell: Really straightforward banana slap across the face. Some clove on the second stage. Not much hop aroma to speak of. All in all, it actually works great.

Taste: Taste is of wheat, banana, bubblegum and slightly citrusy. No obvious hop or spice flavor. Slightly Disappointed; some clove or coriander seeds could really make the flavor that much more bold and rich.

Mouthfeel: Medium Carbonation. Texture is slightly watery. Finishes sweet. Medium Hop bitterness.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability considering its ABV and lackluster mouthfeel. Could go unnoticed as a session Belgian beer.

Overall: A very enjoyable experience in itself, that starts from the moment you see the label until the last sip you take from your Banana perfumed glass. Will have again.

01-06-2009 03:59:52 | More by endovelico
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HookemHoos

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-13-2014 14:08:08 | More by HookemHoos
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-25-2013 14:16:40 | More by halo913
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hayesjw

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-02-2013 23:18:04 | More by hayesjw
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rojavaga

Bulgaria

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-12-2014 17:31:12 | More by rojavaga
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-24-2014 01:56:34 | More by ZachRusk
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a hazed golden straw, big cap of frothy white bubbled, ok lacing. Scent is pale, lemony and grassy with notes of musty straw, light spice and some yeastyness. Taste follows suit - ight and pleasent all around. Active carbonations, lighter bodied. A nice drink on a warm summer day, light all around, but no off notes.

05-31-2011 21:02:46 | More by rfgetz
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%

Good head that leaves lines of lace. Grainy gold color and mildly cloudy.

Grainy barley initial aroma. Smells like a macro.

There's an improvement in the taste. The flavor is malty-sweet with far less grain. Very full bodied with a low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth. Low hop that only shows up (weakly) in the swallow. Short aftertaste.

08-19-2013 20:24:09 | More by smcolw
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Spider889

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

On tap at Winking Lizard, review from notes: 4/8/11

Served in a wonderful signature Cuvee Des Trolls glass. Very pale straw color, nice clarity, with a short white head. The head stuck around a while.

Smelled initially like a saison, with clove leading into banana.

The taste was really very nice. It was mildly sweet, but also hoppy like a Duvel. Fruity melon and banana notes really made this one shine though.

Lots of light carbonation. Overall a tasty beer but not something I'd go out of my way to seek out.

05-25-2011 01:12:18 | More by Spider889
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

Look: Poured into a Westmalle glass. The beer pours a hazy, golden-yellow color with a two finger-thick snow-white head, which slowly disappeared to a nice lacing.

Smell: Very mild, some fresh fruits (banana and pineapple), floral hops, grain and spicy yeast.

Taste: very soft with some vague taste layers. Yeast, followed by some sweet orange and banana, and a bitter hoppy dry aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Soft, creamy. Medium-high carbonation and very easy to drink

Overall: Decent brew, but not too special for the style. Very easy to drink, but lacks body. Will not refuse another one though

09-16-2009 18:41:51 | More by rvdoorn
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

served in perhaps the coolest glassware known to man, this is a very light bodied stronger pale ale. pours hazy and pale, almost white in a dim lit pub, with a lasting white head, sexy looks. smells is less sexy, standard malts and belgian yeast, a little fruity, wheat, lemon rind. flavor is balanced but rather subtle for such a strong brew. its not watery in feel, but the flavor is very light, grassy and drinkable, but largely unexciting. feel is great, classic belgian effervescence and a less than medium body. plenty sessionable in my opinion, despite the invisible 7% abv. overall its a very well made beer, lacking somewhat in flavor, but could be good with a hearty cheeses and breads course. not bad at all.

06-20-2012 20:55:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

Former Bush 7, the Troll has a bunch of strong citrus flavor bitter. The taste is long on the palate, a pleasant roundness and is easily tasted the flavor of orange peel. The power of these returns even citrus aftertaste as a somewhat sweet syrup. Neither acid nor hot, it offers a finish of good bitter hops with a return to delay. A beer with the power of the Dubuisson brewery without that alcohol is ubiquitous.

01-25-2010 14:24:36 | More by ThaCreep
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

Last beer of the evening at Smokeless Joe, but don't worry, I remember it. Very small bottle, poured into a wide-mouthed, unlabeled (I think) goblet.

Aroma was faintly fruity, quite sweet, and a little bready. Stood out as subtle and complex among an evening of beers that either lacked aroma or had very straightforward, aggressive aromas.

Flavour is fruity again, with sweeter fall fruits like apples and pears standing out. A little bit of hops in there, but nothing too unusual. Mouthfeel was very nice, smooth without being to oily or thick.

The problem with this beer was that, at least for me, it was good but unmemorable. Then again, after an evening at Smokeless Joe, you have to expect things to become a little 'unmemorable'... will review again at some point to make sure I'm not imagining things.

08-20-2006 21:16:46 | More by crwills
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glid02

Georgia

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
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +2%

The beer arrived in a hazy glass so it could have been a clear beer. The head was white and low, yet persistent to lace the glass.

The aroma was lighty filled with caramel and contained an earthy presence. Also, the aroma was fruity and estery, but caramel was the most notable due to the beer being served very, very cold.

The flavor was lightly sweet with honey and a earthy hop presence with a light Belgian yeast spice character. The flavor was not offending and would be very much a crowd pleaser.

The finish was dry and earthy but without much character into the aftertaste. The body was just below medium and with a moderate carbonation had a creamy mouthfeel. Overall a kinda boring beer.

25 cl bottle served in proper glass at t' Brugs Beertje in Brugge on 9/13/06.

09-20-2006 22:02:08 | More by GCBrewingCo
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benfons

Belgium

3.6/5  rDev +2%

25cl bottle 7% ABV

A: Hazy straw blond, smal head that dissappears fast.

S: granny smiths, lemon, some floral tones.

T: a bitter sweetness, with the citrus and the granny coming up again. Some herbal aftertaste.

M/D: Carbonation bit thin, a bit too alcoholic (but what can you expect from the brewery that makes the most alcoholic beer in Belgium),

07-02-2010 19:06:30 | More by benfons
Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
80 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.