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Cuvée Des Trolls - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
80
good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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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Louski

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-05-2012 20:23:10 | More by Louski
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep golden ale with a white foamy head with good retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with some sweetness and some notes of dry European hops. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt notes with light bitter and dry notes of hops. Medium body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 18:33:47 | More by Phyl21ca
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-08-2013 11:42:16 | More by safaricook
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gregmurer

France

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

quite easy to drink.. maybe too easy to drink for a 7% beer... it's an average thirst beer, nice, enough bitter but sweetely strong...
drunk on the bottle, it'll be even easier. A really nice beer in deed. Served on it's awesome glass, it's transformed into a mid-strong lightely ambered belgian style beer... but it can be compared to a strong california ale, so it can be drunk even on hot summer and cold winter... really interesting indeed...

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 09:05:58 | More by gregmurer
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-30-2013 03:02:35 | More by Azpittil57
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find it difficult sometimes to adequately assess/appreciate a "wrench-in-the-gears" (just made that up) beer like this. Perhaps I've been drinking too much of the same general type of beer lately.

This is a fine ale - "surprisingly pleasant", as they say on their website, is a perfect summary.

Lit-up foggy, silky-champagne color, smart-foamy transient head. Vague malt and musty/floral Belgian-yeast aroma. Surprisingly (pale-ale-)malt forward flavor, low-on-juicy white fruit essence. Rounded, finely-frayed edges and strangely dull on the tongue. Dry, mostly, yet allowing a sweatened-skin dampness. Not what I expected - thrown off by its almost cereal malt boldity. Nice, but not at that price.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 05:20:39 | More by Bouleboubier
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-06-2013 04:09:42 | More by Zbeetleman
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arkanu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-06-2014 19:09:22 | More by arkanu
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-12-2012 22:08:04 | More by DSlim71
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nygannon

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-23-2013 02:29:51 | More by nygannon
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-22-2014 19:47:39 | More by heerboth
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Anacross

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-01-2012 18:48:52 | More by Anacross
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Saind

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-06-2014 22:31:04 | More by Saind
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-17-2014 15:50:53 | More by wrightst
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Humorum

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-17-2013 11:15:34 | More by Humorum
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-06-2014 02:46:54 | More by Latarnik
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cuvee de Troll was a beer I found hard to conclude anything on. I had almost written it off after my first few sips but as I got further in I found myself enjoying it more. Not a particularly complex beer - especially not for a Belgian - but it was certainly not bad. Flavours were hard to pin point as - though present - were not at all bold. Some grainy malt, light pepeery spice. A lingering dry finish. Faint alcohol with some fruity airness. What I would consider a decent aroma and mouthfeel as well. Average bouquet with neutral texture and carbonation. Overall it was enjoyable but not rememberable. All the same, a good job by the Dubuissons.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2006 01:58:19 | More by biegaman
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heatherzbeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-15-2014 04:16:32 | More by heatherzbeer
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Synapstic

France

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-21-2014 20:44:01 | More by Synapstic
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peagasus

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-02-2012 15:24:50 | More by peagasus
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samEBC

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-01-2012 21:43:47 | More by samEBC
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stevoj

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-09-2012 21:11:49 | More by stevoj
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Falstaff (Montparnasse) in Paris. The beer was clear, copper colored, with a shallow head. The nose was definitely Belgian character, yeasty esters and a little spice, maybe even some honey based on the floral aroma. On tasting it seems to be not too far from a tripel, not quite the bitter bite that many tripels have, more the spicy flavor. While stradling the line between Belgian Strong Pale Ale and Tripel I think this tends more toward the Strong Pale Ale, especially given the wider definition of that style.

The body was medium, the aftertaste was a little dry, not bad overall but really not anything that stands out among its competition.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2010 06:01:09 | More by TurdFurgison
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-30-2013 03:10:57 | More by jkball01
Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
80 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.