Cuvée Des Trolls - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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4/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
06-26-2005 18:40:11 | More by DrJay
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
British Columbia (Canada)
3.55/5 rDev +0.6%
I had this at Chaucer's Pub/Marienbad Restaruant in London, Ontario. Served with its own frosted glass!
A: Very blonde; pours with a fluffy, white head; nice retention and lace.
S: Floral hops with a little yeasty tang.
T: Slightly sweet with a lot of fresh, floral hop flavour (which I wasn't particularly fond of). A little spicyness from the hops and/or yeast. Not a lot of fruity esters, but certainly some phenols.
M: Typical Belgain strong. Given the strength, the body is relatively light. Carbonation is slightly higher than average.
D: Certainly approachable, but I didn't find it overly engaging.
06-24-2006 16:04:58 | More by Derek
3.93/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
08-12-2004 23:17:41 | More by Gusler
3.5/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
04-14-2010 06:01:09 | More by TurdFurgison
2/5 rDev -43.3%
The liquid is a bit hazy - it looks like there are small dust particles floating in the beer. The colour is gold with a tint of orange. The large off-white compact head is very high; it sinks slowly, leaving some lacing on the glass.
The smell is light: Some chemical, artificial flavours, unclean and dusty sweet flavours.
The taste I sweet with some notes of honey. Sour hints and a quite chemical flavour (bitter almonds, ammonia). Some fruit esters. Rhubarb in the aftertaste with sour notes, some minerals and a dusty sweetness. The finish is sweet.
The carbonation is medium strong; the small bubbles are light. The liquid is a bit sticky.
One of the worst Belgian brews I have had.
05-22-2010 17:03:29 | More by bark
3.93/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
03-22-2012 03:43:51 | More by LiquidAmber
4.15/5 rDev +17.6%
Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: silvery-gold hue with a light haze and a very active effervescence. Head poured three fingers of frothy white foam which dissipates somewhat rapidly.
Smell: nice light, sweet malt with hints of orchard fruitiness which are whimsical and refreshing. Just what I like in a BSPA or tripel.
Taste: sweet malt with a lightness and more of the subtle orchard fruit flavors from the aroma. I find it highly satisfying, refreshing and enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and bodacious creaminess. Very near perfect; this is exactly what I want out of a beer like this.
Overall: a very tasty and extremely enjoyable beer. This sort of thing is precisely to my taste. I love it.
04-01-2012 03:06:04 | More by flagmantho
4.33/5 rDev +22.7%
Pours a clean pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, lemon zest and yeast. In the taste, lemon zest, a sweet malt and a small hop presence, a bit earthy too. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry yeasty lemon citrus in the aftertaste. Saison like with sweet lemons, I can dig it.
08-07-2010 14:57:47 | More by OWSLEY069
2.2/5 rDev -37.7%
Amber golden color. A lot of floating bodies. Head: few, and quickly falling to just a veil.
Smell of orange, alcohol, yeast. Some spicy (pepper), honey and flower. The alcohol impression, after some while, falls down.
At the taste is vert slipping. Malt and honey in the start, citric and orange. Nothing remarkable.
Not so much body, well carbonated, aftertaste with the same notes, but nothing remarkable, again. Maybe some flowers and hops.
06-19-2005 14:45:07 | More by stcules
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
2.93/5 rDev -17%
Poured a hazy yellow with an averaged size white head. There was also a bunch of medium sized particles floating around.
Smells of yeasts, apples and pineapples. Sour tasting with a dry finish. Taste did nothing for me and was a complete let down compared to the tastes.
Notes from: 6/14/04
02-11-2009 14:31:34 | More by hopdog
2.85/5 rDev -19.3%
Lite amber, almost straw yellow. Head tried to make its way up, but did not make an appearance.
Aroma was just lite notes of a citrusy malt, along with the quaff. Not much going on here not a bad brew, just boring. This is one I would pass on while on vaca in Belgium WAY better brews over there.
And this was a very fresh brew, thanks to my great son, studying overseas in Amsterdam. I was sent this for the unique chance to enjoy direct from the brewer.
01-16-2007 01:30:58 | More by Vancer
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
Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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