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Cuvée Des Trolls - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl visit their website

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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Photo of Rifugium


3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

First had: on tap at POPE, Philly, PA

Poured a clear golden color, noticeably carbonated, with a thin, spotty head. Light grainy aroma, floral, and not too strong. Good balance of light hops and pale malts in the taste, slightly grainy, mild sensation of orange zest. Dry finish, and a little funk goingn on towards the middle of the glass. Light body and generally drinkable for those who prefer lighter beers, but not too distinctive, and not something I'd get more than once.

06-05-2011 01:43:10 | More by Rifugium
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

10-12-2013 16:47:43 | More by Sspeer1
Photo of IchLiebeBier


3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Appearance: Light orangish body; slightly cloudy; no head; effervescent

Aroma: Slight spice; citrusy

Taste: Tangy on the start; semi-sweet mid; with dry, nutty finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

06-15-2013 12:18:02 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of Dwarf

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

09-13-2012 17:45:32 | More by Dwarf
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

A: Pale blond appearance with medium white head that settles quickly; not much lacing.
S: Aroma of bread and black pepper.
T: Malts dominate the palate, with some light spice and summer fruit in the background.
M: Light body.
D: Not a bad beer, but on the plain side.

01-04-2010 14:52:01 | More by Travlr
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

09-09-2013 02:20:20 | More by grumpygerman
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-31-2013 15:30:11 | More by thibratschi
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-23-2013 00:45:43 | More by drew74
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

09-06-2012 23:32:02 | More by brentblack1
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-16-2014 15:46:17 | More by bird_soul
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

08-29-2013 18:39:42 | More by GraduatedCashew
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-27-2013 17:13:12 | More by adamant1912
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3.28/5  rDev -7.1%

I'ts 1 AM in Belgium, just bought one of these from an open store with a limited stock of beer outside my hotel.

A - appearance is a golden yellow color with a nice white head that seems to be sticking around. lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom.

S - smells of malts and yeast... thats about it, hops might show slightly but not much.

T - malty taste to this beer... more hops in the taste than in the nose, but not by much.

M - bubbles at the tip of my tongue, goes down nicely, somewhat clean finish.

O - decent beer, helps that I'm drinking it late at night in Belgium, but compared to other beers isnt anything too special.

11-19-2011 00:02:28 | More by ThePeskyDingo
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3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

This beer pours a orange, yellow color with a thin head and big chuncks of yeast.

Smell is malty with notes of vanilla and honey, light caramalt probably. Smell is yeasty with some sweet peachy and fruity smells.

Taste is yeasty with some solvent and fruity peach notes. There is a light bitter and malt is faintly present. A light spiciness in the back. Actually there were no real complex flavors in this beers. The yeast wasn't really special and hops and malt were not very outspoken. Body was kind of thin. Just a standard blond beer, nothing special.

03-04-2007 09:13:47 | More by Absumaster
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District of Columbia

3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

(From notes)

A - Like other reviews, the appearance was difficult to discern with the 'frosted' Cuvee des Trolls glassware. I'm pretty sure that I picked out a light yellow color that seemed a little hazy and poured with a pure white finger of foam with decent retention.

S - I have to admit it is hard to pick out anything in there. Slightly sweet, a touch fruity (more like pineapple or apple), could be due to the hops...hard to tell.

T - Pretty muted taste, and just a little sweet and a bit of citruis and fruit flavors. I'd be lying if I could come up with more here, just didn't really deliver much.

M - Light, almost a little silky to me, and even the carbonation just passed on like it was barely there. Way too light for the style.

D - Just OK drinkability given the lack of complexity. The beer was so light that it wouldn't be difficult to drink a few without your palate noticing.

Overall, there are so many better brews within the style. Still glad to have tried just for the sake of something new. I read on the bottle that it is a filtered brew, which might explain the lack of depth and character of the brew. Perhaps an unfiltered or bottle-conditioned version would be better?

04-03-2009 02:29:20 | More by Nickls
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Russian Federation

3.31/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured into a snifter.
Pours hazy golden beer with decent 2-finger white head, good retention. Smell of honey, yeasts, grass, pale malts, troll sweat 8). Flavour is close to russian minibreweries, commonly yeasty, slightly honey, grass and malts. Normal brew for unnormal belgians. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

08-09-2014 10:40:08 | More by Dentist666
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New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

Good Summer Ale. Beer poured from tap a hazy yellow color, which just a bit of head. Nothing altogether of note in the smell other than the hops. Taste was fruity with just a slight bit of bitterness. The beer drank easily - light without much carbonation.

08-18-2009 00:31:12 | More by lownote
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3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

a- pours a clear deep hey/yellow color with a relatively healthy head that quickly fades

s- mix of citrus, hay, must and that "belgian" smell.

t- taste is very light with very little to offer at first, just a slight citrus and slight grassy and a tiny bit of sweet malt flavor finished with again a slight hop bitterness. not a whole lot of flavor but very pleasant and refreshing.

m- feels thin then builds a little and leaves an effervescent feeling on the tongue. finishes a little on the dry side. different.

d- very drinkable, as i said, not a ton of flavor but it's pleasantly light. at 7% you could get ahead of yourself with this one on a hot day. i like it. give it a try.

10-25-2008 20:39:49 | More by schroe58
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3.38/5  rDev -4.2%

25cl bottle: Picked this up in an Auchan in France. This one poured a crystal clear golden color. There was a frothy white head on it that dropped away rather quickly. Surprisingly lighter aroma. A little yeasty and a bit grassy. Maybe some very faint spice. The body is a little lighter also. As is the taste. Some malts, breadiness, pepper. A touch dry finish. Certainly not the best Belgian Strong Ale I have ever had, but still OK. I like the little troll on the label.

04-20-2010 15:52:51 | More by Boto
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3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a slightly murky yellow with a white head that settles to a thin cap. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, grape juice, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

06-10-2012 04:57:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

I pour my Cuvee des Trolls into my nifty Cuvee des Trolls glass and it's hard to tell if the beer is cloudy or not. (the glass is frosted) It seemed fairly clear as I poured it. There is a very white head. Nose is airy. Barely any perception of grains there. Flavor is quite sweet at first. A bit too much I would have to say. It mellows a good bit, but still remains slightly too much. Citrus is there, yes. Beyond that there isn't much. The overpowering nature of the sweetness at first sets the tone for a not so thrilling ride. Feel is full on carbonation and the liquid is slightly thin for the style. An okay beer. Cool glass though.

03-19-2009 02:42:42 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.45/5  rDev -2.3%

Had this on bottle at the Beyerd, Breda, The Netherlands. The troll on the bottle is quit intriguing.

A: Pours a big fluffy head which stays for quite a while on the beer. A nice lacing stays the entire beer. Color is deep golden, quite what you expect for this style. Bravo.

S: Smell is moderate, no sharp smells of hop or grain. A bit citrusy.

T: This is what bothered me, the taste was not really strong, not what I would've expected. Hints of spices and citrus. Nice aftertaste but dissappeared rather quickly.

M: Mildly carbonated. Easily drinkable.

O: Quite a beer to clench your thirst with.

03-24-2012 20:00:19 | More by Morningstorm
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%

Served from my Trolls glass. Slightly cloudy apple juice colour. Thin head (though this may result from the glass).

Light fruits in the nose: apples, bananas. Traces of sugar.

Fairly sweet taste; the candi sugar really comes through. Fruit tastes in the taste, especially bananas and sweet apples. Crisp hop finish, almost a lager like taste to it.

A bit thin and watery - if this were more carbonated it would be more reminiscent of a lager. A decent beer, but a little too sweet and weak. One of these every now and then is more than enough.

03-06-2011 02:52:46 | More by BDTyre
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3.45/5  rDev -2.3%

250ml served in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours pale a light cloudy yellow color forming a medium white bubbled head. Low retention and only very few lacings left

S: Sweet grains and bread. Flowery hops and a little bit of alcohol in the very end

T: Follows the nose. Sweet and grainy upfront. Notes of honey. Stingy hoppy bitterness in the end. In overall, a dry beer

M: Quite light body to a Strong Pale Ale. Medium carbonation. Aftertaste is a combination of sweet grains and light citrus hops

O: Medium drinkability but I was expecting more from a Dubuisson beer

11-03-2012 18:39:35 | More by eduardolinhalis
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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
Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
80 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.