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Cuvée Des Trolls - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
80
good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Morningstorm
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.

Morningstorm, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of brinch
5/5  rDev +41.6%

brinch, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Keegan
3/5  rDev -15%

Keegan, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

stevoj, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of weirdboy
4/5  rDev +13.3%

weirdboy, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Hellrob
1.78/5  rDev -49.6%

not good! not good! Not good! not good not good not good not good. I think that you can go over by this beer! ...sour also the taste. with yeast. not good not good not good -- not good not good not good not good. we don't like it. there are a lot of strong ales more good!

Hellrob, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Julien
3/5  rDev -15%

Julien, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Kendo
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

Kendo, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of papawu76
4/5  rDev +13.3%

papawu76, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

zonker17, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

ygtbsm94, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of educorgan
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

educorgan, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -15%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

elNopalero, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of hhall5223
4/5  rDev +13.3%

hhall5223, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of magictacosinus
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%

Poured out of a 250ml (250?! Low portions from Belgium?!) bottle into a tulip glass. Freshness date is listed as "28/09/12."

I picked this bottle just because of the label. Silly, but really good marketing. However, this beer proves itself to be odd. This thing, according to the bottle, is filtered yet there are tons of floaties in it. It does indeed have a clear, golden color, but it doesn't look like other blondes I've had due to the floaties. Strange stuff, but kind of an ugly result.

Smell begins pretty hoppy and sugary... then proceeds to end with an extremely boozy effect, more so than a 7% ABV beer should. This result becomes every time worse as the beer warms up, to the point where the alcohol sweetness becomes sickening. While there is a honey-biscuit aroma in the back, the front is overpowered by the alcohol.

It feels grainy and sugary at first, and then whacks you at the back of the head with way too much alcohol. There are hops and sufficient creaminess that saves the recipe a bit. Honestly, this would probably work better with a lower ABV. There is a comfortable warming sensation, but it really is best enjoyed cold. At lower temperatures, it's pretty refreshing. As it warms up however, this yeasty, astringent flavor comes around and makes it slightly nauseating.

I usually enjoy blondes but I felt that this beer is really unbalanced. It's refreshing to an extent and isn't trying to be something over the top, but I could really do without that extra ABV here. For the low price, not a bad bargain, but there are far, far more interesting Belgian blondes.

magictacosinus, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +13.3%

ElGallo, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ThePeskyDingo
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.

ThePeskyDingo, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +13.3%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of impending
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%

750ml into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazed dull pale yellow, towering dense head receded slowly, nice lacing.

Aroma is all about yeasty goodness. Nothing complex, just pleasantness. Sweet confectioned dried apricots with a touch of citrus and hay.

Initially fairly sweet it gives way to a finish that begins dry and fades through a bitter that doesn't linger. Again the yeast and light fruits with citrus. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Best near room temp.
cheers
jd

impending, Nov 13, 2011
Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
80 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.