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Cuvée Des Trolls (Speciale) - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
85
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 03-09-2011)
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Photo of augustgarage
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before end 2013 - poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Lightly cloudy naples yellow body with a pearling fist of magnolia merengue. Dense sticky, undulating lacing - superior retention.

Grassy faintly spicy noble hop aroma backed by a biscuity malt note and hints of lemon zest and yeasty phenols. Hay and light funk emerge as the ale warms.

Gentle yeast-based flavors accompanied by star fruit, melon, and lemon notes. Well integrated and light profile overall. Finishes medium-dry with a touch of candi sugar. Delicate and refreshing (though I could see how some might call it weak).

Soft, effervescent, and well carbonated. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Usually anniversary editions pile on the flavor, but this seems to emphasize the lighter qualities of the original recipe...not sure I could distinguish between the two really...still quite tasty none the less.

augustgarage, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Beertracker, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -34%

bonbini26, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Quebec SAQ for $8

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a very high amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, hops, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some lemon and some clove/coriander. There is also some hop and corn flavours. It ends with a nice balanced bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall - A well crafted delicious very drinkable beer. Had my bottle while sitting on a patio on a warm evening and it was perfect. I haven't tried the non special edition of the beer, so I don't know how much better it is.. but this is a winner for me.

spinrsx, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Bilco, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

WynnO, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of LtCracker20
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a cloudy straw yellow/golden body with a small 1.5-finger head that, while a small for the style, lasted for a long time.

S- Yeasty, grassy, some spicy hop notes, a little sweet, maybe some green apple as well. A little horse blanket and slight funk. Not too much really stands out, and while nice, nothing special.

T- Slight green apple, yeasty, bready, some more spicy hops, a little peppery. Some bubblegum sweetness. Again, while not bad, but it really leaves you waiting for more but it never comes out. Pretty bland. A little woody towards the end.

MF- Moderate bodied with a lot of carbonation, but not too much. Carbonation makes it feel a little lighter on the tongue when you first take a sip.

LtCracker20, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of djaeon
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

djaeon, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of chocosushi
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml->Unibroue Tulip
A ~ Opens with a contained POP revealing a cork adorned with hops. Pours a translucent bronze with a sunset hue. Fantastic head that never quits, but fades into a creamy cap on top.

S ~ Hops, Lemon Peel, Grass, Musk, Pale Malt

T ~ Underripe Pears, Dry Grass, Baguette, Hay, Dry lemon peel. Phenols are interwoven nicely. There's a hint of rolled-oats & crackers. Yeast character is excellent, albeit subdued.

M ~ Very crisp & easy to drink. Good amount of hops on the finish. Good balance.

D ~ A quality Belgian Strong. Really drinkable.

chocosushi, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of CommonRider
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

CommonRider, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

KindaFondaGoozah, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of cletusdog
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

cletusdog, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of MQ3867
4/5  rDev +5.5%

MQ3867, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

anteater, May 28, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

harpus, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of SupremePie
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

SupremePie, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A smooth Belgian ale with stronger lemon tones than others, though not so much that it hijacks the experience. Nice even profile with fairly even consistency. I mean, it's an "okay" ale for an anniversary release, but not something that's really blowing me away. Very nice drinker though. Smooth.

RblWthACoz, May 09, 2012
Photo of Poppellian
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Poppellian, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CelticAleMan, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of BTHU
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BTHU, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Jmamay22
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with lively carbonation leaving a thick white collar. Smells of lemon and white pepper. Very lively and effervescent. A touch of grass and spiciness in the nose as well.

The taste is similar, but a bit more muted. The lemon picked up in the nose is imagined at best on the palate. The flavor begins with candied sugar and gives way to a peppery and spicy hop finish. Very dry and snap quick finish. Would make for a very versatile pairing with food, but lacks depth and complexity. It is thought to judge the balance between well executed simplicity and complexity found in other beers.

Jmamay22, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of BDTyre
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10th anniversary bottle conditioned version of the standard brew. Similar golden apple juice colour with a thin, white head. Candi sugar, bananas and apples on the scent. A bit more mellow than the regular version, and more evenly balanced.

A slight bit hoppier taste, and the fruitiness is toned down. The malt profile is noticeably more bready and yeasty. Smooth brew, a bit thicker and all-in-all a more drinkable product (even in a 750ml bottle).

BDTyre, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of jenlovesbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jenlovesbeer, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev +5.5%

ricecracker420, May 23, 2014
Photo of jpro
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL corked and caged bottle into a Mikkeller tulip glass.

A: Pours a light golden / orange, with an effervescent, white head - about two fingers; no lace.

S: Light Belgian estery-ness / yeast aroma; bready; a little spicy; a touch of alcohol.

T: Bread / dough; white pepper; coriander; some medicinal notes toward the finish; pretty dry and earthy.

M: Light-bodied and champagne like; tingly and zingy; nice.

O: Not too exciting; good, but kind of a blend between a Belgian Pale Ale and a witbier.

(from notes)

jpro, Feb 09, 2012
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Cuvée Des Trolls (Speciale) from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.