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Cuvée Des Trolls (Speciale) - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
85
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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bonbini26

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -34%

02-01-2012 03:34:52 | More by bonbini26
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

08-05-2013 18:16:44 | More by AlaskanYoung
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WynnO

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-27-2014 13:02:08 | More by WynnO
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jpro

South Carolina

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)

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 03:27:48 | More by jpro
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-20-2013 17:33:00 | More by harpus
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SupremePie

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-19-2012 15:54:34 | More by SupremePie
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 23:20:01 | More by LtCracker20
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a tight, clinging white head.

S: Aromas of orchard fruits, citrus, and grass are present on the nose. Of the ales produced by Dubuisson, this one has by far the mildest smell.

T: Notes of green apple, spiced pear, lemon, lime, grass, herbs, biscuits, nougat, and roasted almonds make their way across the palate. The finish is balanced with an even mix of biscuity, nutty malt and grassy, herbal hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied, very dry, and prickly. Though it is initially lively, this beer quickly wilts in the mouth. Overall, it feels rather thin and watery.

O: This beer is solid as is, but would be greatly improved by a heftier, thicker mouthfeel. It simply doesn't have the feel of a bottle conditioned strong ale. In the end, I'm glad I tried this one, but would not likely purchase it again. I just don't see it as being a significant improvement over the regular Cuvee des Trolls.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 20:57:40 | More by mrfrancis
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-12-2012 15:29:54 | More by Bilco
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djaeon

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-18-2013 03:24:34 | More by djaeon
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-29-2013 19:33:54 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-28-2013 02:14:36 | More by anteater
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-04-2012 06:59:44 | More by CelticAleMan
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BTHU

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-23-2012 12:20:47 | More by BTHU
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jenlovesbeer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-23-2012 02:03:22 | More by jenlovesbeer
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-01-2013 18:37:48 | More by dcmchew
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-29-2013 18:52:22 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Jmamay22

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 18:44:22 | More by Jmamay22
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

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).

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 04:25:46 | More by BDTyre
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-09-2011 03:56:56 | More by Beertracker
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MQ3867

Portugal

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-19-2014 14:20:22 | More by MQ3867
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 04:47:14 | More by RblWthACoz
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-23-2014 19:52:45 | More by ricecracker420
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-11-2014 04:29:05 | More by bobv
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-02-2012 22:19:11 | More by jackrodgers77
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Cuvée Des Trolls (Speciale) from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.