Cuvée Des Trolls
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

Cuvée Des TrollsCuvée Des Trolls
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From:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #133
ABV:
7%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,423
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 13.97%
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
255
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2022
Added:
Sep 29, 2003
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  86
SCORE
81
Good
Cuvée Des TrollsCuvée Des Trolls
Notes: he Cuvée des Trolls was created in 2000 in the tanks of microbrewery Le Brasse-Temps, which was established in Louvain-la-Neuve by Brasserie Dubuisson.

It is an unfiltered blonde beer with a natural cloud. The beer is produced using only yeast, malt, hops, sugar and water and has an alcohol volume of 7%.

Thanks to the addition of dried orange peel during the boiling process, the beer has very pleasant fruity aromas that are in beautiful harmony with its delicate, fully rounded taste.
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Rated: 3.44 by Tiggerhans from Netherlands

Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy light amber color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has floral and hop hints
The taste follows the nose with a floral and hop flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A good Belgian IPA
Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by steevo24 from District of Columbia

Apr 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by iftcoach from Germany

Mar 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.86 by misteil from Ireland

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with quarter finger high white head that left a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and pale malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of Belgian yeast along with notes of pale malts and a light amount of bitterness. There are also some hints of orange citrus towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and is somewhat crisp with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The hops in this beer seem to be a little muted but I liked the aromas and flavors of Belgian yeast.

Serving type: bottle
Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by Boone757 from Virginia

Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by Daneve76 from Australia

Jun 07, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, yeast, light fruits. Taste is a bit funky, apples, pears, malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
Mar 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.36 by beerrat from Virginia

Mar 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Hazy golden / amber colour, decent head. Not very exciting aroma, just some faint notes of malts, hay and apples. Flavour has some malty sweetness and weak spices. Rather alcoholic. This is no masterpiece to offer a real Norwegian troll - and I should know what I’m talking about!
Feb 25, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- A lighter shade of golden, poured with a tinyhint of sediment with some sediment still in the bottle. 5Cm pillowy white head.
S- Quite bright, it's a Belgian yeast note and reminds me of a cross between freshly cut timber and leather.
T- Ooh Bright on the front! [on 1st sip of beer today]. Well hopped, some of the leather/timber^ follows in the taste. The hop-level seems to calm as I drink on, and I'm now getting some balancing richness at mid-way/finish.
F- Mad CO2 in the mouth, it's not easing either meaning gas is going to get swallowed tonight - oh oh! I take a sip, notice the CO2, then it's as if it's suddently foaming up creating a large amount of foam *within* my mouth. That's different! It balances hops with some richness very nicely.
O- The first sip of beer today was a surprise but by palate adapted and I like it. Mad CO2 in the mouth when freshly poured. I'd happily drink it again.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! ... labled as a Blond Ale and not the BE-Pale Ale in the Description^. Incl. both malt+sugar, and the water is 'drawn from beneath the brewery'.
330ml bottle BB: 24/12/2021 £2.95 Bought from BeautifulBeers/BurySt.Edmunds as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Dec 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Nov 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.6 by Daniel473 from Netherlands

Oct 05, 2020
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle - turbid and murky ,lots of sediment floating around , dark gold honey color with quickly dissipating white head leaving zero lacing. Nose is yeasty and bready with hints of citrus and spice. Taste is a sharp fall off from the nose ,mostly mildly sweet with a flat and almost dry finish.
Jul 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
330 ml. Bottle with 18 49 code
Hazy gold color with a white meringue
head, curtain lacing
Lemon, vanilla, clove, white grape,mineral aromas
White wine, citrus, bread, pear, yeast flavors which develop with warming
Medium bodied, prominent hop bitterness but not quite astringent, no alcohol heat.
Beautiful pale ale that unfolds as you drink.
May 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by wc94wc from California

May 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by AntonVila from Spain

Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville SC.
Pours with a pale amber body with a fine, durable white head. Slightly hazy.
Aroma. Distinctive fruity - spicy - bready.
Flavor. Stronger than the aroma suggests. Light funky farmhouse aspect and mildly spicy. Low bitterness.
Medium-light body with lively carbonation.
Feb 18, 2020
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A bit sour in the nose but not in the taste. Pours a cloudy amber orange.
Nov 16, 2019
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Rated by elnachooo from Spain

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Cerveza anaranjada de cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aromas cítricos y maltosos. En boca es ligeramente cítrica y especiada.
Nov 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.26 by arzt from Germany

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by ThaneMcC from Germany

4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
With a best by date of 20/05/2020 - poured this straw colored ale into a tulip glass with about a finger breadth of white head which rapidly dissipated.
Smell is citrus, tropical fruit, toasted malts and a bit of floral notes. Taste is sweet malts, orange peel and a hint of pith, astringent hoppy midnote witha bit of piney resin and leading to a clean finish. Mouth feel is medium with a good amount of carbonation and astringency - very clean finish with only the slightest sweet residue.
Great with bbq, pizza - astringency is a good palate cleanser and easily quaffable.
Like a love child between a blonde ale and a belgian pale - all the best elements of each.
Jun 21, 2019
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Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Arras 2019. Hazy gold with an exceptional head. Fruity, fresh Belgian yeast nose. Light- medium body with great drinkability. Very good.
Apr 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Feb 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Sarah_Bearah from California

5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Not a bumbling oaf like many of his cousins, this troll is far from lacking in social graces. Blondes have more fun, and with aromas of ripe apricots and lush tropical gardens, this is no exception. His breezy disposition, however, is tempered by a champagne-like palate that reminds one of his rapier wit. And with the satisfying hop finish of a perfectly timed exit, he leaves the lasting impression of being the one friend that everyone likes.
Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Jan 15, 2019
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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz brown bottle - dated 30/12/2017

Cuvee Des Trolls poured out a little cloudy golden hue that has a bubbly 1-1/2 finger white head that held very well. The head dissipated to a foamy collar and spotty lacing. The aroma is clean, of citrus, yeast, and light spice. The taste begins with citrus, light fruit then becomes lightly sweet. There is just enough hops to balance the ale. Mouth feel is medium with active carbonation.

Overall, an enjoyable and tasty beer that is an easy drinker.
Jan 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.37 by matthieu_xyz from France

Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by Sellen from Connecticut

Sep 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Jul 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by Ukrfan from Ukraine

Jun 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

May 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by bmaslakov from Russian Federation

May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by KensWorld from Florida

Apr 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.64 by Bombelsky from Poland

Mar 26, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly unclear yellow with fine, quickly dissipating foam.

Smell is very fruity with pears, esters, yeast and Sevile orange making an almost cider like smell.

Taste is also very fruity, again almost cider like. A lot of aples and pears and a bit of yeast. Very easy to drink for the ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium with fairly high carbonation.

Overall, a very refreshing Belgian, that is almost too easy to drink. Could sneak up on you...
Mar 02, 2018
Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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