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Cuvée Des Trolls | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
3.56/5
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354 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Belgium
br-dubuisson.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,968
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
354
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 354 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden beer with a big, rocky, white head. Quite a bit of lacing ended up on the glass. Light fruit and spice in the nose, quite sweet with some alcohol. Flavour is sweet up front with some pear. Light bitterness that leads into a medium dry finish that has some pepperiness and alcohol warmth at the end. Texture is a bit creamy, medium body, carbonation on the lower side.

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Photo of blenderhead
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BobaFret
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Alexander_Kim
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of saiconotto
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of 123321123321
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of soulgrowl
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: In a style filled with stellar-looking brews, this one isn't particularly special. Somewhat hazy honey-yellow with a white head and poor retention.

Smell: Yummy English pale ale-ish buttery notes are the first thing I notice, reminiscent of crackers and marron glacés. A sweet, caky Belgian yeast character is noticeable in the background, along with some clear vodka-like alcohol, orange peel (which expresses itself sort of like Cointreau) and subtly fruity-floral hops, redolent of apples, pears, cider, and carnations.

Taste: Very English, in a way, with a pronounced hard water quality that doesn't quite gel with the beer's otherwise delicate estery tones. Orange is quite pronounced in a subdued way (if that makes sense), like pleasant background music. Vanilla, buttery biscuits, honey, nutmeg-like spice, and triple sec round out the flavor. Finish is very yeasty, with a lingering bready tang.

Mouthfeel: Airy and medium-bodied; dry, but not too dry.

Drinkability: This is a very nice beer with a somewhat unique character for the style. The alcohol comes through rather strongly for a beer of only 7% ABV, but somehow this doesn't make it less drinkable. Recommended!

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3.95/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Weixiaobao
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a "Best by August 2014" 5L mini keg of this in May 2015 for $9.98 in Kansas City. Gave it a whirl seeing that it's a 7% Belgian.

Luxurious foam and lacing, even on the second day of the keg. The smell isn't too intense on this. The taste is malty and sweet. Has some of the Belgian "spiciness" that you expect from a Belgian pale.

This is a very nice beer. Wish I'd picked up a few more of these "expired" mini kegs when I had the chance. At least I got one!

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3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of pioppo
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer disembarks the 330ml brown bottle a slightly hazy lemon yellow color with a middling sized semi-creamy bright white head and as it evaporates, the resultant lace forms a thin velum like sheet to surround the glass. Nose is fruity, nice malt, crisp and clean to the senses with the start ambrosial, light malt presence and the top thin. Finish has a benign acidity, the hops delicate upon the palate, dry lingering aftertaste, a nice light way to end the day.

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3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An all-round pleasant beer.

Pours a hazey pear-yellow with creamy white head that laces relatively well. I sure hope it tastes as refreshing and sweet as it looks!

Malt, delicate light-fruit undertones, and spice - all wrapped up in a delightful fluffy mouthfeel and gorgeous aftertaste. Not an outstanding brew in the big scheme of things, but one very easily appreciated...

On a final note; the higher than usual ABV wasn't even noticed during my tasting session - another big plus for this beer!

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Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 354 ratings
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