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Cuvée Des Trolls | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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BA SCORE
3.56/5
Good
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,954
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
354
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 354 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of Dazka
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benlhoest
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a beer that hides its alcohol very well. Not much of a head (size-wise), but the retention is good. Lovely sweet aroma, with a lot of complexity. The flavor is much more straightforward but intense and with lingering aftertastes of vanilla and some banana. A great beer indeed.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A practically clear gold with tiny little floaty, yeastie bits and mini bubbles flowing up to create a classically high frothy crown, pure white. I have noticed the Belgian styles tend to dissipate very slow and leaving a high top directly in the middle, while the outside drops slowly around it.

Aromatics include : earhty wheat yeastie funk, sour herbs, subtle spicy hops and a very light crisp malt. The malt is rather tangy, much like an American adjunct lager. Which seems a bit odd, but never the less interesting. A hot day in a wheat field after a warm summer rain and maybe some decaying leaves is what it reminds me of.

A very light, but smooth feel, jazzy with a long and lush finish. Not dry but very light and airy.

Flavors have a nice crisp golden wheat and light malt, only slightly sweet with a kick of sour yeast and very herbal hops. Not the most complex Belgian blond, but the flavors are lush and work very well together. A rather easy drinker, extremely refreshing and interesting enough to sip and savor.

I love the hop-headed troll on the lable and the creepy, dark faces in the background. Authentic Belgian brews are just endlessly interesting to me, especially the very unique and different yeast flavor's. Be sure to pour into a proper glass, to allow the aromatics and unique flavor's to open up properly.

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Photo of TGS
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at L'Unic (Aix-en-Provence), served in a 25 cl Cuvée des Trolls tulip. Pale hazy gold with a whispy head of white foam. Smell and taste of pale malt, orange citrus, tropical fruit, spicy yeast and raw sugar. Finishes relatively dry and clean, but with only slight bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Overall drinkable, but sugary fruit notes overtake more interesting aspects of a typical Belgian ale.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hogrider
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L:
-pours a hazy pale golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-acidic,lemon,leather,pineapple,slight peach,sugar,Pilsener malt,white wine,grainy,apple
T:
-faint overall
-sugary,spicy,grassy,pineapple,grainy,cooked rice
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
-finishes dry
F:
-high carbonation
-light to medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
Meh

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Photo of DBosco
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Bert's
Hazy deep straw color with a huge frothy white head that persists. Spicy light pepper with sweet bread on the nose. Sweet malt pits of pepper and clove with a light ashy metallic to round it out. Decent beer, light flaws.

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

Photo of Rihup
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackVeg
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stompilator
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hdtrice
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.

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Photo of Dzu
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into chalice.
L: Turbid light-amber with a medium white foam head.
S: Triple-like, fruit notes, caramel.
T: Banana, caramel. Little bitterness.
F: Watery body , medium carbonation.
O: Good but ordinary beer.

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Photo of Vylo
4.55/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Euroglot
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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