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Cuvée Des Trolls | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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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

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,987
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 Bruno74200
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Shanex
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yet another Belgian Pale Ale and you might want to try it. Very sweet and fruity aroma. I gathered it's pretty available in America, it's my almost everyday beer and that's because it's at a reasonable price in Belgium and Europe. The perfect beer for 'aperitif' and appetizers most definitely. If you happen to obtain a keg, I assure you'll throw a decent party.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SayBoom
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fezzz
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lpothier
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2005wendyrika
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of innominat
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whatup14
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AxlSkull
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RickySW
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbeer40
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Momon
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kiro
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUduke
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a belgian pale ale with strong sour notes, more like a farmhouse ale or something like that. Orange taste is very aggresive and tartness is high. Smell is citric and fruity. Pours hazy, very pale with a very nice white foam head.

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Photo of biegaman
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Trolls are typically associated with ugliness but Cuvée Des Trolls is drop-dead gorgeous; resplendently golden in colour, the beer is bright and clean, has Champagne-esque bubbles and a fine yet mousy head. Served in the proper chalice there's probably no tastier looking item on the table.

The typical orchard fruit esters and yeasty phenolics are all accounted for; this one leans towards crisper, more acidic green apple varietals and has a softer, more inconspicuous spiciness. There are notes of hay and farmhouse grain but they're partially submerged in golden corn and white sugar.

Cuvée Des Trolls is indeed a bit thin and sweet but it's not a deal-breaker. The hint of citrus, light-as-a-feather body and strong, sparkling carbonation suggests this is intended as more of an aperitif, which would forgive its plainness and the lack of lasting impression. It's an introductory Belgian ale.

Belgian beers are varied but most fall into one of two categories: rich, complex ones that demand slow, contemplative sipping and those that are straightforward and refreshing, perfectly suited to the bistro or paired with a simple meal. Cuvée Des Trolls is definitely one of those more casual, everyday beers.

Cuvée Des Trolls is not the pinnacle of Belgian beer but it does exhibit the most quintessential qualities: easily digestible and drinkable, it has wide appeal and flavours that are both extravagant and austere at the same time. The brewery is mistaken promoting it as a 'Triple' but it's quite nice nonetheless.

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Photo of byronic
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A good steady head of foam with a hazy yellow colour, though the colour looks a bit too yellow (as in chemical) for me. Nice fresh earthy smell with hints of orange. This continues in the taste with malt and spice also being present there. Nothing too complicated or extraordinary going on here, just a fine and refreshing belgian blond.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tap at kaiba pub in Shanghai.

Big creamy 2 finger head fades at a med pace, foamy lacing, hazy golden color.

Nose fruity Belgian esters, mild phenols, light blond malt, grassy hop notes, light booze esters.

Taste brings mild blond malt, toasty notes, into grassy hops, hint spicy hop note and earthy. Then Belgian fruity esters all over, with big pop of phenols, hint of booze warmth with it, spicy phenols. Finish drier slight sticky, lingering phenols, fruity esters, mild spicy grassy hops.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb fluffy, hint booze.

Overall eh.

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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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