Cuvée Des Trolls | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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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
Ratings:
344
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
14.45%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of Yoann
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to a tulip
A - Hazy gold with a solid white head
S - Roasty malts with herbal hops
T - Good balance
M - Well carbonated
O - A classic Belgian ale, no defects but not exceptional

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/27/2017. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apricot, apple, coriander, white pepper, honey, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apricot, apple, coriander, white pepper, honey, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness and light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apricot, apple, coriander, white pepper, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate drying from yeast spiciness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7%. Overall this is a very nice Belgian pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and quite refreshing to drink with the balanced spicy/drying finish. Great well rounded yeast/hop complexity; with a nice balancing malt backbone. Never overly prickly/foamy on carbonation. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of monkist
2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of JTuomi
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad but was left searching for more flavor. There was a sour note that was surprising, but not off-putting. Very yeasty flavor, as many belgians tend to have.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There must be some characteristics of the water that just makes Belgian brews unique. It works to the advantage of this nice ale.

It pours a nice rich golden color with just a bit of fizz and a fair amount of haze. Nice haze. The aroma is a yeasty warning of the taste that will follow - a twangy, yeasty boozy taste. I need to make appoint of trying their bigger ones.

The overall experience is a unique, flavorful, Belgian taste that totally works. Recommended, and I want to try the special and trippel.

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Photo of Satorn
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a strange one indeed, a lot going on and overly hoppy.

It looks pretty good, a light hazy golden body with a foamy head, which does dissipate fairly quickly to leave a thin floating topping.

Aroma is a little sour, and those hops seem a bit too overkill.

The taste is the same, carries those hops into a sour taste, and definitely acquired.

It is a little wish washy in feel, and could do with beefing up a bit, but strangely leaves an aftertaste wanting more.

Overall, something just doesn't quite fit for me, looks great, tastes a bit below par, as complex a brew as it is.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danflux
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pioppo
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dazka
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benlhoest
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.24/5  rDev +20.1%
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 -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
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 +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hogrider
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
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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Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
3.53 out of 5 based on 344 ratings.
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