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:
347
Reviews:
125
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
14.45%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 347 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of FLima
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow golden color with a thin aired head with short retention, but leaving some laces.
Initially malty aroma followed by notes of oranges, booze, pineapple and honey.
Flavor of booze, spicy yeast at the beginning of tasting, Cointreau liquor, hard center of a pineapple, yeast, some hay, pear, banana and a mild sourness. And some faint herbal hop around.
Light body with appropriate carbonation, alcohol is apparent but does not bother.
A decent ok beer, tasty and assertively light with a booze kick. Not bad, not extraordinary.

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Photo of stcules
2.22/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Amber golden color. A lot of floating bodies. Head: few, and quickly falling to just a veil.
Smell of orange, alcohol, yeast. Some spicy (pepper), honey and flower. The alcohol impression, after some while, falls down.
At the taste is vert slipping. Malt and honey in the start, citric and orange. Nothing remarkable.
Not so much body, well carbonated, aftertaste with the same notes, but nothing remarkable, again. Maybe some flowers and hops.

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

I had this on tap at Falstaff (Montparnasse) in Paris. The beer was clear, copper colored, with a shallow head. The nose was definitely Belgian character, yeasty esters and a little spice, maybe even some honey based on the floral aroma. On tasting it seems to be not too far from a tripel, not quite the bitter bite that many tripels have, more the spicy flavor. While stradling the line between Belgian Strong Pale Ale and Tripel I think this tends more toward the Strong Pale Ale, especially given the wider definition of that style.

The body was medium, the aftertaste was a little dry, not bad overall but really not anything that stands out among its competition.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of glid02
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of sweet malts and nondescript light fruits. As it warms a slight bready aroma wafts out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malts with hints of bready yeast up front followed shortly by light fruit flavors. Ending is crisp.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a decent thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this wasn't a bad beer by any stretch but it's not one I'll seek out again.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +11%
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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Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of pkalix
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned and pretty much bought and sold on the picture of the little creature wearing an acorn as head wear on the label.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, lemon zest and yeast. In the taste, lemon zest, a sweet malt and a small hop presence, a bit earthy too. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry yeasty lemon citrus in the aftertaste. Saison like with sweet lemons, I can dig it.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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 Whatup14
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Boto
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25cl bottle: Picked this up in an Auchan in France. This one poured a crystal clear golden color. There was a frothy white head on it that dropped away rather quickly. Surprisingly lighter aroma. A little yeasty and a bit grassy. Maybe some very faint spice. The body is a little lighter also. As is the taste. Some malts, breadiness, pepper. A touch dry finish. Certainly not the best Belgian Strong Ale I have ever had, but still OK. I like the little troll on the label.

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Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Cuvée Des Trolls from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
3.53 out of 5 based on 347 ratings.
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