Cuvée Des Trolls (Speciale) | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Cuvée Des Trolls (Speciale)Cuvée Des Trolls (Speciale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BDTyre on 03-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
40
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
20.47%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by cletusdog:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured gently into a Ommegang glass. A Hazy, slightly white hue for color. Dense, towering foam monolith rises from the white-gold liquid.
Peppery, herbal and wheat aroma. Nice, herbal funk with plenty of varied yeast effects.
A very light, hate to say....watery flavor. An herbal, dry, grassy kick after, but still kinda subdued. Tastes of a light farmhouse, more for a session than for sipping. However, the abv. Is 7.5. So, a short session if you're rating beers.
A pool-side, easy drinker, very refreshing in feel and flavor. Just lacking a bit in complexity.
Very light in hop charechter, sits in the backseat with the yeast and li g t malt driVing the bus.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before end 2013 - poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Lightly cloudy naples yellow body with a pearling fist of magnolia merengue. Dense sticky, undulating lacing - superior retention.

Grassy faintly spicy noble hop aroma backed by a biscuity malt note and hints of lemon zest and yeasty phenols. Hay and light funk emerge as the ale warms.

Gentle yeast-based flavors accompanied by star fruit, melon, and lemon notes. Well integrated and light profile overall. Finishes medium-dry with a touch of candi sugar. Delicate and refreshing (though I could see how some might call it weak).

Soft, effervescent, and well carbonated. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Usually anniversary editions pile on the flavor, but this seems to emphasize the lighter qualities of the original recipe...not sure I could distinguish between the two really...still quite tasty none the less.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of spinrsx
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Quebec SAQ for $8

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a very high amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, hops, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some lemon and some clove/coriander. There is also some hop and corn flavours. It ends with a nice balanced bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall - A well crafted delicious very drinkable beer. Had my bottle while sitting on a patio on a warm evening and it was perfect. I haven't tried the non special edition of the beer, so I don't know how much better it is.. but this is a winner for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a cloudy straw yellow/golden body with a small 1.5-finger head that, while a small for the style, lasted for a long time.

S- Yeasty, grassy, some spicy hop notes, a little sweet, maybe some green apple as well. A little horse blanket and slight funk. Not too much really stands out, and while nice, nothing special.

T- Slight green apple, yeasty, bready, some more spicy hops, a little peppery. Some bubblegum sweetness. Again, while not bad, but it really leaves you waiting for more but it never comes out. Pretty bland. A little woody towards the end.

MF- Moderate bodied with a lot of carbonation, but not too much. Carbonation makes it feel a little lighter on the tongue when you first take a sip.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml->Unibroue Tulip
A ~ Opens with a contained POP revealing a cork adorned with hops. Pours a translucent bronze with a sunset hue. Fantastic head that never quits, but fades into a creamy cap on top.

S ~ Hops, Lemon Peel, Grass, Musk, Pale Malt

T ~ Underripe Pears, Dry Grass, Baguette, Hay, Dry lemon peel. Phenols are interwoven nicely. There's a hint of rolled-oats & crackers. Yeast character is excellent, albeit subdued.

M ~ Very crisp & easy to drink. Good amount of hops on the finish. Good balance.

D ~ A quality Belgian Strong. Really drinkable.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

A smooth Belgian ale with stronger lemon tones than others, though not so much that it hijacks the experience. Nice even profile with fairly even consistency. I mean, it's an "okay" ale for an anniversary release, but not something that's really blowing me away. Very nice drinker though. Smooth.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Jmamay22
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with lively carbonation leaving a thick white collar. Smells of lemon and white pepper. Very lively and effervescent. A touch of grass and spiciness in the nose as well.

The taste is similar, but a bit more muted. The lemon picked up in the nose is imagined at best on the palate. The flavor begins with candied sugar and gives way to a peppery and spicy hop finish. Very dry and snap quick finish. Would make for a very versatile pairing with food, but lacks depth and complexity. It is thought to judge the balance between well executed simplicity and complexity found in other beers.

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3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10th anniversary bottle conditioned version of the standard brew. Similar golden apple juice colour with a thin, white head. Candi sugar, bananas and apples on the scent. A bit more mellow than the regular version, and more evenly balanced.

A slight bit hoppier taste, and the fruitiness is toned down. The malt profile is noticeably more bready and yeasty. Smooth brew, a bit thicker and all-in-all a more drinkable product (even in a 750ml bottle).

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Cuvée Des Trolls (Speciale) from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.
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