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
br-dubuisson.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Cuvée des Trolls was created in 2000 in the tanks of microbrewery Le Brasse-Temps, which was established in Louvain-la-Neuve by Brasserie Dubuisson.

It is an unfiltered blonde beer with a natural cloud. The beer is produced using only yeast, malt, hops, sugar and water and has an alcohol volume of 7%.

Thanks to the addition of dried orange peel during the boiling process, the beer has very pleasant fruity aromas that are in beautiful harmony with its delicate, fully rounded taste.

Added by BDTyre on 03-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of jpro
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL corked and caged bottle into a Mikkeller tulip glass.

A: Pours a light golden / orange, with an effervescent, white head - about two fingers; no lace.

S: Light Belgian estery-ness / yeast aroma; bready; a little spicy; a touch of alcohol.

T: Bread / dough; white pepper; coriander; some medicinal notes toward the finish; pretty dry and earthy.

M: Light-bodied and champagne like; tingly and zingy; nice.

O: Not too exciting; good, but kind of a blend between a Belgian Pale Ale and a witbier.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of LtCracker20
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
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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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a tight, clinging white head.

S: Aromas of orchard fruits, citrus, and grass are present on the nose. Of the ales produced by Dubuisson, this one has by far the mildest smell.

T: Notes of green apple, spiced pear, lemon, lime, grass, herbs, biscuits, nougat, and roasted almonds make their way across the palate. The finish is balanced with an even mix of biscuity, nutty malt and grassy, herbal hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied, very dry, and prickly. Though it is initially lively, this beer quickly wilts in the mouth. Overall, it feels rather thin and watery.

O: This beer is solid as is, but would be greatly improved by a heftier, thicker mouthfeel. It simply doesn't have the feel of a bottle conditioned strong ale. In the end, I'm glad I tried this one, but would not likely purchase it again. I just don't see it as being a significant improvement over the regular Cuvee des Trolls.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%
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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3.8/5  rDev -1%
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 -0.5%
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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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.84 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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