La Rullés Brune (Bière De Gaume) - Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 06-04-2003)
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Photo of StoutHunter
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of La Rullés Brune (Bière De Gaume) a few weeks ago for $10.99 at Oppermanns Cork N Ale. I was looking for a new Belgian beer to try and this one caught my eye and I thought I would give it a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a green 750ml bottle into a tulip.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and i think it's just a little eye catching. It poured a nice cola brown color that took on a just some slight ruby hues around the edges when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some rings of patchy and spotty lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart a nice light roasted, caramel, sweet malt and light toffee like aromas. Up next comes some yeast which imparts a somewhat lighter peppery aroma that's followed by the fruits which impart some nice dark fruit, apple and raisin like aroma with the raisins sticking out the most making for a light sherry like aroma. This beer had a pretty nice aroma, but I wish it was just a little more complex.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the fruits being the first to show up this time and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time it's the apple that sticks out the most with the other fruits showing up in the background. Up next comes that same spicy yeast aspect that I got in the aroma and it's followed by the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the caramel and light roasted malts sticking out the most. On the finish there's a lighter amount of bitterness with just a slight bit of tartness with malty and fruity aftertaste. This was a decent tasting beer, but I thought it was a little bland and I wish the taste was more like the aroma.

M- Smooth, fairly clean, a little crisp, on the very light side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a nice mouthfeel, but it got to be just a little watery.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and I thought it was just slightly above average for a Belgian Dark Ale, it was pretty smooth, but in the end I thought it was just a little bland and I wish the taste was as bright as the aroma. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, fairly clean, a little crisp, not filling and the taste didn't do the best job at holding my attention, one glass is a good amount for me, I could drink the whole bottle, but I think after one glass I would start to get bored with it. What I like the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, they were both good and they were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste and mouthfeel, they weren't bad, but they could both use just a little work. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but i wouldn't turn down a glass and i can't say I would recommend this as a great example of the style. All in all I was a little indifferent about this beer, I didn't hate it,but I didn't love it either, and I wish it was just a little more complex and interesting. This beer made an Ok first impression for this Brewery and I would be interested in trying more of their beers. I didn't mind this beer, but I think it needs a little work, better luck next time guys.

Photo of mattfancett
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Eman17
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a medium and bubbled beige head. Good retention with a thin layer that remains forever on the top. Lots of thin molasses formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet caramel malts and dark chocolate. Strong brown sugar and caramel malts. Light notes of dark fruits. Yeasts are very bready and earthy. Belgian style

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Lots of dark chocolate and chocolate malts. In overall, a dry and crispy taste followed by a mild hops bitterness. Light notes of dark fruits and wood. Roasted, very bready and biscuity. Some ashy notes. Quite earthy yeasts profile

M: Medium to heavy body. Medium carbonation. Malty and chocolate aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Nice Belgian Dark Ale

Photo of prisdefer
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before June 2015. Pours very hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big chocolate, toast, caramel, pear, apple, raisin, brown bread, pepper, clove, brown sugar, toffee, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, toast, pear, apple, raisin, clove, pepper, brown bread, floral, brown sugar, toffee, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, brown bread, clove, pepper, pear, apple, raisin, floral, brown sugar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with an awesome malt/spicy flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian brown ale. All around great balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of jkane101
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Beerstorian
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Rutager
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank you alpineclimber!

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown with two fingers of cream coloured head that leaves some decent lace.

Smell. Sweet caramel malts, some melon, raisins and a little bit of red berries.

Taste. Sweet caramel malts, some dark fruits and nuts, and a little spicy yeast.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body, a little thin and watery. Medium carbonation. Just a little alcohol warmth.

Overall. I have to admit, this isn't among my favorite styles, but a drinkable beer to say the least.

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Called somewhat confusingly a 'Stout de Gaume' on my version.

This beer pours a murky, dark reddish, golden brown hue, with two chubby fingers of foamy, burbling beige head, which leaves a few examples of manta ray maw lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of lightly roasted caramel malt, earthy black fruit, a slight licorice tint, dusty, leafy hops, and the tiniest of booze warming. The taste is biscuity caramel malt, a strong oily nuttiness, some soft ashy wood notes, a bit of baker's chocolate, a twinge of earthy yeast, and some mild leafy hops.

The carbonation is average, no fuss or muss there, the body a decent medium weight, with just a slight metallic edge detracting from the overall smoothness. It finishes with the malt on the wane, though still nutty, fruity, and caramelized enough, with the offset of mild alcohol and musty old basement hops gaining a bit of ground.

If the category of "Belgian Brown Ale" existed, this would be cinch for inclusion, even if the Belgian part is fleeting at best. A nice toasty, nutty, fruity brown ale, one that could teach the lads in Newcastle (or even Brooklyn, for the matter) a few things.

Photo of Julien
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of ThaCreep
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Burgundy. Full of fruit flavors (plums, grapes as well as citrus in Rulles Blonde). Mouth malted barley and yeast, which adds the syrupy side. In addition to the dryness of the hops, there is a fruity interesting (probably due to the Amarillo hops) that is accompanying a persistent finish that offers a strong drought.

Photo of rodenbach99
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 750ml crown top bottle. Very dark ale with a beige head, with a good head retention. Smell of chocolate malt. This beer has a taste of chocolate malt, some hard too find spices. This beer is like lace in the mouth, very tasty but easy drinking ale.

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Festival Bières et Saveurs 209. Pours brown with nice off-white head and gives off a malty aroma. Above-average mouthfeel from caramel. Malty taste and balanced, with a little chocolate, a little nuttiness and spice that is perhaps a dash of cinamon.

Photo of Suds
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew is a wonderful chestnut color with a thick, tightly packed tan head. The aroma is of chocolate, medium-roast malts, and a little dark fruit. Mmm...nice. The taste is semi-sweet, with a bit of yeast and pepper. Not much of a hop character at all, this beer is centered on the roasted flavors. Medium in body, and very smooth. It's a very drinkable brew.

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La Rullés Brune (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
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