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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) - Brasserie Artisanale De Rullés SPRL

La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)

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234 Ratings

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%

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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 11-11-2004)
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is best served at 50-55F.
Poured in a Orval Trappist glass. Light apricot color with a 1/2 finger head. The aroma was a light apricot/clove- not as strong as other tripels.

The mouth feel is very carbonated- more than other tripels I have tasted. I would have preferred a less carbonated mouth feel.

The taste is light apricot/clove. Not as pronounced as other tripels. The finish is bitter at lower serving temps and mellows at higher temps, where the bitterness is clearly the alcohol in the finish. The taste also mellows at higher temps.

A very good tripel. However, I like a smoother tripel, such as St. Bernardus.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 02:22:44 | More by brureview
Photo of Brenden


4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer sits within the median of the color spectrum between yellow and nearly red. It's a bit cloudy, but there's very little by way of "floaties." A sizeable and dense, rocky head is well-retained, and there's good lacing on the walls of the glass.
The yeast shows some strength in the aroma as bready, mildly sweet and somewhat earthy notes with some dryness balance. Tropical fruit is there, and there's some light funk and phenolic character present.
The flavor is dry but set against fruity and yeasty notes, and a light tart/sour combo speaks to bottle fermentation. It's earthy and slightly peppery. Some herbal plant and spiciness provide several different flavor notes from sweet to savory. Otherwise, some tropical and citrus fruits lie underneath.
The mouthfeel shows the Belgian skill in balancing the very delicate and precise character of Belgian styles. It has a not-quite aspirin dryness, a soft flow, creaminess, and light mustiness on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 01:19:03 | More by Brenden
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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchill Cigar Lounge in San Diego. Cloudy light frosted amber color in the tall tulip. Perfect white creamy foam and lacing down to the last sip. The sudsy mouthfeel adds to the deliciousness.

Warm and grainy flavor with a tangy zing. The fruity and slightly tart taste mixes nicely with the sweet maltiness. This is the more sweet and friendly side of the strong Belgian style. There is a liqueur-like sensuousness. aromatic, even perfumey flavors. This is quite a dessert. The Belgian yeasty drying effect gives it a surprise finish. This is fruitier and less austere than some Tripels, but I think it's totally sippable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 04:50:20 | More by mactrail
Photo of themind

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is really good! super drinkable triple. The problem is I got only half a bottle because it exploded when I opened it. The mouth feel was very good which is deceiving since the beer initially appeared over carbonated. Its kinda sweet with that famous Belgium triple taste you expect. The appearance is a bit murky...but who cares lol! This brew is kinda like a mellow Pannepot. Overall its a super drinkable triple that totally hides the ABV.

Bottom Line" Great Brew!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 23:16:23 | More by themind
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4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle generously shared by the bartender at Delirium Cafe in Brussels, poured into a pokal glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a finger of white head, decent retention and great lacing.

S- Spice, yeast, some orange peel and other citrus.

T- Pretty similar to the aroma, lots of yeast with some spice and fruitiness, a bit of hops towards the finish.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel.

O- A solid, enjoyable tripel, I might try this again if it shows up on tap somewhere.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:41:19 | More by WillCarrera
Photo of bishopdc0


3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of Novare's Belgian Bier Fest, and It is on my up rising list, Yes!

Served in a De Rulles Glass golden orange in color with a dense white head. The head leaves a hugh amount of lace on the glass.

The nose is sweet, slightly bready, with a strong maltyness. The yeast is present but not overwhelming, while the overall nose is subdued.

Pleasantly the taste is more complex than the nose. Initially the taste is not sweet but definitely malt filled. The beer becomes sweet with an almost tart apple finish. It drys quickly and the almost bitter yeast notes remain.

Nice balance on this triple, yeast isn't the main componant but a mix of malt and yeast to make for a pleasent beer. I had to double check but at 8.5% incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2013 02:41:24 | More by bishopdc0
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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Quite possibly the most unattractive label I've seen in a while, replete with a creepy, troll-like man inspecting his brew. Purchased on the discount table for $2.00 - no date.

That said, this is a delicious beer. It pours a murky honey-orange color with very bright white thin head. Mild carbonation - very fine, delicate bubbles. Some honey and coriander on the nose. The taste is crisp - some fresh lemon and tangerine, coriander - but the mouth feel is creamy. Yeasty taste, some bazooka bubble gum. At 8.4% ABV, I can't smell or taste a note of alcohol. Mine is fairly mellow, unlike some of the other reviews that note the presence of booze. Perhaps an older bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 03:12:29 | More by kaufmaal
Photo of Beer-A-Lot


4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in tulip.

A - Beautiful head, hazy, foamy.

S - Thick aroma, lots of complexity.

T - Delicious taste, lots of spice and flowers. Superbly balanced, as you'd expect.

M - A thick full body. Really well done.

O - Outstanding tripel. Will keep this on my list of must haves.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 04:34:16 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my St Bernardus chalice

A - Pours a slightly cloudy honey due colour with a pure white, two fingered head that reduces to a lacing film.

S - Plenty of spice, citrus, hop and honey.

T - Very well balanced flavours of spice,hop finished of with some honey like notes, the booze is extremely well hidden.

M - Medium body and carbonation. perfect

O - Loved this tripel for its subtleness and balance, hard to beat.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 14:25:47 | More by eric5bellies
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2.43/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a La Rulles glass at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Reviewed from notes taken June 2010. Cost was 3.50 euro.

A: Pours a two finger head of nice cream and thickness, but mere average retention. Colour is a hazy dark yellow/light gold.

Sm: Cream, full barley, and maybe a very slight hint of butterscotch. A mild strength aroma.

T: Moderate fully expressed barley comprises the foundation, with badly handled stale cream on the climax. Malty but uninteresting. Hopping isn't notable or particularly well manifested here. Pretty simple for a tripel, and not very well balanced. Badly built. It's alright, but there's just nothing of interest to it. Not unique or special within the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet with some misplaced coarseness about the climax that doesn't suit the flavour or focus of the beer really at all.

Dr: Very highly priced by local standards. Drinks decently, and of decent quality, but not worth trying unless you're obsessed with beers in the style. Very disappointing, especially given its current ratings.


Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 18:18:10 | More by kojevergas
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Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Vey hazy bubbly golden, tall creamy head retained endlessly
S - Strong phenols, apple and grape, spices, leafy
T - Big yeasty phenols, mineral quality, leafy hops, green grapes and spice
M - Big carbonation is just a tad prickly, grainy and dry with a mineral coating feel lingering
O - Solid triple with leanings towards phenols definitely welcome, another great treat for the Alberta market, we are truly spoiled

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 22:22:47 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy honey yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, fruits, and spices. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2012 00:23:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Weird that this is from Belgium, but they spell it 'Triple'. Discuss.

This beer pours a cloudy, sediment-strewn medium golden apricot hue, with three fingers of tight, puffy, foamy off-white head, which leaves a few iceberg profiles of painted lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of edgy, earthy, and fruity yeast, at first, until a sweet, sugary pale malt swells up, with some peppery alcohol warmth probing the perimeter. The taste is more zingy, almost vegetal yeast right off the bat, some even-keeled soft grainy malt sweetness, some dry-grass, hay-like terse hoppiness, a bit of candied chewing-gum, and a wisp of metallic booziness.

The bubbles are a mite sprightly, but in an even, palate-uplifting manner, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and situational in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the extra sugar taking the moment, rendering things more seemingly malty than anything up to now.

A decent tripel, I gotta say- the simmering threat of booze is a feature in this style, not a flaw, I have to keep reminding myself. Anyways, definitely not overly sweet, and with numerous sideshows of flavour, all of which tie together rather nicely.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 03:09:50 | More by biboergosum
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip 12/7/12

A hazy golden orange with a few chunks of sediment, a nice three finger bone white foam falls to a thick film leaving a few partial rings of lace

S a nice yeast profile hits me right away, dry cereals, hay, grassy hops, earthy notes, some candied pineapple, bubblegum, and faint booze, smells like a great Triple

T more grains, booze and bubblegum but less of everything else, still great but missing something the nose had

M quite full for the color, carbonation is perfect, silky at first and creamy by midway, spicy finish and very faint heat, smooth stuff

O I'm digging this one, easy too drink with a near perfect smell and zero flaws. the booze is well hidden and it went down dangerously fast

Solid stuff and for around 10$ it's an easy buy, Alberta's beer culture keeps getting better and better

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 06:25:52 | More by wordemupg
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. A good finger of tight head Hazy, orange colored body.

Great smell of fruit: orange and pear mostly.

Taste malt sweetness, touch of bitterness and mildly fruity. Alcohol comes through too.

Soft texture, like a cloud with medium body. Low to moderation carbonation.

Delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 00:21:10 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of NeutroMan


4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy, dirty orangeish-amber. Billowy, crowning white head stays creamy, frothy, and inviting throughout.

Smell: Spicy phenols, yeast, and some tropical fruitiness. A pleasant earthiness permeates. Alcohol warmth is noticeable.

Taste: Mostly follows the nose. Yeast and phenols with a solid malt sweetness. Phenols are quite interesting - some medicinal qualities to them, some earthiness, and nicely balanced. Fruity notes of apricot and peach. Rich, creamy, supremely pleasant mouthfeel is a joy for the palette. Alcohol warmth is kept in check. One of the best examples of my favorite type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 23:17:10 | More by NeutroMan
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4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just another Tripel? No, this one was somewhat bigger and better than most I have had. The pour was uneventful as well as the initial aroma and bouquet.

But that all stopped at the first sip. Big, bold, rich is about the only way to describe that first sip. I could not detect any standout flavors or overtone here. Malt balanced, Hops balanced, fruit downplayed and balanced.

The best part was the richness of this beer. Each sip filled my mouth totally and with utmost satisfaction.

The finish was just a big and bold as the start. Which in my book identifies a beverage, wine or beer that stands above the rest.

Loved this one

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 19:23:57 | More by rdilauro
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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, golden orange color with an enormous, cream colored head. Head falls very slow leaving behind thick, sticky lace.

Awesome aroma of Belgian yeast and alcohol. Floral and fruity with medicinal qualities. Smells freaking awesome.

Yep, tastes awesome too. Great flavors from the yeast and quite sweet on the tongue. Hops hold the sweetness back to just the right amount. Floral and earthy with great spice.

Smooth carbonation yet a bit biting on the tongue from the alcohol.

Simply a joy to drink, one of the best triples out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 19:44:15 | More by dstc
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip style glass.

A foamy off white head is produced on the pour, and a crystal clear bronze copper body. Quite a dark body for a tripel, and some cola like sticking bubbles to the sides, but a nice rising column of carbonation in the middle.

Large sweet honey nose, dry ripping grain, burnt clove senses. A little cloying and sticky sweet perhaps coming? Maybe even some bitter hop in there too and heat.

Taste is like drinking slightly hot honey. Sweet palate but luckily not syrupy. Smooth feeling and consistency, with a malt mild grainy-ness on the finish. Heat alcohol sense comes through a bit, and even matches a bit of white hot pepper.

Pretty solid but it does feel just a bit sugary for my tastes. However, it's got all the right things going for it.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:02:19 | More by smakawhat
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazy butterscotch apricot, minor creamy colored head retains nicely, good lacing.

Aroma is sweet fruity yeasty goodness, slightly floral and spicy. Yum

Sweet, powdery yeast, a sharp dry note then trailing bitterness. Aftertaste till tomorrow. The final trailing echo is a long lingering grassy bitter. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel. Warms wonderfully.
the parts fit well

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 07:11:45 | More by impending
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An enticing and artistic Tripel Ale with a fruity spicy interplay and a bitter dry finish. Very authentic Belgian complexities throughout, this beer is very satisfying and drinkable.

A hazy copper orange glow of a beer has a dense look but the flavor and feel prove otherwise. A creamy meringue of ivory foam caps the beer and becomes seriously stubborn in its retention and rings of crumpled lace. The beer exudes quality to the eye.

Earthy citrus of lemon, orange, and white grape set the tone of estery aromas while a counterpart of white pepper, corriander, and alcohol balance the fruity scent. A lightly bready and yeasty note lurks in the background and provides a medium sweet aroma to anchor the beer, at least to the nose.

Delicious maltiness provides a lightly doughy and yeasty taste with a slight candied fruit flavor. All those lemon, orange, and grape aromas manifest in flavor along with an earthy, pungent, and bold herbal flavor. Tea-like compounds of lemongrass, light tobacco, appricot, sasafrass, ginsing, and and pepper all aid in the complexity and balance of the beer that includes earthy hop bitterness and spice additions. Very complex and flavorful throughout for a true Belgian experience.

Very creamy and soft with the initial sips which has a whimsical and supple sweet feel at first. But a waivering of carbonation allows for a transition into a pleasantly drinkable beer of medium weight at mid palate. A late drying hop bitterness and alcohol warmth provides a fruity-dry finish of evaporating malt and and aftertaste of peppery bite.

La Rulles Tripel is a seriously formitable Tripel Ale with all the complexity and authenticity that's indicative of the style. And with a highly drinkable texture and elegant flavor spread, this should rate among the best of Belgian Tripel Ales.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 05:08:33 | More by BEERchitect
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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle of this last time I was in Asheville. What a great tripel. It has a nice golden color, a little haze. Smells and aromas were great, yeasty, rich and funky. Taste was amazing, and got better as it warmed. Caramel malt with the distinctive belgian yeast flavors. What set this beer apart for me is the sweet malty aftertaste. Go get some.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 01:44:50 | More by wo87810
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South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a honey blond that is a little cloudy. There wasn't much head visible while pouring. Don't see much carbonation going on. This has a very nice appearance.

S: It has a hint of sweetness to it, but then finishes with the wheat/grains behind it? It almost tastes like a honey ale to me.

T: Up front you taste the sweet, then comes the wheat! Ha! Its got a hint of bitterness to it, but just enough to where it flows well with the rest of the beer. No hint of the alcohol that I can tell.

M: This tastes to me like a blue moon or something along those lines for mouthfeel. Its very light and easily drinkable.

O: This almost feels like its cheating.... its a high quality triple that drinks like its something in a six pack. That is a good and a bad thing to me, because it doesn't seem very complicated, but overall its a very good beer and I wouldn't mind having a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 01:28:57 | More by thadbme
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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL green bottle into a clear glass snifter. No freshness or best by date. Purchased at Ancona's Wine and Spirits (Ridgefield, CT) for $11.99.

A: Appealing apricot with 1-2 fingers of rocky, stick, big-bubbled creamy off-white lace with good retention and a nice wavy ring of lacing.

S: Earthy, herbal, musty, yeasty aroma with plenty of pear and a nice lemongrass twist. The pale maltiness provides a very light grainy sweetness.

T: The flavor is a wonderful balance of sweet, yeasty, and earthiness with plenty of fruity yeast esters, pear, lemon, and light herbal hops finished with a light touch of honey sweetness. A well-crafted beer with a lot of components that fit this style nicely.

M: A touch on the thin side but smooth enough. Carbonation could be a bit more lively.

O: I picked this up on a lark and I am glad I did -- it is a unique tripel in that is has more sweetness than most, but it also provides the characteristic yeastiness and light fruitiness of the style. Recommended if you can track it down.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 04:33:12 | More by argock
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

nice interesting citrus doughy nose. Lemon, apricot, and yeast. Gold clear pour with a nice rich head. Some complex fruit citrus honey malt that is a bit zestier than expected and touch of grassy straw notes of hop. Simple but superb with a well placed alcohol of mild food ready warm. Rather dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2011 02:45:08 | More by rtepiak
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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rullés SPRL
90 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.