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

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

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90
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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 20
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 11-11-2004

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Ratings: 276 | Reviews: 157
Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with aaa finger high head that is slightly off white in color. The head died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of candi sugars and fruity yeast are present in the nose along with notes of fruity yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of Belgian and fruity yeast are present in the nose along with bits of sweetness from the candi sugars and hints of spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel is easy to drink and masks any traces of alcohol. I liked how it blended together the contrasting sweet and spicy flavors.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of lmaduells
3.44/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

good beer too big for my taste

Photo of BlazerT
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pale orange, hazy with white 2/3 finger head. Slowly reducing. Good lacing. Very malty - aromas of mature fruits, candy sugar, bread, yeast. Taste is very malty (mature fruits - bananas, melon, apricot) and sugary (candy, toffe), some spices (coriander) and belgian yeast (phenols, clove) in the background. Low bitterness, noticable from the middle of degustation. You can alos taste some citrus funky belgian notes through all the time. Medium to full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter, dry with rotten fruits notes. Slightly alcohol warming. In overall great triple, with almost perfect texture. Great drinkabliity.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange with a finger ' s worth of foam, slowly receding foam.

I smell some bread, a bit of sweet malt that also has honey like qualities.


Bread is up front but gives way to sweet and yes, I get honey in the taste as well.

Medium is the word to describe the body and carbonation.

Well, this is quite the tasty treat, easy drinking cuz the alcohol is held in check nicely. I can recommend it.

Edit: by the time I finished the bottle, it occurred to me that my rating was wholly underestimated. This is truly an amazing Triple.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Rulles Triple has a thin, white head, an opaque, brilliant orange appearance, and rather large brown specks, suspended throughout. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is of candy sugar, white bread, light fruits, and pungent yeast. Taste is of those elements with some building, background bitterness, sour dough bread, and even tomato juice elements. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and La Rulles Triple finishes wet and quite drinkable. Not alcohol detected in the sipping.

RJT

Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Cloudy orange pour, finger and a half of white head, almost creamy, recedes to a very sticky lace in a minute.
Smell of yellow apple, banana chips, candi sugar, apricot, sweet bread, clove, faint vanilla, lots of caramel and some warm alcohol is announced.
Taste doesn't start sweet, but with a refreshing sour citrus zing (lemon, orange) and a minty herbal note (coriander up front, faint sage). Goes into some malty sweetness, lots of caramel and a thick bready feel, some cream, with some specific tripel fruittiness hidden in there (apple, pear, banana, apricot) and honey. A tartness hidden in there too, that's a nice plus. Herbs intensify with earthy yeasts and spices like peppercorn, some anise, dry hay, even more towards the finish, with a funky woody taste (something like green twigs, tree bark, sawdust??). Spicy hop finish with some flower petal notes and a nice bitterness, all going well with the funky note mentioned before.
Medium body, medium carbonation. Spiced up aftertaste, also some hops, some lactic sourness aftermath, a bit of lingering sugars. Alcohol remains subtle.
A very complex tripel, tho the spicy yeasts tend to steal the show from time to time. A lot going on, with the balance shifting more and more as you drink it. Great stuff.

Photo of brureview
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of Brenden
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of mactrail
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of themind
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

Photo of WillCarrera
4.02/5  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.

Photo of bishopdc0
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of kaufmaal
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of eric5bellies
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of kojevergas
2.48/5  rDev -38.8%
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.

D+

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of wordemupg
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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

Photo of Fatehunter
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of NeutroMan
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Photo of rdilauro
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
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

Photo of dstc
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
90 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.