La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) - Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
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Reviews by dgallina:
3.28/5 rDev -19%
750ml green bottle without apparent freshness data.
Pours cloudy gold with lots of suspended sediment. An inch of white head dissipates to a sheen but leaves good lacing. The smell is mostly toasted grain with mild lime fruit undertones. Flavor is very similar. Lots of toasted malt with a touch of powdery lime, spicy yeast, and pepper. Some fruity alcohol warming over time. Body is medium light and slippery, with some unpleasant grit from the suspended yeast. Rather average.
11-13-2007 23:31:32 | More by dgallina
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4.13/5 rDev +2%
Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed deep golden with a real dark orange tint a big fluffy white head leaving some soap scum-like lace as it settled slowly.First aromas I pick up are slight phenolic clove and overripe fruit touch of herb and iron close it out.Very easy going down for its hefty weight,green apple intertwined with a herbal tea quality are very prominent on the palate a slight phenolic clovey spice element is there but thankfully its in check the Belgian yeast is a big flavor component.A nice triple its not over the top in any of its characteristics just solid.
06-21-2007 23:22:27 | More by oberon
4.28/5 rDev +5.7%
Appearance This one is a bright, glowing orange in color with a good, even head that behaved itself quite nicely.
Smell This nose was big right out of the fridge. Theres a sharp, de rankish bitterness to this bouquet that is very interesting. The yeast finally did come on towards the end of the bottle. It was a bit unbalanced but I enjoyed it nevertheless.
Taste This is a bitter Tripel for sure. The yeast is there and supports the hops well, but make no mistake this is not one of those super-orangey Abbey lightweights. The sweetness comes on just at the end. It really is a nice, original, and very complete flavor profile.
Mouthfeel This one is a solid medium-bodied with some good, unusually strong bitterness and terrific carbonation.
Drinkability This was a bit different than the usual offerings of the style, but I enjoyed it immensely.
Comments Im probably rating this one a bit higher than it deserves, but it just really hit all my buttons. Its not a classic in the truest sense of the word, and definitely not one to introduce a friend to the style, but I loved it. Id almost say that the style was in error on the site except that it says, Tripel, right on the label.
01-08-2005 02:32:18 | More by RoyalT
3.45/5 rDev -14.8%
Served on tap in the brewers glassware at Maduro in Madison, WI.
Cloudy beige lemon with loads of thick cellular cream. Fantastik retention.
Aromas of fruit, I mean big, sweet, ripe fruit. Mangos, ripe pears, passion fruit, star fruit and other high in fructose sweet fruits. Yeasty.
Almost creamy up front, flavors are mainly powdery yeasts, a bit of lemon, and dry malts. I feel really let down. The flavors really dont match up with the aromas at all in this one. I find the taste kind of dull. A sweetness perpetuates throughout but the fruit is absent. The finish is powdery and dry to the point of being flat. This dryness works well as a palate cleanser making this beer a wonderful choice for an aperitif. Still, I find that it is not for me. Too sweet and a bit too bland.
04-20-2006 19:38:57 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.9/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
05-02-2013 02:41:24 | More by bishopdc0
4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
Presentation: 750 green magnum, no freshness date.
Appearance: Cloudy beige orange, excellent head retention it seems to stick around forever.
Smell: Yeasty and fruity, nutty with hints of passion fruit and mango. Touch of dry malt, faint medicinal phenols and herbal hop in the nose as well.
Taste & Mouth Feel: Fluffy creamy medium body, very smooth carbonation. There is this strange but good mix of flavors yeast and phenols with a clean bitterness that holds the sweetness at bay. Aspirin? Mildly soapy? Black pepper, coriander, bitter orange, tree bark come to mind. Mellow esters show some strength of the alcohol. Dry malt character with some suggestions of exotic fruit and raw honey in the finish. Long lingering dry finish.
Drinkability & Notes: A triple in the raw, the Orval yeast is so distinct yet this beer is definitely in an other world. It stood up to some sharp blue cheese without a problem.
04-19-2005 03:18:07 | More by Jason
4.38/5 rDev +8.1%
750 ml bottle, capped not corked, purchased at the Vintage Cellar in early September, 2005. Pours into a goblet a hazy, burnt orange body with a bone hued head that is thick and dense, if only an inch in height. Head retention is good, and some streaky sheets of lacing drape the glass.
Aroma boasts plenty of musty barnyard scents, wool sweater, and an alluring note of fruity muskmelon. Hops are prominent here, with damp grassy and floral herbal notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and carbonation is good, just slightly effervescent.
Taste begins with sweet fruity notes of peaches, apricots, and some citrus. Orange and pink grapefruit notes seem to be delivered from American hop varieties. Yeasty tones are leathery and woolen, with a hint of earthy mushrooms. Finishes with a dry and herbal flourish.
Not as heavy as other "tripels", with some Saison like herbal and spicy, pastoral characteristics that contribute greatly to the complexity and drinkability here. Very nice, but not your typical tripel.
10-12-2005 10:50:12 | More by merlin48
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
I poured this beer from the bottle, as it was served to me at the restaurant. It poured a light orangey golden color. The smell is fresh and crisp. It tastes just like it smells - very fresh (almost like a dewy spring morning) and crisp. The taste has fruity overtones but the hops come through, balancing the beer. There is very nice lacing that remains on the glass.
The top-of-the-bottle pour on this was a bit hoppier than the mid or bottom pour. This beer gets slightly sweeter as you continue drinking it. It had some carbonation. This beer looked and acted like a hefeweizen or blonde ale and was very enjoyable.
04-09-2006 19:58:58 | More by BlueHammer
3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
Large bottle capped, not corked, no freshness indication. Some gunk on the inside of the cap and inside neck of the bottle. Musty, funky nose, cloudy medium brownish apricot. Moderate light tan head, that quickly departs. Listed as a tripel, this one seems to be much more of a saison or beire degard type of creation. More must and earthyness, nice mellow Belgian yeastyness. Quite drinkable and easy on the taste buds. Well worth a try.
04-02-2007 13:27:51 | More by Billolick
3.7/5 rDev -8.6%
750ml green bottle courtesy of AKSmokedPorter.
Appearance is wonderful. BOISTEROUS white head foams up and slowly dies down to a finger-thick layer in the glass. Near-100% coverage of the glass with sticky lace. Aromas have some characteristic tripel notes: sweet sugar, "yeasties", perhaps a whiff of pepper. Also some wet grass. Flavor not as bold as expected. Very subdued. Sweetness rises up front, middle dries out a little with a yeast-caked earthen flavor, and ends with a spicy/peppery dryness. Much more bitter/hoppy than expected, but I thought this was a nice twist on the style. Fizzy-thin mouthfeel that tickles the nostrils as you consume it. Very light for a big 8.4% (8.4%....are you KIDDING ME?!) Belgian tripel. A "light" beer to start an evening of NCAA hoops. Unexpected but well-received.
Cheers to AKSmokedPorter for hooking me up with this one.
03-18-2006 01:16:12 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
On tap poured into a 33cl Rulles pint glass at Delirium Cafe.
Pours a slightly hazy golden wheat color with a small white head that gives into nice thin white lacing. Nose is great, it's fresh, hoppy and sweet with a bit of yeast.
Taste is quite hoppy which is very nice and crisp. It's really unique and very american for a belgian beer. I can't pinpoint the hop variety but it's really nice and floral and citrusy.
06-17-2010 12:17:39 | More by kingcrowing
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
So I tried this at work as a sample in a small plastic tasting cup... and I didn't think much of it when we first cracked it open... but I was pleasantly surprised.
The beer poured a thick straw color into the tasting cup, with a foamy everlasting head. Great head retention, and good lacing.
The nose was lightly malty, light citrus, somewhat grassy and hoppy. The beer for some reason made me think of hot summer in tall grass...
The beer tasted very much as it smelled. A bit more hoppy in the taste how ever, balanced well with the malt straw body. Grass tones a little more subtle in the flavor but come out a little stronger on the finish creating a dry lingering after taste.
This is a great beer.
05-03-2011 02:51:50 | More by StevenBilodeau
4.43/5 rDev +9.4%
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.
09-19-2011 01:44:50 | More by wo87810
3.15/5 rDev -22.2%
Hazy peach color, very fine-bubbled and attractive head rises to almost an inch on a medium hard pour. Laces very thickly, in big sheets at first. Sweet aroma, slightly dusty, golden delicious apple that's gone too mealy. Very subtle carbonation, mouthfeel about medium. Strange flavor, papery and sweet, a strong and weird emphasis on cardammon, a bit of apple but also salt water taffy. Slight hops mid mouth, unproofed yeast sludginess and a slight off aftertaste. I don't like this one much in or out of style. Not a big sense of alcohol, seems decently hidden.
11-09-2005 00:35:41 | More by ADR
4.21/5 rDev +4%
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.
01-02-2014 01:19:03 | More by Brenden
4.48/5 rDev +10.6%
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
05-03-2012 19:23:57 | More by rdilauro
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
90 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.