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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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 20
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: marburg on 11-11-2004

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Ratings: 279 | Reviews: 157
Reviews by hoegaardenhero:
Photo of hoegaardenhero
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: very mild orange with some straw highlights; a thick frothy white foam with great retention; minimal movement

s: so yeasty--like rising bread dough; some oranginess; darker dryer grain notes in the back; vanilla; a real fruitty noseful

t: on the first sip a bit of abv hits you followed by some graininess and then a sour yeastiness at the finish; the remaining sips the more mellow flavors come out; there is still a little bit of that sourness on the finish but here the toffee flavors and sweeter fruit flavors and richer grain flavors really shine; very potent taste as well

m: smooth and thickish with relatively light carb

d: very robust flavor and definitely worth a try; very good and not your run of the mill tripel

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of RoyalT
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. There’s 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 – I’m probably rating this one a bit higher than it deserves, but it just really hit all my buttons. It’s 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. I’d almost say that the style was in error on the site except that it says, “Tripel,” right on the label.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in the brewer’s 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 don’t 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.

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 Jason
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of merlin48
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of BlueHammer
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of StevenBilodeau
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of wo87810
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Photo of ADR
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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 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 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 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 jmz62565
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber with a large white foamy head. The head leaves great lacing and lasts a long time. Be careful pouring,lots of yeast. The smell is full of citrus fruit,lemon, candy sugar, and other earthy aromas. Ther taste is sweet with candy sugar,alcohol,lemon,coriander, pepper,honey, and, maybe a tart apple. The m/f is medium with all flavors mixing pretty well. A good beer that hides the alcohol well and should be tried as an introduction to tripels.

Photo of Stigs
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

big 750 split, served in Chimay golbets

A - pours with a small amount of loose bubbly, slightly off white foam. the beer is a bit hazy, dirty golden colored with active carbonation.

S - belgian yeast, citrus, bread, pepper, grains, some tart and funk...about exactly what a Tripel should be.

T - bready yeast joined by some noticeable apples and yellow grape skins, finishes grainy with a good amount of hops. wasnt a huge fan at first but then the nice hoppy bitterness started to come alive.

M - tight and prickly carbonation, slick body on the lighter-medium side. finishes very dry with some lingering booze and hops. after settling for a few minutes though the carbonation is fading fast, leaving behind a somewhat flat and watery beer.

D - overall, good for the style - love the hop presence and booziness...needs a bit more body or more lingering carbonation. enjoyable though.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.82/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Always a Belgian favorite for me, the several experiences I've had with this triple (including a visit to the brewery) have always been top-notch. Seems to make its trips across the ocean with very little ill-effect.

Pours a big, creamy, fluffy head that reduces to a thin layer quickly. Hazy burnt golden color, a few small bits of sediment. Lace? But of course...and lots of it.

Nose is banana, biscuit, clove, flowery hops, nutty yeast with only a mild trace of funk.

Toasty rounded malts hit the palate first. Lots of fruits (banana, pear, peach, apple), light sweet spices, a buoyant and fresh flowery fullness, hearty fresh-baked sourdough. Delicious delicious delicous.

Light, bouncy and wonderfully creamy mouthfeel only enhances this great experience.

Not an insanely yeast-tweaked tripel, but it's there, doing its job in a more subtle, stealthy manner. An excellent ambassador of the style.

Photo of cokes
4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Translucent honeyed apricot with a pile of thick, clingy froth.
Nose is foremost of yeast-driven spiciness- ginger, and clove and coriander- but also large with a kiwi and muskmelon-hued fruitiness. Smoky whisps of hoppy, reefer-smoked, iron-tipped grapefruits are evident on deeper inhales.
Begins with an intial burst of dry graininess, one that's quickly brushed aside by the ensuing melon and pear. Turns slightly tarter, with unripened kiwi and smears of strawberry-peach yogurt. Bombastic spicing arrives and wipes the palete clean, via black peppercorns, leathery brett, caramelized ginger, and coriander....especially coriander. It's Orvalian, for sure, but it seems less musty and spicier. The nearly cilantro flavor on this brew segues perfectly into a lightly tinny, sprucey, ganja'ed, green grapefruit bitterness. The hops (yes, they're US varieties, Amarillo and Warrior), are more subtle, earthy, dank, and smoky than they typically appear stateside, but carry this tripel with more back-end bitterness than Belgian norms dictate. That is to say, they present as unique and captivating, not as out-of-place or intrusive.
A pillowed heft inside the mouth, given levity with a finely beaded carbonation, and general airy qualities. Alcohol is a nonentity here. This begs for gluttony.
The untraditional hops are the eye-catcher here, but the finished product is the showstopper. It distantly recalls Unibroue's Edition 2004 with its forward spiciness. I loved that one, and I love this as well.
A favorite among tripels.

Photo of Sammy
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and strong tasty yeast. Sweet with citrus fruit, honeyish from yeast, some sugar, vanilla, other fruit. Bit of hop, smooth, tad of bitter dry finish. Satisfying.

Thank you Doug Shoemaker, for your private stock from Chesters, at your Great Tasting.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

De Rulles delivers a delicous and quaffable ale in their unpretentious "Triple". Its hazy golden-orange body is capped by a frothy head of white that drops to a creamy lid before eventually fading to just a standard collar. The retention is not great, and it leaves little lace about the goblet, but that can be attributed at least in part to it's 8.4% abv. The nose is neither bold nor exciting, but it remains welcoming with a candy-sweet, honey and light fruit character as well as some edges of mild malt and perhaps a hint of coriander or grassy hops. It's dextrinous and creamy across the palate with a full body and very-fine-bubbled moderate carbonation that accentuates it's malty sweetness. The flavor mirrors the aroma with notes of sucrose, honey, peach, orange, flowers, straw, and some drying spice. It basically remains the same from start to finish which leaves it a bit lacking in complexity; but it's still quite enjoyable in its own right. The alcohol is fairly well-hidden throughout; while at the same time helping to dry the finish rather than leaving it sticky-sweet. It's a bit basic, but enjoyable; and very well done. It's worth trying; especially for those who lean towards sweeter beers. And, in fact, this makes a great apertif or dessert beer.

Photo of dirtylou
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, given to me free by the shopkeep at Brawleys in Charlotte over Thanksgiving...drinking half this bottle to get me through the absolute debacle that is christmas eve mass (would jesus really approve of this mess?)

hesitantly reviewing this as i find the new BA rating system to be an absolute catastrophe

appearance: poured into a tulip, sharp orange body with a huge beige cap and wonderful lacing, bubbly and full of sediment - nice!

smell: sweet citrus, chewy light caramel malt, corriander, sweet belgian yeast

taste: pretty simple for a tripel but quite enjoyable all the same...overly sweet and pulpy citrus, corriander and tons of other belgian spicing, crisp yeast presence, light lemon, a touch of warming alcohol in the finish

mouthfeel: medium body, crisp and sweet

drinkability: good

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