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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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Reviews: 158
Hads: 286
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 23
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of Sammy
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
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

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Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a perfect head that splotches lacing all over the chalice

Smell: Medicinal aroma of funky, rotting, light fruit

Taste: Starts with a vaguely sweet, honey element that is quickly overtaken by bitter yeasty flavors; the finish is dry, woody and medicinal

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with fizzy carbonation

Drinkability: This just doesn't fit my expectation of a tripel; I didn't care for the bitter medicinal aromatics or taste

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Photo of BEERchitect
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a goblet.

Pour is a nice orange-amber color with a bit of light haze. White head that sits atop the brew for a good period and leaves behind a pretty good dose of lacing. The nose has some light citrus as well as a nice bit of spice and Belgian yeast. Good hop character. The taste is along the same lines with a nice spice, citrus rind, and some hops. Good feel and a nice body; everything integrates well. A nice drinkable brew.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Lubière: Poured a light yellow ale with a huge foamy white head with perfect retention. Aroma of floral malt with grassy hops and light spices. Taste is refreshing with some grassy and floral malt, some fruit sweetness and light spicy finish. Body is just above average and alcohol is well hidden. This beer would have gained by not being so filtered IMO. Still a great triple and a very good thirst quencher.

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Photo of biboergosum
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy orange color with a highly carbonated appearance. It had a two-finger, eggshell white head that left minimal amounts of lace.

S - It smelled of yeast, corriander and clove. There was a light malty aroma, too.

T - It starts out with spicy tones and then hits you with yeast and citrus. It has a slightly bittersweet flavor.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good beer. Nice blend of flavors and easy drinking for an 8.4% ABV.

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Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out-of-focus apricot with Golden Delicious apple edges. The alabaster colored cap is loose and bubbly rather than firm and creamy. It settles down in fine fashion, though, and looks much better as it begin to melt. A thick collar of BB-shot lace helps the appearance.

The aroma is more earthy and musty than it should be for the style. The beer smells more like a saison or a biere de garde than a tripel. Spice esters are more prominent than fruity ones. Better than decent, but not a standout by any means.

That last sentence is an accurate assessment of the flavor as well. If blinded, I would've said saison/farmhouse ale. There's too much bitterness, too much phenolic spiciness and not enough sweetness. This isn't a bad Belgian ale, it just doesn't hang together very well.

A relative shortage of malt is responsible for the scales tipping in favor of bitterness. It also leads to a crisp, drying finish. Flavors include musky apricot skins, a tannic woodiness, loads of ground clove and a pinch of white pepper. In the end, Triple has a certain rough, rustic charm, although it's more interesting than delicious.

The mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium, doesn't have enough malt sugars to stay engaged and doesn't help itself it terms of carbonation (too passive). While it matches the beer's personality pretty well, it doesn't have enough expansiveness to deserve the next highest score.

This is my third beer from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles. Estivale was extraordinary and Cuvee Meilleurs Voeux was pretty good, but not a standout. Triple is much closer to the latter than the former. Since there are much better, much more widely available Belgian tripels out there, I can't bring myself to recommend this one. Two thumbs... sideways.

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

A - Pours with one and half fingers of bone-white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves reasonably nice lace.

S - Musty hops and black pepper with a little bit of pear in the background.

T - Musty hops and some red apple yeast character up front as well as some soft, bready malt. Black pepper and cloves in the middle with more hops and a hint of honey creeping in to the malt character. Some light pear notes come out in the finish along with more musty hops and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Very nice, the yeast and hop characteristics work quite well together and the bready pilsner malt backbone provides thickness, though it becomes a bit heavy towards the end of the glass. The yeast is quite peppery with just a touch of fruit, this is a nice compliment to the musty, almost British hop profile. I get a bit of spicy towards the end as well, which pushes the overall impression to something a bit more peppery than I normally expect a Triple to be; it could just as easily pass for a strong Saison. My only complaint is that the malt seems to just sit on the palate and, perhaps due to the somewhat weak carbonation, the beer lacks the overall crispness that I expect from the better examples of this style. Still, it is worth a try and it has a lot of yeasty complexity that would make it a great beer to pair with food.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
4.12/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.48/5  rDev -38.6%
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.


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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/19/2010 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy dark gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, brown sugar, spices, cherries and touches of hops and alcohol.

T: The taste starts out with a tart and sweet cherry flavor that is quickly followed by bready flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. There are background flavors of spice and caramel along with a touch of an alcohol sting. There's a very mild but complementary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style while adding a small variation, it's a good beer with complexity and flavor but there are other beers in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of Jason
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Ebenezer's Pub, Lovell, ME

Not the best tripel I've had. Easy to drink, but a little bit lacking in flavor, I thought.

Poured a hazy golden with a finger of white head and moderate carbonation. Bready, grassy aroma, with some light fruits present. A bit musty and very light fruitiness on the tongue. Thinly bready, with hop bitterness just barely detectable. Light-medium mouthfeel, and somewhat drinkable, though as I said, a little lax in the flavor department.

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

freed from the bottle, this is an attractive ale, lovely orange hue, gushing carbonation, lush, large head, fluffy white.
Aroma, wondrous spice, tantalizing citric flavor, outsized yeast...seems the very picture of the biere de garde style. quite arousing.
Taste: plays easily on the palate, smooth and tasty, yum...big citric fruit, substantial spice...all in a very nice example of the style. Big mouthfeel, extremely drinkable, medium bodied, with a long, fruity, lemony, spicy finish.
I can easily recommend this one, but it doesn't unseat any of the giants of the style.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at the Bruery provisions store. Beer is light orange with a decent head of medium and large bubbles that breaks and falls away. Not much lacing on the glass, carbonation moderate to low.

Aroma is pretty good! A little hoppiness (pine), some fruits like apples or pears.

Beer is medium body and really smooth. Pretty effervesceant on the tongue. Its mildly sweet, has some nice esters in the midpalate. I enjoyed this beer. Not sure how well it fits into the tripel category but who knows. I liked it.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

04/12/06- Purchased at Plumpjack's in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- 750ml bottle. No sign of freshness dating. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Clouded golden pour with a bit of orange hue. Micro fine sediment swirls about. About a 3/4 smooth and frothy white head. Leaves behind nice spotty lacing.

Smell- If this makes sense...a touch medicinal, but in a good way. Maybe phelonic is the word I am looking for. Smells as if quite sugary. Tropical fruits in the nose. All in all a scent that is very appealing to me.

Taste- High sugary content. Hoppy bitter taste in the swallow. Lots of spices, including white pepper as the most prominent. A bit of lemon rind and other fruits that I can't grasp for sure.

Mouthfeel- Carbonation catches you off gaurd. Seems low, but really kicks in after you start drinking. Fruity aftertaste.

Drinkability- Seems kinda like a cross between a Saison and a Tripel. Either way it's a nice tasting brew. Good job.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.12/5  rDev +2%
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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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Gavage
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear orange in color with a nice 2 finger head. Plenty of miniscule carbonation bubbles rising quickly to the top of the glass. The head lasts quite a while. Thin paint-like lace develops through the drink.

Smell: the aroma is of earth, grass, yeast, bread, and grapefruit.

Taste: the flavor follows the nose, but there is a bizarre pairing of earthiness and sweetness that make you step back and think for a moment. Grapefruit, grainy bread, apples, grass, and alcohol are the other flavor tones. The bitterness levels are up, but do not overpower.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start and finish. The finish is also dry. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: Nicely drinkable, worth picking up a bottle if you stumble upon it. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +4%

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.

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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
90 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.