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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

262 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL visit their website
Belgium

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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Photo of tdawgydog
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was beer number two on an all night Belgian Sampler...
A - Nice cloudy copper pour, what you would expect from a good Belgian.

S - A little sweet and inviting
T - Strong, yet not overpowering. At 8.4% ABV I feel this beer is well represented
D - Went down smooth. I wish I had taken better notes but it really was enjoyable.

M - Very enjoyable, not overpowering. This is something that I would definitely drink again.

Other random thoughts... I'm not sure why the dude on the bottle is drinking out of what appears to be a wiezen glass???

tdawgydog, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of JBogan
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful burnt orange with a good amount of frenzied bubbles feeding a thick and creamy white head which leaves nice sticky lacing clinging to the glass. Wonderful looking brew.

Smells of Belgian yeast with some fruit notes.

Taste follows the smell, as the yeastiness really comes out as it warms. The fruit taste is there too, but in the background. Some honey sweetness joins the party as well. An earthiness somewhat dulls the overall taste compared to the smell. The alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel was alright. Thick bodied with a nice smoothness, although it could have used a hint more carbonation.

This is a nice Belgian triple, pretty representative of the style. I'd like to try it on tap next time I'm in Belgium, but probably won't grab another bottle here in the States as there are others of this style I prefer.

JBogan, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of Kemmerlin
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: the appearance was definitely one of the highlights. It poured an unfiltered peach orange color with lots of carbonation and a thick full head that left a creamy lacing on the glass.
S: The smell is characterized by it's yeast with a sour apple aroma and yeast rolls. I am also picking up a hint of glazed sugar as well.
T: there is a tiny hint of sweet bananas, peaches, and strawberry blending together nicely but it doesn't last long and the after taste has a strong yeast tinge in it.
M/D: The beer is light and smooth and goes down easily considering it's alchohol level. I definitely recommend folks try this one but I would like to see stronger flavors and aromas to give it a higher mark.

Kemmerlin, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a hazy golden-orange color with a foamy off white head that was moderately lasting. There was quite a bid of turbitiy with lots of black peppery floaties dancing about in the strong carbonation.

S: sugary sweet, with candi-sugar, sweet malt, citrus and cloves

T: The initial flavor had a nice sweet orange flavor with some honey malt, sweet fruit(honeydew) and pear notes. A nice spiciness is also found as well a light grassiness from the hopping. The beer finishes with some sharp citric tones, alcohol, peppery spiciness and a light tart yeastiness.

M: crisp and well carbonated finishing dry with a lingering tartness gracing the tongue.

D: Great drinkability, a hard one to put down and a excellent example per style.

beerthulhu, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one at the Gingerman in Manhattan.

A: Served in a chalice to show off a nice murkey orange color with a two finger chunky head, pitting furiously before landing comfortably into a solid cap. Mild retention slight traces of lace but that's early indication of a high Abv.

S: The nose is does not give much in the way of early indications of what you can taste, beyond hops, esters with candy, and malt.

T: A scrumptious rich delivery of creamy full body perfectly carbonated malty package. More fruit in comes through with oranges and floral accents, grass. A dry finish caps off a complex arrangement of flavors.

D: A great triple in many respects. You don't get overpowered by the abv or any particular flavor. A fruity stary with a dry finish, not as complex after many good quafs than the initial but still a great drink.

Brianmerrilyn, Nov 03, 2008
Photo of bruachan
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice head. great head, actually. pretty dark, though

spicy, grassy aromas with a heavy dose of sweet. pils malt scents: i do love that. this brew is really pungent, actually--huge bouquet. coriander and maybe even cardamom

heavily sweet hop flavors with pils malt. the sweetness is pervasive and manifests itself with light fruit--apricots. there is a yeasty element but i get the feeling that pils and hops are the main ingredients. well...i guess the yeast does provide a great spiciness

it's thick and cereally. flavorful and tasty, really. very hoppy

bruachan, Nov 01, 2008
Photo of Absumaster
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An orange, murky beer with a creamy head that settles into a small head.

Smell is malty with ditinct wort-like notes and a doughy and sweet malty biscuity twist. Some notes of spices, mainly coriander.

Taste is sweet and malty, again with the wort and doughy flavors. A spiciness that has coriander and lavender and some lemon zest. Mouthfeel is sweet and sticky and actually pretty full. Hops are somewhere hidden and have a light lemon soda twist. I had expected more of this beer.

Absumaster, Oct 13, 2008
Photo of philipquarles
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this during a liquid lunch; on-tap at the Delirium Cafe.

Poured into a Rulles tumbler, it had a nice light hazy gold color with a big white head. Not completely opaque.

Esters of fruit up front, but with hops quickly following; very little sweetness; very little alcohol, making it unique for a tripel.

Sipping it, there is a bit of sweetness, followed very quickly by hoppy bitterness that lasts. The fruity esters start to become evident after a couple more sips, but hops still dominate.

Feels very good on the palate; the light carbontion mixed with the hops leave a feeling of bitterness on the back of the tongue.

Dangerously drinkable. The most refreshing 8.4% Tripel I've ever had.

philipquarles, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle....3 pours into my Duvel tulip.

A- Golden orange yellow color with some orange tint. Really beautiful head (retention is wonderful, lasts throughout)- lacing circling the glass.

S- Smell is yeasty and spicey with a nice aroma of sweet and tart pineapples.

T- Taste is very complex. As I sip this beer I get a nice heaping of tropical fruits (most notably: pineapples, lemons, passion fruit). Belgian spices here with a peppery and earthy finish. NO hint of alcohol whatsoever. Unmistakable sour note here, but nothing that will turn beer drinkers away. The flavors are well balanced and really enjoyable.

M- This one had low carbonation and a soap like mouthfeel.

D- This is a damn good tripel. The flavors here are so enjoyable and the abv is masked well, so killing the 750 ml. bottle in a sitting is way too easy.

Recommended and a beer to seek out.

DavidSeanNJ, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of Gmann
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a 750ml capped bottle. Pours a cloudy bright orange color with a small pure white head. The aroma is of tropical fruit, some lemon and apple, medicinal and earthy spice smells. The taste is sweet from the candi sugar and has flavors of tropical fruit, lemon, honey, light orange peel and coriander and finishes with an earthy hop bitterness. The feel is fairly light with good amount of carbonation. Overall it is sweet but not very sticky or syrupy. There is a touch of alcohol in the finish. A very good Belgian tripel with a nice hop presence to cut the sweetness. Recommended.

Gmann, May 26, 2008
Photo of ski271
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Zeno's, State College, PA. Orangish-yellow with a medium-sized white head with good retention. Good lacing. The smell is of excellent Belgian yeast aromas. Fruits and spices. Pear and vanilla. Lightly herbal and slightly medicinal. The taste is much stronger than the smell would suggest. Much of the same wonderful aromas and flavors but with a stronger alcohol presence and more medicinal qualities on the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, turning dry, and lighter than expected for a triple. It has a lot of endearing qualities, and is worth a try, but it's nothing worth seeking out.

ski271, May 12, 2008
Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Spinnerstown Hotel.

Appeared a hazy straw-gold, much like a wit beer. Nice white lacing as this goes down. This is a pretty spice-heavy beer, very Belgian I suppose. The aroma has the oly hint of malt I found with a distinct biscuit smell with the spice. There's a strong kick of clove and it's a little much for me, but others might like it. Lemon, corriander, and pepper all mix in the flavor for what comes off a beer big in taste, but still fairly drinkable. Worth a try if you like your Belgian spice.

tempest, Apr 15, 2008
Photo of Jerico
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this from a 750ml bottle poured into a Bordeaux wine glass.

A - golden, coppery color, slightly cloudy. Frothy head that dissipates quickly.

S - light, a bit fruity and flowery, a bit of yeast.

T - a bit sweet and a bit sour, and a taste of citrus and clove. Has a punchy kick and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Tastes like the strong beer that it is!

M - medium bodied with medium carbonation, kind of creamy.

D - overall a delicious beer, if a bit too potent to drink too quickly. It pays to savor it!

Jerico, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML green Belgian bottle purchased from Gary's in Madison...
Attractive coudy, hazy, straw-colored, golden appearance with minimal frothy head that left a copious amount of lacing around the glass...
Fresh-burst smell replete with pineapple, pears, apple, citrus, corainder, and lemon...
Taste strongly complements the aroma with a noticeable appearance of florals, fresh fruits, honey, rich candied sugars, melons, canteloupe, and nectarines...
This is a top-notch, superb depction of the style - an excellent, full-flavored Tripel, one of the best Belgians I've sampled in quite some time...
Excellent rich, creamy, and thick mouthfeel...
Perilously drinkable without the slightest hint of the hefty 8.4% ABV...
This is a world-class Tripel... Definitely recommended...

dsa7783, Feb 23, 2008
Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev -2%
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.

zeff80, Jan 20, 2008
Photo of dirtylou
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
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

dirtylou, Dec 24, 2007
Photo of dgallina
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

dgallina, Nov 13, 2007
Photo of timtim
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

hazy golden yellowish with a white head that held up pretty well. smelled of sugars and some fruit (pear, apple, apricot). also had a little malt thing going on... pilsner malt? taste was solid. sweetness and pear really stuck out. medium full body was nice and velvety. i could barely taste the alcohol. very pleasant drink. i'll definitely have another next time i visit galaxy hut in arlington.

timtim, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of dedrinker
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow/ gold with two finger head that I waited a few minutes to die down to a velvety thin collar of foam. The aroma was quite fickle; jumping out, running away, but throughout my beer I detected white grapes, apricot, orange marmalade, and a faint pilsner malt. The flavor was sweet but balanced; golden delicious apples, jolly ranchers, kool-aid, but not as bad as that sounds. It was more restrained with yeast and cardamon. I couldn't pin any of these aromas and flavors down for sure, but that is what makes my favorite tripels tick: the elusive and ever-changing flavors within one glass.

dedrinker, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of Gusler
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours from the 750ml bottle a hazy golden amber with a bit of orange shading, head is creamy white and piles high on the body, lace forms a nice concealing sheet. Nose has a candy sweet aroma, fruity, peaches comes to mind, a bit astringent, soapy, start has a decent sweet malt presence, slight bitterness along with the tartness, moderate in feel. Finish has unrelenting acidity, sour and sweet continues, hops understated, very dry, a drinkable beer, 8.4 percent ABV, does leave an alcohol bitterness and a bit of a warming sensation.

Gusler, Nov 05, 2007
Photo of tpd975
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this one awhile back and it has been sitting in the beer fridge at a nice 52 degrees. Today I was in the mood for a triple and pulled this big boy out.

A: Pours a nice golden honey orange color with a creamy head. There are tons of floaters in the glass. It started as larger pieces, but in the final pour it appears as though ground cinnamon had been poured into the glass only to settle on the bottom. Real pretty beer.

S: A very nice smelling triple. Tons of sweet ripe fruits. Peaches and Apricots mostly with hints of rock candy and nutmeg.

T: Man this one is better than I ever expected. Tons of malty sweetness with sweet fruits plowing thru. There were notes of peaches, apples, and even early season strawberries. A light touch of hop bitterness in the background. Man do those folks in Belgium know how to make some beer.

M: Medium bodied yet sparkling. Soo refreshing will take this one over a bottle of wine any day.

D: Drank the entire bottle myself. Last time I was at the beer store they had one left, and I will be purchasing it.

Overall: Another great Belgian beer. This one is a near perfect triple. It smells good, tastes good, and is so drinkable. As I drink beer after beer from Belgium I am more and more impressed. If you see this one, buy it.

tpd975, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of oldefortran
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer at my most favorite haunt after looking at some other reviews on BA. The first thing I noticed after pouring was the light-medium amber body with a nice white head forming on top. The smell of the beer seemed fairly hoppy to me, but the taste was far less hoppy than I was expecting from the aroma. I love hoppy beers, but this was a very pleasant surprise as it was still hoppy, but less than the aroma, and had a nice, slightly bitter cascade with a good malty flavor. This was definitely one of the best, new (to me) beers I have had this year and find it very drinkable. I do tend to tolerate the stronger alcohol beers more than most so drinkability may vary.

oldefortran, Sep 13, 2007
Photo of cranked
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer after a few bottles of Aventinus, while it didn't have quite the complexity of the previous beers drank, it did have a decent mouthfeel and was very drinkable. Like I said before the complexity wasn't too great but, I could not feel or taste the alcohol and it was pleasant to drink on a cool end of summer night.

cranked, Sep 13, 2007
Photo of maddogruss
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be.

A: Dark brown body with a thick white head with pretty good retention.

S: Very malty smell that was pleasing to smell.

T: The taste was very malty as well with the alcohol very evident.

M: The mouthfeel was also pretty thick as well as nice and smooth.

D: This brew is not too drinkable. The high alcohol content made it not too drinkable for me, but if you are a fan of tripels and the like, this is a solid one.

maddogruss, Aug 14, 2007
Photo of Fugazme
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright, yet very hazy and murky. Light amber to gold in color.
1'4" head dissipated to a thin cap very quickly. Some nice, slow legs with decent lacing.

Aroma is ripe with citrus, peach, apple... strong strawberry nose. Quite fruity with a tiny hop character. Very floral and musky... tiny, tiny bit of barnyard. I love it.

Smooth mouthfeel with... somewhat dry finish.

Good malt character lends to a nice bitter end that lingers. Ripe apricot.

Fugazme, Jul 19, 2007
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
91 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.