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

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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 20
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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Belgium

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 adamette
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 1 pint, 9.4 oz. metal capped green bottle that I bought for $7.99 at Rozi's Wine House in Lakewood, Ohio several months ago. No observed "best by" date. I tasted and reviewed this beer in the past but had an interest in getting this bottle and "re-reviewing" it now.

A Before even opening the bottle I observed the significant sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Poured into my Silver rimmed Westvleteren goblet the body is a golden yellow again with the significant sediment floating about and a nice off white creamy head. Beer from the bottom of the bottle was significantly more opaque and the sediment claimed a much higher percentage of the body, about 20 per cent would be my estimation. 4.5

S Sweet malt, Belgian yeasts but not as fragrant as I recall. Smell is just o.k. for the style. 3.0

T Sweet malt and that great Belgian yeast taste burst out in the first 1/3 of the taste then the malt sticks around for the remainder of the taste, lingering a while into a steadily declining aftertaste. This strikes me as a very classic tripel, a beer that other tripels can be compared with. That being said, it is not, to me, a significantly interesting taste. It delivers on all the style guidelines without insipring me too much. Beer poured from the bottom of the bottle again took on a different characteristic, a much stronger taste with apparently higher ABV and more intense yeast and malt flavors. 4.0

M Creamy smooth head greets you first followed by a slight sting of alcohol and then a bit of syrupy stickiness and finally some grainy, yeast brashness. This beer's mouthfeel I find very interesting indeed. 4.5

D Fair to good. This is a good tasting beer with an interesting feel but at 8.4% ABV I would have done better to share this large bottle with someone else. 3.5

Notes: A pleasure to taste and re-review this old favorite at a price that I think is very good indeed. It amazes me how much my own tastes, and tasting abilities, change with time and experience.

Photo of taigor
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into snifter.

A - Poured golden slightly cloudy with medium head that dissipates slowly leaving minor lacing around the glass.

S - Yeasty smell with hints of fruits and spices.

T - Sweet at first followed by bready yeast taste.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

D - Very good tripel overall. Would definitely have one again.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at McMenamin's in Philly.
Poured into a chalice and poured a very hazy apricot color with a white thick bubbley heading that turns to a thin lace around the edging of the glass.

Smell has a citrusy-yeasty combination that smells terrific. Kind of like smelling orange juice at first and then the yeast takes over.

Taste is the same as the nose and then a whole bunch more. Same citrus blast of lemmony zest with a nice yeast profile. Corriander comes into place with a peppery dry fruitiness.

Mouth is excellent great retention alot going on on the palate very fruity and with a slight sting of citrus.Full bodied and slick.

Drink is a little heavy for a decent session but a very approachable drink to have a couple.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the High Street Grille in Mt. Holly, NJ; served in a Chimay goblet

Appeared a dulled orange with tons of visible carbonation rushing to the surface to meet the one finger, fluffy white cap. The head was rather loose and flaky and settled to form a thin collar. Scattered lacing.

Aroma is earthy and musty, with loads of phenolic spice.

More of the same here. Earthy, spicy tones with just a faint granny smith apple and dried apricot flavor. Hops lend a strong bitterness and the finish is crisp and dry.

A thin medium body that never really asserts itself. Too prickly and astringent.

While masking the high abv very well, this beer is light, crisp and refreshing. Good drinkability.

Not a bad representation, but I would have to think of this more as a Biere de Garde than a tripel.

Photo of jrallen34
2.85/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from the tap into a chalice in Brussels at Delirium Cafe.

This beer is a golden yellow with a white head, doesn't look much different than your run of the mill lager. It has poor lacing.

It smeels sweet with a hint of citrus.

It tastes very sweet, but sweet in a good way that I like. This is just a very weird combination for me. I like my sweet lambics, but not when I'm not expecting it.

Photo of Suds
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a rich golden color, unfortunately clouded by a lot of inappropriate haze. The beer, though, it topped with a fantastic, solid rocky head of white foam. The aroma is quite notably fruity, with peach and pear characteristics. There's also a pale malt and slight phenolic pepper smell. Lastly, there is a hint of herbal hops in the back of the smell. Quite good aroma, although I would have liked a bit more phenols and a little stronger aroma. The taste, however, is great. Big, engaging tastes of malt, spice, sugar, yeast, and a little alcohol. Nice, firm hop presence that begins in the mid-taste, and becomes a solid bitterness by the finish. Alcohol is present, but not overwhelming...more of a slight mouth warming that occurs after the sip. The beer is medium-light in body, but has an incredibly smooth and almost creamy texture. Good beer.

Photo of mhatters
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at TND in Wayne in a triple fluted chalice

Pours hazy and golden, big fluffy white head that hangs around for a while.

Spicy nose, yeasty, with sugar and fruit coming through quite strongly as well.

Some malt notes in the flavor, some sugar, some spice, some yeastiness, some fruit, with a small dose of floral hops at the end. A lot going on.

Not too carbonated, well-balanced, especially considering all the different flavors and notes involved. Not the typical triple, but a very good version of one.

Photo of JohnQVegas
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into chalice.

Pours a hazy gold with a big, creamy white head, would be a great looking beer if not for all the floaties in there.

Aroma is spicy yeast, over-ripe pears, candy sugar, herbal.

Taste begins malty but a bit dry; candy sweetness is subtle rather than prominent, held in check in part by an herbal note. Spicy yeast is there also, coupled with a touch of spicy alcohol on the bittersweet, fruity finish with a definite floral hop presence. Feels slightly restrained, subtle.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a subtle carbonation and full mouthfeel. Interesting, different but well done.

Photo of psulovesbeer
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in a goblet

a-cloudy yellow amber with a nice head and good lacing...a beaut of a Belgian

s- apricot citrus and a hint of pepper round out a beautiful bouquet

t- very fruity all over with a nice sweetness...a hint of dried citrus

m- very light a crisp with a linger of sweetness at the end making you want that next sip to re ignite the flavor

d- a bit high abv keeps this from being more sessionable but an extremely good flavor make a few easy to put away

very impressed with this beer and pleased to have it available on draft

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Photo of tdawgydog
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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???

Photo of JBogan
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of Kemmerlin
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of bruachan
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
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

Photo of Absumaster
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Photo of philipquarles
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of Gmann
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of ski271
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of Jerico
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

Photo of dsa7783
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
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...

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  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.

La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
90 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.