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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
90
outstanding

244 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 19
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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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dedrinker

Kansas

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2007 07:49:41 | More by dedrinker
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Gusler

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2007 20:05:33 | More by Gusler
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tpd975

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2007 19:48:52 | More by tpd975
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oldefortran

Kentucky

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 20:04:37 | More by oldefortran
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cranked

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 19:12:10 | More by cranked
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maddogruss

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 23:33:28 | More by maddogruss
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Fugazme

Nebraska

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2007 15:55:35 | More by Fugazme
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy light amber with a medium head and thick clouds of lacing.

S - Sweet light malt with a hint of of caramel. Some grapefruit and grassy hops. Not very good. Actually smells like it will taste cloying.

T - A sweet light malt with grassy and grapefruit hops, honey. Aftertase is slightly bitter with a lingering grassy flavor and honey.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, pretty refreshing.

D - Okay. It is a bit too sweet. A drier tripel would be preferred. I doubt I will have this again, but I might if it were offered.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2007 23:34:39 | More by mrasskicktastic
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oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2007 23:22:27 | More by oberon
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John_M

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this beer on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed it. Was very happy to see it on tap at Max's the other night.

The beer pours a hazy dark gold color, with impressive head retention and outstanding lacing. On the nose one gets honey, butter and a bit of tart orange. The beer smells delicious and I can't wait to dive in and take a sip (alright, make that a gulp). On the palate one gets a sweet and sour bit of tartness, with flavors of golden apple and honey. The beer has a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel, but with just a touch of bitterness at the end to remind you that there are some serious hops in this beer as well.

This beer is absolutely delicious, and is very drinkable considering the abv. The 8.4% is very well disguised, and if one wasn't wary, one might be tempted to knock back 3 or 4 of these bad boys. Very good beer. Quite impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2007 13:06:12 | More by John_M
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Hautacam

Connecticut

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

Nice hazy gold with a small white head in a La Rulles tumbler.
Smell is slightly musty and yeasty. Some fruit aroma.
Taste is pretty complex. Funky , sweet ...lots of fruit...especially pear...some citrus. some bubblegum....a bit grassy....a nice hop bitterness that dries out the finish.
Mouhtfeel is medium with a good amount of carbonation.
A very nice , very drinkable tripel.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2007 00:45:38 | More by Hautacam
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BretSikkink

Mexico

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

Hazy light orange brew, good tripel head that's quite fluffy in the tulip. Great retention.

Fruity and citric aroma, yeasty phenolics dominate along with some pale malt, earthy hop.

Light on the tongue, high carbonation and very smooth for nearly eight and a half percent. Touch of bitterness holds in the alcohol, slightly tangy with dextrin sweetness in the malt and a mix of spices as well. Like a good tripel there's quite a yeast presence, fruits and esters, with unassuming malt and great flavor all the way around.

Strong alcohol and a little rough honey in the full finish, fairly dry. Decent fullness overall but less so than the very best I've had, same with the drinkability as alcohol is evident for the style but very good overall. Very distinct flavor, and a recommended beer.

Note: Second glass I revised my flavor score down, it does have a little soapy thinness. Still good.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2007 04:05:30 | More by BretSikkink
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warmstorage

California

1.98/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap at Delirium in Brussels, 3,50 euro for 25cl, poured into logo glass, which was even cylinder at the bottom, and bowled out at the top: almost like a wit glass.

A: a hazy yellow-beige, rock and roll head with lots of lacing, almost creamy head left on sides of glass. The haze is a little deep, but the head is something to behold.

S: Intense phenols, pretty much overwhelming. Slight solvent.

T: More intense phenols, now with some earthy spiciness to them, but still strong plastic. Fruity tangy sweet esters. Plastic, plastic, plastic!

M: Tingly carbonation, lots of salivary gland stimulation, acidic.

We had this on the recommendation of the two grizzly guys sitting next to us who insisted that it was probably the best beer in the bar (Delirium Cafe in Brussels, mind you) and the best beer on tap, hands down. We basically finished it to be amicable. Pretty ugly stuff, really, and one of the less pleasant beers we had on the trip.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2007 02:02:04 | More by warmstorage
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Billolick

New York

3.98/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 13:27:51 | More by Billolick
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blakesell

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer opens overly active, as soon as the cap was off it was overflowing like champagne down the sides of the bottle. I guess that's why it has a different bottle and cap than traditional beer bottles.

Of course it pours with a huge frothy head into my Maudite glass. I have a feeling this will be a high rating beer in my book.

A: Sunset orange, hazy, thick with yeast and a light fluffy head.
S: Fruity, some apricot, candi sugars for sure, citrus, orange/tangerine, and of course yeast with it that thick in the bottle. But not overpowering or bready.
T: Sweet candi sugar, special b malt, ripe peach, slightly unbalanced with sweetness, but something I don't mind.
M: warming alcohol of 8.4% sweetness coats the toungue.
D: I could drink plenty of this. a great tripel that overshadows others, glad that I have more set back and available.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 19:33:40 | More by blakesell
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mughugger for sharing this one...
Appears a hazy gold with a 1 finger white head. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of some barnyard hay, grass, sugary sweetness, and mild spices.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with some sweet citrus notes coming through with a mild hopping and gentle spicing.
Mouthfeel is medium boddied, bitter-sweet, off balanced with the hay/grassiness coming through. The 8.4 is evident in this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2007 00:04:22 | More by weeare138
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 20:29:05 | More by Metalmonk
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

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

Pours a three-finger smooth cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Almost cloudy amber color. Malty, alcohol nose. Strong carbonation and medium bodied. Starts semi-sweet, high ABV is here, dry finish $8.99 for a 750ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 00:37:42 | More by jdhilt
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jmz62565

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 03:03:23 | More by jmz62565
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DogFood11

California

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml green bottle for 10 skippers. Poured into a snifter it forms a sturdy eggshell white head that is creamy and leaves sticky lace. Light shade of orange in the body with a nice supporting cast of fine carbonation.

Similar to bitburg in the nose...odd I know but that was the first beer I thougt of. Maybe there is some dry german pils type hops to this? First drink had me thinking this is a unique take on the style in that its fairly earthy and mildy fruity. This brew is well grounded. Grainy at times and keeps reminding me of a german pils in some ways. I'm not contesting the style as its clearly a tripel. My point is that it is a grainy, earthy body that is pleasing and overall fits this well. Ripe red apples make up a mundane fruit presence and there is a slight vinous powdered dry u-turn jones.

Notes: Overall it was average for a belgian offering in this style. Overall though its above average considering outside attempts of tripels. Nice, Unique, light enough that I could take down the 750 and still want more. Good and reccomended

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2006 05:26:17 | More by DogFood11
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Blankboy for the sample.
Pours an orangy colour with good head. A solid topping of bubbles. A very sticky, fruity aroma - foremost with pineapple and topped with a sweet, Belgian candi-sugar. Flavour dominated by a cloying pineapple like taste with some crisp malt flakes. A very nice mouthfeel that makes for a more than fair drinkability. Not in the top of my list for tripels but still an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2006 18:04:58 | More by biegaman
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 00:39:19 | More by brentk56
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

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

A big 750ml green glass bottle purchased at the bar at Monk’s Café in Philly.

Appearance: Pours a light orange gold color with a huge head and notable lacing.

Smell: Sweet malts provide a foundation upon which the citrus and spices go wild.

Taste: Lemon vanilla zippy peppery character, yeastiness, and a hint of leather and some herbal hops are intricately woven together with a hint of alcohol showing through.

Mouthfeel: A medium body with firm carbonation giving it a nice feel in the mouth.

Drinkability: This is what I expect in a Tippel from Belgium. Lively and easy to drink but I was still glad to be sharing the 750 ml bottle.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2006 15:44:56 | More by Phatz
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So typical of fine bottle conditioned beers this Triple was alive in the bottle. Upon removal of the bottle cap, the beer welled forth from the bottle mouth.

Beer had a very nice dark straw patina and a very typical translucent almost turbid character. .

Head welled up in my glass no matter how carefully I poured. Head lasted to the bottom of the bottle.

Ample lacing almost obscured the view through the glass.

Head produced a mild aroma of fruit and yeast.

Flavor was a burst of tart and bitter hops with added notes of yeast which lasted with a tart almost sharp finish. It might have been my taster sensitivity at the time but I could add “peppery” to my flavor description.

This beer produced a satisfying flavor experience.

I’ll be certain to sample this Triple again in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2006 17:59:57 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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cbl2

New York

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$7.99 750 mL 8.40% No best by date.

Appearance:

Pours a hazy straw in color with a thin head of white wisp on top. Ample carbonation streams up the sides of my chalice.

Aroma:

Rich sweet honey intermingled with a heady yeast aroma that entirely mask the 8.4% ABV. This is lush, and yearns to be sipped.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Somewhat sharp on the tongue with little of the honey promised in the nose. A hint of yeast dances on the tongue, but the main flavors are those of a slightly off grapey quality.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2006 14:55:14 | More by cbl2
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
90 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.