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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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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 21
Gots: 18 | 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 Phatz
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.

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Photo of cbl2
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$7.99 750 mL 8.40% No best by date.


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


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


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.

Photo of phisig137
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy 24 karat gold color, with a one finger head that sticks around quite a while. A blanket of lace is left behind, along with abundant lacing.

Aroma is a beautiful blend of spicy yeast esters, backed by bright fruit notes. Grainy, fresh bread aroma round out the nose, along with a hint of caramel. Very nice.

This beer is quite nice on the palate.... somewhat sweet, and somewhat dry at the same time. Grain, and spicy yeast seem to dominate, and it finishes relatively hoppy. Well balanced all around, and quite enjoyable. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Drinkability is high. Alcohol seems a little low for the style, but makes for a little better drinkability.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of wl0307
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml green champagne bottle, capped only. BB Feb. 2008, served lightly chilled in a large Burgundy bulb wine glass.

A: dark orangey golden hue; the thin off-white beer head comes in a creamy texture and sustains well on top of the golden nectar, leaving very tight and fine lacing along the way... the very gentle carbonation is composed of ultra-tiny bubbles.
S: wow... from the moment of pouring, an intense flow of perfumy scent has pierced through the air... the profound fruity+flowery esters and rich/syrupy malty overtone are intertwined seamlessly: freshly-squeezed sugar-cane juice, candy sugar, sweet canned pinapple slices plus baked caramelised orange-peels, slightly grassy note of hops, caramely maltiness, perfumy edge of Chinese green-bean paste, and thickly sweet sugar-syrup... Very dense and focused, but a touch too sweet for my preference. Surprisingly, no considerable spiciness appears in the aroma; rather malty instead.
T: surprisingly light and soothing (in contrast to the aroma) grainy maltiness gently flows onto the palate, backed by Saaz-like grassy hoppyness, perfumy fruit-esters (with a touch of dried apricot or jam), an aromatic and dryish-bitter edge of lime-zest and orangey-Goldings hops, and a restrained but noticeable aftertaste of figs... The aftertaste ensues seamlessly from the fore-taste, showing a dryish, bitter-sweet edge of honey, residual white-peppery spice, dried-grassy as well as a little chewy, roast tea-leafy bitterness of hops, while a more caramely undertone of malts joins force and lingers in the long finish, but not overpowering in any sense. A quiet undercurrent of warming alc. goes without noticing in the throat, but nothing menacing or intrusive.
M&D: the mouthfeel is simply ideal--"softly refreshing", with lots of ultra-microscopic fizz in play and loosening up the rich flavour towards more approachable and easily managealbe texture... With a much lighter texture on the palate as opposed to the nose, and a bitter-hoppy aftertaste to complement the malty overtone, this makes a delicious, rather hoppy example of Tripel. While it's not one of the more complex Tripels I've encountered, it's surely one of the most easy-drinking and hoppy examples that I've ever had the luck to sip.

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

On tap @ TPH in Brookline 6/24/06. Served in a La Rulles glass.

This is a pretty simple, but very good beer. It is a tad sweet, but for the style and the abv, finishes on the dry side. I like fruitness of the yeast, and would recommend it as a introductory Belgian.

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 GClarkage
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of CRJMellor
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden peach hue with an enormous billowy white head that retains muc of its shape throughout the draining of the chalice. Oddles of spider veined lace.
Aroma of cracked pale grain and some light caramel notes. Very grassy and musty and some candi sugar notes.
Flavor profile has some lemony citric acoid notes along with a bready crumb middle and some spicy, white pepper zest on the end.
Mouthfeel is truly excellent. Very full and round on the tongure with great interplay between sweet, and spicy. Relatively high ABV hidden very well and only when very warm do some estery notes pop out.
Drinkability is very solid. Full tones and well balanced flavor and feel combned with a relatively high alcohol level make this a real joy to sip and savor.

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 ypsifly
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crowned and undated 750 purchased at Bello Vino and poured into a chalice.

Beers like this are why I always open a 750 over a towel if not in a sink...GUSHER! While it didn't explode like some of the Duvel 750s I have opened, this one produced a steady froth for a while. Once it had settled I poured it into a Val-Dieu chalice.

Tall head of vanilla over a dark hazy amber. Seems a bit dark for style and there are quite a bit of floaters despite having sat for a week. Prolly from the gush. Not much retention as the head fell to a layer of foam after a few minute. Some wispy lace left behind.

The nose is very yeasty with fruity notes of apples, some melons and white grape juice. Sugars and chalk in the background. Interesting.

The taste also has a lot of fruit. More sweet than tart. The apple/melon/white grape combo is there, but it seems to lack the balancing tart flavors I've come to associate with the style. A hint of peppery alcohol in the finish.

Moderate mouth that seems to lack good carbonation. Lost when it was frothing after opening?

Overall, I lost interest in this beer after a few sips. Too sweet for style, appearance is off and gushing bottles are a pain in the ass.

Photo of lawrence76
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer twice, both times on draft (once in Belgium and once in Brookline MA) - Interesting glass designed for this beer, sort of tall and slender, almost like a small hefe glass.

The beer has a nice orange/gold colour, and a decent head with some staying power.

Aroma is tricky...some vanilla notes, but also some sort of herbal traces come up as well, perhaps from the hops.

and It is a hoppy beer...nice bittering and some late aroma addiditions come through as well. Body is a but thin, almost crisp tasting like a lager. The hop bitterness adds to this percieved crispness (more so than other triples that I've enjoyed.) Same vanilla, almost orange like flavours are apparent again.

Overall, a very good beer but I almost like a bit more body in my triples...this could almost be classified as a blonde ale, which I usually find to be more dry

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 Jredner
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slighty spicy..very grassy aroma. Has hints of lemon zest. Cloudy yellow/gold color with a lovely white head that is exceptionally creamy looking like a lemon meringue. Fore is yeasty, creamy and malty. Tastes a bit like a white cake with heavy cream added and a tad of vanilla extract. But sadly other than a vaguley banana tinged note there isn’t very much int he way of other flavors and it just comes off as a a really good, but highly one dimensional offering.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml green glass bottle sealed with one of those large brass colored crown caps, no cork. Dark blue main label with a burgundy border, has a picture of La Rullés trademark (Palix) ‘cheeky chappy’ holding up a tall glass of the Triple which glows against the dark background. The words “Bière de Gaume” are atop the label with “La Rullés Triple” below.

The small print has the beer at 8.4% vol. & lists the beer as “Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, Bottle-Conditioned’. No Best Before Date on this bottle, that is strange because La Rullés do add that information to their Belgian labels I note, so where is it on the US ones B.United? Tut, tut.

Appearance: Baked apricot body with a soft peachy hue. Thick dirty white head rises quickly and forcefully on the pour, forming a deep cap, the bubbles on the surface spit and burst as it slowly collapses. Small lone bubble streamers, here and there. Good head retention and some interesting lacing. Classic looks.

Smell: Soft grainy malts mingle with earth-laden spicy aromas. Hops interplay with Candi sugar. Has that definitive country odor, the one that reminds me of how damp Hay bales smell after it has stopped raining on a sunny Spring day.

Taste: Smooth feel, to start with at least. It soon sharpens with bitter hops which are detectable right from the off, peppery spices rise as does a zingy lemon and citric swish. Fruity too, apricots and peaches are noticeable in the finish. Grain in the ending, dry bitterness lingers on the cheeks with a citric spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Didn’t really pick up the 8.4% here until I got half way through the bottle. The alcohol is complex and takes on a fruity citric dimension. Big feel in the finish once swallowed, but soft and gentle on the palate beforehand. Lovely conditioning lends a smooth aspect to this.

Drinkability: A lovely brew to while away the afternoon whilst watching TV, the alcohol is not really noticeable but it does remind you that it is there. This is still a very drinkable Triple that is hard to put down at times.

Overall: A more traditional simple ‘take’ on the Triple style, unfiltered and Earthy, which is quite rare these days. I like the "down-to-earth" feel that this Triple has. Another winner from Grégory Verhelst and a great addition to the La Rullés portfolio.


Photo of kmpitz2
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Poured a nice light golden color with very active carbonation and a small coat of head maintained by the cascade. Good looking brew. Nose had good banana sweetness with light creamyness. Moderate spiceyness and light lemon played in the background. Flavor was zesty, lemony tart and banana sweet. The lemon gave it crispness on the start. A light puff of alcohol came in, but not too strong. A solid flavor. Feel was on the light end of moderate with a moderately active carbonation. This beer was definately more than the sum of its parts. Highly drinkable beer. Nothing I can complain about. I really enjoyed it.

Photo of Gavage
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of paterlodie
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB dec-07. Nice and very well lasting creamy ultrathick head. Nose is hoppy, malty and fresh overall. Fruity, straberry, cherry estery nose. Taste is full, tasty sweet, alcoholic and having good and clean bitternesswith from even american aromatic hops with nice piney raisin. Good carbonisation makes fine mouthfeel and well drinkable IMO.

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

75 cl green bottle.

Poured a hazed coppery straw with a large clinging froth.

The beer has spicy yeast aromas, as well as a sweet melon like fruitiness and undertones of pungent herbs.

Medium body with smooth carbonation and a touch of graininess. A sweet bread-like malt flavor along with banana and honey dew fruit flavors. Very distinctive yeast characters with a bit of medicinal taste. Hops are subtle in the finish, earthy and herbal.

It might be blasphemous, but I say kick the hops up a notch and watch out. As it stands, it's a nice beer.

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Released into my tulip with a foggy unfiltered hazy peach hue topped off with fluffy ivory headcap greeted by the tiny bubbles rising up. Spotty lattice lacing is left behind. Second pour was nearly half and half brew and headcap.

Well spiced clove and coriander aromas filled in with a zesty dry musty yeast and bread dough.

First swigs: Spicy zesty bread dough and Belgian yeast. Some detectable awl-kee-hawl esters of gin are present. Quite a dry finish. Hops impart a delicate lemony tart flavor. The 8.4% ABV is well hidden.

Medium bodied with a linger of peppery chalky aftertaste. This is a gentle shusher that just slides back quite easily.

Last swigs: This is a potent flavorful tripel. Reminds me a little bit of Sly Fox's tripel. $8.50 a magnum from Citrcle Liquors in NJ.

Beer is good. Happy strong beering.

Photo of karst
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden-orange. Handsome head and lace. Aromas of candy sugar, honey, peach, orange, flowers, hay, and some coriander spice. A dextrinous mouthfeel with moderate fine bubbled carbonation. Medium body that hides alcohol extremely well and finishes as fruits and lemon citrus combine with spices to dry the sweet malts.
Delightfully hopped with Amarillo and Warior hops. Super drinkable.
Would be an excellent pair with deserts.

Photo of silenius
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy orange amber with some sparse light bubbles floating up from the bottom of the glass. The head is thick, dense, and creamy looking, but collapses pretty quickly to a blanket.

Smell is light and estery with some clove-like scents in the back ground. A little like banana bread as well.

Taste consists of a fruity spice kick with some bittering hops on the back end. Nice solid tripel taste.

Mouthfeel is thin and creamy - almost oily.

Very easy to drink. I've enjoyed this one.

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