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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
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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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maxpower

Missouri

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

750 ml green bottle with no cork just a cap. Pours a deep hazy bright golden orange with a huge white frothy lasting head that leaves a sticky lace in my glass. Fruity and spicy cardboard aromas. Fruity buttery lemon and spicy yeasty flavors. Full bodied with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel, finishes spicy and dry, alcohol is hardly noticed, a great tripple.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2005 20:30:26 | More by maxpower
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karengarys

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this pours rich dark amber, and has a fluffy head. The head remains a cottony pillow on the top of the drink.

smells really good - sweet, fruity, and spicey.

tastes exceptionally good. Its dry hop is well balanced with a sweet flavor, and it hides the alcohol well. It is also citriusy or something like that.

mouthfeel is creamy, leaving a lemony wet finish.

I really recommend giving this a try!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2005 03:28:12 | More by karengarys
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer poured into the chalice hazy and chunky pale golden with a white head which rose only slightly but lasted well to lace the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a belgian farmhouse yeast character. The aroma contained a subtle spice component and a earthy hop presence.

The flavor was well bittered with earthy hop presence that kept all malt and alcohol in check. In addition to the well accomplished hop bittering and flavor was a subtle belgian yeast spiciness that lasted and melded into the background. The flavor was slightly sweet as the beer contacts the palate, but that quickly changes to bittering.

The finish was dry with lasting earthy hop bittering and flavor and also slight spiciness into the aftertaste. The body was just above medium and the carbonation led to a creamy mouthfeel. The aroma could certainly have more complexity, but this was a very nice beer with no alcohol presence, not even any warming sensation after consumption.

750 ml green capped bottle. No freshness dating. Despite being labeled a triple this was more of a Belgian Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2005 23:40:59 | More by GCBrewingCo
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2005 03:18:07 | More by Jason
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crookedhalo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

75 cl bottle. Pours a hazed golden orange color with a thick white head. A La rulles glass is almost pilsner-like, so it maintains its head and laces very well. Husky, grainy aromas mixed with Saaz hops and a light fruitiness with peppery alcohol notes. Pale malts and candi sugars make up most of the taste; a light pear/tropical fruitiness in the middle and a mild hop astringency in the finish. Alcohol is on the threshold if detection. A little thin, but tasty; one might regard its taste as "delicate". Easy drinkin'.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2005 01:40:12 | More by crookedhalo
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clvand0

Kentucky

2.93/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap over the weekend. Pours a cloudy orange color with a fluffy head that has nice retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma has some spices, some fruit, and some dirty hops. The dirty hops take front stage. I believe someone at the table likened the aroma to a fish tank that needed cleaned. The flavor has a bready character and a lingering flavor from the hops used, which I didn't care for. Slight spiciness and malt character. Didn't like this one much. Doesn't seem to be much of a tripel.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2005 19:14:58 | More by clvand0
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This has got to be one of my favorite labels...A curmudgeony old guy with a knit cap and a huge smile is sitting in the dark with a glass of triple lighting his way. Comes in a green capped 750 bottle. 8.4% ABV, unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle conditioned.

Pours out to a hazy orange golden with suspended particles of sediment hanging around, forming a tall fluffy white head with very good retention and awesome delicate lacing. Carbonation is moderate to strong. The aroma is ripe with cloves, bananas, mango, guava, strawberry and pineapple. Hops are distant and particularly strong with wintergreen (which is new for me in a beer), and pleasantly lightly skunked. Altogether, this makes for a truly wonderful aroma. The mouthfeel is prickly and tight with a very soft and smooth finish and a deceptive medium-dense body. The taste begins with a ton of phenols, followed by the tropical fruits. There is a hefty pale malt body with powdered-sugar sweetness and a warming alcohol presence. The wintergreen approaches in the finish. There is a very flittering touch of fusel alcohol in the aftertaste which is quickly gone before I noticed it, but I know I'll probably have a headache from this one despite how subtle it is. 1 minute after each mouthful, I have a pleasant taste of crystal malt hanging in my mouth.

This is a very good triple, but it won't unseat my favorites (Unibroue, New Belgium, Allagash, Avery). It was fermented just a touch too warm and some higher alcohols came out, however mild. Definitely a tasty brew. Unique with the crystal malt aftertaste, huge tropical fruits and wintergreen.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2005 02:49:10 | More by Mitchster
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2005 11:26:59 | More by feloniousmonk
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fiery golden orange tone. Thick crop of airy white foam sits on top and stays around for a while. The foam clings to the glass like you wouldn't believe...in thick, white frothy patches. Nice. The aroma is great. Lemon Pepper, dough, sweet candy and hay. The flavor is quite pleasing as well. Cookie dough and spicy pepper... musty yeastiness and green apple skin and lemon peel and... Wow. The body is medium at best and the feel in the mouth is quite mellow. Smooth and easy. Dissolves quite nicely in the mouth. This is an excellent tripel. One of my favorites. And 8.4% a/v?!?! Wouldn't have guessed it. This damn thing goes down too easy with virtually no signs of EtOH.

Thanks for the nice little surprise cokes. This one is a dandy.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2005 04:15:41 | More by Bighuge
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lackenhauser

Maryland

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

Very nice deep golden yellow color. Darker then most triples in recent memory. Nice sized head but not a scoop of ice cream the way some pour. Good aroma. Malty and yeasty. Somewhat sweet and spicy. Some fruity esters. Slightly tart flavor. Oak notes. Phenolic in a good way for sure. Full bodied mouthfeel. Tartness tends to linger a bit. A very drinkable triple. I give it high marks but theres some other classic examples I might seek out first.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2005 01:00:41 | More by lackenhauser
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

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

750, capped no cork in a tulip

pours a somewhat cloudy brilliant crayon-y orange with thin head leaving a nice lace. the color a tripel should be.. at least in the realm of correctness.

aroma is best-described with a term i have used before.. unibrouey. very yeasty with heavy spice and citrus tones. a smell that makes my mouth water

taste is also very "unibroue".. la fin du monde meets don de dieu. only there is a extra item of interest in the aftertaste.. something very smooth and buttery. evens out the spikey citrus with a thick, slick, bitter finish. a well-crafted tripel that i will have no problem drinking.

drinkability is high, but i am biased because all tripels are drinkable to me. this one goes a bit higher thanks to the end kick that helps hide the alcohol..

(recommended by spencer of nebco, orange ct)

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2005 13:44:14 | More by goodbyeohio
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This one is a bright, glowing orange in color with a good, even head that behaved itself quite nicely.

Smell – This nose was big right out of the fridge. There’s a sharp, de rankish bitterness to this bouquet that is very interesting. The yeast finally did come on towards the end of the bottle. It was a bit unbalanced but I enjoyed it nevertheless.

Taste – This is a bitter Tripel for sure. The yeast is there and supports the hops well, but make no mistake this is not one of those super-orangey Abbey lightweights. The sweetness comes on just at the end. It really is a nice, original, and very complete flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This one is a solid medium-bodied with some good, unusually strong bitterness and terrific carbonation.

Drinkability – This was a bit different than the usual offerings of the style, but I enjoyed it immensely.

Comments – I’m probably rating this one a bit higher than it deserves, but it just really hit all my buttons. It’s not a classic in the truest sense of the word, and definitely not one to introduce a friend to the style, but I loved it. I’d almost say that the style was in error on the site except that it says, “Tripel,” right on the label.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2005 02:32:18 | More by RoyalT
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2004 01:22:13 | More by NeroFiddled
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truthbrew

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at 50F on 12-25-04. A semi-happy (not hoppy) bottle that foamed up a bit upon opening and continued it's desire towards the bottle opening throughout the evening. A spicy, sweet triple with moderate carbonation. Excellent peppery taste paired with other spices on a semi-sweet finish. A very nice, solid offering that I would enjoy again if tempted. While my review won't show 4+ points, it is very good but not pushing the realm of world class.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2004 02:38:00 | More by truthbrew
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marburg

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opener? Check. Beer? Check. Clean up towl? Huh?

Ah yes, quite the gusher here...

Eventually poured to a dulled straw orange with a sizeable cappucino froth sticking to everywhere on the glass like a big dust bunny.

Nose is spicy to biblical proportions. Frankincense, Myrrh, and La Rulles Triple -- I believe it says something about those three things in that book somewhere. Clove, coriander, and medicinal banana overlay a muddied candied ginger and fruity aroma. The same sharpness that creeps up and infers "ginger" also lends a crisp, peppery quality.

Starts a bit flat but immediately hints at pears and banana purée. Honey melon. Peppery? Perhaps. Creamy for sure, this feels and tastes luxurious; everything is slathered in spice. Flips to a mildly tart plant bitterness in the finish. Everything about this was unexpected -- but equally delightful.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2004 03:47:30 | More by marburg
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2004 01:36:49 | More by Sammy
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Translucent honeyed apricot with a pile of thick, clingy froth.
Nose is foremost of yeast-driven spiciness- ginger, and clove and coriander- but also large with a kiwi and muskmelon-hued fruitiness. Smoky whisps of hoppy, reefer-smoked, iron-tipped grapefruits are evident on deeper inhales.
Begins with an intial burst of dry graininess, one that's quickly brushed aside by the ensuing melon and pear. Turns slightly tarter, with unripened kiwi and smears of strawberry-peach yogurt. Bombastic spicing arrives and wipes the palete clean, via black peppercorns, leathery brett, caramelized ginger, and coriander....especially coriander. It's Orvalian, for sure, but it seems less musty and spicier. The nearly cilantro flavor on this brew segues perfectly into a lightly tinny, sprucey, ganja'ed, green grapefruit bitterness. The hops (yes, they're US varieties, Amarillo and Warrior), are more subtle, earthy, dank, and smoky than they typically appear stateside, but carry this tripel with more back-end bitterness than Belgian norms dictate. That is to say, they present as unique and captivating, not as out-of-place or intrusive.
A pillowed heft inside the mouth, given levity with a finely beaded carbonation, and general airy qualities. Alcohol is a nonentity here. This begs for gluttony.
The untraditional hops are the eye-catcher here, but the finished product is the showstopper. It distantly recalls Unibroue's Edition 2004 with its forward spiciness. I loved that one, and I love this as well.
A favorite among tripels.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2004 01:08:02 | More by cokes
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BrewMaster

California

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden orange color wit ha frothy white head. It was mildly hazy in the glass. The aroma is very floral and malty. Sweet malty flavor os a tripel is distinct and comes through nicely. Some nice spiciness dominates the flavor. It could be cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, and/or corriander. Very interesting and unique combinations of spicy flavor. It is is soft and supple on the palate. The ending is a bit sour and tangy.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2004 16:55:38 | More by BrewMaster
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Crosling

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orange. Fruity (banana, peach, pineapple) aroma with a touch of toffee, vanilla, clove, caramel and a hint of aromatic hops (herbs, flowers). Upon tasting, this is one of the best triples I have ever had. Malty, full and creamy. Notes of passion fruits, caramel corn and the perfect sweetness. Lovely stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2004 15:57:37 | More by Crosling
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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
90 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.