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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: 254
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 18
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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 paterlodie
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

paterlodie, Nov 14, 2005
Photo of ADR
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%

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.

ADR, Nov 09, 2005
Photo of merlin48
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

merlin48, Oct 12, 2005
Photo of Shultzerdugen
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

Shultzerdugen, Aug 15, 2005
Photo of blitheringidiot
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

blitheringidiot, Aug 15, 2005
Photo of karst
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

karst, Aug 14, 2005
Photo of silenius
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

silenius, Jul 25, 2005
Photo of Quaffer
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

25.4 oz. bottle.

Appearance: This beer poured a deep, golden-orange color and was very hazy. The white head rose up to just under two fingers with an easy pour. As it settled, it became very dense and a little fluffy, clinging tightly to the side of the glass and ramping up sharply. There was a decent amount of lace left behind.

Smell: A delicate but pleasing aroma. Sweet malt, mandarin oranges, and a hint of honey formed a nice base. These were puncuated by slightly herbal, but mainly floral, hops. This mingled very nicely with the mandarin orange.

Mouthfeel: Almost medium-bodied and very smooth upfront. A firm carbonation developed in the back of the mouth.

Taste: The flavor was delicate without being delicate. Does that make sense? No, not really. It just seemed like everything worked very well together and was very well balanced. However, if one flavor shifted, the whole flavor profile would go tumbling down. Sweet malt, light honey, and an apple fruitiness that hinted at more than apples were upfront. Then light hops kicked in in the middle. The hops gained more floral qualities on the finish, where some spicy alcohol joined in as well. The alcohol was just the right amount, which I have a hard time finding in beers. Overall, soft but with an edge at the end. Very nice.

Quaffer, Jul 10, 2005
Photo of BuckSpin
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

One of the odder beers to see - not so much the warm, honey amber hue or the mixed head of off-white foam that laced nicely, but rather the very noticable sediment appeared to be in suspended animation - a "Matrix" of tastes, if you will. Nose is nice, with tones of thick honey, some malt, stale bread.

The taste is initially crisp, with a very strong honey sweetness and heaviness noticable, traces of mild pepper. The sharp nature of the taste plays above the heavier honey-sweet hues, then a mixed sharp/sweet finish that leaves a tingle on the throat as it paints my pallete with a detectable coating, a film, but its nice.

This is a well crafted beer in its dual levels of taste, and certainly worth a try.

BuckSpin, Jul 02, 2005
Photo of lou91
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

Plumpjack always seems to find new beers and this was no exception. It had a noisy bright white head with wonderful triple scents – honey, sugar, citrus. It was a couple shades darker than golden and hazy-textbook. The taste was as advertised but it must sit outside the fridge for at least an hour and a half to get the full range of flavors. There are so many other great Belgian triples out there but bless them for taking on this style.

lou91, Jun 29, 2005
Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

maxpower, Jun 25, 2005
Photo of karengarys
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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!

karengarys, Jun 11, 2005
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

GCBrewingCo, Apr 21, 2005
Photo of Jason
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

Jason, Apr 19, 2005
Photo of crookedhalo
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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'.

crookedhalo, Mar 28, 2005
Photo of clvand0
2.93/5  rDev -27.8%

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.

clvand0, Mar 22, 2005
Photo of Mitchster
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

Mitchster, Feb 16, 2005
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

feloniousmonk, Feb 14, 2005
Photo of Bighuge
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

Bighuge, Feb 11, 2005
Photo of lackenhauser
4.1/5  rDev +1%

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.

lackenhauser, Jan 20, 2005
Photo of goodbyeohio
4.1/5  rDev +1%

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)

goodbyeohio, Jan 18, 2005
Photo of RoyalT
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

RoyalT, Jan 08, 2005
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +1%

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.

NeroFiddled, Dec 29, 2004
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3.48/5  rDev -14.3%

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.

truthbrew, Dec 26, 2004
Photo of marburg
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

marburg, Dec 22, 2004
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
91 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.