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La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume) - Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

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La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume)La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume)

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 04-16-2005

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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 74
Photo of dcmchew
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany, big hearty fluffy light beige head that lingers for a lot.
Sweet caramel, apple, overripe apricot, some warmth, light licorice and anise, light raisin, malt sweetness.
Nice sweet fruity taste with quite some alcohol in the start. Lots of red apple, some apricot, light raisin, plum, faint berries, some crisp orange peel and even a hint of pineapple. Lots of festive spices, especially a lot of licorice, but also clove and ginger. Sweet caramelised malts, bit of biscuit, plus a bit of extra candi sugar. Finishes a bit bitter, actually, with some nice spicy hop.
Aftertaste has orchard fruit, Christmas spices, sweet malt and some hop. Medium body and carbonation, not sticky, but quite crisp and refreshing.
Delivers a sweet maltiness that fits with the cold season, nice and spicy, festive. Really nice, but a bit of intensity would've helped.

Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Vinous, lightly acetic aroma, with dark candi sugar sweetness. Esters of banana and pear add complexity.

Flavor is very malty initially, lightly sweet, with a deeply toasted, finish and moderate bitterness and spice in the aftertaste. Notes of pear, banana, and tart cherry surface late.

Would prefer a bit more tartness or sweetness...or both. A bit weak in flavor.

Photo of tom10101
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a big bottle (unspecified anywhere on the bottle about how many ML, oh well, not my fault) at a local bottle shop in Juneau, AK (Breeze In, Valley location).
Anyways, figured it was Christmas Eve, why not, right.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a good finger's and a half worth of foamy off white lacing after the head died off.
The smell had a decent baked chocolate to light ginger spice to it.
The taste was semi-sweet with a light spice (ginger - maybe). There's a sweet wet chocolate aftertaste leading to a sweet chocolate finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is super smooth, holy moley, this one is super smooth.
Overall, holy crap, this is so smooth. I dig it as a Belgian Dark Ale, it works and I'd have it again.

Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of yeaprolly
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Exeter
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a mini snifter.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient sheet of lacing.

S- Dark fruit notes including black cherry, currant and blackberry. Faint spice.

T- Very balanced flavor of toasty malt, slightly sweet dark fruit and more mild spice. Hint of oxidation.

M- Slightly dry and a bit tangy. Medium-high carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Pretty good but not anything super special. Easy to drink for the ABV and has all the right flavors to satisfy your BSDA craving.

Photo of Gregaroo
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tomordonez
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is less “craft” and more upscale than the normal La Rulles. It has less chunks of raisins. It’s more filtered. The aroma is less strong. The flavor is less strong. The raisin aroma is diminished. It has a floral aroma. More alcohol. A big head becomes a thinner but not flat. Medium to high carbonation. Bitter. I prefer the normal La Rulles.

Photo of Idrankthat
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of marleyr
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Lee_Hancock
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of reebtaerG
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Sspeer1
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MonicaC
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Large beige head that settles in a lumpy way. Ruby-amber color and predictably cloudy. Good ring lace.

Semi-sweet with the smell of milk chocolate and darker (deeply toasted, but not burnt) malts. Some alcohol and yeast in the background.

A dark malt start with a rich toasty flavor. The swallow has a mild bitterness with a berry-like touch. Thin bodied which is enhanced by the notable alcohol presence. Low carbonation.

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La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
86 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.