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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 04-16-2005)
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Reviews by Chyren:
Photo of Chyren
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a tan 1 finger head than diminishes quickly with nice lacing to a little layer of foam. Color is very dark brown with some hints of sandiness to it. Smells of light roast, burnt sugar, malt, and yeast. The taste is a bit sharp, a decent bitterness, caramel, roast, and a mild booziness that escapes towards the end. Feels very nice and foamy when sipping and is a pleasure to drink, overall.

Chyren, Mar 02, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a chalice a deep burgundy brwon with a sticky tannish colored head head atop,a great pour.Aromas of spent grain and yeasty spice with a light alcohol note.Flavors are yeaty up front with some cork-like notes,some phenol spice comes into play thru to the finish.Not bad and not overly heavy,the yeast plays a big role here.

oberon, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter, the beer was a dark brown color with a thick tan head that persisted well. Not much aroma, a bit of spice. More came through in the taste, like cocoa with some cinnamon sprinkled on it. The spice lingered on, and almost became unpleasant. This was an OK beer, but I don't think I'll be seeking it out.

lordofthewiens, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of Moo5152
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Moo5152, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +5%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Deep mahogany bodied ale with a big frothing tan khaki head forming thick rising above the rim of the glass. Aroma has tart fruit with big funky yeast notes, hints of citrus and Christmas spices. Santa is on the label looking pretty deviant without a beard, maybe it's one of the brewers at La Rulles. A deep fruit note pretty non descriptive flavor, big malts, mild spicy yeast notes leaves a dry semi sweet finish. Dark leather notes, medicinal cherry, earthy sprigs from pine trees or oak birch accents, what a beer. The type of Belgian ale only a mother could love big overpowering and a bit of a bully this has no finesse compared to some of my favorite ales out there. Overall I'm waiting to try something excellent in comparison, to this dumbed down and non accentuated notes that I've come to know and adore.

WVbeergeek, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of ggaughan
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On taps at the back bar at Monk's tonight.

The beer was served into a tulip glass and come out with a nice deep brown body with a little tan head trailing it. The beer has a nice roasted malt aroma to it with a touch of maybe caramel as well. The taste has a nice balance of the bitter hop taste which I love and a little sweetness that backs up the hops. There is a bit of carbonation but not overdone. I enjoyed letting the beer sit a bit and warm up in my glass. A nice treat on a cold night.

ggaughan, Jan 05, 2006
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Same elven, shifty-eyed, besotted Belgian dude on the label, this time decked out as a beardless Santa, proffering us the best of wishes via this particular incarnation.

This beer pours a hazy, dark reddish-amber hue, with two fingers of tightly foamy, slightly puffy pale beige head, which leaves a wall of rarely-broken fuzzy lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of lightly bready pale malt, a well-restrained earthy yeastiness, some ethereal banana notes, a bit of muddled black fruit, some clove, ginger, and cinnamon spices, and a dank, musty hoppiness. The taste is sharp, somewhat acidic dark fruit, nutty bready malt, softly lilting bitter cocoa, mildly zingy yeast, and some citrusy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is a tad frizzante, a testament to the ongoing frothy pours, the body a sturdy medium weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes fairly off-dry, the bready malt, temperate fruit, and lingering yeast doing well to work together.

A decent winter indulgence, the savoury spices on the down-low, alongside a nicely multi-toned maltiness, and some equally tame alcohol warming. All in all, the preceding was a mawkish way of describing a simply well-integrated, tasty accompaniment to the various sugary offerings so prevalent at this time of year.

biboergosum, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of davidw987
2.58/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This was my second beer of the night at The Trappist in Oakland. It was the only dissapointing beer of the night. In fact, I didn't even finish it with so many other great beers to try.

The appearance was encouraging - a rich dark brown with a pale tan head. The head held up for about three or four minutes.

The aroma was virtually non-existant. The taste was very chalky and doughy, little of the more exciting flavors I expect of a Belgian ale.

The beer was smooth and moderately full bodied, but it didn't make up for the lack of flavor.

davidw987, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of MaevaS
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MaevaS, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Metalmonk
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Lotsa action happening in the Unibroue tulip glass...all kinds of carbonation dancing around, some sediment (despite gentle handling), a frothy thick head, and a gorgeous ruddy brown/rust color. All kinds of lace-stick too.

Sublime yeastiness hits the nose first and foremost, followed by soapy dark fruits, light leather/saddle-blanket (not on a Fantome or Jolly Pumpkin scale), maybe a little banana tucked further back. That Orval yeast cannot be concealed, it's wonderful.

With the very first sip my tongue was scurrying trying to identify all the different impressions. Caramel and toffee are both up front, followed by flashes of pumpernickel and rye, and cola on the back end. Fresh-cut grass/hay, then a brighter hint of grapefruit or orange rind, reminding you that hops are playing a role too. Grapefruit element sticks around long into the finish. Everything is given a polite tweak by farmhouse-y yeast vibes. It's got a straightforward homebrew-type rawness/pureness, lending itself well to the deep flavor profile.

Mouthfeel? Well-carbonated, not distractingly so. Fairly airy yet substantial. Does what it's supposed to do.

A very complex beer without being big, extreme or having any kind of novelty value. An extremely well-made beer. Shouldn't be surprised, considering they brew one of the world's finest tripels. It's got a ton of flavor, not too out of control, alcohol-wise, it drinks so easily and gives so much satisfaction...I have to rate the Drinkability 5-outta-5 perfect.

[For the record, my bottle says 7.3%, so I guess it's been ratcheted up a bit since first introduction.]

Metalmonk, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amazing aroma, spicy, a biere de garde. Good drinkability and lots of spices, a little sour in the finish. Getting corriander, ginger,bit of pickle juice, grains of paradise, pepper, nutmeg, hay.Private buying club.Fun stuff, big head that stayed at three-quarters of an inch.

Sammy, May 22, 2011
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

aztraz, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from notes
A - Swampy purple with light at the bottom, 2 fingers of head, half finger retention
S - Plumb and pear, light clove and spice, mild caramel
T - Big minerally note, leafiness and slightly grainy, strangely the belgian phenol flavours are outnumbered
M - creamy carbonation with a smooth feel, alcohol is well integrated here with not real bite
O - generally a pleasant enough Belgian Dark, however the label and timing left me hoping it would have more of an winter/xmas quality to it which it fails to deliver on, but still well worth a try

joemcgrath27, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JeffreyJDavis, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark cranberry with a creamy, dirty white head that was mostly lasting leaving a nice thin film lacing behind.

S: On the nose was some fresh fruit (apples, cranberries) and a light honey presence.

T: The initial flavor was really malty and sweet with lots of sweet caramelized malt and sugary fruit (apples). The beer finished with a slight tart and sourness from the yeast with a dry fruitiness leaving a malty sweet residue lacing on the tongue. There is also a touch of woody apple cider alcohol that was detected. The beer has a very creamy and malty texture with a nice supplement of warm festive spicing.

M: The mouthful was creamy with warm malt with light tart cherry notes upon warming.

D: Overall a very sweet, malty xmas beer with a very smooth alcohol warming and fruitiness with warm spiciness that made for an enjoyable drink.

beerthulhu, Feb 09, 2008
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light candi sugar with some light dry fruits notes with some light pepper notes. Taste is an interesting mix between some strong caramelized malt with some notes of dry fruit and some peppery yeast notes. Body is full but could have been even fuller with good carbonation notes with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and enjoyable though a bigger body would have been even better.

Phyl21ca, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of Gregaroo
4/5  rDev +5%

Gregaroo, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark red brown amber, heavy medium tan head and massive lacing. Aroma of dark and sweet malt, dark fruits, somewhat subdued. Flavor follows with sweet malt, dark and light fruit, Belgian spicing, brown sugar. A bit of dryness in the finish, but overall sweet. Moderate body and moderately complex. A pleasant, but not outstanding dark Belgian.

LiquidAmber, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of gdogalishus
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deepr red/brown color from the tap into a goblet style glass. The head was very very light, but I noticed that most of the beers poured at this particular event were like this and made me suspect it was some type of glass cleaner that was destroying the head and not the beer. The aroma was a very gentile caramel with an unidentifiable fruit hinden behind. The flavor was malty at first, but changed as it warmed into an ale fruitiness. Light mouthfeel and good flavor left me satisfied that this was a good choice to try something new.

gdogalishus, Feb 26, 2006
Photo of cubedbee
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Grand Cru in Baltimore, poured into a Chimay goblet. This is a deep burgany brown which takes on some purplish hues when held up to the light, solid beige cap of head, some delicate lacing. Nose is a slight roasted malt with a caramel note and some slight apple fruitiness. Taste is a nice smooth malt, some mild chocolate and caramel notes, a touch of spices and a decently bitter finish. Very nice delicate flavors in this one, as it warms some light fruitiness starts to come through. Medium bodied with a very fine creamy carbonation, this is a very pleasant sipping beer. This is a very nice little offering, good complexity for such a light beer, very tasty and fun to drink.

cubedbee, Dec 14, 2005
Photo of Harkrank
4/5  rDev +5%

Harkrank, Dec 01, 2012
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.

Immortale25, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

DrBier, Jan 06, 2012
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La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
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