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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Artisanale De Rullés 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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Sunnanek

Sweden

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-13-2014 19:05:38 | More by Sunnanek
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-31-2014 21:00:16 | More by kaelingirl
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-26-2014 16:48:42 | More by Lee_Hancock
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2014 23:05:24 | More by reebtaerG
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-15-2014 23:52:12 | More by aztraz
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-25-2014 03:22:58 | More by Sspeer1
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MonicaC

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

02-24-2014 02:23:49 | More by MonicaC
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 13:46:32 | More by smcolw
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-06-2014 00:16:12 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-07-2014 07:20:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 22:55:36 | More by oberon
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-31-2013 22:03:23 | More by morebeergood
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MaevaS

France

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-29-2013 20:59:46 | More by MaevaS
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Moo5152

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-14-2013 17:38:42 | More by Moo5152
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Hopscat

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-14-2013 15:12:22 | More by Hopscat
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 02:53:21 | More by WVbeergeek
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

With the taste of Belgian Strong Dark Ale but with the body of Belgian Pale Ale, De Rulles holiday offering puts it in Dubbel territory, but wait... there's more...

The pour erupts with champagne-like turbulence. Once settled, a tightly woven cap of cream-colored foam caps the hazed rusty body beneath with long-lasting persistence and while slathering the glass with classic lacing patterns.

Sweetness, tartness, and earthen qualities register with its scent. Malt influences of caramel, nuts and an overall candied scent anchors the aromas while spicy peppercorn, grassy hops, orange peels and hay all have a say in its balanced scent. Mild rose wine and cider offers a tinge of acidity heading into taste.

Its medium-bold taste carry a taste of those stronger Belgian ales but with less intense taste. Though the candied and caramel flavors are apparent on the early palate, it doesn't necessarily have the sweetness that usually accompanies those tastes. Instead, its dry malt character is delightfully grainy and nutty. Other fruit-cake rounded flavors of dates, figs, light raisins, cherries and apples highlight its fruity yeast character- just ahead of the peppery spice, soft coriander, bitter orange peel and fennel before trailing into a grassy hop bite. Again, an air of cider and wine give a mild acidic taste that propels fruit flavor and complements its spice.

Its dry taste is only overdone by its dry texture. The beer's arid malt body thwarts its early sweetness and relies on its dry malt structures to carry its fruit and spice over the middle and into a whimsical finish that dissolves on the mouth like winey cotton candy. Its acidity, hops and marginal alcohol warmth further reinforce its dry finish.

With a lot of old-world, rustic charm- Le Rulles Cuvee has all the earthy spiciness that the style deserves. Along with its unapologetic carbonation, the ale simply springs to life and is ideally suited for many holiday desserts.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2013 07:43:49 | More by BEERchitect
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

11-13-2013 23:07:31 | More by Sludgeman
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scottwurst

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-08-2013 21:24:41 | More by scottwurst
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cowboy83

New York

2/5  rDev -47.8%

08-12-2013 15:48:29 | More by cowboy83
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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

Yet another La Rullés beer I picked up at the house of 1,000 beers for 5 bucks. Not bad considering its less than a year old (possibly)
A - Very lively carbonation giving me well over 1/4 inch of deep opaque head. Color is a rich amber brown, hazy but has mild bubbles.
S - Very balanced and mild. Dark fruits, chestnut, and a touch of sweet Belgium yeast. Has a touch of cherry as well (sour funk).
T - Very balanced as it warms I get a kiss of hops, but it's mostly raisin/ plum, with a bit of brown sugars. Yeasts are spot on not very dry but fruity. Exceptional.
M - For over 7% this Belgium Dark drinks light to medium, not very dry, so its very well crafted.

Overall I found it quite simple not getting much coriander, pepper spice, or sweet banana flavors but as I drink it grew on me like Chimay Blue, but much cheaper. Even though its over 6 months old now pick it its a perfect example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 04:45:54 | More by DrDemento456
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-09-2013 00:58:22 | More by BigBry
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-20-2013 04:51:01 | More by Kmat10
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ngeunit1

California

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

A - Reddish-black with a finger of frothy khaki-ten head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Dark caramel malts, Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, pepper, other spices, raisins, plums, other dark fruits.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, pepper, other spices, a touch of banana.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and spicy finish.

D - Great BDA. Good balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 05:46:05 | More by ngeunit1
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-26-2013 22:22:15 | More by randylangford
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La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rullés SPRL
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