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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

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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 andrenaline:
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mad props to joemcgrath27 for yet another stellar hook-up.

A - Pours a slightly hazy ruby red with a solid thumb of head, solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Classic dark Belgian with dark fruit notes, sweet yeast esthers, hints of figs and dried fruit, with a touch of cloves on the finish.

T - A surprising dark malt flavour comes through on the palette, hits of cocoa and leather alongside muddled dark fruits and hints of cloves. Dark cocoa an hints of espresso linger alongside some grassy hops and buttered bread.

M - Lighter bodied with loads of carbonation and finishes surprisingly wet.

O - I thoroughly enjoyed this brew, less heavy on the fruity flavours and a solid dark malt profile. Easily sessioned and well worth seeking out. I'm grateful for the opportunity to take this brew for a spin.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 03:58:49 | More by andrenaline
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tomordonez

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 01:58:04 | More by tomordonez
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-25-2014 15:17:45 | More by Idrankthat
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-13-2014 00:36:11 | More by tfsimpkins
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-11-2014 23:30:14 | More by kybeerdrinker
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marleyr

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2014 19:57:12 | More by marleyr
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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

Sweden

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-13-2014 19:05:38 | More by Evil_Pidde
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +4.7%

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

France

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

West Virginia

3.36/5  rDev -12%
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 -0.8%
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 -14.9%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-08-2013 21:24:41 | More by scottwurst
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La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
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