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

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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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4/5  rDev +5%

Hopscat, Dec 14, 2013
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 BEERchitect
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

BEERchitect, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Sludgeman, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
4/5  rDev +5%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of cowboy83
2/5  rDev -47.5%

cowboy83, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

DrDemento456, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BigBry, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +5%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

ngeunit1, May 05, 2013
Photo of randylangford
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

randylangford, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

andrenaline, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, toast, dark fruit, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with dark fruit and char-like flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice aromas but the flavors are a bit burnt tasting.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

skaboom420, Mar 28, 2013
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 Pencible
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy mahogany with fluffy light tan head.
S: It smelled like earthy caramel and sour Belgian yeast, with some dark fruit and sourdough and candi sugar.
T: It tasted like toasted sourdough and earthy caramel, with some sour Belgian yeast and sweet candi sugar. It had a clean and sweet and sour aftertaste.
M: It was oily with smooth natural carbonation. Great body.
D: This was a nice BSDA, but nothing special. It would probably age really well, but it was also ok fresh. Decent.

Pencible, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5%

nmann08, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased from Biéres & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : brown red color, with tan foramy head.
Smell : roasted malt and spicy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : roasted malty ans spices flavors, with solid bitterness.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Strong dark ale.

thierrynantes, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of IHyphySF
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

IHyphySF, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of impending
3.04/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

C+

750ml into a tulip. Pours an opaque deep walnut, minor coffee colored head receded rapidly, minor lacing.

Aroma is of lightly charred malts, unsweetened rum cake ingredients sans the rum.

Watered down raisins and plums. Flavor has a nice subtle molasses note plus a hint of char, more would be nice. Thin bodied, feels lowly carbed. Far from bad but nothing stands out, lacks personality.
jd

impending, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of seand
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark cloudy red with a fair amount of light tan hops. A solid blanket retains, leaving walls of lacing.

S: Lightly sweet and yeasty. Mild spices. Nothing overbearing, but overall it's a reasonably nice effect.

T: Thick but not overpowering sweetness, especially through the finish. There are very minor notes of spice. It's nice, if a bit one-dimensional.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, pretty nicely matched to the flavor profile.

Overall, good, but just good. Nothing outstanding or really new. It's well done though, and I'd have it again.

seand, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

uturn, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, body is a semi-transparent dark brown. Big foamy head and good retention, with sticky lacing and a cap of foam to the last drop.

Nose is sweet with toffee. Lots of seasonally appropriate notes of cherries, cola, coffee, plums, cinnamon and clove spices.

Tastes pretty smooth with notes of charred malt, and all of the above flavors. Maybe a little roasted pepper too.

Ample round carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel and some spiciness on the tongue.

This is a very nice winter warmer. While it has a Belgian dark strong ale profile, it also has some dry stout qualities. Packs a lot of dark wintery and spicy flavor into a beer that is just 7.3% and is not too sweet. Gladly will I drink more of this.

Beerenauslese, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of s4s
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

s4s, Dec 28, 2012
La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
86 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.