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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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86
very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 04-16-2005

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Photo of IHyphySF
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of impending
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
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

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.

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

Photo of s4s
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of goblue3509
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish amber color with hints of light visible around the edges. There is a two finger slightly beige head which leaves decent lace. The aroma is of bubblegum, banana, and some dark fruits. The taste follows suit the beginning has a dark fruit flavor profile, this gives way to banana's along with nutmeg and cinnomon. The backend brings a big bubblegum flavor. The mouthfeel is moderatley carbonated and a little creamy. Overall it was a slightly above average beer. Everything was good but not great.

Photo of pixieskid
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Piked this up while in Belgium last year, didn't pay attention to the bottle date as it was November or so: turns out this thing was brewed in 09 and past off as if it were fresh (sitting next to the other xmas beers). Keep you're eyes peeled in Brussels people, the bottleshops in the city center seem to pray on the tourists (price gouging, etc.)

Pours a deep brown with a tint of red, 2 finger creamy head that lingers for quite some time.

Nose: toffee, some allspice, a bit of cocoa.

Taste: bittersweet chocolate upfront, balanced bitterness throughout, lingering cocoa notes with a touch of spices.

Mouthfeel: extra creamy with a frothy carbonation.

Overall: turned out to be pretty damn enjoyable, curious to try it fresh at some point.

Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of wordemupg
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into tulip 5/12/12

A very dark brown with a massive dense dark tan head that sits around for ages and leaves a few pencil thin rings

S the nose is impressive, reminds me of farmhouse yeast with some bubblegum, spice and faint banana, there's some brewers candy and spicy earthy hops with some faint coco and dark fruit, plenty happening in this department

T more coco but still not much, the yeast fades a little and some faint citrus I didn't smell, some plum and just a little hazelnut

M very creamy and a smooth beverage, very long nutty, earthy finish and no booze at all, perhaps one of the creamiest brews I've had the bubbles are working well

O solid stuff start to finish, complex and very easy to drink and great for a chilly evening. Smells and feels awesome and no room for complaints elsewhere

I'd drink this again and its reasonably at around 12$ it might happen sooner then later. Alberta shelves are getting jam packed with gems both hidden and sought after, keep'em coming

Photo of Harkrank
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Johnhaley1989
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Julien
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured at Rustico's in a sampler glass. Pours a dark reddish amber along with an average tan head that left nice lacing throughout. The aroma was moderate to heavy caramel and dark candy sugar; moderate to heavy yeast, with some slight Christmas-like spices in the yeast at the end; grape, apple, cherry, brown sugar, lots of slightly sour fruit; and slight alcohol heat. The initial flavor was moderately to rather sweet, slightly acidic and ever so slightly bitter; while the finish was somewhat to moderately sweet, slightly bitter and slightly sour. There was caramel, brown sugar, dark candy sugar, dusty yeast, slightly sour fruit that grows in intensity as it warms, cherry, apple, grape, hints of cocoa, and a little spicy yeast at the end. The light to medium body was sort of creamy, but sticky on the lips and then a little dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent and a lightly dry finish. Overall an interesting beer.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux (Bière De Gaume)

Pours a clear dark brown color. Aromas of candi sugar, spices, strong malt and mild cocoa. In the taste, a nice roasted malt note, with light cinnamon like spice. The roasted malt caught me a bit off guard, but works well here. Notes of caramelized sugar and dark breads. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, smooth, with ample carbonation. Overall, a nice Belgian Dark ale, dig the roasted malt in a Belgian.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico. Served in what would best be descried as a stange.

Pours a moderate amber-brown color with a moderate light tan head and good lacing. The nose had some dark fruit and malts plus some grapes and a light bit of spice. Flavor was dark fruits and semi-sweet malt. Medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Good brew.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, cinnamon, mild peppermint, almost candy cane like. In the taste, spicy, minty, and candy cane sweetness, all inside of a nice dark ale. A spice like bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry spice of cinnamon in the aftertaste. Like a cinnamon candy cane in a nice very fine Belgian dark ale.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This 0.75 Cork and caged bottle was taken at the lovely D’elices Et Caprices in Brussels.

Murky brown body with an off-white crown of huge proportions, which left good solid lacing.

Mix bag in the nose, raisins, plums, dark berries, hoppy citrus hints, yeast and some caramel maltiness.

The taste was also of mixed flavours, mostly following the smells mentioned above: however you can add some mini hop bitterness along with ground coffee and flakes of dark chocolate, strange how the coffee and chocolate didn’t feature in the aroma.

This was the third beer we tasted here, it wasn’t the strongest, but it certainly had the most flavour and body depth, we definitely reviewed in the right order. Pleasant and easy to sip, a Christmas brew without to many wintery ways to it, nothing really special though.

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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