La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)
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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #24
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #4,832
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 9.8%
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
315
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Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
 
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Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
90
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janubio from Spain

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

75 cl. bottle at Las Buenas Pulgas, served in a standard glass. Hazy golden colour, medium head with long retention, average lacing. Aroma is earthy, citrics, cloves apples, bananas. Medium body, average carbonation, dense texture. Citric finish. Taste follows the aroma. Very good, though maybe too hippy for the style.

Feb 23, 2021
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Mid to rich amber, clear, pours with a pillowy fat 5Cm just off-white head. [+10mins later = holds well/forms lacing]
S- Spice led, quite mild though for me.
T- Bright, somewhat citrus hops, which tail off into pungent/hefty territory. Overall impression left on my palate is a dry yet rich bitterness.
F- ... ^ notably meaty rich bitterness. There is no doubt you're dealing with a solid proposition here.
O- It seems almost a hybrid beer to me, very unusual and I'm happy to think it works really well. Take the depths and pungency of a tripel, whack it with a good dose of contemporary zesty hopping - and the two aspects hang together in a kind of turbo-charged ying-yang balance, both uber-bold yet neither standing out as being OTT.
It isn't cheap, but I honestly think it's that good and different that I'd pay the price again for this one.
750ml bottle £8.50 BB: 23/01/2022 Bought from BeautifulBeers/BurySt.Edmunds as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Feb 07, 2021
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Schooner at Brewdog Roma (€6):
Light amber & clear with a thin white lacing on top & some lacing on the sides. The nose is sharp & floral with a hint of sourness & an unusual bitterness following. The taste is similar with some banana & yeast sneaking in too with a dry finish on top of a medium body & moderate carbonation but it's nothing special really.

Jan 21, 2020
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FLima from Brazil

3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber color with a thick head with good retention.
Aroma with notes of sweet green apples, herbal hops, some candied sugar and pineapple.
Flavor with notes of green apples, pineapple, spices, mild orange marmalade, yeast, malt sweetness herbal hops, white wine and lemon drops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.4% is well disguised. Just shows up a bit at room temperature.
Easy to drink and balanced Tripel with a decent hopiness and white wine notes.

Oct 04, 2019
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polloenfuego from Canada (ON)

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden color with just a tiny tinge of orange to it. It has a fluffy three finger head which breaks leaving about a pinky's worth and then some great lacing. The smell is Belgian yeast, pear, and spices, especially clove. The taste is sweet with candi, and then fruity with spice and clove. The Belgian yeast melds with everything nicely. The feel is medium with lower carbonation. ABV is well hidden.

This is a nice tripel which could benefit from a little less sweetness. If it were dryer and a little spicier, it would be an excellent tripel.

Nov 28, 2017
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear gold with a three finger foamy white head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is Belgian yeast, apple, pear, lemon zest and pepper.

T - The taste follows the aroma with sweet malts, honey, apple, pear, clove and pepper.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a solid Tripel. The 8.4% ABV is well hidden making this an easy drinking treat.

Oct 30, 2016
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden with a light haze, lots of champagne carbonation, and a finger of off white head.

Smells of apples, caramel, lemon zest, and a cellar like earthy quality.

Taste of candle wax, honey, grapefruit pith, and pineapple. Fruity with many complex notes. Candy glass at times. Overall its sweet. Its complex in that the first few sips revealed many facets of flavours, each sip different.

Medium, slightly syrupy body, medium low carbonation. It has a sticky quality.

I got this one in Vientiane, Laos almost a year ago and have been saving it. No special occasion, just really wanted a Belgian Triple tonight. Drank June 4th, 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Jun 04, 2016
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another mystery. How do the Belgians do this ?
Instead of embarrassing myself with oaf-ish pretension, I'll cop-out this time and let MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" do the talking: "The Tripel has a finish-orange tinge. In addition to the usual Pilsener mail, it has a lot of Pale Ale malt. The result is a teasingly delicate beer, dry but soft, and very long."
By the way, if you ever want to brew this stuff, MJ's 2 page review of Rulles will make it clear that it requires a special passion.
Also listed in the "1001."

Apr 12, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled in 1/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, light banana, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and citrus/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, light banana, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, grape, pepper, clove, honey, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from yeast spice and hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with and very smooth and lightly creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and citrus/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Dec 17, 2015
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow. Fruity, slight banana smell and very crisp. Tastes like it smells. Slightly fruity,very crisp with a bit of hop. Refreshing classic triple.

Aug 29, 2015
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.

The beer has a hazy amber colour and a big, three finger hight, white head.
Nose: Belgian yeast, apple, ginger, honey, perfume, spices and herbs.
Mouth: Orange, honey, coriander and sweet malt. Medium body and carbonation - Perfect! I can’t belive that this beer has 8.4% ABV - They have managed to hide the alcohol well.

Aug 16, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with aaa finger high head that is slightly off white in color. The head died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of candi sugars and fruity yeast are present in the nose along with notes of fruity yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of Belgian and fruity yeast are present in the nose along with bits of sweetness from the candi sugars and hints of spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel is easy to drink and masks any traces of alcohol. I liked how it blended together the contrasting sweet and spicy flavors.

Serving type: bottle

Jan 18, 2015
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BlazerT from Poland

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pale orange, hazy with white 2/3 finger head. Slowly reducing. Good lacing. Very malty - aromas of mature fruits, candy sugar, bread, yeast. Taste is very malty (mature fruits - bananas, melon, apricot) and sugary (candy, toffe), some spices (coriander) and belgian yeast (phenols, clove) in the background. Low bitterness, noticable from the middle of degustation. You can alos taste some citrus funky belgian notes through all the time. Medium to full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter, dry with rotten fruits notes. Slightly alcohol warming. In overall great triple, with almost perfect texture. Great drinkabliity.

Dec 25, 2014
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange with a finger ' s worth of foam, slowly receding foam.

I smell some bread, a bit of sweet malt that also has honey like qualities.


Bread is up front but gives way to sweet and yes, I get honey in the taste as well.

Medium is the word to describe the body and carbonation.

Well, this is quite the tasty treat, easy drinking cuz the alcohol is held in check nicely. I can recommend it.

Edit: by the time I finished the bottle, it occurred to me that my rating was wholly underestimated. This is truly an amazing Triple.

Nov 02, 2014
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Rulles Triple has a thin, white head, an opaque, brilliant orange appearance, and rather large brown specks, suspended throughout. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is of candy sugar, white bread, light fruits, and pungent yeast. Taste is of those elements with some building, background bitterness, sour dough bread, and even tomato juice elements. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and La Rulles Triple finishes wet and quite drinkable. Not alcohol detected in the sipping.

RJT

Oct 12, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Cloudy orange pour, finger and a half of white head, almost creamy, recedes to a very sticky lace in a minute.
Smell of yellow apple, banana chips, candi sugar, apricot, sweet bread, clove, faint vanilla, lots of caramel and some warm alcohol is announced.
Taste doesn't start sweet, but with a refreshing sour citrus zing (lemon, orange) and a minty herbal note (coriander up front, faint sage). Goes into some malty sweetness, lots of caramel and a thick bready feel, some cream, with some specific tripel fruittiness hidden in there (apple, pear, banana, apricot) and honey. A tartness hidden in there too, that's a nice plus. Herbs intensify with earthy yeasts and spices like peppercorn, some anise, dry hay, even more towards the finish, with a funky woody taste (something like green twigs, tree bark, sawdust??). Spicy hop finish with some flower petal notes and a nice bitterness, all going well with the funky note mentioned before.
Medium body, medium carbonation. Spiced up aftertaste, also some hops, some lactic sourness aftermath, a bit of lingering sugars. Alcohol remains subtle.
A very complex tripel, tho the spicy yeasts tend to steal the show from time to time. A lot going on, with the balance shifting more and more as you drink it. Great stuff.

Oct 07, 2014
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is best served at 50-55F.
Poured in a Orval Trappist glass. Light apricot color with a 1/2 finger head. The aroma was a light apricot/clove- not as strong as other tripels.

The mouth feel is very carbonated- more than other tripels I have tasted. I would have preferred a less carbonated mouth feel.

The taste is light apricot/clove. Not as pronounced as other tripels. The finish is bitter at lower serving temps and mellows at higher temps, where the bitterness is clearly the alcohol in the finish. The taste also mellows at higher temps.

A very good tripel. However, I like a smoother tripel, such as St. Bernardus.

Jan 11, 2014
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Brenden from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer sits within the median of the color spectrum between yellow and nearly red. It's a bit cloudy, but there's very little by way of "floaties." A sizeable and dense, rocky head is well-retained, and there's good lacing on the walls of the glass.
The yeast shows some strength in the aroma as bready, mildly sweet and somewhat earthy notes with some dryness balance. Tropical fruit is there, and there's some light funk and phenolic character present.
The flavor is dry but set against fruity and yeasty notes, and a light tart/sour combo speaks to bottle fermentation. It's earthy and slightly peppery. Some herbal plant and spiciness provide several different flavor notes from sweet to savory. Otherwise, some tropical and citrus fruits lie underneath.
The mouthfeel shows the Belgian skill in balancing the very delicate and precise character of Belgian styles. It has a not-quite aspirin dryness, a soft flow, creaminess, and light mustiness on the palate.

Jan 02, 2014
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mactrail from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchill Cigar Lounge in San Diego. Cloudy light frosted amber color in the tall tulip. Perfect white creamy foam and lacing down to the last sip. The sudsy mouthfeel adds to the deliciousness.

Warm and grainy flavor with a tangy zing. The fruity and slightly tart taste mixes nicely with the sweet maltiness. This is the more sweet and friendly side of the strong Belgian style. There is a liqueur-like sensuousness. aromatic, even perfumey flavors. This is quite a dessert. The Belgian yeasty drying effect gives it a surprise finish. This is fruitier and less austere than some Tripels, but I think it's totally sippable.

Nov 02, 2013
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themind from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is really good! super drinkable triple. The problem is I got only half a bottle because it exploded when I opened it. The mouth feel was very good which is deceiving since the beer initially appeared over carbonated. Its kinda sweet with that famous Belgium triple taste you expect. The appearance is a bit murky...but who cares lol! This brew is kinda like a mellow Pannepot. Overall its a super drinkable triple that totally hides the ABV.

Bottom Line" Great Brew!

Oct 21, 2013
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WillCarrera from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle generously shared by the bartender at Delirium Cafe in Brussels, poured into a pokal glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a finger of white head, decent retention and great lacing.

S- Spice, yeast, some orange peel and other citrus.

T- Pretty similar to the aroma, lots of yeast with some spice and fruitiness, a bit of hops towards the finish.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel.

O- A solid, enjoyable tripel, I might try this again if it shows up on tap somewhere.

Jun 26, 2013
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bishopdc0 from Maine

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of Novare's Belgian Bier Fest, and It is on my up rising list, Yes!

Served in a De Rulles Glass golden orange in color with a dense white head. The head leaves a hugh amount of lace on the glass.

The nose is sweet, slightly bready, with a strong maltyness. The yeast is present but not overwhelming, while the overall nose is subdued.

Pleasantly the taste is more complex than the nose. Initially the taste is not sweet but definitely malt filled. The beer becomes sweet with an almost tart apple finish. It drys quickly and the almost bitter yeast notes remain.

Nice balance on this triple, yeast isn't the main componant but a mix of malt and yeast to make for a pleasent beer. I had to double check but at 8.5% incredibly drinkable.

May 02, 2013
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kaufmaal from Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Quite possibly the most unattractive label I've seen in a while, replete with a creepy, troll-like man inspecting his brew. Purchased on the discount table for $2.00 - no date.

That said, this is a delicious beer. It pours a murky honey-orange color with very bright white thin head. Mild carbonation - very fine, delicate bubbles. Some honey and coriander on the nose. The taste is crisp - some fresh lemon and tangerine, coriander - but the mouth feel is creamy. Yeasty taste, some bazooka bubble gum. At 8.4% ABV, I can't smell or taste a note of alcohol. Mine is fairly mellow, unlike some of the other reviews that note the presence of booze. Perhaps an older bottle.

Jan 25, 2013
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Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in tulip.

A - Beautiful head, hazy, foamy.

S - Thick aroma, lots of complexity.

T - Delicious taste, lots of spice and flowers. Superbly balanced, as you'd expect.

M - A thick full body. Really well done.

O - Outstanding tripel. Will keep this on my list of must haves.

Jan 23, 2013
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eric5bellies from Australia

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my St Bernardus chalice

A - Pours a slightly cloudy honey due colour with a pure white, two fingered head that reduces to a lacing film.

S - Plenty of spice, citrus, hop and honey.

T - Very well balanced flavours of spice,hop finished of with some honey like notes, the booze is extremely well hidden.

M - Medium body and carbonation. perfect

O - Loved this tripel for its subtleness and balance, hard to beat.

Jan 05, 2013
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 315 ratings