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

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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)
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4.05/5
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307 Ratings
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Belgium
larulles.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by marburg on 11-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,332
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
307
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
29
Trade:
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Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 162
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of MacStinson
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Metalmonk
4.82/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Always a Belgian favorite for me, the several experiences I've had with this triple (including a visit to the brewery) have always been top-notch. Seems to make its trips across the ocean with very little ill-effect.

Pours a big, creamy, fluffy head that reduces to a thin layer quickly. Hazy burnt golden color, a few small bits of sediment. Lace? But of course...and lots of it.

Nose is banana, biscuit, clove, flowery hops, nutty yeast with only a mild trace of funk.

Toasty rounded malts hit the palate first. Lots of fruits (banana, pear, peach, apple), light sweet spices, a buoyant and fresh flowery fullness, hearty fresh-baked sourdough. Delicious delicious delicous.

Light, bouncy and wonderfully creamy mouthfeel only enhances this great experience.

Not an insanely yeast-tweaked tripel, but it's there, doing its job in a more subtle, stealthy manner. An excellent ambassador of the style.

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Photo of cokes
4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Translucent honeyed apricot with a pile of thick, clingy froth.
Nose is foremost of yeast-driven spiciness- ginger, and clove and coriander- but also large with a kiwi and muskmelon-hued fruitiness. Smoky whisps of hoppy, reefer-smoked, iron-tipped grapefruits are evident on deeper inhales.
Begins with an intial burst of dry graininess, one that's quickly brushed aside by the ensuing melon and pear. Turns slightly tarter, with unripened kiwi and smears of strawberry-peach yogurt. Bombastic spicing arrives and wipes the palete clean, via black peppercorns, leathery brett, caramelized ginger, and coriander....especially coriander. It's Orvalian, for sure, but it seems less musty and spicier. The nearly cilantro flavor on this brew segues perfectly into a lightly tinny, sprucey, ganja'ed, green grapefruit bitterness. The hops (yes, they're US varieties, Amarillo and Warrior), are more subtle, earthy, dank, and smoky than they typically appear stateside, but carry this tripel with more back-end bitterness than Belgian norms dictate. That is to say, they present as unique and captivating, not as out-of-place or intrusive.
A pillowed heft inside the mouth, given levity with a finely beaded carbonation, and general airy qualities. Alcohol is a nonentity here. This begs for gluttony.
The untraditional hops are the eye-catcher here, but the finished product is the showstopper. It distantly recalls Unibroue's Edition 2004 with its forward spiciness. I loved that one, and I love this as well.
A favorite among tripels.

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4.76/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
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

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4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fiery golden orange tone. Thick crop of airy white foam sits on top and stays around for a while. The foam clings to the glass like you wouldn't believe...in thick, white frothy patches. Nice. The aroma is great. Lemon Pepper, dough, sweet candy and hay. The flavor is quite pleasing as well. Cookie dough and spicy pepper... musty yeastiness and green apple skin and lemon peel and... Wow. The body is medium at best and the feel in the mouth is quite mellow. Smooth and easy. Dissolves quite nicely in the mouth. This is an excellent tripel. One of my favorites. And 8.4% a/v?!?! Wouldn't have guessed it. This damn thing goes down too easy with virtually no signs of EtOH.

Thanks for the nice little surprise cokes. This one is a dandy.

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4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer at my most favorite haunt after looking at some other reviews on BA. The first thing I noticed after pouring was the light-medium amber body with a nice white head forming on top. The smell of the beer seemed fairly hoppy to me, but the taste was far less hoppy than I was expecting from the aroma. I love hoppy beers, but this was a very pleasant surprise as it was still hoppy, but less than the aroma, and had a nice, slightly bitter cascade with a good malty flavor. This was definitely one of the best, new (to me) beers I have had this year and find it very drinkable. I do tend to tolerate the stronger alcohol beers more than most so drinkability may vary.

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4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psulovesbeer
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in a goblet

a-cloudy yellow amber with a nice head and good lacing...a beaut of a Belgian

s- apricot citrus and a hint of pepper round out a beautiful bouquet

t- very fruity all over with a nice sweetness...a hint of dried citrus

m- very light a crisp with a linger of sweetness at the end making you want that next sip to re ignite the flavor

d- a bit high abv keeps this from being more sessionable but an extremely good flavor make a few easy to put away

very impressed with this beer and pleased to have it available on draft

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Photo of Mitchster
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This has got to be one of my favorite labels...A curmudgeony old guy with a knit cap and a huge smile is sitting in the dark with a glass of triple lighting his way. Comes in a green capped 750 bottle. 8.4% ABV, unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle conditioned.

Pours out to a hazy orange golden with suspended particles of sediment hanging around, forming a tall fluffy white head with very good retention and awesome delicate lacing. Carbonation is moderate to strong. The aroma is ripe with cloves, bananas, mango, guava, strawberry and pineapple. Hops are distant and particularly strong with wintergreen (which is new for me in a beer), and pleasantly lightly skunked. Altogether, this makes for a truly wonderful aroma. The mouthfeel is prickly and tight with a very soft and smooth finish and a deceptive medium-dense body. The taste begins with a ton of phenols, followed by the tropical fruits. There is a hefty pale malt body with powdered-sugar sweetness and a warming alcohol presence. The wintergreen approaches in the finish. There is a very flittering touch of fusel alcohol in the aftertaste which is quickly gone before I noticed it, but I know I'll probably have a headache from this one despite how subtle it is. 1 minute after each mouthful, I have a pleasant taste of crystal malt hanging in my mouth.

This is a very good triple, but it won't unseat my favorites (Unibroue, New Belgium, Allagash, Avery). It was fermented just a touch too warm and some higher alcohols came out, however mild. Definitely a tasty brew. Unique with the crystal malt aftertaste, huge tropical fruits and wintergreen.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle....3 pours into my Duvel tulip.

A- Golden orange yellow color with some orange tint. Really beautiful head (retention is wonderful, lasts throughout)- lacing circling the glass.

S- Smell is yeasty and spicey with a nice aroma of sweet and tart pineapples.

T- Taste is very complex. As I sip this beer I get a nice heaping of tropical fruits (most notably: pineapples, lemons, passion fruit). Belgian spices here with a peppery and earthy finish. NO hint of alcohol whatsoever. Unmistakable sour note here, but nothing that will turn beer drinkers away. The flavors are well balanced and really enjoyable.

M- This one had low carbonation and a soap like mouthfeel.

D- This is a damn good tripel. The flavors here are so enjoyable and the abv is masked well, so killing the 750 ml. bottle in a sitting is way too easy.

Recommended and a beer to seek out.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean golden yellow with a white head. In the aroma, fruit notes of peach and candy sugar. In the taste, a dry fruitiness, mainly peach, a small tartness and a small yeast presence. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry peach skin flavor in the aftertaste. Nice fruit and tart presence, a bit thin, but really tasty.

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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 307 ratings
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