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)

Brewed by:
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by marburg on 11-11-2004

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
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 +17.8%
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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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
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.


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Photo of Bighuge
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
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 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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Photo of oldefortran
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
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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Photo of psulovesbeer
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
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 +11.9%
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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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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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Photo of karengarys
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this pours rich dark amber, and has a fluffy head. The head remains a cottony pillow on the top of the drink.

smells really good - sweet, fruity, and spicey.

tastes exceptionally good. Its dry hop is well balanced with a sweet flavor, and it hides the alcohol well. It is also citriusy or something like that.

mouthfeel is creamy, leaving a lemony wet finish.

I really recommend giving this a try!

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Photo of marburg
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opener? Check. Beer? Check. Clean up towl? Huh?

Ah yes, quite the gusher here...

Eventually poured to a dulled straw orange with a sizeable cappucino froth sticking to everywhere on the glass like a big dust bunny.

Nose is spicy to biblical proportions. Frankincense, Myrrh, and La Rulles Triple -- I believe it says something about those three things in that book somewhere. Clove, coriander, and medicinal banana overlay a muddied candied ginger and fruity aroma. The same sharpness that creeps up and infers "ginger" also lends a crisp, peppery quality.

Starts a bit flat but immediately hints at pears and banana purée. Honey melon. Peppery? Perhaps. Creamy for sure, this feels and tastes luxurious; everything is slathered in spice. Flips to a mildly tart plant bitterness in the finish. Everything about this was unexpected -- but equally delightful.

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Photo of rdilauro
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just another Tripel? No, this one was somewhat bigger and better than most I have had. The pour was uneventful as well as the initial aroma and bouquet.

But that all stopped at the first sip. Big, bold, rich is about the only way to describe that first sip. I could not detect any standout flavors or overtone here. Malt balanced, Hops balanced, fruit downplayed and balanced.

The best part was the richness of this beer. Each sip filled my mouth totally and with utmost satisfaction.

The finish was just a big and bold as the start. Which in my book identifies a beverage, wine or beer that stands above the rest.

Loved this one

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Photo of dsa7783
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML green Belgian bottle purchased from Gary's in Madison...
Attractive coudy, hazy, straw-colored, golden appearance with minimal frothy head that left a copious amount of lacing around the glass...
Fresh-burst smell replete with pineapple, pears, apple, citrus, corainder, and lemon...
Taste strongly complements the aroma with a noticeable appearance of florals, fresh fruits, honey, rich candied sugars, melons, canteloupe, and nectarines...
This is a top-notch, superb depction of the style - an excellent, full-flavored Tripel, one of the best Belgians I've sampled in quite some time...
Excellent rich, creamy, and thick mouthfeel...
Perilously drinkable without the slightest hint of the hefty 8.4% ABV...
This is a world-class Tripel... Definitely recommended...

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Photo of mklinger
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draft into a tulip at Monk's Cafe. Came out fairly cloudy with a fairly thin head. A darker straw color. Nice looking beer, but not as great looking as it was great tasting.

Smell was pears and zesty spice. Nice & bright.

Taste was also great. Lots of spicy character and a bit of citrus, lemon zest character. Some nice malt character, too, though fairly light bodied. Carbonation was quite spritzy and nice. I loved this beer. So easy top drink.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of kaufmaal
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of wo87810
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle of this last time I was in Asheville. What a great tripel. It has a nice golden color, a little haze. Smells and aromas were great, yeasty, rich and funky. Taste was amazing, and got better as it warmed. Caramel malt with the distinctive belgian yeast flavors. What set this beer apart for me is the sweet malty aftertaste. Go get some.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a 2008 vintage tasted in 2010.

Pours a slightly coppery clear gold, with a good head that dissipates quickly, leaving some traces of lacing. The beer is unfiltered and there are lots of small sediment particles.

Aromas of malt, honey, ginger, tropical fruits.

Mainly tasting malt with some apple and tropical fruit flavors and ginger in the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium body with light carbonation and a dry finish.

A pleasantly drinkable beer in the tripel style. The yeast is controlled and gives it just enough fruit to good effect. Also, the alcohol is not really noticeable.

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Photo of Brianjames16
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy deep orange with a lot of floaters suspended. It appears translucent but I cant see anything threw it. Nice white frothy one finger head.
S- Right away on the aroma I get nice spices and orange peel. A mix of some citrus, malts and some flowery hints. The aroma is big here!
T - The taste pretty much matches the aroma on this one. Nice spices hit the tongue with hints of citrus orange peel. I can taste a bit of the alcohol in the backround but its not overpowering. Nice balanced and refreshing taste.
M- Holds a medium body with subtle carbonation. Smooth crisp mouthfell.
D- Easy and refreshing to drink. Great balanced triple flavors. Not my favorite triple but its up there.

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Photo of NeutroMan
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy, dirty orangeish-amber. Billowy, crowning white head stays creamy, frothy, and inviting throughout.

Smell: Spicy phenols, yeast, and some tropical fruitiness. A pleasant earthiness permeates. Alcohol warmth is noticeable.

Taste: Mostly follows the nose. Yeast and phenols with a solid malt sweetness. Phenols are quite interesting - some medicinal qualities to them, some earthiness, and nicely balanced. Fruity notes of apricot and peach. Rich, creamy, supremely pleasant mouthfeel is a joy for the palette. Alcohol warmth is kept in check. One of the best examples of my favorite type of beer.

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Photo of Kemmerlin
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: the appearance was definitely one of the highlights. It poured an unfiltered peach orange color with lots of carbonation and a thick full head that left a creamy lacing on the glass.
S: The smell is characterized by it's yeast with a sour apple aroma and yeast rolls. I am also picking up a hint of glazed sugar as well.
T: there is a tiny hint of sweet bananas, peaches, and strawberry blending together nicely but it doesn't last long and the after taste has a strong yeast tinge in it.
M/D: The beer is light and smooth and goes down easily considering it's alchohol level. I definitely recommend folks try this one but I would like to see stronger flavors and aromas to give it a higher mark.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So typical of fine bottle conditioned beers this Triple was alive in the bottle. Upon removal of the bottle cap, the beer welled forth from the bottle mouth.

Beer had a very nice dark straw patina and a very typical translucent almost turbid character. .

Head welled up in my glass no matter how carefully I poured. Head lasted to the bottom of the bottle.

Ample lacing almost obscured the view through the glass.

Head produced a mild aroma of fruit and yeast.

Flavor was a burst of tart and bitter hops with added notes of yeast which lasted with a tart almost sharp finish. It might have been my taster sensitivity at the time but I could add “peppery” to my flavor description.

This beer produced a satisfying flavor experience.

I’ll be certain to sample this Triple again in the near future.

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Photo of blakesell
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer opens overly active, as soon as the cap was off it was overflowing like champagne down the sides of the bottle. I guess that's why it has a different bottle and cap than traditional beer bottles.

Of course it pours with a huge frothy head into my Maudite glass. I have a feeling this will be a high rating beer in my book.

A: Sunset orange, hazy, thick with yeast and a light fluffy head.
S: Fruity, some apricot, candi sugars for sure, citrus, orange/tangerine, and of course yeast with it that thick in the bottle. But not overpowering or bready.
T: Sweet candi sugar, special b malt, ripe peach, slightly unbalanced with sweetness, but something I don't mind.
M: warming alcohol of 8.4% sweetness coats the toungue.
D: I could drink plenty of this. a great tripel that overshadows others, glad that I have more set back and available.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this single 330mL bottle for $3.59 at Harvest Fine Wine in West Hartford CT last week. Poured cold into a small chilled goblet.

Cloudy golden yellow brew gives a white head that appears fizzy at first but soon morphs into a dense creamy mass that leaves a thick solid curtain on the glass. Both the head and the lace endure throughout the session. Smell is a huge, semi-sweet, and very distinctive dose of elderflowers. As it airs/ warms some warm clove and a mixed inky hop bite emerge, but the elderflower remains the dominant force. Mouthfeel has a bright carbonation cutting through the medium thickness body. Taste follows mostly from the smell, just with the priorities adjusted a bit- elderflowers balanced by a sweet malt body, clove, vanilla, some bitter citrus hop, warming spicy boozy alcohol. Finishes with some residual honey slickness, hop, spice, and booze.

A very very nice tripel, clearly one of the best I've had.

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Photo of merlin48
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, capped not corked, purchased at the Vintage Cellar in early September, 2005. Pours into a goblet a hazy, burnt orange body with a bone hued head that is thick and dense, if only an inch in height. Head retention is good, and some streaky sheets of lacing drape the glass.
Aroma boasts plenty of musty barnyard scents, wool sweater, and an alluring note of fruity muskmelon. Hops are prominent here, with damp grassy and floral herbal notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and carbonation is good, just slightly effervescent.
Taste begins with sweet fruity notes of peaches, apricots, and some citrus. Orange and pink grapefruit notes seem to be delivered from American hop varieties. Yeasty tones are leathery and woolen, with a hint of earthy mushrooms. Finishes with a dry and herbal flourish.
Not as heavy as other "tripels", with some Saison like herbal and spicy, pastoral characteristics that contribute greatly to the complexity and drinkability here. Very nice, but not your typical tripel.

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