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)
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
Ratings:
304
Reviews:
162
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
30
For Trade:
1
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Photo of thadbme
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a honey blond that is a little cloudy. There wasn't much head visible while pouring. Don't see much carbonation going on. This has a very nice appearance.

S: It has a hint of sweetness to it, but then finishes with the wheat/grains behind it? It almost tastes like a honey ale to me.

T: Up front you taste the sweet, then comes the wheat! Ha! Its got a hint of bitterness to it, but just enough to where it flows well with the rest of the beer. No hint of the alcohol that I can tell.

M: This tastes to me like a blue moon or something along those lines for mouthfeel. Its very light and easily drinkable.

O: This almost feels like its cheating.... its a high quality triple that drinks like its something in a six pack. That is a good and a bad thing to me, because it doesn't seem very complicated, but overall its a very good beer and I wouldn't mind having a few of these.

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Photo of argock
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL green bottle into a clear glass snifter. No freshness or best by date. Purchased at Ancona's Wine and Spirits (Ridgefield, CT) for $11.99.

A: Appealing apricot with 1-2 fingers of rocky, stick, big-bubbled creamy off-white lace with good retention and a nice wavy ring of lacing.

S: Earthy, herbal, musty, yeasty aroma with plenty of pear and a nice lemongrass twist. The pale maltiness provides a very light grainy sweetness.

T: The flavor is a wonderful balance of sweet, yeasty, and earthiness with plenty of fruity yeast esters, pear, lemon, and light herbal hops finished with a light touch of honey sweetness. A well-crafted beer with a lot of components that fit this style nicely.

M: A touch on the thin side but smooth enough. Carbonation could be a bit more lively.

O: I picked this up on a lark and I am glad I did -- it is a unique tripel in that is has more sweetness than most, but it also provides the characteristic yeastiness and light fruitiness of the style. Recommended if you can track it down.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

nice interesting citrus doughy nose. Lemon, apricot, and yeast. Gold clear pour with a nice rich head. Some complex fruit citrus honey malt that is a bit zestier than expected and touch of grassy straw notes of hop. Simple but superb with a well placed alcohol of mild food ready warm. Rather dry finish.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Ebenezer's Pub, Lovell, ME

Not the best tripel I've had. Easy to drink, but a little bit lacking in flavor, I thought.

Poured a hazy golden with a finger of white head and moderate carbonation. Bready, grassy aroma, with some light fruits present. A bit musty and very light fruitiness on the tongue. Thinly bready, with hop bitterness just barely detectable. Light-medium mouthfeel, and somewhat drinkable, though as I said, a little lax in the flavor department.

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Photo of neorunner
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark gold yellow with a tall eggshell fluffy head. Taste is a mix of bready malt and light caramel, offset by some nice banana like yeast esters. Fairly dry, brettamayacies-esque finish to the mouthfeel which works well with the thin prickly carbonation.

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Photo of StevenBilodeau
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I tried this at work as a sample in a small plastic tasting cup... and I didn't think much of it when we first cracked it open... but I was pleasantly surprised.

The beer poured a thick straw color into the tasting cup, with a foamy everlasting head. Great head retention, and good lacing.

The nose was lightly malty, light citrus, somewhat grassy and hoppy. The beer for some reason made me think of hot summer in tall grass...

The beer tasted very much as it smelled. A bit more hoppy in the taste how ever, balanced well with the malt straw body. Grass tones a little more subtle in the flavor but come out a little stronger on the finish creating a dry lingering after taste.

This is a great beer.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one and half fingers of bone-white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves reasonably nice lace.

S - Musty hops and black pepper with a little bit of pear in the background.

T - Musty hops and some red apple yeast character up front as well as some soft, bready malt. Black pepper and cloves in the middle with more hops and a hint of honey creeping in to the malt character. Some light pear notes come out in the finish along with more musty hops and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Very nice, the yeast and hop characteristics work quite well together and the bready pilsner malt backbone provides thickness, though it becomes a bit heavy towards the end of the glass. The yeast is quite peppery with just a touch of fruit, this is a nice compliment to the musty, almost British hop profile. I get a bit of spicy towards the end as well, which pushes the overall impression to something a bit more peppery than I normally expect a Triple to be; it could just as easily pass for a strong Saison. My only complaint is that the malt seems to just sit on the palate and, perhaps due to the somewhat weak carbonation, the beer lacks the overall crispness that I expect from the better examples of this style. Still, it is worth a try and it has a lot of yeasty complexity that would make it a great beer to pair with food.

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

Pink orange with a nice foam agrumée. Hops slightly fruity nose but also to the mouth. Easy to drink, which is surprising for a beer in this category. Delicate and soft palate at first but soon resumed his duties bitterness, so persistent and powerful, and has spread into the palace next to it with a drug, which gives a freshness and an explosive finish of long, while citrus and hops.

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Photo of NorCalYeti
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

taste- great belgian yeast flavors, grainy, sweet malt

color- gold

clarity- clear

smell- bubble gum, soap, laundry detergent, powdery yeast

body- smooth medium-length finish

appearance- one and a half finger white foamy pour with great lace, head disipates pretty quickly

overall impression- great triple, light body, good taste, strong warm weather beer

notes and comments- uses orval yeast strain

beer spy- the trappist, oakland ca, 3/13/11, $8.00, 12oz

glassware: la rulles tumbler

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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 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 DPFRD
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Westmalle Goblet. From 750 bottle
A- Golden, cloudy and a decent foamy head.

S- Smells good and right on with the style... Yeasty grass notes, some biscuit and sweet fruity esters.

T- Let me put it this way if pound a mouthful, it taste spot on for a tripel, but if you drink it normally it is, well, thin... It has the makings of a good tripel, good yeast notes, fruity banana notes, with some hop presence and a bit of bitterness, but it is just dispersed. Kind of a let down.

M- medium thin to thin body, ok carbonation.

O- Disappointed but not let hanging. Could be so much of a better beer and it's so on track it's even more of a shame. I'll revisit in a year and check the next gen, but not a purchase I would suggest currently.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

La Rulles Triple, Ontap

Appearance: Perfectly clear, light golden elixer. Tons of lace in the form of a sheet of white.

Smell: A mix of herbal/floral hops and some biscuity malt in the background.

Taste: Very well balanced in the taste. Spicy hop, definately grassy as well. Nice bitterness is there the whole way through. Estery Belgian yeast is percievable, but muted by a dry hop. Just a hint of clean alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light feel, good carbonation, and semi dry in the finish.

Drinkability: This seems like a mix of a Belgian pale ale and a standard tripel. Hoppy for the style, not as sweet or yeast dominated like most examples. A pretty good overall beer, and if you like hoppier belgians, this is for you.

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Photo of AdamGarcia
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

750ml served in Kasteel goblet.

A: Slow gusher. Pours a lovely bright orange. Sunrise cutting through morning fog. Smaller head than expected from semi-aggressive pour, but the endless stream of carbonation constantly renews the head. Retention is good. Clingy lace.

S: Green, grassy scents. Yeasty aroma. Various fruity notes. Apricot, maybe honeydew. Suggestion of bubblegum.

T: Very interesting. Mild crackery malt. Grassy, yet spicy hops. Zesty, almost funky yeast. Not your typical tripel. Finishes a bit dry. Very nice, but something missing.

M: Spritzy carb. Soft, creamy feel. Body just about medium.

D: Will finish this 750 with no problem. This may disappoint the tripel purist, but I found it quite interesting.

This beer came highly recommended by a very knowledgable friend and it didn't disappoint. Track this one down if you enjoy Belgian styles. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, best by Feb. 2011.

Pours a hazy gold with negligible yeast floaties. Head is compact and small, but exhibits great staying power and excellent lacing.

Aroma has nice notes of lemon, mango and bright spice.

Flavor is dry with a very bitter finish. The Orval yeast really helps attenuate this beer, along with providing its own signature flavor. There's the slightest touch of residual sugars, but this stuff's mainly bone-dry. Hops are woody, spicy, and noticeably less fruity or juicy than when I had this on-tap. Must have been a freshness thing. Nevertheless, this slightly "aged" bottle is delicious. The dryness of this beer makes the mouthfeel nearly harsh, but then the champagne-like carbonation sweeps in, cleansing the palate.

As some have noted, this is not a classic "Abbey Tripel," as it lacks the sweet, plush and fruity flavors. However, as a beer, it is excellent and satisfies my dry-leaning palate.

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky copper to orange with a creamy, yet thin white head that rests atop the beer for some time before giving way to a thin lacing.

The aroma consists of floral and citrus fruits as well as yeast and herbal hops.

The flavor is a bit sweeter, almost, but not quite tart from the citrus fruit, a touch of spice as it warms and yeast.

Medium in body and medium in carbonation with a drying finish.

A tasty example of the style, with pleasant character, but nothing too dominant.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/19/2010 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy dark gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, brown sugar, spices, cherries and touches of hops and alcohol.

T: The taste starts out with a tart and sweet cherry flavor that is quickly followed by bready flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. There are background flavors of spice and caramel along with a touch of an alcohol sting. There's a very mild but complementary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style while adding a small variation, it's a good beer with complexity and flavor but there are other beers in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a goblet.

Pour is a nice orange-amber color with a bit of light haze. White head that sits atop the brew for a good period and leaves behind a pretty good dose of lacing. The nose has some light citrus as well as a nice bit of spice and Belgian yeast. Good hop character. The taste is along the same lines with a nice spice, citrus rind, and some hops. Good feel and a nice body; everything integrates well. A nice drinkable brew.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at the Bruery provisions store. Beer is light orange with a decent head of medium and large bubbles that breaks and falls away. Not much lacing on the glass, carbonation moderate to low.

Aroma is pretty good! A little hoppiness (pine), some fruits like apples or pears.

Beer is medium body and really smooth. Pretty effervesceant on the tongue. Its mildly sweet, has some nice esters in the midpalate. I enjoyed this beer. Not sure how well it fits into the tripel category but who knows. I liked it.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, hazy golden-orange hue with a finger of frothy ivory foam. Not a lot of effervescence or head; it's OK looking but not spectacular.

Smell: rich, sweet malt aroma. There's a little bit of a perfumey floral aroma which works quite well, plus a light, plumlike fruitiness. The star here, though, is the base malt aroma, which, while simple, is exquisite.

Taste: the richness of the aroma comes through in the flavor. The malt is big and bold with just a hint of tartness, and the floral aspects remain. There is a lack of complex fruitiness, though, which just brings it down a notch. Still, this is a damn fine tasting tripel.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a creaminess which is the bomb. The effervescence doesn't look like much, but let me tell you the carbonation is well-integrated and well-executed.

Drinkability: while I feel like this beer lacks some of the classic tripel flavors, I happen to really like its simple, unfettered maltiness. I would gladly drink this again anytime.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap,

A: Pours a ruddy translucent dark goldenrod to light orange with a puffy white head, solid lace.

S: Pear and melon salad, both a hop and an ester attack, notes of pine.

T: Bitter white grapefruit, with apple and pear. Spicy, some coriander type flavours. Bready, slightly sweet malt notes.

M: Medium-bodied, pretty smooth, frothy, carbonation dances on the tongue.

D: Nice tripel, very Americanized for sure, but there is something to be said for that. Well worth a pickup.

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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 Beejay
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Medium amber, with a bit of murkiness to it. The white head produced in the pour fades fairly quickly into a ring.

S: Sweet, with citrus fruit and berries. I am picking up a lot of citrus notes in this guy. Not as much of a yeasty smell as I would have figured, but perhaps it just need to warm a little.

T: Sweet at first. Orange rind, coriander and clove come out. A good bit of yeast and a nice bready quality in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, very highly carbonated and a very dry finish.

D: Very nice overall, but it seems to have almost a little bit of a dirty quality to it. Overall though it is a very nice brew, and it hides it's booze fairly well.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cider-like orangish gold with one-finger head that dies slow and leaves lace patches. A mix of yeast and tart citric fruits like orange as well as clove and apples and a minor swett malt presence. Light ot medium body with mild fruity sweetness like sweet apples dipped in caramel and small amounts of spice and pepper. Has some tartness to it as well as well as a minor dry twinge, especially in the end, thanks to the yeast. Well-balanced and I find the tart yet sharp finish a perfect complement to beer that has some nice sweetness and a good fruit base.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a 33cl Rulles pint glass at Delirium Cafe.

Pours a slightly hazy golden wheat color with a small white head that gives into nice thin white lacing. Nose is great, it's fresh, hoppy and sweet with a bit of yeast.

Taste is quite hoppy which is very nice and crisp. It's really unique and very american for a belgian beer. I can't pinpoint the hop variety but it's really nice and floral and citrusy.

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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
4.04 out of 5 based on 304 ratings.
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