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

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304 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
Ratings:
304
Reviews:
162
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
30
For Trade:
1
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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 Gmann
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a 750ml capped bottle. Pours a cloudy bright orange color with a small pure white head. The aroma is of tropical fruit, some lemon and apple, medicinal and earthy spice smells. The taste is sweet from the candi sugar and has flavors of tropical fruit, lemon, honey, light orange peel and coriander and finishes with an earthy hop bitterness. The feel is fairly light with good amount of carbonation. Overall it is sweet but not very sticky or syrupy. There is a touch of alcohol in the finish. A very good Belgian tripel with a nice hop presence to cut the sweetness. Recommended.

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Photo of ski271
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Zeno's, State College, PA. Orangish-yellow with a medium-sized white head with good retention. Good lacing. The smell is of excellent Belgian yeast aromas. Fruits and spices. Pear and vanilla. Lightly herbal and slightly medicinal. The taste is much stronger than the smell would suggest. Much of the same wonderful aromas and flavors but with a stronger alcohol presence and more medicinal qualities on the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, turning dry, and lighter than expected for a triple. It has a lot of endearing qualities, and is worth a try, but it's nothing worth seeking out.

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

On-tap at the Spinnerstown Hotel.

Appeared a hazy straw-gold, much like a wit beer. Nice white lacing as this goes down. This is a pretty spice-heavy beer, very Belgian I suppose. The aroma has the oly hint of malt I found with a distinct biscuit smell with the spice. There's a strong kick of clove and it's a little much for me, but others might like it. Lemon, corriander, and pepper all mix in the flavor for what comes off a beer big in taste, but still fairly drinkable. Worth a try if you like your Belgian spice.

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

Drank this from a 750ml bottle poured into a Bordeaux wine glass.

A - golden, coppery color, slightly cloudy. Frothy head that dissipates quickly.

S - light, a bit fruity and flowery, a bit of yeast.

T - a bit sweet and a bit sour, and a taste of citrus and clove. Has a punchy kick and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Tastes like the strong beer that it is!

M - medium bodied with medium carbonation, kind of creamy.

D - overall a delicious beer, if a bit too potent to drink too quickly. It pays to savor it!

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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 zeff80
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy orange color with a highly carbonated appearance. It had a two-finger, eggshell white head that left minimal amounts of lace.

S - It smelled of yeast, corriander and clove. There was a light malty aroma, too.

T - It starts out with spicy tones and then hits you with yeast and citrus. It has a slightly bittersweet flavor.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good beer. Nice blend of flavors and easy drinking for an 8.4% ABV.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, given to me free by the shopkeep at Brawleys in Charlotte over Thanksgiving...drinking half this bottle to get me through the absolute debacle that is christmas eve mass (would jesus really approve of this mess?)

hesitantly reviewing this as i find the new BA rating system to be an absolute catastrophe

appearance: poured into a tulip, sharp orange body with a huge beige cap and wonderful lacing, bubbly and full of sediment - nice!

smell: sweet citrus, chewy light caramel malt, corriander, sweet belgian yeast

taste: pretty simple for a tripel but quite enjoyable all the same...overly sweet and pulpy citrus, corriander and tons of other belgian spicing, crisp yeast presence, light lemon, a touch of warming alcohol in the finish

mouthfeel: medium body, crisp and sweet

drinkability: good

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Photo of dgallina
3.26/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml green bottle without apparent freshness data.

Pours cloudy gold with lots of suspended sediment. An inch of white head dissipates to a sheen but leaves good lacing. The smell is mostly toasted grain with mild lime fruit undertones. Flavor is very similar. Lots of toasted malt with a touch of powdery lime, spicy yeast, and pepper. Some fruity alcohol warming over time. Body is medium light and slippery, with some unpleasant grit from the suspended yeast. Rather average.

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Photo of timtim
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

hazy golden yellowish with a white head that held up pretty well. smelled of sugars and some fruit (pear, apple, apricot). also had a little malt thing going on... pilsner malt? taste was solid. sweetness and pear really stuck out. medium full body was nice and velvety. i could barely taste the alcohol. very pleasant drink. i'll definitely have another next time i visit galaxy hut in arlington.

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

Hazy yellow/ gold with two finger head that I waited a few minutes to die down to a velvety thin collar of foam. The aroma was quite fickle; jumping out, running away, but throughout my beer I detected white grapes, apricot, orange marmalade, and a faint pilsner malt. The flavor was sweet but balanced; golden delicious apples, jolly ranchers, kool-aid, but not as bad as that sounds. It was more restrained with yeast and cardamon. I couldn't pin any of these aromas and flavors down for sure, but that is what makes my favorite tripels tick: the elusive and ever-changing flavors within one glass.

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Photo of Gusler
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours from the 750ml bottle a hazy golden amber with a bit of orange shading, head is creamy white and piles high on the body, lace forms a nice concealing sheet. Nose has a candy sweet aroma, fruity, peaches comes to mind, a bit astringent, soapy, start has a decent sweet malt presence, slight bitterness along with the tartness, moderate in feel. Finish has unrelenting acidity, sour and sweet continues, hops understated, very dry, a drinkable beer, 8.4 percent ABV, does leave an alcohol bitterness and a bit of a warming sensation.

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Photo of tpd975
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this one awhile back and it has been sitting in the beer fridge at a nice 52 degrees. Today I was in the mood for a triple and pulled this big boy out.

A: Pours a nice golden honey orange color with a creamy head. There are tons of floaters in the glass. It started as larger pieces, but in the final pour it appears as though ground cinnamon had been poured into the glass only to settle on the bottom. Real pretty beer.

S: A very nice smelling triple. Tons of sweet ripe fruits. Peaches and Apricots mostly with hints of rock candy and nutmeg.

T: Man this one is better than I ever expected. Tons of malty sweetness with sweet fruits plowing thru. There were notes of peaches, apples, and even early season strawberries. A light touch of hop bitterness in the background. Man do those folks in Belgium know how to make some beer.

M: Medium bodied yet sparkling. Soo refreshing will take this one over a bottle of wine any day.

D: Drank the entire bottle myself. Last time I was at the beer store they had one left, and I will be purchasing it.

Overall: Another great Belgian beer. This one is a near perfect triple. It smells good, tastes good, and is so drinkable. As I drink beer after beer from Belgium I am more and more impressed. If you see this one, buy it.

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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 cranked
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer after a few bottles of Aventinus, while it didn't have quite the complexity of the previous beers drank, it did have a decent mouthfeel and was very drinkable. Like I said before the complexity wasn't too great but, I could not feel or taste the alcohol and it was pleasant to drink on a cool end of summer night.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be.

A: Dark brown body with a thick white head with pretty good retention.

S: Very malty smell that was pleasing to smell.

T: The taste was very malty as well with the alcohol very evident.

M: The mouthfeel was also pretty thick as well as nice and smooth.

D: This brew is not too drinkable. The high alcohol content made it not too drinkable for me, but if you are a fan of tripels and the like, this is a solid one.

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Photo of Fugazme
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright, yet very hazy and murky. Light amber to gold in color.
1'4" head dissipated to a thin cap very quickly. Some nice, slow legs with decent lacing.

Aroma is ripe with citrus, peach, apple... strong strawberry nose. Quite fruity with a tiny hop character. Very floral and musky... tiny, tiny bit of barnyard. I love it.

Smooth mouthfeel with... somewhat dry finish.

Good malt character lends to a nice bitter end that lingers. Ripe apricot.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy light amber with a medium head and thick clouds of lacing.

S - Sweet light malt with a hint of of caramel. Some grapefruit and grassy hops. Not very good. Actually smells like it will taste cloying.

T - A sweet light malt with grassy and grapefruit hops, honey. Aftertase is slightly bitter with a lingering grassy flavor and honey.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, pretty refreshing.

D - Okay. It is a bit too sweet. A drier tripel would be preferred. I doubt I will have this again, but I might if it were offered.

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Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed deep golden with a real dark orange tint a big fluffy white head leaving some soap scum-like lace as it settled slowly.First aromas I pick up are slight phenolic clove and overripe fruit touch of herb and iron close it out.Very easy going down for its hefty weight,green apple intertwined with a herbal tea quality are very prominent on the palate a slight phenolic clovey spice element is there but thankfully its in check the Belgian yeast is a big flavor component.A nice triple its not over the top in any of its characteristics just solid.

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

Have had this beer on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed it. Was very happy to see it on tap at Max's the other night.

The beer pours a hazy dark gold color, with impressive head retention and outstanding lacing. On the nose one gets honey, butter and a bit of tart orange. The beer smells delicious and I can't wait to dive in and take a sip (alright, make that a gulp). On the palate one gets a sweet and sour bit of tartness, with flavors of golden apple and honey. The beer has a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel, but with just a touch of bitterness at the end to remind you that there are some serious hops in this beer as well.

This beer is absolutely delicious, and is very drinkable considering the abv. The 8.4% is very well disguised, and if one wasn't wary, one might be tempted to knock back 3 or 4 of these bad boys. Very good beer. Quite impressive.

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

Nice hazy gold with a small white head in a La Rulles tumbler.
Smell is slightly musty and yeasty. Some fruit aroma.
Taste is pretty complex. Funky , sweet ...lots of fruit...especially pear...some citrus. some bubblegum....a bit grassy....a nice hop bitterness that dries out the finish.
Mouhtfeel is medium with a good amount of carbonation.
A very nice , very drinkable tripel.

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Photo of BretSikkink
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy light orange brew, good tripel head that's quite fluffy in the tulip. Great retention.

Fruity and citric aroma, yeasty phenolics dominate along with some pale malt, earthy hop.

Light on the tongue, high carbonation and very smooth for nearly eight and a half percent. Touch of bitterness holds in the alcohol, slightly tangy with dextrin sweetness in the malt and a mix of spices as well. Like a good tripel there's quite a yeast presence, fruits and esters, with unassuming malt and great flavor all the way around.

Strong alcohol and a little rough honey in the full finish, fairly dry. Decent fullness overall but less so than the very best I've had, same with the drinkability as alcohol is evident for the style but very good overall. Very distinct flavor, and a recommended beer.

Note: Second glass I revised my flavor score down, it does have a little soapy thinness. Still good.

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Photo of warmstorage
1.98/5  rDev -51%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap at Delirium in Brussels, 3,50 euro for 25cl, poured into logo glass, which was even cylinder at the bottom, and bowled out at the top: almost like a wit glass.

A: a hazy yellow-beige, rock and roll head with lots of lacing, almost creamy head left on sides of glass. The haze is a little deep, but the head is something to behold.

S: Intense phenols, pretty much overwhelming. Slight solvent.

T: More intense phenols, now with some earthy spiciness to them, but still strong plastic. Fruity tangy sweet esters. Plastic, plastic, plastic!

M: Tingly carbonation, lots of salivary gland stimulation, acidic.

We had this on the recommendation of the two grizzly guys sitting next to us who insisted that it was probably the best beer in the bar (Delirium Cafe in Brussels, mind you) and the best beer on tap, hands down. We basically finished it to be amicable. Pretty ugly stuff, really, and one of the less pleasant beers we had on the trip.

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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large bottle capped, not corked, no freshness indication. Some gunk on the inside of the cap and inside neck of the bottle. Musty, funky nose, cloudy medium brownish apricot. Moderate light tan head, that quickly departs. Listed as a tripel, this one seems to be much more of a saison or beire degard type of creation. More must and earthyness, nice mellow Belgian yeastyness. Quite drinkable and easy on the taste buds. Well worth a try.

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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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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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