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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of Fatehunter
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. A good finger of tight head Hazy, orange colored body.

Great smell of fruit: orange and pear mostly.

Taste malt sweetness, touch of bitterness and mildly fruity. Alcohol comes through too.

Soft texture, like a cloud with medium body. Low to moderation carbonation.

Delicious beer.

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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 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 dstc
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, golden orange color with an enormous, cream colored head. Head falls very slow leaving behind thick, sticky lace.

Awesome aroma of Belgian yeast and alcohol. Floral and fruity with medicinal qualities. Smells freaking awesome.

Yep, tastes awesome too. Great flavors from the yeast and quite sweet on the tongue. Hops hold the sweetness back to just the right amount. Floral and earthy with great spice.

Smooth carbonation yet a bit biting on the tongue from the alcohol.

Simply a joy to drink, one of the best triples out there.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip style glass.

A foamy off white head is produced on the pour, and a crystal clear bronze copper body. Quite a dark body for a tripel, and some cola like sticking bubbles to the sides, but a nice rising column of carbonation in the middle.

Large sweet honey nose, dry ripping grain, burnt clove senses. A little cloying and sticky sweet perhaps coming? Maybe even some bitter hop in there too and heat.

Taste is like drinking slightly hot honey. Sweet palate but luckily not syrupy. Smooth feeling and consistency, with a malt mild grainy-ness on the finish. Heat alcohol sense comes through a bit, and even matches a bit of white hot pepper.

Pretty solid but it does feel just a bit sugary for my tastes. However, it's got all the right things going for it.

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Photo of impending
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazy butterscotch apricot, minor creamy colored head retains nicely, good lacing.

Aroma is sweet fruity yeasty goodness, slightly floral and spicy. Yum

Sweet, powdery yeast, a sharp dry note then trailing bitterness. Aftertaste till tomorrow. The final trailing echo is a long lingering grassy bitter. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel. Warms wonderfully.
the parts fit well

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

An enticing and artistic Tripel Ale with a fruity spicy interplay and a bitter dry finish. Very authentic Belgian complexities throughout, this beer is very satisfying and drinkable.

A hazy copper orange glow of a beer has a dense look but the flavor and feel prove otherwise. A creamy meringue of ivory foam caps the beer and becomes seriously stubborn in its retention and rings of crumpled lace. The beer exudes quality to the eye.

Earthy citrus of lemon, orange, and white grape set the tone of estery aromas while a counterpart of white pepper, corriander, and alcohol balance the fruity scent. A lightly bready and yeasty note lurks in the background and provides a medium sweet aroma to anchor the beer, at least to the nose.

Delicious maltiness provides a lightly doughy and yeasty taste with a slight candied fruit flavor. All those lemon, orange, and grape aromas manifest in flavor along with an earthy, pungent, and bold herbal flavor. Tea-like compounds of lemongrass, light tobacco, appricot, sasafrass, ginsing, and and pepper all aid in the complexity and balance of the beer that includes earthy hop bitterness and spice additions. Very complex and flavorful throughout for a true Belgian experience.

Very creamy and soft with the initial sips which has a whimsical and supple sweet feel at first. But a waivering of carbonation allows for a transition into a pleasantly drinkable beer of medium weight at mid palate. A late drying hop bitterness and alcohol warmth provides a fruity-dry finish of evaporating malt and and aftertaste of peppery bite.

La Rulles Tripel is a seriously formitable Tripel Ale with all the complexity and authenticity that's indicative of the style. And with a highly drinkable texture and elegant flavor spread, this should rate among the best of Belgian Tripel Ales.

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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 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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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
4.04 out of 5 based on 302 ratings.
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