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 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


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

big 750 split, served in Chimay golbets

A - pours with a small amount of loose bubbly, slightly off white foam. the beer is a bit hazy, dirty golden colored with active carbonation.

S - belgian yeast, citrus, bread, pepper, grains, some tart and funk...about exactly what a Tripel should be.

T - bready yeast joined by some noticeable apples and yellow grape skins, finishes grainy with a good amount of hops. wasnt a huge fan at first but then the nice hoppy bitterness started to come alive.

M - tight and prickly carbonation, slick body on the lighter-medium side. finishes very dry with some lingering booze and hops. after settling for a few minutes though the carbonation is fading fast, leaving behind a somewhat flat and watery beer.

D - overall, good for the style - love the hop presence and booziness...needs a bit more body or more lingering carbonation. enjoyable though.

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Photo of RedBrewer83
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a straw yellow, opaque with a big three finger frothy head, very nice lacing.

S: Big citrus and grass with some light fruit, faintly tart with good yeast presence, a little bready, and some spice as well, pepper for sure.

T: Despite the lower abv it comes off a little boozy upfront, but its in good way, balanced nicely by the malt, hops and yeast. Follows the nose with added strength and presence of the yeast. Beautifully well rounded profile. Very nice example of a triple!

M: Medium body, nice carbonation, lifts the heaviness and provides nice contrast to the flavors. The faint booze doesn't detract here. Almost creamy in texture...

D: For a triple this is very drinkable and could go down very smooth, not cloying at all, however the complexity and balance of this beer forces you to slow down and appreciate it. Very delicious! Will definitely revisit.

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

a: very mild orange with some straw highlights; a thick frothy white foam with great retention; minimal movement

s: so yeasty--like rising bread dough; some oranginess; darker dryer grain notes in the back; vanilla; a real fruitty noseful

t: on the first sip a bit of abv hits you followed by some graininess and then a sour yeastiness at the finish; the remaining sips the more mellow flavors come out; there is still a little bit of that sourness on the finish but here the toffee flavors and sweeter fruit flavors and richer grain flavors really shine; very potent taste as well

m: smooth and thickish with relatively light carb

d: very robust flavor and definitely worth a try; very good and not your run of the mill tripel

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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 ToasterChef
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes. The beer is colored golden orange and appears opaque. There is a thin skim of large soap bubbles atop the beer. There are lots of tiny bubbles that cling to the sides as I swirl the beer about the glass. It has a funky citrus aroma. There are some great smells from the Orval yeast, but also has great qualities you find in triples. I like it a lot. The taste also has a crisp funk flavor. I can also taste a bit of fruit. For some reason it tastes woodsy. It conjures up images of pine twigs, although I wouldn't say it tastes like pine. Maybe be it just reminds me of being in a forest. It has a medium body with a touch of creaminess. It finishes crisp. It has an average amount of carbonation for the style. This beer doesn't feel like it wants to be drank quickly; but it isn't really a sipper either. I believe it just asks to be enjoyed.

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Photo of mrmanning
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry. Thanks Harry! This triple poured a darker than expected, hazed yellow/orange, with a fizzy but long lived cap, showing some nice lace. Powerful nose was of yeast and fresh citrus, fresh hops, spices, a bit of alcohol, pear, with an interesting woody/earthy sort of dankness. Tasted sweet, but loaded with heavy fresh hopping. Pear, orange, apricot met fresh leafy greens and a bit of burning alcohol. Quite floral and spicy, with a certain woody element. Quite dangerous, even with a obvious presence of alcohol, this was easy to drink. A gem. Thanks Harry!

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Photo of adamette
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 1 pint, 9.4 oz. metal capped green bottle that I bought for $7.99 at Rozi's Wine House in Lakewood, Ohio several months ago. No observed "best by" date. I tasted and reviewed this beer in the past but had an interest in getting this bottle and "re-reviewing" it now.

A Before even opening the bottle I observed the significant sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Poured into my Silver rimmed Westvleteren goblet the body is a golden yellow again with the significant sediment floating about and a nice off white creamy head. Beer from the bottom of the bottle was significantly more opaque and the sediment claimed a much higher percentage of the body, about 20 per cent would be my estimation. 4.5

S Sweet malt, Belgian yeasts but not as fragrant as I recall. Smell is just o.k. for the style. 3.0

T Sweet malt and that great Belgian yeast taste burst out in the first 1/3 of the taste then the malt sticks around for the remainder of the taste, lingering a while into a steadily declining aftertaste. This strikes me as a very classic tripel, a beer that other tripels can be compared with. That being said, it is not, to me, a significantly interesting taste. It delivers on all the style guidelines without insipring me too much. Beer poured from the bottom of the bottle again took on a different characteristic, a much stronger taste with apparently higher ABV and more intense yeast and malt flavors. 4.0

M Creamy smooth head greets you first followed by a slight sting of alcohol and then a bit of syrupy stickiness and finally some grainy, yeast brashness. This beer's mouthfeel I find very interesting indeed. 4.5

D Fair to good. This is a good tasting beer with an interesting feel but at 8.4% ABV I would have done better to share this large bottle with someone else. 3.5

Notes: A pleasure to taste and re-review this old favorite at a price that I think is very good indeed. It amazes me how much my own tastes, and tasting abilities, change with time and experience.

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Photo of taigor
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into snifter.

A - Poured golden slightly cloudy with medium head that dissipates slowly leaving minor lacing around the glass.

S - Yeasty smell with hints of fruits and spices.

T - Sweet at first followed by bready yeast taste.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

D - Very good tripel overall. Would definitely have one again.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at McMenamin's in Philly.
Poured into a chalice and poured a very hazy apricot color with a white thick bubbley heading that turns to a thin lace around the edging of the glass.

Smell has a citrusy-yeasty combination that smells terrific. Kind of like smelling orange juice at first and then the yeast takes over.

Taste is the same as the nose and then a whole bunch more. Same citrus blast of lemmony zest with a nice yeast profile. Corriander comes into place with a peppery dry fruitiness.

Mouth is excellent great retention alot going on on the palate very fruity and with a slight sting of citrus.Full bodied and slick.

Drink is a little heavy for a decent session but a very approachable drink to have a couple.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the High Street Grille in Mt. Holly, NJ; served in a Chimay goblet

Appeared a dulled orange with tons of visible carbonation rushing to the surface to meet the one finger, fluffy white cap. The head was rather loose and flaky and settled to form a thin collar. Scattered lacing.

Aroma is earthy and musty, with loads of phenolic spice.

More of the same here. Earthy, spicy tones with just a faint granny smith apple and dried apricot flavor. Hops lend a strong bitterness and the finish is crisp and dry.

A thin medium body that never really asserts itself. Too prickly and astringent.

While masking the high abv very well, this beer is light, crisp and refreshing. Good drinkability.

Not a bad representation, but I would have to think of this more as a Biere de Garde than a tripel.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.85/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from the tap into a chalice in Brussels at Delirium Cafe.

This beer is a golden yellow with a white head, doesn't look much different than your run of the mill lager. It has poor lacing.

It smeels sweet with a hint of citrus.

It tastes very sweet, but sweet in a good way that I like. This is just a very weird combination for me. I like my sweet lambics, but not when I'm not expecting it.

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Photo of Suds
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a rich golden color, unfortunately clouded by a lot of inappropriate haze. The beer, though, it topped with a fantastic, solid rocky head of white foam. The aroma is quite notably fruity, with peach and pear characteristics. There's also a pale malt and slight phenolic pepper smell. Lastly, there is a hint of herbal hops in the back of the smell. Quite good aroma, although I would have liked a bit more phenols and a little stronger aroma. The taste, however, is great. Big, engaging tastes of malt, spice, sugar, yeast, and a little alcohol. Nice, firm hop presence that begins in the mid-taste, and becomes a solid bitterness by the finish. Alcohol is present, but not overwhelming...more of a slight mouth warming that occurs after the sip. The beer is medium-light in body, but has an incredibly smooth and almost creamy texture. Good beer.

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

Served on tap at TND in Wayne in a triple fluted chalice

Pours hazy and golden, big fluffy white head that hangs around for a while.

Spicy nose, yeasty, with sugar and fruit coming through quite strongly as well.

Some malt notes in the flavor, some sugar, some spice, some yeastiness, some fruit, with a small dose of floral hops at the end. A lot going on.

Not too carbonated, well-balanced, especially considering all the different flavors and notes involved. Not the typical triple, but a very good version of one.

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

Bottle into chalice.

Pours a hazy gold with a big, creamy white head, would be a great looking beer if not for all the floaties in there.

Aroma is spicy yeast, over-ripe pears, candy sugar, herbal.

Taste begins malty but a bit dry; candy sweetness is subtle rather than prominent, held in check in part by an herbal note. Spicy yeast is there also, coupled with a touch of spicy alcohol on the bittersweet, fruity finish with a definite floral hop presence. Feels slightly restrained, subtle.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a subtle carbonation and full mouthfeel. Interesting, different but well done.

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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 BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out-of-focus apricot with Golden Delicious apple edges. The alabaster colored cap is loose and bubbly rather than firm and creamy. It settles down in fine fashion, though, and looks much better as it begin to melt. A thick collar of BB-shot lace helps the appearance.

The aroma is more earthy and musty than it should be for the style. The beer smells more like a saison or a biere de garde than a tripel. Spice esters are more prominent than fruity ones. Better than decent, but not a standout by any means.

That last sentence is an accurate assessment of the flavor as well. If blinded, I would've said saison/farmhouse ale. There's too much bitterness, too much phenolic spiciness and not enough sweetness. This isn't a bad Belgian ale, it just doesn't hang together very well.

A relative shortage of malt is responsible for the scales tipping in favor of bitterness. It also leads to a crisp, drying finish. Flavors include musky apricot skins, a tannic woodiness, loads of ground clove and a pinch of white pepper. In the end, Triple has a certain rough, rustic charm, although it's more interesting than delicious.

The mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium, doesn't have enough malt sugars to stay engaged and doesn't help itself it terms of carbonation (too passive). While it matches the beer's personality pretty well, it doesn't have enough expansiveness to deserve the next highest score.

This is my third beer from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles. Estivale was extraordinary and Cuvee Meilleurs Voeux was pretty good, but not a standout. Triple is much closer to the latter than the former. Since there are much better, much more widely available Belgian tripels out there, I can't bring myself to recommend this one. Two thumbs... sideways.

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La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
4.04 out of 5 based on 300 ratings.
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