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La Rullés Sumer | Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 02-20-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a frothy half inch cream head that leaves sheets of lacing.

Aroma is grainy, a bit of bready malt, with an undertone of soft apple and hyacinth. Floral hints of honey are present.

Flavor reveals tart fruit, sour apples, must, and a bit of fleeting grainy malt, leading to a significantly bitter finish. Notes of coriander and pepper add complexity. Peach and perfumy hops emerge as it warms.

Body is a touch light, with carbonation on the high side. There's a bit of astringency in the somewhat harsh finish.

Interesting beer. Very light and refreshing, but the finish is a bit harsh.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

With a sprite persona, exquisite fruit-spice balance, malty dryness, and spirited carbonation that gives the beer an almost soft champagne feel; the beer exuded complexity and drinkability all at once.

Pouring a light straw color that peeks through a mild haze, La Rulles Sumer carries an appearance similar to witbiers. The soft and aloof carbonation carries a cottony texture and color with long lasting retention and mild lace.

Gentle perfumy aromas of coriander, curacao, flower pedals, white pepper, and straw come together in such a way that reminds me of honeysuckle. Soft malt aromas of dry bread, cereal, and wheat support the floral spic notes with a light grainy sweet scent.

Flavors open with the dry malt flavor that bridges over from the nose. Impressions of sweetness from barley and powdered sugar provide a delicate foundation that the fruit and spice builds upon. Apples, oranges, apricots, and sultans balance perfectly against the zip of white pepper, alcohol, and slight phenolic plastics.

The gentle mouthfeel is aided by the soft wheaty roundness that carries the carbonation from the tongue with a spicy prickle. Dissolving on the tongue like powdered sugar, the malts are effortless in drinkability and allow a powdery texture with alcohol warmth and slight wine like acidity.

All in all, La Rulles Sumer is a beautiful beer from sip to finish. Perfectly suited for summertime, it has the soft honeyish flavor of Leffe, the body of Hoegaarden, and the complexity of Chimay Cinq Cents.

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Nickls
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)

A - Very hazy light golden yellow in color, and poured with a very minimal head

S - Light yeasty aroma, biscuity malt, a hint of sour, and perhaps just a touch of a more European hop bitterness

T - Touch of hops up front, yeastiness comes through in the taste, a touch sour

M - Light, effervescent MF, and a bit dry at the end

D - Hugely drinkable as it had a lot of nice thirst-quenching characteristics. Refreshing.

Overall, pretty representative for what I look for in the style, and nicely done. Refreshing and solid, recommended.

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4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a half-size Hefeweizen glass)

A- This beer has a very light hazy with a warm yellow body and a pure snow white head of medium size. There is a gentle random bubble of carbonation with a descent lacing through most of the beer.

S-The light smell of perfume has notes of roses and pale malt with a faint earthiness of apricots. There is a hint of bitter hops in the finish, which is a nice surprise.

T- The smooth soft taste of light slightly sweet malt has some interesting flowery notes but gives way to a light crisp pine hop bitter finish. The pale malt flavor takes on more of a dried corn note as the beer warms a bit.

M- This beer has a light crisp body with a slight fizz finish.

D- This beer has some perfume notes mixed with dry malt and adjunct notes finishing with some good hop flavors. It has the qualities of a triple, saison, and APA mixed together. This beer is a nice blend of old world and new world beers.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Map Room...

Appeared to be the essence of summertime in a glass. Lightly hazy and golden, with medium carbonation visible.

Light scent of fresh fruit, not overly concentrated.

Taste was very pleasing, mirroring the fruity aroma, with a moderate level of hops closing out. Mouthfeel was light to medium, full-feeling, but not heavy like a Tripel or Quad. Alcohol was well hidden.

After the first was finished, I had to have another, so I'd have to say drinkabiltity was high with this one.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on Day 1 at the Lucky Baldwin’s 7th Annual Belgium Beer Festival.

Beer Listed at #24 of 60: Rullés Sumer 6%

A new brew on me this one. I’m not sure if the Beer List had a spelling mistake and it was intended to refer to the place Sumer and those early brewers the Sumerians, or whether it should really have had two m’s, for it looked like some sort of Summer beer when it arrived. Clear golden body with a crisp white head. Streamers and a feisty carbonation, as I find with most of the Rullés brews. Fruity nose, sweet malts and a candy laden back end. Drinks with a very fruity middle, sugared fruits with some well water freshness, light pale malts and a sharp but low key hop feel. Feel is above average, supported by the carbonation. Clean but just a little too “up there” in the wacky fruity aspects, they are not bad at all but they are detracting and affect the Drinkability to the point that I was happy to move onto the next beer on the Menu.

I’m a big fan of Rullés brews, have been ever since I visited the Brewery a few years back, but this one was just too weird for me.

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La Rullés Sumer from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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