Jean Chris Numero 1 | Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

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Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ggaughan on 05-31-2008

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by richmof:
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

NB this is called Jean Chris numero 1 (and not La Jean Chris).

Pours a cloudy amber into my Brasserie de la Senne tulip. Small but creamy head; good retention but limited lacing.

On the nose, I get biscuity malt and grassy floral hop to start. After it has been let breathe for a minute or two, the smell develops into a deep fruit (banana flambée?) aroma.

Tasting, the biscuity malt predominates from the back of the palate and overwhelms the other flavours. There is also some peel (orange and lemon) there, with burnt caramel and spice undertones. Dry but not too try.

It is nice and prickly on the tongue but the finish lets the beer down. Its all over very quickly with nothing lingering.

Still a very nice beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.16/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of bread and biscuit malt, with a little bit of sugar. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of very dry pilsner-style malt, as well as some Belgian yeast. There is not real hop character in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of deebo
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chalice at Little Delirium in Brussels
A-served with a thick finger of tight white head. Cloudy and light amber in color. The head quickly breaks down to a thin layer and is sticky.
S-Floral hops, sweet cookie malt and some yeast
T-much as the aroma. A nice balance of malt first with plenty of hop spiciness with a touch of yeast.
M-nice malt body with a hint of creaminess that finishes with a spicy zingy hop bite. Just a bit of alcohol burn as it warms.
O-a very good begin pale ale that is a bit heavier on the hops than other BPA.

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

This beer is a collaberative brew by Christophe Gillard, the owner of a great bottle shop in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon, and his friend Jean who is a local chocolatier. The beer was brewed at Rulles and released in 75 cl bottle. I think it was limited to about 4,000.

The beer is a single hop (amarillo) pale ale. Beer pours a clear but deep colored golden body with a medium thickness, off white head with good lacing. The aroma was pleasingly citrus, piny with some malt tones as well. The first taste you get is of a really pure, single hop taste. Grapefruit and pine. Refreshing. There is also a sold malt backbone to the beer and some peppery notes on the tongue as well. Overall a well balanced beer that is refreshing and hoppy so worth checking out if you can find it.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frontalot
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlisuk
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Digita00769 (Don) did the legwork on this puppy that Jeffo brought to my house for Tuesday beernights. You guys are the bestest.

A 750ml into a Westvleteren chalice.

A beautiful amber to copper hazy beer. Wonderfull fluffy two finger head leaving bits of lacing. A perfect looking pale ale.

Big on the nose. A ton of yeast, malt. Almost like smelling liquid bread mixed with hop.

Flavors bounce all over the place. It's fruity and has a nice bitter aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is creamy and has a medium to full body.

Overall is this the prime example of a Belgian Pale Ale. It does everything well and I would gladly have it again.

Thanks Jeffo for bringing this to my house and thanks to digita9876543210 for driving 9 hour to pick this up.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the Sohier Beer Fest in Belgium. Not sure why it's listed here as retired? Cloudy amber pour with nice two finger head with great retention and lacing. Bready, malty, herbal nose with a hint of citrus and grass. The taste is complex with the Belgian hops the star, but a bit of sourness as well. Nicely balanced with a good sweet malt base complementing the bitterness of the hops with hints of grapefruit. Piney, herbal, slightly sour aftertaste with a nice crisp dry finish made this the most drinkable and enjoyable beer of the fest. Had never heard of this beer or brewery prior to the fest, but I will definitely seek them out in the future.

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Photo of digita7693
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of AlexFields
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet.

A - Beer is slightly cloudy and is light amber in color with a serious orange hue. The head is very impressive, piling several inches high on initial pour, but not out of control. It is a light tan color, thick and creamy, and fades to a dollop of meringue-like foam in the glass with tons of lacing.

S - This beer smells more American than Belgian. It has an assertive hop nose that seems to be of an American Northwest variety. When first poured, I detected a hint of "farmhouse" funk in the background, but it faded away. Only the faintest malt aromas, and no yeast.

T - The taste is more balanced than the aroma. I get equal parts nutty/warm grainy malt and crisp "green" Northwestern hops. The perceived bitterness level is very high (especially for a Belgian ale). The finish is dry but the hop burn lingers and there may be some spice in there also.

M - Medium body. Some mouth-coating sweetness, but still fairly dry in the end. The hops bitterness is searingly hot, but fresh and clean. No alcohol or yeast notes detected.

O - Although called a Belgian Pale Ale in BA, I'd consider this an IPA any red-blooded American brewer would be proud of. It has a very assertive hop character, but still has more malt to balance than many examples. Well done!

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Jeffo
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Luckily Digita473829 had nothing to do one day and decided to hunt some of this stuff down. You da man Don!

From a 750ml bottle into a snifter.
Brewed for Jean le Chocolatier and Chris, owner of Miorge Mihoublon in Arlon.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Light copper orange in color, slightly hazy, with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a nice full wisp and leaves touches of lacing down the glass. Good looking brew and a beautiful, bright color.

SMELL: Lots of floral hops on the nose. Pale and caramel malts provide a strong malt backbone, but the floral hops are quite nice.

TASTE: Pale malts, light caramel notes and plenty of floral and bitter hops on the finish. Citrus notes with melon and some spicy yeast as well. Bolder and lingering aftertaste is full of sweet malt, some spicy yeast, and lots of floral hop bitterness. Very flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body with medium carbonation evident. Light and very creamy smooth on the palate. Goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Very solid.

OVERALL: A pleasant surprise to say the least. Very well done, with lots of wonderful hop flavor and a solid malty sweet backbone the whole way through. An impressive brew that should definitely be drunk fresh. Thanks again for doing the dirty work Don. Recommended.

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Photo of shigg85
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This Belgian take an amber ale is beyond smooth -- the texture is like liquid silk, and I loved it! Other attributes were all delightful, except for the smell lacking a bit of something. Overall a great amber ale though!

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Photo of saeh
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bespokehuffman
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jean Chris Numero 1 from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 23 ratings