La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume)
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL

La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume)La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume)
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Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #101
Ranked #18,298
3.91 | pDev: 11.25%
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Very Good
La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume)La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume)
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josanguapo from Spain

4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

De belgiuminabox. Nada más abrirla, por el aroma, se reconoce que será una Belgian strong superior a la media, con más presencia de malta de lo habitual. Resulta fácil de beber a pesar de su graduación, y en ningún momento cansa

Oct 06, 2020
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stcules from Italy

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vintage 2017.
Deep golden, bright appearance, with a beautiful off-white foam.
Intense smell, fruit, peach, some ripe melon. Light alcohol. Then floral notes, and some pungent spiciness, something like anise.
Full taste, malty notes, candy sugar, fruit, peach again, yeast, bread crust. Again some fresh spiciness, mint.
Very belgian, good, even if a bit heavy in the taste.
Full body, the aftertaste starts with fruit (dehydrated), then again the finish spiciness, with a relatively dry end.

Aug 06, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is ancient now, the bottle literally says brewed in 2012, which, i guess by now is old, and frankly, it probably shouldnt still be this sweet, like if its this old the yeast should have been viable enough to take care of all this sugar in all these years, but here we are, another lap around the sun and another sedimented, reasonably priced, fully dusty, real belgian beer goes forgotten, its sad, but its true, and this one has been decaying for about a decade. its good and its terrible, caustically alcoholic but also mature in a belgian yeast sense, estery, white wine and booze burn meets honey and sap, like clear and from a tree, but old enough where it turns into that gum, sweet and earthy, but concentrated and intense but also near flavorless in the same instant. curiously hoppy still, uncomfortably so, but it works. some flecks in this, huge and thick headed, bubbly and old school green bottle belgiany, pear and apple and girl, frustrating and satiating, another lap! drinks a little tough at temperature, but this brewery should inspire a blind bottle buy at this point, and im real glad i did it... again...

Jul 26, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2017 vintage bottling, batch No. 2. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, honey, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, honey, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness and herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, honey, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-plus carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 10% after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong pale ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Perfectly balanced yeast and malt flavors, with very well rounded complexities. Never overly sweet or heavy feeling for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Jul 29, 2017
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a large fading head.
Nose shows brown sugar, sultanas, soft booze, golden syrup, soft port notes and spicy phenols.
Similar flavours: golden syrup, booze, dried fruit.

Aug 14, 2015
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

2.96/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Yellow, clear.
Head white, thick, big.
The smell is primarily a village, a little malt, in the distance like the smell of burning grass.
The taste was the first to voice comes intense hop bitterness, then malts. Rulles Grande 10 is lightly nor acid. I was a little disappointed, I expected some madness and here ...

May 05, 2015
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear, amber colored beer with creamier veiled head that was thinner, great lacing
S: medium nose with candi sugar and EtOH qualities
T: strong malt flavor, EtOH and nice balance of hops reminded me a tripel with more body
M: strong EtOH but well-attenuated, a bit hot in mouthfeel, great smoothness that belies its EtOH

Nov 14, 2013
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standardcherry from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle share at CBC.

A: Light golden hazy color with a huge white head.
S: Smells like grass, wheat, lemon, orange. A bit boozy as well.
T: Lots of sweet breadiness, citrus, and lots of yeastiness. Some melon as well.
M: Medium bodied with average carbonation. Semi-dry, lemony finish. Felt pretty boozy at the end though.
O: Very sweet with the traditional Belgian yeastiness. Not my favorite style but it's solid.

Aug 27, 2013
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joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - fully hazy swampy yellow, expected tower of head dissipated to one finger leaving random wispy lacing
S - grainy, metallic, bubble gum, pears, light pepper, mild sour citrus
T - spicy start with minerally metallic notes, fruity and leafy, grains, some alcohol heat to finish
M - fairly light, big carbonation, dry and slightly puckering, somewhat spicy hot finish
O - definitely a good example of the style, the hoppiness is fairly mellow but works well with the Belgian flavours, alcohol is still a little spicy, i have a bottle put aside from the summer, be interested to see how it fares in a year or two

Dec 14, 2012
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into tulip 12/9/12 2012 vintage

A hazy pale golden orange with a massive three fingers of well sustained foam that leaves some spider web lacing followed by a few large random patches

S fruity tropical notes with lots of Belgian yeast, brewers candy and spice, still quite hoppy with earthy, leafy and some citric hops, I'm liking the smell and would never believe its 10%

T sweet marmalade with and rind on top of what I smell, faint booze and just a small step back from the smell, spicy and earthy and still quite nice

M fairly thick and well carbonated, silky almost syrupy at first and once you move it around in your mouth it creams up. very faint heat like what you would expect in something a fair bit weaker, its barely noticeable

O this one has potential to hurt you, I forgot how strong it was until my head reminded me. a nice mellow Belgian that's pretty well rounded

not sure if I'd want to lay this one down as the hop profiles good and the booze is already quite mellow. pretty nice stuff and its priced well here in my little beer heaven of Alberta

Sep 13, 2012
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andrewinski1 from New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip. The color is slightly hazy orange with a large foamy head. There is nice sticky lacing.

The aroma has nice sweet honey malt. There is a touch of bubblegum here as well. The hops are understated in the aroma, perhaps lending a slight vegetal note.

The taste has a lot of sweet malt flavor with graham cracker and honey notes. There is a little bit of pepperyness towards the finish.

This is full bodied. There is a nice full carbonation. This isn't bad, but it isn't really great either.

Aug 10, 2012
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Bendurgin from Maine

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with about an inch of fluffy white head. Nice sticky lace on this one.

Hints of spice and caramel with bubblegum sweetness and a bit of a bitter hop finish. Notes of ripe fruit like apples and pears. Bitter hops on the pallet with some notes of spice and pears. Has a bit of a sweet edge to it.

The body is medium with coarse carbonation. Overall this one is pretty solid. Nice hop profile on this. A nice pretty easy drinking brew here.

Aug 10, 2012
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brokensail from California

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a clear golden color with a white head. Notes of straw, yeast, bread, and biscuit malt. A light grassiness, some fruity esters of pear and apple, and a hint of honey. Tastes quite similar to the aroma. Sweet bread and biscuit malts with some yeast, straw, and floral aromas. A nice estery quality giving the beer some apple and pear, a touch of citrus is also present.

Aug 07, 2012
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As I am at my parental units' abode, in a belated celebration of my nuptials a few months back, this seems like a nice 'little' gift to put back amid the hoopla that is family, after things go quiet later in the evening. 2012 vintage, 750ml bottle, happily soused-looking Belgian dude on the label.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium apricot amber hue, with two fingers of silken, puffy, and foamy off-white head, which leaves a broad array of hoar frost lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of grainy and spicy wheat and barley, blended citrus punch (spiked to the nuts), and peppery, bitter, and leafy hops. The taste is sweet grainy pale malt, restrained candy sugar, some saccharine pear and apple fruity notes, and nicely bitter earthy and leafy hops. A gently prodding warmth underlies all.

The bubbles are subtle, even, and a tad frothy, the body a so-so middleweight, and smooth, but with an airy booze impediment. It finishes fairly sweet, the big pale malt and sugar leading the rush, aided and abetted by the additional alcohol sweetness, with a manageable shred of balanced sanity provided by the still perky hops.

Overall, a decent strong pale ale, done all up Belgian style, wherein the booze gets to play hide and seek, aaand... NOT FOUND! Tasty enough, surprisingly hoppy, and, well, what I just said. A fitting celebratory tipple.

Jul 14, 2012
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rarbring from Sweden

3.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clouded dark straw colored brew, an off-white head with good lacing but small curtains.

Smelling spicy yeast, oranges and fruit.

A sugary sweet start, spicy pears in brandy, crushed apple seeds.

Medium low carbonation, soft and sticky, a coarse finish.

A potent brew, deceptively strong.

May 26, 2012
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Local Option. Slight yeasty and floral smell. Some orange taste, herbal. Lacey. Dry and bitter finish. Alcohol warmth, even a tad boozy as most belgian break down at this level of abv. Not that flavourful or drinkable though.Disappointing.

May 11, 2012
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impending from California

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazy orange, towering very dense meringue head slow to recede, superb lacing.

Yeasty sweet spicy goodness with a touch of cedar and camphor. Apple pear and tiny clove. Complex within a narrow range.

Taste too is fairly sweet, it's loud and brassy. Aftertaste begins as if it will be dry then stops short as the bitter and sweet continue. The slowly fading aftertaste has mid bitters and a solid phenolic backbone. Alcohol is a subtle flavor component. Hint of zinc in the aftertaste but not to its detriment. Full bodied smooth mouthfeel.
Needs warmth.

Jan 28, 2012
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured a golden peach color with a thin, delicate, white head that dissipated pretty much completely. Aroma was pretty much completely vegetal, with some essence of grains and a bit of funk. Taste was grassy, earthy, organic, light, with notes of spice medley and light fruits. Light-bodied and easily drinkable overall, but pretty hay-like and dry in the finish, giving a bitter aftertaste. I wasn't too crazy about this one, but it definitely wasn't bad.

Dec 04, 2011
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StaEva from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly hazy golden/apricot color. Two finger white frothy head. not much retention.

smells of american hops, honey-malt, and mild yeast-spice.

tastes of crisp american hops, honey-yeast, slight mineral finish. grass, beautiful hop bitterness to finish on the sides of the tongue.

medium viscosioty, light on the palate, tighyt prickly carbonation. cleanand crisp finish with some linering grainy-funk.

very good hoppy tripel. not a common find here.

Sep 15, 2011
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Metalmonk from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy peach color, can't see anything through it, and the head is a small, blinding white creamy thing, leaving lots of lace stick on the sides of the glass as the liquid slowly disappears (not evaporation, but because I'm drinking it!).

Aroma is herbal and earthy...yeast-driven and a bit spicy, with slight hints of mineral and fresh-baked white bread.

Flavor is quite fruity at first, then lets in all sorts of spice/herbal characteristics, and all the mingles nicely...peach, lemon, orange, green apple, white pepper, nutmeg...but rather than having the kind of dryness that would pair with those sorts of flavors and make it seem Saison-like, it's a succulent, juicy sort of feel and finish that gives this its own unique character. In fact, looove the feel of this beer. There's also a dominant, pervading mango thing going on here, that careful balance of citrus sweetness and exotic spiciness. A grassy, green, bitter element works its way in the end of the sips and the finish, letting its hops be known (although I can't say what variety they are). Alcohol hardly makes itself known, although does creep in with some warming. I would have guessed 7.5% tops, if I hadn't known it was more...

Another fine entry from La Rulles, who have yet to brew anything less than excellent, so far as I've tasted...

Aug 10, 2011
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drabmuh from Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a local beer bar.

Beer is golden and clear with a white head of small bubbles, some lacing, low carbonation. Looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, thin, yeasty, honey, mild flowers.

Beer is thin in the mouth and finishes with some nice bitterness. The overall feel and impression of the beer is simple enough. Decent feel, nice sweetness on the front with a mild hint of alcohol. I'd have it again.

Jul 15, 2011
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John_M from Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a honey gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive, showcasing honey, wax, light citrus and light lemon. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but with some nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is maybe a bit thin, but otherwise this beer deliver plenty of flavor, in a Belgian IPA kind of way. The beer is moderately sweet, but with more than enough hoppy bitterness to counter and balance that sweetness. The 10% abv. is very well integrated into the flavor profile; this beer drinks like a much less boozy beer.

Nice beer...

Jun 26, 2011
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Rulles La Grande 10 on tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, Queens, New York City. Part of a Belgian beer festival that featured many other obscure brews.

Appearance: Served in a tall, narrow snifter, La Grande looks like a saison- that cloudy-yellow-piss-straw color. Pure farm. Barely a circle/rim of white head, surprising for a Belgian. Beautiful lacing and retention, though.

Smell: There's a wonderful and rather unexpected ocean brininess right away, aromas of fresh sea urchin. Then spice, lemon zest, citrus, clove, orange juice. Grass, fresh air, farm fields. Clean, enticing, beautiful nose.

Taste: Less complex than nose but very delicious. Mild sweetness, strawberry bubblegum, orange sorbet. Spice. Clean cow pen in a designer farm (Stone Barns).

Mouthfeel: Very spicy and throat-smacking right away. Full flavor, medium body and carbonation. Well balanced.

Overall: Very drinkable until the end, when the booze comes out and hits you. Nice bouquet all around, tastes like a 6.5% saison. Love it!

Jun 24, 2011
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, 2011 vintage.

Pours a very cloudy dark golden orange with burnt orange hues when held to a light and a frothy, pillowy 2.5 finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting cap. The tulip is left coated with large chunks of soapy lacing.

Earthy aroma with subtle barnyard funk, straw, grass and vegetal notes as well as some zesty spice, phenol and light fruit. Subtle sweet booze in the nose along with hints of clove, pepper, apple and pear. Complex nose that makes it smell like a saison/BSPA hybrid.

Full bodied with a nice balance of zesty spice, earthy funk and crisp light fruit. Lots of spice up front, mostly coriander and zesty pepper that linger throughout into a slightly dry, boozy finish. Earthy with a slight vegetal presence along with hints of grass, straw and bready yeast. This is countered by a sweet estery light fruit character giving off hints of apple, pear and orange peel. There is a good amount of warmth in the finish but the ABV is decently masked throughout with little heat until the end of the swallow.

Overall this was a nice surprise. Complex and well balanced with a nice combination of saison and BSPA characteristics. I drank a whole 750ml of this pretty easily. Not the best tasting beer but really unique and enjoyable.

May 25, 2011
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woosterbill from Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip. Huge thanks to JAHMUR for sharing this beauty. The bottle calls this a Saison, but the BSPA style seems like a much more appropriate designation.

A: Clear gold with a finger of ultra-fine white head. Beautiful lacing.

S: Smooth, rich aroma of bread, hazelnuts, juicy apples, hay, and generally fruity + spicy yeast goodness. Lovely.

T: Sweeter than the nose, with richly bready malts leading the way. Lightly fruity esters and a big, peppery, slightly boozy finish follow things up. Great.

M: Fairly full, velvety body with a pretty high carbonation. Great for the style.

D: The alcohol is quite well hidden, but does assert itself a bit too much on the finish.

Notes: What a nice beer. From the elegant packaging to the gorgeous lacing to the complex flavors, this anniversary brew simply exudes class. A trifle boozy, but otherwise fantastic.


Mar 07, 2011
La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 67 ratings