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)
BA SCORE
3.85/5
59 Ratings
La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume)La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Belgium
larulles.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by woosterbill on 03-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,079
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
59
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by Rifugium:
Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of standardcherry
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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...

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Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.12/5  rDev +7%
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

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of Blanco
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of DrBier
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jalop
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarbring
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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...

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Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
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!

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Linda629
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.96/5  rDev -23.1%
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 ...

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La Rullés La Grande 10 (Bière De Gaume) from Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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