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Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale de Rulles
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rulles, Belgium

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2015
Tap at cml Pours unclear brown, ok white head. Smell is aromatic sweet, earthy. Some caramel. Taste is bit bitter, chocolaty back. Right there in balance, to the bitter side. Easy drinkable but not a lot of depth. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5246) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 Tap at the Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Poured a murky dark brown with a thin white head and lots of clingy lace. The aroma is over ripe red berry fruit, yeast, strong alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a malt, fruit alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3278) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle (750 ml). Split 3-ways with my brother and my father.

Appearance: Hazy reddish brown with a frothy quickly diminishing beige head and little lacing.

Aroma: Spices are dominating, but not overpowering. Toasted malt, light fruitiness, molasses and hints of chocolate.

Taste: Quite spicy with toasted malt, light fruitiness, dried raisins, molasses, berries and hints of chocolate.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation, but somewhat prickly. A tad watery mouthfeel. Spicy finish.

Overall: I like the way it’s spicy, but not cloying as this kind of beer tend to be way too spicy and to completely lack of balance. On the other side though, the body is weak, the carbonation level is too low and it’s still a Christmas Belgian Strong Ale (far from my favorite style). Good for the style, average for Brasserie de Rulles.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbouAli (180) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2014
on tap @Moeder lambic Nez léger de réglisse, levure Couleur brun foncé, reflet rouge. Belle rondeur, faible amertume qui accompagne bien le reste. Pas trop de sucre résiduel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (615) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
From tap@delirium. dark amber to dark brown color with a beige head. nose: caramel, mocha, chcolate powder, slightly roasted malts. cocoa. tatse: chocolate, coffee, mocha, chocolate powder. great bitterness. okey carbonation. again, this brewery does surprise me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3451) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle shared at the Caspar tasting at Chriso’s, London. It pours a murky brown color with ruby edges and a medium beige head. Aroma is of caramel, yeast, toffee, spices, earth. Taste is medium sweet, with notes of ripe fruits, dried leaves, toffee, vanilla, wood, caramel. Medium bodied with creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, ok tasty Belgian

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish dark amber-brown with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is spices (cinnamon, peppercorn, coriander), caramel. Flavor is brown sugar, caramel, overripe red berries, plum, red apples. Finish is spicy, somewhat earthy, a touch of metal. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5347) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey DC pours a hazy amber with some creamy, white head. Nose has yeast, candy, orange peel, booze, fruit cake. Flavor has candy, fruit cake, soap, yeast, mild vanilla. Oily finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
December 25, 2014. Bottle at home, best before march 2015.
Amber/brown with a small dense tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, prunes, raisins and light spicy and nutty notes. Taste is medium sweet caramel and dried fruits, light bitter with notes of burnt sugar. Finish is light bitter with faint spicy notes and a sweet background. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (475) - HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2014
Telt karakterű maláta és élesztő szövevényébe igen izgalmas módon kapaszkodik bele egy színes cukorkás illatfelhő, illetve egy haloványan fahéjas-szegfűszeges jelleg. A harsány bevezetőt nemigen követi nagy robajú, tűzijátékszerű ízvilág, az alapvető belga ale jellemvonások mérsékelt hangvételű, kellően testes, finoman fűszeres és nem túlságosan édes szerkezettel párosulnak. Visszafogott, de szimpatikus mondanivalójú ünnepi kiadás a belga főzde háza tájáról.


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