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


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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
750 ml bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Musty, bready, yeasty, dark fruity, floral aromas. Seriously. Near mahogany color with small particles and a fair, creamy beige head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet malt, with floral hop and a lot of mysterious things. Very smooth. Finish is well balanced, and not very sweet. It’s just delicious. It’s really, really excellent. Brilliant, even.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
[bottle] Poured caramel apple brown with a smallish off white head. Aroma is sweet with candi sugar, and some floral hops. Flavor is fairly sweet with some bready yeast. Medium-light mouthfeel. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4350) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2008
more of a saison than a Belgian strong, it doesn’t have enough alcohol to be the latter, and has spices and yeast like the former. Yeast aroma. Sweet flavor with some malt, grass, and wildflowers. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
Not bad. Belgian yeast on the aroma with a light spice. More belgian yeast and spices in the body but a little cardboard. Copper colored with almost no head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Murky, rusty hued pour. Aroma of sour cherry, rotten banana, and pleasant aromatic florals. Wild and outdoorsy, with funky compost and old pineapple in the background. Spicy, soft flavor gives a rich canvas of brown spice over which layers of saison-like flavors of honey, wildflowers, pine, and cotton candy mingle and settle; deep yeasts lend a lot of dusty, rich, old character. Sprightly and festive. Mineral effects noticeable throughout. Smooth, medium to full body, which is very fruity but never sugary, and quite lively. A lovely Christmas ale for a subtle balance of complexity and refreshment; for winter or summer, awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2008
Dark copper color with no head. Light yeasty aroma. Noble hop taste. Some malt and a slightly bitter finish. Almost like a strong, slightly yeasty Pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
Deep amber pour with a thin off white head. Nose is interesting, with a sweet hoppiness to it. Flavor is clean and bitter from the hop influence with a touch of dried frui. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2008
9th Beer of Belgian Fest 08 at PP Carlsbad. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and yeasty. Taste is sweet and malty and overall a little dead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 2, 2008
Bottle: Muddy burgundy with a copper hue and a cream colored head. The aroma has some soft cocoa and dark malt notes followed by some plummy fruitiness, and almond like hint, and some twiggy earthiness. Has an elegant aroma. The flavor has a hint of alcohol, but it’s mild and peppery. Grainy dark malts and cocoa come through with some very subtle plum hints. It has some mild earthy/nutty hints along with a very light tartness as it warms. The finish has a unique, chalky bitterness. An interesting and unique Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Spicy dark fruit aromas amidst a sweet rich caramelised body. Nice enough but not really my thing - my least favourite of the Rulles beers I’ve tried.

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