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


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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3670) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AbouAli (195) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (642) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3555) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1795) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5549) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2101) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (505) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Though a Belgian Dark Ale on untappd, my review will be based on what ratebeer says. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark brown color with a one to two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sticking and sliding at the same time. The smell had a glossed over slightly cooked sugary and slight chocolate /glazed cakey sort of breadiness. The taste pretty much copied the smell with a light sweet chocolatey aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation sat pretty good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Belgian Strong Ale and a good Belgian Dark Ale. I’d have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
@ Havregatan 141220. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and malty with spicy and caramely notes, dried fruits, sweet, light alcoholic notes, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity with light alcoholic notes.

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