Koelschtrinker (22074) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
Malzintensiver aber dennoch frischer Antrunk mit beginnender Trockenheit, die aber kurze Zeit später zu den auftauchenden Kräuternoten passt. Eine cremige, vom Alkohol unterstütze Note wirkt sich auf das Bier auf und sorgt für eine Intensivierung der Kräuteraromen, die sich zwischenzeitlich mit der Hefe verbunden haben. Vollmundig, zum Ende komplexer, vor allem das Malz bietet einige interessante Noten. Lecker! 12/12/11/13/12/12
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 25, 2011
THOUGHTS: A bit bland. I think it may have been an old bottle. It nearly exploded when opened with a lot of sediment. Not bad, but sort of watered down flavor wise. Very Belgian and yeasty. Interesting. A little like a double gone crazy. The flavor increased as it warmed. But then it dropped off again as yeast overpowered the other flavors. But more sour fruit took over when it got really warm. It went great with honey mustard and onion pretzel pieces.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark reddish amber that was basically brown in the glass with an average to large, tan head that kept a decent sheet and left excellent lacing. It also had tin to small particle i the body of a fairly thick density. The aroma was moderate to heavy caramel and dark candy sugar; moderate to heavy yeast, with some slight Christmas-like spices in the yeast at the end; grape, apple, cherry, brown sugar, lots of slightly sour fruit; and ever so slight alcohol. The initial flavor was moderately to rather sweet, slightly acidic and ever so slightly bitter; while the finish was somewhat to moderately sweet, slightly bitter and slightly sour. THere was caramel, brown sugar, dark candy sugar, dusty yeast, slightly sour fruit that grows in intensity as it warms, cherry, apple, grape, hints of cocoa, and a little spicy yeast at the end. The light to medium body was sort of creamy, but sticky on the lips and then a little dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent and a lightly dry finish. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber bruin body with a tan fluffy head with great retention. Aromatically malty and fruity body. Dark fruit tones, fig and plum. Spicy esters cinnamon, anise, and a hint of tea. Mild oxidation notes a hint of apple and cidery notes, but not enough to really throw this off track. Medium warming and a nice spice to counter some of the sweeter fruit esters. barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
750 ml bottle from a trade with boutip. pours deep reddishbrown with a tan head that lasts and laces. deep caramalts and yeasty spicey nose. slightly fruity and cara malt sweetness. floral and soft with some hop and mineral bitterness. hella drinkable. great stuff. lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
Amber-brown with a thick and lasting white head. Pleasant aromas of biscuit, milk chocolate and spices. Full body, round, smooth and silky, medium carbonation with a focus on chocolate troughout. Goes down really well, love theses chocolate flavours and the finish is so smooth with its sweet minerality of the water that can be detected in every Rulles I had.
Nice christmas beer.
PotjeBier (3838) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle @ home (from Bert’s Bierhuis). Beautiful brown color with rocky beige head. Aroma’s of red fruit, dark malts and spices. Flavor is (not too) sweet, somewhat roasted and bitter. Quite bitter finish with roast. Good old-fashioned Belgian beer. Grima (2511) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2011
750ml bottle from bierkompass
The beer in the glass is dark brown with creamy-brown head. The smell is incredibly chocolatey and malty, with a good yeasty aroma. The beer starts first roasty bitter, very hoppy, but then comes through the massive malt body which both chocolate and caramel and roasted flavors includes. The aftertaste is delicate hoppy bitter, coupled with a good roasty-bitter malt note, again with lots of chocolate. The further course remains dominant malty, with cool chocolate flavor. By the finish the hops come through something better. Terrific beer! SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
750 ml bottle; pours dense dark brown with creamy, light tan head; aromas of nutmeg, dry spice, toasted malt, raisins; malty sweet and silky smooth; dried figs, a little spruce maybe; was disappointed by another La Rulles recently, but I’m digging this one; texture is smooth and light, but also almost chewy and creamy at the same time; has a nice combo of dried fruit, sweet malt and minty spiciness but never cloying; dry, spicy, clean and sweet; kind of like melting cotton candy in the mouth; yummy Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2011
Bottled 75cl. Courtesy of Bov. It pours a hazy deep nut brown beer with a creamy beige head. The aroma is reminiscent of the kind of american hops which are high on alpha acids accompanied by caramel, boletus, walnuts, pear, plum, lovely vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Perhaps a little oxidized. Creamy palate. Medium to full bodied. Complex. Caramel, boletus, plum, pear, vanilla and apple being present in the taste. Some residual sugars in the finish (reminiscence of caramel, banana split and walnuts) which makes you eager to take another sip. Definitely a winter beer. Thanks a lot Bov! ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
State Line Liquors tasting. Pours a deep burgany brown with some red hues and s solid beige head, some delicate lacing. Aroma is a slight roasted malt with a caramel hint and some apple fruitiness. Taste is a nice smooth malt, some mild chocolate and caramel notes, a touch of spices and a bitter finish. Nice delicate flavors, as it warms some light fruitiness starts to come through. Medium bodied with a fine carbonation.