Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow!! excellent. farmyard ale tops. fruity hoppy nose. tastes bitter with lots of grapefruit citrus(good hop), little sweet and spicy(peppery). very dry finish which is very long and fruity. 5.2% abv. unbelievable. very good!
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (beer #10) at the Croydon Draught Beer Festival. This looks like a new beer from Rulles, and a very good one. As the turnover of draught beers was a bit slow, we found ourselves drinking a number of the bottled beers that were available - principally for take away as they were not chilled at all. Despite the imperfect serving conditions, the Rulles beers nearly stole the show. This one was quite rustic and earthy - almost in a saison style - with some farmyardy hints, zippy orangey hops and a bit of yeasty character. In fact the yeast is very slightly intrusive, hense it loses a mark or two. Dry and noticeably sharp, although manages to be quite soft at the same time. Excellent stuff.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian Draught Beer Festival, Croydon, London. Very nice indeed. Nice zesty citrus/mandarin, with some peppery spice. soft lingering acidity gives the flavour some length, soft mouthfeel, long finish. Nice farmhouse character.