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Urthel Samaranth 12 Quadrium Ale is a malty, full-bodied special Ale, brewed in a way that only Belgian Brewers can. Huge mouthfeel and layers and levels of flavor make Urthel Samaranth the perfect beer for the end of a meal or at the finish of a special day. And when you want something different, Urthel Samaranth 12 Quadrium Ale is with its fine bitterness, definitely something different... Try it! First brewed at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (288) - PORTUGAL - FEB 10, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 11:09 K22L12 AROMA: malty caramel-like aroma with some dried fruit notes (figs). spicy alcohols are present. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: deep amber color and a bit hazy. large dark ivory head with average retention. some lacing. TASTE: sweet malt flavour with caramel notes with faint dried grapes and fig notes. low bitterness with an almost sweet finish. PALATE: medium-full body with high carbonation without carbonic acid. smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: an average belgian dark strong ale with some complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (237) - Soria, SPAIN - JAN 28, 2015
Color ámbar claro con generosa cabeza de espuma que mantiene una fina capa hasta el final, aromas a especias, caramelo, azúcar candy y frutos rojos; en boca entrada ligera y maltosa con dulzor medio; el alcohol está presente y se siente al paso por garganta; cuerpo medio con carbónico moderado-alto; largo y dulce pos gusto; una cuádruple que cumple con su estilo pero resulta muy alcohólica y dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from beergusto web shop. Brown color with thick off-white head. Sweet malt, candies, caramel, red fruits. sweet malty taste with strawberries, apples, honey, candies, raisins, caramel, light herbal bitterness. sweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1285) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle. That’s one creepily smiling dude on the label, I suspect it’s even more creepy when you’re wicked drunk. This guy and the St. Bernardus guy would make a good team. Hazy copper body, medium head. Aroma has mustardy hops and caramel. That’s odd. Spicy and caramelly taste that is luckily not overly sweet. But the booze is coming through though. Yet another caramelly booze fest from Belgium. However, this one has some distinguishing hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 16, 2015
Not my favorite quad. Appearance is the highlight- frothy head and beautiful amber color. Aroma is malty. And i detect other subtle things, maybe sour apple. Taste is malty, but also spicy and boozy with afterburn. It is 11%abv, but rougher than the better quads. A bit dry and bitter on the palate. Overall the flavor, bitterness, and aftertaste is OK but not my favorite and nothing warranting a world class rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (484) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn (€ 2.75). Murky brownish amber colour. Head is big, light beige with good retention and lacing. Excellent, subtle, nuanced aroma... It’s obviously caramelly and malty, but there’s so much else going on here it’s almost mind-boggling... and yet it’s difficult to name any of these nuances. Perhaps very ripe autumn fruits, dates and figs, winter spices, red berries, but also alcohol. Taste follows the same track, but is more down-to-earth with caramel and dark fruits most dominant, and an alcoholic warmth succeeding. Full body, smooth texture, lively yet soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish... Only a slightly too inconvenient malty dryness on the palate. Overall... an almost excellent sipper... Except that it seems to lose many of its qualities when warmer... Ten minutes ago I would’ve given it a 3.7 or even 3.8, but now... It’s still good though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1842) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Have had this beer many times in the past but not in the past two years (pre-La Trappe). Now having in Jan 2015. Two things strike me: 1) This is a great beer! 2) This is not quite the beer I remember. Murky amber brown pour. Nice clinging beige foam up top. Nice big complicated medium caramel flavors. Good amount of rich brown fruit as well. Dates, figs, raisins, prunes and dried strawberries. Caramel apples. Excellent Quad! - The one thing missing in the current version that I distinctly recall being in the mix a few years ago is a bit of a slight "twang". A sour element now gone. This is likely due to a new source of water at the current brewery - or else my recollection is faulty. Regardless - a really great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (153) - POLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Piana zadziwiająco spora jak na ten voltaż, szybko redukuje się do obrączki i pozostaje taka do końca, barwa miedziana, opalizująca, piwo ładnie pracuje w szkle. W aromacie pierwsze skrzypce grają rodzynki, suszone figi i daktyle. Dość słodki aromat suszonych owoców współgra z likierowo-winnym alkoholem. W smaku suszone owoce zalane miodem pitnym, słodycz kontrowana alkoholowo-przyprawową goryczką potęgowaną dość wysokim i perlistym nagazowaniem. Całość sprawia wrażenie bardzo pełnego i bogatego trunku, troszkę przypominającego barley wine (zwłaszcza w zapachu) i domowe wino głogowe (lekka alkoholowa goryczka w smaku, zwłaszcza po ogrzaniu). Dobry quarupel, niezwykle treściwy, deserowy, ciężki. Dość wysokie nagazowanie uwydatnia trochę nieułożony alkohol, warto więc leżakować to piwo choćby do końca daty przydatności do spożycia (czyli do listopada 2016 roku). Mimo to wart polecenia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Reddish mahogany brown colour with nice and ever lasting head on top. Aroma has red berries and dried fruits but some alcohol push through which is not nice. But the taste! Well there is everything. Spicy stuff, yeast, some alcohol, caramel, sweet malts, cream and berries. Full and bold body with quite high carbonation. Nice quadrupel but the slight alcohol flavour decreases the score a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (429) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
A very nice Quadrupel from which you definitely don’t taste it’s 11,5 percent... Has a nice creamy aroma.

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