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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1808) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (124) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (465) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (393) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3200) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy copper color. Huge yellow-beige creamy head. Looks very nice. Sweet, caramel, strong alcohol, faint metallic notes in aroma. Massive alcohol, sweet, caramel, dry papery yeast, faint metallic in taste. Sweet and boozy. Strong alcohol in aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (597) - LATVIA - DEC 14, 2014
Dark brown with rich creamy ivory head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee notes. Rich tatse with good roasted base, cofee and herbal notes, soft herbal bitterness in aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (484) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Big corked bottle from surdyks enjoyed with commonmac on his 400th. Dark plum with short lasting white head. Dark fruit sour aroma. Plum, fig , heavy alcohol tastes. Finishes sour slightly. Full flavored and bold. Maybe a bit of cocoa toffee, but subtle. Less yeast funk than others in the style. Warm . Complex and powerful beer. I admire the attempt and happy to have had it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Large bottle purchased at Surdyk’s in Minneapolis. Consumed with commonshawn in a Moeder Lambic Belgian glass. Cork more challenging than expected. Deep, dark plum in color with a very rapidly dissipating head. Arguably some chocolate elements in the aroma complementing the sour, dark fruit presence. Warming alcohol mouthfeel. Not what I anticipated in a quadrupel...less sweetness and yeast. Almost a cocoa-like bitterness present. A strong alcohol finish. Not sure I could drink more than one of these in a night. Worth a try if you have the opportunity. Number 400!!!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
assousa (17) - - NOV 16, 2014
Cor acobreada, com aromas do lúpulo presentes. Muito saborosa. Top!!!!!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dado93 (147) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
Beautiful amber red color with good head, strong aroma with malt ans liquor sensation, in mouth is consistent, oily, with light carbonation, malt, caramel, liquor, hot of alchol, light spicy hop and sweet/bitter final... Heavy but really good beer, also young...


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