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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1600) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
13.10.2014. Dark brown. Sweet aroma with molasses, cacao, cherry, brown sugar. Taste is quite sweet with caramel, cherry, dried fruits, fig, light spice. Tastes a bit too much alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
florent.janssens (204) - - MAR 17, 2015
Biere lourde au goût fort prononcé. On sent fort l’alcool. Goût de malt et de caramel. l’alcool est trop puissant.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nicolas_M (88) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Strong taste of alcohol, but it was expected from a beer of 11,5%. Not bad in the genre, but not my kind.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ulysse (292) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Citrus aroma. Strong alcohol in the mouth. Rather unbalanced in the way that it’s too strong and unrefined.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_persik (530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2015
Hazy dark amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, ripe fruits, spices, wood. Sweet, lightly dry taste with gently bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation, warming alcohol touch. Quite good, enjoyed it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1498) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Urthel Samaranth has a thin, cream-colored head, a medium brown, murky appearance, and not much lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich, sweet, candied fruits, such as fig or dates. Lots of bread, as well. Taste is of sweet bread crust, spiced bread, fruits, fruit bread, some bitterness, and brandy notes. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Urthel Samaranth finishes between wet and dry, with a sure alcohol presence. RJT

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours brown with a large fading head. Nose shows sweet caramel, solvent-like booze, brown sugar and treacle. Sweet and boozy flavour. More brown sugar, booze and some bready malt. A little harsh and boozy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (122) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Nog een quadrupel bier, De Urthel Samaranth, uitgeschonken in Gouden Carolus bokaal. Prachtig mistig amberkleurig, met beige schuimkraag die vrij snel terugzakt. Geuren van gedroogd fruit en Belgische gist. De smaak van deze quadrupel is complex en diep met veel smaaklagen, zoet, licht zurig en bitter. Massieve smaak van rozijnen en vijgen, banaan, eiken houttonen, kruidnagel, vanille, nootmuskaat en cacao, met verwarmende alcohol. De smaak is niet te zoet, maar mooi in balans. Lijkt ook wat op de standaard quadrupel van La Trappe, waar dit bier ook wordt gebrouwen, maar dan net iets meer complex en zwaarder. De afdronk is aangenaam bitter, mooie hoptonen. Wel een behoorlijk krachtig bier met 11,5% alcohol. Rustig degusteren dus. Werkelijk bijna een perfecte quadrupel, deze Urthel Samaranth behoort tot mijn favoriete quadrupel bieren.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
bottle, decent not great quad. amber purple pour, medium bodied. Notes of raisins, figs, plums. Some booziness, sweet fruitiness. Decent

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (389) - 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.


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