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RATINGS: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_persik (542) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1523) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2323) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (146) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6909) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (415) - 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 (263) - 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 (5978) - 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 (1433) - 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 (70) - - 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.

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