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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
330ml bottle. Malty and fruity aroma, sweet and mildly spicy with touches of caramel and spun sugar alongside some faint peach and white grape notes. Medium-dark sunset red color, clear, with a lasting, foamy, sticky head and lacing. Flavor profile is predominantly sweet and richly sugary, this present throughout from beginning to end, and accompanied by lighter quantities of peppery spice, honeyed pear, apricot, orange and golden raisin, and with a faintly medicinal alcohol presence at the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, smoothly effervescent and warming, body is massively full. More subtle in some aspects, more sledgehammer in others, but elicits a certain degree of intrigue all the same.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle at home. Nice dark brown hue. Quick receding head. Sugary aroma. Strong alcohol content. Full flavoured. Way too strong in taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2007
amber coloured body with a large off white head and a deep sweet yeasty aroma a fruity creamy taste with a bitter grainy alcoholic finich this a verry nice heavy beer

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Pours dark amber with light disapating head. Light lacing. Smells like sweet roasted malts. big sweet alcohol taste. good stuff as with all the urthel beers

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Pours a cloudy amber with a small white head. Smells of cinnamon and dark fruits, and yeast. Very sweet taste, very malty as well. Alot of candy sugar, leaves a big sweet taste on the palate and on the lips. Big mouthfeel, pretty thick. Doesnt seem heavy enough to be labeled a quad in my opinion, a nice dubbel would be a better label in my opinion. Nice brew though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Sampled from a 330ml bottle. (compared to the Koninghoeven Quad) Similar muddy amber hue. Same creamy head. More of a yeasty barnyard nose. Good bready nose. Smooth with a touch more burn. Sharper. More fruity, but edged. Nice dark fruit notes. Hint of toffee. Acidic citrus note. Bigger than the previous, but prefered the other.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Pours slightly hazy, funky amber tinged brown with a two finger head that fades slowly to a thick cap. As the head settles it leaves behind a thin webbing that only sticks to the glass for a few seconds. Smell; tone of dark fruits and sweet caramel and brown sugar malts. There’s a slightly dusty yeaty presence, as well as some spices. Taste; there’s a big hit of alcohol and sugar at first. Some dark fruits, with plums and raisins come out, along with some caramel and brown sugar, but the alcohol and overly sweet sugar never really fade. Between the alcohol presence and the overwhelming sweetness, this has to be my least favorite quad to date. Mouthfeel is full bodied and syrupy/sticky, and the drinkability is only so-so.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arjoseph (641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle into Urthel tulip, Hop Leaf (Chicago). Advertised as a quadruple, but not at all like the St. Bernardus or Westy 12 that define the style. Perhaps reminiscent of Rochefort. Smells more like a barley wine or a Samichlaus-esque dopplebock more than anything: portish, golden raisins, brown sugar, maybe some deep plum and chocolate. Pours with a medium head that doesn’t do much. Sweet and overripe in the mouth, with a bit of an off-kilter grain note in the finish which reminded me of something rotten (I don’t know why, but I didn’t like it very much). Smooth in feel. Some spiciness and yeasty notes in the finish as well. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but it has some things going for it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2007
urthel quadrium..apricot puree body with medium off-white head..aroma of bread and yeast, lemon, and rubber cement..flavor of lemon, spice, yeast, toast, and the same distinct rubber cement...not bad considering this was a bit old or tainted

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Gold/copper. Small, frothy, off white head. Graham crackers, grains, light colored dried fruits, rich bready malt. Smoewhere between a quad and a farmhouse. Full body, balanced carbonation. Solid.


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