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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2006
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. - 750 ml corked bottle. Attractive, bright orange pour, bright white wispy head. Aroma of fresh oranges, fruit salad, and faint alcohol greets the nose upon opening. Flavor has elements nectarines, maple syrup, brown sugar and tangerines - delicious. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, excellent - best I have had in a while.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2006
Bottle. Amber/orange in color. Decent head. Sweet and a bit of spice. the alcohol is definitely present, but obtrusive. This is a strong one, but rather drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2006
750 ML bottle: Slightly clove and pepper spicy yeast nose at first becomes lightly cigarette butt smoke like mid sniff...strange! Light apricot fruitiness as it warms slightly. Hints of alcohol in the nose as well. Lightly grainy malt and floral hop as well. Well balanced, a slight bit to sweet at first, but finishes a bit semi dry. Crisp finish. Slightly peppery yeast and a bit bready malty flavored throughougt. A bit of herbal hop thrown in for good measure. Lighter body but not watery from higher level of carbonation. However, the mouthfeel is very warming, almost hot, and stings the mouth just a bit on itís way down. Lightly dry in the mouth as well. Above average beer, but a below average Belg. strong for MY palate. Complexities are very subtle and a well made beer, but seems a bit too dry for me as I prefer more malty sweet strongs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14170) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Bottled. Served by the brewer at the beer-fair at the Belgium Embassy in Oslo. Orange beer with a large off-white head. The aroma has alcohol, hops and candi-sugar. Lovely flavor of dried fruits, malt, alcohol and hops. Sweet on the palate. Full body. A real winter ale. Rating: 8-4-8-4-17-4.1. 060328

Bottle, 33cl. Itís a clear, copper-colored beer topped by an off-white head of moderate size. Lacings. Quite lovely aroma, dried fruits, a pleasant alcohol sting, tropical fruits in syrup, semi-dark sugars, hop notes, medium dark steeped malts and some fresh fruits tickle the nose. Itís quite intensely warming in the mouth, but in a lovely vinouse way. Sugars, fruits in both dried, fresh and canned versions, bittering hops, some spicy touch and a hint of fruit caramel too. As the aroma, itís vinous tending towards port. Some peppery notes as well, especially towards the finish. Smooth and silky on the palate, with a good warmth staying there and following the swallow down the throat. Full-bodied, not sticky, even though itís a sweet one. Actually, in the end it feels dry. Lots of alcohol steeped raisins and alcohol in the finish, and a good bitterness trying to combat the malty flavors. The first two sips of it made me think I had rated it way too high last time, but as the glass emptied, I found out I hadnít. This is a beer I would like to have crates of in my cellar, to enjoy through the dark, cold months. 091020

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Another HUGE beer. Apperance is of a cloudy light golden color that looks very inviting, however the beer that lies within is not for the weak. Aroma and flavore are dominated by sweet malt tones with a slightly spicy peach flavor, something I have not yet experienced in a beer. Finish went on forever and a day. Very pleasing experience.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Much like Stanley Kubrickís masterpiece Barry Lyndon, an inexplicably, ridiculously underrated beer. Orange-amber glowing hue with a frothy head that reminds me at first of a cumulonimbumbubblicious cloud. Flavor is that of a near-top-notch quadrupel with strong fruity highlights. Donít ask me to pinpoint which fruits, as I havenít the slightest, and itís of little to no importance as long as it tastes good, which it does. Okay, I get some musty fizzy banana in the aroma, but thatís it! -- donít ask me to delve any further. Okay, so maybe itís not the twin sister of Stanleyís underheralded masterpiece, as thatís a perfect film, and this might not quite be the perfect beer. "I simply ask that you give yourself over to the experience." One of the most satisfying strong Belgian ales Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Clear amber color with a good deal of carbination, minimal head which does stick around for the long haul. Aroma is very sweet and nutty. Very sweet flavor, almost overboard, but not quite. Some spiciness on the end, also. Alcohol is noticable, but doesnít detract from the taste. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2006
750ml. bottle. Hazy amber/orange color with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of tropical fruits and caramel. Flavor was very sweet, but not quite cloying. Fruity, with some brown sugar and lots of alcohol. On first sip, I really liked this. But after a glass the sweetness got to me along with the alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 13, 2006
On Tap at LUcky Bladwins: Pours clear amber with/ lots of belgian lacing. Aroma is candy-like sweet, some caramel but little esters, phenols and overall complexity. Overly thin body with high level of CO2. Heavily sweet and downright hot from lots of secondary alcohols and little aging. Oxidation is present as well. Finishes damn hot and too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Draft. Poured a bright amber with a very thick white head. The nose was very sweet, full of fruits. The flavor is also very sweet, with Belgian spices and plenty of fruit. A confusingly named beer, that had me wondering exactly what was a quadrium, but if it tastes this good, who cares.


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