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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sten (617) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2005
Copper bronze colour with a decent white head. The taste is sweet and malty with some fruits and alcohol. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2005
From a 750. Poured this dark orange almost amber beer into a chalice. The aroma is over ripe bananas, green bell peppers and some funky peaches. The taste is light bananas with some paper. There is a little bit of light caramel in the finish. Strange quad. However, this is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Sampled in an appropriate Urthel glass that wound up in lilkem’s purse <ahem> Anyways it poured a murky orange color. The flavor was very sweet with a sugary lemon thing going on. A big caramel and honey presence. A bit of alcohol shows up in the finish. My least favorite quad to date but that isnt a bad thing to say at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Deep orange colored beer with a cream colored head. Plummy aroma, belgian yeast, brown suga, light spice. Flavorwas fruity, light banana, yeasty, plum again, some booze. A touch hot, but the body was fairly nice. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2005
BB 2006... Cap came off with the loudest pop I’ve ever heard. It poured a hazy orange brown color with a medium sized, creamy, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, banana, caramel malt, light roast, vanilla, and yeast. Taste of caramel malt, citrus, dried fruits, honey, spices, and a peppery alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Draft at Monks Cafe in Philly. Nice solid beer. Good malt flavor all the way through. Alcohol was hidden very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2005 This big beer hides its alcohol strength very well. The beer is hazy and gold. The white head isvery large, rocky, and long lasting. The simple aroma is mostly of light fruit; similar to a tripel. The flavor is fruit as well, but much richer with a powerful sweet taste. No alcohol flavor at all. There was a light spice I couldn’t pick out. For a beer of this strengh there is great balance and the alcohol is hidden nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Thanks to Rudy for sharing this big assed bottle. Tim was also there rating this. Sweet, yeastly, banana aroma with some vinous properties. Moderately hazy amber copper color with an off-white head. Very carbonated, spritzy, sweet, spicy flavor with pineapples present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Ya know, belgian. Plum, pineapple, slightly vinous, very fruity & doughy nose. Somewhat cloudy orange body. Flavor is orange & clove but not super deep. Pears, yeast, alcohol, fruit, pineapple. Overwhelming alcohol. Too orangey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2005
Draught at Ølbaren. Clear yellow coloured with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma with spicy notes and a bit sweetness. Sweet fruity flavour with spicy and alcoholic notes. Well balanced hoppy finish.

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