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RATINGS: 955   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Øl fået til Ølentusiasternes festival 2006. Bedømmelsen kan derfor være skæv pga. mængden. Ingen beskrivelse ????

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottle 49F Trappist Glass. Aroma is very nice and warm, with lots of yeast, grains very bready like smelling freshly ground grains very delicious. Dark golden cloudy colors with accents of red. Reminiscent of a summer sunset. Light white head, that is both frothy and tight, wonderful array of bubbles, nice lacing. Very large taste, very bready, with quite noticible alcohol, no hops or citrus notes to speak of . But the taste is much darker than the appearance fortells. Finishes quite bitter. Decent amount of mouth feel, but still a very noticible warming from the alcohol. Not as tightly carbonated as i would have expected. The alcohol presence is very noticible and I believe it detracts for the beer itself. Not a bad beer, but when aiming for such a big finish the brewers should ensure their is enough of a earlier act to ponder.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2006
On tap. Caramel/amber with soft white head. Aroma: grapes (?) and alcohol---but doesn’t smell like wine. Flavor is strong---I can’t really get over the strong alcohol taste. This is the beer that I usually get at the end of Happy Hour because it does the job quick ;) Can’t say I’m terribly thrilled about it though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2006
750ml bottle. Dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and yeast. Sweet taste, yeasty, alcohol present, underlying wild berry flavor. Palate a bit thick. Not much finish, sweet and alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsp (113) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2006
(Bottle) Pours reddish golden with stable white head. Sweet delicious beer, with dominant fruity notes (tropical fruits/apples/citrus), alcohol, sweet malts & some spices. Well balanced, and very very nice overall. A real winter warmer!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Bottled [in either Belgium or the Netherlands -ed.]. Thick, frothy eggshell head on a cupreous pour. Delicious, almost overpowering grape and mango (and other sweet fruit) aroma. Sweet, syrupy, alcoholic taste. Very sweet, way too much. Warms. None of that desired complexity.

Re-rate, 18 Feb 08, stateside. Huge fruit and caramel nose, quady with plum, raisin, cherry, loads of malt and alcohol . Ruddy pour with a big, creamy, frothy beige head. Taste is overly sweet, nearly cloying, but fat and super, super malty. Sugar and a touch of egg white. Unbalanced with a very gentle touch of industry (metallic grain) and a boring mouthfeel. Probably one of the few 11%+’ers I’d consider chugging - it’s good enough to enjoy (as opposed to, say, a fresh 120 IPA), not super harsh, but too simplistic to take slowly. I think, ratings inflation considered, I’d probably score this higher today [owing maybe to the brewery changeover?], if just for the sheer drinkability/buzz combo [maybe a 3.5?], but the old score just ,feels better. :p

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2006
750 ml bottle. Pours golden orange, white head with lots of little bubbles in the head and floating to the top. Fruity aroma, reminds me of cinnamon apples, applesauce and some kind of citrus fruit. More apples when I take my first sip, but reminds me more of red delicious apple skin. There is a slight hint of caramel and spice as well. Initially I really don’t notice the 11.5%. I feel this is really drinkable, a little too heavy on the carbonation. This is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (7331) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1095) - 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 it’s 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.

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