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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2005
This is one of the best Belgians I’ve tried in a while! It’s is a clear amber/copper color, very nice to look at, with an overflowing, creamy head. The smell reminds me of everything I like about this style: fruit, yeast, and some winey notes. The taste is spicy, peppery, with heavy plum and raisin flavors, followed by a port wine finish. I really have nothing bad to say about this brew, and I also enjoyed the warming effect of the 11.5 percent alcohol! I sure I hope I can find another bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Sampled from magnum bottle. Pours relatively clear copper with large, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is complex with pepper, citrus fruit, dark, pitted fruit and banana. Flavor is slightly sweet with sweet malts, candi sugar, plum, raisin and white pepper. Medium-to full body, well-carbonated and way too eay to drink for a quad! An enjoyable beer experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Not complex or interesting enough for me. Alcohol is a little evident, nice bitter/sweet blend aftertaste with a citrus/yeast flavor for the most part. But it just doesn’t do it. And is the brewer selling this as a quad? Seems that way, says ’quadrium ale’ on the label, and the guy in store even thought it was one (alas they didn’t have any real quads.) Anyway, good, just not special. Take it or leave it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
(draft) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, paint thinner. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, alcohol, some Belgian yeast. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2005
orange colored pour with a small head. smells yeasty, sweet, and fruity. taste is sweet and very similar to the smell. heavy on the carbonation, but really great tasting. smooth and really easy to drink for being 11.5% damn this is a fine beer, and one that i will buy again whenever i see it. would be incredible with some aging i believe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Light copper pour with a slowly fading off-white head. Potent fruity aromas, highly yeasty and candyish, a cake of esters going from yellow apples to pineapple, from honeyed grapes to lime. The highly effervescent body bites at first, but calms the sweetness down a bit. Warming palate, spicy through a doughy yeast dominance. Medium bodied, strong and not particularly polished.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2005
750 ml ’03. Pours copper with a nice, lasting off white head. Just a great looking beer. Aroma is cereal, yeasty, malty, tea and pepper. Taste is candi sugar and tripel like, with smooth bittering hops and caramel. Warming and creamy smooth, sweet without being over the top. I’d swear this was a tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Aroma: Beligum yeast, some cloves, some cream, some other spices, light hops and honey, small bit of alcohol
Appearance: brown-yellow, large, creamy head, lots of lacing
Flavor: apples, brown sugar, Beligum yeast, lots of spiciness, some light citrus fruits, and light cream
Palate: smooth and creamy, fills mouth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2005
75cl bottle. Pours clear golden orange and honey colored. Smells of sweet honey, sugary light wheat and barley, and some light piney alcohol as well. Very carbonated, fizzy and frothy texture. Sweet overall, a light tinge of alcohol noticed, which is remarkeable for 11.5% abv. Some clover honey flavors, along with brown sugar and maple. Very nice, very pleasent and fresh tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Pours light brown almost like a tripel with a smallish off white head. Aromas of raisins, grapes and nutes are most pronounced with some pete moss like qualities also noticable. Tastes of figs, dates, prunes, plums and grapes with a sweet brown sugar like finish.

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