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RATINGS: 943   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (646) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (316) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle. Brown sugar fruit bomba. Toasty sugarcake. Tangy zizz palate fizz headcakes!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle: Sparkling clear amber body topped by a dense white head. Looks quite fine. The aroma is not near as fine; very sweet candy/fruit along with some sort of cleaning supply odor. The flavor is packed with alcohol and sweet sugary fruit. Medium bodied with loads of alcohol burn. This is not good stuff, at all. Borderline abombination IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2006
On tap. A mber golden with frothy white head. A nice belgian. Not as nauseatingly sweet as a lot of other belgians. Fruity and all in all pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Deep golden/amber color, active carbonation. Quite frothy. A very nice, soft feel, plenty of alcohol in the flavor and malty. Has a definite Belgian flavor to it, sweet and sticky. Very drinkable and well made.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Judging by the other comments, I must have a bad batch. All four bottles. Upon opening the bottle...ugh.... D M S. Cooked cabbage. The beer itself tastes good. I will try again and re-rate if the veggie odor is gone.

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