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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2004
This brew kinda let me down. I had my hopes high while pouring this brew, a perfect appearance, transparent copper color with a creamy ivory head, banana/clove spiced aroma. But the taste had a big alcohol burn to it and an awkward sourish thing going on in the finish with a weird bitterness and very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2004
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen.
Clear chestnut colored beer with a solid cream colored head. Rather harsh yeasty and malty aroma with spicy, flowery and cheesy tones. Fruity and malty flavor. Notes of prunes, raisins, spices and hops. Quite dry and harsh with some citrus in the finish. Some alcohol present but not a lot considering the 12% ABV. Pretty good and takes a while to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2004
sweet citrus aroma with good carbonation and a smooth hoppy bite. Kind of sour towards the end, not sure if I like that aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2004
SLightly sweet aroma, with hints of citrus. A very smooth body with just enough sweetness and character to mask the Alcohol very well. A good sipping beer for the winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Explosive cork self-removal and immediate gushing ensues. Following the clean-up and return to normal heart rate, it becomes apparent the body is golden copper with a huge, fluffy white head. Sweet, yeasty nose. Apples, oranges, nectarines, caramel, grains of paradise, rose petals, sweet perfume, fresh bread, clove, alcohol and a touch of brown sugar. The body is sticky and has moderate heft. Sweet and slight spicy flavor with all of the components fighting for control. The flavors don’t really mesh all that well. With everything competing for prominence, it’s hard to get a rhythm going when drinking. Pretty tasty, but could be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Very big and sweet aroma with spices - corriander. Thick sweet malts, smooth bodied with tiny soft champagne bubbles. Finish is medium dry and full of corriander. Excellent head and lacing on top of it’s orange/apple juice colored body. Didn’t taste the alcohol - surprising at this strength. This is an excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Had on tap at Max’s in Baltimore. A beautiful clear dark amber body with a head that won’t quit. The flavor is malty and sweet, with a very rich and velvety mouthfeel. Hints of fruits as well. The 12% is hardly apparent, I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2004
Brilliant golden orange, veryclear with a fine white head. Nose of malt, toast, some faint fruit. Nice mouthfeel medium weight with a lingering finish of sweet malt. Flavours of nuts, raisens, cherry, some spice (coriander?), and a herbal lightly burnt toast like finish with anise notes lingering. Alcohol seems well integrated only warming slightly on the finish. Nice beer, though the finish seems confused and leaves me wanting for the fruit of the aroma to come through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Pulled the cage and, BLAMMY! Cork took off like a rocket! Glad i,m outdoors, Damn! Poured a big ass tan ,large bubbled head that lasted for awhile leaving behind a scant lacing. Clear, amber colored brew. Nose of fruit, melons, spice and a nice maltiness. Medium body, lucious mouthfeel, velvetty. Hints of raisins, medium sweet malt, caramel, yeast, a hint of malasses and maybe some sugary notes. One highly quaffable brew for an 11%er. Not overly complex but very interesting. An almost undry finish. Nice Quad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Bottle pours translucent golden, medium white frothy head, subtle carbonation, with spotty lacing.   Seems rather light for a Barley Wine.   Aroma is quite fruity, fermented pear being a large factor.   This one smells a bit like a triple moreso than a Barley Wine.   Full body, medium mouthfeel.   Finishes sweet, slightly tangy, with a hint of alcohol.   Not as malty as I would have liked for a Barley Wine.   Seems like a fairly good tripel tho.

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