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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 16, 2012
33cl Bottle, purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits - Somerville, MA. Subtle spicy aroma. On the palate, a juicy, almost Barley-wine like malt range and complexity, with some booziness reminiscent of gin and a wonderfully deep earthy spice. It manages to stay dry, give a lot out in terms of flavor and not burn too hot. It’s got a refined, aged fruitiness that I associated with aged beers and brandies. Warming up, the hop oxidation gets a little out of control and this starts to really just taste like a mediocre, old barleywine, lacking the yeast intrique.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (339) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
A very nice Quadrupel from which you definitely don’t taste it’s 11,5 percent... Has a nice creamy aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy copper color. Huge yellow-beige creamy head. Looks very nice. Sweet, caramel, strong alcohol, faint metallic notes in aroma. Massive alcohol, sweet, caramel, dry papery yeast, faint metallic in taste. Sweet and boozy. Strong alcohol in aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (493) - LATVIA - DEC 14, 2014
Dark brown with rich creamy ivory head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee notes. Rich tatse with good roasted base, cofee and herbal notes, soft herbal bitterness in aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (444) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Big corked bottle from surdyks enjoyed with commonmac on his 400th. Dark plum with short lasting white head. Dark fruit sour aroma. Plum, fig , heavy alcohol tastes. Finishes sour slightly. Full flavored and bold. Maybe a bit of cocoa toffee, but subtle. Less yeast funk than others in the style. Warm . Complex and powerful beer. I admire the attempt and happy to have had it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (403) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Large bottle purchased at Surdyk’s in Minneapolis. Consumed with commonshawn in a Moeder Lambic Belgian glass. Cork more challenging than expected. Deep, dark plum in color with a very rapidly dissipating head. Arguably some chocolate elements in the aroma complementing the sour, dark fruit presence. Warming alcohol mouthfeel. Not what I anticipated in a quadrupel...less sweetness and yeast. Almost a cocoa-like bitterness present. A strong alcohol finish. Not sure I could drink more than one of these in a night. Worth a try if you have the opportunity. Number 400!!!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
assousa (9) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Cor acobreada, com aromas do lúpulo presentes. Muito saborosa. Top!!!!!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dado93 (145) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
Beautiful amber red color with good head, strong aroma with malt ans liquor sensation, in mouth is consistent, oily, with light carbonation, malt, caramel, liquor, hot of alchol, light spicy hop and sweet/bitter final... Heavy but really good beer, also young...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle at Rilesters flat, cheers Steve, 22/10/14. Clear chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose carries roasted tones, toffee, dark fruit notes, fruit cake, light booze fumes, treacle toffee. Taste comprises malt loaf, dark fruit rinds, spice, toffee, light cocoa rub. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks and warming alcohol. Solid Quad, doesn’t get too hot or cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
Belgian-style barley wine with thin white head and deep coppery amber colour, hazy; rich bouquet as a good barley wine should have, sweet and candied, vinous, candied cherries, pepper, ginger, honey, liqueur, citrus peel, full, sweet, even sugary and spicy palate with long, dry, warming liqueurish and herbal finish. Great sipper and so far the best in this series I tasted.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (124) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Deep brown, ruby coloured with a medium off white head that stays. Aroma is lovely. I recognized fruits, sugar, caramel and alcohol. The taste is beautiful with a lovely bouquet of sweetness, bitterness, alcohol and lots more. Brilliant beer. Probably best at a cold winter evening at the fireplace.


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