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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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hopscotch (11094) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Fruity aroma; mandarin orange and pear. The flavor is sweet with brown sugar, toffee and honey. Hot and bitter with alcohol; bitter with hops. Just short of full-bodied. Sticky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet, then boozy and bitter. Maybe a touch grassy.

3.6
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Ummm, this is more of a Barleywine. Very good barleywine, bot none the less barleywine. All i could taste was sweetness and booze. Very good, but not my cup of tea.

3.5
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, apple, yeast. Flavour is dried fruits, yeast, apple, alcohol and brown sugar.

5
Dolty (15) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
Tasted on tap at The Rover, Gothenburg, Sweden. Although it may be that this beer might not always travel well-- and I have tasted a mediocre keg of it-- the proper Urthel 12 is simply my favourite beer of them all. It is everything that Belgian Ale should be for me: slightly sweet, rich, full, loaded with malt flavours and complexity. It was perfect-- a Karmeliet of Karmeliets.

3.8
drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2006
11 ounce bottle. Sweet. Malty. very nice. We split the small bottle and shared a great beer. Got to love Urthel. And in the Urthel glass? Hey. I’m a beer geek.

3
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2006
bottle aged three years. Nothing stood out here. Mediocre all the way except for apperance. Felt like it was missing flavor, spices. Not too bad but not worth trying again.

4.1
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Clear orangy deep coppery pour with 1-finger fluffy off-white head. Aroma of fruit, apple, pear, funky peaty malt, some candi sugar, even a hint of banana. The flavor was candi sugary and peaty malty, with funk notes coupled with slight florals, spiciness, and a very subdued banana nut bread element. Very complex and enjoyable, with well hidden alcohol.

4
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Clear gold, medium off white head, nice lace. Alcohol, orange, peach, yeast on the nose. Smooth medium body, lightly carbonated, very little stickiness. Sweet vinous character, lot of fruity undertones, some bittering hops dry it out after the swallow. Some chewiness in the finish, with a lingering mildly bitter aftertaste. Enjoyable.

3.3
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2006
A peachy amber color with a slight haze from bottle conditioning and pours without a huge, fluffy head that is common in Belgian ales. A rich, buttery, pure caramel aroma with complementary, tropical fruit. This is a touch of cork in this beer but not to the point of disturbing the palate. In fact it helps to balance the beer from being overly cloying. The aroma and flavor are quite similar in this dessert-style beer. I recommend sharing this with someone because the sweetness can fatigue you palate to the point of boredom.

3.1
Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. High white and good looking head. Hazy orange body. Once again the "muddy waters" malt aroma that a lot of brewers seem to like. Why ? The flavor does indeed have some alcohol but I would not have guessed on 11.5. Actually the flavor is quite smooth and well rounded malt and pleasant hops. Pleasant surprise (apart from the aroma).


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