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RATINGS: 972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36943) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
[I sampled mine just before the best before date - I bought almost 2 years prior] A hazy dark amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma is strong with strong notes of fruit - very sweet fruit almost like candied and somewhat overripe fruit - Im in the direction of mango and oranges, but the aroma also contains some woody notes. The flavor is sweet and the mouthfeel very smooth - the carbonation creates the great head, but doesnt make it lively to drink, so it just glides down, until it leaves You with a slight alcohol burn on the back of the tongue and some fruity flavors on the palate. But before then the flavor contains strong fruit notes - again very sweet fruits - like just before turning over ripe - I detect peaches, mango, and oranges.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Noticeably full yet fizzy mouthfeel with citrus/spice machinations and a hint of banana, perhaps mustyhay (lingering slight sourness) and corriander, a multitude of other random acidic fruits (berries....kiwis?) but I can taste the alcohol. Pity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Pours clear bronze with a decent sized off-white head, aroma of belgian spices, citrusy fruit and alcohol, flavor is carbonated, citrusy, banana flavor, good body nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2006
"Rather different for this style, light color. Was creamy but still thin. Critus smell banana. There was a good amount of carbonation. Sweet flavor."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2006
A thick and frothy off-white head descends slowly to murky orange-amber hued beer while constantly being buffered by rising carbonation. Still, the fade is relatively quick. Apricots and spry pale malts leap forth quickly followed quickly by bakery fresh bread and cookies. Floral hops with some citric qualities provide balance, albeit in favor of the malt. A doughy yeast presence nearly merges with the aforementioned breadish malt profile. Esters of light, tropical fruits play with reckless abandonment; bananas and pineapples with hints of kumquats and kiwis. There is also a subtle sour quality present, much like grapefruit but without the overall pungency. Detectible alcohol as well. Very sweet initially, along with a moderate dose of that sourness. The finish is still sweet, yet crisp, owing to an effervescent carbonation, slight tart acidity and moderate hop bitterness. A rich bodied mouthfeel, creamy until broken up by the carbonation, with an unfortunate tinge of alcohol. 750mL bottle, snifter, no discernable bottle dating. Purchased at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Beverage Warehouse in Savannah, GA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
This beer will always have a special meaning to me. I shared this beer with my girlfriend on our one year anniversary while dining at the Archer Ale House in Bellingham. It pours a pretty light brown color, completely clear with a nice thick and dense white head. A big aroma of bread yeast, fruits and spices sneak into my olphactory receptors. On first sip I notice a rather warming alcohol flavor that gave way to dates, fruits, yeasts and then finishing with a nice dry mouth feel. I might have to buy some and lay it down for more anniversaries with my girlfriend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6209) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Lightly hazed copper to brown in color. Fairly thick and stable off-white head. Strong malty aromas, mild fruit of plums and dark currant, toffee and honey, also a mild dough yeast. Alcohol come out a touch more as it warms, but nothing too unexpected. Aromas translate to the flavors with the same fruit and sweetness. A touch of spice from the yeast and alcohol also creep in. A simple and effective belgian strong [or is it a quad ;-)]. Better than most local efforts at this style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2006
33 cl bottle. Yeast et the bottom. Amber colour with a nice rocky head. Nice aroma of dried fruit and some yeast. Flavour of spice, yeast and very alcoholic

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2006
01.04.06 750ml bottle, undated but new. Burnished copper in color, clear, beneath a determined and lasting off white head, fluffy and unending. Sticky but spotty lace clings tenaciously. Aroma is sweet, full, and fruity with plenty of candied and sugared mixed tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, guava) and touches of citrus. The yeast is notably present in the aroma as a ripe dough, and in the flavor with bread and mild spice. Tends toward grainy with more temperature. Some woody notes bring dry and vinous aspects. Citrus sharpness breaks up the sweetness and alcohol adds to the spice, but neither overpowers. The beer feels soft, smooth, and round throughout, not at all unctuous or sticky despite its size. By the end of the bottle, the sweetness actually is over the top and the beer gets tiring. Oh well.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (277) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2006
The halcyon glades from which the Urthel gnome hailed have been, in all probability, lost to the profit of Paul van Steenberges colossal computerized vats. Yet in the confines of his new home this furtive fellow has saved his recipe and brews it today, same as before but on a much larger scale. I wish that was the actual story, indeed I wish there was a story at all. The fact is, this young beer seems to contain more history than its pale 4 years of existence would indicate. In appearance alone the liquid shows a weathered orange-red hue that subtly changes as the forms in the head move from frothy soap bubbles building to a plump and soft mountainous relief. These custard hills roll as the Munros of Scotland, and size permitting you could certainly go bagging for them too with only the dangerously delicious aftereffects to consider. The nose is rich and soft but also fruity. Aromas of citrus, pineapple, pear, banana, mirabelle, apricot and a hint of strawberry are apparent. Some sweet notes of bubble gum esters, soap, butter, corn, almond, vanilla, burnt sugar, caramel and honey create an impressive complexity and a truly delectable fragrance. The light malts become dominant in the flavor providing a very nourishing quality to this beer. The sweet butter, burnt caramel and brown sugar flavors are complemented by a smooth creamy texture that finishes "wet" and leaves a light warm feeling from the alcohol. Genuinely a great beer that demonstrates the talent of one of Belgiums younger brewers, which is especially worthy of praise when the contenders have several centuries of practice!


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