Urthel Samaranth - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by davidchollar:
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Saw this for the first time at my favorite store, Tanakaya in Tokyo, and I had to get it. Goofy looking dwarf with a mug of beer on the label. A strong, 11.5% abv Belgian quad for a reasonable price (cheaper than many other of its kind). But I had never heard of it. Obviously I was pleased when I got home and looked at BA to see this one has a decent overall score.
A nice dark crimson-brown with a healthy creamy head. Looks pretty good. Smell is immediately nice, even cold out of the fridge. I'm sure it will just get better as it warms. A very pleasant and balanced fruity maltiness, dark fruits and dark bread. Just a hint of alcohol in the smell. The sweet malt gets even bigger as it warms.
It's hard to believe this is nearly 12% abv! Taste is pretty standard for the style. Not exactly unique, but in no way flawed. Surprisingly bitter finish considering the big malty smell. A terrific balance. Full-bodied and extremely drinkable. I've had worse quadrupels! I would definitely recommend this, and probably get it again if I see it.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2009 11:13:47 | More by davidchollar
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3.94/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: loose foam from start to finish....reddish-brown, relatively clear till a few yeasts slipped in....
S: clean ,vodka-like booze... some light, raisin-y fruit.... mellow yet full floral nuance... overall, nice but somewhat subdued
T: super-smooth, velvety-flowery, cookie-ish malt.... brown sugar, granola, background raisin.... superbly mellow and balanced - flavors don't explode, but excellent, nonetheless
M: ethanol-attenuated medium-light body.... subtle, spongy foam wash with each sip... easy-drinking - airy and light around a compact, satiny flow.... fairly restrained swell of boozy warmth midway through each sip
O: one that doesn't bombard the senses with flavor.... gotta let it sit for awhile for it to open up.... even then, dry and quite mellow... nice, if you're digging the subtleties and simply want to quell the swelling in your brain
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 04:55:10 | More by Bouleboubier
Urthel Samaranth from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
90 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.