Urthel Samaranth - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by endovelico:
4/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Samaranth is a Quadrupel in the vein of other heavy, alcoholic, mead-sweet Belgian brews such as Gulden Draak and Kasteel. Despite the 11.5% ABV, the alcohol isn't that protuberant, but this is more to the credit of the cosmetic effect of the abundant sweetness.
The ubiquitous notes of raisin, toffee and caramel make themselves noticed aswell as notes of orange zest, anise and clove. Within the Quad style, this beer is to the aforementioned Belgian monsters what the West Flanders Ale style is to the Oud Bruin style. A profile more geared towards caramel and dried fruits notes as opposed to dark fruit.
Overall, a great brew but not quite as refined as the elite of the style. The aroma needs some sophistication, the taste could use a bit more complexity and the carbonation is plainly just off.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2013 23:06:18 | More by endovelico
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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 464 ratings.