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Urthel Samaranth - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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467 Ratings
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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 27
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 01-06-2004)
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quitea nice beer, and although high alcohol is very smooth and drinkable.

Poured a honey color with a fairly small head, but excellent lacing in the glass.

Smell is a little astringent, but warming with definite alcohol presence and a strong malt note.

Taste is very nice with a malty yeasty taste typical of belgians. Very winey with a hoppy finish and primarily a malty body. There is also a typical stone fruit taste in the middle and a yeasty sourness at the end.

Very nice mouthfeel. Just right on carbonation and body.

Extremely drinkable. Has a nice winey taste, but very balanced, dep and rich while retaining a nice smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2006 06:44:12 | More by Georgiabeer
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged olive-green/brown bottle.

Appearance: Dark gold hazed body, the head is out of control, taking quite a while to subside. Sticky lace, a steady stream of carbonation.

Smell: Rasins, dark fruit, a lot of sweetness is evident, as well as alcohol.

Taste: Rich and sweet. Taste is woody and earthy with some nice fruity flavors. Well rounded, the alcohol adds depth and fire, but it is well blended.

Drinkability: Above average, nothing grating or cloying about this beer, and easy to drink. Well above average.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2006 02:26:59 | More by TastyTaste
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cbl2

New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$6.99 750 mL 11.50% No best by date, and probably none needed.

Appearance:

Pours a crystal clear medium brown with a half inch of creamy white head. A nice stream of constant tight bubbles drift from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma:

Beautifully fruity with ripe overtones of passion fruit, and perhaps a touch of banana. Alcohol is apparent, along with a candied biscuit aroma.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Piquantly spicy with a touch of black pepper coupled with a nicely sweet ripened tropical fruit flavor. Mouthfeel is slightly viscous, and carries with it a moderate alcohol sensation, though not as strong as one would imagine from an 11.5% ABV beer. A well crafted, thoroughly enjoyable beer. One of the better I've had in recent memory.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 17:07:33 | More by cbl2
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a slightly hazy golden orange, liberally carbonated. A fat finger of fluffy off-white head maintains for some time. Lips of lacing kiss the inside of the glass.

The aroma gifts a sweet grain earthiness with light berry, vanilla, and toffee. Fruity esters bring about apple, and clove spice tangles with a sneaky backdraft of alcohol.

Upon tasting, there arrives light toasted grain, quite sweet and rich with caramel and green apple and vanilla, but promptly muted by a vaporous eddy of of alcohol. A soft bite of spice swirls with a mellow yeatiness, and sweet malt reasserts slightly before a feathered bitterness lingers in the finish. An intriguing complexity comes through the genuinely big kick.

Full bodied, the deep presence and lively carbonation coat and linger glowingly on the palate.

It takes a lot of flavor to punch through the heavy blanket of alcohol, but the interestingly complex components nonetheless blend enjoyably to come of smartly. The ABV, as noted, is mighty beefy, and it is wisely heeded, placing a very real limit on things. A lot of beer, a lot of flavor, and a lot of fun, all in one bottle. What a deal!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2006 17:35:03 | More by Foxman
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from a 750 mL (all to my greedy self) with a hazy cloudy peach amber loaded with rising bubles to a splotchy island of khaki white uneven densley compacted headcap leaving no lace in the glass perhaps due to a violent ABV of 12%.

Bread doughy nose that speaks yeasty Belgian language. Aroma is lightly fruity with some apple and loaded with waffle and syrup. Some Rochefort touches that remind me of the 10.

First swigs: Initial flavor is met with an instant foaminess that runs the show. Reminiscent of a lemon meringue key lime pie mix with the sweetness. Some candy apple caramel rounds out the middle. Siddles up to a Brasserie des Rocs Grand Cru. Dryness is pervasive. A touch of tangerine and sherbert with a pie crust malt backing.

Feel is 100% too foamy. Otherwise, medium bodied and a bit of a maple dry linger. 12% ABV is invisible.

Last swigs: Wide palate of flavor from fruity to vanilla to bready. Needs better body and it needs to make up its mind in the world of quads: Clear filtered of stormy brown. This is both. Hmmm...

Beer is good. Happy beering.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 05:37:49 | More by blitheringidiot
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RenoZymurgist

Nevada

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear amber ale with frothy white head that subsides after a minute or two.
The aroma has a bit of a spicyness that is very hard to identify. The aroma is nice and toasty and the blend of spiciness along with the bread like aroma makes me think of bread with marmalade. I like the aroma very much as it smells like no other beer i have tried.
The flavor matches the aroma nicely as it begins witha slight touch of a citrusy bitterness that segues into a sweet/toasty malt flavor that finshes very clean. For an alcohol content of 11.5 this ale drinks incredibly smooth and I find that it is easier to drink than Duvel though I find this much more complex.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 03:49:14 | More by RenoZymurgist
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timtheenchanta

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Light copper orange brew with huge rocky fluff head. Thirty minutes later there is still a thin layer of frothy whiteness atop. Loads of lacing all the way to the bottom of the tulip.

The smell is a tad thin for a quad. Rich caramel aroma attempting to mask the big alcohol nose. Hints of raisons show up in occasional sniffs.

Spicy dark fruit taste with warm alcohol taste swooping in not long after. There's some apple taste to it as well. Sweet and dry at first when swallowing. Not long after, the peppery alcohol warms up the throat and stomach.

A great beer but a little thin for a quadrupel.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 02:45:01 | More by timtheenchanta
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ccrida

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft in the official Urthel chalice, it has a great illustration of the Urthel gnome, which is characteristic of all the brewery's packaging. They are a very small artisan brewery upstart run by a husband and wife team, he being the artist responsible for said logo and marketing, while she's the head brewer and is responsible for making all of the beer. I recently had the good fortune of meeting them at the Ale Street News's Belgian tasting this paste spring in NYC, and I must they say are kind and very enthusiastic folks that making some wondering interesting brews. As their operation continues to mature, I'm really looking forward to see what they come out, as unlike many of their contemporaries in Belgian, Urthel isn't interested in creating merely another line of Trappist clones. Instead they take more of a home-brewer's approach, loosely interpreting (and often exaggerating) traditional recipes and styles, but creating distinctly unique new brews they call their own.
The draft pours a deep golden amber color, with moderate haze and small whitish head, which lingers around leaving a delicate, sugary lace. Very strong aroma appears to be a gridlocked battle between caramel/sugar, fresh, bitter hops, sweet, fruity esters, and alcohol. The discreetness of the aromas was my first indication the quad might be bit unbalanced, and a few sips quickly confirmed that tastes of these aromas were indeed not well blended, albeit a bit more complex then the nose had lead me to expect. The hops, accentuated by the apparent hardness of the water, ultimately dominated the finish of this beer, which is rather unusual for the style but indicative of the brewery's willingness to experiment. There was also a very pleasant tartness from the yeast in addition to the sour apple, grape and citrus esters. Although the body was rather syrupy, the generous use of sugar drys out and balances the richness of the sweet malt, with notes of caramel, honey, toast, rum and raisins. There is a lot to the mouthfeel, but it would have done better had the overall taste profile been smoother. This quad is fairly drinkable, as it's relatively digestible in spite of such high gravity, making for a robust tasting beer that goes down easy and masks it's high ABV very well. Still, the recipe could use some tweaking, and additionally, the beer tasted a bit young. Bottle conditioned I'm sure it would smooth out nicely with age, but the fresh keg I tasted had clearly not fully matured. The Urthel is certainly worth trying for those that tend to gravitate to the more 'extreme' beers, but purists (and light-weights!) might want to steer clear.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2006 17:50:11 | More by ccrida
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dogfooddog

Panama

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours large head in a westmalle chalice, nose reminds me most of La Trappe Quadruppel, very floral and somewhat tangy. Bottle BBD 14/04/07.

Taste is quite bitter hoppy flavor, the floral notes are subdued and actually less complex than the nose of this beer. The bitterness is pleasant enough, and the alcohol, impressively, is nearly invislble - drinkability marked up for this..

Respectable and tasty quadruple-style beer. I am still struck by resemblence to La Trappe Quad and triple in the nose.

Taste marked down some due to increasing bitterness into the bottle, despite being in a very poorly lit incandescent light area.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2006 05:10:09 | More by dogfooddog
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jmz62565

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear reddish amber with a huge head. The head has a million tiny bubbles,alot of carbonation in this beer. The smell is candy sugar and smoked wood. The aroma is very sweet with abit of a hop afterscent. The taste is sweet with candy,smoked wood, hops, and maybe an apple aftertaste. The m/f is medium and very well balanced. This is a very drinkable quadrupel, The alcohol is sudued. I would highly recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2006 05:35:21 | More by jmz62565
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A reddish brown beer with little carbonation and a stable head.
Smell was sweet and peppery with some yeasty notes of fruits like apricot.
Taste was sweet and sticky with alcohol, and very little bitterness. There was fruit like apricots and peaches, packed in an overly sweet body. There is little I can say about this beer, except that I feel this beer was completely out of balance, very little bitterness to compensate for the alcohol and sweetness of the beer. I am probably one of the few that has this opinion and I don't think this is a bad beer, but it needs less body (sweetness) or more bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2006 16:31:51 | More by Absumaster
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a big off-white head that sat atop a cloudy apricot/light-brown colored body. Mellow bubbles. Head reduces quickly. Lacing is abundant.

Mild citrus in the nose, with an unusual yeasty aroma and a peppery prickliness.

Into the mouth it goes, and I wish it would never end: Maltiness is full and firm, with a wild yeast presence linking up with apricot/peach vibes, spices resembling pepper and nutmeg, well-balanced hops and a minor bite from the 11.5% alcohol. Great depth here.

Mouthfeel is chewy, only slightly syrupy, round and full. Another great aspect of this impressive beer.

Yet another in a long line of Belgian beers that I would die for. Despite the high alcohol it goes down easily and the complex, exotic flavor profile makes every sip a joy.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2006 21:05:20 | More by Metalmonk
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Sharpe Edge Emporium, appears a deep ruby amber tone sorta cloudy leaves fine belgian style lacing as the off white head dwindles slowly. Aroma contains lucious fruity highlights of plum, raisins, tart apple, and alcohol tones also presents a light herbal hop tone. Taste comes off a bit tart with the fruit tones a deep rich sweetness caramel malts with all of the raisin, apple, plum notes finishes with a mildly alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied smooth easy going brew very soft carbonation and very flavorful. Drinkability very nice another winner from Urthel love the Hop-It as well, great quad not over the top way too drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2006 13:14:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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allengarvin

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a very hazy orange color, with a light layer of film across the top. Strong honey-vanilla nose, with orange-blossom perfuminess and a spicy note of alcohol. Sweet but not cloying flavor, with lots more fruit: orange, pineapple, caramalized lemon... bitterness is high but not drying. Good smooth malt, and noticible alcohol.

An unusual quad, in that most brewers aim for darker malts and more ripe fruits. Very tasty, though, and the strength kinda sneaks up on you.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 04:24:15 | More by allengarvin
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acrawf6

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a light orange amber with a lightly tan head. the aroma is very fruity, orange and apple. It smells sweet. The taste is also quite fruity, apples and grapes. Is pretty sweet and lightly spiced, just a touch yeast. I dont taste any of the alcohol. The aftertaste seems to be fruity and more on the tart side than sweet. It's got lots of carbonation. I didnt expect this one to look or taste anything like it does when i bought it. But still good to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2006 02:40:24 | More by acrawf6
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Brewfan

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle lists 11.5 ABV. BA lists it as 12%. At this strength, I'm not gonna argue over percentage points.
750 ml bottle with the Urthel "hobbit" on the front. This is what caught my eye in the first place. Good marketing.
Poured into my Trappistes Rochefort goblet. Thick luscious white blanket of head like a soft downy comforter on a hazy peach body. The head is quite resiliant and holds up nicely even after a few deep sips.
Nose of cherries and citrus. Malty-sweet biscuits with ripe bananas and cloves and mild licorice.
Now for the taste. Big flavors! Fruity (orange and lemon) and quite malty, with a bit of spiceyness - nutmeg and cloves. Rather dry on the finish.
Medium/heavy carbonation and mouthfeel. Very drinkable even at 11.5-12%. The alcohol really doesn't make itself know, until a good portion of the bottle is gone, and that's not in the taste. That's when it hits you.
This was my first Urthel offering. Nice intro to their line of beers. Up next, Hop-it. But not tonight.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2006 23:34:28 | More by Brewfan
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

large bottle, caged and corked, no freshness indication, but the label reader is informed twice that this is "Belgium's newest cult classic" pours clear glistening, light almond amber, minimal yeast in the bottle, near white puffy head, leaving, gobs of fine and scattered lacing and high quality sheeting. Nose is full of alcohol, some vanilla and honey. Strong, heady brew, lucious and smooth mouthfeel, notes of spicy honey,vanilla, pepper, warming alcohol. Nicely rounded flavors, fruity, with a spicy hoppy finish, clearly a high quality sipper. More B.A. worthy Belgian brew from Urthel. Well worth seeking out and enjoying

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2006 01:16:40 | More by Billolick
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ricodewey

Delaware

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Weighing in at an 11.5% abv, this quadrupel goes down rather nicely. The appearance is cloudy with a slight head and the smell is subtle with a hint of sour fruits (plums?)
The taste is truly nice with hints of alcohol and fruits permeating the mouth. Most beers of this strength can be a slow drink but Urthel has created a very drinkable quadrupel. It is a beer that can be drank in quantity since the alcohol is there but not as strong as many beers of this caliber. I highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2006 02:13:49 | More by ricodewey
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goochpunch

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle. 11.5% ABV.

Poured out a clear auburn with very frantic carbonation and a thick white head. I'm quite surprised that a beer of this strength would hold such a head, and with each sip, the head slowly slides down the sides, leaving a chunky lace. Big points, in my book. What hits my nose most prominently is this estery apple juice smell. Elsewhere in the aroma, I find dates, old hops, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is an upfront biscuity malt mingled with medium acidity apples. It is, at first, sweet, but it never becomes cloyingly so. Although it does seem to increase in a mildly sticky sweetness as I continue to drink, a mixture of mild hop bitterness and equally mild alcoholic warmth and bitterness balance things out quite well, but not perfectly. I am really impressed at how well the alcohol is hidden. I'm not too fond of high abv beers totally hiding the alcohol, neither do I like it when the alcohol is nauseatingly apparant. Urthel Quadrium manages to fit in the comfortable median. The mouthfeel is soft and velvety on the tongue while bubbles lightly touch upon the tongue. The subtle carbonation then leads into a drying of the mouth. Although the slight alcoholic bitterness can get a bit obtrusive at times (moreso as it warms), this is an incredibly quaffable ale.

This is my first offering by Urthel, and I am quite impressed. At $6.99 per 750 ml of this, I will surely fall back on this as something to treat myself to every now and then. Although this was quite different from the St. Bernardus ABT 12 I had some months ago (and I really don't know which one better represents the "style"), I found this to be uniquely different and uniquely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2006 03:07:17 | More by goochpunch
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NiceGuyMike

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Dark golden yellow. Decent slightly off white head with lacing.
s: Strong fruits with some traces sulfur .
t: Huge alcohol punch. Rich sweetness flavors. Finshes with bitterness
m: Thick, full bodied with good fizzle.
d: Not a bad drink. I'm drinking it slow but steady.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2006 04:05:05 | More by NiceGuyMike
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, corked & caged.

pours a real murky iced tea looking orange with golden highlights, kind of bordering on pink grapefruit juice.. and just as viscous. shallow foam is full of holes and leaves very little lacing if any on the glass.

nose is completely luscious.. first things i notice are sweet honey notes and creamy orange/vanilla sherbet. caramel and hints of milk chocolate are here as well in the aroma. one really needs to close their eyes when they take in the scent.. the appearance throws the mind off and this radiates aromas more suited to a darker, redder quad-style beer.

taste is very silky with slightly interrupting spikes of alcohol which warms the throat all the way down to the belly. big mango and other tropical fruit sensations like pineapple are infused into the belgian candi sugar profile. a fair amount of green apple tartness emerges with warmth as well, upsetting the balance just a bit. the burn in the finish balances nicely with the subtlest hop bitterness. very similar to a liquid ambrosia salad in both its texture and overwhelming fruitiness. very indulgent dessert beer here.

for a quad, this beer is pretty enjoyable, different, and surprisingly drinkable (note: drinkable, that is, for quad lovers like me). the color throws off what you might expect from such a beer, but looks aren't everything. this beer succeeds and has renewed my faith in this experimental brewery from flanders.

recommended, find someone to split the bottle with. 750ml worth of this rich liquid is too much IMHO for one person.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2006 05:46:27 | More by goodbyeohio
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Jredner

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is strong with a sour mash of a wide variety of fruits. name a soft fruit and this smells a little like it and thext seven soft fruits you can name. Definitely leans toward the exotic ones though. Mango, papaya, guava, but there are overripe bannana pear notes as well. Color is hazy orange. Head is fast diminish and bubbly white. Fruity/yeasty fore that is quite soft and tasty. Finish is all hot throat burning alcohol, but it’s works with the flavores here playing the thorns to the fruity flavor’s rose. Gets a bit spicy just before the finish, but the spice notes are second fiddle to the exotic fruit mash of flavors here.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2006 18:58:32 | More by Jredner
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BillyB

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 750ml corked bottle for $6.99.

Pours a deep orange/copper with a big, thick, creamy white head.
Fruity/yeasty aroma. Tangerine, melon, nectarine.
Taste is more tart than sweet. Very fruity, yeasty full bodied complexity. Not overly sweetened by candy sugar.
Alcohol is almost completely hidden. Very drinkable for such a strong offering.
Full bodied mouthfeel with nice burst of carbonation mixed with syrupy thickness.
Very enjoyable and drinkable big belgian beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2006 23:37:42 | More by BillyB
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masikon

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, labeled on the beer list as Urthel Quadrupel so I am assuming this is it. Came in the proper Urthel glassware a surprising bright candy red, I was expecting something a bit darker...very nice looking nonetheless. Taste was strong with malts mixed with yeast born fruitiness....alcohol is fairly well hidden although the finish is quite warming. A much different beer than say Rochefort 10...an interesting beer to try if you have the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2006 20:59:19 | More by masikon
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear orange caramel color with a half-inch head of tan beads. There are quite a few bubbles rising to maintain the head. As you drink the beer, there is quite a bit of lacing left on the glass in broken sheets.

Aroma: Grainy with some spice and a bit of paper, so maybe it has a tad of oxidation. The graininess is rather complex, and hides some subtle fruit within it also.

Taste: The flavor is light and airy...well carbonated. There is some significant spiciness that I believe is hop derived rather than from spices...but there is also a spicy contribution made by the alcohol. This beer goes down too darn smooth. You get a good bit of fruit in the finish, which I thought was odd. I believe the aggressive carbonation robs your palate of the flavor early on in the profile, to let it fade into the scene late in the finish. There is a citrusy grapefruit thing coming out after the beer settles and warms a bit. As the beer warms further, it seems that there is a tad of a phenolic note showing itself. You don't really notice the alcohol in the flavor so much...or even in the belly for that matter, but after a third of the 750mL bottle, I am warming up like it is a strong beer.

Opinion: I am at a bit of a loss as to how to describe this beer. I like the flavor for the most part, but I am thinking that it is a little off. I am thinking that there was a bit of oxidation that is causing the off flavors, so I will have to go back and try the beer again to see if that was the case. Regardless, I would have a hard time putting this beer up against some of the other beers listed here as "Quads". So far, I am much more partial to their Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 06:07:45 | More by SkeeterHawk
Urthel Samaranth from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
90 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.