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Urthel Hibernus Quentum - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

254 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 22
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 05-09-2002)
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-11-2013 04:42:40 | More by spycow
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-28-2013 22:21:47 | More by djrn2
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-16-2013 02:03:11 | More by uturn
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-30-2012 23:09:26 | More by TWStandley
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2012 00:34:15 | More by t0rin0
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WynnO

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.2%

10-01-2012 06:01:07 | More by WynnO
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-27-2012 19:00:16 | More by beerpadawan
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Retired?!? How long has this been in my cellar? A stamp on the back label reads "03JA". Is that "best by' or "produced on"? Let's hope for the latter.

Lots of lees evident in the bottom of the bottle, calling for a gentle pour. No head as a result and color was a deep golden-yellow, of a shade to make King Midas and Croesus jealous, with NE-quality clarity and a good bit of carbonation in evidence. Nose had an interesting musty honey-like scent. Mouthfeel was medium and it tasted strongly of honey in the mouth. Wow, but this really held up nicely. Finish was extremely dry with hints of anise to accompany the honey taste. I have bad news for the PETY (People for the Ethical Treatment of Yeast), but LOTS of little yeasties died in the production of this beer. A moment of silence will follow.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 18:13:47 | More by woodychandler
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superspak

Michigan

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

750 ml bottle into chalice, 07/08 dating on the cork. Pours a very cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Thin wisps of lacing on the glass, with slight carbonation streaming up from the bottom. Aromas of big apricot, lemon, bread, pear, pepper, earth, herbal, grape, apple, honey, floral, and white wine funkiness. Some pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of big grape, apple, apricot, pepper, herbal, earth, bread, orange, grass, candi sugar, honey, and slight white wine tanginess. Very nice balance of flavors, with good complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and creamy mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is very well hidden at 9% with only a slight warming after the finish. Very easy to sip on. Overall this is a very nice Tripel! Age definitely took some of the traditional peppery flavor from this; but it was still nicely balanced and very smooth. Too bad they discontinued this one, I would really like to try this fresh.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 04:53:18 | More by superspak
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.73/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Trappist glass.Enjoyed on may´11.Bronze color.Toasted beige crown.Brief lasting.Hop & dark fruit aromas.Spiced notes.Green dark fruit flavor with added sweetness.Hints of spices.Full body,medium carbonation. ABV heat.Not a well balanced beer as expected from a Tripel one.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 01:02:38 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Vylo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-11-2012 15:30:00 | More by Vylo
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-26-2012 00:27:28 | More by zonker17
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samEBC

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-21-2012 21:15:19 | More by samEBC
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parchedjay

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good lord. Every sip is heavenly with this Urthel. Soft belgium with honey and phenols. It's no longer made so stock up if you find it. Very, very well worth it. Leaves my mouth wanting more. That good. Haven't aged it, a bottle is in the cellar. A follow up in the works. Head...spinning...so...good...

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 04:44:21 | More by parchedjay
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-14-2012 15:29:19 | More by AndrewMichael
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-05-2012 07:45:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in an Urthel tulip glass.

I was told this stuff has aged very well, so I had to see it for myself. It pours a clear sunset amber topped by over a finger of dusty cream foam The nose comprises toffee, dark fruits, light maple syrup, figs, raisins, orange zest, pumpernickel spices, rye bread, and a touch of sweet flowers. The taste consists of a blast of dark-fruited sweetness, with veins of vanilla and maple syrup rolling through the proceedings. It reminds me of a yeasty, hoppy madeira or some sort of PX-based sherry with a much lighter body. It's unlike any tripel I've ever tasted, but it's not actually bad, just unnervingly irreverent (I guess that's a nice, poetic, and pointless way of putting it, right?). The body is a straight medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a strange, surprising brew, one that I could see both enjoying and tearing down for being different from my expectations at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 05:09:15 | More by TMoney2591
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-24-2011 12:22:28 | More by jophish17
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-19-2011 04:50:00 | More by duff247
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thin white mousse. I would have preferred to see greater head retention, but as this bottle has been cellared for some time, I would be asking a bit too much. Still, it looks nice.

S: Aromas of orange, lemon, and spice are present on the nose. As the beer warms, there is a slight alcohol aroma, but nothing too off-putting. This smells simpler and much more mellow than many tripels, but I kind of feel that the simplicity and sweetness of the nose sets this tripel apart from the mostly bitter tripels that have become popular in recent years.

T: Notes of mandarin orange, lemon, white pepper, grass, herbs, and coriander are balanced by a quick punch of warming alcohol. The finish is fruity and spicy with lemon, orange, and coriander notes dominating. Very straight-forward and approachable, but with just enough depth to be memorable.

M: Full bodied, dry, and rather firm. Carbonation is still surprisingly crisp and prickly. Alcohol sharpness is moderate, but is not distracting.

O: This is a very nice tripel, one that is neither too sweet nor too bitter. It's a real shame that De Leyerth has retired this ale. If you can find a properly stored bottle of this, give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 16:00:03 | More by mrfrancis
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-04-2011 22:45:23 | More by barnzy78
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bigred89

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

12-03-2011 16:27:09 | More by bigred89
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-29-2011 00:36:04 | More by charladam
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corby112

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-22-2011 03:24:57 | More by corby112
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip. Thick white foam, with zero lacing.
Smells earthy; like a white wine...banana, grape, melon...and alcohol.
Tastes similar to a white wine, banana and melon. fig and earthy aftertaste. you can really taste the alcohol. Nice beer, but prob wouldnt buy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 00:02:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
Urthel Hibernus Quentum from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
91 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.