Urthel Saisonnière - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
Smell like wood, pine, sea breeze and rosin. Dense and rich, dirty white foam. Refreshing and strong. First grejpfrut and tobacco, later roses, touch of smoke and wine. Salty and sour at the same time.Goes well with food, but sour after dessert. Very good.
07-15-2014 20:35:33 | More by henkmudi
2.6/5 rDev -32.1%
While this is a blonde/saison hybrid, it seems, at least to moi, to incorporate some of my least favorite aspects that one can find in a beer.
While is is quite pretty, resembling a blonde Leffe, the taste is somewhat one-note; like unripe tangerine, where one tastes the pith without the fruit or the juice.
At 6.0% ABV, it can be sessionable, which I do like.
The aftertaste is not as lasting as some that I have tried, but the aftertaste to me, is most similar to ear or shoe wax.
To be fair, at first on the palate there is some refreshing acidity. Also, the lacing is lovely, and the bubbles are tight.
I think that there are some who will truly enjoy this beer, but I am afraid I needed a little more hops or alternatively candy ester sweetness, or additionally an unexpected aspect to make me enjoy this beer just a little more. And no, I don't like my beers too sweet either. Balanced and tight and floral are some of the characteristics I tend to cherish.
The warmth of the beer, caused by becoming closer to room temperature, does make this beer open up more, and become more balanced. I find I am liking it closer to it's prescribed temperature (which is not unusual, of course). And as I sip more, the earwax flavor note is dissipating. Though I will not change my review numbers, I will be more open to this unusual beer's flavor profile in the future. :)
06-30-2014 22:51:41 | More by ElegantRose
3.54/5 rDev -7.6%
a saison and belgian blond hybrid here, cloudy and pale, but still quite brightly yellow colored, and with a very airy and lasting white head on it, it looks lovely. aromatically its a little curious, more belgian yeast than saison yeast from what i gather, but with a bigger wheat malt base, a slight staleness and green bottle skunk, although this is in brown glass. same wight he taste, a touch of stale malt, but the yeast is the main flavor agent here. its a cool complexion, unconventional and definitely efficient, its super dry in the finish, has really cleaned up any sugar, and maintains a very drinkable alcohol content unlike so many of the belgian strong pales and blondes. what i don't like is the apparent lack of freshness. these beers so frequently travel poorly, or don't end up on shelves until they are already fading. such is definitely the case with this one, although i can see its potential and like it quite a bit. summery stuff i will have to revisit again when i can confirm its freshness.
06-29-2014 18:28:48 | More by StonedTrippin
2.68/5 rDev -30%
A: Pours a VERY light clear blond, even though I see some heavy dregs at the bottom at the bottle. Color looks like an American macro light beer. (i.e. Coors Light)
S: I'm, not even pouring this too cold but there is very little nose here. Slight lemon, slight raw wheat smell, but really not much here.
T: Light. Crisp. slightly malty with a bit of pepper. Lemon. Cut grass. malted rice.
M: Light and bubbly lick a nice crisp champagne. No real head. The high carbonation matches the super light body.
O: At $4 for a 11 oz bottle this was very underwhelming. It honestly comes across as a very complex Miller High Life. Unless under $2 dollars a bottle I would not bang again.
06-08-2014 04:03:29 | More by FreeKansas
United Kingdom (England)
3.3/5 rDev -13.8%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014. Picked up from a Belgian supermarket while on a trip over there some time ago. Described on the label as a thirst-quenching blonde beer.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright, hazy golden-amber hue with plenty of chunky sediment and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of mild grain, breadiness, subtle spice, a delicate earthiness and a twinge of solvent in the background. So-so.
Tastes of fruity yeast with a lingering dry finish. Notes of husky grain, faint bread, mild fruitiness, a touch of peppery spice, earthiness, stewed leaves and harsh cardboard. Highly attenuated, followed by a dry, herbal bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with prickly carbonation and decent body. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves, cardboard and earthy yeast.
Hmmm - not the best saison I've ever tried, but this bottle might be a tad old. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are dominated by dry yeast with a spice and faint fruit character. Body is OK. A bit too dry and harsh to be pleasant, and there's also a twinge of oxidation in the background. Maybe I'll re-review if I get the chance. Nothing special; no need to seek it out.
06-05-2014 21:55:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.74/5 rDev -2.3%
This had a bright yellow hue with a thick creaky froth. The whole appearance was reminiscent of the whiskey spring father drank back in the day.
The nose holds refreshing citrus and orchard fruits. A bit lemony, some Apple and pear there is an over all fruity way about the scent. The aromas are also wheat, straw and peppercorn.
The taste takes on a much different personality as the peppercorn or clove seems to really take over. The backdrop has wheat and straw like flavors, maybe a tinge of lemon but my palate perceived way too much clove.
The feel is so light and refreshing that it has a lemonade like smoothness and bitterness.
My guess is that this was a case of one man's perception and probably not the overall taste that the brewers intended.
04-28-2014 23:11:45 | More by KYGunner
Urthel Saisonnière from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
86 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.