Urthel Saisonnière - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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Reviews by Aethien:
4.18/5 rDev +9.1%
33cl bottle poured into tulip
pale yellow colour, massive white head that fills half the glass even with a careful pour.
Smells like fresh lemon, wheat and spices. Some traces of alcohol as well.
There's a citrus like freshness to the taste, along with yeast and some initial sweetness and a dry ending. The taste combined with plenty of carbonation makes for a very refreshing brew.
This is the only Saison I've had so far so I can't compare it to others of the same style, but I definitely enjoyed this beer and I'll be looking to pick up some other Saisons because of it.
Also, the dwarf's beard creeps me out a little. Actually, everything about him is just creepy.
02-15-2012 14:28:03 | More by Aethien
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
On tap at Sessions Greensboro.Poured into a chalice a lemony color with a nice formed white head that held well,lemon pepper and barnyard funk in the nose,for me a bit off putting but for some great.Grainy and lightly toasted with herbal hop flavors,spiced phenols along with funk take over and linger into the finish.Iam not a huge saison fan but I was intruiged by the uniqness of this beer,in the end the funkiness was the main component of the beer I came away with.
01-13-2012 12:42:28 | More by oberon
2.68/5 rDev -30%
A- Slightly cloudy blond color with a small white head that sits around.
S- Fruit (banana and bubblegum) and wheat are the first smells with a little bit of clove and coriander spice in the mix. Not really what I expect from a saison but not bad.
T- Bright sweet wheat and barley malt stand in front with nothing to really balance it. Not getting any of the earthy or peppery tones I expect in a saison, just sweet bland malt.
M- Kind of thick for a saison, again the sweetness and wheat proteins seem to dominate over a dry body I would expect.
O- This one really missed for me. Not terrible if I wanted a sweet Belgian blonde, but this one really didn't seem like a saison to me and I wouldn't go for it again.
10-29-2012 02:20:25 | More by Guden
4.1/5 rDev +7%
Happy to find this one on tap at American Flatbread in Burlington, Vt a few weeks back. It arrived lighter almond amber in color, with a light tan head, that left plenty of fine sheeting. Floral hop nose. Another tasty offering from Urthel, this one is dry, delicate and tasty. Notes of light pepper and more floral and drying hops. Nice Belgian sessioner went great with the flavorful pizzas at Flatbread, a nice counter point to the salty cheeses and charred crusts. Yummy combination.
04-14-2010 13:39:14 | More by Billolick
4.15/5 rDev +8.4%
Thanks for sharing this one, Josh!
Slightly hazed golden yellow with a quickly forming, near-white head that leaves dots of lace down the glass. Pretty.
The aroma is a pleasant combination of banana, pepper, bread, and just a hint of funk.
The flavor is similar, with the banana flavors leading the way and the barnyard funk almost entirely hidden. There's a nice malty breadiness and a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and complete.
Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
A great, drinkable, classic version of the style. Very nice. I thought this was fantastic.
02-21-2012 17:34:54 | More by ehammond1
4.4/5 rDev +14.9%
Had this at the Blue Monk in Buffalo. A nice straw to gold color with thick white head that lasted to the bottom. The aroma was mostly belgian yeast with hints of citrus and belgian malt. The mouthfeel was medium with slight creaminess, highly carbonated. The flavor was a smooth balance of belgian yeast, bready malt, and hint of citrus, with a nice dry finish. I didn't get a lot of hops in flavor or aroma but it was there for the hop bitterness backbone. Wonderfully made beer that was refreshing on tap.
04-03-2011 18:03:22 | More by alexkeil
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
3.51/5 rDev -8.4%
Light straw with bright yellow hues. Bright white head of one finger depth that quickly dissipates. Fine lacing on the glass.
Bright notes of corn silk, coriander, orange zest, lemon zest, hay all stand out against a light malt background.
On the palate, citrus, dried hay and resin with some lemon marmalade.
Medium- body and a slightly watery feel. Firm carbonation get everything bright without becoming spritzy. A fairly short clean finish shows a touch of alcohol.
It's a nice bottle, but I would have liked a little more from the mouthfeel in substance.
07-25-2013 03:09:40 | More by Libationguy
4.53/5 rDev +18.3%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- half a glass of clear lemon yellow body and half a glass of snow white head that billows up over-the-top the glass but holds its form. Sea of microbubbles support the head and foam clouds stick to the glass with each sip.
S- The perfumed yeas aroma comes through even during the pour. There is an estery banana note with hint of cloves and some dry bubble gum fullness that finishes with a dry spicy and green herbal hop bite.
T- The dry pale malt has a fresh and crisp flavor to it with a green pungent hop finish. There are softer well blended yeasty qualities to the pale malt that adds good depth.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel but the foam really makes it much more full and a tight crisp fizz enhances the hops snap and cleans up the finish. There is no alcohol heat noticed.
D- This beer has a crisp thirst-quenching flavor with a wonderful blend of hops, yeasty esters and malt that makes this great for warm temps and taking a break.
07-14-2010 15:11:04 | More by rhoadsrage
4.1/5 rDev +7%
When I saw this beer on the shelves of my local supermarket I just couldn't resist the urge Maybe it is the lovely spring weather or maybe it was the packaging which boasted about some award that this beer apparently won.
After a light lunch I decide to give this one a try. I poured in a Duvel tulip and was struck by the wonderful floral smell. This is probably one of the most 'springy' smelling beers I have ever encountered. There is yeast in there too and some hints of citrus.
It has an hazy look with a lot off bubbles streaming up producing a two finger white head that sticks around for a good while.
The taste is kinda what I expected. Light and refreshing with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very pleasant indeed. I saw a review that talked about a strong alcohol taste but I didn't get that at all. This is a beer that would go very well with fish and salads I recon.
05-14-2012 11:30:01 | More by Ledequad
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
looks: firm white head and a light blond color.
smell: dry yeast smell and a little fruityness, abricot and aplle.
Taste: peppery and yeasty start with a medium body. the beer is warming, althoug only 6%. long lingering dry (yeasty) bitterness.
Good brew, but I prefer more complexity in the taste.
05-19-2010 17:38:07 | More by schuim
3.63/5 rDev -5.2%
12 oz bottle in chalice with the yeast swirled in as directed by the website
App: Wonderful frothy head that likes to stick around. Substantial haze in true gold color.
Smell: Sweet, fruity, and zesty lemon dominate the aroma. Yeasty funk and malted wheat make a strong undertone.
Taste: Matched fairly well to the aroma. Starts fruity with some funk and zesty wheat in the middle. I am reminded a bit of the sweet and sour flavor of starfruit. Ends with a touch of husky malt but otherwise overly bitter; the type of bitterness that lingers on the tongue for some time.
Good medium body with a light dose of natural carbonation.
True to the style, and as it warms the flavor is spot-on. I feel that it's a bit bitter for a saison. I prefer ones that focus on the funky, rustic, farmhouse elements.
09-25-2010 16:57:12 | More by emsroth
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
Draft, and therefore filtered, at Prime 16. Decent mouthfeel. Good pepper, spicy mineral tastes.Light yeast. Suitable carbonation. Whitish saison colours. A good drinkable saison, nothing out of the ordinary, they went and succeeded conservatively.Appropriate summer choice.
08-22-2010 21:24:33 | More by Sammy
4.05/5 rDev +5.7%
On-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse - June 14th, 2010. Served in a generic tulip.
Very slightly hazy pale straw body with two fingers of rocky whipped ivory. Dense lacing clings to the sides.
Sourdough starter, shortbread biscuits, along with a hint of orange and wheat in the nose.
Strong pale malt base with a prompt noble-hop flavor which contributes to a substantial dryness and moderate bitterness on the palate. Clean, brisk, slightly grassy finish. A mild herbaceous element intensifies as the ale warms.
Medium-light bodied, lively carbonation.
Very refreshing if a bit uninvolving - a solid entry for the style, though not a real stand-out.
06-16-2010 02:52:52 | More by augustgarage
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
Certainly one of the best looking saisons I've ever had. Kind of dark gold. Visible and lively carbonation. Huge marshmellow head, seafoam like. Lavings coat entire glass.
The sort of fresh fruity aroma with dusty yeast character you like to get in a saison.
Nice wet grain up front. Followed pretty quickly by a good crisp continental hopping. Finish is a dry yeastiness.
Super drinkable. If it wasn't for the price here in London I'd drink it all the time.
A pretty standard saison. A good introduction to the style I think if you've never had one.
10-30-2010 14:41:40 | More by CanuckRover
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
A - This tangerine hued brew is cloudy with yeasty protein and topped with a beautifully bubbled fluffy one-inch head. Soft lace slides down the glass, and the head retention is excellent.
S - Gentle summer fruits, a hint of lemon-y wheat twang, and that rural-smelling belgian yeast note that I love.
T - Lemonheads candy, sweet caramel underneath. Nice yeast notes too.
M - Soft and finely bubbled. Very gentle and smooth at fist, then lingeringly sweet with a hint of lemon acidity. Nice looong, but gentle aftertaste.
This is a really nice summery brew. Soft, gentle, and smooth. Light in body, but still really interestingly yeasty and somewhat complex. Good stuff! Probably not as good as (IMO) the paradigm of the style.... Saison DuPont, but still a really well made beer.
12-02-2012 19:31:40 | More by pmcadamis
Urthel Saisonnière from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
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