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Urthel Saisonnière - De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

266 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ToasterChef on 02-25-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

ManforallSaisons, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Janeinma, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MSandahl23, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

safaricook, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

KYGunner, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

djrn2, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

SStein, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of joe1510
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml
$2.99
Binnys - Willowbrook

Urthel's Saison starts to form a frothy head when the first drop hits the glass. The body is deep golden with orange hues running throughout and a touch of haze. The head is three fingers+ in height and shows no signs of receding. With settling around the edges the foam is stiff like meringue and the accompanying lace clings to the glass.

The nose is bright. Bazooka Joe bubblegum esters and dewy morning grass jump from the glass. The typical orchard fruits are present but run together slightly. Floral notes prowl the periphery in the form of wildflowers while a sugar cookie maltiness lays the foundation. With warmth green apple tends to stand out most out of the noticeable orchard fruits.

The flavor profile follows the nose step for step. Orchard fruits from front to back, though they come across a little muddled. Bubblegum pops up again in the middle becoming juicier toward the finish. The swallow brings along a squeeze of pear juice and a flash of florals. The front is muddled but the finish cleans up nicely.

Carbonation is nicely active, the weight is light and right but there just doesn't seem to be the pop that's makes Saisons so great. The effervescence just isn't there. It falls a touch flat. A touch of sweetness lingers on the swallow but there is a quick wave of grassy bitterness.

Saisonniere falls a bit flat overall. It has the qualities I enjoy in Saison but they fall short, aren't cohesive, or simply lack in flavor. With that said it's not a bad Saison but there are a lot better options on the shelves.

joe1510, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jscal10, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Bosoxfan20, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BJSmit, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Lehighace06, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of BeerResearcher
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in an Allagash fluted glass. (should have poured into a smaller glass. Looks like I cheated myself)
Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a foamy and sudsy white head, along with some patchy and sliding lace.
The first smell reminds me of an evening rain in a dry desert, followed by damp basement. Dry malt, hop flowers, yeast, and a light lemon zest, hint of gin, and whiff of clove all come into play.
The flavors mirror the smells pretty much. A taste of green apples slide forward in the finish.
This is one dry beer. The mouthfeel is slightly raspy at first, but the malt body rolls in late to create a more liquid, gulpable and agreeable swallow.
Nice Saison, but there are local New England varieties of the style that do the trick at less $$.

BeerResearcher, Jan 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

MacStinson, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jose9e, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

krome, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

ChanceK, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

jzlyo, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Rob_Arrieta, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

tom10101, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

brandonld23, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dcmchew, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

hotsudge, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle stamped 12:58-K31612. Sampled on November 8, 2013.

The pour is a hazy pale yellow with a short-lived fizzy white head that fades to a ring around the tulip glass.

Aromas run the gamut of Belgian pale malts, apple and other light fruits, pepper and coriander spices, lemon zest, and earthy hops.

Medium body.

The taste begins with most of the elements IO picked up on the nose with the exception of a lingering, biting bitterness that pulls up the rear. Generally mellow and easy to drink.

puboflyons, Nov 08, 2013
Urthel Saisonnière from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
86 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.