Urthel Samaranth | De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Belgium
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Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,318
Reviews:
342
Ratings:
578
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
63
Trade:
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Photo of unclekeith
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 750 into a snifter

Deep brown with a small one finger beige head. Quick to dissipate. Caramel and dark fruit on the nose. Taste follows the aroma. Nice spicy Belgian esters, no heat, big mouthfeel. Long time want the meets expectations. Phenomenal!

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Photo of jkblr
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle coded K17I12 poured into a teku glass at fridge temp 11% ABV per label. The beer pours light to medium brown with a pretty good volume of floaties even after an easy pour. The head is tan in color and recedes to a fat ring. No lacing. The aroma is fig, raisin, date & caramelized sugar. The taste is more of the same with semisweet caramel, liquid fruit and slight booze all swirling around before a mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good to excellent. I'm assuming this is a 2012 bottle and it was purchased discounted and at room temperature. Properly cellared, this could be dynamite. The only thing taking away from this beer is the sediment. Smells and tastes great.

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Photo of OlaB
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper color with a medium top of beige head that dissolves quickly. Aroma is of dark malts, caramel, tofee, bread, apples, raisins, dates, figs and spices. The taste starts sweet with good notes of dark and dried fruits, while is a good amount of malts in the back with notes of roastiness, dark bread and caramel. The finish has a a slight bitterness and some notes of spices, with the malty background still in place. The flavours are actually balanced great, and the aftertaste has a good lenght and strenght. Soft and oily mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation and a medium body.
A good example of a quadruple.

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

Photo of Pacino
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Booza
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOBEERFB
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Khimera. Abv well hidden. Soft dark fruits notes that grows on you the more you have and light metal notes that dissipate with time

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Photo of marcrech
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ichoosefiction
2.89/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a Duvel glass.

A: Body is coppery with a two finger thick white head. Average retention and no lacing.
S: The aroma is very strong on belgian candi and malts' roastiness.
T: Taste is very sweet due to the high sugary contents on this beer. Both the malts and belgian candi. It ends with a high alcohol finish. Could be smoother.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is medium. Alcohol presence is very high. Sweetness is high.
O: Not sure if this can qualify as a Quad but could be an interesting Belgian (Dark?) Strong Ale.

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Photo of Barleycorn
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper apparance for this certainly big quadrupel. It's definitely less complex than darker versions of quadrupels. It's a lot on the nuts, has a vinous astringent way of presenting itself. Its semi-dry character makes this estery forward ale a nice offering and a beer you can drink down easily even with the high ABV

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Photo of ogman
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burgundy colour with some haze and a fluffy head of foam. It sinks quite fast, but the retention is nice and the surface stays covered. Full nose of dates, cinnamon, caramel and hops. The taste follows the smell, though with some added spices like cardamon and pepper. The alcohol is present, which is no surprise at 11.5 abv, but i'm amazed how subtle it blends with the other flavours. It drinks very smoothly and gives a pleasant alcohol warmth. Nice winter stuff.

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Photo of bdstuart
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

P- what is a murky burgundy red with a fin off-white bubbly head.
S- smells like heaven! Loads of dark fruit raisins dates cherries. Tons of melted caramel and Belgian yeast.
T- Taste follows the nose. Tastes like heaven. Fruits are candied. Slight alcohol and hop burn.
M- goes down like Silk. Medium to full-bodied quad. Nice warming from the alcohol. This is a great winter beer.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toscanoigor
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Urthel Samaranth from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 578 ratings