Urthel Hibernus Quentum
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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Belgian Tripel
4.07 | pDev: 10.57%
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews by THORN:
Photo of THORN
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1Pt 9 Fl. Oz. bottle poured into Westmalle goblet. Cellared about a year. Served about 45F.
A: Hazy pale brown and gold around the edges. Many CO2 trails on bottom of goblet. Pours thick half-inch of head and retains a thin bubbly layer. Stringy lace left around most of goblet.
S: Phenols are noticeable. Sweet pineapple, lemon, and spice.
T: Sweet pineapple is followed by very sweet malts. Yeast is very chalky. Somewhat nutty. Slight bitterness fades to nothing.
M: Light on tongue. High amounts of CO2 collect on tongue. Warmth from alcohol sweeps across mouth and throat. Dry, but refreshing.
D: Very big beer, but not overwhelming.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of thehappybelgian
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: dark, cidery orange hue with a fair bit of haze to the body and a solid effervescence. Head is two fingers of creamy ivory foam. Looks pretty solid.

Smell: sweet, malty, fruity aroma. There is definitely a big, fresh malt presence here, almost like a Scotch ale, but it is tempered with some light apple aromas. Different than what I'm used to, but actually quite good.

Taste: much what I'd expect based on the aroma: a huge, sweet, sticky maltiness which doesn't pull any punches, backed up with a fruity tinge that just gives it a hint of personality. This is not a flavor combination I'm used to in a tripel, but I like it.

Mouthfeel: big body with a big carbonation gives this guy a stellar creaminess. I think the texture is what really attracted me to the style in the first place, and Urthel Hibernus Quentum is no slouch in this arena.

Drinkability: big and sticky, this isn't exactly a session beer. Still, it has a good, unconventional flavor and I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle from 2006 poured in a Duvel tulip.

Pours a very cloudy light wheaty color with a very thin light white head and some bubbles. Nose is very sweet bready, really weird though.

Taste is very bready and yeasty. It's really sharp and sweet. Quite carbonated but overall not too exciting. I think age hasn't done this beer well.

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Photo of Brianjames16
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a considerable amount of floaties suspended. Beautiful two finger white head with tight bubbles.

S- Orange peel, honey, citrus and bready notes. Some candy sugar.

T- Some honey blended with some fruity characters. Earthy spices are also present. Well balanced beer.

M- Light/medium body with a decent amount of carbonation.
No unpleasant or lingering aftertaste

D- Drinkability is great. Very refreshing and complex.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours light golden, with a great large white thick head that sure takes it's time to dissipate, leaving great lacings.

S: Floral hops and lots of fruit (Citrus and green apples). Some faint sweetness.

T: Very refreshing, with some sweetness and floral hops. Some fruit and a bit complex.

M: The aftertaste is both bitter and sweet, not as long as I thought it would be though. The carbonation is rich and the body is light to medium.

D: A tripel is a tripel, a great beer style. But this one is just an average tripel - much better than the best beers in other styles but just an average tripel.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bylerteck
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Blonde colour. Bright with small chunks that probably move it over to hazy in appearance. Medium carbonation and a small white head cap.

S - Booze. Petrol. Orange. Yeast.

T - Same as the aroma but with way less booze. Some yeast is there with some grain and a nice orange zest.

M - Full bodied. Really nice. Smooth with not alot of carbonation but a good amount for the style I think.

D - This beer definately lacks a few things and considering the other offerings I've had from Urthel this is fairly weak for their standards. That said I've had much worse Tripels. It could use more hopping to combat that sweetness but otherwise I could have a few but wouldn't seek it out after this experience.

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Photo of 4000qtrap
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Source/Serving: 22oz. Bottle

Smell: Pear and bread, some caramel, a wiff cidery,

Taste: Quite spicy up front, in contrast to the nose but as it warms it blends into ripe pear and tropical fruit, some apple, and caramel. More spice, slight almond, noticeable alcohol, more apple, and toast in the middle that is nicely integrated. Light and both fruity and spicy overall and not too crisp. Finish is dries out a lot, has some noticeable alcohol, and is moderately bitter with slight grapefruit peel characteristics from the hops, but very also spicy. A lingering semisweet caramel finish that goes and goes.

Notes: A real nice, complex spice character to this with no particular spice note dominating.

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Photo of BobZ
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: Frothy rich head ends up with a nice 1/2" in depth. Good lacing but not as rich as other Tripels.

Smell: Really complex nose, flowery hops, citrus, alcohol, spice, maybe even some honey.

Taste: Another solid example of the style, rich, sweet up front, nice balance with hoppy bitterness at the finish. All of the notes from the smell are there, very well executed.

Drinkability: The Belgian Tripels are smooth and creamy, nice but I notice the alcohol in the flavor (more than the Kasteel at 11%).

Yet another solid Belgian Tripel! If you plan on touring the Tripels include this stop on the ride.

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Photo of kegger22
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark yellow with an moderate head that dissipated to a collar. The aroma was fruity and sweet, nice. The taste was also fruity...apricots, and malty sweet. I wish I had a cooled La Fin du Monde available to compare because I think that's what Hibernus Q reminds me of. Feel was medium bodied and very smooth. Drinkability was very good. highly rated, however I preferred La Fin du Monde as a tripel and I spend over $5.00 for 11.2 oz again, it will be for Peche Mortel, not Hibernus Q.

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Photo of ryanonline
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a nice clear golden amber with maybe a hint of yellow. the head is white and mountainous. good lacing.

smell (I'm having some sinus troubles so i may not be getting everything) is of lemon, grass and booze, very light hint of malt.

lemon up front on the taste with a much more malty backbone than the nose suggests (or maybe im just missing it in the nose). a nice piney hop finish, good stuff.

slightly creamy mouthfeel, a little effervescent and crisp.

drinkable beer, not excessively heavy nice. 9% abv, might want only a few though.

this beer makes me want to do the urthel! hahaha... you know the guy on friday night tv early 90s?..."got any cheese?"... anybody?... you'll laugh later.

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Photo of BigBT
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sprinkle
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a quality triple, and a respectable 9%abv.Slight hazy pale golden in color.Good lace,head leaves about a half an inch behind,but leaves quickly.Classic belgian nose of sweet maltyness.Rich sweetness that is well balanced,the alcohol slightly tickles your tongue.

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Photo of mikepcarney
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my firestone tulip and what i got was burnished amber color beer, hazy since I poured in the sediment too. The head is tall and dense and quite white. Definitly well carb'd leaving an abundance of tattered lacing.
The beer is quite dark to me as far as tripels go, but the color contrast is very nice.
Aroma has sutle hints of vinagar and sour notes, lemon juice tart, malty sweet and some candied sugar.
In the taste, I think it drinks more towards a dubbel then a tripel probably because of the sugar content. I say that because it drinks heavy on the palate and velvetty smooth. The taste has a sweet candied fruit vibe with some yeasty esters and malts.
It does hide the alcohol well. At 9%, you would never know it.
A very good beer but too sweet. Worthy.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of josefnewsong
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - pours a cloudy golden orange with tinges of brown and one finger of white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves little lacing
S - pineapple and orange-juice concentrate, booziness, and belgian yeast
T - pineapple, orange juice/acidic flavors, alcohol, clove, a touch of honey and clover, and some floral notes...gets much more complex as it warms. at one point i tasted candied sugar and it tasted like something in between a double and a tripel, it was thoroughly enjoyable.
M - medium/light body, a little heavier than some tripels, and very sticky
D - dangerously drinkable, as this style tends to be...however, the alcohol is more present than other tripels I've had.

Got it for $1.59 a bottle. I will be aging some, as it seems like it could be amazing after 6 months to a year...and then maybe 3 years...

Edit...wish I had picked up more of this back when I could find it. Only two 750s in the cellar now :(

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Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of remitrom
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of FreshHawk
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden, tangelo color with a large foamy, sticky white head. A little below average retention but it leaves a nice whispy level of lacing that sticks to the glass.

S - Good level of slightly tart apple, citrus, and a touch of peach along with the other typical Tripel golden fruit smells. Hints of vanilla, maybe a touch of bubblegum, and coriander along with faint smell of other Belgian spices and yeast. Predominantly golden and tropical fruit sweetness with a spice background.

T - Loads of citrus and tropical fruit (tangerine, grapefruit, melon, peach, and some pineapple) with a strongly spiced (coriander, slight clove and pepper) aspect. Some apple, pear, banana, and apricot in the background as well. Mid sip, a touch of hops come out. The finish has some vanilla, candi sugar, and a bit of bubblegum.

M - On the lighter side of medium body with above average carbonation. Pretty smooth, creamy, and mellow taste.

D - Easy to drink beer. Smooth and mellow flavors blend together. Sweet and fruity, but not cloying, rather quite balanced and smooth. Very enjoyable and could have another one no problem.

Notes: Nice fruity, sweet, and smooth beer. Really enjoyed this beer. It didn't blow me away, but it was a very solid Tripel. Really enjoyed all the fruitiness, especially the inclusion of tropical fruit, and how it was all balanced. Definitely worth a try as it is a very tasty beer from a solid brewery.

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Photo of soco7tyx7
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not sure on the date of this bottle but i'm thinking its upwards of a year or so...

A - Dark cloudy orange copper
S - Pineapple, tropical fruit, alcohol
T - Pineapple as in nose, tangerine, alcohol finishes with frozen orange juice concentrate that sticks to the back of the tongue and roof of the mouth
M - Light medium body, very sticky
D - Very drinkable and exceptionally smooth

Notes: Overall a great tripel, very enjoyable to drink and a great candidate to age IMO

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.44/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle at 42 degrees into a Stone IRS tulip.

A: This pours a hazy dark orange color with a huge two-finger head of very thick foam that leaves enormous clumps of lace that hold for a long time.

S: Tropical fruits, apples, pepper, citrus, floral notes, and alcohol.

T: Apples, pears, cloves, apricot, and perhaps some ginger.

M: This has a medium-thick body and quite a sticky, syrupy feel for a tripel.

D: This is a bit different from my expectations. It's a bit too boozy and cidery.

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Photo of jayhawk73
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage- poured into my tulip glass. Pours a golden yellow w/ 1 finger white head, which quickly goes away. Smell is that of fruit, and a little spice. Pear, grapes make their presence known. Taste is very smooth- fruit and spice w/ an alcohol aftertaste. Great tasting Tripel- and the fact that it's 3 years old probably helps. This isn't my favorite tripel, but it's right up there. Fantastic beer- can't believe I found it on the shelf in Nashville.

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Urthel Hibernus Quentum from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 262 ratings