Urthel Saisonnière
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,189
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,381
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 10.13%
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
324
From:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  14
Gots
  34
SCORE
86
Very Good
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Jun 05, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Jose9e from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Murrhey from Washington

3.07/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a Pilsner glass from a 11.2 oz bottle, reviewed live.

A- Very thick white fluffy head. Four finger head. Some soapy linger and a two minute retention. Clouded amber color, yeasty remnants at the bottom. Nice steady but subtle carbonation.

S- Grainy smell, wheat and rye possibly? Slight hint of booziness. Some malty and sugary notes as well.

T- Malty and very sweet. Not like any other saison I've had before but very drinkable.

M- Grainy and light bodied. Mediocre carbonation.

O- Drinkable but not all that great. Glad I tried it though.

Jan 04, 2012
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Durtdiggler from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Belgian style tulip. Light amber color, clear with noticeable presence of yeast. Pours a massive 3 finger head with strong retention.

Smells of orange, clove kind of sweet with slight Peppery overtones from Belgian yeast. Very inviting.

Taste is much less complex than the aroma but has tastes of the same overtones.. Finishes clean with some hops aftertaste. Flavor just isn't very complex, even for the Abv level. Missed out here.

Mouthfeel is lighter than expected a bit creamy with a quick clean finish, well balanced. Slight carbonation noted in feel but no much.

This is a nice beer to grab with some friends after work. Not a session beer but not as big as other saisons I've had in flavor.

Not my first choice but I enjoyed it. The aroma and mouthfeel was the best part of the experience but thought it missed on flavor.

Nov 24, 2011
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Vylo from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Feb 10, 2012
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thezach from Maryland

3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had that nice funkiness that makes a saison a saison. No spices, which I generally prefer for the style. Served from a bottle with no freshness date into a tulip glass.

A: Brilliantly light golden, surprisingly clear - virtually no haze, maybe the yeast settled out due to chilling & age? Fluffy white head.

S: Funky, a little fruity (grape, melon? can't put my finger on it), and white pepper. Some others mentioned clove - the sweetness/fruit that I noticed may actually be more clove, though it is very light.

T&M: Lightly funky, relatively clean. I found the taste to be a little light compared to the aromas, which, while light, were more forward. Spritzy and light mouthfeel. Just enough earthy hop bitterness to balance out the grain. No real hop contribution otherwise.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one, I could put a few back. It is a little light in yeast and hop character, in my opinion, but that might be more to style for the Belgian saisons. Still very refreshing, I would have liked a little more zip from the hops and some more complexity from the yeast. Again though, perfect for a summer day. A real porchrocker.

May 25, 2013
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Urthel Saisonnière from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 324 ratings