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Urthel Saisonnière | De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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3.83/5
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318 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Belgium
urthel.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ToasterChef on 02-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,879
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
318
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured to an Urthel glass.

A: The body is coppery to brown with a white head showing little retention but good lacing.
S: The aroma hás some sweetness incoming from not sure where and a big malty profile followed closely by a belgian yeast.
T: Incredibly, the taste is a bit empty, having just a just slight prominence of malts.
M: Body is medium, carbonation is medium low. Alcohol is unnoticed. No bitterness, nor big sweetness.
O: First Urthel but it's just a big empty beer.

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Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TheBeard89
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of poskok
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of hotsudge
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of TBoneJones
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden blonde, thick-looking. Head is not thick and fades fast. Unfiltered look for sure and I like that.
Smells of ample yeast and malts with nice hints of cloves, sweeter spice.
Nice taste follows with the breast yeast, cloves and citrus (lemon). I wish the spicy aspect was better balanced out with other elements. After a while i notice hints of banana esters in the taste. Nothing to stand it apart from other nicer saisons I've tried, in fact there is a soapy aspect that leads to the spice/ bitterness. Still quite drinkable here. This brew has a bitter dry finish.
Well-carbonated, nice happy-medium mouthfeel.
I'd have this again even though it struck me more like a white-styled beer would in terms of dryness. Despite not being as complex of a saison as I hoped, this was still refreshing. Im sure this would have tasted even better on a hot summer day with certain foods to pair.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in Cadzand.
POurs a light golden color, stong carbonation, full fluffy head. Slighty murky body,looks very good.
Smells of lemon, funky mushroomy-grain body, coriander seed, tangy mango, alcohol is quite apparent in a nice tart burn. Apple, underripe pear, pepper on the body and finish. Lovely and balanced.
Taste is great! Funk, grass, lemon, orange, a bit of cellar mustiness, hay, woodiness, finishes with tart lemony notes mixed with pepper and spices. Tingling from a light warmness on the finishes adds a brightness to the drink.
Mouthfeel is light, bright, and exciting. Tart, yet lightly sweet and warming.
In the upper echelons of Fantome and Orval, this beer does not quite make the cut in terms of mind blowing complexiy, but in its own right, light, complex, refreshing, and perfect in sour-sweet balance.
Another great beer from Mrs. Hildegard!

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Photo of JMad
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured an 11.2 oz bottle into a glass tulip...

The beer is a hazy, pale, yellow with a lofty, pillowy white head that remained throughout the process.
Smells of wheat, lemon, banana, clove and some hints of sourbread.
This is the first farmhouse ale that I've had so I don't know what to compare it to. In my opinion it tastes pretty good, there is some grassy hop flavors followed by hints of lemon, and wheat, it ends up being salty followed by a slight bitterness.
It is full bodied but still light, lots of soft carbonation and a very dry finish.
I enjoyed drinking this but the salty flavor and high carbonation would limit me from drinking more than one.

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Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of sfprint
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Exp, Sept 2013

A: Cloudy light peachy honey with nearly no head, no carbonation.
S: Tripel and hefeweizen like, yeasty but like unsweet apricot/peach.
T: Half of it is a cross between a tripel and a hefeweizen, but also quite grassy and tart. a bit of spicy christmasness as it warms up.
M: a hair of sparkle, lightish medium body. not dry.
O: decent, better when its warmer. like a grassy tripel.

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Photo of Jmamay22
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out a darker shade of hay yellow with an ecru head that is well maintained by the ample carbonation. The smell is wonderfully heady with scent of fresh cut grass, lemon, strawberry and yeasty earthiness. It is very fresh and intriguing scent.

The beer's flavor is more intense than expected. It builds from a simple and light bread like malt flavor and gives way to a fruity yeast presence. The flavor finally finishes with a mix of very fresh flavor of grass and grapefruit combined with a barnyard musty flavor that is completely enjoyable. The mouthfeel is very light, clean and fresh. I was very surprised at how enjoyable this beer is and find it undervalued.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RuudJH
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colour, very modest carbonation, but a good white head.

Smell is a bit faint. It's of malts, floral garden smell in the hops, but not very pronounced.
Taste is dry bitterness. Very hoppy, with a tough bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall this is an uncompromizing beer. It's not strong in alcohol, but it's strong in malts and hops.

Interesting ale indeed.

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Photo of MCain04
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of ThaCreep
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color. A very sweet nose of hops as flavoring plants, especially those that scent the sweets. In the mouth, the hops are almost non-existent and the beer lacks body slightly even if we do not fail to note that alcohol is not very noticeable and makes the drink so easy to drink. The finish is very persistent and the slight touch of hops that accompanies it, reminding the local side, is far from being transcendent and spicy touch that emerges is also unpleasant.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of csiewert
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden color with a finger of white foamy head that retains alright but leaves little lacing. The aroma has notes of spices and banana. The taste has banana notes and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is slightly overcarbonated and leaves a harsh aftertaste. Overall an ok beer worth a try.

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Photo of pathead
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of George2744
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Digimaika2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a straw-like colour with a sizable two-finger marshmallow-like foam head. Very good lacing with good retention.

S: Similar to a belgian strong ale, except with a more earthy (grassy) quality to it. Belgian spice aromas of clove, corriander, and pepper coming through on this. Detecting some honey and bit of tropical fruit (pineapple and passion fruit).

T: Surprisingly rather bitter with that earthy grass-like taste coming through and a healthy dose of pepper. Faint hints of pineapple, along with a slight clove taste but not as strong as the smell suggested. Also picking up a slight nut taste. Finishes with a noticeable dryness.

M: About average carbonation with a good light mouthfeel that's slightly oily.

O: A decent Farmhouse Ale that's not exceptional or anything, but still worth a try. Not as complex tasting as I would prefer in a farmhouse, but still OK.

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Photo of Joshgonzales79
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Urthel Saisonnière from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 318 ratings
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