Urthel Saisonnière | De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

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Urthel SaisonnièreUrthel Saisonnière

Brewed by:
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill hazed lemon yellow colored beer with a puffy white head.

Smell is slightly sweet with a lot of yeasty aroma. Lemon hops and pepper scents with some coriander. Some grass aromas and a light honeysuckle malt scent.

Starts out mildly sweet and very yeasty with a lemon and grass flavor. Good amount of bitterness. Fairly herbal hop flavor. Pretty competent Saison.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a pretty good Saison. Not going to make me give up Hennepin but I could drink this when I can't find my favorite.

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

A - This tangerine hued brew is cloudy with yeasty protein and topped with a beautifully bubbled fluffy one-inch head. Soft lace slides down the glass, and the head retention is excellent.

S - Gentle summer fruits, a hint of lemon-y wheat twang, and that rural-smelling belgian yeast note that I love.

T - Lemonheads candy, sweet caramel underneath. Nice yeast notes too.

M - Soft and finely bubbled. Very gentle and smooth at fist, then lingeringly sweet with a hint of lemon acidity. Nice looong, but gentle aftertaste.

This is a really nice summery brew. Soft, gentle, and smooth. Light in body, but still really interestingly yeasty and somewhat complex. Good stuff! Probably not as good as (IMO) the paradigm of the style.... Saison DuPont, but still a really well made beer.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Thumbler glass.

A: Pours a pale and slightly cloudy yellow color forming a big fluffy and creamy white head. Good retention and tons of lacings left. In fact a thin layer remains forever on the top. Beautiful beer

S: Very spicy on the nose. Notes of pepper, honey, cloves, Belgian yeasts and flowery hops.

T: Pretty much as the nose. Very spicy in the mouth too. Slightly sweet grains upfront followed by notes of honey, pepper, cloves, bready Belgian yeasts, flowery and bitter hops. Finish is considerably bitter

M: Medium body and carbonation. Hoppy bitter aftertaste which is also quite grainy and spicy

O: Great drinkability. Excellent Belgian Saison specimens. Recommended

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33cl bottle taken at the 2012 Diester Bierfestival (20 Oct): this was my first beer of the day.

Good golden colour, slight haze but not enough to spoil the view: the white crown went on to produce some good lacing on my glass.

Strange mix of smells: spices, herbs, fruit and nuts all rolled up in a bag of yeast.

The taste was also a plethora of flavours: herbs and spices leading the way with the yeast and fruity nut tastes not far behind. Corriander, cloves and exotic fruits like passionfruit and vanilla pods coming through but with some dirt still on them all to give the beer an earthy/ground feel throughout the whole thing. Really enjoyed it.

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of rarbring
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clouded straw colored beer. A high white head with small lacing and some curtains.

Smelling of spices, clove and dill.

Tasting sweet white bread, sugar, clove and orange peel.

Medium low carbonation, a fresh texture. A small body with a slight dry finish.

A rather nice, easily accessible saison.

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Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and coats the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of fruit in the nose-apples seem to stand out in particular-and also has notes of bubble gum.
T: Flavors of bubble gum fronm the yeast dominate the overall taste. The finish has notes of lemon citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is noticeable.
O: This is an interesting saison that seems to have some aromas and flavors from the yeast that you would expect from a hefeweizen.

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Photo of Guden
2.71/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Slightly cloudy blond color with a small white head that sits around.

S- Fruit (banana and bubblegum) and wheat are the first smells with a little bit of clove and coriander spice in the mix. Not really what I expect from a saison but not bad.

T- Bright sweet wheat and barley malt stand in front with nothing to really balance it. Not getting any of the earthy or peppery tones I expect in a saison, just sweet bland malt.

M- Kind of thick for a saison, again the sweetness and wheat proteins seem to dominate over a dry body I would expect.

O- This one really missed for me. Not terrible if I wanted a sweet Belgian blonde, but this one really didn't seem like a saison to me and I wouldn't go for it again.

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

A: Hazy gold color with high perceived effervescence, thick white head and good lacing. Appetizing looking.

S: Medium high in intensity. Notes of vegetables, bubblegum, coriander seeds, white grape, lemon, exotic fruit and yeast.

T: Medium high in taste intensity. Hop vegetables, yeasty, coriander seeds, white grape, grape fruit, hay and some exotic fruit play.

M: Medium body. Finishes sweet-ish. Yeast bite. Low bitterness. Some acidity. Some sourness. high carbonation. Chewy. Angular. Alcohol doesn't disrupt the balance.

O: Overall, i think it's a pretty good Saison. It has oomph and complexity, and all of this while complying with the style guidelines. Very good to style. Good to taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Pours a murky light orange-yellow with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Lots of small chunks of sediment settle to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, yeast, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity finish. There is a mild grassy and herbal bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of fmccormi
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight pour from 330ml pry-off bottle to a large wineglass; freshness date of January, 2012 clearly printed in black ink along with batch information near the bottom of the back label, right next to the barcode (“01-2014 10:40 K13611”)

Appearance (4.0): A fairly aggressive, cream-colored head rises quickly enough on this beer, reaching about three fingers of really tight foam that dies down slowly to leave a rocky cap on top of the beer’s body. The body is nice, perfectly hazy, peachy, orange-amber color, and not cloudy exactly—just very hazy. Not a ton of lacing here, but the head takes it sweet time dying and never fully disappears.

Smell (4.0): This is a nice, fruity, fragrant saison. Not overly spicy in the nose, it smells more like fresh passionfruit juice with a bit of banana-clove action going on underneath, with a moderate wet hay (like hay silage, actually) character alongside everything. I like it.

Taste (3.0): On the palate, it’s similarly un-spicy, but the malt character has a spicy, rye-like character which slides into a soapy-herbal hop finish which is surprisingly strong. That rye-like spiciness subsumes any spicy character that comes from the yeast, but the herbal, soapy hop note covers up almost everything else relatively quickly. It works, but it’s nothing special, unfortunately.

Mouthfeel (3.5): This has a very dry finish and a body that’s surprisingly light, with a smooth carbonation, a bit too subdued for the style. It’s good, but doesn’t stand out in any way.

Overall (3.5): This is a decent saison. Very little of it really “punches” in any way, but it does what it’s meant to do and drinks easy, and I’d like to try this on draft. All in all, the nose was the best part, for me. Overall I’m a bit disappointed, but it’s not a bad saison by any stretch—guess I was just expecting a lot more.

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3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is clear pale gold with a big white head that is quick to settle, leaving scattered lace.

Smell is oddly sweet, nougat. Banana esters.

Taste is very heavy on the clove and banana esters, really more like a hefe weizen. Spicy, coriander? A little earthy, with a bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, light bodied.

Drinkability is okay, it's just not really what I look for in a saison, the ester profile is oddly heavy on the banana and clove. Decent beer but just didn't hit the spot I was looking for.

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Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Urthel Saisonnière from De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
3.83 out of 5 based on 317 ratings.
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