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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:
#12,839
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
318
pDev:
10.18%
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle

A- Pale golden colour, perfectly trasparent. Perfectly white, fluffy, soft looking head that shows great retention until the very last sips. Not much lacing though

S- Smells of sweet malts with a nice earthy/barnyard background feel from the yeast, which also provides a thouch of spiciness (clove). A fresh herbal whiff may also be detected

T- Quite different from what the smell suggested. Still mainly a sweet beer, with what appears to be a good dose of wheat malts in the mix. A prominent amount of citric and light fruity notes (expecially lemon, orange peel, maybe apple and coriander), which i couldn't detect in the aroma, and a quite distinct clovish, spicy feel, kinda remind me of a blanche; at the same time, a slight earthy yeast touch and a quite distinct herbal bitter finish are much more in line with what i'd expect in a saison

M- Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation. Despite dense carbonation, wheat malts and the always persistent head still manage to combine in a super-soft mouthfeel on both tongue and palate

O- Nice refreshing ale for the summer months. Perhaps a bit too sweet for the style, enjoyable but kind of gets boring after a while

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Photo of Flounder57
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yello with great larity and lots of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: apple, pear, vanilla, belgin candy, spiciness, and some citrus too.

Taste: bready and sweet malts, vanilla, spicy yeast, apple, pear, and some citrus and bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, a little chewy, light to medium bodied, and dry.

Overall: Another good saison to add to the mix. I have seen this one for years now and happy to have finally picked one up. Very delicious too.

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Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of KCM
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of grittybrews
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear straw yellow with two fingers of bright white head. Bright aroma of banana, clove, lemon, and wheat.

Highish carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel with a dry, crisp finish. Gentle sweetness up front with banana, wheat, coriander, and some lemon tartness mixed with earthy spice on the finish.

Very pleasant and refreshing. Lots of flavor without being too heavy.

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Photo of Ledequad
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

When I saw this beer on the shelves of my local supermarket I just couldn't resist the urge Maybe it is the lovely spring weather or maybe it was the packaging which boasted about some award that this beer apparently won.

After a light lunch I decide to give this one a try. I poured in a Duvel tulip and was struck by the wonderful floral smell. This is probably one of the most 'springy' smelling beers I have ever encountered. There is yeast in there too and some hints of citrus.

It has an hazy look with a lot off bubbles streaming up producing a two finger white head that sticks around for a good while.

The taste is kinda what I expected. Light and refreshing with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very pleasant indeed. I saw a review that talked about a strong alcohol taste but I didn't get that at all. This is a beer that would go very well with fish and salads I recon.

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Photo of colforbin73
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a very fresh pleasurable beer. it is not anything more or less than it says it is: a saison.

pours a cloudy yellow with a giant white head that leaves gobs of lacing on the glass. the smell is mild, i would appreciate a bigger hop aroma but true to form this is more yeast and maybe a hint of pilsner malt.

pleasant dry taste to this ale, really perfect for spring and early summer, excellent with a little bread and cheese or olive oil. nice beer to have sitting dockside after you've been out sailing.

not uber expensive but costly and hard-to-find enough that i can't make this an everyday beer, too bad...

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Photo of adamcthomp
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Drewrd1988
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Urthel Saisonnière
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.00 %

LOOK: A hazed golden color. Bone white crackling head.

SMELL: Musty, slightly dusty yeast profile, spicy, Belgian, some hop aromas chime in as well.

TASTE: Funky barnyard flavor, musty yeast, pear, muted tropical fruit, and a small bitterness. Almost tart, grassy, herbal.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied, high level of carbonation. Dry.

OVERALL: A nice saison with alot of barnyard and musty notes. Slight fruit, bitterness, and alcohol, with a good dose of funk.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, pale straw with a column of carbonation that builds a three inch, puffy white meringue that slowly drops to an uneven cloud, leaving bit, dense patches of lace on a pint glass.

Spicy yeast oscillates between a light funkiness and fresh hops. There is an undercurrent of coriander.

Spicy with light bitterness and an earthy dryness. Light pineapple flavors are followed by a mild finish. This one warms well, revealing notes of apple.

A light to medium body with watery texture and fizzy carbonation.

An easy drinking beer enjoyed while idling away the afternoon.

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Photo of Tarks
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of falloutsnow
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from John's Grocery in Iowa City, IA
"22:15 K18A10" on bottle. Thanks, that's helpful.
Poured into a standard US pint glass

An overall pleasing, tart, acidic saison produced by Urthel. The recipe blends good lemon flavor, acidity, with hop tartness and balanced malt sweetness for a unique saison with multiple layers of depth.

Pours a huge head of large bubbles, slightly yellowed-white in color, that coalesce at the top to produce a meringue-like effect. Decreases over a few minutes to leave substantial lacing along sides of glass and a modest cap atop the beer. Body is light golden yellow meets orange in color, transparent (unless you pour in the yeast, after which it is a cloudy pale yellow-orange-brown), and with very active carbonation.

Aroma is dominated by sourdough bread before being baked, pale malt sweetness, floral hop aspects, and a bit of apple cider combined.

Taste opens with unexpectedly sharp tartness of citric and also light stomach acid. Tongue gets used to the sharpness and this allows for pleasant lemon juice or lemongrass sweetened with malt sugars. Neither are over-extreme or cloying, lending a refined taste to this. Lingering aftertaste of bitterness, light acidity and sourdough bread, which I find enjoyable, but others may not.

Body is light to medium-light with busy carbonation that foams this up quite well across the palate. This leads to a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that goes well to counterbalance the tempered, acidic flavors of the beer. Finish is dry and pleasing.

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Photo of jneiswender
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westboro MA. Poured into a chalice. Served cool.

Old gold body in appearance with a rocky white head. Smells herbal, medicinal, aspirin, lemon and white sugar.

Tastes like fruit stone, lemon, pepper, some clove.

Well carbonated. Light mouthfeel.

On it's own I am not really a fan. A lot going on, although I respect it in relation to a sea of one dimensional Saisons flooding the market. I will say this is a SUPERIOR beer with food. I had it with a fat burrito. All of the flavors paired well. The carbonation had me ready for the next bite. That said, with food , I would drink this beer again.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dalecooper
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ehammond1
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Thanks for sharing this one, Josh!

Slightly hazed golden yellow with a quickly forming, near-white head that leaves dots of lace down the glass. Pretty.

The aroma is a pleasant combination of banana, pepper, bread, and just a hint of funk.

The flavor is similar, with the banana flavors leading the way and the barnyard funk almost entirely hidden. There's a nice malty breadiness and a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and complete.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

A great, drinkable, classic version of the style. Very nice. I thought this was fantastic.

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Photo of TheBeard89
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Aethien
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into tulip
pale yellow colour, massive white head that fills half the glass even with a careful pour.
Smells like fresh lemon, wheat and spices. Some traces of alcohol as well.
There's a citrus like freshness to the taste, along with yeast and some initial sweetness and a dry ending. The taste combined with plenty of carbonation makes for a very refreshing brew.

This is the only Saison I've had so far so I can't compare it to others of the same style, but I definitely enjoyed this beer and I'll be looking to pick up some other Saisons because of it.

Also, the dwarf's beard creeps me out a little. Actually, everything about him is just creepy.

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Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of WoodersonMB
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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