Brouwerij De Leyerth (Urthel) ‘Samaranth’ Quadrupel


15740884_620784711439011_3221264165398517012_n“Urthel Samaranth 12 Quadrium Ale is a malty, full-bodied special Ale, brewed in a way that only Belgian Brewers can. Huge mouthfeel and layers and levels of flavor make Urthel Samaranth the perfect beer for the end of a meal or at the finish of a special day. And when you want something different, Urthel Samaranth 12 Quadrium Ale is with its fine bitterness, definitely something different… Try it! First brewed at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven – La Trappe brewery.”

Served in a Trappist tulip. Urthel pours an elegant burgundy hue with a finger and a half of lightly tanned foam topping it off. The head eventually peels back to a collar with patches of lace left in its wake.
Oh man this smells divine! It has a classic Belgian Quad aroma packed full of toffee, raisin, brown sugar, maple syrup, plum jam, port, clove and crushed red grapes. It is literally layer after layer of this beautiful stuff. It’s almost unfathomable to realise the ABV of this seductive drop is 11.5%, it’s hardly even noticeable on the nose. Incredible!
The mouth feel is big, creamy and borderline edible. The full bodied, well carbonated and viscous texture is almost like eating a booze fuelled Christmas cake. Absolutely delish!
The flavour is complex, well layered and super sweet with hints of port, esters and raisins at the forefront. There’s a short and intense burst of juicy cherries, red grapes and plum before a subtle warmth from the booze is introduced. The intensity is raised up another notch as toffee, candied dark fruits and spice round out and settle in on the back palate.
Super impressive drop. The only downside is that we don’t have another six waiting in the fridge. She’s rich, sweet and elegant and no we’re not talking about a woman….Although this Quad most definitely has the ability to satisfy ones desires! A must for any Quadrupel fan.