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Urthel Samaranth 12 Quadrium Ale is a malty, full-bodied special Ale, brewed in a way that only Belgian Brewers can.
Clear toffee brown with ruby highlights and good off-white head. Subtle and pleasant caramel aroma. Fantastic palate – slightly creamy, very slightly sticky, plenty of body with excellent carbonation that is both mouthfilling and bright. Taste is of sweet bread crust, spiced bread, fruits, fruit bread, some bitterness, and brandy notes. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and the beer finishes between wet and dry, with a sure alcohol presence.
Urthel Samaranth 11,5°
Pours a pale and hazy yellow color forming a medium and low persistent aired white head. Nice carbonation and full white head. Nice hoppy fruity, pinaple aroma. Tasty hop notes with light citrus tints, crispy, some grapefruit sweetness, fresh cut grass, light bitterness. Well balanced and a tasty surprise of the evening. Aftertate is hoppy, citrus, grass and some malts. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, good medium body and a light creamy texture. Very nice indeed!
Bastogne Pale Ale 6°
Cazeau Tournay Noire 7.6°
The Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition is a tribute to Jozef Van Steenberge and the 230th birthday of the brewery. This exclusive Gulden Draak combines the technology and the craftsmenship of the traditional brewing process. By letting the beer mature on whiskey barrels it gives it a distinctive and gental finish that you have never tasted before.
Pours cloudy amber orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a sweet fruity and quad-like, though with a touch of wood and whiskey-booze that make it less sharp. A dull, sweet flavor with light wood and whiskey character…slightly boozy and quite smooth. Very good. Pretty fresh and lively.
3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel is an assembly of 1,2 and 3 year old lambic. The popular term « doesjel » means doze off and refers to the secondary fermentation in the bottle that did not happen here. Doesjel has no foam and the authentic taste of lambic beer aged in oak barrels has a strong presence.
Clear golden with a white layer of head. Aromas of dust, cheesy funk, light mint and some rubber are what I could make out. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, no carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. Lack of carbonation softens this considerably. Very enjoyable.
3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel 6°
St-Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic pours a deep red that borders on purple witha trace light pink head. Aroma is dark cherries, sour, sweet rose, raspberry tart. Tastes of mildly tart kriek juice with light lactic sourness in the back, touch herbs, pits and metals in the back. Nice carbonation, fruit juice body. Not the most complex kriek or anything but a very enjoyable beer.