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De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)

Urthel Saisonnière

11.2 oz bottle. Surprised to see this at The Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC, USA. Not an Urthel beer that I have ever seen in the US before. Pour gives a pretty standard, honeyed, hazed, lemon color with a nice creamy white foam on top. Some nice lace as the beer sits in the Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs goblet. A significant, sweet earthiness permeates the nose of this beer right from the get go. Organic feel about the beer. In typical Urthel fashion the tastes are a little reminiscent of a...

Urthel Vlaemse Bock

750 mL corked & caged, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Slightly cloudy, reddish Dubbel-like pour that starts with a good head but fades rather badly giving no lace. Nose has plenty of Bock notes with rich alcohol and some depth - promising. Tastes are interesting becasue I was expecting a degree of acidity associated withe the brew but got NONE. Essentially this was a simple, Dopplebock/Dubbel crossover brew with Belgian yeast notes and GEerman alcohol and malt character. Good,...

Urthel Hibernus Quentum

11.2oz bottle, with a new, updated label and a different shape from the picture in the BA database. Purchased at Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Typical golden, hazed orange body, light head with some lace in the Val Dieu Goblet. Fine bubbles, vibrant colors. Looks nice. Light Belgian candy in the nose with some yeast. Silky in the mouth with light, fine bubbles. Plenty of sweetness in a typical triple fashion, but also with a really distinct hoppy finish. Reminiscent of a...

Urthel Samaranth

Very nice looking with a lovely clear copper colored body, plenty of lacing and a permanent spotty head across the surface. Heady, warming alcohol ester sweetness in the nose, all of which is reflected in the taste, but without either the harsh sweetness or alcohol that one might expect. Mouthfeel is light considering the style. Lack of syrup adds to the drinkability, but this still drinks close to the 12%. It's a big beer, but has a smoother edge than some of both the alcohol content and the...

Urthel Hop-It

Last weekend it was this; http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/321/27804/?ba=Ding This weekend it was Urthel-Hop It. I figured that there would be at least a few valid comparisons, and I think that there were. Both Belgian yeast based with typical Belgian aromas and characteristics, and both exhibiting an unusual addition of lots of hops. For my money the Urthel managed to pull it off nicely, whereas the Chouffe was all a bit of a mess. This poured with a more modest head than the Chouffe and...