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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Malheur 12°Malheur 12°

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

353 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2002)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #34 (Nov 2009):

Initial head rises high and slowly diminishes to a thin ring of lace; dark mahogany brown that is almost completely opaque. Booze-soaked raisin aroma with some fresh-baked mo- lasses cake in the back. Crisp and slick full body, carbonation comes to play with a sizable bite. Stogy malt character dances with the spicy, peppery alcohol. Flights of fruitiness from the alcohol and caramelized sugar from the malt stack the complexities. Faint suggestions of broth and vegetable middle to end are other affirmations that this is a BIG beer. Mild herbal, almost cheesy hop is right below the spiciness of the alcohol. Finishes semisweet with a kiss of charred malt.

A little rough around the edges, yet still very controlled for a Quad--a treat to drink. The road most taken would be blue-veined cheese with some fig spread ... a bit more daring would be a pork loin with mole sauce.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 21:59:08 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Poured into a glass at my home. Solid, thick head that doesn't act like it ever wants to leave.

Pours a somewhat muddy brown, almost opaque, with just hints of cocoa highlights around the edges. Not the prettiest beer I've ever seen.

Smell is full of dark fruits like plums and raisins, some phenols, almost a maple syrup like sweetness, a little earthiness, and perhaps even alcohol. Almost a plum cobbler smell. Very nice.

Big time plum/prune in the initial sip, followed by a gentler malt sweetness. Lots of flavors bouncing around in here, from the malts, the yeast, perhaps even candi sugars. An interesting pipe tobacco flavor sneaks in at the end as well. Yet odd as it seems, it doesn't ever get too sweet. There's enough bitterness and alcohol heat to keep this from being sickly sweet. And it finishes surprisingly dry. There's no lingering syrupy aftertaste. Just that initial blast of plums and prunes, then a huge complexity of various flavors fighting for your attention, then it fades away quickly to make room for the next sip. Nicely done.

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Overall this is a fine quad. it has that Belgian flavor you'd expect, with the fruits, the phenols, the yeast esters, and ties it all together rather than leaving it a muddled mess. It isn't shy at all about announcing its ABV, but why should it be? Not every beer has to disguise its strength. I'm impressed with this, and would definitely drink it again.

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Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.