Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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4.93/5 rDev +20.8%
750 ml bottle poured into a bolluk glass.
Pours a deep mahogany, faint light barely comes through the bottom quarter of the glass. Nice tan head that dissipates quickly. Just a sheen of head on top. Some cloudiness evident.
Aromas of sweet dark fruits, malt and a little pepper (alcohol hotness). Toffee as it warms up a bit.
first taste matches the aroma, dark fruit, dark malt, a little alcohol bite. Not syrupy at all considering the strength. No hops to speak of, but those that are there provide a nice malt forward balance. As it warms up, the toffee caramelly flavors poke through. Ever so slight hop bitterness comes through as it warms.
Mouthfeel is spritzy carbonation, and medium bodied. Coats the mouth well, but isn't sticky sweet.
Drinkability if fantastic. This is one of my favorite quads, no one of my favorite beers. I like it even better with a few years of cellaring, it becomes an amazing beer. Buy two, drink one, save one for a few years. Better yet, buy a case and try one every 4 to 6 months. Seek out this beer.
08-21-2010 00:38:26 | More by JamnesCameron
4.93/5 rDev +20.8%
Very dark brown (almost black) with a full creamy light brown head and lots of suspended sediment. Complex dark fruit aroma -- cooked raisins ? Tastes much like it smells. Medium-full bodied with a warming alcohol finish - SMOOTH !
Tasted side by side with St. Bernardus Abt 12 --- I preferred this one - smoother than S.B. Abt 12 (which is in the Top 50)...
Label states: Strong Dark Beer (24 Plato)
Best Before: 12/17/05
(11.2 oz bottle)
09-29-2003 21:08:47 | More by RBorsato
4.88/5 rDev +19.6%
$10.99 for a corked and caged 750ml bottle. Pours out to a slightly hazy deep brown, forming a tall creamy light tan head with excellent retention and beautiful lacing with a brisk carbonation. The nose opens with green apples, kiwi, pineapple and brown bananas with a spicy touch of clove and white pepper. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich with a dense body and soft texture. The taste is wonderful...dark fruits, fig newtons, and spices with a wonderfully balanced addition of dark Belgian candi sugar sweetness, powdery cocoa, and rum character. Cola like aftertaste with a mild bitterness and a sweetness that hangs in the back of the throat. The alcohol is barely perceptible in taste.
This is a wonderful, rich and complex Belgian Quad...the best I've had in a long time. I would easily buy this again for a special occasion. I have to say that after having recently drank St. Bernardus, Rochefort, the Reverand, Urthel Samaranth, and Rigor Mortis, this one is clearly my favorite. The mouthfeel, character, cleanliness, complexity and nuance make this a winner. Highly recommended!
12-05-2010 23:10:41 | More by Mitchster
4.85/5 rDev +18.9%
This gem came in a 750ml. brown, cork finished bottle with a best before end date of: 25.10.10. and 16/07 stamped on the cork. Poured into a large Duvel tulip a very dark brown with deep ruby highlights and a huge three finger beige head that turned rocky as it eventually settled. Nice carbonation and delicate lace add heaps to this awesome looking brew.
Sweet, malty and full of fruit, with a nice push from the alcohol, give a very pleasant aroma to this big ale. The flavor goes beyond the nose, with plum, apple, pear, rounded with Belgian candi sugar and hops to a perfect balance in the taste. The flavor is awesome with a nice warming from it's big 12% ABV.
Healthy body with a velvety smooth feel in the mouth give this quality ale, an all to easy to drink characteristic.
I highly recommend this one, a great Belgian!
03-06-2008 19:01:08 | More by scottoale
4.75/5 rDev +16.4%
Appearance - Deep, slightly hazy, mahogony color with red highlits when held to the light. A big clunky off white head dies slowly and leaves a delicate pattern on the sides of the glass.
Smell - Deep alchohol throught the sulfer-lager like character with some spicy hop notes wafting throughout. Malt is very subdued.
Taste - Vinous qualities overlaping plums and rum alchohol. Hops, malt, and alchohol balance very nicely, especially for 12% alchohol.
Mouthfeel - A prickly carbonation livens up an otherwise thin ale. But even so this is smooth as velvet.
Drinkability - A highly sippable ale that leads from glass to glass in almost no time.
02-14-2008 02:44:36 | More by Bobikel
4.72/5 rDev +15.7%
In appearance, an intensely-rich, opaque brown, approaching black at the center, but catching light around the periphery. Very firm, brownish head.
The nose presents dark fruit overlaid by a faint graphite quality. The dark fruits open up on the palate, with the well-hidden alcohol incorporating into a mildly dry but flavor-packed whole. Mouthfeel is delicately fuzzy, but perhaps a bit on the flatter side. Lovely beer.
01-06-2011 02:22:45 | More by Brideshead
4.7/5 rDev +15.2%
I've had this beer twice and it was two different beers so here's 2 reviews.
First time-bottle from Belgium purchased through beerboxx.com
Great beer. The only thing I could compare it to was Westvleteren12. Great smell, great dark fruity flavor, a touch of good warming alcohol to it. I wanted to sip it all night. Poured into a tulip and it had little foam that stuck around throughout.
2nd time- bottle from a case I purchased through a local distributor. Poured with a HUGE head, couldn't even fit it in one glass. Compared to the first the aroma and flavor were practically non-existent. Just awful really. For kicks I opened a bottle and just let it sit on the counter. It foamed to the point of having a nice puddle around the bottom.
So if it's like the first bottle i had, A+. Otherwise F. I rated the first bottle clearly.
05-23-2011 18:48:40 | More by jlcts
4.7/5 rDev +15.2%
An outstanding Quad. I got this from the beer of the month club and I have to say they saved the best for last (Decembers issue).
A well rounded great tasting beer.I have tasted most of the quality Belgians and this rates right up there with the best. Highly recommended.
03-12-2008 13:56:18 | More by Mysteric
4.66/5 rDev +14.2%
Very dark brown appearance, toward black. Tan head with nice lacing. Sweet ripe fruit and dark sugar kind of smell. You get a lot of wheats and malts at first, then the lovely sweet dark and ripe fruits, towards cherry, with a full well bodied sweet dark notes toward the finish with a nice dark fruit linger.
This one is a keeper for sure. People told me about Rochefort 10 or St. Bernardus Abt 12, which seem to be very popular and highly rated and aren't bad, but this beer beats those by a mile. It's full of big flavors and aroma's with many layers and a much original flavor signature and balance to me.
02-02-2013 01:46:34 | More by Arno
4.64/5 rDev +13.7%
330 ml. bottle. Pours an opaque brown almost black colour, with a head that fades quickly leaving a strong lace. Smells of dried fruits, figs, raisins, chocolate. Spicy and fruity. Sticky sweet palate, not much carbonation (and no needed). Taste of dried fruits, pepper, spices, chocolate. It warms your throat like brandy and leaves you asking for more, even with its 12º. Great.
06-23-2013 20:34:52 | More by janubio
4.63/5 rDev +13.5%
Color: pours light brown. sits very dark brown with deep amber hue. one finger head that persists
Smell: rich malt aromas. vinous character dominates with plums and raisins. alcohol blends in well and helps brighten aromas. very light spiciness if any
Taste: very malty with great complexity. same as aroma: lots of dark fruit and vinous notes. alcohol is noticable but very subtle, providing some balance to the sweetness. finish is pretty well balanced but seems to lean toward the sweet side with just a slight spiciness and very low bitterness
Mouthfell: full, smooth, chewy body with medium carbonation
Notes: i think its impossible to make a BAD quad/bsd. this one is pretty textbook
10-28-2010 02:24:43 | More by Frosty80
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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