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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

375 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 32
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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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clayrock81

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a brownish body with good head and a lace ring on top of a yeasty, spicy dark fruit and orangeish smell. Caramel and other sugary sweetness emerge. Very smooth and creamy, I never would've guess that this is classified as a quad. A little chewey for a medium-bodied beer, there are a plethora of dark fruit flavors like cherrt and orange surrounded by sugary sweet malts like caramel and hints of toffee. A little sticky its so sweet, but finishes sweet and a little dry like a biscuit for some reason. ABV is well-hidden and this is just a great quad.

01-16-2010 15:19:16 | More by clayrock81
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

750ml corked/caged bottle served in a st bernardus oversized wineglass.

pours a murky, dark brown/mahogany with just shy of two fingers' light tan head; moderate retention, lacing all over the place. pretty much just how a quad should present itself in my book.

the nose is a potpourri of caramel malts, dark fruits, belgian yeasts, spice, and alcohol; more of the same transition to the taste with a big caramel malt presence up front... becomes a bit sweeter as it warms, muted notes of chocolate and spice. has a finish which is on the drier side and carries a bit of a boozy aftertaste. complex and very tasty, though i may quibble somewhat with its sweetness, which borders on cloying.

no real surprises with the mouthfeel: full-bodied, medium to high carbonation; creamy. at the end of the day this is a very nice though far from masterful quad. i will definitely have it again, though, possibly as part of a blind quad tasting... would love to throw it up against rochefort 10, westy 12, the koningshoeven quad, st bernardus abt 12, southampton's take on the style, urthel samaranth possibly, and maybe a local, say pretty things baby tree.

original review on: 09-03-2010

05-10-2012 22:45:31 | More by BostonHops
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paterlodie

Belgium

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

BB 23-03-08. Nice, ultrathick, big bubbeld yellowish head and very darkbrown beercollor. Nose is ultra malty, straw and caramel, litle roast, raisins, oak and explosive alcohol amounts. Good but IMO bombastic. Taste is also very strong malted, sweet but not overdone in this one, in composite of the alcohol that burns like whiskey together with the partly roasty genuiatly dosed bitterness. Carramellic coffee is what I would discripe this one and not high but still too high dosed carbonisation is strange in this extra stout like quadruppel. Recomendable IMO but take your time for it.

11-01-2005 23:42:24 | More by paterlodie
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PolarBear3

Australia

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Poured a dark amber brown colour with two fingered off light tanned head that laced well.

S - Raisins, dark fruit with caramel notes.

T - Dark fruit with that caramel malt coming through. Very sweet and a little boozy but incredibly tasteful.

M - Medium with good well balanced carbonation.

O - A great Belgium dark ale that has massive sweet flavours with the dark fruits and caramel malts that are balanced nicely.
One I would definitely recommend.

10-23-2011 15:09:22 | More by PolarBear3
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LeeroyJenkins


4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

A - Very dark cherry in color and nearly opaque. Thick two finger head that dissipates relatively quickly.

S - Sweet yet thin, and slightly tart; think cherries, dates, raisins.

T - Pretty consistent with it's aroma - dark and sweet fruits and a bit malty as well.

M - Medium viscosity, slightly sharp in the nose, however the alcohol is pretty well hidden considering the percentage. Chocolate and darker notes more apparent upon finish and as the beer becomes warmer.

Yet to have a quad that blows my mind, this one was no exception. Regardless, I consider this a great beer and enjoyed the whole bottle from start to finish. For the price and given the availability, the likelihood of purchasing this beer again for me is high.

12-22-2012 04:36:05 | More by LeeroyJenkins
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

750ml corked/caged bottle served in a st bernardus oversized wineglass.

pours a murky, dark brown/mahogany with just shy of two fingers' light tan head; moderate retention, lacing all over the place. to me, pretty much just how a quad should look.

the nose is a potpourri of caramel malts, dark fruits, belgian yeasts, spice, and alcohol.

more of the same pulls through in the taste. big on the caramel malts. becomes a bit sweeter as it warms. has a finish which is on the drier side and carries a bit of a boozy aftertaste. complex and very tasty, though i may quibble somewhat with its sweetness.

no real surprises with the mouthfeel: full-bodied, medium to high carbonation; creamy.

at the end of the day, a very nice while not quite a masterful quad. i will definitely have it again, though, possibly as part of a blind quad tasting... would love to throw it up against rochefort 10, the koningshoeven quad, st bernardus abt 12, southampton's take on the style, urthel samaranth possibly, and maybe a local, say pretty things baby tree. and, in a perfect world, westvleteren 12. :)

09-03-2010 04:22:00 | More by perrymarcus
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emagana

California

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured with a white one finger head. This beer shows carbonation. A red brownish tint in color.
Aromas of sweet glazed yams. Cherry also shows a present witha hint of lemon.
Starts off with a burst of flavors showing it's high carbonation bubbles. Caramels and sweet apricots and candy. A warming sensation fills the palate cautioning it's high alcohol content. With this malt back bone not very easy to hide the abv.
A lingering flavor of sweet cherries makes it quite plesant. I should have bought another for cellering.

10-23-2010 02:10:56 | More by emagana
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northaustin

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

pours a very dark brown with amber tints. a finger of even light brown head that has nice retention but leaves very little lacing.

smell: sweet sticky bam bam bam molasses with awesome roasted malts and a classic belgian yeast note.no alchohol.

taste: roasty malts and big yeast. a bit of alchohol in the taste.

mouthfeel: goes down smooth, leaves a stickyness in the back of the throat and dry cheeks.

drinkability: a very complex and well balanced brew.a tad expensive, but worth it once in a while.

01-12-2010 04:32:01 | More by northaustin
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

08-28-2013 23:11:27 | More by aszatk01
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2%

08-01-2014 13:43:10 | More by Doomcifer
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

Poured a dark ruby-tinged brown in appearance with a very, very fizzy haed that quickly died. Small amounts of sticky lace on the glass. Aromas are complex. Toasty nut, almonds, vanilla extract, wrapped in a medicinal alcohol undertone. Flavor was big, with alcohol-soaked dark fruits dominating. Some caramel sweetness, with a dash of hops for good measure. Full and creamy mouthfeel, especially as it warms. Alcohol was surprisingly well-hidden, which I found amazing, given that it's a hefty 12%.

A different beer and one that I wouldn't rush out to get again. I have two others that will age for some time. I'd be curious as to how these age.

Big thanks to AKSmokedPorter for including me in this shipment.

11-14-2003 01:09:29 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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magictrokini

California

4/5  rDev -2%

Pours a hazy copper with a frothy off-white head. Spice, bubble gum, caramel, plums, figs, and yeast in the nose. Rich, velvety mouthfeel. Vinuous taste along with molasses and the darker fruits. Heavy malt, but more like a sweeter cognac than caramel. Warm alcohol finish. A very nice beer.

12-05-2008 22:59:11 | More by magictrokini
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

11-16-2011 03:06:59 | More by bpfrush
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of sweet and mildly dark malts with good amounts of sugar-coated medium fruits. The fruit aromas are mostly pears but with hints of figs and golden raisins. Also present are bready yeast aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet and dark malts with smooth Belgian candi sugar flavors kick things off. Shortly thereafter pear and golden raisin flavors join in with hints of green apple and indistinct darker fruits. Midway through the sip hints of nutmeg and brown sugar kick in and carry through to a mildly crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a slick thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass with no problems and could have another.

Overall I thought this was a solid beer but it was more of a BSDA than a quad - it just didn't have the thickness and heavier malt profile of the latter. Still, a decent beer that's worth a shot.

05-25-2010 23:23:19 | More by glid02
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BierMeJohn

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

04-21-2013 12:45:08 | More by BierMeJohn
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IKR

California

4/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: Slightly cloudy dark brown color with a generous beige head.

Smell: Fruity, cherry-like notes. I also pick up some bready notes.

Taste: The cherry fruity notes in the nose are present in the taste. It finishes on a combination of fruity sweetness and mild hop bitterness. The very last remnant is slightly dry.

Mouth-feel: Body is on the lighter Medium side with a fair level of carbonation.

Overall: Good beer. I liked it but thought it lacked the complexity of my favorite Quad, Trappiste Rochefort 10. Priced very well. i would purchase this one again.

10-21-2011 23:11:54 | More by IKR
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

4/5  rDev -2%

04-03-2013 23:52:25 | More by crosenkrantz
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brewbaker

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

02-25-2012 00:11:32 | More by brewbaker
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a nice slightly off-white foamy head with some good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt contains some dry fruits characteristics which are quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some dry fruits characteristics with some nice candi sugar notes. I didn’t notice that much of a hoppy presence as I was expecting but nonetheless I very much enjoyed the experience. Full body with some great carbonation and no alcohol was detectable.

10-10-2007 16:52:04 | More by Phyl21ca
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Harkrank

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2%

02-04-2012 07:44:09 | More by Harkrank
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charladam

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

12-02-2011 22:35:50 | More by charladam
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swimnadd

California

4/5  rDev -2%

07-12-2013 07:44:27 | More by swimnadd
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rrski198

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

01-07-2014 16:36:45 | More by rrski198
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

01-02-2012 13:49:55 | More by Stoffel
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DubbelTap

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

09-13-2013 02:01:01 | More by DubbelTap
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.