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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

393 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 33
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of scottoale
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

scottoale, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of desint
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of ronzorelli
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

ronzorelli, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of hmvalp
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

hmvalp, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of kayrex
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

kayrex, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Jcd1962
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Jcd1962, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of mattpatey
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

mattpatey, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Durandal_777
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Durandal_777, May 18, 2014
Photo of cowboy83
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

cowboy83, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of kennymule
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

kennymule, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of mspohrer
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

mspohrer, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Bobikel
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Bobikel, Feb 14, 2008
Photo of Brideshead
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Brideshead, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of jlcts
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

jlcts, May 23, 2011
Photo of Mysteric
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Mysteric, Mar 12, 2008
Photo of Arno
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Arno, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of janubio
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

janubio, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Frosty80
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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

Frosty80, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of ryanonline
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep dark mahogany, with nice thick tan head, very little lacing.

smell is kind of hard to place, slightly sour, with notes of coffee raisin and anise. upon deeper sniffs finding some chocolate.

the taste is really something. coffee up front, along with some chocolate. anise in the finish. sort of a sugary raisin throughout, maybe some toffee as well. there is also an underlying sourness, that never quite makes its way through.

feels a wonderful mix between viscous and foamy in the mouth. and the finish isn't over bearing so that's a plus.

for a quad this really has a good level of drinkability to it. not real heavy and just tastey.

complex and loving it, really good stuff here

ryanonline, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of PHBoiler
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

3 yr old 12 oz bottle poured into snifter

Given to me by local bartender that called it a pleasant surprise/mistake that these had aged and compared it to Westy.

Deep amber/almost purple darkness in the hue with a 1/4 inch bright white head.

Smell has a bit of dankness and sharpness almost like a raw cheese.

There is so much flavor playing in perfect harmony. Deep fruits almost like dried plums and raisins blend with a bright carbonated mouthfeel that ignites the booziness that is incredibly hidden for 12%. I'm not veteran enough to understand the flavors at play, but understand that it is supremely delicious and the best Quad I've had. Age these with care and you'll have a beer worthy of high regard.

PHBoiler, May 11, 2013
Photo of tbrown4
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Have had good experiences with their other offerings, figured I'd give the quad a try. Bought a single bottle at The Perfect Pour in Columbia, MD

A - Murky dark dark brown. Tall fluffy head immediately after pour, settles down to a nice thin topping.

S - Dark fruits, sweet malt. All as expected. Nice rooty notes, almost bubblegum.

T - Very nice mellow candy fruity flavors. Not a hint of the ABV.

M - Feels thin but coats nicely.

D - I will come running back to this brew again and again. A very nice quad that doesn't taste like a booze bomb.

For the price I think it'd be tough to find a better quad.

tbrown4, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of Pencible
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured a nearly opaque mahogany with considerable sediment and fluffy tan head. It smelled very malty, like roasted barley and caramel and nuts, with a bit of raisin and alcohol. Perhaps a hint of grassy hops? It tasted very sweet too, with sugary caramel and creamy yeast dominating, followed by nutty and wheat malts and prune, and a bit of cinnamon and alcohol. It was slightly thick and silky with moderate carbonation at first that subsided over time, and a sweet & sour aftertaste. Overall this was delicious, complex, and delicious. It had fantastic depth to the flavor that I'm sure I missed part of. It had a nice, smooth body too. The alcohol wasn't very strong considering the 12%, so this was quite easy to drink. This was my favorite Belgian ale while still cold, since I usually need to let them warm up and mellow out before I can fully enjoy them. But this was immediately great, and only improved as it warmed. An all-around solid brew fresh, and I could imagine this further improving with age.

Pencible, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of danadeny
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at The Metropolitan in Baltimore. The appearance is typical quad; chocolate brown with an airy off white head. The smell is of chocolate and alcohol, and some rich roasted malt. The flavor I find to be similar if not better than st. bernadus abt12. I think Malheur 12 has a richer chocolate flavor to blend with the alcohol where the sbt12 lets the alcohol to do more of the talking. The rich chocolate also helps the balance because less sharp astringent alcohol you test the easier it is to balance with a little hops. Mouth feel is bubbly and quick to evaporate. drinkability is good for a quad do to it's balance which is do to it's rich chocolate malt flavors.

danadeny, Nov 17, 2008
Photo of Denali
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Package: 11.2 ounce capped bottle. Says to serve before 12/17/05.

Appearance: Almost opaque very dark brown. Tan head with big bubbles which dissipated quickly.

Smell: Very sweet fruity wine/grape aroma. Alcohol presence is also very noticeable.

Taste: Delicious very sweet candy-like malt flavor up front. Roasted flavors and sweet fruity flavors come in next. Nutty and strong bitter aftertaste. The flavors all emerge very slowly and roll into one another very well. Very enjoyable taste.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable. Although the alcohol is detectable in the aroma, it is very well hidden in the taste. In fact, I couldn't taste any alcohol at all. You would never know the ABV is 12%!

Comments: Very enjoyable. She is definitely sweet. Will definitely remember this one. Highly recommended. Thanks to the MJ Beer Club International for this one.

Denali, Mar 06, 2003
Photo of SolomonGrundy
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Alright, gotta watch the hockey playoffs, so it's quick...

Thanks to awesome trader Brian44556 for this extra. Pretty sweet.

The basics: no idea on price and a hefty 12%ABV!!!

Very dark brown. Nice, creamy tan head. Excellent lacing. Very nice looking. Dark and nice looking - Like Jennipher Rodriguez...

A very unique aroma profile. Like cherry cider or the like. But this also has a malty component - like cherry cider and pancakes...Super interesting.

Flavor is amazing. It's very strong - somewhat thick and sweet. The alcohol is very forward and you can tell, but it's not "hot". This is absolutely a sipping beer. The flavor is sooo smoooth...Like the aforementioned Ms. Rodriguez' silky skin (look her up, you'll be glad you did). This is one superlatively unique beer - I've never tasted anything like it. It's like drinking liquid beauty, if you can imagine that. The flavor is so warming and round, it's nearly impossible to describe accurately. It's as though you took Ms. Rodriguez, bottled her "essence", and then wrapped yourself up in it in front of a fire...The flavor melds so many different components: White brownies mixed with figs mixed with a dash of chocolate. All of this is topped off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and clove. It's impossible to accurately describe but it's delicious. Finish has a wash of alcohol bitterness that is quickly, and gratefully, gone and replaced by the final, pancake with butter finish...This is absolutely amazing to taste - a one-of-a-kind flavor profile with all components in place. I would say that you MUST track this down, absolutely MUST!

What I like most: without a doubt the most uniquely delicious beer I've ever run across.

What I like least: The alcohol bitterness in the finish...

Verdict: Imagine the most beautiful and exotic woman you can possibly imagine, then imagine that image as a beer and you have this. Must try for any beer aficionado...

SolomonGrundy, Apr 14, 2011
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.