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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

399 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 31
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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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data: Best before end L20170414

Body exhibits a cloudy, copper-brown body with a very thick, fizzy head. The aroma exudes a subdued sweet and fruity scent; caramel and apricot; some citrus. The flavor mirrors much of the characteristics of the smell with a touch of bitterness and notes of alcohol; sharp tartness in the background. Medium-heavy body yet very fizzy.

Not a bad beer per se but comes across rather weak, watery and generally chaotic as far as depth and balance go. The initial pour produced mostly all foam despite using a proper pour technique although it eventually settled into decent balance of body with head. The smell was really low-key although it had a nice variety of scents. The flavor and mouthfeel both seemed rather weak all-around, especially with the overly fizzy carbonation feel. Subsequent sips reminded me more of a bitter cola than a deep, balanced, and complex beer. Fair but certainly meet my expectations for a quad.

beergoot, Nov 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a wine glass. This was highly recommended by Shroud0fdoom - thanks!

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby color with great translucence. The head is one and a half fingers high and khaki in shade, and the retention is excellent. Its texture is extremely sticky, leaving behind a healthy clump of lacing on the glass. (4)

Smell: There's a bigger dark fruit quotient here than most other quads. Still, the notes I look for in a quad (the yeast spice, a touch of malt, no real alcohol presence) are here in full force. In particular, its malt backbone helps give off some specialty notes like chocolate. There's even a touch of hoppiness! I always like that in a quad. Only real complaint with the nose is that it's rather mild. (3.5)

Taste: It starts off with notes of spice, licorice, and dark fruit. Its spiciness is ultimately carried into its long finish. It's a very yeasty brew, too - not only does it have a strong bread note, but the aforementioned spice profile has more than one facet to it (like cinnamon or even nutmeg; I'd even call this a nice fall-time quad...) Plus, it seems hoppier than other quads (another facet I like). There are gentle suggestions of a chocolaty note near the back end. At first, it's fizzy (more on that later) and imbalanced, but opening up properly, it becomes a very good quad, if not quite a great one. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: This one really fills the mouth thanks to its (overly) vibrant carbonation. It practically explodes in there - and this creates a problem with the flavor profile. The mouth-filling nature obscures its nicer flavors, but once the fizz subsides, I start to taste more what this beer is about. However, it becomes a bit syrupy once this carbonation fades some. It's a little warm going down, though not quite 'hot' by any means. (3)

Overall: I don't think this is quite on par with the best Belgian quads. Having said that, there are some nice qualities that help inspire further drinking of it. Once the fizz subsides, it becomes quite good, but it's honestly somewhat hard to enjoy for the first minute of drinking it.

3.48/5: Not really a Rochefort 10 killer, but enjoyable enough for me to kill the entire 750 with no trouble

ThisWangsChung, Sep 25, 2014
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Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.