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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Malheur 12°Malheur 12°

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

377 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 32
Gots: 31 | 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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Buggies

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -17.9%

Wasn't really into this one at all.

Smells malty and sweet. Typical yeast aromas too. Taste was unimpressive to me. Really sweet and really thickly coats the palette. It's almost a chore to drink the whole thing. It also has a tea like taste to it, or that's how I'd describe it. Also fruity... overly to me. Alcohol is very warming, as with a 12% abv beer I suppose.

Overall, I think I'll pass on this one next time. It was just too thick for me causing a sticky sweet residue in the mouth.

08-31-2011 18:07:36 | More by Buggies
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -17.9%

This is a pretty good beer. However, it struck me as sort of like a bock - overly cerealy with a malted milk ball sweetness. It had some nice redeeming qualities, but I couldn't get past the sweetness.

Color was dark but brilliant. Head was medium sized bubbles of consistent size, kind of like that of a macro lager. Aroma was earthy and roasty with some sourness. Flavor was sour (which was good) but offered an overly sweet unpleasantness with too much malt. Mouthfeel was clean and pretty good.

I would weakly recommend this beer. I had this bottle at Paters Vaetje ("Monk's Casket") in Antwerp.

10-24-2008 00:57:40 | More by BeerBelcher
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kkipple

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -16.7%

Good thing I was near my trash can for this one. A sharp fizz was my only warning upon loosing the cap, and then the beer came gushing forth! I quickly got it into a glass, but there's little excuse for this sort of thing. Pity, too... beer went to waste! So, proceed with caution.

A. Crackling and fizzy tan head that fades fast atop a dirty, chunky clear red-brown. Lots of sediment in this one, and I left a bunch in the bottle, even so. Lower points here for gushing and generally being messy.

S. Served around 55 degrees, the first thing you notice is that dark fruit nose - fruity with dates, plums, etc - but then there's quite a bit of alcohol heat and sharpness that frankly, doesn't need to be there. It is distracting and takes away from other, much more interesting things going on. This is 12%, but does it need to smell like it? Other than booze and fruit, some dark roasted grainy character, vanilla and hops peek out, but it's all a bit useless with this much ethanol present.

T. Sadly, the booziness continues on into the taste, imparting a Robitussin-like sharpness that is quite unpleasant and doesn't mesh well with the Good Stuff: dark fruit, earthy hop notes, molasses, cocoa, rum and other eyebrow raising flavors are all here, but walloped into a pulp by the bruising booze. It's a real shame, because there is a great beer here -- I don't know if this needs aging or I got a bum bottle or what.

M. Interestingly, quite light and creamy-full. Thin for the style, but the ample carbonation (champagne yeast, right?) If this tasted better it'd be one of the easier Quads to drink out there. Finish is warm alcohol, sharp and fusel, and a little bitter-astringent, black tea like. Spicy and sweet in turns. Mildly dry and yeasty finish. Decent overall. But for the price, this should be better.

D. For the price, I wouldn't. I would like to try this again though, as I really don't think the bottle is 'sposed to blow up like it did. Maybe this was stored poorly or somesuch. In any event, this bottle of Malheur 12 is curious and has merit, but is ultimately flawed. Ahh well, you can't win 'em all.

06-10-2009 04:28:42 | More by kkipple
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -16.7%

I tried a 2003 bottle at the Kulminator in early 2006. It was poured into a Malheur goblet by Leen (co-owner of Kulminator).

It looked really nice, with an off-white foamy head and burgandy liquid filled with floating yeasties. I wanted it to smell bready and yeasty like a St Bernardus or Westvleteren beer (which I was originally expecting based on some ill-gotten advice). But it smelled like a barley-wine, which is possibly my least-favorite beer style.

The bottle said "outstanding flavor of whole hops", but I really didn't taste the hops very much at all. Mostly sweet malt flavor and a lot of alcohol.

I could barely finish 1 glass, so drinkability is low for me.

03-19-2006 00:33:24 | More by TurdFurgison
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.43/5  rDev -15.9%

Foam spicy or salty. Nose slightly chocolaty and fruity with aromas of sweet wine more marked. The taste of alcohol and toasted malt are certainly present but they are not powerful. By cons, it is much more pungent than the others "style quad" It also feels slightly fruity (rum). The end of mouth is dry, bitter and most persistent feature of beers Malheur.

01-03-2010 16:51:07 | More by ThaCreep
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev -15.4%

Served this 11.2 oz brown bottle in a Westmalle goblet. best before 1.04.11. Purchased for $9.99 a 4 pack. It was a dull cola color with a light tan head. There were red highlights and the body seemed to clear up quickly after settling. A fine cap remained but it left no lacing.

The smell was crisp fruitiness. Date-nut bread. Prunes and raisins.

The taste was somewhat blunted. Dark bread and vague peppercorn. However, it seem rather well balanced. Finished semi-dry.

The mouthfeel was full with a constantly blooming carbonation.

05-21-2011 15:04:04 | More by Cresant
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

A clear, burgundy red beer with a quick settling head.

Smell is full of dark flavors, caramalts, candisugar and red fruit, grapes and strawberries.

Taste is full and quite alcoholic. The beer is malty and has strong caramalt character. It reminds of dark fruit candi sugar. The beer has 12% alcohol which is nicely hidden behind it's big body. The beer is too sweet for me. All together the beer has not enough to fascinate me.

05-19-2012 21:44:57 | More by Absumaster
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DARIVA

Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

A: Deep cherry red dark beer with a reasonable head

S: Sweet smell with the presence of caramel, light floral.

T: Sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste, chocolate

M: Good tingling, feeling much foam, tingling remains a long time.

O: Not easily drinkable, also a good beer.

03-27-2012 18:13:19 | More by DARIVA
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ImusBeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-05-2013 02:19:48 | More by ImusBeer
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-04-2012 01:16:21 | More by mdillon86
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-01-2012 01:54:32 | More by LJWalker
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-09-2012 18:22:25 | More by CWhite
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-22-2012 05:30:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

A- Deep chocolatey brown. Head is somewhat tanned. Retention is decent, but pretty much no lacing.
S- Malty with fig and raien characteristics. Lightly spicy and just a bit of alcohol presence.
T- Taste is more pronounced. Definite fig character that is a really nice flavor. A bit of plum in there too. There is a bit of metallic character in the finish though that is undesirable.
M- More carbonated than most in style, and a bit lighter in body.
O- Merely an average quad. Decent but the metallic aftertaste and weak mouthfeel were subpar.

05-08-2011 03:08:52 | More by jsprain1
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-15-2013 03:34:31 | More by NorthSideSean
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-28-2012 21:04:20 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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aakerman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-07-2013 14:07:37 | More by aakerman
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-16-2012 19:47:54 | More by djrn2
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-25-2012 21:40:10 | More by tripledbrew
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-28-2011 04:39:50 | More by barnzy78
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-22-2013 23:04:31 | More by tom10101
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rarbring

Sweden

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%

A foggy dark chestnut ale, a high off-white head, good lacing and curtains.

Sweet aromas, raisins, almond and sherry. A bit weak.

Sweet red fruits, brown sugar, some cherry seed bitterness.

Medium carbonation, a thick texture and big body, slightly dry.

Easy to drink, covers the high ABV well.

11-10-2012 17:08:03 | More by rarbring
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packetknife

Idaho

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%

I don't like the label, it looks rotted, but it really doesn't matter in reality. It pours deep reddish-brown with a foamy white head. The head bubbled down into a denser layer that held. It has an orange liquor smell on the nose. It has a strong bitterness across the tongue but leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. It was thick in the mouth and I found it drinkable although you'll certainly feel it after a while. Curious to have it off of tap. I'll definatly revisit.

03-06-2003 10:18:32 | More by packetknife
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phattysbox

New York

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%

12 oz Bottle poured inot Duvel tulip glass. Pours a murky deep brown color with a nice thick tannish head. Head sticks around for a while and leaves a nice sticky ring of lace.

Initial smell was overpowering medicinal / alcohol smell. Initially poured very cold and the alcohol was very evident - to the point of being unattractive. Allowed the brew to warm to room temp and alcohol subsides a bit - but not too much. Found nice figgy sweetness and malts in the nose, some caramel too.

Taste was again harsh initially due to the spicy alcohol, which sterilizes my palate to any complexity this brew might have. I battled with this brew in the beginning but in the end we came to a truce and I really began to enjoy it. Sweet caramel and toffee notes when it warms. Figs and ripe fruit come to mind. The last 5 sips were absolutely fantastic, more complex than a Roc 10 at the same stage. Meduim bodied and dry finish. Alcohol warms the core with this one.

I think this brew could be a real contender to the Roc line... Unfortunately the alcohol was way to evident and knocked this brew down for me. Maybe this brew needs to mellow a few years in a cellar to bring out more flavors to mask the alcohol. Drinkability is poor due to the evident and burning alcohol.

08-25-2008 16:53:10 | More by phattysbox
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.55/5  rDev -13%

Cork and caged 0.75 litre bottle.

Very dark, deep ruby red body, the head left quickly, leaving a tan coloured collar around the glasses, no lacing.

The smell was sweet, toffee (as used on toffee apples) with a roasted malt overtone.

The taste was almost of treacle, very malty and sweetish. The aftertaste becoming more bitter as the mouth dried.

The alcohol rules the mouthfeel, it hits you almost before the tastebuds can pick up the other flavours.

Not a session beer, but good with friends.

01-18-2010 23:12:53 | More by BlackHaddock
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.