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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Malheur 12°Malheur 12°

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394 Ratings

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 33
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Hoppy_Hippy, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

nosavingsaccount, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

ananh, Sep 21, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Etch_a_sketch, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Rhody1, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

pbriggs55, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

navband, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Ljnickodemus, Jul 29, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby with tinges of brown with a persistent finger of bubbly foam. The smell is fragrant with licorice and molasses present and some dark fruits. The taste is rich and sweet dark fruits with a bit of alcohol in the back. All in all a nice quad. Thanks to Byronic for bringing this back from Belgium for me.

polloenfuego, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

bblouin8, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Evil_Pidde, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

GClarkage, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of beerdrifter
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2008. Murky dark rusty brown pour with a huge three finger head with decent retention and lacing. Sweet, malty, boozey nose with lots of brown bread and dark fruit along with hints of toffee, nuts, and subtle chocolate. The taste follows suit with rich dark fruit and sweet caramel malt along with hints of prunes, licorice, brown bread, tea, leather, subtle chocolate, and booze. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly syrupy with a surprising amount of fizzy carbonation still present for such an old beer. The boozey finish I remembered from fresher bottles has become much smoother with age. Overall, this has held up nicely in the cellar with only a slight criticism of a bit too much sweetness.

beerdrifter, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

muskiesman, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jprivott, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

JamieDuncan, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Maillard, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

benlhoest, Jun 01, 2014
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.