Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
All about malt and fruit. Very assertive sweet malt, apricot nose that goes to a huge fresh plum nose.
Gigantic malt flavors with stone fruit, apricot and sweet malt that also goes to purple plum character and holiday spice.
Back palate of sweet sherry and madera. Hints of rich carmel, toffee, cooked peaches and with lots of "mince meat pie" character.
Wonderful initial flavors that tend to get a bit "too sweet" as you drink. Big flavors of prunes and figs. A quality and heavy brew with great mouthfeel and flavors. Might even be great with dessert or as an after dinner drink. Nice and well made; likely couldn't drink too much.
06-03-2009 04:36:58 | More by GRG1313
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
Appearance: Pours a clouded, dark reddish-brown body with a thin, short-lived off-white head. Lightly effervescent.
Smell: Rich, malty aroma with notes of toffee, dark candi sugar, juicy plums, yeast, and just a hint of hops.
Taste: Dark maltiness with dark caramel and some chocolate. Lightly tart-tasting fruity compote flavor with spiced sugar hints and a dusting of cocoa powder. Faint yeastiness. Never more than a light bitterness. Peppery on the warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonation. Slight stickiness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A good beer with plenty of flavor and complexity. For the most part, I'm enjoying the Malheur brews.
01-16-2008 03:35:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
On tap at Sessions in Greensboro.Poured into a tulip glass a deep amber color with a fluffy tightly formed one finger off white head that lasted for quite awhile.Raisin and plum notes in the nose along with lighter yeasty spice and brown sugar.Dark fruit dominates the palate with some medicinal notes,the alcohol is heavy and pretty sweet.It's a nice sipper but the yeast and alcohol can be a bit much....for me.
03-31-2012 00:56:11 | More by oberon
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
I picked this up at Quick 6 on Mt Rose Avenue in South York, PA. Poured chilled into a Duvel tulip from the 11.2oz w/ freshness date of B86B87 - not sure what the code meant.
A - A cocoa brown w/ 2 fingers of ecru which settles to 1/2 inch band w/ tiny bead. Streams of lace cling to the glass. the clarity is opaque like french pressed coffee
S - An aroma of praline and raisin w/ mild tropical note w/ subtle honeydew scent and hints of plum w/ herbal notes and bits of toasted nut w/ light spice and mild toffee in the nose
M - A sweet malty creamy and light spiced feel w/ mellow roasted texture and gently tangy accent w/ mild herbal and alcohol influence w/ warming and moderately high carbonation apropos to style w/ a semi-dry finish
T -A caramel flavor w/ raisin and mild taste of cocoa and cinnamon combined w/ a light toasted malt and pepper accent w/ marshmallow-like vanilla note and smooth malted chocolate flavor w/ truffle like saturated sweet and dark cocoa cohesion w/ mild tinge of orange rind as it becomes slightly warmed
D - A tasty quad w/ lots of complexity which I am glad I tasted as it opens up slightly warmer - I also was happy to taste in a more relaxed setting than previous since it has subtlety to pick up. It doesn't taste anything like 12%, it displayed most of the flavor near cellar temp I prefer something like this as a nightcap beer
05-09-2010 16:12:05 | More by Slatetank
3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
Had on tap @ Armsby Abbey, and I kicked it (sorry everyone else).
A: Light fluffy head fades fairly quickly over semi clear dark ruby brown colored beer.
N: Slight boozy, dark Belgian malts and candi sugar dominate. Then comes some fruit, raisin, fig, plum, etc. Lots of malts. I even get a hint of peppermint.
T: Very sweet, crazy sweet! Thick and slightly syrupy, boozy, warming alcohol but no real alc sting. It even tastes boozy. WIth that is candi sugar, lots, molasses, lots of Belgian malts, more fruits with plum, fig, raisin, and even apricot. Slight nutty taste with the malty taste, and a little minerality. Some bitterness too.
M: Semi thick and a little syrupy, lower but decent carbonation.
F: Still very sweet lingering but it gets a slight dryness. Some creamy taste lingering, not really boozy anymore. More lingering raisin and a touch of smoke. Despite having a boozy taste and warmth there was no alcohol burn or real feel otherwise. And way too sweet.
04-29-2010 16:51:45 | More by jlindros
4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
750 ml cage-corked bottle, best before end of 15.04.11, poured into tulip glass:
Pours dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Rings of lacing stick.
The smell is of caramel/toffee with anise. Earthy and rooty notes.
The taste is of toffee, anise, earthy very complex and rounded together. Some vinuous notes come through as it progresses. A floral touch comes through at the finish.
The feel is rich and creamy.
It is very well-balanced. Creamy and complex. Alcohol shows only slightly, making it very approachable for abv. Very drinkable for a "big" beer. Very enjoyable!
12-06-2008 20:41:35 | More by jwc215
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
Bottle date 13.11.10; Sampled July 2008
A careful yet vigorous pour easily produces a three-finger thick, lightly browned, dark tan colored head. The beer is very dark, deep amber, concentrated brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, dark ruby hue when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of fruity plum, warming alcohol and sweet spice notes. The nose reminds me a bit of molasses rich ginger bread, some touches of cane-rum soaked raisins, dried figs, Brandy fusels, and fermented prune juice. Spicy notes of clove, a touch of ginger. Buried in the aroma towards the finish is a nice, toasty malt character that contributes some browned biscuit like notes. An interesting, very fruity aroma that definitely shows its 12% abv strength, but somehow manages to come off as being fairly mellow.
Sweet tasting with some toasted, dark malt flavors. This is quite light bodied, especially given the strength though I wouldn't quite call it quaffable; it is close though and could certainly be dangerous if drunk by someone not realizing its strength. The ample fruitiness continues through to the flavor of this beer with notes of prunes, caramelized raisins, dried figs and even a bit of cherry (in that order of intensity). Some dry cocoa notes come through in the middle, but then the sweet fruit notes seem to sweet the palate clean of this flavor. Noticeable alcohol flavors combine with the other flavors to produce notes of dark Rum, caramelized Brandy and a touch of some tongue numbing, spiced liquors. Speaking of which, flavors of clove, turpene like allspice, light ginger and some pepper notes play a sometimes substantial role as well.
An tasty beer, while it does not do a good job of hiding its substantial strength, it never gets hot or harsh and the alcohol seems to integrate with the other notes. The light body on this brew was also quite nice, never cloying or sticky, yet still rich, satisfying and a sipping brew.
07-22-2008 05:05:23 | More by Gueuzedude
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
I missed this beer at Beachwood, but I was excited to find a bottle at Town and Country Liquor in Fullerton,
A: Pours an opaque deep brown with a soft creamy off-white head, good retention.
S: Classic dark Belgian malt, dark candi sugar, yeasty, molasses.
T: Dark candi sugar, raisin flavours, definite fermented brown sugar with a moderate sweetness. Belgain yeast flavours are clearly evident.
M: A tad overcarbonated, but a nice full body, well hidden alcohol, smooth.
D: I wouldn't call this a by the numbers quadrupel, it's certainly well made, and a nice complexity as I expect. Just missing something to make me go crazy, the flavours are quite good.
05-17-2010 03:10:49 | More by Halcyondays
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
3/5 rDev -26.5%
On-tap into 20cl fest stemware at Beer Passion Weekend 2011 in Antwerp, Belgium. Reviewed from notes.
A: Three finger tan colour head of nice fluffy cream, fair thickness, and decent retention. Dark amber colour.
Sm: Amber hops. A mild scent. Maybe some darker fruit esters.
T: Amber hops, dark fruit ester hops, and bittering hops. Caramelized malt is present and well handled. Fairly complex. Decently built and balanced.
Mf: smooth and wet, with adequate coarseness to bring out the flavours. Fairly complementary of the flavours in the body.
Dr: Fair price, pretty drinkable, and low quality for the style.
06-27-2011 20:07:49 | More by kojevergas
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours a very dark chestnut brown color with some amber edges when held to a light source and a huge frothy tan head that slowly settles into a lasting cap that leaves chunks of soapy lacing.
Spicy peppery aroma with a bit of cinnamon, chocolate malt, brown sugar, candi sugar, licorice and earthy hops.
Dark chocolate malt flavor with some nice spicy notes, especially pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar. There are also some nice dark fruit notes; plum, raisin, fig, etc. as well as some brown sugar, candi sugar, subtle hops and some sweet alcohol warmth in the finish.
10-07-2009 05:24:32 | More by corby112
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
Had a bottle at BXL on 43rd in Midtown for $11. Served in a stemmed Malheur glass, it appeared a hazy red with a short tan head. While this beer was a bit of a sipper, I was impressed by how smooth it was for the strength and that it was relatively drinkable compared to other 12% beers. The flavor was dominated by sweet vanilla and plum, with berry fruits and typical subtle Belgian spicing in the background. The hops were there mostly for balance and contributed little to the taste. Heck of a quad, one of the best I've had.
02-12-2011 15:34:59 | More by tempest
3.7/5 rDev -9.3%
Clear deeply brown colored beer with a heroically tall brown head. About as dark as coffee.
Sweet smelling with a lot of fig and dark preserved fruit aromas. Grape and apple scents with an edge of apple brandy to it. Basically this is all fruit scents.
The taste starts out sweet and fruity with a woody aftertaste. Mild fig and raisin flavor and a trace of apple brandy. One of the milder flavored Quads around.
Mouthfeel is good.
Not a bad beer but one in a style that has quite a few top beers in the world in it. Not a bad beer but Gouden Carolus Carolus D'Or is cheaper in the same place I bought this and a superior beer. Not bad but there are better.
10-04-2008 01:21:06 | More by Zorro
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this one.
750ml Bottled Conditioned
Best Before: 15/04/11
Poured into a chalice a very nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger foamy tannish head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, some dark fruits. The taste is very nice malty/yeasty, some nice figs/raisins/plums notes, slight spice. Medium body, nice warming effect, the ABV is hidden very well with this one. Very drinkable, this is a tasty brew.
02-06-2009 00:57:20 | More by Wasatch
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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