Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
07-09-2014 17:05:31 | More by beerdrifter
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
11.2 oz brown euro shaped bottled. Label is a busy mixmatch of a beer label, and a neoimpressionist with a ultilitarian feel. Whatever.
Deep garnet tinged murly brown color. Fluffy, creamy dense tan head, bubbles up and fades fast. Tiniest bit of lacing around the edge of the glass. Nice sweet carmel smell matched with hints of maple syrup and vanilla. Taste is a supersmooth combination of the above with stronger vanilla notes to compliment. Sweetness is very present, almost hints of maple syrup. Streak of flowery hops whispers by, and leaves you wondering. Then a carmel and sticky to finish. Alcohol is only noticable at the very very end, with just a hint of alcohol burn. Medium bodied, slick slightly syrupy but so smooth. 12 % Abv sneeks up on you, watch out, but give it a try !
03-14-2003 18:30:21 | More by StevieW
3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
Corked and caged 750.
Appearance: This is the darkest quad I've ever had thats not some sort of stout hybrid. It looks black in normal light. When you hold it to light its a dark, dark red brown with haze. The head is huge and fades slowly. The lacing is great.
Smell: It smells bready with tons of sweet, dark fruit (very raisiny). Its spicy, and definitely boozy.
Taste: Very sweet. I say a little too sweet. And hot. Very boozy. The taste, even more so than the smell is very raisiny. Lots of interesting spicy flavors, but the overly sweet, syrupy nature hurts the overall flavor. Finishes long and bready.
Mouthfeel: This is a huge, chewy monster. I love the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: I dont want another now for sure. I did enjoy this quite a bit, but a whole 750 is too much for one person. This thing drinks like port, and a small serving would be better.
10-12-2009 00:38:20 | More by rapidsequence
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass, best before date of 10/11 so I'm near the end.
This pours a nice dark slightly hazy brown to dark red color with a large size off white head which quickly dissipates. The smells are of grapes and dark fruit with a little alcohol. The feel is medium with lots of carbonation. The taste is pretty sweet, the dark fruit, some brown sugar and the alcohol burn on the way down, but still well masked for 12%.
10-25-2011 02:26:05 | More by DavidST
4.93/5 rDev +20.8%
750 ml bottle poured into a bolluk glass.
Pours a deep mahogany, faint light barely comes through the bottom quarter of the glass. Nice tan head that dissipates quickly. Just a sheen of head on top. Some cloudiness evident.
Aromas of sweet dark fruits, malt and a little pepper (alcohol hotness). Toffee as it warms up a bit.
first taste matches the aroma, dark fruit, dark malt, a little alcohol bite. Not syrupy at all considering the strength. No hops to speak of, but those that are there provide a nice malt forward balance. As it warms up, the toffee caramelly flavors poke through. Ever so slight hop bitterness comes through as it warms.
Mouthfeel is spritzy carbonation, and medium bodied. Coats the mouth well, but isn't sticky sweet.
Drinkability if fantastic. This is one of my favorite quads, no one of my favorite beers. I like it even better with a few years of cellaring, it becomes an amazing beer. Buy two, drink one, save one for a few years. Better yet, buy a case and try one every 4 to 6 months. Seek out this beer.
08-21-2010 00:38:26 | More by JamnesCameron
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
On tap at a bar overlooking a Bruges canal on a cool November Saturday afternoon.
A-Served in a chalice this brew is dirty, ruddy brown with a skimming of tan head with very nice lacing.
S-Delicious aromas of toasted malt and lots of sweet esters coming through.
T-A match for the aroma, nothing really stands out. Gets more interesting towards the bottom as the beer warms a bit.
M-For 12% ABV this is outstanding. A warming finish but not at all overpowering. Medium bodied for such a big beer.
O-A really nice beer. Fermented out this beer finishes dry with a nice estery Belgian yeast character and sweet toasted malt flavor. The strength is well hidden. Lacks the complexity in taste of a St. Bernardus or Westy quad but still an excellent beer.
12-01-2012 23:42:09 | More by deebo
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
In draft at the source. Poured into Malhuer chalice/tulip. Creamy off-white head, high retention. Dark, dark ruby, almost black. Aroma, dates, light roast, almost chocolate sweetness. Taste creamy, coffee, chocolate malty sweet, creamy goodness. Excellent. Totally delicious.
03-01-2012 00:48:07 | More by KickbacksSteve
3.58/5 rDev -12.3%
Opened a gusher. Thankfully I got most of it to gush into the glass and ended up with a dark brown/black beer with an off white head. The foam did disappear quickly though, leaving only traces on the surface.
Smells of malt, with both dark, roasty undertones and a fair amount of sweetness.
Taste is a very unique yeasty flavor, with many fruit esters. Tastes a bit like a more sugary version of Rochefort 10 actually.
Mouthfeel is a bit disappointing; not as robust as the color would make one believe.
Really pretty drinkable for what it is. My expectations were low after tasting the ridiculously sweet Malheur 10, but I was pleasantly surprised when the sugars were only slightly overpowering in this.
07-17-2008 16:38:04 | More by philipquarles
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
750ml corked/caged bottle served in a st bernardus oversized wineglass.
pours a murky, dark brown/mahogany with just shy of two fingers' light tan head; moderate retention, lacing all over the place. to me, pretty much just how a quad should look.
the nose is a potpourri of caramel malts, dark fruits, belgian yeasts, spice, and alcohol.
more of the same pulls through in the taste. big on the caramel malts. becomes a bit sweeter as it warms. has a finish which is on the drier side and carries a bit of a boozy aftertaste. complex and very tasty, though i may quibble somewhat with its sweetness.
no real surprises with the mouthfeel: full-bodied, medium to high carbonation; creamy.
at the end of the day, a very nice while not quite a masterful quad. i will definitely have it again, though, possibly as part of a blind quad tasting... would love to throw it up against rochefort 10, the koningshoeven quad, st bernardus abt 12, southampton's take on the style, urthel samaranth possibly, and maybe a local, say pretty things baby tree. and, in a perfect world, westvleteren 12. :)
09-03-2010 04:22:00 | More by perrymarcus
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.