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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

393 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 33
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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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Evil_Pidde, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

GClarkage, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of beerdrifter
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -2%

muskiesman, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jprivott, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JamieDuncan, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Maillard, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

benlhoest, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Durandal_777, May 18, 2014
Photo of FLima
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown reddish color with a huge thick beige head with good retention and leaving a good deal of laces.
Nice aroma of oranges, pineapple soaked in rum, tea bags, plums, licorice, crystalized fruits, malty but not roasted as color hints.
Bold flavor full of yeast spices, candied sugar, chocolate, dark and crystalized fruits, figs, perfume, herbal hops, nuts, caramels, grape juice, oak and pine. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 12% abv is quite well hidden.
Flavorful and complex beer and as hoppy as most Belgian IPAs. Not cloying once it is not that sweet.
Excellent beer, good sipper for a cold day such as today. I haven’t had this in over a year. In my opinion it is underrated, you got to drink it quite close to expiration date.

FLima, May 11, 2014
Photo of bobbysworld
5/5  rDev +22.5%

bobbysworld, May 05, 2014
Photo of DmanGTR
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a super dark chestnut, pretty dark for a quad. A bit cloudy as well, light doesn't travel well through this. Not a bad thing necessarily, but interesting to note. Rum soaked raisins, hint of toffee, caramel, lots of Belgian candi sugar. I get a touch of roasted grains in the finish too, perhaps a touch of roasted barley or chocolate malt in here? Pretty nice quad. Doesn't really compare with the big guys like Rochefort 10 or Chimay Blue but will do in a pinch.

DmanGTR, May 04, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2013, so it's well out of date. Acquired ages ago from a supermarket while on a trip to Belgium. I'm hoping that its strength will have preserved it from excessive deterioration. This brew comes with a rather ironic name.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A dark reddish-brown hue that appears black in the glass. Highly carbonated. Yields a large head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of sweet, fruity malt with hints of prunes, dried fruit, fruitcake, yeast esters, caramel, brown sugar and faint spice. A warming whiff of booze in the background. Nicely rounded.

Tastes of sweet, fruity malt with a lingering finish. Notes of prunes, dried fruit, fruitcake, brown sugar, caramel, yeast esters, mild spice and faint stewed leaves. A touch of warming alcohol in the background, followed by a mild yeasty character upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with lively carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity malt, brown sugar and yeast.

Pretty good - seriously boozy but a pleasant sipper. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are very sweet and fruity. Plenty of dried fruit, sugar and yeast in evidence. Body is alright but could be a tad more unctuous for the strength. Goes down nicely enough; a tasty brew to finish with. Worth sampling if you have the chance.

jazzyjeff13, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JRod1969, Apr 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Paesly27, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Scamboogery, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

sammy806, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

KindaFondaGoozah, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of jokelahoma
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass at my home. Solid, thick head that doesn't act like it ever wants to leave.

Pours a somewhat muddy brown, almost opaque, with just hints of cocoa highlights around the edges. Not the prettiest beer I've ever seen.

Smell is full of dark fruits like plums and raisins, some phenols, almost a maple syrup like sweetness, a little earthiness, and perhaps even alcohol. Almost a plum cobbler smell. Very nice.

Big time plum/prune in the initial sip, followed by a gentler malt sweetness. Lots of flavors bouncing around in here, from the malts, the yeast, perhaps even candi sugars. An interesting pipe tobacco flavor sneaks in at the end as well. Yet odd as it seems, it doesn't ever get too sweet. There's enough bitterness and alcohol heat to keep this from being sickly sweet. And it finishes surprisingly dry. There's no lingering syrupy aftertaste. Just that initial blast of plums and prunes, then a huge complexity of various flavors fighting for your attention, then it fades away quickly to make room for the next sip. Nicely done.

Remarkably light bodied for a 12% ABV brew, likely from sugars being added to dry it out. That helps make it much more drinkable.

Overall this is a fine quad. it has that Belgian flavor you'd expect, with the fruits, the phenols, the yeast esters, and ties it all together rather than leaving it a muddled mess. It isn't shy at all about announcing its ABV, but why should it be? Not every beer has to disguise its strength. I'm impressed with this, and would definitely drink it again.

jokelahoma, Apr 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

blueberryann, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

gillagorilla, Mar 25, 2014
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.