Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured from 33cl bottle into St. Bernardus chalice. Thank you Kendall!
A. Pours a well carbonated 2+ finger head. Good retention. Decent lacing. Color is very dark brown, almost indistinguishable from black.
S. Big yeasty malty aroma. Dark fruit, brown sugar, candi sugar. Sweet smelling. Like the smell of this one quite a bit.
T. Dark fruit, candi sugar sweetness, caramel, belgian yeast. Overall nice sweetness, takes the stage. Not the most complex flavors for a quad. Raisins, figs, brown sugar. Even though it is not overly complex, it is incredibly smooth for 12%. Really delicous despite, not being the best quad. Get a little punch of spice on the back of the tongue on one of my sips.
M. Full bodied. Meidum carbonation. Lingering sweetness.
O. Good aroma. Excellent sweet Belgian delciousness for flavor. Good full mouthfeel. Its not the epitome of the worlds best quads, but this is some really good beer.
12-16-2012 02:56:35 | More by siradmiralnelson
4.35/5 rDev +6.6%
On tap at Dog Street Pub in Williamsburg. Perhaps it was that drinking this was an alternative to shopping with my girlfriend. But most likely, it was the quality that gives this such a good review. Such a classic quad: well balanced, rich and complex, barely a hint of its strong abv, and absolutely delicious going down. I think I'll have to buy one of DoG's awesome growlers and fill it with this. Worth the trip.
12-10-2012 01:11:57 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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
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
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
750 ml bottle into chalice, best before DL039/111(no idea). Pours very hazy extremely dark brown color with a 1 finger foamy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, apple, pear, prune, caramel, molasses, chocolate, toast, pepper, clove, earth, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity. Taste of raisin, prune, caramel, toast, molasses, chocolate, toffee, clove, earth, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, molasses, toast, chocolate, toffee, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Excellent balance and complexity of flavors with good depth; no cloying flavors after the finish at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale! Very nice depth and complexity; and quite smooth to sip on. No idea on the age of this bottle; but I would have to say it probably is fairly old and it definitely holds up well. This is a very enjoyable sipper.
10-26-2012 04:10:10 | More by superspak
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
A - Prune and red - murky.
S - Cooked pitted fruits, prunes, raisins.
T - Burnt fruit reduction, heavy cooked fruits, boozy.
M - Big , boozy, large beer. Good carb, ok balance considering the ABV and strong attributes.
D - Awesome huge beer. Not sessionable, but would have again.
09-14-2012 02:52:54 | More by srandycarter
4.08/5 rDev 0%
33cl bottle poured into Malheur snifter
Enjoyed at DHvL in early June 2012. Thanks to kscaldef for sharing this!
A: Medium/dark brown. Half (mocha) fingernail head on medium pour.
S: Smells of raisin, fig, wood, and touch of vanilla. Toffee sweetness, malt, and alcohol. Complex and rich. Smells smooth.
T: Mellow and muddled mix of everything in the nose, but a very pronounced oak and chocolate presence. Deep and somewhat easy to drink, but booze could mellow a bit.
M: Full bodied with appropriate carbonation.
O: Overall a good beer, but might get a bit better with age.
07-25-2012 21:19:11 | More by spdyfire83
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.