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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 coreyfmcdonald
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very dark brown with almost three fingers of thick off white head. Great lacing and retention.

S: Dried apricots, orange bitters, nutmeg, and a bit of peppercorn. A bit brighter with less dark fruits than I'm used to for the style, but still quite nice.

T: Sweeter than I thought it'd be based on the aroma. Plums start off with a bit of prunes. Quite peppery as well without as much of the brighter apricot and orange I got from the aroma. A tad soapy.

M: Medium thickness with a nice, strong carbonation.

O: Not a bad Quad, it has a nicely complex aroma and a decent flavor, it just doesn't stand up with some the heavy hitters of the style.

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2%

SocalKicks, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of aakerman
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

aakerman, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated best before 10/11. Aged at least two years, enjoyed 3/13.

This pours a ruddy dark raisin color with light foam.

There’s an aroma of dark fig, raisin, caramel, and brown sugar.

It has an interesting flavor. I pick up some more malty sweetness, caramel, fig and date puree, and a light rum note. Still retains its carbonation. Definitely a sipper.

elNopalero, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of jmann40
5/5  rDev +22.5%

jmann40, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of zivis
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

zivis, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of mattpatey
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

mattpatey, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Zachtheporter, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of randylangford
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

randylangford, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Arno
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark brown appearance, toward black. Tan head with nice lacing. Sweet ripe fruit and dark sugar kind of smell. You get a lot of wheats and malts at first, then the lovely sweet dark and ripe fruits, towards cherry, with a full well bodied sweet dark notes toward the finish with a nice dark fruit linger.

This one is a keeper for sure. People told me about Rochefort 10 or St. Bernardus Abt 12, which seem to be very popular and highly rated and aren't bad, but this beer beats those by a mile. It's full of big flavors and aroma's with many layers and a much original flavor signature and balance to me.

Arno, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

smithj4, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of ronzorelli
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

ronzorelli, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

uturn, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

AlexFields, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of guytyping
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

guytyping, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Mattyb79
4/5  rDev -2%

Mattyb79, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of LeeroyJenkins
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark cherry in color and nearly opaque. Thick two finger head that dissipates relatively quickly.

S - Sweet yet thin, and slightly tart; think cherries, dates, raisins.

T - Pretty consistent with it's aroma - dark and sweet fruits and a bit malty as well.

M - Medium viscosity, slightly sharp in the nose, however the alcohol is pretty well hidden considering the percentage. Chocolate and darker notes more apparent upon finish and as the beer becomes warmer.

Yet to have a quad that blows my mind, this one was no exception. Regardless, I consider this a great beer and enjoyed the whole bottle from start to finish. For the price and given the availability, the likelihood of purchasing this beer again for me is high.

LeeroyJenkins, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of BartMcStout
4/5  rDev -2%

BartMcStout, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

siradmiralnelson, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Gww1864, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Beer-A-Lot, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of rolive
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

rolive, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of deebo
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

deebo, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of david131
4/5  rDev -2%

david131, Nov 24, 2012
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.