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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Malheur 12°Malheur 12°

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

375 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 32
Gots: 29 | 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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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

05-04-2014 05:18:29 | More by DmanGTR
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.76/5  rDev -7.8%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2013, so it's well out of date.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.

05-04-2014 01:57:19 | More by jazzyjeff13
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

05-03-2014 23:09:12 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-20-2014 03:34:32 | More by JRod1969
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Paesly27

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

04-20-2014 01:24:38 | More by Paesly27
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-18-2014 16:57:58 | More by DRTBrewster
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Scamboogery

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2014 08:37:36 | More by Scamboogery
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sammy806

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-14-2014 18:38:32 | More by sammy806
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-13-2014 14:13:02 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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jokelahoma

Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

04-10-2014 01:29:03 | More by jokelahoma
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blueberryann

Indiana

5/5  rDev +22.5%

04-05-2014 00:16:12 | More by blueberryann
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-25-2014 06:51:21 | More by gillagorilla
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

03-20-2014 15:56:45 | More by taylor714914
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ac22rush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-14-2014 09:45:27 | More by ac22rush
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Amerikon

California

4/5  rDev -2%

02-13-2014 04:19:21 | More by Amerikon
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-08-2014 00:12:19 | More by groleau
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2%

02-06-2014 00:35:59 | More by sd123
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-05-2014 01:41:44 | More by jeff1973
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sia478

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2014 21:04:00 | More by sia478
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2014 19:37:43 | More by BJSmit
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Served in its glassware. Russet color with deep ruby tones. Small head cap.

Dark plum, phenols, nutty yeast, roast, dry raisin, and red grape. Delicate aromas with hidden complexity.

Dark fruity yeast esters with notes of candied plum, red grape, hard tack, and nuttiness. Note of artificial grape and raspberry jam are interesting. Great medicinal character. Some vinous notes. On the sweet side, for a quad.

Restrained booziness, wooly carbonation, full body.

Fantastic quad on-draft.

01-27-2014 21:37:27 | More by thecheapies
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-25-2014 21:35:27 | More by Lehighace06
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GJ40

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

01-22-2014 17:09:56 | More by GJ40
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-21-2014 21:35:57 | More by vinny21bal
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%

A-deep red brown color with a nice light tan head and decent lacing

S-dark fruit, toffee, spices, yeast, brown sugar

T-raisins, prunes, toffee, brown sugar, belgian spices, yeast, very fruity

F-medium to full body with mild carbonation, smooth

O-decent quad, but a little too sweet for me

01-19-2014 03:03:13 | More by MDDMD
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.