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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Malheur 12°Malheur 12°

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399 Ratings

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 31
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2002)
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2013, so it's well out of date.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
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev -1.7%

davidwhatshisnam, May 04, 2014
Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

JRod1969, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Paesly27
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Paesly27, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of DRTBrewster
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Scamboogery
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Scamboogery, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of sammy806
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

sammy806, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

KindaFondaGoozah, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of jokelahoma
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Photo of blueberryann
5/5  rDev +22.9%

blueberryann, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

gillagorilla, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of taylor714914
4/5  rDev -1.7%

taylor714914, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of ac22rush
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ac22rush, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Amerikon
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Amerikon, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

groleau, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -1.7%

sd123, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jeff1973, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of sia478
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

sia478, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

thecheapies, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Lehighace06, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of GJ40
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

GJ40, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of vinny21bal
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

vinny21bal, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

MDDMD, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

YeastEnthusiast, Jan 19, 2014
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.