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Malheur 12° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

377 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 32
Gots: 31 | 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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Cresant

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev -15.4%

Served this 11.2 oz brown bottle in a Westmalle goblet. best before 1.04.11. Purchased for $9.99 a 4 pack. It was a dull cola color with a light tan head. There were red highlights and the body seemed to clear up quickly after settling. A fine cap remained but it left no lacing.

The smell was crisp fruitiness. Date-nut bread. Prunes and raisins.

The taste was somewhat blunted. Dark bread and vague peppercorn. However, it seem rather well balanced. Finished semi-dry.

The mouthfeel was full with a constantly blooming carbonation.

05-21-2011 15:04:04 | More by Cresant
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

A clear, burgundy red beer with a quick settling head.

Smell is full of dark flavors, caramalts, candisugar and red fruit, grapes and strawberries.

Taste is full and quite alcoholic. The beer is malty and has strong caramalt character. It reminds of dark fruit candi sugar. The beer has 12% alcohol which is nicely hidden behind it's big body. The beer is too sweet for me. All together the beer has not enough to fascinate me.

05-19-2012 21:44:57 | More by Absumaster
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DARIVA

Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

A: Deep cherry red dark beer with a reasonable head

S: Sweet smell with the presence of caramel, light floral.

T: Sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste, chocolate

M: Good tingling, feeling much foam, tingling remains a long time.

O: Not easily drinkable, also a good beer.

03-27-2012 18:13:19 | More by DARIVA
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ImusBeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-05-2013 02:19:48 | More by ImusBeer
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-04-2012 01:16:21 | More by mdillon86
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-01-2012 01:54:32 | More by LJWalker
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-09-2012 18:22:25 | More by CWhite
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-22-2012 05:30:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

A- Deep chocolatey brown. Head is somewhat tanned. Retention is decent, but pretty much no lacing.
S- Malty with fig and raien characteristics. Lightly spicy and just a bit of alcohol presence.
T- Taste is more pronounced. Definite fig character that is a really nice flavor. A bit of plum in there too. There is a bit of metallic character in the finish though that is undesirable.
M- More carbonated than most in style, and a bit lighter in body.
O- Merely an average quad. Decent but the metallic aftertaste and weak mouthfeel were subpar.

05-08-2011 03:08:52 | More by jsprain1
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-15-2013 03:34:31 | More by NorthSideSean
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-28-2012 21:04:20 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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aakerman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-07-2013 14:07:37 | More by aakerman
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-16-2012 19:47:54 | More by djrn2
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-25-2012 21:40:10 | More by tripledbrew
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-28-2011 04:39:50 | More by barnzy78
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-22-2013 23:04:31 | More by tom10101
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rarbring

Sweden

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
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packetknife

Idaho

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%

I don't like the label, it looks rotted, but it really doesn't matter in reality. It pours deep reddish-brown with a foamy white head. The head bubbled down into a denser layer that held. It has an orange liquor smell on the nose. It has a strong bitterness across the tongue but leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. It was thick in the mouth and I found it drinkable although you'll certainly feel it after a while. Curious to have it off of tap. I'll definatly revisit.

03-06-2003 10:18:32 | More by packetknife
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phattysbox

New York

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%

12 oz Bottle poured inot Duvel tulip glass. Pours a murky deep brown color with a nice thick tannish head. Head sticks around for a while and leaves a nice sticky ring of lace.

Initial smell was overpowering medicinal / alcohol smell. Initially poured very cold and the alcohol was very evident - to the point of being unattractive. Allowed the brew to warm to room temp and alcohol subsides a bit - but not too much. Found nice figgy sweetness and malts in the nose, some caramel too.

Taste was again harsh initially due to the spicy alcohol, which sterilizes my palate to any complexity this brew might have. I battled with this brew in the beginning but in the end we came to a truce and I really began to enjoy it. Sweet caramel and toffee notes when it warms. Figs and ripe fruit come to mind. The last 5 sips were absolutely fantastic, more complex than a Roc 10 at the same stage. Meduim bodied and dry finish. Alcohol warms the core with this one.

I think this brew could be a real contender to the Roc line... Unfortunately the alcohol was way to evident and knocked this brew down for me. Maybe this brew needs to mellow a few years in a cellar to bring out more flavors to mask the alcohol. Drinkability is poor due to the evident and burning alcohol.

08-25-2008 16:53:10 | More by phattysbox
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.55/5  rDev -13%

Cork and caged 0.75 litre bottle.

Very dark, deep ruby red body, the head left quickly, leaving a tan coloured collar around the glasses, no lacing.

The smell was sweet, toffee (as used on toffee apples) with a roasted malt overtone.

The taste was almost of treacle, very malty and sweetish. The aftertaste becoming more bitter as the mouth dried.

The alcohol rules the mouthfeel, it hits you almost before the tastebuds can pick up the other flavours.

Not a session beer, but good with friends.

01-18-2010 23:12:53 | More by BlackHaddock
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #34 (Nov 2009):

Initial head rises high and slowly diminishes to a thin ring of lace; dark mahogany brown that is almost completely opaque. Booze-soaked raisin aroma with some fresh-baked mo- lasses cake in the back. Crisp and slick full body, carbonation comes to play with a sizable bite. Stogy malt character dances with the spicy, peppery alcohol. Flights of fruitiness from the alcohol and caramelized sugar from the malt stack the complexities. Faint suggestions of broth and vegetable middle to end are other affirmations that this is a BIG beer. Mild herbal, almost cheesy hop is right below the spiciness of the alcohol. Finishes semisweet with a kiss of charred malt.

A little rough around the edges, yet still very controlled for a Quad--a treat to drink. The road most taken would be blue-veined cheese with some fig spread ... a bit more daring would be a pork loin with mole sauce.

11-15-2010 21:59:08 | More by BeerAdvocate
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%

Opened a gusher. Thankfully I got most of it to gush into the glass and ended up with a dark brown/black beer with an off white head. The foam did disappear quickly though, leaving only traces on the surface.

Smells of malt, with both dark, roasty undertones and a fair amount of sweetness.

Taste is a very unique yeasty flavor, with many fruit esters. Tastes a bit like a more sugary version of Rochefort 10 actually.

Mouthfeel is a bit disappointing; not as robust as the color would make one believe.

Really pretty drinkable for what it is. My expectations were low after tasting the ridiculously sweet Malheur 10, but I was pleasantly surprised when the sugars were only slightly overpowering in this.

07-17-2008 16:38:04 | More by philipquarles
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%

Pours very dark copper wtih a lasting creamy head.
Nose is complex as expected: raisins, stewed apples, cloves, bready yeast, treacle and cinnamon. Nice!
Very sweet rich flavours follow, which I suppose are needed to cover the high alcohol... Lots of candi sugar, dark brown sugar and candied dark fruits. Alcohol is noticeable later on but is in no way overbearing. A little to sweet for me.
Carbonation is suitably high. Alcoholic heat is quite noticeable.

08-16-2010 05:29:00 | More by CrazyDavros
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chiefhabeb

California

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%

Head poured thick with tiny bubbles. Dark Dark beer, and the beads stuck around as I drank.

Nice aroma, with a bit of caramel and sour dough. The taste is a little on the alcoholy side with a sharp aftertaste. Not the best in the world, but a solid, above average quad. Bubbly in the mouth, which lingers for quite a bit. Overall a nice beer

06-27-2011 02:50:54 | More by chiefhabeb
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cassanoj

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured into a Chimay goblet. Pours an ugly color, a weird brownish raisin. Virtually no head, some lacing that slides down my glass instantaneously.

Smell is seriously raisin upfront. Also, some fig, cherries, caramel, banana. A little spicy.

The alcohol is pretty well hidden by some peppery spice. Taste raisin, chocolate, bread. This isn't a terribly complex beer but it's tasty enough.

Not a very bitter beer, but provides a bit of warmth and tingle in the mouth. Relatively light body.

This is a nice quad, but not much more. Tasty and satisfying, but not nearly the most impressive quad on the market.

12-13-2009 06:17:54 | More by cassanoj
Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.