Malheur 12°
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #36
Ranked #3,888
4.09 | pDev: 11%
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium: Capped + goblet.
Opacity: Almost opaque.
Color: Dark brown with a light copper hue.
Head: Creamy brown 1 finger.
Legs: Basic but lacing and swirl reaction is good.
Smell: Toffee/Toasty/Plums/Soft alcohol.
Taste: Raisins/Cherries/Cinnamon/Brown sugar/Belgian yeast/Herbal.
Feel: Dark esters/Spicy/Yeasty/Bready.
Body: Medium soft creamy and quite smooth.
Carbonation: Moderately crispy, long lasting.
Overall: Excellent quality "Quad"...more like a strong dark Belgian Ale because it doesn't really fit like a true rich quad, it's lighter and further uplifting than warming. Alcohol feel is almost none so really treacherous this one.

Visual 7.5/10 - Flavors 8/10 - Sensations 8.5/10 - Balance 8.5/10 -
Freshness 5.5/10 - Intensity 8/10 - Complexity 8.5/10 - Appreciation 8.5/10

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TheBierdimpfe from Quebec (Canada), Dec 31, 2019
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Tercertiempocervezas. En copa Teku. Viendo La Casa de Papel 2x05. Acarmelada, con perfil a frutas oscuras bastante mas suave de lo habitual en estilo pero que se bebe extraordinariamente facil para su abv

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4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is a hazy dark brown, with a thin tan head. Aromas consist of apple, caramel, brown sugar, fig, raisin, baking spices, baked dark bread, and milk chocolate. Flavors are the same. The ABV is only mildly apparent, which is a surprise. The feel is heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

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Ninjakillzu from Washington, Mar 10, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely deep red/chestnut with medium foaming caramel head.
The head starts to diminish immediately leaving a thin film, which is a shame and reason for the sub 4 score.

Aroma is a little on the vinegary side, yes the malty aroma is there but overpowered by that beefy alcohol content (11.5%)

Taste is top quality, a real grower. Ripe spiced fruit and packed with those malty notes. Add a twist of caramel and ripened banana and you're there.

Feel is a touch artificial, but harsh it certainly is not.

Overall, an 'almost' exceptional beer in my opinion, just needed a touch more lacing and a little less effervescence.

An excellent beer well worth a try, but the St Bernardus 12 remains a tad better.

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The_Bujon from Ireland, Jul 01, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This strong ale is edging on quad territory. Comes on strong, with minor alcohol burn. Pours dark brown with thin head, aroma is sweet, wood, dried fruit. Taste is initially sweet, then spicy. Easy to drink, but sip slowly to enjoy all the flavors.

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stevoj from Idaho, Jun 20, 2018
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is quite sugary with sweet fruity notes like dark berries. Taste has brown sugar, dark dried fruits, some yeasty flavors, earthy and slightly roasty bitterness on the finish. Body is on the light side, medium plus carbonation. Overall it's a quite good quad with a complex taste.

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Ciocanelu from Romania, Nov 17, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle into correct glassware at Cambrinus in Bruges.

Pours a dark reddish brown, with some fine foam.

Smell is a bit sweet, with figs, plums, raisins mingling with some treacle and a hint of red berrries.

Taste is semi sweet an vinous, with raisins, currants and brown sugar sharing the stage. Finish is lingering with some oaky notes.

Mouthfeel is medium-thick and nice and chewy.

Overall, a terrific quad with some nice fruity notes offsetting the sweetness.

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JamFuel from Sweden, Sep 17, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a big Duvel glass. I love this beer

L: 3" of beer and 1" of head that reduces to a thin soapy foam within 2 minutes. color of an opaque Tootsie Roll

S: sweet dark chocolate & thick date paste. vanilla extract, alcohol to balance. the Belgian candi sugar smells like hard crack caramel

T: raisinets. chocolate. dates and figs. vanilla. just enough hop flavor to suggest bitter almond. dark fruit acidity

F: feels correct, just like a quad w/ mildly buzzy carbonation to keep it from squatting on the palate and make you forget 12%!!!!! oops

O: drunk. luxurious. guess it works right

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bat6 from District of Columbia, Aug 07, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice quadruple. Not the biggest complexity but good balance with prunes, toffee, pear, spices, low bitterness and almost no booziness even with the really high ABV. A savory drink

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A delicious dark ale, with a pronounced musty aroma and a lot of esters that make you want more and more of it. Fairly sweet, with notes of molasses and burnt sugar. Full bodied and with moderate smooth carbonation. A really nice treat of a beer.

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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania, Nov 20, 2016
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3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Big pour produce a big fluffy head which hung around, left lots of lacing and a film.

Nose is yeasty and a bit funky with some fruit - unusual.

Palate is a it warm - some fruit and a bit funky.

Overall a bit of a miss this one - worth trying if you like the style as I do - otherwise avoid.

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kitschiguy from Hong Kong, Nov 15, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 0.33l bottle (€5.20) at Gollem in Antwerp on 27SEP16.

Poured a deep, clear chestnut-mahogany color. Head was very thin and beige, with minimal lacing. Nose had lots of fruit - especially grapes and raisins - though it was not overly strong. Had a medium body and feel on the tongue.

It tasted fruity but with a bit of a sourish aspect to it. No one particular aspect stood out here; should have some more sweetness as well as dark fruity characteristics. There was some plum and candi sugar, but mostly I felt it more of a plain Dubbel than a Quad...

3.79/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


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Bierman9 from New Hampshire, Oct 11, 2016
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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly translucent brown red with one finger thick, airy foam which quickly settles to a ring and leaves no lacing. Smells sweet; there's banana and dark fruit, plus some stout-like chocolate/coffee smell. It's a bit boozy but not a lot considering the high ABV. Taste is sweet, dark fruit, chocolate, a bit smokey and spicy. There's more alcohol here but it's still discreet. Oh, and some apple too? It's pretty faint. It's prickly, with a rich, warm body, and kinda sticky. Pretty easy drinking.

I'm surprised at how well hidden the ABV is; if I didn't know better, I'd put it at 8% or 9%, rather than 12%. A bit too sweet for my tastes, but not by much.

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MoohMooh from France, Sep 20, 2016
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4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: creamy 2 finger head, good retention
S: sweet malt and plum, pleasant but could be stronger
T: exquisite, easily one of my top 5 quads, hits a genuine sweet spot of flavor, very sweet with plum, fig and dark fruit but also has a distinct hoppiness to it uncharacteristic of a typical Belgian.
M: milky, creamy
O: had this for the first time in philly, I've been waiting a long time for it to make it to my area, every bit as good but in a different way, rich but less hoppy than I recalled, in my top 5 quads for sure, a must try

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Photo of JayQue
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color with a medium size tan head that fades fast. Either a high level of carbonation or I shook the bottle a bit while wrestling with the cork because it foamed up on me and I lost about 1/6 of the bottle, No lacing on the glass. Smell is good sweet malt, dark fruit (raisins and plums) and some candi sugar. Taste is malty, sweet with a strong fruit presence. Didn't notice the Belgian yeast flavors although I saw some sediment in the glass. Not particularly spicy either but still a rich and satisfying flavor. Mouthfeel is rich and surprisingly smooth, a little alcohol burn but not much. This is a good but not great Quad.

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JayQue from Virginia, Mar 31, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: gives of a dark mahogny color. A bug top of creamy head when pours in the glass. Good lacings on the glass.

S: dark malts ,caramel.dried dark fruits .spices and herbs like cloves and coriander. Some floral hints .

T&F: much as the aroma.very creamy and well balanced.a warm feeling almost immediately after the first sip. Most of the taste are well balanced aftertaste gives of a comfortable spicy bitterness,but maybe a little to much of it
Else the beer has all I want in a quadruple.easy drinkable and enjoyable

O: a delicious quadruple, I liked it a lot . It did it.s job and was very enjoyable. I sure would like trie this one again and also the other beers from Landtsheer

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OlaB from Norway, Mar 24, 2016
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4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass right from the bottle.

Appearance: Dark amber with an off-white head, rose initially to about two finger's length. Drops after two or three sips and settles with no lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Yeast scent, leaves quick after first sniff.

Taste: Nice sweet complex raisins. Hint of yeast and light cinnamon. Sour feel, like a bit of rye with of vanilla.

Mouth: Sticky feel, not super sticky just enough for t to linger around.

Overall: Very good brew, very easy to find and price is very friendly. To pass this up would be a mistake. Salud!

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BlurryVisi0n from New York, Feb 21, 2016
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to dark copper with a one finger high, beige, head.

Nose: Sweet caramel malt, a sour note, citrus, orange, chocolate, red berries and yeast.
Taste: Fruity and malty. Brown sugar, plum, prune, raisin, herbal notes, apples, bread and a bit of chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Full to medium body. Thick and creamy yet fresh! Nice carbonation. The ABV at 11.5 % is perfectly hidden.

Great beer!

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Poured out a dark brown color with a good-sized, tan head of foam. It smelled of dried fruits, sweet toffee and roasted malt. Tasted dried dark fruits with a rich, maltiness and smooth finish.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Jan 18, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown and nearly black. Thick, nearly opaque and with a creamy foamy lace which dissipates into thin lace.
At first, I detected a faint citrus/orange peel like aroma which pleasantly surprised me because I felt like it was unusual for the style. There is also a chocolate aroma and some liqueur.
Malty sweet but with spices and a kiss of hops for balance. Chocolaty sweet finish. Medium bodied and a little lighter for a quad. The carbonation, as is the case with many belgian beers, was active and a bit tight at first. However, I feel like this did not settle properly thus detracting slightly from the score.
Nevertheless, this is an excellent beer.

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Gajo74 from New York, Dec 09, 2015
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle Beergium - Pours dark brown with a light tanned large head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - sweet fruity, yeasty notes. Taste - sweet malty to the fore with a dry bitter finish with a small warm alcoholic feel. Nice winter warmer.

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DJ-Hophead from United Kingdom (England), Nov 29, 2015
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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I recently had the Malheur 10 and wanted to see what this one was about. Exceptional carbonation and admirable color. The ABV is well hidden! An underrated but still short of world-class Quad.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown/mahogany. Heavy sticky fruit and booze smell. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, less intense than the smell. Sticky fruits, a bit of booze, dark malts.

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NilocRellim from Minnesota, Aug 31, 2015
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had mine after cellaring about 3 years.

A very well-made, very true to style quad. I cannot complain in any way about this.

Rich, velvety mouthfeel with low carbonations, as expected from the style and from the length of aging. Texture was just a touch grainy from floaties.

Delicious plum, prune, and raisin flavors came from the port wine colored beer - nothing unexpected in this department. Maybe just a touch rough or herbal on the finish that wasn't optimal.

A great beer that just didn't have anything that takes it to the next level.

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tkdchampxi from New Jersey, Aug 29, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This Quad from Landtsheer was 12%abv was very smooth and easy to drink. The beer poured a rich amber...maybe dark amber (was tough to tell with the darker room I was in) there was a sudsy head that dissipated and did not leave a lace. The scent was typical of most Quads...not overpowering. The taste was slightly tart with good Belgian sugar to balance it out. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was decent...and I am not a quad guy.

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