Malheur 12° | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
475 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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Malheur 12°Malheur 12°
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Belgium
malheur.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
475
Reviews:
217
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 475 |  Reviews: 217
Photo of MoohMooh
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Photo of rulisekmartin
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDell
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hdtrice
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.
Also reviewed in the "1001."

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
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 0%
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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Photo of OlaB
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of Luiz0930
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.07/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of craftbeersweden
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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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Photo of Pens1967
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edhizdeid
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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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Photo of Antyk
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
4.03 out of 5 based on 475 ratings.
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