Malheur 12° | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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4.06/5
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485 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Belgium
malheur.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,167
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
485
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
75
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 221
Photo of randylangford
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Absumaster
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of GJ40
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
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 marc77
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Turbid deep bister hue. Thick, dogged, uniform beige head leaves attractive lace. Deep, dark chocolate and minty ethanol waft to the nose at first. Ensuing is a combination of mild banana esters, black licorice and clove. Cocoa presence becomes more pronounced as the brew breathes. Relatively clean, but quite seductive aromawise. Dominant in flavor is a rich, semisweet chocolate and alcohol derived black pepper presence. Actual alcohol harshness is virtually absent. Esters are subdued, but multifaceted, with seemingly equal proportions of ripe plum, banana and bubblegum complementing chocolate character. Clove seemlessly emerges after a deliberation, adding an herbal twang. Dextrinous in body, with a mouthfeel one notch shy of viscous and creamy. Toffeeish dark candi sugar hints arise late, adding additional depth to residual sweetness. Finishes simply sweet with chocolate cookie hints melding with ethanol warmth. A delicious Dark Strong with pronounced, but well controlled chocolate character and just enough yeast derived nuances to pull it all together. Ranks amongst the very most drinkable high gravity brews I've encountered thus far. Highly recommended. Props to AKSmokedPorter for the delivery.

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Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tkdchampxi
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of ksimons
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a very dark chestnut brown with two fingers worth of fluffy looking tan head

S-rich malts, raisins, caramel, yeast, and a decent amount of alcohol

T-rich malt, booze soaked raisins, toffee, and alcohol. For 12% though the alcohol isn't too overwhelming.

M-big body, medium carbonation, a light fruity taste left in the mouth

Overall this is a big beer. Lots of malt, dark fruit, and alcohol in this beer. Pretty good.

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

Pours a hazy copper with a frothy off-white head. Spice, bubble gum, caramel, plums, figs, and yeast in the nose. Rich, velvety mouthfeel. Vinuous taste along with molasses and the darker fruits. Heavy malt, but more like a sweeter cognac than caramel. Warm alcohol finish. A very nice beer.

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Photo of KJ2013
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of impending
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A

La Trappe. Dark dark mahogany with a dense frothy head.

Unmistakable aroma of a quad but perhaps a bit extra roasty and faint chocolate to my surprise plus some earth for good measure.

Delicious. Strong vinous characteristics. Very smooth on the tongue, creamy and rich. The alcohol is contradictory in that it is obvious yet well restrained and only slightly warming, very deceptive.

The dark fruits of a quad are hard to beat and this is a contender. Notes of a stout, born to be sipped.
cheers
jd

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Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Cresant
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Brabander
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very lively beer so watch out with the opening of the bottle and the pour!

I am a quad lover and when i saw this one at the Bierparadijs in Meer, Belgium, i decided to try it.

I was not disappointed at all as you can see on my ratings. Bottle best before may 2014.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer sizzles in the glas and it gives on the biggest heads i have seen the last months. Deep darkbrown fluid with lots of carbonation. Goood.

Smell is somewhat caramellic sweetness. Taset is good, a very drinkable quad but the alcohol is not really hidden.

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Photo of shivtim
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattyb79
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Photo of brystmar
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into a chalice. This review will mostly compare the bottled version to its on-tap (nitro!) counterpart.

A: very dark brown with one finger of tan head that disappeared quickly. Head was pretty typical for a quad, but nothing like the rich, creamy, nitro head I loved so much from the draft version. Tan lace remains briefly as the drink goes on.

S: loads of rich, roasted malts! The aromas are much more prevalent in this bottled version.

T: malts and a hint of booze up front. Ends with a strong roasted malt finish and some spicy complexity. Much more roasty than most quads, and -- again -- really, really good.

M: full-bodied with heavy carbonation that stings the tongue. This improves as it warms to become slightly more creamy, but it's a far cry from the Guinness-like thick, creamy goodness that the draft sports in droves.

D: exceptionally easy to drink for a 12%, but not quite as good in this department as its nitro brother. Overall, this is an excellent and unique quad now in heavy rotation among my regulars.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.94/5  rDev -3%
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 paterlodie
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 23-03-08. Nice, ultrathick, big bubbeld yellowish head and very darkbrown beercollor. Nose is ultra malty, straw and caramel, litle roast, raisins, oak and explosive alcohol amounts. Good but IMO bombastic. Taste is also very strong malted, sweet but not overdone in this one, in composite of the alcohol that burns like whiskey together with the partly roasty genuiatly dosed bitterness. Carramellic coffee is what I would discripe this one and not high but still too high dosed carbonisation is strange in this extra stout like quadruppel. Recomendable IMO but take your time for it.

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Malheur 12° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 485 ratings