Review – Malheur 12

Malheur 12From The US Importers of Malheur 12, Belukus Malheur 12° is a dark brown ale with beautiful and rocky “café latte” light brown foam. The flavour is malty and cereal and might invoke thoughts of fresh cut bread. The taste of Malheur 12° is full, round, with a touch of sweet alcohols, but the ale is still dry and bitter coffee, with touches of nuts, honey and rum from the brown candy sugar. The aftertaste is bitter-sweet, long and warm.

From De Landtsheer – Malheur 12 – 750ml bottle poured into a goblet. 12% abv. Purchased at Whole Foods Market – Arroyo – Pasadena, CA

Appearance: Pours a dark auburn brown with a pin stripe of white for head.

Aroma: Fruity Belgian yeast.

Taste: Dark fruits such as plums, raisins and dates. A little bit of chocolate, spicy hop and clove in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Velvety.

Overall: A real good beer. It doesn’t stand out from others in it’s style, so it’s good, but not outstanding.


  1. gary says

    This is the best belgian dark strong style ale I’ve ever had. I think it stands out! It is both sweet and simple in flavor, and dense and complex. Very clean dark candy syrup flavors, but also has a nice, complex yeast flavor element and a dense alcoholic backbone. A great sipping beer that will knock you on your ass if you drink too much!

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