Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate) - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Reviews: 83
Hads: 124
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 7.35%
Wants: 35
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut |  12.00% ABV

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Beer added by: aracauna on 07-13-2004

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Photo of brdc
4.97/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Large corked bottle, poured into a tulip. A flute did not seem right for the dark version, somehow.

This has been aged for one year given reports of excessive heat, and it worked quite well.
Dark brown with reddish highlights, a thick, foamy and long lasting tan head adorns its top. Very good looking, and leaves nice lacing on its way down.
The aroma shows you how unique and interesting this beer is, with chocolate, dark fruits, yeastiness, some funkiness, bread, caramel, spices and a touch of bourbon or something similar.
Medium body yet refreshing, this unusual beer has a mostly sweet taste predominantly caramel and chocolate, but the underlying heat, less obvious than in other reviews keeps it under check. More malty notes, dark fruits, yet finishes relatively dry and spicy.
Highly drinkable for the ABV, this is one amazing beer. Would gladly buy a full case if it was not for the price. Superb. (916 characters)

Photo of Mar02x
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought this bottle at the Hopduvel Belgium. It's my first champagne beer and I shared with my wife because she wanted to drink something special.

A - A very dark red brown beer with a very nice beige head. The withdrawal of the foam is slow, beautiful to watch. There is a reasonable layer of foam remaining, nearly a finger thick.

S - An inviting aroma of champagne yeast comes towards you as are the scents of pear and apple.

T - What a great taste, sweet and very slightly bitter. They love each other and are nicely balanced resulting in a nice cool beer. A little nutty and fruity like pear, apple. Not really bitter but it fits very nicely with this type of beer. I think because of the yeast type they used. But where did they hide the alcohol? Absolutely brilliantly done!

M - Much carbonation but what a rich flavor! At the end there will be some alcohol heat, but not enough to believe in a 12% ABV beer.

O - A beautiful and quite complex beer with great taste and very drinkable. The 750ml bottle was empty in no time. Even my wife drank it and she doesn't like beer.
A beer you should buy and try. I am going to have this beer standard in my stock. (1,172 characters)

Photo of stcules
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown, dark, nut. Beige head, abundant and persistent, even if not totally compact.
The smell is tending to vinous, red grape. It is a fall season smell. Musk, grass, mushrooms, wood.
The taste is full of raisin, cocoa, earthy and woody, with dried plum. Astringency in the finish.
Medium-high body.
Raisin, cocoa, dusty in the aftertaste, and again final astringency. (372 characters)

Photo of charlzm
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Was given this bottle early in December 2007. Refrigerated until consumed on 05/11/08.

Cork popped energetically on this impressive-looking bottle. The beer is dark caramel colored and very carbonated; I had to wait between pours for the head to die down in order to top off the glasses.

Aroma is sweet and inviting, redolent of spices and yeasty bread.

Flavor was a wonderful combination of caramel maltiness and a tart, almost sour tang. Some oak notes and a touch of chocolate. Carbonation was beautifully executed, giving the brew life on the palate.

No hint of the ABV in the flavor.

Masterfully executed beer. (620 characters)

Photo of eric5bellies
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from my St Bernardus Chalice

A - Pours a deep Mahogany colour with a two fingered off white head that reatins well and laces the glass.

S - Plenty of fig, burnt sugar, dark fruit malts. Big aromas

T - Up front some nice chocolatey malts, unlike the aroma. Bits of aniseed, caramel and stewed cherries complement the exquisite flavour. The finish is long and a tiny bit warming.

M - Medium to full body with full carbonation.

O - This beer is exquisite full stop, and is the only dark version of this style that I know of. The benchmark it sets and difficult to beat. (577 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Saved this bad boy for a special occasion. Girlfriend and I shaed this bottle to celebrate our first house purchase together along with a scary movie. This beer did not dissapoint.

Pours a dak cola brown to light black hue beneath a light brown that swells to three fingers even after a soft pour into my champagne glass. Very unique, champagne-like look to this dark brew. The aroma is sweet breads, light chocolate, roasted, yeasty fruit, and a little smoke. Very complex, and pleasant aroma. The taste has some light brown and chocolate mixed with strong pumpernickle bread. Just some greay carbonation from start to finish. Great sipping beer with a sparse warmth that is a little off putting. But decptivly delicious and elegant. The great bubbles tickling the palate add to the dark Belgian Dubbel and chanpagne quality to this sipping beer. (849 characters)

Photo of marburg
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cola brown brew with an active, billowing tan froth. Cherry liqueor and a certain plant-like freshness are backnotes to coccoa powder and a musty yeast quality. Some chocolate, some oak in the flavor. Lively and mildly bitter, this is a very natural-feeling beer with floral, plant, and natural sweeteners presenting themselves. This has a dry finish, and the alcohol is well-hidden. This looks like it should be an overly sweet alcohol bomb whose depth is entirely based on esters. Not the case. This a dry, complex ale that's remarkably drinkable. (549 characters)

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 750 ml bottle into Malheur chalice-like tulip. Dark tudor brown in color. Approaching black. Off-white head. Medium retention. The head had some unique champagne like activity happening I assume related to the high carbonation causing a percolation. Aroma seems sweet. Malty. Actually is smells exactly like milk duds. Taste is sweet, also milk duddy. Not as champagne like as expected. High carbonation and tongue cleaning but lower than expected for brut. Not a brut guy but this is actually pretty freaking awesome.  (525 characters)

Photo of dnichols
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I shared a gold foiled, caged and capped 750 ml bottle with imacoug. We poured the bottle into chalices.

A: It poured a dark brown hazy body with a rich and creamy robust chocolaty tan head. The head was sticky and tretained well before receding to a ring around the collar and supporting a layered, long legged lacing.

S: It had a sweet malty base with a mountain of spices (nutmeg, allspice and white pepper) as well as bing cherries, toasted almonds and dark yeasty breads.

T: It was an unexpected flavor...somewhere between a fine Belgium Dubbel and a Quadrupel with a heath dose of carbonation. I got the tart and sweet fruits, nutty flavors from the charred oak barrels, as well as hints of chocolate and a zesty, zippy dance across the tongue. There was a lot going on in this beer and it deserves a place in the cellar. I'd like to age it a bit to see how well the flavors blend and balance with time.

M: It was smooth and crisp, sharp on the tongue for a medium bodied brew. The sweet front was balanced with a spicy back. The alcohol was well hidden and it was aggressively carbonated without being overly bubbly. Nice clean and refreshing finish.

D: This beer grew on me as I moved down the glass. It needs to breath before it can be fully enjoyed. It deserves to be savored and is an unlikely candidate for a long session. However, I want more and more and more. (1,379 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A steal of the century deal at Whole Foods in Austin, TX. $15.99 for a bottle that would normally cost $30.00!

Paired with a selection of small dessert treats from the excellent bakery/choclatier at this particular Whole Foods. This may be one of the perfect desert beers.

Bottle is labeled with a best by June 08 date.

Appearance: Dark Brown but translucent body that glows a mahogony red when held to the light. Carbonation is steady and aggressive. Head is champagne like and bubbly.

Nutty aroma with dark fruit yeast esters of plums, raisons, dates, and figs. Chocolate is minimal at best, surprising, but appreciated. This can pair with chocolate without being overkill. It also complimented a pistacio cake and an almond fruit tort with cream well.

The body is light and bubbly, sweet but ion no way cloying, utterly balanced, and totally drinkable. There is not hint of a higher than average ABV.

Flavors of dark fruits, chocolate malts, and caramel are found. Finish is nutty and spicy.

I just loved this beer and am jealous of anyone who can take advantage of the ridiculously low price at Whole Foods, Austin. (1,128 characters)

Photo of mmcave
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer and its review is in honor of the late Michael Jackson. I was unable to properly toast him with others at a bar, but at 9:00 p.m. Oct. 30th in Chicago I stopped in the middle of work and with a few others raised a glass to the Great MJ. Its also worth noting I wrote this while watching old episodes of The Beer Hunter on VHS tapes, the Belgian episode none the less..
Corked and caged 1 pint 9.45 fl, bottle states best before 03-06 2008.
I Chilled and poured this into a flute like glass. The head is immense, about three fingers tall with hints of something reminiscent of black berry red and it is going literally no were. Body is dark rusty brown with hints of burn amber and undertones of rudy red. Retention is very good and lacing is apparent.
Aroma is of complex alcohols, a slight bit tight at first, but opens up soon. At the start I get that similar sort of dry toast crispness as with champaign or similarly fermented beverages. As it worms up darker fruits become apparent black current, maybe black berry, a touch of pomegranate with hints of toffee.
Taste is crisp at first and then rounds out as the intense carbonation mellows out and the fruit esters become more apparent. Bitterness is hard to really get a grip on, but it is well balanced and finishes dry with slightly peppery notes maybe even mild peppers.
The alcoholic strength of this is so sneaky, its present in the taste and in the smell, but only in the most pleasant and subtle ways. It is dangerously easy to consume this rather fast, it caught me fast. I assume it has something to do with the intense amount of carbonation.
The mouth feel is very Champaign like reminds me of a big brut rose'. In hind sight it sort of reminds me of a creamy kir royal. Great beer truly unique, intoxicating and delicious. (1,805 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An absolute stellar beer! All of the complexities of Belgian Dark Strongs with a touch of sour up front and a sweeter/powdered sugar ending.

The pour brings a deep mohogany and lavender-ish pour. Somewhat rusty in it's hazy appearance, the ale has an effervescent appearance and lead to a billowing light tan head, great retainage, and lacing. Beers just don't have a much better appearance.

Tart aromas of ripe berries, cherries, and grapes fill the nose with a estery/spicy mix. Light pepper and zesty tropical fruit rinds give a balance to the fruity-sweet nose. Sweetened with a hint of honey and we have a powerfully aromatic beer with more delicate scents here and there.

Flavors are the most remakable aspect of the beer. An early tart flavor of cherries, under-rippened berries, and red grapes give an almost wine-like flavor to the beer. But the tartness and vinous character slowly fades into a cotton candy/powdered sugar/confecionate sweetness that is both appetizing and fullfilling. Low in hops, the beer achieves balance in its shear complexity in flavor and mild spicy phenolic character.

Where richness and weight could be expected, this Dark Ale's effervescent lifts off of the palate to bring life and airiness to the beer drinking experience. As the carbonation fades, the cotton candy aspect makes the beer evaporate in the mouth with a confectionate sweet but lightness that is magical. The brunt of alcohol warmth is not worth mentioning- the beer is effortless to drink.

This beer should be an opidome of the style- it's effortless nature at such complexity is astounding. The balance is formitably malty-sweet yet complex. Simply a joy to drink. (1,676 characters)

Photo of Rastacouere
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

26oz: Dark chocolate brown, superb beige head is eternally lasting, foamy, full of subtle lacing. Enormous chocolate malt aroma, predictably tart, yet somehow, they managed to find a fit between this and saison-like haystack scents. I found the balance to be remarkable for such an experiment, delicate herbal and flowery undertones together add tremendous depth. Rich bitter/tart chocolate, actually this may be tarter than it appears, yet I didn’t find any annoyance in the marriage with the roastiness. No trace of alcohol in the aroma, remarkable feature by itself, but in such a complex blend, you don’t get to spend much time thinking about that. Add to this a killer expanding in bubbles incredibly smooth foamy mouthfeel and you know where your 25$ went. I still think I prefer the regular Brut, but then again, I tend to prefer blonde Belgians to darker ones. I can recognize a killer recipe though and this one gave me a hard time to find places to give less than perfect scores! Astonishingly unique. A sipper that you couldn’t drink too much of while being an incarnation of greatness! de Landtsheer can brew people, my rating may be a mess, but take that for granted. Cheers to my pal muzzlehatch for this. (1,222 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a flute, and then also a wine goblet.

In the flute lots of carbonation with a real foamy solid light tan head, lots of retention, almost whipped up topping. Body is a dark brown with red hues.

Nose is a mix of soda like spritzy orange Italian soda, but a huge malt rush and Belgian candi sweetness. There is even some good dark fruit behind this such as fig. Dry and arid.

Taste is crisp, malty, with some chewy fruit, but also a real nice distinct tangy juicy citrus like a kumquat. Dark fruits seemed to be buried from the nose on the palate and not showing up. but there is a nice malt chew to this also. This to me is almost the perfect Dubbel taking away all the powdery, and heavy dark fruit goodness that I don't normally care for.

Overall I think I prefer the Blonde version, but this is a neat mix and real impressive sense of flavors, smells and textures for a beer. Real nice. (919 characters)

Photo of Onslow
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

first burn sp*** ... pours with a island destroying tsunami tidal wave effervescent head, stained my carpet with the huge run-off ... lots of head and nice lacing ... what a beer for such a shitty night, this beer turned the tide ... no abv even thought about ... delicious stuff!! ...fuck it, i quit! (301 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes in an 750 ml green champagne magnum, caged and corked, with gold foil around the cap and neck. Pours out a deep black tone, still a solid opaque dark brown when held to direct light, only the faintest of garnet nimbus along the fringes. Capped by a tall consistent spongy beige head with solid retention.

Dry dark chocolate up front in the nose, accompanied by sweet cherries and red grapes, some sugar, something of a faint biscuit malt, but the motif is predominantly sweet.

I can't believe this is 12% abv. Light, effervescent mouthfeel, polite yet intense flavour profile. Oh, wait a minute, there's the abv% kicking in, like a ninja under the radar... Sweet and dry all the way, cocoa and hooch-soaked raisins, the finish builds to a dry robust cocoa finale that quietly fades out. Yet makes you want to go back for more.

The mouthfeel is perhaps light and effervescent at first, but turns out to be on the fuller side of medium-bodied, and a bit slick and oily in the end.

This is gorgeous stuff, but needs to shared, a bottle alone to oneself is quite overwhelming, the abv% really sneaks up on you, and this is sweet chocolatey semi-vinous stuff, that gets a bit overwhelming as well after a while. A perfect way to cap off a dinner party I think. (1,266 characters)

Photo of impending
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A

750ml rested a year into a tulip. Pours a deep walnut cola, dark garnet when back lit, dense tan head, nice lacing.

The aroma is delicious. Heavy with dark fruits that have softened, a crate would have an ooze escaping the bottom. Significant grape bubblegum, chocolate and vanilla. A classic dense heavy bsda. wonderful

Flavor is strong, intense, exactly what the nose promised. Dark fruits now with a bitter sweet. Long lasting dark chocolate minor bitter aftertaste, lingers leisurely. A phenolic overtone stays in the background. Vanilla dark cherries. The alcohol, while obvious, compliments as a flavor ingredient. While the mouthfeel is lively it doesn't seem to be atypically carbonated.
warms wonderfully
quadish
delicious
Malheur is in command of their art
cheers
jd (782 characters)

Photo of JAXSON
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 rate.

Bottle opens with a huge, resounding POP! I love the "mushroom" corks they use on these. Westy 12 like in appearance, thin, creamy, cobwebby head, and a darkbrown with reddish edges. I'm immediately comparing this to some great Belgian quadruppels, specifically Rochefort 10, Westy 12, maybe St. Bernardus 12. It has the kind of blueberry-like element of the Rochefort, the beautiful malt and dark fruits of all three. The feel is a touch thin. Not boozy, very lively, spritzy, deep, and elegant. Extremely underrated given the huge appeal this should have for anyone who likes the big belgian quads. (612 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark caramel that becomes dark russet with bright tangerine highlights when backlit. The sandstone colored head is light and airy, with less character than expected. Persistence is a positive, but then that's to be expected with biere de champagne carbonation. A lovely array of lace sticks to the glass and hangs on for a bit.

This beer smells like a BSDA. Forgetting the unique brewing process for a moment, that's essentially what it is. Medium-dark fruit is complemented by a Belgian yeast spiciness. I'm not sure where chocolate comes into play, since that word doesn't appear on the label.

There are some breweries that hit me just right. Brouwerij De Lantsheer is definitely one of them. Malheur Dark Brut (Dark Reserve) is my third beer from these guys and is the third humdinger. This Belgian strong dark ale drinks and feels much lighter than the ABV would suggest... probably because of the methode de champenoise by which it was brewed.

The high alcohol content gives the beer a certain firmness and seriousness of purpose. On the other hand, it's buried exceedingly well, with no hotness whatsoever. Belly warming, we got. Good thing I'm not driving anywhere for the rest of the day.

The flavor profile goes something like this: gingerbread and molasses cookies drizzled with melted caramels, fig paste, raisins and plenty of clove. The beer is actually less sweet and more bitter than most BSDAs, which only increases drinkability and causes me to keep tipping up the glass more frequently than is wise.

My first impression was that the mouthfeel was too light. However, keeping style in mind, it's right where it should be. The beer expands on contact and fills the mouth with a silky creaminess that was no doubt envisioned by whoever invented the classic methode de champenoise (that's great fun to say with a French accent).

This 750 ml bottle of Malheur Dark Brut cost $25.99. At that price, needless to say, I'll never buy it again. Still, it wasn't a waste of money because I'm getting a great deal of enjoyment out of the experience. If you love the BSDA style (and recently won the lottery), give this one a serious look. (2,150 characters)

Photo of BobZ
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25.4oz. Bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Dark brown with a nice tan 1/2” head.

Smell: Dark fruit and hints of sweetness.

Taste: Basically a more effervescent version of an excellent Belgian quad. All of the rich quad flavors are present, the dark fruit and the Belgian candy sugar especially. The champagne finish introduces some very light citrus flavor too. The flavors still do develop nicely even though they do not linger on the palate very long do the crisp finish generated by the champagne yeast. The alcohol is completely masked.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp on the palate, smooth and packed with flavor.

Overall: Very good beer, only the high price ($36) is negative. Would definitely buy it again for a special occasion. (753 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a corked and caged 750ml w/ a best by date of 6/30/08,

A - Hazy, reddish brown w/ everlasting tan head that settles leaving a smattering of lace.

S -Candy, rum-like sweetness with spicy scents. Noticeable alcohol aromas combine w/ nutty accents.

M - Sweet + slick, smooth but the feel of a 12% comes out at times which is totally natural. A round smooth finish with gentle spice notes.

T - A nutty, cand-like taste w/ roasted nuttiness and toffee w/ faint hints of spice. Pleasing bitterness in the taste w/ dark chocolate flavors. Light finish w/ herbal sweetness and gentle ginger tinges.

D - A smooth and highly drinkable dark belgian. A nice candy sweetness is lightened by the effervescence and prevents the beer from tasting like a big ale. I appreciated the Bier Brut and will definitely try a Dark Brut again. (848 characters)

Photo of taez555
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a bottle of this with my wife at the Kulminator in Belgium after we were informed they'd run out of Deus.

Served in a basket and poured into the correct malheur, saucer type, champagne style glasses.

This beer poured a dark body with a beautiful pillowy tan head.

The nose was a soft and subtle mixture of dark malts and choclate with a strong woody note.

Big bubbled champagne carbonation attacks you with this beer. Soft and subtle dark malts mixed with a tart subtle fruit touch. Some mild phenols and traces of alcohol A mild bitterness and even a little chalkyness are present throughout. Natural oak and wood tones sit up front and are present against chocolate and cocoa flavors.

Really quite an interesting brut style beer. Because of the chocolate and dark malts it actually seems like more of a cross between a belgian dubbel and a champagne than say Deus which tastes SO MUCH like champagne.
A beer perfect for a special occasion or celebration. (980 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Large, heavy bottle, caged and corked, best before date on the rear label. (30/06/08) Pours very dark chocolate, dark tan creamy head, that leaves medium, splattered lacing. Chocolate, licorice, toasted marshmallow on the nose. Active carbonation, produces some prickles on the tongue and palate. Bitter, dark chocolate carries the load here. Big and bold Belgian with plenty of interest and complexity. Dark grains, more chocolate, licorice, anise and drying hops in the mid section and rear. Nice stuff, dark Belgian lovers, go get some. (539 characters)

Photo of ThirstyBird
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dav05Gua for this birthday bottle!!
Appears super dark brown with a tan head that fall s to a skim that lasts. Some lacing.
Smells of dark fruit big time, plum, raisin, dark malt. Big nose
Taste follows the nose with some caramel. Nice dry/sweet finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp carbonation. Medium/full in body.
This is a wonderful rich, fruity sipper. (357 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sizable light beige head that recedes quickly but leaves decent lace on the glass. Deep brown, but bright light can still shine through.

Sweet aroma of brandy with a touch bitterness from the darker malts. Somewhat earthy.

Very sweet flavor with a touch of hop at the swallow. Described as the "Perfect Match to Belgian Chocolate", which may be true. But this is a brew that should be sipped. It is very rich, but with a good level of carbonation. Strong Sherry-like flavors. This doesn't taste like a typical Belgian; there isn't the Belgian yeast flavoring I'd expect. Despite the alcohol level, this is a deceptive beer. Certainly it would be hard to drink this regularly. (681 characters)

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Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate) from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
90 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.