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Malheur Bière Brut (Brut Reserve) - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Malheur Bière Brut (Brut Reserve)Malheur Bière Brut (Brut Reserve)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

139 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 48
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV visit their website
Belgium

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2002)
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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, earth, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, fruit, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty with nice earth and funk characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We pull the foil, cage, and cork off a 750mL bottle, pouring into flutes. The pour is deafeningly audible, layering down a brew of cloudy golden straw and a two finger head of fizzy, chunky white foam that continues the symphony. This retains well, leaving thick ridges of lacing all around our glasses. Aside from that haze no sediment is found, and carbonation is intensely active, as expected. The aroma gives intense cloying sweetness of red apples, pear, and figgy syrups, Belgian pale and chalked wheaty maltiness, steely metallics, pencil graphite, sweet cotton candy sugars, tart champagne yeastiness, white wine grape sours, warmed salt water taffy, white vinegar, rosey florals, dried brown grassiness, wool, and light buttery diacetyls. The flavoring blends together cloying white sugar sweetness, singed caramel and pale maltiness, dusty tweed blazers, big white wine and champagne grapey sweetness, harsh vodka and brandy booziness, nail polish remover chemical bite, drying walnut skins, paper towels, envelope adhesives, foamy plastics, sea salty fishiness, fig and plum jam, flambéed apples, allspice, and medicinal phenols. The body is rather full, and carbonation is active. The beer is surprisingly thick and syrupy, giving nice and hearty slurp and smack, with slightly slower and subdued cream and froth. Finishing pop is supreme. The mouth is coated in its entirety, but this disappears quickly with a minty ethanolic burn that both dries and cleanses the palate. The abv is appropriate for the style, but the nature of this beast makes you want to take your time with her.

Overall, this was a beer saved for and enjoyed for a celebration!! In brief, today we both received our first residency interview invitations at the same place, thus allowing us to stay together throughout the remainder of our training. Highly exciting stuff. The most surprising thing about this beer was its feel. It is shockingly heavy on the feel, but gives you a wonderful drying cleanliness before each sip is gone. As far as the taste goes, for something labeled “Brut”, the driest possible form of champagne, this is a brightly and cloyingly sweet drink. The residual sugars are high, along with that big booziness, suggesting a big, big grain bill during the brewing process. For this first foray into the style we are pleased, but not wooed. This was a nice introduction, but I believe we would prefer something a bit tamer, dryer, and more refined stylistically.

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3.01/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer is supposed to beer a mix between a champagne wine and regular beer, but except for the yeast flavor and the bottle type, i really didn't taste the link with a 'champagne'. It is a decent blond beer, with a very strong carbonation where the yeast flavor and smell (champagne yeast) is very dominant.

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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

As is the style - highly carbonated, had to wait a bit for it to settle. But well worth the wait. The dry hopped flavor is really on show, bringing out a character not unlike a double IPA. Definitely recommended if you have not tried this style.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

States best before "DL 109/112 B102B03". Whatever that means.

A: Pours a super cloudy gold with a lots of sediment. Enormous frothy white head. Head fades slowly, leaving a nice island behind. Spotty little thin chunks of lacing.

S: Grassy notes. Light, crackery malt. Some tart grape skin.

T: Again, grassy up front with lemons. Sharp, cracker-like malt. Has light tart components, again like a green grape skin. Not sour, just a little tart and sharp. A little honey in there. Kind of a dry, yeasty finish with a little pear, almost typical of a regular champagne. No real sign of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied, quite airy with good carbonation (of course).

O: Not a bad biere de champagne. It's surprisingly light with hidden alcohol, especially given 12% ABV. Not nearly as good as the Enlightenment Brut I had recently though, I doubt I'd get this one again. This one is a little drier and more like a typical champagne, I will say.

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Malheur Bière Brut (Brut Reserve) from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
91 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.