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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
90
outstanding

134 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 45
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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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Todd

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from the 2002 Kerstbierfestival, Essen, Belgium.

This beer has been subject to a similar process to Champagne production. The yeast sediment settles in the neck of the bottle while in the cellars ... there it is frozen and removed by a technique known as "degorgement." It's then bottled traditionally, "bouteille Champenoise."

Dark, honey blond color with thin wisp lace. A bit cloudy, where I expected a lot of clarity. Funky, musty, cheesy hop character with a dose of raw herbal in your face. Prickly carbonation. Huge sweetness. Notes of honey, candy, caramel, pear, apple and a distinct and very notable vanilla bean flavor. Some sharp lemon mingles with the carbonation. Confectionery sweetness comes to mind. Dirty yeast underneath with some herbal phenols on the top of the mouth.

What a wonderfully different approach to beer! I'm sure this will be recognized as a new style someday.

Love it.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 22:12:23 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The head was not much to talk about but was present, a bit on the hazy side donning a yellowish beige hue.

Smell: Musty cheese hop aroma with a nutty earthy yeast and vague fruitiness in the back.

Taste: Fruity palate of apple skin, pears and lemon zest. Powdery yeast and a dry malt character form from middle to end with a warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: More smoothness that actual sting crispness, again smooth with an unwavering light body.

Drinkability & Notes: A bit champagne like but with the beer qualities there is no confusion. This is beyond Duvel and the like, not better just more complex.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2003 10:27:43 | More by Jason
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.01/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Belgium

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-05-2013 18:52:13 | More by Eighty
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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-13-2013 02:37:01 | More by jaydoc
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-16-2013 18:44:33 | More by Jeeb
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Netherlands

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-25-2013 19:10:56 | More by SGToliver
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Belgium

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-18-2013 21:58:56 | More by desint
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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Germany

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-21-2013 12:43:03 | More by BierMeJohn
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Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Malheur Bière Brut (Brut Reserve) from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
90 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.