Malheur 10° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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BA SCORE
89
very good

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-18-2002

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Ratings: 360 | Reviews: 222
Photo of Meganomiidae
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden straw color with a thick pale yellow rocky head that dissipates slowly, leaving massive lacing.

S: White wine vinous qualities, with a funky sour twang and straw-like essences.

T: Nice and dry. Slight golden apple, with much more caramel and dark fruit (plum?) than I would expect of a beer this color. Pale malt flavor on the back end. Also, a tad bit of hot fusels evident in the taste. Tasty, but unidirectional.

F: Champagne-like effervescence. Smooth and fairly light bodied.

Overall: Good, but not great. More of a daily drink than a special appearance (though at 10%, doubt I could justify having this daily!)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Wursthaus, on to the beer:

This is a tasty leather brown colored beer with an attractive creamy head sitting on top. It smells like dates and phenol, and the flavor offers a sweet flavor mixed with raisins, phenol, and spicy yeast. It is a full bodied beer with a creamy texture, and not far behind the more popular Rochefort 10.

Photo of beergoot
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data:

Very carbonated pour with plenty of spewing, white foam; body is a pale yellow with flecks of yeast floating lazily about. Wheat-y, grassy aroma; pear. Wheat and light grained bread flavors tinged with a mild, ripened fruit note; fairly bitter; some alcohol warmth. Medium bodied; dry finish.

An interesting yet rather dulling beer. By that, I mean that the mild astringency, bitterness, and over-bearing dryness makes this rather flat and one-dimensional. Drinkable? Sure. Big booze buzz? Check. Memorable and wanting you to drink more? Not quite. Fair enough for what it is, but nothing to get really excited about.

Photo of MaximalC
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours a hazy, honey color with a solid finger’s worth of white froth. Aroma smells of moscato, honey, bread, and perhaps a hint of tartness. Good staying power affords a persistent cap.

The taste features a big, rich kick of honeyed malt up front, along with some golden delicious apple, plum, and candy sugar (this beer certainly wastes no time getting down to business in the flavor department). Warming alcohol suggests a meade-like finish in context, though it’s augmented by a musty earthiness that’s hard to describe. The alcohol itself, while present, is deftly integrated and belies its ABV. Some pepper begins to emerge as well with sufficient warming. Zesty yeast and perky carbonation lend a luscious, vital mouthfeel that counterbalances the rich, sweet taste. Despite the big flavors and lively mouthfeel, the net result manages to remain balanced.

Overall, this is a big, bold, and balanced brew that gets the job done. I actually preferred it a little on the cooler side, as some of the flavors start to tip the balance as it warms, although that really is nit-picking. I'd be hard-pressed to declare any significant faults.

Photo of DaveBar
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.45 330ml bottle. Served at 5deg C in a tulip

A- Opened with a huge pop and poured a massive head. Be careful pouring. Cloudy and light golden color

S- Pretty good. Hints of citrus and banana. Foral scent

T- Young. Very young. Needs years to mellow

M- Dry which is good for a high alcohol beer. This one should mellow out within a year or two.

O- Pretty good. Have a couple to try in a few years. Triple

Food Pairing

This very young beer goes well with... Pad Thai nice and spicy. This beer cuts through the spice pretty good

Enjoy

Photo of slackattack
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to rocks glass type thing from my hotel.

Nice tight bubbled foamy 2 fingers of head that leave a persistent lacing through the drink. Aroma is very hefeweizen-like IMO. Banana and clove come through in the yeast. Peppery tones and Belgian phenolics are also present. Taste is a bit flat. Not a lot of nuance, but I'm not mad at it either. It's crisp and somehow refreshing for a 10% brew. Quite dry as far as mouthfeel, very tripel-like. Overall a decent example and I'm glad this is readily available here in Spain.

Photo of ElegantRose
4.94/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This delicious, savory tripel is just my style. Simply put, it's candy esters are well balanced, the tone, the mouthfeel, is delicate (like apricots?) and comes to be exactly what I expect when I open a Belgian Tripel.

The smell alone is delicately complex (again, delicate, is used intentionally) with candied, brandied apricots as the principle smell component. The smell of freeze-dried apricots is detected, and the alcohol is not far away either. This interesting, excellent contribution to the category boasts 10% ABV.

The taste is smooth, satisfying, and beyond reproach.

Photo of eric5bellies
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a pale cloudy honeycomb colour with a nice frothy white head that retains to a one fingered head throughout. Nice

S - Typical Belgian spices , lemon zest and a backbone of malt.

T - Nice spicy notes with a zesty touch. The finish is long and lingering, The malt is nicely balanced with spice and booze.

M - Perfect body and carbonation

O - Some aspect of this beer you will find very hard to beat. Its been a while since I've tried this but its a great beer and recommended. There is not much more that you could want from a beer in this style.

Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange with a big white head. Notes of pears, chardonnay, clove, and bananas. Very classic european hop gives a nice earthy and grassy counterbalance in the finish. Nice carbonation. Not the most complex beer but certainly a decent BSPA. I might try this again in the future.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap

Pours light clear gold, quarter inch of sudsy white head.

Smells of lemon, white grapes, and orange blossom honey.

Tastes of sweet lemon, coriander, white grapes, and grassy malts.

Full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very good Belgian ale, but not fantastic. Worth trying but I'd ultimately rather have a Piraat or DT.

Photo of beergeezer
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My 5.00 rating is because this "beer" is the closest you can get to 'Champagne" without buying Champagne.
The yeast is a similar to champagne yeast, which is what gives this beer the mouth feel, carbonation, and color of a ""champagne", and more appealing than a Freixenet Brut.
The ABV is lower than Freixenet, but one bottle of this will not give you the headache of the average Freixenet.
This IS a BEER. So, don't expect a "champagne". But, it is bottle conditioned, and a splendid brew.
If only there were more like this one.

Photo of CraftLoverSD
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bressi Ranch Pizza Port. This beer is a wonderfully smooth beer for it's alcohol content. The beer's taste is so smooth that I wouldnt' guess it is more than about 8% alc.

It's appearance is true to form - golden clear.
Good amount of carbonation from the tap.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a good amount of carbonation
Taste is of some sweetness - citrusy flavor with a little bit of sweetness.
A really smooth drinking beer - especially considering it's high alc content.

Photo of themind
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer looks awesome when poured! golden in color, big rich head. The beer has an interesting aroma possibly orange zest. The taste is good, fruity and dry. The carbonation is maxed out on this. I am not really into highly carbonated brews and this beer is really carbonated. All in all the beer is a good Belgium strong ale.

Bottom Line: Good brew with too much carbonation.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was two years out of date, but it was still one of the most carbonated beers I’ve ever sampled. It poured a thick, white, spongy, overflowing, white head and a hazy, light, yellow golden color, with numerous, tight, tiny, bubble streams, but with minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready, sugary malt, with some grain husk across the sniff. Taste is of the same, and there is a strong yeasty, banana zing, with a fairly noticeable bitterness at the back end. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and mushy, and Malheur 10° finishes mostly dry, rich, alcohilic, fruit cake-ish, and sip-able. Overall, this is just wonderful!

RJT

Photo of rand
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From tap to Malheur stemware.

A: Orange-apricot in color, small wispy head quickly dissipates quickly.

S: Clove-laced fruity esters, honey-infused bready backdrop. Lemon-pepper spice livens-up the aromas along with a light hoppy snap.

T: Estery sweetness up front, quickly met by a phenolic undertone and cracked peppercorn. Some orange zest ushers in a slight astingent, earthy hop tone, paired with notes of booze and sweetness. None of the flavors contradict each otber, but ultimately the brew isnt a remarkable quaff. Finished relatively short and dry.

M: Medium-bodied, fairly effervescent, drinkable.

Kind of an earthy, subdued version of the style. Drinkable but not something Id clamor for.

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: An unrelenting foamy white head with great lacing. Bright gold body comprising strings of champagne bubbles.

S: Metallic and Pilsner like, a bit rubbery like a hefeweizen. Some sherbet.

T: A smooth balance of tartness and sweetness. Initially like an extra strong Duvel but less bready. As it warms its unique character comes through. I get a strong aftertaste of fresh lychees, rambutans and to a lesser extent green grapes. Has that wonderful laquer-like quality that I love in super strong Belgian ales yet the alcohol is not protruding. Not a hint of coriander, thank goodness. It is at times just an incy bit metallic but I suspect it's something to do with the bottle cap. Strangely, towards the dregs it starts to taste like an American citra based IPA, with lots of bitter grapefruit yet it doesn't appear to be bottle conditioned. Unique.

O: With its modest 3.97 BA rating (currently) I see this as very underrated and I doubt my bottle was 100% fresh either, seeing as I bought it on the grey market here in Korea.

Photo of Douberd
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml botle, at home, poured carefully into a tulip glass as not to disturb the yeast.
Very clear yellow golden colour, with a hge head, almost four fingers tall, snow white in colour and soapy in texture. Good retention and lots of lacing left behind.
Aroma is mostly hops, but very subtle.
Nice taste, bitter and hoppy. The alcohol is there, but it doesn't disturb.
Citrus notes on the taste.
Medium thick body, average carbonation.
Overall, this beer is dangerously drinkable, with an ABV of 10% I should be just sipping it, but the taste was so good that made that very difficult.

Photo of Sipchue
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am reviewing a beer that's been stored safely since 2008, and it's January of 2014. If ever there was a champagne of beers, this is it. Fruity, zesty, a bit of banana, grape skins and honey. Reminds me of a mead I made back in 1999 (and continue to cellar to this day). Very heavily carbonated, yet with a round mouth feel, two fingers and terrific lacing. Flavors linger and slowly fade on the middle of the tongue. There are some solids in the deep golden brew, but it's mind over matter as this beer warms the belly with the obviously present, yet somehow balanced alcohol. What a treat!

Photo of Marc_V
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from belgianbeershop.com - Malheur 10 is clear golden with a thick and stable white head. The aroma is yeasty with fruity aspects (citrus) and with a clear alcohol presence. The taste is very like the aroma. This beer has a fresh character with a bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is very present and dominates a bit too much. Overall a good beer that goes very well with meat dishes.

Photo of jeranbrews
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - very thick foamy cloud white head. Very foamy. Murky lemon butter yellow. Cloudy with plenty of champagne continued carbonation. Some lacing but not much

S - sweet salt taffy. Pale malt extract. A bit of of lemon zest. Baked sugar cookies.

T - abv comes out but not in an off flavor way. Some sweet esters and maltiness. A good solid showing.

M - fluffy and buttery. No burn despite strong abv nose. Malty.

D - a good but not fantastic example of the style. That still better than most

Photo of FLima
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Persistent, thick and lots of head, as much fingers you like. Pale golden color, a bit opaque.
Aroma full of condiments and fruity, mostly citric and peaches, but not so strong. Good carbonation.
Sweet and spicy flavor. It is hoppy and very malty, and reasonably citric. Yeast, coriander and orange peel can also be felt.
Considering it is 10% ABV, it is quite easy to drink, specially compared to overly sweet malt liquors, that said one can still feel its alcohol content, but they did the best they could. Cannot hide a chubby pal behind a light post…
Hint, it does get much better once it warms up (and not only because of the ABV kicking in).

Photo of TerryW
3.06/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This struck me as a beer of extremes. Interesting, but a little tough to drink.

Like a lot of other Belgians, pours up a monster big head and leaves lots of curtainy lace. Bright gold in colour. A fairly handsome beer.

10% alcohol and smells like it. Very boozy, lots of malt, a whiff of citrus hops. Very bitter on dinking, gives way immediately to big sweetness, and then settles out to long, lingering bitterness. Strong alcohol presence throughout.

Sorry, just lacks balance for me. Too much of a yo-yo experience.

Photo of RuudJH
2.99/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Full golden colour, with a nice big fluffy head. good carbonation.
Smell is a bit faint. There's a bit of spice, but mainly malt. Equal in the taste. With that, there's a big amount of boozyness... hardly a good sign. Alcohol should be covered by aroma and flavour, and here it's not happening. The alcohol is sweet and warming, not harsh. That makes up for something, but all in all this is a boring drink.

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best by 9/2011. Pours fairly hazy and cloudy golden straw color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some good spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of huge lemon, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, herbal, floral, grass, earth, pepper, honey, and spicy yeast esters. Damn nice aromas with very nice complexity and balance. Taste of big lemon, lemon zest, apricot, pear, pepper, apple, grass, honey, earth, herbal, floral, coriander, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, earth, herbal, floral, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance of malt sweetness and spicy esters; with a nice amount of complexity. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected, and fairly crisp on the finish. Alcohol is extremely well hidden at 10%, with only a warming noticed well after the finish. Extremely easy to sip on, with good smoothness. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong pale ale(even though I saw this as more of a tripel). Great flavor complexity, balance, and smoothness. Extremely enjoyable stuff.

Photo of DARIVA
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Almost clear golden colored beer with a big head.

S: Strong smell of coriander, bean sprouts and even some sweet tones.

T: Sweet refreshing, slightly bitter. Delicious aftertaste.

M: Good tingling, rolled firmly over the tongue. Reasonable foam feel.

D: Typical good beer.

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Malheur 10° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
89 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.