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Malheur 10° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-18-2002)
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2.5/5  rDev -37%

pathead, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
2.7/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Paid about $3.50 for a single of this.

Pours a cloudy yellow with lots of floating sediment.. small little head to it, minimal lacing. Smell is boozy.. very boozy actually, as in it makes me almost cringe smelling it (and I've had DFH 120.. which is half the alcohol smell of this.) Taste is lots of alcohol taste... it overpowers about everything else in the beer. Taste is apple juice like, typical of any Belgian. Bleh, not very good.. if you're looking for a good Belgian I'd just go for a Unibroue for half the price and twice the taste.

oriolesfan4, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of Dave_Treat
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Dave_Treat, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of TicoCali
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

TicoCali, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of chaz01
2.9/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this a few weeks ago at a local beer tasting event, took notes, but never wrote down the exact title of the beer. When I went back, they had no bottles left on the shelve and couldn't name the beer correctly, so I was unable to write up review at the time. Until I finally saw the same bottle on the shelves yesterday, (and I'm positive as I remember the Michael Jackson quote referring to the peachy and rose flavors), so I'm now able to review the beer from my notes, which are several weeks old.

A: Cloudy pale yellow in color with a nice white head, very yeasty looking.

S: Sweet malt with spiciness in the aroma. Reminds me of a sweet red port wine.

T: Very sweet and bitter at the same time, with an orange zesty finish.

M: Medium bodied.

D: Big kick of sour/bitter orange flavors in the beer that didn't appeal to me.

chaz01, May 16, 2010
Photo of jdscotty
3/5  rDev -24.4%

jdscotty, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of RuudJH
3/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

RuudJH, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -24.4%

safaricook, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Jotora, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -24.4%

oldp0rt, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Dactrius, May 07, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -24.4%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy grapefruit color with a 2", creamy head. Very good retention.
Smell is malt, citrus & vanilla(?).
Taste is malty, citrus, wheat, vanilla and cane sugar.
A medium-full body with good effervescence up front. Smooth, mellow finish and a malty/sugary aftertaste.
A good brew but the nose is weak. A brew more for the eyes and teeth than the nose and tongue.

PorterLambic, Oct 04, 2009
Photo of TerryW
3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

TerryW, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cork and caged 75cl bottle, best before 10th Jan 2010, drank 29th Oct 2009.

I have been keeping this for over a year and wasn't expecting it to gush out as soon as I opened the bottle, luckily I had two glasses ready ( Judas and Hoegaarden Grand Cru tulips).

Out it came, no stopping it, bringing with it all the sediment, it looked like one of those snow shaking bubble things you used to see at the seaside. Bits floating everywhere within a dirty orange fluid. A clean white head sat on top of the whirling snow storm.

I waited for the sediment to settle, it took a long time, because of its high carbonisation the suspended yeast particles refused to sink with any haste.

Plenty of time to sniff in the aroma then! Yeast, hops and a floral smell, sweet citrus fruits (oranges mostly?).

When I did get my lips to it the alcohol was the first thing that I tasted, it is right too the fore and 'in your face' as some would say. Sweet and sour flavours arrived later.

Too strong for me and I had a terrible headache the following morning, this wasn't the only beer that night, but I am sure it did the damage.

BlackHaddock, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of dgallina
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 fluid ounce slim brown bottle dated best-before March 13th 2009.

Clear golden yellow in the goblet, with a few inches of soapy head that stays around. Smells like coarse grains, tart lime and lemon peels, on a spicy alcohol backing. Husky, thick, and distressingly bland in flavor. Rough grains and hop bitterness up front give way to a muted lemon and powdered yeast center. Builds strong alcohol fruitiness and burn eventually, but you'll hardly notice this until the end of the glass since it builds so slowly. Beer is rich, almost chunky in the mouth despite a careful pour to avoid the yeasts. Drinks easily only because it's bland. Will have to try another bottle sometime since this sample didn't at all match with the other descriptions.

dgallina, Aug 28, 2007
Photo of BMoney575
3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled on 8-7-10
Best before B88 B89 ?

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, with a thick white head that settles to a nice layer.

Smell is very sweet, almost sugary, with a booze/hops kick that is very strong and difficult to place.

Taste is sweet and boozy. That's it. Maybe some fruity flavors if you try hard, but otherwise a mess. Maybe it needed some age, but i doubt that would help.

Mouthfeel is good very thick and creamy, it fits the flavors.

Drinkability is poor, unless you're really trying to get drunk.

Overall, I'll probably try it again, just to check.

BMoney575, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

JeffreyJDavis, Jul 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

st9647v3, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

vmdominguez, Apr 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Yabev15, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of jrallen34
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank this from a bottle into a chalice in Brussels at Delirium Cafe.

It pours a hazy orange color with thick white head that sticks around

It smelled fruity and sour.

It tasted sweet and tangy, kinda bitter.

Its a decent beer but expensive for it is.

jrallen34, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of Belgian yeast, spices, light malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with sweetness from flavors of citrus, caramel and a hearty malt character. There's a strong alcohol burn that comes in quickly and then the breadiness of Belgian yeast, but the alcohol sting is so intense that it throws everything off. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, this is definitely not one of the better Belgian-style beers that I've had. There are several others in the style that I would select first.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of philipquarles
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of an overflowing bottle into the proper glassware.

Huge white head over a hazy golden orange body. The label on the bottle was a bit of a turn-off but I had hope after seeing it poured.

Smell is strong--fruits and sweetness all the way. A bit of malt present, but overshadowed by the other aromas. Surprisingly, pretty much no alcohol.

Taste is a bit overwhelming. The sugar is what first hit me, followed by hints of fruit. Apricots and raisins come to mind. Not much of a bready taste; it's really dominated by sugar. This does mask the alcohol quite well. The carbonation is persistent, even if the head isn't.

I probably won't be buying another one of these, but not the kind of beer I would turn down if offered.

philipquarles, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of athensbeermaster
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is lacking a good head and the color is a light yellow/orange with small bubbles that dissapate very quickly. No lacing at all. The nose gave some citrus and malt aroma.
The taste: sweet & sour yeasty bread quality with a nice fruit profile of apricot and oranges.
Lot's of unrefined sugar made the drinkabilty hard to swollow.

athensbeermaster, Feb 08, 2008
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Malheur 10° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
89 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.