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Malheur 10° - Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-18-2002)
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Photo of Antilochus
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Served in a Malheur branded glass at Paeters Vaetje, Antwerpen.

Straw, semi cloudy body with generous white head. Fluffy.

Pale Malt, candy sugar, banana aromas, alcohol. Simple.

Palate is fluffy and warming on Belgian yeast, spice, finish is on yeasty bitterness, smoke, some tangerine and rust. Finish is a bit too sweet for my taste.

Antilochus, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of froghop
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a very cloudy golden orange with a large white head, and above average lacing.

smell is faint, bready yeast, apple and other fruits, and some citrus.

taste is crisp, pear, apple, peach, and grape, not over sweet, yeasty, carbonation, and some citrus.

froghop, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of acrawf6
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm. The beer exploded from opening the bottle...hate when the belgians do that. But after being poured it has a nice clear orange amber with a frothy 2 finger head that has just the slightest yellow tint to it.

Smell. Very fruity and very sweet. The fruits that jump out are peaches and apricot. In the big whiffs i get just a touch of a tart character.

Taste. Flavor is not as sweet as how the aroma suggested, but is still sweet. Apricots are the dominant flavor. I get a small touch of a lager flavor, or some saison bit to it...something. It's a nice touch though. Perhaps i am getting the saison flavor from the yeastiness as it seems to bring some spice to it. The lager bit almost seems from a hop character as it has a small piney/czech pils to it. Aftertaste sweetens and is fruity.

Mouthfeel. Body is a good medium level with lots of carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer, one i've been needing for a while. I think its a good example for the style, with a saison bit of a twist. I like it.

acrawf6, Aug 12, 2008
Photo of diamondc
4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy orange blonde. Lots of foam on the initial pour, but not that much head retention. On the second (more forceful pour), the head stuck around 'til the last sip.

A: banana .. vanilla ice cream topped with caramel .. earthy Saaz hop escapes with a few aggressive swirls. One of the more unique aromas from a Belgian Pale Ale I've sniffed.

T: yellow apples, mushy bananas, caramelized orange peels, cloves in droves, a bit of a peppery aftertaste. hops are an afterthought, yet linger on the tongue. Tastes like Belgium.

M: No alcohol burn in this one despite it being 10% ABV. There is a bit of softness to the taste which intrigues me. Kind of like licking a rose pedal.

D: Could I session this? If I had two livers, possibly. A wonderful beer, worth the price of admission. I'm feeling like I'm on the top of the world and I'm barely half way through.

diamondc, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of RoyalT
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This poured a beautiful light orange in color and was very murky. The pure white head was full and fluffy and showed great retention. This was a very inviting ale.

Smell - The hops are huge at the nose but the milder malts reek of quality. You get a sense on the first whiff that this is a high-quality product. The spicing is heavy on the coriander and it has that rich orange peel aroma that somehow collapses into medicine cabinet with a cheaper brewer.

Taste - The light malts come out more solid at the taste giving this BSPA a well-rounded flavor profile. Of course this is all about the hops. They aren't overbearing but are incredibly stiff coming out of Belgian. And again the spicing, it is nothing out of the ordinary and one could say typical for the style but they are just so refined. It's like the difference between sprinkling some parsley out of a jar onto a plate of pasta or pulling it from your garden and chopping it up fresh.

Mouthfeel - This again is very high-end. The carbonation is tight and fluffy and tickles the cheeks. The body is bigger than medium if not quite full. The ale overall is very rich and chewy yet feels light to the touch.

Drinkability - This is a classic example of the style and is distinctive in its lack of distinction. There's nothing here that warrants a "5" rating but it is a solid 4.5 in every aspect.

RoyalT, Jul 19, 2008
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 junkman203
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This ale is a cloudy yellow color, with lots of foam. It actually foamed up out of the bottle when I opened it. Very thick head, very slow to dissipate, leaves a thin head behind. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is good, light and clean, especially considering the high alcohol content. You notice the high carbonation when drinking it, not just when opening it. A very drinkable beer, the only effect I see of the high alcohol content is the kick. I am not a big belgian ale guy, but I do like the stong pales.

junkman203, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of Zorro
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

EXPLOSIVE level of carbonation, be careful where it is pointing when you twist the cork.

Clouded peach colored beer with an enormous puffy white head, pour carefully.

Smell is sweet and fruity mostly of apples and flowers with a hint of spiciness. After the head diminishes a bit caramel dipped apple and honey candy aromas appear. Spicy but ethanol and black pepper are all I can Identify.

Taste starts out sweet and spicy with a nice apple flavor. Apple and caramel combo shows up in the flavor the same as the smell. Little bit of wood and spice after a while.

Mouthfeel is good.

Extremely easy to drink. Nice and mellow and more flavorful than Duvel, but not as complex. Quite drinkable but BEWARE THAT CORK!

Zorro, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of pinotboy007
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased chilled at Whole Foods in the Fair Lakes/Chantilly area; they had the 10 and the 12. Bottle cork opened with a loud, Champagne-like "pop."

A - Majestic cloudy gold liquid with a towering, frothy, off-white head and vigorous carbonation; the head overflowed from my Duvel tulip; globs of lace remain as head finally settles a bit.

S - Peach, malt, light citrus, touch of maple syrup.

T - Very nice, mildly sweet, complex and spicy. Raisin, citrus and malt. Some other fruits (pear, banana?) with a touch of clove. Given its ABV, the alcohol is masked perfectly. This improves as it warms.

M - Quite exceptional; creamy but refreshing with the carbonation lined up in support.

D - Very drinkable - delicious. But at 10% ABV, this one will knock you down with a velvet glove; I'm half way through this and can feel it already.

pinotboy007, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of asabreed
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Paid $4 it. The label totally looks like an arena football team or something, with the M on the shield trying to be torn a part. A nice Michael Jackson quote on the side of the label, which I've never seen. And a clearly labeled "Best before end" 3/13/09, so it looks like I'm good before the date.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange with a tornado-like swirl of carbonation charging up and some nice sediment floating around. Huge billowing head at first, settling slowly with sparse, clumpy lacing and a head at about 1/3" staying above the body, though it dissipates fairly quickly with some warmth and more pouring.

Smell: Lots of fruit and spice in the initial nose. Strawberries, cherries, some peach, pear, yeast, pepper, slight pine, sweetbread possibly, some vanilla, mild chocolate and burnt malt, and raisins. Tons of stuff in the nose, and a lot changing as it warms.

Taste: Again, fruit and spice come through a lot in the tasting. Peppery spice, some tree bark earthiness and dark bread. Strawberries, cherries, pear, mild peach, yeast, pine and bitter citrus, some vanilla and sweeter malt flavors, raisins, mild chocolate back in the palate, and some raisins and vinous characteristics. Finishes semi-dry with an oily, spicy, and mildly fruity punch, backed by some sour fruits. As it warms, it gets a bit spicier and the hops come out more, which I like. It wasn't overly sweet to begin with, but the sweetness gets curbed a bit, and with the complexity changing that much, I wonder what would happen with this in the cellar.

Mouthfeel: Full and almost creamy without sometimes too spritzy like a lot of the style can be, though the carbonation tickles at first and remains close to perfect at the end.

Drinkability: Awesome all the way through. I'm thrilled I picked this up and wouldn't mind cellaring a few. I can't wait to try some more from this brewery if I can find some. Plus, the way it kept changing from 15 minutes out of the fridge to warm a bit (after being in there a few days... and it's about 85 degrees in Richmond right now, so 15 minutes on the counter wasn't too much) to where it is now is a remarkable thing.

asabreed, May 31, 2008
Photo of kimcgolf
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

An interesting beer. Pours to a cloudy orange yellow, full of suspended yeast, and a thick white head that dissipates quickly to akay lacing. Aroma and flavor are a wild mix of citrus fruit, cotton candy and bubblegum, with a smooth, yet short finish.

For 10% alcohol, I never noticed any of it in either the nose or taste, but did provide a slight kick after finishing. Definitely different, but not bad.

kimcgolf, May 21, 2008
Photo of umtox
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a huge white foamy head with bubbles of a wide variety of sizes. Leaves a big white lace around the edge. Golden witha hint of amber.

S: Big citrus from the yeast. Tart apple, grapefruit, and a hint of lime. Perhaps a faint touch of spice--coriander. The high carbonation level leads to a nice dry finish.

T: Robust citrus and yeast.

M: Crisp and dry.

D: The 10% ABV is barely noticed. A great appertif, as it is not too strong on the palate.

umtox, May 04, 2008
Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an 11.2 into a hotel wine glass for lack of a better vessel. bursting with carbonation, this one foamed up slowly when opened until a column of foam was above the neck of the bottle. Initial pour was about half clear golden beer and half snow white head. Head is tight bubbles, last a long time and laces nicely.

Aroma of golden raisin, citrus and spice, deep bready malt. Some other mysterious fruits mixed with a mild clove note. Really nice. Tastes of ripe pear, citrus and plump golden California raisins, Some of the malt but not at all thick with it. Certainly no alcohol tastes here, which amazes me based on the ABV. Half a bottle of this is already warming me up inside though, so you know the alcohol is present. A bit of the butterscotch taste in here but way back in the palate.

Somewhat light bodied it seems, smooth as hell in the mouth and easily drinkable. I mean for a strong ale this is not at all a sipper. This one could fool a lot of people I'll tell you that much.

ZimZamZoom, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of KarlHungus
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is a massive two and a half inches in height, and recedes slowly into this think, chunky lacing. The aroma is of barnyard, leather, minerals, and a hint of orange peel. The taste has all the earthy, barnyard stuff from the aroma, with a strong citrus finish. It also has a moderately hot aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with lively, fine carbonation. Overall, this is a wonderful beer that I will surely drink again.

KarlHungus, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of number1bum
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of NEPA BC split #12.

11.2oz bottle pours a cloudy golden color with some yeast sediment floating around. Big and creamy white head looks very nice on top. Keeps an awesome full lace and leaves a bunch of stick.

First thing to hit the nose is a big dose of lemon, along with some yeast and spice, and some sweetness.

Taste also has a zesty lemon flavor, yeast, and some spice and peppery alcohol, too. There is a subtle honey-like sweetness but it's on the dry side overall. Lots of fruit to go along with the lemon, like maybe some apple and banana. Hops give an herbal flavor and a bit of bitterness through the finish. Very flavorful, and quite complex.

Nearly full bodied, but with a crisp carbonation and a drying finish which leaves it feeling much lighter than it is.

This is pretty tasty and quite refreshing, I thought, if that's possible for a 10% beer. Very nice. I'd have this again.

number1bum, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of grees20
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this Belgian as part of the NEPA Beer Club January split and I finally got around to trying it uring a tasting with some friends. I'm not into the Belgian style all that much so I figured the tasting would be the perfect opportunity to try it.
Pours a cloudy, straw body with white foamy head. Nice aroma with some bananas and pears. Flavor is quite complex with a nice balance between the sweet fruit flavors and some malt. Packs a punch at 10 percent ABV, but it goes unnoticed in the taste. Overall, a good beer.

grees20, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of ggaughan
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured a clear golden body with slight white head but a nice little island floating in the middle. The aroma was of crisp citrus. Taste is interested with having a slighty tart character to it but also a nice sweetness, both balanced well by the other and making for a medium bodied beer. Crisp taste.

ggaughan, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of iasanlee
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml. Pours a cloudy golden carmel with two fingers of never dying white tight packed head. 360* of coating lace.

First smell is of sweet drunken apples and pears. Yeast, flowers, and clove.

Boom! taste explosion. Apple orchard. Peach Cobbler. Slight bitterness, but still sweet. Slight lemon hints, tart. Bready dough and honey. Alcohol not totally hidden, but pleasant. Finish is sour and quite dry.

Carbonation is oh so smooth, but there is a lot. 20 minutes in and I still can not see anything but head. Light to medium in body.

Drinkability is nuts. Flavor is incredibly complex. I hope I can get more, and thanks bditty187 for the awesome recommendation.

iasanlee, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of Onslow
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Took ages to get the damn cork out, then i finally did, it spewed out all over my carpet and coffee table, drenching a harmless runner....Pours a sunrise dull orange...head is good, has healthy foam pool..Lacing is up to the task...Taste is alright, sweet and mellow, but maybe too mellow- seems to lack any assertiveness or true deep character!..could be very nice if more effervescent or i can see it being better on tap possibly?.

all in all:
A nice easy beer that would be perfect for a novice or if you are in the mood for a small Belgian beer (that being said,the alcohol is quite well masked!)... good offering but.."seems a bit shallow and pedantic"

Onslow, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ML bottle copped caged and corked from Super Saver in Somerville for $9.99...
Right off the bat, I figured this beer was something special judging from the over-the-top, stupendous appearance, a bright, golden-colored hue, with immense carbonation visible and a full, five-fingered, huge, foamy and frothy head that exhibited impressive staying power...
A very fruity, sweet, candied aroma was present along with fresh florals and sweet pastries...
Two things that I liked most about the fruity, creamy, and rich taste were that there were no cloying flavors that were in the least bit overbearing, and secondly, the 10% ABV was nearly impossible to detect behind a rich conglomeration of sweet, candied, vanilla flavors...
Very smooth, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel, bursting with flavor but not going overboard... The first sample I've tried from this Belgian brewery and I was admittedly impressed by the overall style, quality, and character...
Excellent stuff, with a supberb level of drinkability that went down clean and smooth... sweet, but not over-the-top, and strong, but not overbearing...
Good stuff...

dsa7783, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of tgbljb
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Selection of the beer-of-the-month Club
Poured a hazy light yellow color with massive white puffy head.
Smll has distinct notes of bananas, citrus fruits and cloves.
Taste is great. A night banana flavor, blended with strong citrus notes, some cloves, and a pleasant yeastiness. Very enticing. No alcohol sensation.
Finishes smooth and refreshing, leaving a pleasant fruity taste in the mouth.
Way tto drinkable for a 10% beer. Great job.

tgbljb, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of callmemickey
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: straw/golden body with a thick white head... lots of lacing as to be expected...

S: Lemon is the most prominent of the scents I get, and its supported by some yeastyness and a little spice... lacking the fruit one would expect...

T: Sweet malts... fruit comes in here with mostly orange and lemon... the pepper is present here as well... not terribly deep...

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, well hidden alcohol at 10%

D: The strongest aspect of the beer is that you only know its 10% cause you read it... other wise you'd wonder where that funny drunk feeling was coming from... the taste is devilishly deceiving

callmemickey, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of malty
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best before: 15.01.09

Pours a straw color, which is very clear with only the tiny yeasty suspension being knocked around by the fine and very active visible carbonation. Bone white dense craggy head that stands 2 1/2" tall. Silly thick sheets of white lace all the way down.

Fresh bright lemony-citrus nose with a dash of white pepper and a soft sugary element to round things out. Sour yeasty esters tickle the nostrils with a soft fruit presence. The late M. Jackson is quoted on the bottle's label as '...a rose-like peachy aroma' which is right on if you ask me.

A gentle white pepper spice greets the tongue a powdered sugar honey like sweetness spreads itself around. Orange flavors with lemon zest are dominant with that beloved funky sour horse blanket note that I adore in most of my Belgian offerings. A nice lingering white peppery dry flavorful finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a heavenly airy, soft and playful texture. Again, the dryness and snappiness of the body makes it very welcome in my mouth. There's just a smidge of chest warming alcohol that is only felt and not at all tasted.

Drinkability is huge, if you can fool your brain into not realizing this is 10% abv., because you cannot taste its strength at all.

Overall a great golden ale for Belgium. The nose is remarkably fresh and the flavors are a good mixture of a Westmalle Triple and a Pomperings Hommel. I could drink a lot of this, but I'm glad I saved my first bottle for the 3rd anniv. of New Beer Sunday.

malty, Feb 17, 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
Photo of DrJay
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from cburian as part of No BS BIF Ultra. Thanks Chris!
This one poured with a gigantic, fluffy, white head that produced some soapy lacing. The beer itself was clear gold and fizzy. Good head retention. Very floral aroma with ripe peach notes and light alcohol. Mild yet solid bitterness with plenty of sugary sweetness, honey, peaches, and peppery alcohol. Medium to full bodied with plenty of carbonation, generous warmth and a good texture. Nicely balanced, quite flavourful and very appealing.

DrJay, Jan 26, 2008
Malheur 10° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
89 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.