Malheur Zestig
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Malheur ZestigMalheur Zestig
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From:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian IPA
ABV:
10%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.97%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
56
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 18, 2020
Added:
Nov 01, 2013
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
Meaning “sixty” in Dutch, “zestig” refers to this beer’s 60 IBU, underscoring the prominent role noble hops play in this dry-hopped beer, in terms of both bitterness and aroma/flavor.
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the large very old bottle, it pours a hazy amber color with a modest, though long lasting, head. In the nose, it is pleasant with a hop presence. In the mouth, it is smooth with tastes of citrus, some odd spice and malt.
Apr 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by shelby415 from Oregon

Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Golden color with a thick head.
Nice aroma with hoppy fresh local hops.
Flavor with notes of candied orange, herbal hops and wheat. Dry aftertaste with a medium firm bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Good Belgian IPA or hoppy Belgian Strong Golden Ale with a bridge to the new world. Good surprise.
Oct 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by YvesB from Belgium

Feb 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy blond yellow color with white head. Citrus, funk, bread, grass, and some herbal floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with citrus and funk.
Dec 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
No date, it just says LGTB 13:14. Whatever that means. A couple months old - from the Rare Beer Club.

A: A clear gold pour. Big, light, airy and frothy white head. Great head retention but not much lacing sticking to the glass.

S: Decent citrus with some grass backing it up. Sweet grainy malt comes through in abundance.

T: More of the same, very nice crisp citrus with grassy hops in the middle. Grainy malt sweetness in the finish with cloves now. Light wave of bitterness and then lots of lingering grassiness.

M: Medium-heavy bodied, crisp and lighter than you'd expect.

O: Big golden ale with some traditional dry-hopping. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness with a crisp bite makes for a nicely drinkable brew. Nothing too amazing but it hits all the good notes for me.
Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by Keene from Washington

Apr 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by nwhittin from Indiana

Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 2.87 by Euroglot from Belgium

Jan 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.22 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jan 08, 2016
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Reviewed by jkeranen from Vermont

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip. Finely bubbled head on top of a yellowish golden body. Nose is a bit underwhelming with hints of citrus. Taste is citrus, clove, pepper,and bread with less hoppiness than expected from the description. Easy to drink considering the 10% alcohol content. A well crafted, balanced beer but not a real standout to me.
Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Dec 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.12 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 22, 2015
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.66/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Best by May 28, 2016.
A: Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a generous 3 inch frothy white head with excellent retention (lasts for many, many minutes). Backlighting really makes this shine. Quite a beauty.
S: Soft citrus (lemon and orange), white pepper, a note of earthy funk, dry cracker malt, and some interesting herbal notes (mint, basil, and perhaps more). Lovely.
T: Whoa! Soft citrus blossoms into distinct orange and cantaloupe notes. White pepper followed closely by more spice (clove and cinnamon) and herbal notes (mint and basil). Fruity esters, spicy phenols, and a touch of earthy funk courtesy of the yeast. Dry cracker malt akin to Pilsner. Soft vanilla and a pear note become more apparent as this warms.
M: Soft, creamy, and subtly sweet. Excellent mouthfeel with the superfine bubbles giving this a frothy, fluffy feel. Dry bitterness throughout from the nice hop component. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate with more of the herbal and spice notes coming to the forefront. I did a double-take when I saw the ABV was 10%. There is no way you'd guess that after the first few sips. Light-medium body. Crazy good here.
D: Extremely drinkable and exceptionally constructed brew. The yeast and hops are highlights and are allowed to play above the delicate malt backbone. This was a very pleasant surprise! My hat is off to you, Malheur!
Nov 16, 2015
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Slips out a lightly clouded, pale dark golden body with a couple inches of airy, fluffy white froth.

Smell: Pale malts, bready and with a thin hint of honey dosed with a lightly earthy yeastiness and Noble-esque hoppy notes of floral perfume, orange marmalade and herbaceous spiciness.

Taste: A lightly bready pale maltiness with a sweet lick of honey to it and pinch of yeast-riddled bread dough. Floral, citrusy (orange peel) and just lightly grassy. Encroaching white peppercorn spiciness. Small splash of apple juice. All in all, it's not overtly bitter. Drying, sprightly finish seeing a touch of alcohol warmth and a continued citrusy fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. In line with the other Malheurs, it's quite crisp and carbonated for a rather lively mouthfeel.

Overall: I quite enjoyed it, though, for others, they may be a bit disappointed it doesn't really deliver a typical IPA-like punch.
Nov 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.52 by notchucknorris from California

Oct 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by dcmchew from Romania

Oct 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by samEBC from Belgium

Oct 25, 2015
Malheur Zestig from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 56 ratings