Malheur 4°
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Malheur 4°Malheur 4°
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Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Belgian Pale Ale
3.8 | pDev: 15.53%
May 18, 2015
Sep 13, 2003
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Reviewed by JMH_ from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
as belgian pale ales go, this one's only slightly better than middle of the road. it pours a clear orange/gold colour with a high carbonation level that helps to push a massive head to the top of the glass. as quickly as the head forms, though, it dies down, leaving a mild stickiness. the smell here is good but basic: orange peels, spice, grain and hop. the taste has a bit more of a spice kick than the smell would lead you to believe and this one is nice and sweet throughout with a lemon/grain flavouring. the body is a bit thin and, while this is not a poorly made brew by any means, it definitely leaves something to be desired.
Feb 09, 2004
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Reviewed by ttango from Michigan

4.74/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottled in 2011, drank in 2015. Nose of simple syrup and slight citrus rind. Flavor of creamed orange rind and lightly sweet candy corn. The medium bodied mouth-feel at the front quickly gives-way to an acidic finish that generates a refreshing/quenching quality that is very pleasant. More please.
May 18, 2015
Rated: 4 by chuckj76 from Texas

Jan 18, 2012
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Reviewed by Vancer from Illinois

3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The 33cl bottle poured a clear amber orange brew into the Corsendonk tulip, turning hazy as I swirled the bottom yeasties into the mix. Froathy white head leaves sheet rings of lace. Label notes best before 04 11 05 - good grief this is old.

Skunky pilsner aroma, citrus and malt. Sharp and biting quaff also is much more rough than expected, even has a bit of cooked veggies mixed with a touch of orange. Not the best tasting beer I've ever had.

In fact, first beer from Malheur - not impressed with them, but would like to try their bigger beers.

Whoa! I noticed the last review on this was almost 5 years ago - weird!
Feb 08, 2009
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Reviewed by Dukeofearl from California

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This bright yellow with tints of gold brew pours very nicely with lots of carbonation and a nice large firm white head that sits proudly on top of the beer. The aroma is very light for this style- if it was unpleasant, I would call it weak, but I'll stick with light, because it wasn't bad.... It had the distinctive Belgian-style yeast aroma with floral grassy notes, perhaps a light citrus feel. The flavor was bright and sharp of gentle hops (not overpowering) overlaying a gentle citrusy grassy herbal slightly sweet bready tone. My first reaction to the flavor was that it wasn't all that great, because everything is subtle. But as I continued drinking it, I really began to enjoy this. The low ABV (for a Belgian) makes this very drinkable, and the flavors grow as the glass empties. I would not call this a classic, but I enjoyed it and will happily finish its five brothers when the time comes!
Mar 04, 2004
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Reviewed by heinekenike from New York

2.6/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
This beer may have become a little off as it made its way from Belgium. A good hoppy taste, a bit of tangy fruitiness but a tad skunky.

Otherwise a thick, longalasting head but a very cloudy appearance. Light yellow color that could pass as a wheat beer.
Feb 24, 2004
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Reviewed by packetknife from Idaho

3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bubbly yellow-orange with a fair share of foamy head that held to the end of the glass. Smells strongly of citrus and grain, yeast adding a pleasant undertone. Pleasant hoppiness with tones of citrus and spice. Spiciness and yeast linger on the back of the tongue. It has a good carbonated feel on the tongue and is a beer for continued drinking.
Feb 15, 2004
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Reviewed by Shaw from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
It pours a clear yellow with a massive bubbly white head that settles down to about a quarter inch of foam after a few sips. It smells crisp with just a hint of a sweetness. No hop aroma noticable.

The taste is crisp and tangy with noticable bitterness. I don't notice any malt flavors except for a slight grain aftertaste, which is normal considering the style. I don't detect aroma hops, either, but there are plenty of hops for bittering.

Its body is a little light for me. It just glides like fizzy water through your mouth. The Landtsheers sure got all the nonfermentables out of this brew. But I do like the heavy carbonation.

All in all Malheur 4 is an above average session beer. I wouldn't go out of my way to have it, but it sure is better than a lot of beers out there.
Feb 10, 2004
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Reviewed by Hex92 from Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Not too impressed with this Malheur. I love the 12 and the 10 is pretty good too, but the 4 just tastes like watered down 10. It looks great in the glass, nice pale color with a big foamy head. But the smell and taste don't do much for me. Not a bad beer, but I wouldn't ask for it if there were any other belgians available.
Jan 25, 2004
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Pale golden colour, with a good turbidity, with presence of a lot of yeast.Golden and turbid colour, with presence of a lot of yeast. Beautiful withe head, compact, persistent and pillowy.
Smell of fresh hop (Saaz), yeast, bread, citrus fruit (pink grape-fruit). Very good. And typical of the brewery.
At the taste rises up well defined the bitter of fresh hop, but without any excess. After it, it is perceptible again the citrus-fruity (again grape-fruit?), wuth some hints of spicy (anise?).
In the aftertaste, hop again, but maybe less than you can expect, after the starting impact.

Note: the ABV is 6.0.
Quite light body. Refreshening, thirst-quenching. Good.
Jan 18, 2004
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Reviewed by RBorsato from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Light golden with a full pillowy off white head, good carbonation, and some lace rings. Spicy earthy Saaz hop aroma and a perfumy yeasty aroma. Nice "Belgian Pils" type flavor. Great malt-hop balance with definite earthy and grassy Saaz character. Light bodied and a bit airy; good effervesence but also very smotth.

Per M.J. notes: 1045-1047 OG; 3 varieties of French barley, 4th Specialty Malt (Caravienne, Munich, or Aromatic); Saaz, Styrians, and Hallertau-Hersbruck hops in 3 additions; DeSmedt yeast primed with pale candy sugar.

Best before: 05/24/02
Tasted: 09/20/03

(11.2 oz. / 33 cl)
Sep 22, 2003