Malheur 10° | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-18-2002

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Photo of flyingpig
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Paters Vaetje, Antwerp (€4.20):
Quite a fresh & floral beer with a nice balance & good bitterness but it was a little lighter tasting than expected given the alcohol content. It opened with some nice citrus touches & a fruity sweetness from a touch of banana with apples & pear backing it up. It was definitely a well carbonated beer with a nice tang & touches of alcohol towards the end without it being an overly complex offering.

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Photo of 9300Beerlover
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leefrommars
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bat6
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A rack of "5"'s indicates a thoughtless review, but I've enjoyed this beer many times over the years and I think it's one of the very best in the world. Poured into a big Duvel glass:

L: Initial pour generates about 3" of beer and 3" of dense soapy head that takes forever to reduce. The color is a gorgeous cloudy light orange marmalade with carbonation rising from the bottom for 20+ minutes. Light patches of lace cling to the sides of the glass throughout. This looks perfect

S: sweet wildflower honey. citrus to balance: lemon zest, orange zest. dried apricot. flowers- I dunno which. I could smell this for days trying to pick out all the marvelous complexities

T: follows the nose: orange blossom honey, dried apricot, lemon & orange citrus. the 10% ABV is masterfully masked. there's big flavor here but it's light on the palate, nothing dominates, everything is balanced. there's a very slight herbal/medicinal finish that cleanses the palate neatly

F: it coats the palate initially but lifts quickly because the carbonation is so bright. that's a crucial balancing agent for this beer, otherwise the flavors might become cloying

O: Malheur 10 is a stand-alone beer, final answer. I've never had anything else like it. Like, not even close. I finally went to rate it and thought I'd have criticisms- and I know I should- but everything about this beer makes sense to me because it sets itself up perfectly: the taste follows the nose, and the nose follows the look, and the big flavors clean off the palate so I can sip this all night. Nothing at this ABV is "sessionable", but my face never gets tired of it

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Photo of steverx8
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanex
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian strong pale ale has always been a favorite style of mine -- think Duvel or Delirium a'd the likes..

So I purchased this one in Flanders, Belgium and brought it back to my place.

33cl bottle poured into a mug, pouring likewise every BSPA a massive and beautiful white head.

Smells and taste malt, very present. Despite the high abv it's typical for the style youn can drink it without responsibility but beware of the kick!

Overall an excellent offer and I wish I could live in Belgium drinking these kinda beers all the time.

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Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MoohMooh
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear gold/straw, with two finger airy head that recedes to a thin ring. Almost zero lacing. Smells of apple, yeast, grapes. Taste is mainly grapes/white wine; there's also some apple and bread. It's spicy and peppery and the alcohol very subdued, like in the Malheur 12, which is good. Grassy, a bit sour. Nice sweet/bitter balance. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium body, light carbonation.

It's good, but I really feel like I'm drinking sparkling wine. Kinda weird.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Little bit sour on the back end.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look--The bottle looks frighteningly commercial, but the beer looks great. Pours a pleasantly cloudy but bright gold--just a shade brighter than amber. Initially a two-fingered foamy head, that steadily dissipates to a solid lacing that maintains fairly well.

Smell--Classic tripel smells--initial light bready/yeasty with lemony citrus notes, followed by hints of dried fruits--raisin (apple?); can almost "smell" a balance of sweet and bitter; one of my favorite-"smelling" versions of this style--I just wish the "nose" was a little stronger.

Taste--This is 10% The "booziness" is more subdued than I expected, and is present more as an additional element of the overall impression, rather than a forward note. An interesting "inversion" from my normal experience with this style. Tripels often present initially with dried-fruit sweetness, with the sour overtones coming through thereafter. This one starts with more pronounced sour and bitter notes, with the dried-fruit coming through in the aftertaste. An interesting and enjoyable twist, made more enjoyable from the "unexpected." An excellent balance.

Feel--Excellent carbonation. And the alcohol content benefits this brew in the "feel" more than the "taste." Remarkably "light" for the ABV, though it does lose its "lift" as it approaches room temperature.

Overall--This is one of my favorite styles, so I can sometimes judge harshly, but this was an excellent version. I had seen it many times on the shelf, and was intrigued by a 10% belgian pale, but was turned off by the garish blue and gold label (someone tell their art director to find a new color scheme). I regret that decision now. This isn't a "top 10" tripel, but for the price, this is a steal. A real hidden gem.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OlaB
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden color .A nice top of creamy white head when pour in the glass. Beautiful lacings on the glass.

S: yeasty and bready smell, i also sense peppercorn and corriander,burned sugar and floral hints, traces of citrusfruits mostly lemon.

T&F: The first flavours is the sweet start, i sense that the honey is very noticable in the start, in the middle i think that citrus is taking over, i feel lemon and i also the spices i also start to feel, some other fruits are also there in the background, i sense both small hints of apples and apricot. It gives almost immediatelly a warming feeling in the body. This beer have a good balance on the flavours, the aftertaste is good and lasting for good period.

O:A good belgian beer, it want reach in the top 10 belgian beer list , but all inn all i enjoyed it and it was good. I do prefer the malheur 12 compared to this one.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably a great beer... if it could mask its alcohol better. (However, that is partly do to the drinker. Something is alcoholic often if it is drank too fast... and more moderate if it is sipped and allowed to warm and let the yeast cause complexity.)

10 gives me the yeast subtleties that bring me back to the very good Belgians. Smells and Tastes have that fruit, charm and intrigue. Feel is suitably full, but has a more bitter finish than I prefer. Dry despite the sweet orchard fruit in the middle palate. And then, don't forget about that alcohol.

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" doesn't review 10, but he does say it is the basis for Malheur's famous blonde brut.
However my bottle still carries a 25 word review/endorsement from MJ... which is OK, but it reads a bit like advertising copy ... and he has been gone for 10 years.
10 also is listed in the "1001" and the reviewer talks about how the hops were unusual for Belgians and implies this makes 10 popular in the U.S. All of which it gave me the idea that 10 may have opened the doors to the Belgian IPA style. If so, it deserves to be on the list.
I may try the Brut again, but twice is enough on 10.

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Photo of windowside
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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