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 MoohMooh
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
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 Mindcrime1000
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
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 OlaB
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
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 stevoj
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Pours out a cloudy golden with huge fluffy head. Belgian yeast comes to the fore in the aroma, slightly musty, somewhat bready. Taste also features the yeast, some spiciness, pepper, coriander. Mouth feel on target, late warmth.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass from a 330ml bottle.

Appearance: Cloudy gold body with medium to heavy bubbles. Head is super thick, about two finger's length coming off a natural white color.

Smell: light yeast scent, feels like baked bread.

Taste: Ah, here we go..beautiful yeast with honey notes. Lightly sour with hints of lemon zest. Nice complexity which should soothe almost any palate.

Mouth: Finishes moderately sticky with a light spice finish. Almost a touch of nutmeg.

Overall: Very good brew, don't let the artwork on the label fool you it's one of the best steals I've seen in the beer industry. Love it, don't like it. Salud!

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Photo of barczar
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rating set to current average because this beer was best by 2009.

Quite a bit of sediment toward the end of the pour.

Aroma is raisiny and full of figs, dates, and plums. There's a touch of sherry oxidation accompanying a sweet candi sugar backbone. Banana surfaces late.

Flavor is sweet, rich, with prunes and figs dominating. There's a touch of a sharp sherry note to balance the sweetness, but it is fleeting. The finish is toffee like, with a light dryness. Alcohol is very subtle. Age has added a light cardboard character that lingers in the aftertaste, but this is still drinking nicely.

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Photo of MGibbons
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, higher-alcohol golden ale with ample effervescence. This probably pairs well with the right kind of food since the tangy, citrusy bitterness would provide a good compliment. I like it, but I don't love it.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden hay color with a 2 finger sudsy head. Had this beer while traveling through Belgium as a bartender recommendation for something different from the lambics, gueze, and Trappist style beers. Fairly well balanced but smell and taste were fairly 1 dimensional.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First sampled from a 0.33l bottle (€4.40) at cafe Gollem in Antwerp on 30SEP15. Best by date on the label said 29JAN17.

It was alight/medium golden, with plentiful, aggressive carbo swirling about. A 3/4" off-white, whipped cream head topped things off, and it all just sat there! Had excellent lace, too. Had a yeasty nose with hints of peach. Was medium in the body department, with a touch of prickle. Still quite smooth, though.

Tasted of crackery, bready malt with some apple, pear, peach and honey. Some spiciness was also in the mix, with peppery, yeasty action finishing things up. Enjoyed this one quite a bit. Zum Wohl!!

4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5


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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

“a pinkish peach with notes of spicy orange and lemon peel. The beer literally boasts a bright yellow colour and a rich honey texture, it is somewhat oily too but with incredible body and a bitter sour note in the warm aftertaste. In short this blonde tasting beer that contains 10% alcohol by volume will delight beer enthusiasts the world over”.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours straw gold under a 1” sudsy white foam cap that quickly recedes.
S: Fruity, floral aromas with traces of over ripe fruit.
T: This is a yeast driven beer with big stone fruit flavors and spice over a backdrop of malty caramel with the caramel, spice and stone fruit mingling as the beer moves through the mouth.
F: Creamy semi-sweet, medium high carbonation and medium full body.
O: An incredibly refined, satisfying and well made beer.

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Photo of janubio
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml. bottle. Pours a pale hazy colour, with a giant head. Ring and lace seems to remain forever. Smell is complex, barnyard, ginger, orange, but there are some other fruits and spices that i really can't tell what they are. Maybe clove and coriander. It feels strong on the palate, lively carbonation, creamy. Taste is similar to smell, without the barnyard: ginger, apricots, fruits spices... A great one

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Photo of Meganomiidae
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden straw color with a thick pale yellow rocky head that dissipates slowly, leaving massive lacing.

S: White wine vinous qualities, with a funky sour twang and straw-like essences.

T: Nice and dry. Slight golden apple, with much more caramel and dark fruit (plum?) than I would expect of a beer this color. Pale malt flavor on the back end. Also, a tad bit of hot fusels evident in the taste. Tasty, but unidirectional.

F: Champagne-like effervescence. Smooth and fairly light bodied.

Overall: Good, but not great. More of a daily drink than a special appearance (though at 10%, doubt I could justify having this daily!)

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Wursthaus, on to the beer:

This is a tasty leather brown colored beer with an attractive creamy head sitting on top. It smells like dates and phenol, and the flavor offers a sweet flavor mixed with raisins, phenol, and spicy yeast. It is a full bodied beer with a creamy texture, and not far behind the more popular Rochefort 10.

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Photo of beergoot
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data:

Very carbonated pour with plenty of spewing, white foam; body is a pale yellow with flecks of yeast floating lazily about. Wheat-y, grassy aroma; pear. Wheat and light grained bread flavors tinged with a mild, ripened fruit note; fairly bitter; some alcohol warmth. Medium bodied; dry finish.

An interesting yet rather dulling beer. By that, I mean that the mild astringency, bitterness, and over-bearing dryness makes this rather flat and one-dimensional. Drinkable? Sure. Big booze buzz? Check. Memorable and wanting you to drink more? Not quite. Fair enough for what it is, but nothing to get really excited about.

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Photo of MaximalC
4.12/5  rDev +3%

Pours a hazy, honey color with a solid finger’s worth of white froth. Aroma smells of moscato, honey, bread, and perhaps a hint of tartness. Good staying power affords a persistent cap.

The taste features a big, rich kick of honeyed malt up front, along with some golden delicious apple, plum, and candy sugar (this beer certainly wastes no time getting down to business in the flavor department). Warming alcohol suggests a meade-like finish in context, though it’s augmented by a musty earthiness that’s hard to describe. The alcohol itself, while present, is deftly integrated and belies its ABV. Some pepper begins to emerge as well with sufficient warming. Zesty yeast and perky carbonation lend a luscious, vital mouthfeel that counterbalances the rich, sweet taste. Despite the big flavors and lively mouthfeel, the net result manages to remain balanced.

Overall, this is a big, bold, and balanced brew that gets the job done. I actually preferred it a little on the cooler side, as some of the flavors start to tip the balance as it warms, although that really is nit-picking. I'd be hard-pressed to declare any significant faults.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.45 330ml bottle. Served at 5deg C in a tulip

A- Opened with a huge pop and poured a massive head. Be careful pouring. Cloudy and light golden color

S- Pretty good. Hints of citrus and banana. Foral scent

T- Young. Very young. Needs years to mellow

M- Dry which is good for a high alcohol beer. This one should mellow out within a year or two.

O- Pretty good. Have a couple to try in a few years. Triple

Food Pairing

This very young beer goes well with... Pad Thai nice and spicy. This beer cuts through the spice pretty good


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Photo of slackattack
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to rocks glass type thing from my hotel.

Nice tight bubbled foamy 2 fingers of head that leave a persistent lacing through the drink. Aroma is very hefeweizen-like IMO. Banana and clove come through in the yeast. Peppery tones and Belgian phenolics are also present. Taste is a bit flat. Not a lot of nuance, but I'm not mad at it either. It's crisp and somehow refreshing for a 10% brew. Quite dry as far as mouthfeel, very tripel-like. Overall a decent example and I'm glad this is readily available here in Spain.

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Photo of ElegantRose
4.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This delicious, savory tripel is just my style. Simply put, it's candy esters are well balanced, the tone, the mouthfeel, is delicate (like apricots?) and comes to be exactly what I expect when I open a Belgian Tripel.

The smell alone is delicately complex (again, delicate, is used intentionally) with candied, brandied apricots as the principle smell component. The smell of freeze-dried apricots is detected, and the alcohol is not far away either. This interesting, excellent contribution to the category boasts 10% ABV.

The taste is smooth, satisfying, and beyond reproach.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a pale cloudy honeycomb colour with a nice frothy white head that retains to a one fingered head throughout. Nice

S - Typical Belgian spices , lemon zest and a backbone of malt.

T - Nice spicy notes with a zesty touch. The finish is long and lingering, The malt is nicely balanced with spice and booze.

M - Perfect body and carbonation

O - Some aspect of this beer you will find very hard to beat. Its been a while since I've tried this but its a great beer and recommended. There is not much more that you could want from a beer in this style.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange with a big white head. Notes of pears, chardonnay, clove, and bananas. Very classic european hop gives a nice earthy and grassy counterbalance in the finish. Nice carbonation. Not the most complex beer but certainly a decent BSPA. I might try this again in the future.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


Pours light clear gold, quarter inch of sudsy white head.

Smells of lemon, white grapes, and orange blossom honey.

Tastes of sweet lemon, coriander, white grapes, and grassy malts.

Full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very good Belgian ale, but not fantastic. Worth trying but I'd ultimately rather have a Piraat or DT.

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Photo of beergeezer
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My 5.00 rating is because this "beer" is the closest you can get to 'Champagne" without buying Champagne.
The yeast is a similar to champagne yeast, which is what gives this beer the mouth feel, carbonation, and color of a ""champagne", and more appealing than a Freixenet Brut.
The ABV is lower than Freixenet, but one bottle of this will not give you the headache of the average Freixenet.
This IS a BEER. So, don't expect a "champagne". But, it is bottle conditioned, and a splendid brew.
If only there were more like this one.

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Photo of CraftLoverSD
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bressi Ranch Pizza Port. This beer is a wonderfully smooth beer for it's alcohol content. The beer's taste is so smooth that I wouldnt' guess it is more than about 8% alc.

It's appearance is true to form - golden clear.
Good amount of carbonation from the tap.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a good amount of carbonation
Taste is of some sweetness - citrusy flavor with a little bit of sweetness.
A really smooth drinking beer - especially considering it's high alc content.

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Photo of themind
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer looks awesome when poured! golden in color, big rich head. The beer has an interesting aroma possibly orange zest. The taste is good, fruity and dry. The carbonation is maxed out on this. I am not really into highly carbonated brews and this beer is really carbonated. All in all the beer is a good Belgium strong pale ale.

Bottom Line: Good brew with too much carbonation.

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