Malheur 10°
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #35
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4 | pDev: 9.75%
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Very Good
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Quite pale gold, very light haze (most sediment left in bottle). Pours with c1Cm white head. 9ps 10mins later = it holds well)
S- Fresh and somewhat zesty, not what I anticipate from a '10%', not that that's meant negatively, it's just a surprise.
T- Following that is a deep, slightly rich yet bitter body. As I sup on I increasingly register the pungency here.
F- This is a hefty beer, with a fine balance between hopping, punchy body/richness and ABV%
O- Very nice, zero out of place or balance to note. It is a bit strong and rich and not something I'd choose to drink often, but now and again this hefty style of beer works well.
330ml bottle. BBE: 05/12/2021. Bought from BelgiumInABox in Antwerp/BE for home delivery to me in London/UK.

May 14, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

De Tercertiempocervezas. En copa Grimbergen. Viendo Wonderwoman con los niños (no tienen sueño). Suave en boca, con algo de sensacion alcoholica que no molesta y aun con ella se bebe muy rapida. Flojilla en sabor

Sep 01, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very fruit pale, with strong grapefruit and orange flavors, with banana, pear, black pepper, and floral notes on the nose. Taste is more grain forward, with less nuance. Feel is crisp and medium bodied however, brightening up the flavor profile a little.

Sep 23, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Jul 06, 2018
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bat6 from District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +25%
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

Aug 07, 2017
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Shanex from France

4/5  rDev 0%
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.

Jun 27, 2017
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MoohMooh from France

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.

Nov 09, 2016
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

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 BSPA 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. BSPA's 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.

Aug 20, 2016
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OlaB from Norway

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.

May 22, 2016
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Apr 23, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

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.

Feb 14, 2016
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

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!

Jan 29, 2016
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barczar from Kentucky

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.

Jan 04, 2016
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MGibbons from Maryland

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.

Dec 15, 2015
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

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.

Oct 12, 2015
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

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


Oct 12, 2015
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bowzer4birdie from Illinois

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”.

Sep 08, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

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.

Jun 07, 2015
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janubio from Spain

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

May 27, 2015
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Meganomiidae from Louisiana

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!)

May 12, 2015
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

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.

May 04, 2015
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beergoot from Colorado

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.

Dec 12, 2014
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MaximalC from Illinois

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.

Aug 29, 2014
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DaveBar from Canada

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


Jul 19, 2014
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slackattack from Spain

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.

Jul 18, 2014
Malheur 10° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 418 ratings