Malheur 10°
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #36
ABV:
10%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,006
Avg:
4 | pDev: 9.75%
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
417
From:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  17
Gots
  35
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews by acrawf6:
Photo of acrawf6
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm. The beer exploded from opening the bottle...hate when the belgians do that. But after being poured it has a nice clear orange amber with a frothy 2 finger head that has just the slightest yellow tint to it.

Smell. Very fruity and very sweet. The fruits that jump out are peaches and apricot. In the big whiffs i get just a touch of a tart character.

Taste. Flavor is not as sweet as how the aroma suggested, but is still sweet. Apricots are the dominant flavor. I get a small touch of a lager flavor, or some saison bit to it...something. It's a nice touch though. Perhaps i am getting the saison flavor from the yeastiness as it seems to bring some spice to it. The lager bit almost seems from a hop character as it has a small piney/czech pils to it. Aftertaste sweetens and is fruity.

Mouthfeel. Body is a good medium level with lots of carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer, one i've been needing for a while. I think its a good example for the style, with a saison bit of a twist. I like it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml Brown bottle from a 4-pack purchased for $11.49

Swung over to Discount Liquor while my wife and I had a rehearsal for her college roommate's wedding. I have had the opportunity to try a Malheur Brut from a friend in the MJ Rare Beer Club so I was super excited when I saw this on the shelf for a reasonable price. This bottle conditioned strong golden ale pours out a glowing gold with a very slight haze. Heavy yeast sediment was left in the bottom of the bottle (initially). A thick quilt of airy, snowy white foam lay on top as it leaves traces of its remnants on the side of the glass. My Chimay chalice keeps a solid layer of foam the entire glass. A slightly peppery and yeasty aroma lifts from the glass. The nose is not super strong on this one, but it almost seems appropriately subdued. The flavor speaks for itself on this one. The sugary sweet and dry flavors match wonderful against the yeast presence. A strong finishing hop presence reminds you of the bitterness as it seems to blend so well with the other flavors. The heavy carbonation and bottle conditioning lends a creamy and delicate mouthfeel. An almost floral softness is balanced with a slight metallic feel. This is textbook strong golden ale at its finest. The popularity of Duvel and Delirium seem to overshadow all the wonderful goldens out there, but that is just fine with me. A gem like this should be enjoyed -and moderately with the 10% abv - and shared with those whom appreciate a lovely Belgian Ale in its finest form.

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Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.02/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy grapefruit color with a 2", creamy head. Very good retention.
Smell is malt, citrus & vanilla(?).
Taste is malty, citrus, wheat, vanilla and cane sugar.
A medium-full body with good effervescence up front. Smooth, mellow finish and a malty/sugary aftertaste.
A good brew but the nose is weak. A brew more for the eyes and teeth than the nose and tongue.

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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 BuckeyeNation
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen."

--James Russell Lowell

Polished (later foggy) 24-karat gold with soft lemony edges and a light shower of yeast. As with all well-brewed Belgian ale, the crown is magnificent. It's alabaster in color, is whipped marshmallow sticky, and is beginning to decorate the glass in gorgeous fashion.

There's still a fair amount of foam present, but the nose seems underpowered. What is appreciated is typical for the style: golden orchard fruit, lemon zest and an herbal-spicy yeastiness. Note: improvement was but a few degrees away.

Malheur 10 isn't the best BSPA that I've ever consumed, but it's still damn good beer. It only lacks a little complexity (that may appear as the beer continues to warm up). Even though the styles are similar, I might have said Belgian tripel if blinded. The 10.0% ABV adds a boldness and a power that some versions lack... and that some craft beer lovers might not care for. This is definitely a warmer-upper.

It tastes like nothing darker than pale malt is present. The sugary sweetness is countered by a floral, grassy hoppiness that is probably due to Saaz. Pears in sugar syrup, candied lemon zest, ground clove and white pepper put the finishing touches on a flavor profile that is just starting to flourish now that mid-bottle has been reached. Both aroma and taste deserve higher scores. Consider it done.

The mouthfeel falls just short of excellence. It's medium for the style and has a fluffy sort of creaminess. As time passes, the malt and candi sugars result in a lip sticky finish that is all kinds of enjoyable if you're into big beer. Since I am... 4.5

Malheur means 'Misfortune'. I appreciate the Belgian penchant for sly humor in the naming of beer, but I feel extremely *fortunate* in having found this 750 ml bottle of Malheur 10. Oh I get it, it's irony. This offering is almost as good as Brouwerij De Landtsheer's biere de champagne, Biere Brut (Brut Reserve). Bottom line: this is an easy recommendation for all those who love big, bold BSPAs and tripels.

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Photo of rekel
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice fruity orangey colour and significant head. Significant though not distracting carbonation. Yeasty aroma. Pleasant drinking. 2000 release. Well hidden alcohol by Citrus, pear and berry and bananna smooth. Finishes sweetish with sugar and honey. Medium mouthfeel. Nice.

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Photo of vegasmac99
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of malty
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best before: 15.01.09

Pours a straw color, which is very clear with only the tiny yeasty suspension being knocked around by the fine and very active visible carbonation. Bone white dense craggy head that stands 2 1/2" tall. Silly thick sheets of white lace all the way down.

Fresh bright lemony-citrus nose with a dash of white pepper and a soft sugary element to round things out. Sour yeasty esters tickle the nostrils with a soft fruit presence. The late M. Jackson is quoted on the bottle's label as '...a rose-like peachy aroma' which is right on if you ask me.

A gentle white pepper spice greets the tongue a powdered sugar honey like sweetness spreads itself around. Orange flavors with lemon zest are dominant with that beloved funky sour horse blanket note that I adore in most of my Belgian offerings. A nice lingering white peppery dry flavorful finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a heavenly airy, soft and playful texture. Again, the dryness and snappiness of the body makes it very welcome in my mouth. There's just a smidge of chest warming alcohol that is only felt and not at all tasted.

Drinkability is huge, if you can fool your brain into not realizing this is 10% abv., because you cannot taste its strength at all.

Overall a great golden ale for Belgium. The nose is remarkably fresh and the flavors are a good mixture of a Westmalle Triple and a Pomperings Hommel. I could drink a lot of this, but I'm glad I saved my first bottle for the 3rd anniv. of New Beer Sunday.

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Photo of ErwinGS
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of st9647v3
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Large bottle, caged and corked, best before dating on the label (010209), pours cloudy, medium golden, with plenty of yeasty floaters present. Initially it lifts a huge white head, slowly receding to a thick film and leaving gobs of thick sheeting and intricate lace. Complex nose with hints of honey, pepper, and flowers. Tasty Belgian creation, plenty of pepper, floral, notes, yeasty nuttiness, some warming alcohol late. Love the style, this is a worthy example. Complex, easy drinking, bring on the summer salads, crusty breads and peppery cheeses.

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Photo of jdscotty
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of Zorro
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

EXPLOSIVE level of carbonation, be careful where it is pointing when you twist the cork.

Clouded peach colored beer with an enormous puffy white head, pour carefully.

Smell is sweet and fruity mostly of apples and flowers with a hint of spiciness. After the head diminishes a bit caramel dipped apple and honey candy aromas appear. Spicy but ethanol and black pepper are all I can Identify.

Taste starts out sweet and spicy with a nice apple flavor. Apple and caramel combo shows up in the flavor the same as the smell. Little bit of wood and spice after a while.

Mouthfeel is good.

Extremely easy to drink. Nice and mellow and more flavorful than Duvel, but not as complex. Quite drinkable but BEWARE THAT CORK!

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Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Selection of the beer-of-the-month Club
Poured a hazy light yellow color with massive white puffy head.
Smll has distinct notes of bananas, citrus fruits and cloves.
Taste is great. A night banana flavor, blended with strong citrus notes, some cloves, and a pleasant yeastiness. Very enticing. No alcohol sensation.
Finishes smooth and refreshing, leaving a pleasant fruity taste in the mouth.
Way tto drinkable for a 10% beer. Great job.

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Photo of chuckj76
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of beerking1
4.92/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle from 2000. Pours hazy light gold with a massive, pillowy white head, so dense it never fades. Aroma is musty, sweet and fruity, with notes of spice as well. Pleasantly yeasty. Flavor is sweet, fruity and spicy, with some peppery notes. Alcohol apparent but very soft. Aftertaste lingers nicely, with sweet spicy notes and hints of the alcohol that was so soft in the flavor. Aging has done this beer extremely well. This is a true masterpiece of the brewers art.

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Photo of mrip
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light but extremely hazed yellow white, with a huge and voluminous head of pure white. Lacing is clumpy and truly Belgian in style. Eventually it settles, but still stays pretty consistent. Looks very pleasant indeed.

Nose is spicy and phenolic, with a big crispness and a slight tartness. Quite fresh overall, but with the boozy and sharp end of the Belgian yeast spectrum. Pretty decent.

Taste is spicy and phenolic again, with an unapologetic booze note throughout. This smoothes out on the back though, quite pleasantly, leaving a dollop of round, meaty Belgian yeast flatness to soothe the palate. Some spicy fruit characters dot the central palate: melon and mango, all compacted to a strong astringent point, giving a nice lift. Indeed, this is smoother, but just as complex and spicy as some of the better known examples like Duvel.

Feel is incredibly smooth, and although there's a noticeable heat of alcohol, it doesn't prickle the palate as I thought it might.

Lovely beer, a really smooth and mellow, but spicy and complex Belgian strong pale. Such beers are rare indeed, and more often than not, you have to take the intense heat and spice as part of the package. I'm glad this one mellows it so much.

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Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: One of those spectacular Belgian pours, with a huge, pillowy head that sits atop the cloudy honey/straw colored liquid; shards of lace are left behind as the liquid is consumed

Smell: Bready, with a peppery and lemony aspect

Taste: Opens with an immediate presentation of the spicy yeast character, followed by stone fruit, candi sugar, honey and lemon elements that combine, by mid-palate; the alcohol arrives after the swallow, to add a bit of warmth to the melange; the finish has hints of herbacious funk

Mouthfeel: Light and bouyant, with tingly carbonation

Overall: A very impressive example of the style, though just a bit sweet for my palate

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Photo of Rwalford74
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Malheur 10° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 417 ratings