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

This beer is phenomenal. I'm not sure how this is a belgian strong ale and not a tripel and st bernardus green label is a tripel other than the abv. However; many 10% like maredsous tripels exist. It's a tripel, plain and simple and its very much like st bernardus tripel in flavor/style although stronger. i dont give a shit how someone markets something and or what you think some beer is, this is about as much of a belgian strong pale as my asshole. You get the biscuit and floral aromas with insanely strong bready overtones. This is a phenomenal "tripel" and should be the best tripel in the world with st bernardus neck and neck, but oh wait, its not a tripel. This would get better ratings if the morons that created this site had a clue how to weight a style. This beer is world class for the style and if you run across it, you shoudl buy it all and age it and let it become a thing of earthy bready floral beauty in a few years.

This one I'm drinking on the 5th of May 2011 is an 08 and its fantabulous....

Say, "no" to morons...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its been awhile since I have had a Belgian strong pale so I decided to go with this one for a fix,poured into a large tulip glass a medium to deep golden with a large blooming head that left alot of Brussels-style lace behind like in sheets.Somewhat mild in the nose not overly phenolic which in my mind is good,some light citrus fruit and honey notes mainly.Milder but quite flavorful the phenols are again in check pretty well with just a light clove note some refreshing tangerine and ripe orange flavors with a "green" herbal finish.This was a nice beer somewhat refreshing and light for such a big beer.

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

Appearance - This poured a beautiful light orange in color and was very murky. The pure white head was full and fluffy and showed great retention. This was a very inviting ale.

Smell - The hops are huge at the nose but the milder malts reek of quality. You get a sense on the first whiff that this is a high-quality product. The spicing is heavy on the coriander and it has that rich orange peel aroma that somehow collapses into medicine cabinet with a cheaper brewer.

Taste - The light malts come out more solid at the taste giving this BSPA a well-rounded flavor profile. Of course this is all about the hops. They aren't overbearing but are incredibly stiff coming out of Belgian. And again the spicing, it is nothing out of the ordinary and one could say typical for the style but they are just so refined. It's like the difference between sprinkling some parsley out of a jar onto a plate of pasta or pulling it from your garden and chopping it up fresh.

Mouthfeel - This again is very high-end. The carbonation is tight and fluffy and tickles the cheeks. The body is bigger than medium if not quite full. The ale overall is very rich and chewy yet feels light to the touch.

Drinkability - This is a classic example of the style and is distinctive in its lack of distinction. There's nothing here that warrants a "5" rating but it is a solid 4.5 in every aspect.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of StoutHearted
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured it in a tulip glass, and man, oh man, did the foam come forth! At least four fingers of head on the glass, and when it settled, a it remained a respectable one inch. And it gave off a variety of flavor- the dominating was the slight horse blanket odor that many Belgians have. But the picture I had in the back of my mind as I drank was of a lemon-lime soda. It had the tang of a carbonated drink, but it was not fruity.I found little bitterness, but a distinct hop flavor lingered on the tongue. There was a tiny bit of sweetness that was very pleasant.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
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 GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kraken
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Split with my brother last Sunday.

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle. Cork exited from the bottle with a resounding pop. Born on date from cork indicates 2/07. This little lady has aged a little longer then 1.5yrs. Emptied half of the bottle contents into Fin Du Monde chalice. Firm pour results in a massive five finger head. Head has great retention and some of the best lace I have seen. Color is a cloudy golden amber with copious amounts of sediment.

Nose- Sticky sweet nose lots a candied Lemon and lemon zest. Hops are present, not the high alpha variety, well as best as I can tell from the nose. Secondary elements include Belgian yeast.

Palate- Slight anise. Very strong flavors, amazing stuff. Candi Sugar and Belgian yeast. Strong lemon zest. Lots of finishing hops. Very pleasant rich full flavor, complex. Long exceedingly dry finish. Sticky and slightly sweet. Light alcohol, although well hidden at %10.

Mouthfeel- Sticky, yet dry, so dry its almost cloying.

Drinkability- At 10% this goes down far to easy and will have me looking for additional bottles.

This is far and away one of the best Belgian Strong Pale Ales I have ever had. It is wonderfully complex, if a fan of the style seek out! Highly recommended.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
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 danend
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a duvel glass.

Aroma : Lemony spicyness with a subtle pilsener malt character. Notes of honey and a little pepper. Evident alcoholic aromas as the beer warmed.

Appearance: Hazy gold with a large white head that hangs around.

Flavor: Up front hop bitterness that is quickly complimented by a little malty sweetness. A little bit of honey, lemon and peppery alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Starts bitter but finishes surprisingly sweet for the style. Characteristic carbonation.

Overall: A very drinkable beer, prefer it over duvel.

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Photo of glid02
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one-finger egg-white colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of bright and sweet pale malts with good amounts of light fruits - pears with hints of orange peel - and lighter amounts of spicy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by syrupy pear flavors. Midway through the sip leafy and slightly spicy hops cut the sweetness a bit, carrying through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this is a big beer that drinks a lot smaller than it is. Very easy-drinking and well worth a shot.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ggaughan
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured a clear golden body with slight white head but a nice little island floating in the middle. The aroma was of crisp citrus. Taste is interested with having a slighty tart character to it but also a nice sweetness, both balanced well by the other and making for a medium bodied beer. Crisp taste.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale golden orange colour, with a fair bit of black sediment eddying around the glass, looking a lot like black pepper. It gives up two fingers of soapy white head, which leaves a minimum of sparse, random lace around the glass as it drops away. The aroma is of dark, sugary, boozy malt, and floral, earthy hops. The taste is sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, alcohol, and a bit of yeast. The carbonation is on the low side, the body medium weight, smooth, and somewhat creamy, and it has a sweet, boozy malt finish.

Pretty warm, even for a Belgian Strong, but nice enough for a nightcap.

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Photo of umtox
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a huge white foamy head with bubbles of a wide variety of sizes. Leaves a big white lace around the edge. Golden witha hint of amber.

S: Big citrus from the yeast. Tart apple, grapefruit, and a hint of lime. Perhaps a faint touch of spice--coriander. The high carbonation level leads to a nice dry finish.

T: Robust citrus and yeast.

M: Crisp and dry.

D: The 10% ABV is barely noticed. A great appertif, as it is not too strong on the palate.

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Photo of asabreed
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Paid $4 it. The label totally looks like an arena football team or something, with the M on the shield trying to be torn a part. A nice Michael Jackson quote on the side of the label, which I've never seen. And a clearly labeled "Best before end" 3/13/09, so it looks like I'm good before the date.

Appearance: Hazy golden-orange with a tornado-like swirl of carbonation charging up and some nice sediment floating around. Huge billowing head at first, settling slowly with sparse, clumpy lacing and a head at about 1/3" staying above the body, though it dissipates fairly quickly with some warmth and more pouring.

Smell: Lots of fruit and spice in the initial nose. Strawberries, cherries, some peach, pear, yeast, pepper, slight pine, sweetbread possibly, some vanilla, mild chocolate and burnt malt, and raisins. Tons of stuff in the nose, and a lot changing as it warms.

Taste: Again, fruit and spice come through a lot in the tasting. Peppery spice, some tree bark earthiness and dark bread. Strawberries, cherries, pear, mild peach, yeast, pine and bitter citrus, some vanilla and sweeter malt flavors, raisins, mild chocolate back in the palate, and some raisins and vinous characteristics. Finishes semi-dry with an oily, spicy, and mildly fruity punch, backed by some sour fruits. As it warms, it gets a bit spicier and the hops come out more, which I like. It wasn't overly sweet to begin with, but the sweetness gets curbed a bit, and with the complexity changing that much, I wonder what would happen with this in the cellar.

Mouthfeel: Full and almost creamy without sometimes too spritzy like a lot of the style can be, though the carbonation tickles at first and remains close to perfect at the end.

Drinkability: Awesome all the way through. I'm thrilled I picked this up and wouldn't mind cellaring a few. I can't wait to try some more from this brewery if I can find some. Plus, the way it kept changing from 15 minutes out of the fridge to warm a bit (after being in there a few days... and it's about 85 degrees in Richmond right now, so 15 minutes on the counter wasn't too much) to where it is now is a remarkable thing.

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Photo of Mar02x
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Like a beautiful blond with carbonation bubbles racing to the massive white topping. The fluid is gold colored and hazy.

S - A fresh citrus hop kind of smell. Always a pleasure!

T - A strong bitter beer and relatively dry. The alcohol warmth is nice though.

M - A medium carbonation with a real bitter finish. There's no sticky feeling at all and that's a pity.

O - I had expected something extraordinary and special, but this has not lived up to my expectations.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice clear yellow with slight orange tint and ample carbonation despite an anticlimactic pseudo pop upon cork removal. A big white head forms and holds in true belgian cauliflower cloud style leaving great chunky lacing.

Nose is very nice, full of good belgian malts and some fairly prominent euro hop presence. Slight spice, but not alot.

A very clean and crisp belgian golden. Great belgian yeast and european hop balance. The yeast is nice and dry on the finish, which is crisp, sharp, and has some slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is right where it should be for the style, pretty much dead on.

Drinkability is GREAT for the abv. Could easily kill the bottle, maybe two. Ah who am i kidding, of course two...*sheds single alcy tear*

Overall a great representation of the style and a standby classic that won't do ya wrong. Craving a belgian golden or a tripel? hit this one up. The price tag on the 750 isn't exactly one you could trip over, but that aside, a fine, solid belgian golden brew.

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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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 NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle cellared for 2 1/2 years (technically past the expiration date by 3 months). The initial glass is fairly clear, but it becomes quite hazy with subsequent pours as the rising carbonation stirs up the yeast sediment. A tall head of bright-white foam rises up over the golden-orange body as if it wants to escape from the glass. The retention is excellent, and it maintains a short, creamy cap and leaves some fairly solid sheets of lace throughout the entire glass. The nose is sweet with a light note of vanilla, a low-key fruitness, some peppery spiciness (alcohol?), and a surprisingly bright hoppiness! It's initially gently zesty on the tongue due to the combination of it's exceptionally fine and natural carbonation and light/medium body; but it becomes more cottony and lightly creamy as it warms across the palate. The flavor delivers everything that the aroma promises with some lightly fruity and sweetish malt up-front; a softer maltiness and floral hop flavor across the middle; solid, rising bitterness towards the swallow; and a distinctly dry and bitter finish that's heightened by a wash of peppery, drying alcohol. It lingers in the mouth with hot and peppery alcohol amidst the occasional reminder of sweet, honeyish malt or floral hops. It's quite charming, and leans towards a dangerous level of drinkability although the alcohol is noticeable enough to let you know what you're getting yourself into! Most likely worth trying!

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Photo of cjgator3
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle

A- Corked and caged 750ml bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a golden orange color with a large off-white head that possesses excellent retention and lacing. The initial pour created an extremely large head but became more managable with the subsequent pours.

S- The aroma is some fruityness with some citrus zest and spices along with a herbal yeastiness. Very nice aroma, my only complaint is that it is just a little on the faint side.

T- The taste starts off with some light fruits and peppery spices. There is some yeast and hops in the finish along with the alcohol peaking in as well creating a warming finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

D- The high ABV limits the drinkability of this one, but it is a nice sipper. Overall, Malheur 10 is a solid beer that is definitely worth a try. Recommended!

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Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The good and bad here is that while this beer really hides it's strength well, the flavor doesn't come alive like similarly big Belgian. There's a mellow pale grain flavor to start that blends into a sharp Belgian spice and and noble hops. The hops are a nice touch, but the bitterness isn't lasting ans the flavors fade. I might be overly critical of what's actually a pretty nice beer, but I feel like the standards for a strong Belgian are just incredibly high.

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Malheur 10° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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