Malheur 10° | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Malheur 10°Malheur 10°
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3.98/5
403 Ratings
Malheur 10°Malheur 10°
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Belgium
malheur.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,523
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
403
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 403 |  Reviews: 237
Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +25.6%

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 rekel
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of ElegantRose
4.94/5  rDev +24.1%
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 beerking1
4.92/5  rDev +23.6%
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 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 pathman
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Andrewtherooster
4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I poured this beer into a tulip, and up came a nice thick, frothy head. The beer is a cloudy golden with nice lacing cascading down the side of the glass.

On the nose I get some pungent spiciness smelling of cloves and coriander. There's also a yeasty funk that interplays with it, bringing to mind dried apricots, as well as some citrus that may also be attributed to a light dash of hops.

This beer is thick, but effervescent. It's not afraid to make its alcohol known, though this only adds to the complexities of the flavor. As the beer warms a bit, the smells hinted at in the nose bloom into something else when the alcohol comes in. It's very deep and warming, adding a layer of caramel malt that was not originally detected in the nose. Very honey-like. It tastes delicious. It reminds me incredibly of champagne, as well as mead, though it seems less one-dimensional than most champagnes/meads I've had. This has spice and kick, and a great sweet warmth that the carbonation takes right off your tongue so it does not become too cloying. Even at $5 for 330 ml, I could easily see myself buying this again.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a pale golden into an old style champagne looking glass from the brewery. Very healthy head and effervescence. Looks somewhat like champagne. Smell is delicate but full of nuanced aromas of nougat, honey, bitter hops, and apple. Very interesting. Taste is fantastic. Light honeyed malt and nougat up front, but dry, followed by a creamy sweetness, and finally a bitter, dry, hoppy finish. Light but creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Extraordinarily drinkable for the abv! Thankis to Brickstore Dave for this one.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wide Bernardus Watou chalice. Handsome orange-gold color, a little cloudy, with a small white head. Big fruity aroma, smelling of vanilla-honey and blossoming floral hops. Beautifully creamy texture that's a joy to swirl around the mouth, accompanied by excellent flavors: spicy, fruity yeast character, notes of citrus peel, sweet but very light malt, and a huge burst of hop grassy, floral hop flavor.

This is the first beer to really 'wow' me in nearly a year since the Chouffe IPA. Complex, interesting, and very very yummy.

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Photo of beveragebattle
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mitchster
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

$9.99 for a corked and caged 750ml bottle from Merchants. 10.0% ABV per the bottle. Bottle conditioned. Best before "B88 B89" whatever that means.

Pours out to a hazy straw golden, forming a tall peaking merigue like white head with superior retention and thick solid whipped lacing. The aroma is very nice with touches of green apples, pineapple, peach, rose, skunked hops, a subtle touch of farmy/musty brett, and distant white vinegar. The mouthfeel is powdery, with a dry finish and a deceptively light body owing to the brisk carbonation. The taste is really nice...Lots of fruity esters up front (pear, apple, lemon, pineapple), followed by a brief bitterness, then a big honey-sweet malty middle, a delicate wisp of funky brett, and then a peculiar sweetness which lingers in the back of the throat like saccharin. Alcohol adds a white pepper flourish and a pleasant warmth.

This is a really tasty brew. Goes down very easy. Complex, rich, well crafted. I would buy it again and recommend you try it!

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Photo of diamondc
4.64/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy orange blonde. Lots of foam on the initial pour, but not that much head retention. On the second (more forceful pour), the head stuck around 'til the last sip.

A: banana .. vanilla ice cream topped with caramel .. earthy Saaz hop escapes with a few aggressive swirls. One of the more unique aromas from a Belgian Pale Ale I've sniffed.

T: yellow apples, mushy bananas, caramelized orange peels, cloves in droves, a bit of a peppery aftertaste. hops are an afterthought, yet linger on the tongue. Tastes like Belgium.

M: No alcohol burn in this one despite it being 10% ABV. There is a bit of softness to the taste which intrigues me. Kind of like licking a rose pedal.

D: Could I session this? If I had two livers, possibly. A wonderful beer, worth the price of admission. I'm feeling like I'm on the top of the world and I'm barely half way through.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.59/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: An unrelenting foamy white head with great lacing. Bright gold body comprising strings of champagne bubbles.

S: Metallic and Pilsner like, a bit rubbery like a hefeweizen. Some sherbet.

T: A smooth balance of tartness and sweetness. Initially like an extra strong Duvel but less bready. As it warms its unique character comes through. I get a strong aftertaste of fresh lychees, rambutans and to a lesser extent green grapes. Has that wonderful laquer-like quality that I love in super strong Belgian ales yet the alcohol is not protruding. Not a hint of coriander, thank goodness. It is at times just an incy bit metallic but I suspect it's something to do with the bottle cap. Strangely, towards the dregs it starts to taste like an American citra based IPA, with lots of bitter grapefruit yet it doesn't appear to be bottle conditioned. Unique.

O: With its modest 3.97 BA rating (currently) I see this as very underrated and I doubt my bottle was 100% fresh either, seeing as I bought it on the grey market here in Korea.

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Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.59/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stcules
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Golden orange colour, good head.
The smell is very fresh, orange, hop, intense and somewhat "balsamic", that open the nose...
Bitter and fruity at the taste, well carbonated, quite like champagne.
Medium body, with a long and very persistent bitter. The alcool is well hidden.
After a while the spicy notes rise up in the nose.
Great drinkability, even with an alcoholic strenght of 10 ABV.
Very good beer!

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Photo of malty
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
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 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 chuckj76
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Poured an 11.2 into a hotel wine glass for lack of a better vessel. bursting with carbonation, this one foamed up slowly when opened until a column of foam was above the neck of the bottle. Initial pour was about half clear golden beer and half snow white head. Head is tight bubbles, last a long time and laces nicely.

Aroma of golden raisin, citrus and spice, deep bready malt. Some other mysterious fruits mixed with a mild clove note. Really nice. Tastes of ripe pear, citrus and plump golden California raisins, Some of the malt but not at all thick with it. Certainly no alcohol tastes here, which amazes me based on the ABV. Half a bottle of this is already warming me up inside though, so you know the alcohol is present. A bit of the butterscotch taste in here but way back in the palate.

Somewhat light bodied it seems, smooth as hell in the mouth and easily drinkable. I mean for a strong ale this is not at all a sipper. This one could fool a lot of people I'll tell you that much.

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Photo of sonorb7
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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