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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Reviews: 234 | Ratings: 397
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 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 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 Andrewtherooster
4.72/5  rDev +18%
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%
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%
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 Mitchster
4.68/5  rDev +17%
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%
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 +14.8%
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 stcules
4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
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 +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 RoyalT
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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 ZimZamZoom
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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 lifeboyq
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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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Photo of brdc
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small capped bottle, poured into a goblet.
Technically, this one is past its best date, by nearly one year, but was kept in the cellar.
Bottle has coments from Michael Jackson.

Very nice golden color, with a huge, thick and foamy head, very long lasting, that coats the sides of the glass on its way down.
Very nice aroma as well, yeasty and fruity, spicy and zesty. Orange, pepper, bread, vanilla and others make their way into the nose.
Medium bodied, with a zesty, fruity flavor with multiple yeasty and spicy notes.
Malty and sweetish at times, fruity and citric at others, it is well balanced and nicely complex.
A very good example of a belgian pale ale. Wish I had more.

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Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another fabulous Malheur! I let this warm to room temp and drank it over some time. It poured with a huge, off-white, foamy, frothy, fluffy, thick head that lasts quite a while and good lacing. Color is a hazy apricot amber with some particulates in suspension. Aroma is yeast, fruit, malt, spice. Flavor's a lot like nose with fruit on top, then bitter from hop and yeast, followed by carbonic tang. Body is full, rich, and smooth with good carbonation. Finish is like flavor and very slowly tapers off with some alcohol warmth. Great beer for sipping while reading a great book! Or just sipping; what am I thinking?!?

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Photo of impending
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a tulip. Pours a clear light golden straw. Towering dense head, big clumpy froth, superb lacing.

Intriguing aroma of hops, happy citrus, mid summer light skinned fruits, an abundance of yeast and a quiet floral component. Very nice and clean.

Taste is an absolute surprise. The scent was all soprano, the taste is rich and deep. The alcohol that is completely absent in the scent is very forward and very warming in a pleasant way. Complex, all the notes of the scent are in the taste as well. Finishes just slightly bitter and dry, fades away. Full bodied mouthfeel.

A unique strong pale

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was two years out of date, but it was still one of the most carbonated beers I’ve ever sampled. It poured a thick, white, spongy, overflowing, white head and a hazy, light, yellow golden color, with numerous, tight, tiny, bubble streams, but with minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready, sugary malt, with some grain husk across the sniff. Taste is of the same, and there is a strong yeasty, banana zing, with a fairly noticeable bitterness at the back end. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and mushy, and Malheur 10° finishes mostly dry, rich, alcohilic, fruit cake-ish, and sip-able. Overall, this is just wonderful!


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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 rallison
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Somewhat hazy golden with a huge 2 finger white head that truly never dies.

S: Tropical fruits and Belgian yeast - I like this.

T: Tropical fruits, yeasty, slightly spicy. Delicate and nicely balanced, with a bit of bite at the end.

M: Light and delicate with nice carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

D: Excellent.

Recommended. An excellent, easy drinking Belgian Strong Pale. Give it a try.

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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 thekanna
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gorgeous cloudy golden body with a huge white head that takes forever to dissipate and leaves lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Fresh floral scent which gives way to a bouquet of honey and light, airy biscuits. I would have almost preferred this to be more cloying given its large alcohol content.

T: Biscuity honey aromas with a tulip or rose water-like essence. Ends on a strongly spiced, European peppercorn-infused aftertaste with a powerful tinge of phenols.

M: Highly carbonated with tiny, effervescent bubbles. Like champagne.

D: Great sipper; one must sip it to appreciate all the complexities and not let the aftertaste of phenols overwhelm you. Overall, a great crowd-pleaser: no strong or offensive flavors and appealing even to the non-beer-drinker.

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Photo of TMB0424
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ML cork caged bottle. poured into tulip glass

Pours a hazy, deep golden peach. Tons of carbonation rising up to meet a loose, creamy ghost white head. Huge head. Leaves a good amount of lacing as the head dissipates extremely slowly. VERY enticing brew.

Smells of sweet malts, ripe fruits. Hints of alcohol. Very citrusy. Strong aroma of those great Belgian malts as well. Flowery as well, with ripe peaches in the forefront. Splash of spices as well.

Taste was not what I was expecting from the smell, as it has a caramel character, I'm guessing from the yeast. But god, is it good. Sugar coated peaches, hints of banana, lemon, citrus (tangerines) all accompany a honey sweetness followed by a caramel-like yeasty middle and then a spicy, hoppy finish. The citrus brings a slight tartness and acidity that accentuates a very grassy, earthy character that follows. An extremely smooth sweet to dry transition. High on the carbonation, but not in a bad way for the most part.

Leaves a fruity, sweet aftertaste with a little splash of hop bitterness. I was actually expecting more of an alcohol warmth or kick afterwards but it wasn't there. Fairly refreshing, drinkable for 10% abv.

An outstanding Belgian pale. I've had the Malheur 12 as well and was equally as impressive. It's a shame this brewery kind of goes under the radar (at least around where I'm from). This was one of the more unique brews (especially Belgian) I've had recently and was a pleasure to sip on.

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Photo of scoobybrew
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was poured from the bottle into a snifter-like Piraat glass.

A - somewhat clear golden color with a thick foamy head that is very well retained, after awhile it settles somewhat but thick foamy chunks remain

S - malty with some yeast fruitness, some noble hop aroma as well (Styrian Goldings maybe?)

T - very malty with spicy noble hops noticeable but not too out front, the yeast is very interesting as it imparts a nice fruitiness but is still very clean in a way

M - medium-full body with moderately high carbonation

D - excellent Belgian golden ale, a very high quality beer that it's really a shame it isn't more widely available - this could be serious competition to Duvel - fantastic beer

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best before 18.09.09 (allegedly)

A - It pours orangey and hazy with white froth that recedes to nada.

S - Aromatic honey and lemon notes, biscuity with a bit of a tart alcohol tinge.

T - The taste follows the nose, plus more intensity. Also a tea-like flavor that is sublime. This stuff is great. Honey and chamomile, flower blossoms, a little pepper, tart alcohol kick on the finish, long dry astringency that rounds into a vague sweetness. A segmented flavor profile that is very appealing

M - The feel is substantial, but refreshing; with a sharp effervescence that highlights the alcohol.

D - Wow, this is a really enjoyable beer. Great with food, too.

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