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Malheur 10° | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Malheur 10°Malheur 10°

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-18-2002

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Reviews: 234 | Ratings: 396
Photo of oriolesfan4
2.7/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Paid about $3.50 for a single of this.

Pours a cloudy yellow with lots of floating sediment.. small little head to it, minimal lacing. Smell is boozy.. very boozy actually, as in it makes me almost cringe smelling it (and I've had DFH 120.. which is half the alcohol smell of this.) Taste is lots of alcohol taste... it overpowers about everything else in the beer. Taste is apple juice like, typical of any Belgian. Bleh, not very good.. if you're looking for a good Belgian I'd just go for a Unibroue for half the price and twice the taste.

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Photo of chaz01
2.97/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this a few weeks ago at a local beer tasting event, took notes, but never wrote down the exact title of the beer. When I went back, they had no bottles left on the shelve and couldn't name the beer correctly, so I was unable to write up review at the time. Until I finally saw the same bottle on the shelves yesterday, (and I'm positive as I remember the Michael Jackson quote referring to the peachy and rose flavors), so I'm now able to review the beer from my notes, which are several weeks old.

A: Cloudy pale yellow in color with a nice white head, very yeasty looking.

S: Sweet malt with spiciness in the aroma. Reminds me of a sweet red port wine.

T: Very sweet and bitter at the same time, with an orange zesty finish.

M: Medium bodied.

D: Big kick of sour/bitter orange flavors in the beer that didn't appeal to me.

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Photo of RuudJH
2.99/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Full golden colour, with a nice big fluffy head. good carbonation.
Smell is a bit faint. There's a bit of spice, but mainly malt. Equal in the taste. With that, there's a big amount of boozyness... hardly a good sign. Alcohol should be covered by aroma and flavour, and here it's not happening. The alcohol is sweet and warming, not harsh. That makes up for something, but all in all this is a boring drink.

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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 TerryW
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This struck me as a beer of extremes. Interesting, but a little tough to drink.

Like a lot of other Belgians, pours up a monster big head and leaves lots of curtainy lace. Bright gold in colour. A fairly handsome beer.

10% alcohol and smells like it. Very boozy, lots of malt, a whiff of citrus hops. Very bitter on dinking, gives way immediately to big sweetness, and then settles out to long, lingering bitterness. Strong alcohol presence throughout.

Sorry, just lacks balance for me. Too much of a yo-yo experience.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.09/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cork and caged 75cl bottle, best before 10th Jan 2010, drank 29th Oct 2009.

I have been keeping this for over a year and wasn't expecting it to gush out as soon as I opened the bottle, luckily I had two glasses ready ( Judas and Hoegaarden Grand Cru tulips).

Out it came, no stopping it, bringing with it all the sediment, it looked like one of those snow shaking bubble things you used to see at the seaside. Bits floating everywhere within a dirty orange fluid. A clean white head sat on top of the whirling snow storm.

I waited for the sediment to settle, it took a long time, because of its high carbonisation the suspended yeast particles refused to sink with any haste.

Plenty of time to sniff in the aroma then! Yeast, hops and a floral smell, sweet citrus fruits (oranges mostly?).

When I did get my lips to it the alcohol was the first thing that I tasted, it is right too the fore and 'in your face' as some would say. Sweet and sour flavours arrived later.

Too strong for me and I had a terrible headache the following morning, this wasn't the only beer that night, but I am sure it did the damage.

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Photo of dgallina
3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 fluid ounce slim brown bottle dated best-before March 13th 2009.

Clear golden yellow in the goblet, with a few inches of soapy head that stays around. Smells like coarse grains, tart lime and lemon peels, on a spicy alcohol backing. Husky, thick, and distressingly bland in flavor. Rough grains and hop bitterness up front give way to a muted lemon and powdered yeast center. Builds strong alcohol fruitiness and burn eventually, but you'll hardly notice this until the end of the glass since it builds so slowly. Beer is rich, almost chunky in the mouth despite a careful pour to avoid the yeasts. Drinks easily only because it's bland. Will have to try another bottle sometime since this sample didn't at all match with the other descriptions.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank this from a bottle into a chalice in Brussels at Delirium Cafe.

It pours a hazy orange color with thick white head that sticks around

It smelled fruity and sour.

It tasted sweet and tangy, kinda bitter.

Its a decent beer but expensive for it is.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled on 8-7-10
Best before B88 B89 ?

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, with a thick white head that settles to a nice layer.

Smell is very sweet, almost sugary, with a booze/hops kick that is very strong and difficult to place.

Taste is sweet and boozy. That's it. Maybe some fruity flavors if you try hard, but otherwise a mess. Maybe it needed some age, but i doubt that would help.

Mouthfeel is good very thick and creamy, it fits the flavors.

Drinkability is poor, unless you're really trying to get drunk.

Overall, I'll probably try it again, just to check.

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Photo of athensbeermaster
3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is lacking a good head and the color is a light yellow/orange with small bubbles that dissapate very quickly. No lacing at all. The nose gave some citrus and malt aroma.
The taste: sweet & sour yeasty bread quality with a nice fruit profile of apricot and oranges.
Lot's of unrefined sugar made the drinkabilty hard to swollow.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of Belgian yeast, spices, light malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with sweetness from flavors of citrus, caramel and a hearty malt character. There's a strong alcohol burn that comes in quickly and then the breadiness of Belgian yeast, but the alcohol sting is so intense that it throws everything off. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, this is definitely not one of the better Belgian-style beers that I've had. There are several others in the style that I would select first.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of an overflowing bottle into the proper glassware.

Huge white head over a hazy golden orange body. The label on the bottle was a bit of a turn-off but I had hope after seeing it poured.

Smell is strong--fruits and sweetness all the way. A bit of malt present, but overshadowed by the other aromas. Surprisingly, pretty much no alcohol.

Taste is a bit overwhelming. The sugar is what first hit me, followed by hints of fruit. Apricots and raisins come to mind. Not much of a bready taste; it's really dominated by sugar. This does mask the alcohol quite well. The carbonation is persistent, even if the head isn't.

I probably won't be buying another one of these, but not the kind of beer I would turn down if offered.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean deep yellow color with a big yeasty white head. In the aroma coriander is present and alcohol. It has a alcoholic burn with flavors of coriander and a nice dry yeasty end. A nice smooth beer that gets bigger as it warms up. The only flaw was I feel it was a bit too much coriander, but that mellowed as it got warmer.

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Photo of tjd25
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The head didn't look too bad but it faded a bit quickly.The body is of a yellow golden color with lots of things in suspension. The smell is very dry and fruity, reminding me of fresh straw and white wine. The taste is dry and acidic, quite mouth puckering. Too much alcohol for me in there. Yeasty, light and aired, and very citric. Quite grassy too. Spicy and pepery. In spite of the dryness of the taste, the mouthfeel has a creamy character; I appreciated this combination. But I can't say that this beer is drinkable. 25cl is already too much for me.

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Photo of ahalloin
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a large snifter from a corked 750 ml bottle with a short summary from Michael Jackson on the label. Pours a cloudy dull yellowy color with orange highlights and a decent frothy white head. Head formed about a finger width using a careful pour into the center of the glass. The head receded after a few seconds to a thin ring at the top of the beer.

Smell has a nice peach and spice thing going on. There is also a fair noble hop aroma lurking in the background. In addition, the alcohol is perceptible as well.

Taste is citrusy orange and peach layered over a light malt backbone with a mouth-puckering bitter and dry finish. Alcohol is VERY perceptible in the finish. There are also small traces of diacetyl, but that could be because my bottle is slighty past the "best before" date.

Mouthfeel is medium full bodies with heavy carbonation.

Drinkability is good but I find the alcohol somewhat distracting at the finish.

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.37/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Back label dated Best Before End B37 B39.

Pours a hazy amber orange with lots of creamy, sudsy, fluffy white head 3+ inches. Aromas are very citrusy and with a little faint spice. Palate is a bit boozy, and round with creamy carbonation. Fruity with some white pepper and waxy leaves. Moderately long finish.

Well constructed.

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Photo of Squaretooth
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malheur 10

Pours with a translucent yellow orange color with a very foamy white head. Very carbonated. Poured into an Ayinger Celebrator fluted glass. Smells very fruity and tastes the same. Apple flavor with citric undertones. For a strong ale, this is awfully sweet and not what one would normally expect. Truthfully this tastes more like a tripel than a strong ale. All in all a fine offering, just a wee bit too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of czechsaaz
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very yeasty and bready aroma. Strong aroma of pilsner malt too. But it's dominated by a straight yeast smell that isn't bad but isn't at all subtle and doesn't really let anything else through.

Golden and very clear. Huge white rocky head even when poured carefully that starts to fade pretty quickly but leaves a solid inch thick layer until I'm nearly done with the bottle.

Nice strong malt flavor and good bittering hops for balance. There's a little cereal grain flavor in the background. Spicy fermentation notes includes licorice. I can taste a little alcohol so it doesn't hide it's strength like other examples of the style.

Medium bodied and very lively and highly carbonated in the mouth. Warming from alcohol in the throat and stomach.

A pretty good beer but not a standout in this style. I would drink it again, but I would reach for others first.

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Photo of bret27
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Overflow when cap openened so 1/4th beer on counter. Otherwise very foamy white head, golden color w/sediment. Great lace later on.

Smell: Strikingly similar to Reisdorff Kolsch? Malty, sweet, light, fruity, faint weak refreshing hoppiness. Almost like a pilsnener. No alcohol presence in smell.

Taste: Oh god! That's where they hid the alcohol and not that well! Sweet, malt, booze! Some oiliness and citrus/floral notes. Not terrible, but not impressive for a fine belgian to be sure. Lingering booziness and warming after.

Mouth: Oiley and lingering. It tastes like they did the old belgian trick of adding sugar for drinkability, because this is apparently 10%. The sugar shows though, and its almost too sweet/boozy.

Overall: I'm afraid, not bad not good. Almost like a mead. Tastes like honey and booze mostly, but for 10% you get your $ worth. However for a belgian pale I think of lost abbey inferno and that's way more delicous than this.

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Photo of Dawkfan
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- 3 fingers of fluffy white head. Cloudy pale looking body. Lacing is minimal.

S- The smell is dominated by floral and fruity notes of peach, apple and pear. Belgian yeast is detectable like any good BSPA.

T- Sweet & fruity upfront, hops are noticeable in the end to go along with a big boozy finish.

M- Light body, the carbonation is a little to high. Your mouth is left feeling like a desert from the dry finish. The booze just hangs around forever it seems.

D- I really didn't like this the first time I tried it and although it's better than what I remembered, it still becomes to cloying with the sweetness and alcohol taste. There's much better BSPA's out there.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours vibrant pale gold with lively streams of carbonation sustaining an impressive large white head and leaivng lovely lacing.
Nose shows pears, dough Belgian yeast, soft spicy phenols and wheat. Very nice!
Flavours are at first dominated by alcohol and sweet candi sugar. Later on some of the bready malt sticks its head out before fading into a solventy finish.
Carbonation is stupidly high.

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Photo of themind
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer looks awesome when poured! golden in color, big rich head. The beer has an interesting aroma possibly orange zest. The taste is good, fruity and dry. The carbonation is maxed out on this. I am not really into highly carbonated brews and this beer is really carbonated. All in all the beer is a good Belgium strong pale ale.

Bottom Line: Good brew with too much carbonation.

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Photo of Onslow
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Took ages to get the damn cork out, then i finally did, it spewed out all over my carpet and coffee table, drenching a harmless runner....Pours a sunrise dull orange...head is good, has healthy foam pool..Lacing is up to the task...Taste is alright, sweet and mellow, but maybe too mellow- seems to lack any assertiveness or true deep character!..could be very nice if more effervescent or i can see it being better on tap possibly?.

all in all:
A nice easy beer that would be perfect for a novice or if you are in the mood for a small Belgian beer (that being said,the alcohol is quite well masked!)... good offering but.."seems a bit shallow and pedantic"

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Photo of crwills
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is in my notes as "Millenium 2000," so I'm not sure if it's actually 7 years old or it was a slightly different brew? Nevertheless, not bad! Pale gold with a big fluffy head. Aroma is faint (or maybe it was because this was sample #18), but lightly spicy (coriander and pepper), with hints of fruitiness (sour apple?). Flavour was yeasty, very mild spice, lower carbonation than I expected, and a decent mouthfeel. Quite drinkable considering the ABV.

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Photo of Nipitato
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A. Medium gold hue. Moderate clarity. Visibly effervescent. Two finger head with huge level white head drops off to about 1/4 inch.

S: Boozy. Malt aroma is light. Pear and apple aroma noticeable. Peppery phenols poke through but are not particularly strong. Quite floral and perfumy hop character present.

T: Big assaulting sweet taste could be better balanced. Alcohol flavor present and a touch solvent like. Cloyingly sweet. Needs bitterness for balance. Peppery phenols are detectable but fruity ester character is lost in the sweetness.

MF: Medium light body. Though high carbonation lends to significant mouthfeel. Alcohol warming.

D: Overly sweet - could be better balanced. Limits drinkability.

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