Malheur 10° | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Malheur 10°Malheur 10°

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

750ml Bottle
Best By: B88 B89

Had a little trouble with the cork on this one.

Poured into a chalice a very nice hazy golden orange/yellow color, very nice carbonation, very nice one-finger foamy white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a good dose of yeast, green apples, pears, some spice. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, yeasty, very nice touch of pepper, coriander, some green apples, pears. Medium body, crisp. Very Drinkable, this one is a winner, very tasty. My last brew from Liquid Solutions, RIP.

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Photo of JBogan
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bright yellow/gold body topped by a small white head fills the glass. The head remains for a fairly long time and leaves very good lacing in the glass.

There's a very fruity aroma with floral notes along with sweet honey.

The taste very much follows the nose, along with an alcohol bite at the finish. It all blends together very nicely.

I really like the mouthfeel here, almost perfect except perhaps leaning ever so slightly on the thin side. There's a fantastic carbonation bite which makes for a very crisp finish.

This is one of the better Belgian strong pale ales out there. Quite drinkable and certainly one worth trying.

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

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a somewhat light, bright gold color with nice lacing and attractive, creamy looking, long lasting head. Don't get a lot on the nose; mostly just a lot of honey, but with some underlying cherry, green apple and light spice. What there is on the nose is attractive. On the palate, this beer is flat out delicious. The beer is on the sweet side, but I'm loving the light bitterness, coupled with the cherry, honey and spice. Mouthfeel is fairly full, and the beer finishes well with a clean, moderately long finish. Alcohol is well disguised in this excellent beer, making this stuff dangerously drinkable.

This is very easy to take. Excellent.

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Photo of Rayek
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my favorite chalice.

A: Slightly hazy apricot with just a little carbonation going on. An extremely dense eggshell head sticks as a 1/8" pillow the whole way down the glass. Leaves nice lace.

S: I was a little scared at first, as there was a certain EPL quality as the beer exited the bottle. No worries though. Once in the glass, things got much better. Very white wine like, with a fruity dose of green grapes and pears. A mild coriander bite is aided by a light alcohol tingle to provide balance.

T: All the flavors pretty much hit at once. A coriander and pepper bitterness dominate at first. As they begin to pull back, sweet grape and pear flavors come forward. The fruit flavors linger into the finish, where they're joined by a nice alcohol warmth that permeates the system. Aside from the warmth, the alcohol is well masked.

M: Like many Belgians, the body is deceptively light. It helps the beer go down very easy. The carbonation is vigorous, but no too overbearing. The mouth gets very dry toward the end.

D: I was through my little bottle faster than should probably be allowed. There's a strong carbonated dry white wine theme at work here that I really enjoyed. My bottle was roughly two years old and had aged extremely well. A most excellent pickup.

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Photo of OskarL
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Cloudy yellow with a small head that dissipates fast.

Smell - Bread, yeast, apples, very fruity and a hint of alcohol.

Taste - Raisins, dark fruits, pineapple, apples, lots of brown sugar, some rum and a bit alcohol mixed in with little bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Very thick and quite carbonated.

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Photo of dqrull
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden pale yellow, with an airy one finger th ick head, I realy like that the head isnt just as huuuge as these kind of beers usually are.

Smells wonderfully fresh of green apples, green grapes, with anutty note to it that really bolsters the fruits. I also smell some ripe red berries, raspberries, and strawberries, along with some b lueberry, great full nose!

The flavours are slightly dissapointing after the great nose, but still highly enjoyable, with great fruity prescense much alike the nose, but some notes of citrus and pineapple aswell. The same nutty malt notes are present in the taste as in the nose, but the malt is alot sweeter than expected, and it fits right in. There are actually some hops here aswell all throughout the taste, that adds to the already full bouqet of fruity and floral flavours, and finishes it all with a light, stingy bitterness that complements the sweetness greatly!

A bit viscous for the style to be honest, and it takes away some of the awesome refreshment you get from this brew.

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

250 mL in Malheur glass at Bier Circus in Brussels. Reviewed 7/10/2009

Ar: Bready, sweet citrus and darker fruit hints, floral tart peach, chocolate cherry, alcohol, darker smell than it appears

Ap: thick very dense mousse like white head, great retention, hazy dark straw with yeast

F: woody earthiness, raisins and prunes, chocolate covered raisins, caramel and toffee malt, brown sugar and maple, dark sweetness although it is very dry, starts with dark fruit, wet but partially dried fruit, wet raisin, then dark perfumy alc and toffee, slightly rummy, complex and dark taste, alc very noticeable but not problematic

M: very high carbonation, slightly rough, light body, lightly burning alc at end

O: dark taste with tripel color/mouthfeel, very good, alcohol high but smooth, the more i have the better it is

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Photo of bskrtz
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle served in open beer chalice at approx. 48 degrees.

A) Cloudy pale mixture with fluffy off white head that settles into lacy white trail on top of the pour. Holding the glass up to the light appears to make this beer 'glow' bright dull straw/gold

S) Sweet honey and sour mash. Complex citrus blend of dark fruits and lemon zest.

T) Honey, apple cider, citrus juice, sweet malts and mild hops. Thick, sticky mixture.

D) Truly an excellent specimen of the category. Stock up.

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Photo of bonsreeb85
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into my New Belgium snifter, this one shows a rocky head that climbs out of the glass over a beautiful golden body.

S - the nose presents a wonderful aroma of honey, floral and herbal notes, very yeasty with lots of malt sweetness.

T - very sweet upfront followed by crakers and a peppery spice. the beer dries up slightly but leaves lingering lemon and lavender flavors. perhaps too sweet for some. I enjoyed it however.

MF - very soft and fluffy. bubbly but not aggresively. lighter bodied which aids the drinkability.

D - very easy drinker overall. the alcohol is well hidden and the mouthfeel is very 'more-ish' however I could see this one getting too cloying after a couple.

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Photo of ThaCreep
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Floral nose, citrus record but also with more subtle flavors of apples. It is at first sweet palate, a little spicy but it quickly becomes bitter for us to offer a persistent finish transmitting the palace of the bitterness and dryness. In the mouth, this beer is like an apple liqueur and accompanied by delicate flavors of rose, it stands out as a beer very well balanced, where high rates of alcohol does not supplant its flavor nor its delicious flavor.

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Photo of Qsy
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 750ml

Aroma: Hint of summer fruits and flowers with citrus tickle

Taste: Fruit, spice and citrus with malty medium body that reminds me of honey or olive oil. A nice balance between sweet and sour with a yeasty citrus finish.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation and pleasant coating of palate. Does not linger.

Drinkability: Big beer with hidden alcohol content. I'd serve this with scallops or shrimp scampi.

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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 JohnGalt1
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small bottle picked up today at the COOP for about $3.50... sharing a bit with Brenda... mine is poured into my Delirium goblet.

As soon as the crown comes off... a fizzy white creeping foam slowly snakes out of the bottle... short lasting foamy white head ... only splotches of lace... the brew is very cloudy peachy gold.

Nose is very estery... tons of pear.. and some apricot... a little spicy that reminds me of white pepper.

Flavor is a tad sweeter than I normally like.. the residual sugars really make the apricot blossom across the palate.... sorta perfumy... Even for the style, I would think the carbonation is a bit too much... I would be worried about bottle bombs if I kept these in the cellar.

Pretty interesting... just seems a bit "blah" to be given a better review.

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Photo of hoplover82
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very hazy, full of sediment bright yellow color with a tall billowing rocky white head that settles quite quickly but never looses a 1/4 inch head on the beer but doesn't leave much lacing at all.

S-My sence of smell is really good, but I can't smell a strong smell like the taste is. I do get bannanas. It's very faint, and that's it... The beer has warmed up and all, but I can't smell much. It's weird...

T-But the flavor is very strong with bannanas, very spicy cloves (very pungent but balanced). Along with an apple like acidity and a strong spicy hop bitterness that lingers quite nicely. Also an almost earthy hop flavor underneath. Way underneath, almost non present, but those hops are there.

M-Very full body and a creamy but almost crisp full carbonation that gives me a swift kick in the face. Also in the begining, the alcohol presence is quite powerful, but after time, the smell and taste of alcohol really deminishes a lot.

D-Not very drinkable due to the abv, but after the beer really warms, it goes down real smooth.

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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 jizdepski
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into maredsous goblet. has nice golden hues, and a bigtime head that explodes out the goblet like a pillowy mushroom. smells fruity and boozy with peach and lighter fruit esters, and yeast on the nose. tastes very nice, good malt presence, tarty fruit flavors, with alcohol underneath. a nice sour/bitterness on the finish. has a full bodied mouthfeel with bitey carbonation. drinkability? its pretty strong, but its fine for the style.

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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 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 CHSLBrew
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into a tulip.

A-Poured a huge, cloud-like pale white head, exhibiting nice lacing and decent retention. Deep golden brew, hazy with hues of iced tea.

S-Flowery, honey-like, peach aromas reign supreme in this one. Even a slight orangy nuance on the fringe of the aroma.

T-Sweet honey flavors, buttered bread with a slight spice to it. A pleasing bitterness helps keep the sweet malts in check. Finishes semi-sweet, with a lingering fruity aftertaste.

M-Medium-full body with a creamy medium to medium-high carbonation. Warming in my belly rounds out this beer nicely.

D-Above average. Good brew, smooth, complex, enjoyable.

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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 AKBelgianBeast
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
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 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 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 atigerlife
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Corked 750ml poured into a Malheur goblet.

First, the cork was nearly impossible to get out. Had to use a corkscrew and when it came it there was a loud pop.

Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that has good lasting power. Lots of small carb rising. Very pleasant to look at.

Aroma of pears, apricots, apples and alcohol.

Taste is of pears, apples, wood, spices. Alcohol comes through as it warms. There is some hops and light malts. Sweet. Very warming.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a wonderful brew. The alcohol makes it a little tough to finish a 750 by yourself, but it is worth the effort.

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Malheur 10° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
4 out of 5 based on 397 ratings.
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