Malheur 10° | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

Malheur 10°Malheur 10°
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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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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 Dawkfan
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
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 jlindros
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap @ Armsby Abbey.

A: Big fluffy Belgian head that I like to see. It leaves some lacing on the glass when it finally fades like an hour later. Semi clear golden yellow color.

N: Hmm, different. Slight spicy and floral hop aromas, low alpha hops but a decent amount. Some light malts with that, almost a pilsner-esque aroma for the malts at least. A slight citrus and lemon aroma too.

T: Starts slightly sweet with a malty taste. Very light Belgian malts but with a heavy thickness as you would need to get to 10% abv. Some grassy mild floral and citrus hops with a touch of spice, a decent amount of low alpha hops again I believe, but at least has a decent bitterness. There's a touch of fruit too with a little banana and lemon zest. A slight mustiness and touch of warming booze round off the taste.

M: Slightly thick to medium body with good carbonation.

F: A little more bitterness and a touch of dryness, but a lingering bittersweet taste way on the back of the tongue. More lemon peel and lingering bitter hops with some citrus, lemongrass, and floral tastes. I also get a touch of honey which seems to come out a bit on the finish and could account for some of that dryness. For 10% abv it is very drinkable too.

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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 ryanonline
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big old white and fluffy head. Clear and bubbly yellow orange. Nice clumpy lacing.

Spicey and sweet on the nose. Orange and honey scent. A little clove, maybe coriander and a nice wheat smell too.

Taste is the same but with a lingering bitterness. Can't quite place it. Not as good as the nose. Nice boozey flavor also.

Very bubbley and sweet with a dry finish. Medium bodied.

A little filling and leaves a bit of a coat on the palette. Still good though.

I like this. It's a good cross between a wit and a blonde. Still like malheur 12 better.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy honey golden orange color with a huge creamy, thick, foamy white head with great retention with a thick lacing left.

S - A good amount of floral and lemony citrus aromas jump out supported by a nice background of spices, grasses, and fruit (peach, apricot, apple, etc.)

T - Sweet malt taste provides the base. Good amount of fruit, similar to the nose, and a touch of honey taste along with some typical Belgian spices and yeast. Citrus and grassy flavors come out a bit more at the end. A touch of bitterness, but more zesty flavors interact with the base sweetness.

M - Medium body with slightly above average carbonation. Slightly drying and fairly creamy.

D - Very drinkable beer. Well balanced taste with some sweetness but also a bit of zesty bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden. Easy to drink a number of these in a night (except for the ABV).

Notes: A nice BSPA, not quite at the level of say Duvel, but a good solid example. Well balanced with some tripel and saison flavors (not as many as other complex BSPA). A tasty easy to drink beer. Definitely recommend trying this if you can find it. May not blow you away but it is solid, tasty, and will disappear faster than you may hope.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
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 +9.3%
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 +13.1%
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 +8.8%
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 +6%
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 +0.8%
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 +6.8%
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 +8%
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 +4.3%
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 +3%
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 +9%
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 +3%
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 -22.4%
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%
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 +6.8%
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 -13.8%
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 +2.3%
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 -24.1%
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 +11.3%
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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Malheur 10° from Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
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