Malheur 10° | Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV

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Brewed by:
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 treque
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a pale straq in color, semi traslucent, hazy, cloudy, with a very rich creamy consistent white head, waste left on the glass, tons of carb

S: some spicy, citrics, yeast, earthy

T: astringent, lots of alcohol, some sweet and acid notes, long final

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

Expect a complex and powerful ale, yet delicate with rounded flavors and big, billowy, rocky, white head. Hop flavor and aroma is within the low range and artfully balanced..
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 yeasty phenols, white pepper, and orange-zest in a warming finish.
A very good Golden style ale with plenty of character.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a bright golden color with a large two finger white head. Retention is very good.

S- starts off with a large spice character of cloves and a spicy white pepper note. Yeasty esters are soft with alot of white stone fruit. Bready malt character lends a hint of sweetness in a predominately dry nose.

T- big bready malt gives an initial sweetness that blends in with the fruity spice esters that the yeast lends. Notes of peach and white stone fruit. Finishs with a dry character with an alcoholic bite.

MF- slick smooth mouthfeel with a surprising fullness. Average carbonation with a full medium body.

D- drinkability is decent. The smoothness helps to mask the ten percent abv well.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light gold with a huge foam head. Some lace.

Soft aromas of yeast; some light stone fruit (peach or apricot); some spicy yeast. Nice aroma.

Alcohol right up front. Big punch in the mouth. Spicy malt and yeast, a little fruit (which is a bit tropical as the beer warms), but this dries out in a hurry and has the overbearing booze element. Some chemical alcohol and bitterness in the finish. Complex brew. Note: This was a cold one; as it warmed, the booze went in the background and the fruit came out to help balance it.

Medium bodied. Actually a bit tingly on the tongue. Carbonation is evident in the towering head from a pour. Helps in drinkability. Very decent beer. Boozy and chemical element might be a turn off to some. Fits the style.

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Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: One of those spectacular Belgian pours, with a huge, pillowy head that sits atop the cloudy honey/straw colored liquid; shards of lace are left behind as the liquid is consumed

Smell: Bready, with a peppery and lemony aspect

Taste: Opens with an immediate presentation of the spicy yeast character, followed by stone fruit, candi sugar, honey and lemon elements that combine, by mid-palate; the alcohol arrives after the swallow, to add a bit of warmth to the melange; the finish has hints of herbacious funk

Mouthfeel: Light and bouyant, with tingly carbonation

Overall: A very impressive example of the style, though just a bit sweet for my palate

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Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass, good head with liberal lacing. Straw colored and cloudy. I know there is no connection, but I'm still surprised when I see such a strong beer that is light in color.

Little bit of a honey taste, good feel in the mouth.

Taste is sweet, matching up with the honey flavor. It has hint of of a wheat beer taste towards the end of the swallow.

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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 bucklemyshoe
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle at 45 degrees into a Duvel tulip.

A: It pours a hazy golden color with three fingers of pure white head that has great retention and laces very well.

S: Lemon, clove and pepper spicing, a little banana, and graham cracker.

T: Sweet and tangy lemon zest, apricot, ginger, graham cracker, and a little booze.

M: It has medium body thickness with strong carbonation and long-lasting flavors.

O: This is good but certainly not anything special.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach

A: The beer pours a clear golden-straw color with a fluffy white head.

S: Smells of spices, particularly coriander and clove, with a big bready malt aroma. There are some light fruits such as pears and apples, and a sweet candi sugar character. Perhaps some mild floral hops and lemon zest.

T: The flavor has a lot of similarities to a witbier. Seems to have a similar orange peel and coriander flavor, but certainly sweeter. Pale candi sugar along with some banana, alcohol, and bread.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

D: As it warms, the booze starts to come out a bit more, but this is still a fine enough beer.

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Photo of jsprain1
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- golden yellow. Thin white head with some lacing.
S- Lemon zest. some pear. Yeasty.
T- Tastes is sweet pear, some lemon. Not as complex as many BSPA's but pleasant flavors nevertheless.
M- Nice and rich. Slightly high carb but well done. Full bodied.
D- An above average BSPA. Not as complex as many in style, but still well made. A cost efficient beer for style.

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Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy golden yellow in color and poured into a snifter glass with a two finger high head that has very good retention properties. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of spices in the nose along with some notes of alcohol.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is quite spicy and has a moderate amount of bitterness. There are some notes of alcohol, fruits and yeast in the flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium bodied and very dry on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: This beer is definitely one that needs to be sipped given its dryness and high alcohol content.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light but extremely hazed yellow white, with a huge and voluminous head of pure white. Lacing is clumpy and truly Belgian in style. Eventually it settles, but still stays pretty consistent. Looks very pleasant indeed.

Nose is spicy and phenolic, with a big crispness and a slight tartness. Quite fresh overall, but with the boozy and sharp end of the Belgian yeast spectrum. Pretty decent.

Taste is spicy and phenolic again, with an unapologetic booze note throughout. This smoothes out on the back though, quite pleasantly, leaving a dollop of round, meaty Belgian yeast flatness to soothe the palate. Some spicy fruit characters dot the central palate: melon and mango, all compacted to a strong astringent point, giving a nice lift. Indeed, this is smoother, but just as complex and spicy as some of the better known examples like Duvel.

Feel is incredibly smooth, and although there's a noticeable heat of alcohol, it doesn't prickle the palate as I thought it might.

Lovely beer, a really smooth and mellow, but spicy and complex Belgian strong pale. Such beers are rare indeed, and more often than not, you have to take the intense heat and spice as part of the package. I'm glad this one mellows it so much.

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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 trevorjn06
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw/golden honey color with 2 fingers of foamy, white head that recedes slowly and leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is peaches, apricots, honey, sweet malt, yeast and hints of earth.

Flavor is alcoholic, light malt, fruity esters, hints of honey and a very slight hop bitterness. The finish is quite dry and leaves a warming alcohol feeling on the tongue along with bright fruit and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall this beer is good, the aroma is wonderful, but the alcoholic flavors are quite strong. I think this beer would get much better with some age.

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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 Stinkypuss
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Malheur 10

Appearance: Pours a bright gold with some cloudyness to it. Bone white crackling head with really good retention.

Smell: Lightly floral, slightly sweet and I am getting a whiff of grassy hop.

Taste: This bad boy drinks like a dry champagne. White grapes, belgian yeast, and little in the way of bitterness. A little on the sweet side but nice all in all.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, dry, light to medium bodied feel.

Drinkability: A strong, not overly boozy belgian pale. I happen to like dry beers and this one did not disappoint. Pretty tasty, glad I got to try it.

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Photo of blackie
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: golden yellow in color completely hazed with yeast, full white head recedes to a decent layer

s: big floral aroma with lots of honey, full pale malts give a high level of sugars, orange, yeasty and estery, rich alcohol as it warms

m: carbonation mid-high, body pushing the high end of medium and slightly sweet-slick

t: sweet pale malt body supports flavors of light yeasty spice, orange, florals, and a mild hop presence, alcohol pulls through sweet and spicy

d: easy enough, not much special here but interesting enough

bottle split and paired with moules bleu at Granville

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Photo of Richardberg
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured into a goblet. rich orange topped with a big thick foam. dissipates fairly fast, but leaves lots of lacing and remains hazy with a thin coat of bubbles.

S - wheat, citrus, spice, pear, golden (not quite caramel/sweet) malt. none of them very strong at all, but enough in total to be firmly above average.

T - pretty much exactly like the smell. great balance of flavors. nothing sticks out. even at this stage the 10% ABV very understated.

M - moderate to full body, nice carbonation zing, coats decently too. mouthfeel is always a strong suit of a Belgian Strong Pale and this one doesn't disappoint.

D - exceptionally drinkable. I still can't believe the gravity indicated on the label. and apart from ABV, the balance and craftmanship are just right on.

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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 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 biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale golden orange colour, with a fair bit of black sediment eddying around the glass, looking a lot like black pepper. It gives up two fingers of soapy white head, which leaves a minimum of sparse, random lace around the glass as it drops away. The aroma is of dark, sugary, boozy malt, and floral, earthy hops. The taste is sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, alcohol, and a bit of yeast. The carbonation is on the low side, the body medium weight, smooth, and somewhat creamy, and it has a sweet, boozy malt finish.

Pretty warm, even for a Belgian Strong, but nice enough for a nightcap.

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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 bluemoonswoon
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Golden yellow and topped with a mountainous pillowy white head. Ropes of carbonation bubble up from the base of the glass doing their best to hold up the head but sadly this initially beautiful baby subsides into a thin cap in a matter of a few minutes. Very little of that lovely Belgian lace as well.

S: Big burst of CO2 hits the nose and throat as soon as I get into the glass Grassy with touched of lemon and just a bit skunky.

T/MF: Much better than the aroma had initially indicated. Loads of fruit flavors: peach, lemon, light grassiness and juicy pear with dashes of pepper and honey. Finish is quite lengthy and just a bit dry and grainy with a lingering alcoholic heat that reemerges each time I exhale between sips.

D: Apart from the nose this beer makes for quite the Belgian Strong. Quite a bit fruitier than Duvel and almost veers into Belgian IPA territory IMO but does not detract from my enjoyment of the beer in the least.

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

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely hazy, light pale golden color. Head is 3+ fingers of compact, pillowy white foam; great head retention and lacing as well. Brazen!

Smell: aroma is sweetly malty and slightly buttery, but not in an unpleasant, diacetyl way. Slight orchardy plum aroma and a little alcohol spiciness round this one out pretty darn well.

Taste: really, more of the same profile as the aroma except quite strong in flavor. The plum comes out more, as does the alcohol spiciness. The overall effect is of a semi-sweet twang ... I rather like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with great big creaminess. I really like the feel of this beer.

Drinkability: I find this one really growing on me. It's extremely drinkable considering the ABV ... I could really find myself getting in trouble with this one; that's a sure sign of greatness.

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served in my ST tulip. 15.01.09 indicated on the back label. Foam slowly oozed out on the bottle pop. Poured a hazy, dull, orange-gold with a four inch, dense, creamy, off-white head. Head slowly collapses into a one inch, frothy, bubble white mass with thick concentric bands of lacing exposed during the tasting. Nose is pretty boozy - I can smell the alcohol from two feet away. Once you get past that initial quality, there's an earthy/spicy character, as well as citrus and prunes. Taste follows nose. Booziness begins to dissipate as the beer breathes, lots of prunes and candi sugar here. Mouthfeel is medium, with a pleasant, lively carbonation and a slight viscosity/slickness. Nice beer - reminds me a lot of a Tripel in may ways. Very respectable and solid.

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