scowlzineamg99 (8) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 3, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ok, Iím a sucker for big yeasty blondes, and there isnít much better than a fresh Malheur 10. Blonde, with a strong honey aroma and taste, combined with a strong complex yeast and a little peppery spice in the finish. If not stored well, it deteriorates quickly - so donít judge this beer too harshly if consumed far from its home.
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Extremely effervescent, almost too much so as the pour becomes difficult. Nice spicy ale with a nice malty, warming finish with some sweet fruit, apricot?. Similar to the brut but perhaps a bit creamier and less crisp. Slightly darker color.
I believe this is also the Malheur Blonde I had recently on tap in Brussels. Iíd rate it the same although the carbonation this time was right-on. Nice beer.
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick head quickly diminishes. Yellow color with a strong alcohol taste, and a undertone of hops. Slightly sweet, but the alcohol really overpowers here.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have only had 1, the other being aged. A nice malty, spicy flavor and not overpowering alcohol.
SteC (131) - Oostende, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one tastes strong, very spicy, also bitter.
An interesting beer, but not a real favourite of me.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice almost clear golden color, very bubbly white head. This head does not want to die, leaves good lace. Very high carbonation. Very hoppy for this style. the alcohol is covered completely by the fruity hops. fruity but seemed like a little more of the clove flavor would do well. My 100th ratebeer rating!
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít know, but I am starting to think that I donít like Belgian strong ales, namely blonde and golden ones. This beer, and many others like it, tastes too damn hot, and harsh. I fail to see what you all are getting so excited about. American brewers have proved that you can brew a beer that is over 10% ABV and not have it taste like there is rubbing alcohol in it (imp stouts, barley wines, strong ipaís, etc). This beer is astringent, if I ever were to drink Sea Breeze I would imagine it to taste like this. Brown Belgians like Westy and Rochefort taste malty and rich, heaven in a bottle, the exact opposite of thin and harsh beers like this. This beer is not terrible, but I guess itís not my style. I just have a sneaking suspicion that many people rate these higher because they are Belgian. With the overpowering heat and harshness, I just donít see where you are finding all of these flavors. Most of them taste about the same, fill the bottle with Gulden Drek and youíd never know the difference. Belgium does produce some awesome beer styles that I love, namely strong malty brown ales, lambics, and Flanders red ale, but Iím afraid that I just donít get the strong blondes and goldens. To each his own, as I have been saying since I arrived here...
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2003 Big Hoppy nose and taste with lots of alcohol to back it up. I didn't get a cool bottle as in the pic, but a little 11oz'er! I work nextdoor to the importer and am going to see if I can get more!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well íGood Olde Malheur 10í, I have a two plus year old just plain íMalheurí aging away (We will see how I rank them later this month). Cloudy lemon yellow color, the head is quite frothy, XXXL in size, slightly off white, the lace in large sheets. Nose is citrus, malt, slightly íperfumyí, somewhat sweet. Front íIf I can ever get past this headí is sweet, the top is light, the finish is íVinousí, slightly sour, quite dry, acidic, a fair hop presence, and a decent drinking beer. Ranks a respectable #395 on my current 1000 beer master list.
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque light orange colour; thick, creamy head considering how much alcohol this has; aroma shows orange, melon, alcohol, spice (thyme, mint, anise); firm body; yeasty, malty palate, dry from alcohol, more fruit (apricot, pear). I love the yeast-fruit interplay.