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Brewed by Brouwerij Malheur (formerly De Landtsheer)
Style: Belgian Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In a country with beers named after the Devil, or called "Sudden Death", one called "Misfortune" (Malheur, in French) is just another wry jest. The beer itself is no joke. On the contrary, it is an inspired beer. Malheur is made in a new, revivalist, brewery.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3711) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle - 330ml. Beautiful cloudy golden body with yeasty chunks and a thin white foamy/bubbly head. Fresh hoppy aroma with herbal, flowery and citrusy hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries yeasty, coriander, and honeyish notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Poured a cloudy orangish yellow with a white head. Aroma had notes of orange peel, lemon, yeast and malt. Flavor definitely had some citrus hops as well as some sweet malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5290) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle from Bierkoning. Orange with white head. Sweet and fruity nose. Refreshing taste of fruits and citrus. Hoppy and floral finish. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
NosirIwont (2292) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a murky yellow-orange with a white head. Sweet, fresh, faintly tart aroma. Stingy. Flowery notes. Bit of citrus. Malt and grass as it warms. Flavour is sweet and quite perfumy. Yeast notes. Grassy finish with a bit of hops. Too much carbonation. Not bad as such, but I’m not impressed. Could do without the perfumy notes. 14-08-09.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12803) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle conditioned, 330ml, from BEERmerchants of Kent. Sl hazed orange gold with white head, chunks of yeast. There is no misfortune with this, it is a sweetish malty Belgian with a touch of spice, probably at the right level for me, and an easy fruitiness. Reasonable hop note in the close, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2009
cloudy orange, large white head that soon grows smaller. aroma is honey, mango, yeast, old hops. flavor is hoppy, fruity, dry, balanced. if you like hops and belgian this is a good mix.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2009
A hazy golden ale with a thick lacing white head. A pleasant honey and orange pulp in aroma, with lemony character, and yeast. In mouth, a nice hoppy belgian ale, with strawy character, light sweet and mineral notes, a bit of a creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Bieropholie imports. BB 21-09-08.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9187) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2009
(33cl bottle) Hazy, golden colour with a big and dense foamy white head. Yeasty and sweei pale malty aroma with light notes of citrus, a tinge of honey and spicy herbal hops. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Pale malt-character with restrained fruity notes; almost dry and a bit astringent hop bitter finish with herbal spice. Good, hoppy stuff (26.IV.09).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
A good "session" Belgian pale. Pale hazy gold, good firm head, good lacing. Nose of citrus, yeast, bread. Taste of citrus and yeast with a spicy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 6, 2008
330ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki)
Pale cloudy orange, healthy tight head. Big tomatoes and then honey aroma. A touch perfumey. Very simply sweet plain light malty body. Quite dull, actually. Nothing actually wrong with it, but no guts, no highlights, no bite. I want more of a crisp hop component to my blondes.


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