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


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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle. Foggy golden-yellow with a small, white, creamy head. Aroma has soap, spices, and cookies. Slightly watery soft texture. Cookies and yeast flavour dominate but there is a sure lack of complexity. Finishes quickly with green leafy hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle. Golden heavily carbonated ale. Exciting tart and fruity nose with perfumed citric notes. Quite light body for the strength. The flavor is tart, strongly fruity, spicy and peppery with notes of vanilla and wood. Finishes spicy and peppery. Delicate, excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2006
Bottle (Utobeer): Golden clear with a medium white head. Fruity, estery pepper aroma with pinapple and a touch of yeasty bread. Flavour is a little simple, mild fruits, dry spicy estery finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
33 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Cloudy golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma of yeast, malt and hints of complex spices. Nice smooth light flavour of yeast, malt and ends up quite dry, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
Hazy golden with a fast-disappearing white head. The fishy aroma is distinctive at first but is soon replaced by polished leather. Sharp citrusy taste with a yeasty tang and a little dryness at the end. Light, thin and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2006
25 cl bottle, ’bbe’ May 07. Muddy amber, a plethora of fine bubbles, rich, overwhelming white head. Sticky aroma of honey biscuits as a basis for rather fishy smelling hops. Malty, honeyish taste with surprising tartiness on the tongue edges and a hoppy punch in the back of the mouth. A quickly disappearing body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a huge white head. Aroma of fruits and spices. Sweet flavour of fruits and spices with notes of yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2005
Floral and citrus notes with wheaty and toasty malts and plenty of cakelike doughy yeast in the aroma. Opaque yellow-golden body is topped by a low but lasting white head. Tart fruity flavour up front suggests pineapples and grapefruits. As it warms, the yeast character becomes more doughy and sweetness emerges. Medium body with crisp carbonation and smooth texture. Bottle (Ølbutikken, Aug05) enjoyed with ClarkVV and muzzlehatch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 11.12 oz bottle shared with Tiggmtl and Muzzlehatch on 11/6/05. Sediment in the bottle provides a hazy pale-gold appearance with light copper hues. Small white head is moderately retained with some spotty lacing. Tiny bottle conditioned bubbles rise. Notes of light, dry, citrus fruits in the nose combine with a biscuity malt dryness, light mineral-like yeast and some faint flowery hops notes. Delicate, in a word. The flavor begins with light pils-like malt sweetness, with touches of dry biscuits, not vienna-like huskiness. Dry, lightly tart yeast notes combine with light citrus-peel notes. As it warms, the malt comes through evenly and more sweetly, but it never gets heavy in any one category, remaining tantalizingly just out of reach. Mouthfeel shows tight carbonation, though a good deal of it to start, with some touches of water on the end. Dry biscuits, and lightly dusty/dry yeast remain on the finish. Though I’m certainly no subsriber to the bigger is better mentality, I suspect they could put a little more malt and hops in this to improve the overall flavor without really ruining its delicate nature. Well representative of the abbey singel, I suppose you could say, but I see no reason to ever drink this when I could just as readily drink an orval.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
Draught, Golden colour with a big white head. Light acid fruity, yeasty aroma and taste. Medium body and a dry finish.

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