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%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5579) - 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 Im 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4468) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2005
330 ml bottle quaffed studiously while playing intently at Trivial Pursuit with tiggmtl and ClarkVV. Pours a near-opaque deep, bright and luscious gold with a finger of lasting white head...sour apples and biscuit in the nose, some tart lemon after a while...malty, sweet, clean body, bit of honey and cidery character...drier on the finish than Id expect. Very pleasant, nothing like the masterpieces Ive had from these guys but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Light apple aroma. At 6% and a good flavor this is highly drinkable. This 25cl bottle was gone in a matter of minutes. I could put many of these away. Not terribly complex but still, this is a really nice little brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7252) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Bottle, Brussels, May 05. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, mold), with a note of clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2005
Diminishing small head, sparkling. hoppy aroma, some perfume and grass. creamy texture, soft carbonation with a dry bitter finish, rather light beer, smouth drinker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12942) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2005
Excellent head, fully lasting creamy, citrus aroma, you can smell the flowerhopps, moderate bitterness, and average finish, (10 has longer finish)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2005
Cloudy yellow colour, white head with many small bubbles. Like the 10 a very nice fruity aroma. Flavour is refreshing but perhaps a little boring compared to the stronger "Misfortunes". Carbonation is very high but all in all this is a very nice summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2005
Warm blond beer with a creamy white froth. Soft nose with hints of malts, stone fruits, flowers, slight honey accent and some hops. the taste is pils-malty and wheaty. It has a soft fruity accents of apricot and lime skin. Overall, the body is on the thin side. Also a touch of cruble cake with a slight hoppy touch in the afthertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Clear golden colour with a dense white head. Malty aroma with a light fruity sweetness. Pilsner like flavor with some maltyness and hints of fruit. Sparkling fairly thin body.

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