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

bottled
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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
Cloudy golden color; big head. Dry aroma, with a delicate hoppy note. Smooth Belgian Ale, with some Triple character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12823) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2004 Golden, somewhat hazy. Has a fresh aroma from citrus and oranges, some yeast and dough. Flavor is hoppy and quite strong. Some alcohol comes through, and the beer has a long finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8701) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2004
Light gold and orange in colour with a small white head. Aromas are mellow citrus fruit, pears and spices. Flavours are mild fruity malts, pears, with spices - just like the aroma. This has a good sparkle to begin with, later it gets a bit "sticky". Not that complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 (Draught@Erasmus, Bruges) A scoring update with a few notes: a bit acidic, subdued but present hops. Harmless but quite ok. Should get better points from a bottle. (Bottled, rated 6/2/2004, was 5-3-6-3-12=2.9) Hazy, golden color. Small, slim head. Light, fruity aroma. Medium-sour, fruity flavor. Carbonated, medium-bodied palate. Not irritating, but nothing special. [update Feb 11, 2004: Must re-rate this, as Malheur 8 and 10 were so damn good!:)]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2003
Big frothy head. Gold orange color, cloudy. Just a hint of citrus, some hops and some yeast both in aroma and flavor. Orange with just a bit of caramel. Dusty and an upcoming winey flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2003
I actually quite liked this one. Flowery and floury. Malty, with some nice lightly sour citrusy hops, lightly yeasty, some oats.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2003
Clear blond beer with a big white head. The aroma is rubber, urine, fruit and some hop. Light bitter hoppy taste. Rather dry bitter finish. Long dry aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20672) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2002
Bottled. Mustard yellow and hazy with creamy head. Flowery arma. Clean and plain, much less hoppy than their ’10’. Notes of vanilla, low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2002
Strong citrus aroma. Golden colour, good lace. Light body, light sweet, carbonation, citrus. Short finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Happy Birthday Trappist Ale Rules’ This beers for you. Re-Rate 08/27/02: I stashed this beer away 2 years ago today as the world renowned ’Beer Expert’ Michael Jackson said. This beer after aging for a year, or even better yet two years increases in flavor, complexness, ’yada yada yada’.

Well ’Mikey Baby’ let’s see. The pour is a clear amber, the head is off white, the lace in thick sheets to coat the glass. Nose is deep malt, citrusy, brandyish, a tad or hint of bubblegum, sweet. Front is sweet, the top is light, the finish is quite acidic, very dry, and a nice hop bite, also a hint of fusel alcohol in the moderately bitter aftertaste. Ranks a respectable #280 on my current 1000 beer list.


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