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


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RATINGS: 284   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2001
Pleasant and professional.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 26, 2012
leather, banana, orange, cloudy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2001
Oh, this is a nice way to end thy day. Sweet, creamy and a bit of wheat to it, like a fresh baget. Nice balance, light and beautiful to look through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2006
Aroma of citrus, bit yeast, grain and spices. Spicy and dry taste, bit crisp, quite yeasty, some citrus. Cloudy yellow color, big white head. Well balanced, but nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ralphdot (1034) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle conditioned, cloudy gold with good head, sweet fruity aroma, hoppy fruity taste, nice.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2001
Difficult to classify: triple? golden ale? something ele entirely? Who knows, but I still really enjoyed this ale. Light, fluffy body and yeasty nose and flavors, and a great bottle-conditioned twang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgiumking (8) - Ocala, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007 does not count
Good beer for a hot day. Complex but not over the top. Enough alcohol to satisfy and enjoy many bottles

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Pours golden with a medium head. Aroma is quite peculiar with some malts and something sweet I can’t put my finger on. Flavor is on the same tracks. Very nice, but impossible to describe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
Bière qui est une blonde de base de 6 % abv refermentée en bouteille. Ceci n’offre aucun inconvénient, mais le format en 25 cl m’horripile au plus haut point... Certes il s’agit de la Malheur la moins forte (encore qu’on m’a parlé d’une 4!!!) , mais de là à n’en proposer que 25 cl, on a l’impression d’une bière pour enfant au berceau … Voilà, c’est dit !! Couleur doré moyen brillant. Clarté nette. Bulles très fines en colonnes bien vives, et même torsadées au début. Superbe. Mousse épaisse à flocons moyens, crémeuse en haut, qui tient longtemps à 15 mm. Arômes de blé, orge, mie de pain, pointe de figue. 1ère bouche soyeuse avec une prise plutôt sur des épices douces. Arrière-bouche maltée, très sympa. 2ème avec malt et houblon, mais les nuances sont moins fines. 3ème qui montre un équilibre malt/houblon, mais sur un niveau moyen. Arrière-bouche assez courte. La longueur entame sur un calibre moyen, et donne un peu dans le même registre. La levure est un peu salée, et un peu faible. L’alcool curieusement est assez correct (??) La finale ne peut dépasser le niveau, mais la bière est agréable. CONCLUSION : format ridicule en 25 cl, surtout pour une bière à 6 % abv, qui dévalorise un peu d’entrée de jeu cette bière... Parfois, je ne comprends pas du tout les idées marketing de gens qui sont supposés avoir étudié le marché ... Pour le reste, on a un breuvage correct sans autre considération.

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