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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, - MAY 31, 2010
This is a fiery beast of a brew. Without exception, every single bottle I’ve opened so far (4 bottles over a period of 2 years) has been a gusher. Pours a massive, cloudy dense head over a murky deep orange body, usually with plenty of floaters. Smell is dry, grassy hops, hay, barnyard and grapes. This is a very strong and complex beer. Taste has plenty of basement aromas and a high acidity. Dried grass, yeast and earthy tones. Some fresher notes like grapes and lemon peel comes out in between, as well as hints of booze - particularly in the dry aftertaste. The Malheur Bière Brut is developed and marketed like a champagne (including champagne yeast), and its slightly obese price tag also indicates that it really should be used as a beer alternative to traditional champagne. The only problem is drinkability. Despite the relatively good masking of the high ABV, this is a beer that should have been easier to drink. While it should have been pointed towards a career in festive toasts and quaffable aperitifs, the Malheur Bière Brut is really more of a sipper, reminiscent of Tsjeeses Grand Reserva or De Dolle Stille Nacht - both of which are definitely no session beers! Actually, I think I would have a hard time finishing a whole bottle by myself, as I would with a hefty imperial stout at times (depending on the brand, of course... :-) Thus, despite being highly complex and nicely crafted, this is a beer that in my opinion somehow falls between two stools. At least to a certain extent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (617) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2014
Cloudy golden beer with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is malty, a bit alcoholic and dry fruit. Flavour is malty, a bit acidic and alcoholic. Nice brew. (Corked Bottle 75cl)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (1984) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
One of special Belgian Champage beers. Tastes dry, fruity and yeasty. Quite unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (809) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
75cl bottle shared at home with friends. Hazy orange with a full white head. Medium body with lively carbonation. Peach, tangerine, herbs and some hoppy bitterness. A quality champagne brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1086) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Ljusgul, lätt dimmig öl med ett vitt lätt gräddigt skum. Doft av jäst, säd, viss blommighet och sötma. Lätt alkohol åt vingummihållet. Torr munkänsla, ljust bröd och viss kryddighet i smaken.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdan (258) - USA - JAN 1, 2014
New years "champagne" 2014. Golden with nice champagne head. Aroma fruit, floral, hay. Taste sweet fruit, floral, hay. Has the same hay aroma/taste as Westvleteren 6 and 8. Same yeast? Medium/full body, champagne sparkling. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1542) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
It looks exactly as it should, champagne like, clear golden with lots of bubbles. Sparkling. Dry beer with some vegetables, dust. Feasty and special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
What a fine beer, so dry and rich. Loads of yeast, esters, floral notes and a long finish. Grains are simple but hefty enough to balance the punch of the beer and the strategic use of hops, which are golden and mellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Honey, cereal, grainy, extremely malt forward. I had expected a bit more sourish flavor to this. Not bad at all, but not as I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (866) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
had a tasting glass of this version. pours a blond colour with a 2-finger white head. malt, lemon, big smell of yeast, same comes back in the taste. and a bit to sweet for it’s style. interesting beer. but for me de deus brut des flanders is the winner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
From a bottle it is cloudy golden color with a slight white head. The aroma is fruity like grape juice and the taste is fruity and has a sweet aftertaste

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