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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5422) - 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 Bičre 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 Bičre 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Sara, march 5th 2016. Hazy orange body, big white head. Aroma is malty with fruity yeast esters, mild alcohol, taste of tangerine, sweet pastry, flowery, with a dry rick yeasty finish. Quite nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daigoon (133) - - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle shared. Clear golden with large bright white head. Pleasant flavor that is slightly malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (482) - POLAND - JUN 29, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 Kolor jasno ?ó?ty, z pomara?czowymi refleksami, jest nieznacznie m?tny. Piana bia?a, ogromna, wysoka i bardzo trwa?a. Zbudowana jest z drobnych i kilku wi?kszych b?bli.Aromat owocowy, pomara?cza, s?odkie brzoskwinie, lekkie nuty kwiatowe.Smak podobnie jak aromat ma wyra?ne owocowy charakter, gdzie cytryna, pomara?cza, brzoskwinia s? kr?gos?upem. Ca?o?? przyprawiana jest delikatn? zio?owo?ci?.Goryczka ostra, pieprzowa, krótka, cho? bardzo wyra?na. Wysycenie wysokie, odpowiednie. Mimo 11% jakie ma w sobie Malheur, alkohol jest nie odczuwalny i to jest si?? tego trunku.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4272) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
Shared large 2007 bottle with a BB date of 2008). Hazy dark amber body with varied size sediment floating about. Looks past its prime and very likely is past its prime. Still the flavor, smell and feel are very good. Loads of dark fruit; good complexity; very well hidden alcohol. Hints of wood (cork)?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hansvf (699) - - MAR 26, 2016
Veel te veel schuim. Smaakt vreemd, zoet, prikkerig.. Gek, niet echt lekker. Brut

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2667) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Mega gusher. Heldere gouden kleur met een mega kraag. Ruikt fruitig, citrus, kruiden. Smaakt zoetig, alcohol ,kruiden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (2500) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Goud helder bier met een grote witte schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, kruidig, citroen. Smaakt banaan, kruidig, zoet, citroen. Typisch belgisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle at Brugge beer festival 2016, Brugge, Belgium. A golden coloured pour with a huge white head on top. Fruity, yeasty, spice aroma. Tastes fruity, yeasty, spice, slightly tart. I can’t really get on with these chmpagen beers but it is still OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Refrigerated 75 cl green bottle, bottled in January 1, 2009, poured into a Trappist. Aroma is beautiful floral malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small bubble lacing. Taste is malt, floral, and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3174) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
Lys bru tĺkete med hřyt hvitt skum. Lukter karamell, champagne, honning og korn. Middels fylde. Sřt start, lett bitter og noe alkohol og vanilje.

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