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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4231) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1104) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow body with low white head. Aroma has light spicy, malty, candi profile with light green apples. Taste has medium to high malty sweetness, vanilla tones, low bitterness. Body is full, high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (680) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 0.75l, taste 0.2l at Belgian Beer Weekend in Grand Place Brussels Belgium.Pour it yellow colour with medium white head.Taste between champagne and beer.On the nose peach.Taste of malt, honey, fruits and pine.Very good

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
quite dense ivorywhite head that leaves some lacing. dark blonde colour. aroma of spices, ginger (?), vanilla, some oxidation notes. taste like aroma with a slight wry finish. medium body, quite carbonated. bottle 75cl / bbf jun-2014

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Heel lekker champagne-bier, ik vind het persoonlijk beter dan Deus omdat je hier nog meer bier in proeft dan champagne

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2603) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden in color with a whitish head. Fruityness, hints of sour berries, some spicyness and notes of lemon in aroma. Citrus, sweeter notes as in toffee, honey and apples in taste. Aftertaste is slightly tart fruity with hints of spicyness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (674) - 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)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2383) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
One of special Belgian Champage beers. Tastes dry, fruity and yeasty. Quite unique.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1142) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1223) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdan (260) - 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.


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