ClubGonzo (4231) - Bergen, - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mmahut (1104) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
markoijelena (680) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heel lekker champagne-bier, ik vind het persoonlijk beter dan Deus omdat je hier nog meer bier in proeft dan champagne
RexTalionis (2603) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Sten (674) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
MarcoDL (2383) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of special Belgian Champage beers. Tastes dry, fruity and yeasty. Quite unique.
DwarfeD (1142) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
NordicV (1223) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
holdan (260) - USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.