tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Syrupy maple notes over honey like musty sweetness and herbal, haylike hops in the alcoholic aroma. Hazy golden body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, white head that laces nicely. Alcohol is very apparent in the flavour also with a strong base of floral, honey, hay and toasty malt flavours. Very lively carbonation with a soft texture though mouthfeel is not quite as rich as with the Brut beers from the same brewer. Sampled at Mondial 2006.
omhper (22726) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm] Pale golden. Very lively brief head, Yeasty aroma of banana and raspberries. Medium sweet and medium bodied with soft, spritzy mouthfeel. The comparably light body gives alcohol plenty of room, creating a liqueur-like raspberry flavour. Fruity with evident notes of almond and a hint of butter.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour reveals a hazy blonde color with floaties and a thin white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. The aroma and flavor have a strong yeast charecter and are joined by fruits and hops. It’s good and has some class and some dryness but it is far from the Brut Réserve.
Jayb0 (1141) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another lovely champagne-style offering from De Landsheer. This one has more dry and floral notes than the others. It is less complex than the noir, and less champagne like than the brut reserve, but I found really nice as an aperitif beer.
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blond color. Spicy aroma, coriander, similar to a Triple; dry; woody. The mouthfeel is quite dry and light, because of the high carbonation; there is the typical taste of Belgian ales, it’s bitter enough, but there is little malt flavor and the hops leave no trace of quality. The alcohol is quite warming at times. Pleasant but not exceptional.
jerohen (2151) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 0.75. Hazy orange coloured, medium white head. Hops and spices, alcohol obviously present. Dry finish. None of these Champagne beers could impress me so far and this is no exception. On the other hand, it’s certainly not a bad brew.
caesar (6364) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Hazy orange color, medium white head. Aroma is bit spicy and malty, some champagne, bit alcohol. Same taste. Bit disappointing if you compare this to the other Brut beers of Malheur.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Effervescent golden pour wearing a lasting white 1-inch foam. Sweetish and perfumey nose comprises apparently more residual sugars than the other 2 beers “méthode champenoise” from this house. Nonetheless, a hefty dose of dry floral hops accompany the mildy grainy malt profile. Sweetish and grassy developments are joined by a wave of intruding alcohol, swimming across the pear and pepper back flavours. Herbal finish. Lots of things I like, but the quickly fading carbonation, overall sweeter and simpler flavours than their other 2 and the global stickiness make it less enjoyable for me.
TaktikMTL (6909) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille verte de 750 ml, dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2006 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’épices, d’houblons et une pointe de moufette. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un micne col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons et d’épices. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #515)
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from the bottle (750 ml) at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, 2006. Typically wonderful Malheur appearance: an absolutely immense , incredibly persistent foamy, rocky white head (it gushed a bit when opened despite refrigeration) atop an oily, thick gold body....the aroma is of fine champagne, fresh lightly toasted barley and wild grasses, with hints of honey and lilac as it warms....extremely sweet in the body, and surprisingly more alcoholic to the taste than its bigger brothers, just enormous malts and almost no bitterness, with the yeast providing backbone and a bit of complexity but little sourness....mineralic, somewhat dry finish....silky mouthfeel, somewhat syrupy and thick but not quite cloying. Very very good, but certainly not in the top tier from this world-class brewery.