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Brewed by Brouwerij Malheur (formerly De Landtsheer)
Style: Belgian Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In a country with beers named after the Devil, or called "Sudden Death", one called "Misfortune" (Malheur, in French) is just another wry jest. The beer itself is no joke. On the contrary, it is an inspired beer. Malheur is made in a new, revivalist, brewery.

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3.4
JanEric (1233) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2012
Dark blonde, small dense head. Aroma has some sweets, like honey. Reasoanble bitter taste, some soapy by-taste, medium to full bodied, reasonable finish.

3
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2012
Clear golden colour with small creamy white head. Grassy hay aroma.Mild bitterness,dry finish.

3.2
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
Bottle. Golden with large white head. Spicy, slightly sharp, yeast, citrus, very dry finish.

3.9
Gangstergafje (1142) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2017
15-06-2017; bottle; at home. The looks of the beer are quite nice. The color of the beer is a nice golden yellow. The beer has a nice silky look, because of the nice cloudiness. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft white foam is formed. Foam retention is quite good. The smell of the beer is nice. It is a nice Belgian Ale smell. It is spicy, robust and bold. I smell some nice malty aromas at first, giving a nice sweetness. Besides this, there is a lovely fruity aroma. I smell some orange, some zest and touches of koriander and other spices. There is also a floral touch. The floral and coriander touches seem hop derived. I like those hoppy touches. Pairs lovely with the malts. The taste of the beer is also nice. I taste some nice malty base tones, with some fruity flavours. I also taste nice bitter hops, with some zesty citrus and floral flavours, with a touch of spiciness. All is very well balanced. I like it. The palate of the beer is nice. Medium body, smooth and a nice medium carbonation. The finish of the beer has a nice fruitiness, together with some bitter hops and a spicy touch. All in all, a lovely beer. Traditionally Belgium, but with more power and kick. It isn’t stuck in tradition, but leaves room for development. I love it. Great work.

3.1
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2007
330 ml bottle from trade with Papsoe. Pours a cloudy golden color with nice, finger-size fluffy white head. Head lingered throughout the drink. Aroma is sweet, yeasty with some citrus fruit - lemon maybe? Taste sure is Belgian - yeast, citrus, some spice - but not distinct. Kinda weak in the Belgian flavor. Medium-to-thin mouthfeel with some carbonation.

4.1
ralphdot (1094) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle conditioned, cloudy gold with good head, sweet fruity aroma, hoppy fruity taste, nice.

3.2
BelgiskOlklub (1082) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle, 25 cl. Average size creamy, white head with excellent lacing. Lightly cloudy, yellow colour. Average/heavy malty aroma of bread and grain. Light hoppy aroma of flowers and perfume. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation and bitter finish. Moderate/heavy sweet flavor and light bitter. One-dimensional.

3.2
txspartan (1080) - Berchem, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2011
A decent ale in its class. Blond and refreshening, has the potential to become a standard.

2.8
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Dorée claire, pétillance moyenne, col fin. Du début malté, on ne passe pas trop vite au houblon à cause d’un côté lavasse. Manque cruellement de nuances!

3.5
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle, courtesy Papsoe. Pours a light murky caramel color, with a fizzy half-inch of white head, and drippy wet lacing. Clove aroma, banana, raisin, cream, some oats and grain. Belgian yeast prominent in the flavor, coriander, some zest, hoppy bitterness, and a distinct chalkiness. Body is clean and refreshing overall. Quite drinkable.


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