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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Malheur Bière Brut "à la méthode originale" is an exclusive rich beer with 11% alcohol by volume, bottled and refermented up to three times in the bottle. Malheur has succeeded in developing a process whereby the yeast is collected in the bottleneck. The yeast is frozen and removed using the "dégorgement" process whereby only the ambient pressure in the bottle is used to force the yeast out again. The result is a refined sparkling beer with a lively head and elegant aftertaste. Beer guru Michael Jackson described Malheur Bière Brut as a new "World Classic", suitable as an aperitif, dessert or digestive: strong but silky-smooth, with a powerful, dry aftertaste, very aromatic, velvety peach and rose, apricot, vanilla, orange, lemon rind, strongly bound and quietly controlled.

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3.9
Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Shared with PaleAleRider at Pub Italia. Best before date is 01/08/2015 with a 11% ABV. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a warm cap, great retention and some foam lacing. Smooth Belgian yeast aromas over bread malts, mild spices and lemon citrus notes. Nice bitterness and very light tarty mouthfeel. Flavours of beautiful fruitiness with grass and hints of sugar. A very nicely-balanced Belgian Ale that is worth savouring... taking your time.

3.2
RW80 (2523) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
0,7 l bottle shared Appearance: A golden body with strong bubbles. On top there is a very big white head. The head colapses with quite some lacing. Aroma: grainy malts, fruity esters, some lemon and honey. Taste: moderarte sweet grain, fruits, honey, herbal-grassy hops. Medium body, strong carbonation, boozy feeling (not there in the taste.) Champagne beer ? Well it copied the carbonation and the fruityness with the hidden alcoholic boozy part, but aart from that the taste is just another Belgian Ale.

4
tlind2 (1708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, fizzy white head. Pleasant and fairly mild aroma with notes of flowers, butter and a cellar. The flavor hides the high ABV and comes out as an easy-going Duvel. Medium-full body, medium-high carbonation. Nice, though not quite in the league of Deus Brut des Flandres.

4
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle at Brugs Bierfestival. Nice smooth, soft, bread, yeast, lemon, grass. Very good beer, wonder why It took me so long to try this. Probably, the price.

4
Gerbeer (3697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a yellow/gold with full head. Aromas of candied fruit and honey. Rich flavors of same with addition citrus and doughy notes. Good carbonation. Smooth. No sign of the ABV.

3.4
prawlie (1583) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Sweet, rich and very smooth. Buttery notes and texture. Tasty but weird. Overall good but not what I was expecting.

3.7
kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle shared at Rootz. Pours slight hazy golden with lively Champaigne bubbles and a big bubbly white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, malt and light fruits. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with lively prickly Champaigne like carbonation.

3.6
TET (2991) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
A golden, strongly bubbling beer with a very big and blond head. The nose has grainy malts, fruits, some lemon and honey. Taste has grain, fruits, honey, herbal-grassy hops, strenght of alcohol but without taste. Medium+ bodied, strong carbonation that is slightly bubbling in the mouth. There is something luxorious but still slightly blend, I was expecting more.

3.5
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: caramel, rather sweet in general. TASTE: sweet, candy sugar, too old sample maybe? Score is given as for a young sample though, had this before I started rating. (this sample was expired for 2 or 3 months)

3.9
Alengrin (5249) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2015 Tasted under its original name Malheur Brut Réserve and under the later name Malheur Bière Brut, this was the first of the ’champagne beers’ which appeared on the Belgian market around the year 2000. Poured in a champagne flute, this beer has a coarse but thick and firm, snow white head and a pure and deep golden blonde colour with very fierce, indeed champagne-like fizz. Unusual but attractive aroma of hay, soap, dried lemon peel, cava, old cheese, walnuts, vanilla, biscuit, chamomille, apple, dough and something plastic-like, but not disturbingly so. Dry taste, applish fruitiness, starfruit, very spritzy, yeasty, bready, with champenoise carbonation stinging the tongue, refreshing, with yeasty finish revealing some herbal hops and gin-like, warming alcohol. Very enjoyable apéritif, appetizing and more ’beery’ than its competitor DeuS Brut des Flandres by Bosteels.


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