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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3584) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUN 8, 2008
750ml corked, green bottle. Best before date is 01/012009. Pours pale lemon yellow, hazy. Two fingers worth of airy but sticky foam on top on first pour, settles slowly to a fine tight bubbled layer on the surface, some creamy lacing. Yeasty, faintly funky aroma with sweetish honey/lemony notes. Fairly hoppy in the mouth, citrusy notes, sweet malt, some funk. Crisp, dry finish with some yeast aftertaste and some lingering grassy hops. Super bubbly, effervescent, medium body. 11% alcohol remains well hidden. Great presentation, only sticky point about this beer is it’s price, but I can justify it every now and then.


3.4
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Grosse effervescence à l’ouverture. Mousse blanche épaisse, bière jaune dorée. CO2 ++. Nez alcooleux, agrumes. Palais corpulent, alcool prédominant, notes de fruits jaunes.

4.4
Ysok02 (1527) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2017
Robe blonde aux reflets ambrés, mousse crémeuse, abondante. Nez puissant et complexe sur des notes de fruits jaunes bien mûrs, de fruits exotiques, d’agrumes confits sur un fond de malt et un coté vanillé et boisé. Bouche à l’attaque ample, riche, puissante, un très beau fruit, une bulle crémeuse, de la fraîcheur, de la longueur et de l’élégance qui fait oublier le degré d’alcool. Une très belle belle bière alliant puissance et élégance, à nouveau une bière de repas

4
Lilja (3140) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2017
Flaska från Beernavigator drucken med ölföreningen. Smak och doft av honung, tvål, jäst, citrusskal och koriander. Stor, elegant, krispig och kryddig. Blommig, lätt något stram trots tydlig sötma. Bra champagnealternativ. Mycket gott!

4.5
Lore (2671) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2016
hazy pale yellow colour, huge and quite stable white head; aroma of peach, coriander, orange zest, earthy and floral notes as well as hints of vanilla; taste is the same with honey sweetness; great Belgian strong ale!

4.3
GoufCustom (1980) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2016


750 ml cork bottle opened with loud pop bought at IC Beer in Kwun Tong.

Looks: Clear golden honey colour; Explosive four finger head with lasting soapy white foam; Excellent sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with strong orange, strong apricots, peaches, vanilla, honey, bubblegum, floral nectar, sugar, bread, strong Bel yeast, strong wine yeast, strong lemon peels and grass. Great stuff!

Taste: Strong sweet Pils malt, with strong alcohol, liquorices, orange, yellow fruits, floral, sugar, spices, herbs, vinery, strong wine yeast, strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body Quite dry and slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Full Pils maltyness in a solid velvety background, with some champagne smoothness but malty all the time. Hard-hitting booze and liquorices come first followed by orangey ester and floral. Strong but nice vinery sweetness, pretty spicey and herbal with strong lemon to round. Very nice!

Booze and sweetness: the 11% abv is pretty head on, pretty with accompanying liquorices. Tasty but better go slow if you don’t want to get knocked out quickly. Honey-like swwet taste, strong but not cloying. Yum!

Hoppiness: Floral nectar, strong lemon peels and grass in nose. Spices, herbs, floral, strong lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness – liquorices and hops - is quite strong for a lasting, close to high astringent sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Dry. Sweet, very boozy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: Compare to the much hyped Deus Brut des Flandres, this is the real deal - exceptional bubbly head and warming colors, great, lively fruity and honey aroma, malty but white winey taste. Booze is a tad strong, but matches with its strong nature with nice lemony hoppiness. A damn nice Champagne beer for great occasions, and I am glad to have this to celebrate the advent of 2017. Happy New Year!

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Diabobale (504) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - DEC 21, 2016
Di colore giallo paglierino,opalescente, con cappello di schiuma bianca finissima e dalla lunga tenuta. Al naso fruttato (uva e nocepesca) con note floreali e speziate. Al palato pesca gialla e frutta bianca acerba. Ancora note di floreale e speziato. Le note vinose sono ben presenti. Corpo medioleggero con carbonazione spinta ma dalle bollicine finissime. Buona secchezza ed equilibrio.

3.6
SVD (1955) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2016
Sample, Yellow beer, huge head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, some flora. Taste is the same, some alcohol, fizzy, not bad.

4
Vignale (3785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
Flaska från Beernavigator drucken med ölföreningen. Stor, elegant, krispig och estrig. Liknar en stor trippel. Blommig, lätt kryddig, aningen tvålig, jästig estrar men stram trots tydlig sötma. Bra champagnealternativ. Riktigt gott.

3.9
nutjes (874) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2016
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Sterj wazig goudblond met een grote witte schuimkraag. G: Bessen, fruitig, bleekmout, gist en alcohol. S: Moutzoet, kruiden, granen, gist, honing en alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met een stevige carbonatie.

3.8
daje (4341) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Sara, march 5th 2016. Hazy orange body, big white head. Aroma is malty with fruity yeast esters, mild alcohol, taste of tangerine, sweet pastry, flowery, with a dry rick yeasty finish. Quite nice


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