Malheur 12°

330 mL bottle as part of a recent trade - thanks Chad. Beer pours as expected with a dark brown body, very little head and no lace. The color is a bit of a dirty brown dubbel which, as usual I don't find especially attractive. Not surprising, just not especially attractive. Alcohol hits the nose with plenty of brown sugar notes as well. The alcohol does not manifest in the taste quite as strongly as the nose would suggest. Yes, it's there, but it's not hot rather it's laid back with a gentle...

Malheur Bière Brut (Brut Reserve)

Thanks to Dave for cracking this one on a Tuesday afternoon at The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA for sampling! $24.99 at Green's in the ATL, even more expensive if you are drinking this while out. The usual, impressive, foiled neck, large dimpled, thick walled champagne type bottle. I happened to have the Noir Brut a few days before, and although I enjoyed it I still thought it was rather poor value for money. This got back to impressing me, and was more reminiscent of the exceptional "10"....

Malheur Brut Noir (Black Chocolate)

$24.99 for the champagne style, foiled, corked & caged 750 mL bottle. Looks mighty impressive. Enjoyed the Malheur 10 immensley so had high hopes for this one. Good pop on the release of the cork. Pours with a dark brown/reddish color. Plenty of carbonation, but not much head or retention. Some fruity character, but it comes with some real dry character true to the Brut moniker. Alcohol prominent, but not overpowering. Lots of black grape skins and some tannin are evident. Dry finish with a...

Malheur 10°

Notes added 09/12/21 Bottle pictured. Somewhere I have a Malheur glass or two (which look a lot like the Leffe glass this beer is currently sitting in), but I think that’s part of the garage stash. Drinks the same as ever, like classy, super-high ABV Tripel, with even more added depth. A beer with real presence. The necessary and quintessential white pepper and wave after wave of sweet, alcohol sodden goodness. The alcohol is perfect here. Big, bold and upfront without ever getting...