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Brouwerij De Landtsheer NV
Malheur 12°

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)

Malheur Bière Brut
(Brut Reserve)

Additional notes 05/05/24 (pictured) Best Before 30/06/2008. Still carbonated (somewhat), still drinkable, still some dry, champagne like character. Would I recommend it at this age? Likely not, but it’s not at all bad. 16 years past its prime? Probably not that far beyond what it once was, but I guess at least a decade past. Still delighted to try it, it all adds to the experience. Original notes 09/21/07 Thanks to Dave for cracking this one on a Tuesday afternoon at The Brick Store, Decatur,...

Malheur 12°

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°

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...