Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ölbeat 215: Malheur 12

Brewery: Brouwerij Malheur
Country: Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Abv: 12 %
What about the beer?
Colour is dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma has sweet red grapes, sour apple and yeasty malts. Taste begins with sweet fruity bitter and sour bite. Sweet wheaty malts and sour citrus fruits take over with a yeast and alcohol side tone. Towards the end sweet grapes and sour citrus come in front with malty bitterness lurking in the background. Aftertaste has sweet citrus sourness and yeasty-malty dryness.

Complex and savoury Belgian. Sweet and sour fruits dominate strongly, but there's a fine part of malts, bitterness, yeast and alcohol present. These never leave you empty-handed.


The fiery label colours and the strong but warm feeling of the beer gave me the association of fire or burning. Since the beer represents a classical beer style, the song has to be classic and/or soft rock. This BÖC's classic fills the criteria nicely.

Blue Öyster Cult: Burnin' for You (YouTube)

From the 1981 album Fire of Unknown Origin, the song was written by Donald Roeser and Richard Meltzer.