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Maudite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,566 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3566
Reviews: 1818
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998)
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Reviews by Groomsy:
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Groomsy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A murky crimson body with hints of orange and brown is topped by a thick head of tight white bubbles that dwindle down. Spritzy carbonation is seen jetting from the bottom of the glass, but no real lacing is left behind, which is a disappointment. But overall, it's a very sexy looking beer.

I've never had a Belgian-style dark ale before, so this is my first of the style. On the nose, I'm immediately reminded of fruit, particularly green apples. There are some dark caramel notes in there as well, as well as some bready notes from the yeast, which has some of the same characteristics as a hefeweizen (or so my memory reminds me). There's maybe just a hint of some citrus character in there as well as well as some funky sourness.

The taste is full of the green apple notes as well as some dark fruit, spicy yeast, and some caramel to support it all. I don't perceive any real hop profile in this beer, but it works well for the flavor profile. This is a very complex beer for certain. As it warms, the flavors tend to meld together more. The sweetness tends to emerge more while putting some of the Belgian-style funk and sourness in the background. I'm still reminded of some hefeweizen flavors such as banana and clove - hopefully that's typical for this beer...

The mouthfeel and drinkability make this beer pretty dangerous. The zesty carbonation makes the beer refreshing and crisp, even at 8% ABV. The body is kind of heavy, but it's still pleasing to drink and leaves a dry finish, leaving you wanting to take another sip.

My first Belgian-esque experience has been interesting. I definitely seem some similarities between this and other beers I've had. It's an interesting beer, and while I can't say I would drink it regularly, it's certainly worth a try. Hopefully the rest of the 4-pack will grow on me. Even so, it is a very complex beer that forces you to think.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 01:35:21 | More by Groomsy
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Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,566 ratings.