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Maudite - Unibroue

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,773 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,773
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 129
Gots: 243 | FT: 3
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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Phatz

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The presentation of this beer was nice in a 750 ml corked brown bottle.

Appearance: Pours orange brown with a 2-3 finger head and LOTS of carbonation; nice, what you want in a Belgian. The beer is too cloudy to see through but lets the light pass through. Nice appearance.

Smell: The smell is sweet and malty. Significant amount of citrus, fruity esters & spices.

Taste: The taste is very unique, very colorful and bold. The taste had a nice sweet malt flavor to it, but then it went south for me. It got tangy; and much more tart than I expected from a Dark Belgian. Somewhat like an orange drink or fruity wine cooler that make you pucker on the aftertaste. It was certainly not an unpleasant taste, just not the taste I was expecting or that I prefer. There are a ton of reviews praising this beer so it may be just me but I think this may be a love it or hate it taste. It is CERTAINLY not average; and I respect it, but I prefer a darker thicker taste, less 'bouncy' flavors. In truth when I added to the experience, a cheese snack I actually enjoyed the beer as long as the cheese was on my palate to reduce the tartness. I do feel I should rate it though on my first impressions.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was very light and thin, somewhat like soapy water. (not saying that is a bad thing, if that is what you like, just a close analogy to the mouthfeel). Very carbonated and bubbly feeling on you tongue.

Drinkability: While the flavors and mouthfeel were not my favorite; still this beer went down with great ease; it’s very smooth. Because it is so light it drinks like a glass of water when you’re thirsty. If you like the Belgian mouthfeel and fruit beers with a tart kick, give this a try. If you are expecting 'Ommegang' or Tröegs Mad Elf (some of my FAVORITES) you may be disappointed.

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EDIT
I have since discovered that this beer is also available in 12oz bottles. I enjoyed it a little bit better this time around but not quite enough to actually change my previous review; thus the ‘edit’.
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Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2005 10:37:17 | More by Phatz
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Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,773 ratings.