Maudite - Unibroue
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Reviews by THANAT0PSIS:
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Maudite’s head flows out of the bottle before the drinker even pours it. After a display like that, the head is exactly what one would expect: huge (three fingers) and lingering. It is an off-white, and, when it eventually does settle, it is a nice, yet effervescent crust. The beer itself is also extremely effervescent and a very deep amber; this appears to be Unibroue’s take on the dubbel style as La Fin du Monde is to tripel and Trois Pistoles is to quadrupel. It is also quite cloudy and has a small bit of sediment (but that may be the fault of the pour). The lacing is very underwhelming, however, this is a great looking beer.
Aroma: There are lots of banana esters, raisins, some figs, a bit of a fruity and bready yeast, which, of course, comes along with Unibroue’s typical spiciness. Surprisingly, there are also a bit of citrus fruits in the form of apricots, tangerines, peaches, and, though it is not citrus, pear (another classic Unibroue characteristic); presumably, this is mostly from the malts, which also incorporate a nice, sugary sweetness. The alcohol is also quite present. This beer smells like a wonderful cross between the aforementioned two Unibroue beers (La Fin du Monde and Trois Pistoles), which is a bit like what the dubbel style is anyway. There is lots of complexity here, which is a lot to love.
Taste: The banana is strong with this one, basically dominating the flavor from front to back. There is a mild bubblegum character from the yeast, some dark fruit sweetness (raisins, figs, grapes, and plums), notes of pear and the citrus fruits mentioned above, some cola, and just a touch of an earthy hop character to bring it all to a halt and make the drink refreshing. There is a bit of a residual bready and spicy yeast aftertaste, but for the most part it is really quite clean.
Mouthfeel: Maudite is medium-bodied, creamy, nicely (naturally) carbonated, sticky, and extremely refreshing. It definitely does not taste like an 8% ABV beer, apart from the mild warming. There is something wonderful about bottle-conditioned beers, and Unibroue always seems to nail it.
Overall: Does Unibroue do any wrong with their year-round lineup? They do Belgian styles wonderfully, perhaps the best outside of Belgium (though perhaps Ommegang and certainly Allagash could give them a run for their money). They are always very true to style, and Maudite is no different, and the price point cannot be beat next to the Belgian imports. This sampler pack was an excellent decision, and I encourage all those not on the Unibroue love-train to buy it or throw caution to the wind and purchase four four-packs of Maudite, La Fin du Monde, Trois Pistoles, and Don de Dieu. 17.5/20
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2013 03:44:03 | More by THANAT0PSIS
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 9/10/15; into a tulip.
Appearance - a dark, hazy orange. Nice carbonation that builds a creamy, egg shell, white head. Lacing begins to develop late.
Smell - ripe, dark fruit, some orange and lemon zest.
Taste - very flavorful mix of dark and citrus fruits, faint malt and strong yeast presence!
Feel - easy to drink at 8% ABV, fantastic carbonation and a nice, complex blend of flavors!
Overall - wonderful beer, but I prefer Trois Pistoles.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 02:18:21 | More by DenverHopHead
3.95/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma malt and clove
Head large (5 cm), rocky, off-white, diminishing to 5 mm layer
Body amber, hazy with occasional lump falling through
Flavor lightly acidic with clove overtones, becoming lightly sweet for a finish
Palate light to medium, oily, soft carbonation
This is an excellent interpretation of a Belgium ale and one that is ubiquitous – well worth whatever your cost is.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 14:27:33 | More by Ozzylizard
Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,527 ratings.