Maudite - Unibroue
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.98/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Our pour reveals an opaque, tawny colored brew. It is hazy with medially visual carbonation. The head is off-white and two fingers high, and recedes at a medium speed. The aroma is rich and salty. Esters, spicy clove, and smoky cedar dance around the nose. There are also dark fruits at play, specifically figs and raisins. The taste begins with dark malts, which convey saltiness, and sweet fruity esters. As we move to the middle there is a complex bitterness. There are the faintest grassy hops contributing to this, but it comes even more so from bitter black pepper, raw clove, and lemon rind. The affect carries into the finish, which is also added to by a mouthwatering saltiness, faint roast, grape stems, and a light, but bitter sulfury component. The aftertaste is the same. As was apparent from the taste, the mouth is left watered. It is, however, quickly dried by astringency. The body is medium and the carbonation is mild. The abv is nice and high, but there is little warming. The drinkability is somewhere in the middle, as the alcohol content and certain flavor components keep it from disappearing more quickly.
Overall, the best thing about this brew is its fresh aroma. While related, it is almost more reminiscent of a Belgian tripel, rather than a strong dark ale. It remains clean, spicy, and vibrantly complex, with a nice helping of sweet, balancing esters. When you then taste, it is almost underwhelming. You are expecting this creamy and sweet, yet spice-laden brew, but are presented with something a bit lighter and less robust than one would expect.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2010 02:38:47 | More by TheBrewo
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