Maudite - Unibroue
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.66/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a extremely hazy dark brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with big bubbles. This causes the head to fade away in a semi-rapid fashion - however it still retains one finger of height extremely well.
S: This seems to feature more caramel and toffee than the typical BSDA. Other notes of candied sugar, white grapes, and apple round out the dark malt qualities. I could use a bit more chocolate on the nose, but I can't complain about what I'm getting here.
T: Immediately I notice rich fruit esters, such as cherry, grape, and apple. There don't seem to be any significant dark fruit qualities aside from a touch of raisin in the middle of the flavor profile. Some of the malt flavors pop up near the back end; like I suggested on the nose, it's more caramel and toffee than chocolate (however I do pick up a bit of the latter from time to time). The balance of flavors is solid, and the alcohol is hidden spectacularly given its dry lightness.
M: It feels quite angular on the palate - I expected a bit more initial creaminess to balance the dry finish a bit. That's to say nothing of the strong carbonation, either. It seems to be designed to be very drinkable, and in that regard, it's extremely successful.
O: Okay, it's not my favorite offering from Unibroue - but that's a bit like saying this is the least attractive woman in a group of Miss America finalists. It's still a solid BSDA focused on drinkability over depth. In addendum, this was likely an older bottle; I wonder if this would be sweeter/less dry fresh.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2013 02:10:09 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
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
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