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Maudite - Unibroue

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3,930 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,930
Reviews: 1,833
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 141
Gots: 306 | 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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Photo of JumpingSpider
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

JumpingSpider, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of mscudder
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 750 after having been without one for around a year. Poured into a Duvel snifter.

A - A deep hazy brown covered by a off white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving little lace.

S - The trademark Unibroue yeast is in full form! Alongside I get lots of dark fruits as well as some sweeter malts. Nice stuff.

T - Follows the nose with an immense amount of dark fruits (which I love!). There is a bit of spice that with the alcohol makes this truly fantastic.

M - The pinnacle of the brew imo. The carbonation sets off the dark fruits and makes it refreshing while not sacrificing any drinkablity. I feel a traditional dark Belgian tends to be "watery" but the style is conquered her; forcing me to desire another sip after the previous has elapsed.

O - This is another great brew from our friends in Quebec. Short of La Fin Du Monde, this is their best offering (or perhaps their grande reserve).

mscudder, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of HopBrain
4/5  rDev -5%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of TheBeermin
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

TheBeermin, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

sd123, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of jonphilipp
4/5  rDev -5%

jonphilipp, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Zack's Oak Bar in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a lightly hazy dark brown in color. The beer has a quarter finger tall beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet dark malts, dark fruits (prune and raisin), spices/clove, and yeast.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer has moderate amounts of sweet dark malts plus some caramel malts. Additionally there are flavors of dark fruits (prune and raisin) along with spice/clove, and yeast. The beer gets sweeter as it warms.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: There is little presence of alcohol that can be detected in this beer and it is very easy to drink. There is a nice amount of complexity to the flavor of this beer and it is quite enjoyable. Definitely a sipping beer and one that I will likely have again.

dbrauneis, Jul 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

dextermcgurk, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of MidloRapid
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

MidloRapid, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Eureka
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Eureka, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Bryfind
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Bryfind, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of raznug
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer pours a hazy amber color and was topped with a solid 1½” of head that dissipated to a fluffy ¼” that sticks around very nicely.
Smell: This beer smells like a nice blend of malt and Belgian spices that seem to play well together.
Taste: I like the way this beer isn’t dominated by the spices. The taste goes along side the smell with a nice blend of malt and spices that play nicely off of each other and make for a tasty beer.
Mouthfeel: This is an easy drinking and medium bodied amber that most beer lovers will enjoy without being over powered by the spices.

raznug, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of bryehn
4.25/5  rDev +1%

bryehn, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

donzilake, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of SvenHayden
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: a nice amber orange, with a touch ruby garnet. 2 fingers of foam.
Aroma: mostly smells like a wheat. But with some tart, dark fruit, maybe plum.
Taste: full bodied, banana-wheat, with latent kick of plum. Spicy belgian yeast.
Mouthfeel: surpisingly creamy, fluffy.
Summary: Not as intense as it looks. Surprisingly smooth for a dark belgian. Like a Belgian take on a Dunkelweizen. One of the better offerings from Unibroue though.

SvenHayden, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Alok
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Alok, Jul 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Futsey, Jul 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

CrazyOtto623, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of thefullpython
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

thefullpython, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

kslsc400, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

ryser2k, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of deebo
3.33/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-An odd color of burnt orange brown. A finger of white head quickly breaks down into a film. Lots of lively bubbles.

S-Appealing, fruity-prune, raisins, molasses.

T-Lots of yeast and fruity esters, not a ton else going on.

M-Lots of tingly carbonation, some alcohol noticed. Thin bodied a bit of bitter lingering finish.

O-Missing some malt backbone to carry the strong yeasty flavor and the carbonation zing is a bit high for my taste.

deebo, Jun 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Tinfang, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 6/23/12

Appearance: Dark amber with a lot of orange - hazy, with a creamy off-white head - retains a nice-looking cap, leaves some streaks of lacing

Smell: Unibroue yeast everywhere - ripe bananas, old bubblegum, and a blast of clove - very spicy, tons of esters - pears and apples - a bit too much- some pale malts, and some white bread, or maybe sweet pound cake

Taste: Like a fruity bread - bananas, pears, tart apples, and some other light fruits - esters everywhere, in excess - lots of clove, spicy, slightly tart - light bread, on the sweet side - very mildly bitter - and, of course, the Unibroue yeast

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth

Overall: Good for what it is, but too fruity

This is the third time I've had this beer, and I remain underwhelmed. It's good, but it's too fruity, too yeasty. I can see why people like this, but I'm not a huge fan.

angrybabboon, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.98/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy, dark orange with some copper leanings. Head is fluffy with tight carbonation and dirty-white. Drops to a thin collar in short order.

Smell: Oh Unibroue yeast. You are ridiculous. Loaded with clove pineapple candy and banana extract. Some ripe fruitiness with a grainier fruit undertone. Something like pear or even apricot. Dusting of citrus. Cornbread with a touch of caramel malts. Lightly bready.

Taste: More of the yeast that's on the nose. So much clove and banana candy. Faint citrus hop note. Malts are bready and mildly sweet. Again, I'm reminded of cornbread, if you soaked it in a weird almost Belgian yeast strain. So much clove and weird banana candy. Flavor shows up and disappears in short order. Almost no aftertaste. Some minor clove.

Mouthfeel: Not thin, but not much better Heavy water. Carbonation is on the high side and spreads the flavor around quickly. Clean.

Overall: This was one of the first beers I had after turning 21. Even then it was more surprising than it was delicious. This makes it memorable, but not because I want to drink it again.

Goblinmunkey7, Jun 24, 2012
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