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Maudite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,876 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,876
Reviews: 1,830
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 134
Gots: 284 | 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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1/5  rDev -76.2%

dragonx2099, Feb 26, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

Jablatz, Aug 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

LakelandGrillsmith, Oct 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

Extol, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of philipquarles
1.68/5  rDev -60.1%

12oz bottle cellared for two years. Pours a lightly hazy brown with very ruby tinges. Tall, fluffy light tan head that holds very well. Sickeningly sweet aromas of caramelized apples and blueberries. Some slightly spicy yeast notes. Very artificial smell. The taste is cloying and medicinal. Various dark fruit syrups mixed with Robitussin. Slightly astringent finish. Warming. Full body with good carbonation. This just tastes incredibly fake; like watered-down Pepsi with Juicy-juice and some brandy added. Had this at least three times, and each time it's gone down the drain...it's pretty evident why they called it 'maudite'.

philipquarles, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of ElCommodoro
1.93/5  rDev -54.2%

The appearance made it look superbly delicious. It was a rich tawny-red colour with a reddish-white head. It looked like it was going to be teeming with malty goodness. But that's where my enjoyment ended.
The smell was sour like a fruity yogurt drink that had gone bad.
The taste was more of the same. It was disgustingly yeasty. That sour yeastiness that just isn't OK. It also had some prominent citrus notes, spicy hops, and some clove-like spices. Any malt character was masked by the citrus notes, the hops and the pure yeastiness of the drink. I'm surprised I got it all down.

ElCommodoro, Jul 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

geekxnerd, Oct 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

ohiobeer29, Sep 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

Jlk819, Nov 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

smartassboiler, Jan 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

BuddhaBrews, Aug 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

bamarado, Nov 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

sunavamitch, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of harrymel
2.03/5  rDev -51.8%

Best by: Mar 3, 2013

A: Pours a turbid ruby ale with a two finger peanut head. This falls slowly to a fluffy quilt of the same. Nice orange-brown color where the light shines through near the edges. Spotty lacing.

S: Yeast. chemical and earthy, the yeast is at the forefront here. Some sweet malts, some floral hedges. Don't care for this - too much of the yeast.

T: Yeast and metal. The yeast is as above, vinyl in chemistry for me. The metal is like the flavor of warm stainless steel.

M: Medium to light syrup with high carb. Dry finish. Wish the body was a hint higher with lower carb. Would prefer more resonance on the finish.

O: This beer way to imbalanced with the yeast being soo dominant and makes the beer one-dimensional.

harrymel, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of ktrillionaire
2.17/5  rDev -48.5%

A - It pours a lighter brown hue, translucent, perhaps akin to iced tea. It is capped with a big ivory head that quickly retreats and leaves no lace. Though tidy, it does not project a proper BSDA appearance.

S - This beer is very yeasty and very dry in its aromatic impression. I am informed by a dude at the bar posing as a knowledgable fellow that the reason for this is "because it is 'on lees'". What a douche. Anyhow, a good amount of cloves, red apple and grape skins are implied through the nose; there is also a less-than-pleasant aroma of seemingly underroasted grain, Ovaltine, and/or Grape-Nuts.

T - The taste is more spicy-phenolic than the nose would suggest. There is an appreciable dark fruit character, suggesting less-sweet figs, raisins and papaya (not dark fruit obv.) Unfortunately the fruit flavor is not quite sweet enough and as a result the whole thing ends up more wheat-y tasting like a mediocre Weizenbock. As I get deeper in the glass, the Weizenbock comparison is strengthened: the flavor seems to be a cardboard-y malt, cloves and coriander, two-week-old Fig Newtons, all topped off with a hint of isopropyl.

M - Too thin and just wrong all-around.

D - Jeez this stuff sucks. Unibroue makes some pretty horrendous beers, with a few notable exceptions.

ktrillionaire, Mar 09, 2011
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2.2/5  rDev -47.7%

Dark rich mahogany, clear. Tan head of moderate size and good durability.

Nose brings to mind very ripe fruit drizzled with balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper. Other spicy aromas add complexity.

In the mouth, sweet, rich, and fruity. However, this fruit is ripe to the point of spoilage.

I get the similar rotten/oxidative flavors here as I found in Trois Pistoles. I don't know if that's a result of Unibroue's yeast or not, but regardless, it's a complete turnoff for my tastebuds.

tcfishler, Dec 02, 2006
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2.28/5  rDev -45.8%

pours a hazy dark amber with rapidly disappearing uneven head... lots of head with no lacing.

smell: overpowering sweet mixed with alchohol and some sort of artificial fruityness.

taste: carbonated apple juice with some malts and alchohol.

mouthfeel: explodes in your mouth with carbonation then leaves you high and dry.

drinkability: no comment. not anywhere near my style. i remember i used to really like this one about a year and a half ago. oh well.

northaustin, Jan 05, 2010
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2.45/5  rDev -41.8%

12oz. bottle, chilled.

Pours an orangeish-brown,has a big foamy thick head, high level of carbonation. I noticed some yeast sediment, from the bottle refermentation noted on the back label. Looks kinda muddy and unappetizing. Aroma is spicy, sweet perhaps.

Noticeable alcohol taste, unappealing acidic and sour taste, carbonation is too much IMO. Medium-bodied mouthfeel.

I think this beer was very disappointing and didn't enjoy the taste. The 8% abv seems strong and makes it less drinkable for me, and I didn't even finish the bottle. I don't know if this beer is a good example of the style but I won't drink it again.

Sudsy89, Mar 17, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

TimeLincoln, Mar 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

This beer has a peppery taste. i was not very impressed with its flavor.
I did enjoy its bottle however...The artwork is great and made a great addition to my bottle collection.

powoo19, Jul 27, 2002
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

kohlsm, Feb 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

NHSTEVE, May 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

JLapadura, Apr 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

Phil_H, Feb 04, 2014
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Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,876 ratings.