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Maudite - Unibroue

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3,996 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,996
Reviews: 1,840
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 146
Gots: 333 | 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 Brenden
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Though murky and a sort of muddy brown-orange, there's a certain beauty in an almost localized but deep-shining brightness, like a gem glowing at the bottom of a recently stirred-up river bed. The head, tinged a paler version of the brown-orange the beer itself is, is small and bubbly. It's not a whole lot more than a foam, and a loosely soapy one at that, but it leaves some reasonably good lacing on the glass's walls.
The complexity, while brought to completion in the flavor, begins in the aroma though not completely showcased. Bready in the malts with some caramel and dark fruits, the yeast plays out with a whole lot of different but ultimately complementary notes to make the whole. It's somewhat earthy under lots of varied spiciness, like a spice cake that might have had a little rum added. A bit of clove, a cake-like quality to the sweet breadiness, clove and banana notes make for a welcome anticipation.
...and the taste doesn't disappoint. It's the same overall profile and individual factors more fully expressed, with maybe a hint more hops as well as a stronger note to the peppery aspect of the spiciness. Otherwise, the tongue also gets all the thick breads, dark fruits, warming alcohol, earth, caramel, clove and banana, as well as a little more from hints of something almost woody and some pale fruit flesh, even a little tartness underneath it all.
There's lots of crispness to the feel of this beer in its medium, almost full but very refreshing body. Never too sweet, it ends up more semi-dry as the tongue makes the effort to feel all the complexity as well as tasting it. It has a bit of smoothness to it with the bite, though it certainly focuses on crisp and more hearty than rich.

Brenden, May 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Tal1962, Today at 01:29 AM
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4.65/5  rDev +10.5%

jamais, Yesterday at 10:36 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

DrunkAl, Wednesday at 11:01 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mtomlins, Monday at 08:46 PM
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4/5  rDev -5%

aklude, Monday at 08:32 PM
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4/5  rDev -5%

northof60hops, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of kevofficiel
4/5  rDev -5%

La Maudite Beer....
The look of it: Well very special. Very brown, I think its a mix between a red ale and a blonde ale. And it suppose to be a dark ale. Lots and lots of carbonation.
The smell of it. Lots of spices. Very rich. Nice flavour tho !.
Now the taste: A bit disappointed I will say. I spicy taste with a touch of ginger. The hight % of ABV make the alcohol very present. But whats makes me upset a bit, is that La fin du Monde or Don de Dieu have a higher ABV and have a alcohol burn less present. Its more smooth on those beer, but Maudite does the opposite so that made my mark go down on this. If I didn t knew la Fin du Monde or Don De dieu I would give Maudite a 4,5/5 but since I reviewed it just perviously that makes my expectation high.
So overall would I recommend it ? Sure, still a pretty good damn beer. But Leffe Brune does a better job on this departement.

kevofficiel, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

bkwhoppa66, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Todd_E_Moore, Nov 15, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

waldemarsto, Nov 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

MSR129, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Cresant, Nov 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

headstash, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

JDW4195, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Taybeh
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

From a single into a NB globe glass
A: some kind of glowering ruby tinged brown-orange. 2 finger head that subsides slowly.
S: bready, earthy spices (including some clove), a little fig, other dark fruits
T: follows the nose, but even more complex and excellent. the spiciness pleasantly provides a little pop on the tongue, the sweetness has some breadiness, some caramel notes, and some more sugar candy notes; at the end, some earthy hops along with some subtle tartness.
M: finishes fairly crisp, but also really smooth. Nice and complex and a real pleasure to drink.
Overall: Really good. Hides the alcohol very well.

Taybeh, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Matagal, Nov 12, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +14%

LostandBound, Nov 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,996 ratings.