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Maudite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,878 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,878
Reviews: 1,830
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 134
Gots: 283 | 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%

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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

May be best read with a grain of salt at the ready...

I am admittedly unfamiliar with the style of BSDA, North America or Europe notwithstanding. Had Bruins, Dubbels, etc, so I felt prepared. This to me was a little too carbonated for my preference. The sweet dominated the spice, such that it seemed to be adjunct ingredients, not malt, that gave the sweet profile. The spices were a good blend, but just could not overcome the sweetness.

There have been a few beers where I seem to veer drastically from the rest of the BA's. Perhaps I need a new bottle shop.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07/03/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. As the last (for the day), in a long line of superlative beers, this surely maintains. Strongest taste, flavor & strength, this is the real deal. Good night.

seedyone, Aug 30, 2014
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Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,878 ratings.