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Maudite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
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3,768 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,768
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 129
Gots: 240 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A darkish colour, some spice in nose and a fine drink. Tad sour like some darks. Pepper, strong biting carbonation, much better on tap than in bottle. In bottle, more of Unibroue yeast. Medium to watery mouthfeel. Spice with some malt aftertaste, similar to a cola. Belgian style and unique.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2005 05:30:13 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-04-2013 16:37:11 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a somewhat opaque watery coffee color with a 1 inch beige head that fades to a small cap. No lacing whatsoever.

S - Smells like dark fruits (grapes, cherries) and malts. There is a spice element to this beer too.

T - Tastes very biscuit like with dark fruit essence. The beer is somewhat sweet. There is no bitterness at all.

M - Beer is creamy and smooth. There is a bit of an alcohol warmth too.

D - Excellent. Another winner from Unibroue. One of my favorites along with Trois Pistoles.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 04:01:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

01-15-2012 02:29:12 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours dark brown with a tan head and some lacing. The nose is sweet with a bit of citrus as well as some clove and other spicing. Combines well with the typical dark Belgian characteristics. Brings a nice amount of dark fruit and caramelized sugar. Nice body with soothing amounts of carbonation. Drinks quite well. Along with Trois Pistoles, perhaps my favorite beer from them.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 14:03:05 | More by Thorpe429
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lucent tangerine with a rollicking and rolling amount of carbonation rushing up to an airy head of ecru foam that appears much too soft to persist or to lay down much lace. I've seen better heads on macro lagers. As predicted, the glass is spotlessly clean. I've decided to add the entire bottle to the glass (thanks to the rapidly shrinking head, there's room) and the now cloudy nature of the beer makes me appreciate the appearance a little more.

The nose isn't as powerful or as complex as it should be for the style. This bottle has been in my cellar for almost two years (the 'best by' date is still more than 7 months away), so I feel justified in expecting some amount of character. It's fruity and lightly spicy, but isn't all that intriguing.

Maudite is much better on the palate. The flavor profile is composed of sweet caramel-toffee, oranges, cherries, blackberries and a smattering of spices and herbs. It seems that several years of rest did not go to waste. This beer is as deep and as interesting as some of the best of the style. It doesn't have the sheer power and majesty of Belgium's finest, but it's still a fine BSDA in its own right.

The finish is long, allowing one to appreciate the flavors either individually or in combination. A piquant, spicy-herbal flavor lasts the longest. Sweet, dark berries aren't too far behind. The mouthfeel is tough to nail down. It's lightly chewy and supple, but is rendered airily breezy by a perfect degree of enlivening carbonation.

Before cracking the crown, I was expecting another acceptable, but unworthy of the hype Unibroue beer. I couldn't have been more wrong. Maudite is an exceptional ale and is my favorite offering from Canada's best brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2005 15:26:35 | More by BuckeyeNation
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Uncorking this bottle made a very loud popping noise, revealing lots of carbonation. It poured a cloudy medium- to dark brown in a snifter glass with a two finger creamy white head that settled down, but always covered the surface.
S: There's a moderate aroma of malt, sweetness and yeast
T: The flavors of malt, caramel and spices become well balanced as the beer warms up; the finish is slightly sweet.
M: This only has a light- to medium-body feel on the palate and does not taste as strong as other types of beer in this style.
D: For a Belgian strong dark ale, this beer is very easy to drink as any trace of alcohol is completely masked.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 03:03:38 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark amber with a modest head that quickly declines to a ringlet and archipelago (this is an aged bottle that is dated best before 5/7/04); some splashy lacing

Smell: Rich caramel malt aromas waft up from the chalice; that Unibroue yeast strain just smells like wonderful freshly baked sticky buns

Taste: Swirling it around my mouth I pick up caramel, clove and pears; after the swallow, I also taste some balsa wood and a nice complex balancing bitterness that is a touch grainy; the finish has both lingering sweetness as well as a distinct bitter yeasty undertone

Mouthfeel: Somewhat heavy bodied, with prickly carbonation remaining, despite the age of the brew

Drinkability: Of all the Unibroue beers, I think this is my favorite, but I'm a BSDA kind of guy when it comes to Belgians so that should be no surprise

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2006 22:44:37 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-14-2011 17:00:29 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep dark russet brown with lots of carbonation leading to a large off white head, great retention and a significant lace. Smell was fruity, lots of pear, apple and fig hints with a tiny bit of alcohol. The taste followed along the same line, lots of robust flavors, with a decent warming on the feel. Nice smooth feel and a good all around beer. This was another fine offering from Unibroue, everything I have tried from them to date has been excellent, this was no exception. Lots of yeast led to a lively feel on the palate. Great brew, and nice to be able to have it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2007 22:36:32 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle - Poured a ruby colored brew with nice huge head with great retention. Carbonation is good and aroma of malts and hops are well balanced. Taste is a right mix of sweetness and spice. Aftertaste has the usual creamy Unibroue feeling with a subtle bitterness. The ABV is so subtle and to me is one of the great quality of this great beer. Probably one of the best Belgian beer brewed outside of Belgium and one of the best from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2004 17:22:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

01-13-2013 23:07:15 | More by acurtis
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Pazzo's Pint Night. I've always liked Maudite better on tap. The flavors are better rounded, bringing out more ripe fruit flavors and leaving the alcohols less fusal. Keeping the spicy, strong malts, tart Belgian qualities. Still heavily carbonated and well headed. It's as good as ever.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2006 14:10:51 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mahogany in color with a tall khaki head. Lovely spice aroma with lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Moderate banana and some nice dark fruits, mostly raisin and black cherry. Great malt sweetness, too. The flavor is nicely sweet without being cloying. Great toffee and caramel along with the dark fruit and spice character. The nutmeg and clove notes really come through and are quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 22:49:44 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

12-05-2011 18:31:11 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, humble, brown body with a full, pillowy, light beige head.

Smell: Toasted wheat malt aroma with a distinct waft of alcohol and notes of lemon zest, bananas, dark brown sugar and various spices.

Taste: Toasted wheat maltiness with a good dose of cinnamon, clove spiciness and a dose of brown sugar sweetness. Orange and lemon peel. Dried banana chips. Sourish yeast character. Underlying hint of alcohol always present. Some bitterness on the drying finish. Grows more clovey as you go.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Soft mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Paired rather well with the movie Eraser.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 23:50:17 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

11-17-2011 03:31:13 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

10-30-2013 23:59:04 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

01-10-2013 03:07:54 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man I relly like this "big" beer,pours a deep amber with a nice thick off-white creamy head,nice sweet almond/caramel smell with slight alcohol notes.A malty,nutty tasting beer with some fruity hints in the finish ( a long finish at that).Very warming something to drink before bed.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2003 05:58:45 | More by oberon
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-11-2013 02:24:52 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maudite is alot better to me now than it was the first time I had tried it. This beer pours out as a lavish red color with a tan head. The aromas of brown sugar and fermented fruits come from the top of the glass. The hops aren't really noticeable. The taste of the beer is sweet up front from the fruits and sugars. The aftertaste is a bit more on the dry side. This beer is worth having again. One day I'm sure I'll pick some up again and have it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 03:18:52 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Maudite tulip glass at Beelow's Steakhouse.

During my early birthday steak celebration, this was my beer of choice (a complete shock that stuff like this and Bernardus 12 were even available, and on draft no less!). It pours a cloudy amber-tawny topped by a healthy finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises bready Belgian yeast, figs, black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, candi sugar, mandarin oranges, clove, light banana, and a touch of red apples. The taste tones things down a bit, focusing on the yeast, the figs, the clove, the pepper, and the nutmeg. A touch of apple-y fruitiness comes through as well, diluted a bit by some red grapes, but this is secondary to everything else. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a feel that longs to be as chewy as it feels it is (if that makes sense...). Overall, a very nice brew, one of my old favorites from my early days as a craft drinker. Still going strong (both the beer and myself).

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2011 22:42:59 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a chalice. Burgandy color with a creay two-finger head. Left nice Belgian lacing.

S - Smelled of malt and yeast. Also, the alcohol aroma was present.

T - It is very spicy. The hop/spice really overpowers the alcoholic taste. However, the maltiness comes through.

M - It is crisp and dry. Medium to heavy-bodied.

D - I really enjoy all Unibroue products and this is no exception. The spicy quality is very unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 03:19:20 | More by zeff80
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Gotta love the 'voyage of the damned' label iconography.

This beer pours a hazy, murky, dark rusty orange brick amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy pale beige head, which leaves some violent swaths of chunky seaspray lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of dense, lush dark musty fruit (plums and overripe apples), Belgian yeast, bready caramel malt, black pepper and nutmeg spice, brown sugar, and a twinge of warming alcohol. The taste is quite in line, with more sweet bready caramel malt, integrated yeast, sassy baked apples, some ethereal savoury spices, very tame earthy hops, and a burgeoning, but still throttled booziness.

The carbonation is duly present, but quite soft, the body a decent medium weight, nice and full, and pleasantly smooth, maybe even a tad creamy. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, with the caramel malt, yeasty fruitiness, and compliant spice.

A decently balanced strong Belgian-style ale, the elevated ABV very evenly applied, hidden in most respects; one of my favourites from Unibroue. And 'damned' am I if I drink this whole bottle - good thing my better half is a fan of this offering as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 02:23:49 | More by biboergosum
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Maudite from Unibroue
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