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Maudite - Unibroue

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3,714 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,714
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 125
Gots: 225 | FT: 2
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.

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Ontario (Canada)

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

Appearance: Cloudy amber/dark orange. Huge frothy head. Plenty of active carbonation. A very lively pour even though the head doesn't hold up forever.

Smell: Big and malty. Plenty of spice in the nose. Hints of some fruit and underlying sweetness. There are earthy qualities as well.

Taste: Dark and rich maltiness. Complex fruit & spice flavours are present throughout. Noticeable hints of clove and maybe a pinch of cinamon. Dark fruitiness with sweet hints of caramel. Some woody notes as well. Great body and pleasant balance. A dry, earthy finish with some tartness and a warm alcohol kick.

Mouthfeel: Lively and fresh. Plenty of carbonation and sparkling qualities. Smooth out towards the end.

Drinkability: A great, full beer. I could drink this almost anytime, unless the weather is too hot. This is one of my personal favorites. One of Unibroue's absolute best.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2003 12:24:40 | More by Popsinc
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unibroue Maudite
12 oz bottle
Best before 09/08, damned 01/07
Moderate pour in a tulip glass

Poured a murky orange brown with a huge off white mostly lasting head with fair lacing.

Smelt of moderate caramel, dark bread, spices, raisins, bananas, dates.

Taste was upfront strong bitter sweet and sour, like drinking rotten raisin juice, if such a thing were to exist, followed by a harsh bitter sweaty and rustic yeastiness with hints of toasted dark bread, light sweet caramel, raisins and spices on a long finish. Palate was light to medium bodied, watery to a dry finish, fizzy and strongly astringent.

Overall, this is a fine smelling brew and the taste is exceptionally interesting, awkward and outlandish. I think I think I like it... I think.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2007 05:08:11 | More by xav33
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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich brown amber reminiscient of most Belgian Darks (think Rochefort 10). One-finger thick tan head that fades quickly, settling into a thin film and crown.

Nose has fruity notes of peach and pear with a spicy hint of cinnamon. There's something else at play here, but I can't identify it. Taste is very enjoyable - the light fruity notes come again, with generous notes of yeast and a mild spice rolls across the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium bodied wioth fairly generous carbonation, but it's not obstrusive. Alcohol is quite well hidden.

Fairly drinkable - there's really nothing to slow down your consumption.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 04:04:04 | More by Mavajo
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-20-2013 04:48:09 | More by seanwhite
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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at St. James infirmary reno.

Excellent and very unique belgian style beer. Unibroue is so kick ass.

Pours a slightly redish brown in the glass with a small but profound off white head.

Big nose of ripe cherries and malts.

Rich taste wise as well...beautiful belgian yeasts, and berries carried by malts that aren't overpowering or caramelly but just deep enough.

Not incredibly sustained on the finish but other than that, this beer is straight up awesome!

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2009 19:45:50 | More by benclimbs
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4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Upon opening the bottle I smelt the cork and smelt very much like a merlot, very intrigued to try this.

Appearance-Shades of Amber and Brown, carbonation floating up to the top. Foamy and firm 2 finger light brown head leaving some lacing thats dripping down the side of the glass.

Smell-Just like the cork, smells like a red wine; Black pepper, dark fruits, clove, light booziness. However the yeast really comes through as well. This is an extremely inviting aroma, I think I'm going to love this.

Taste-Sweet, candied dark fruits. Some crisp apple and spice as well. Just enough booze coats the mouth to know that you're drinking 8% alcohol. Like to note that it's almost like an apple cider meets a red wine. Very very complex and it's so drinkable and so balanced. This is a very intriguing and impressive brew.

Mouthfeel-Just enough carbonation to cleanse the palate that makes you want to keep picking up the glass for another sip. Medium bodied with light booziness.

Overall-First overall "5" I've given. A great experience of flavors, so complex, so drinkable, so refreshing. Great desert beer or pre-dinner beer. Love it. Go get it if you can.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 01:34:09 | More by SWMeyer4141
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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - A perfect dark brown/deep amber color. Excellent 1" head, with a ton of lacing. Lively and bubbly.

S - A sweet nose consisting of a mix of caramel malts and citrus and spice. While not a powerful scent, it is rather pleasant and inviting.

T - Taste is spicy and malty with a hint of apple and other fruits. Good balance. The finish has a bready, yeast flavor that lingers on. All of the flavors here are wonderful.

M - Smooth, crisp, full bodied beer, with high carbonation. The finish is a bit dry, but refreshing.

D - High drinkability. The alcohol is barely noticeable. A fine Belgian dark ale with an exceptional taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 04:36:28 | More by mooseo
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-10-2012 00:21:35 | More by BryanK
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-01-2012 23:37:54 | More by ejw127
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-10-2012 19:14:13 | More by anhigdon
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4/5  rDev -5%

03-28-2014 02:33:07 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted from a 750ml corked bottle with a best before date of 3/5/05

Hazy gold, with a significant red/orange blush to it. Huge tight head settles very slowly to a thin cap of fine bubbles. Each additional pour results in a resurgence of the massive head.

Nose is incredibly complex. A ton of sweet malt with a significant clove/phenol underpinning. As it warms a touch, a parade of rich dark dried fruits appear - prune, red grape/raisin, date. Then some citrus notes are there - orange zest or candied orange peel. Wow.

Very complex and bready in the mouth, but a step down from that amazing nose. The fruitiness is not as intense, and the clove is more pronounced. The rich malt is really the star player here. The length is very good, and there is slight sourness which adds to both the complexity and length - but its only apparent on the finish.

Great mouthfeel from the fine bottle-conditioned carbonation, but as the 750ml draws to a close, its becoming a bit ponderous, and I could really use a bit more prickle to get me across the finish line. Perhaps I'll just have to share the next bottle of Maudite . . . Naaaaah. Very drinkable for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2003 07:29:11 | More by Realale
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New York

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Drank from bottle, no glass available.

S - Reminded me a lot of a Tripel. A general fruity smell, espeically dark fruits and a good amount of peach. Also a light amount of malt and fruity hops, probably about equal in strength. Just a touch of booze. Nice smelling beer.

T - A good tasting beer that deserves it's acclaim. I'm not a huge fan of Belgian style ale's, but I'd say this might be the best I've ever sampled. Very fruity, much like the aroma. Also detected some banana and clove. The malt was noted much more in the taste than in the aroma. Just a hint of booze in the aftertaste. Also some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Great beer.

F - Dangerous. 8% ABV and incredibly easy to drink. Very refreshing and easy on the throat and stomach. Again, dangerous!

O - As I said, I'm really not a huge fan of Belgian ale's, so perhaps I'm a bit biased. But I will say, this is probably the best tasting of any Belgian ale style I've ever sampled. If I were more of a fan of the style, it'd rank higher. Still a 4.25/5 overall for a style I don't really dig. That's saying something there. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 13:04:11 | More by stella77artois
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

03-10-2012 10:27:41 | More by StoicBeast
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New York

4/5  rDev -5%

01-08-2012 22:37:58 | More by Stumpy29er
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a hazy, medium copper color with one finger of pale tan head. Some retention and lace.

S: Caramel malt, and a subtle something else that is hard to place-- it's mint-- the mint aroma of grade school paste. Interesting.

T: Leads with caramel and some cinanamon, adds a little pear in the middle and the dries slowly on the finish with mint appearing. Alcohol also warms the finish, but stays in its place. Over the course of the glass, a little tart apple joins the flavor profile.

M: Medium mouthfeel, carbonation is pretty lush.

O: This is a tasty beer. A little less intense than others of the style, but thoroughly enjoyable nevertheless. Will definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 22:06:24 | More by AmericanGothic
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-23-2014 01:49:53 | More by BryantForestry
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-29-2013 23:30:41 | More by mquinn919
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4/5  rDev -5%

03-16-2012 15:01:13 | More by robieobie1
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-02-2014 17:15:12 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-23-2014 04:53:30 | More by Sir_Goatman
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy medium brown tinted with ruby highlights and a large beige head. Head diminishes quickly to a ring but leaves no lace on the glass.

S- Candied fruits, raisin, fig, banana, toffee, clove, spice, and caramel. Subdued aroma in spite of all the complexity in it.

T- More malt that fruit, although the fruit shows through with its sweetness. Clove and spice make an appearance in the middle followed by a bit of sour Belgian funk. Finish is bone dry with a warming effect of the alcohol.

M- Medium in body but carbonation seems a little low. Very dry finish with a lingering final note of hops and funky yeast.

D- Very complex but very drinkable. Would not want to session this but more than one is alright. The 8.0% ABV shows up a little in the heat of the finish.

This is one of the most complex beers I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 04:24:44 | More by ToddT
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-17-2011 08:09:09 | More by hannydawg
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-30-2013 16:17:47 | More by KrisDLSmith
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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maudite pours a cloudy brownish amber with a thin whitish head which falls quickly.

The aroma has a touch of alcohol with dark fruits and caramel with fresh baked bread yeastiness.

The flavor is of dark fruits, raisins and brandied apricots, with notes of pear and apple. Caramel and hints of chocolate make an appearance in the malt along with spicy yeast flavors (like cloves and pepper). The taste profile is quite dense and the alcohol is well integrated throughout.

Mouthfeel seems firmly medium, smooth with carbonation being a bit on the high side.

Maudite is a very warming brew, with flavors becoming more complex and mellow as it comes up in temperature. If those doomed canoeists were paddling home to celebrate with this beer it's no wonder they made a pact with the Devil!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 00:38:03 | More by BlackBearForge
Maudite from Unibroue
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