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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998)
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Photo of Sir_Goatman


4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-23-2014 04:53:30 | More by Sir_Goatman
Photo of ToddT


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
Photo of hannydawg


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-17-2011 08:09:09 | More by hannydawg
Photo of KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-30-2013 16:17:47 | More by KrisDLSmith
Photo of BlackBearForge


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
Photo of Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

05-25-2014 22:46:38 | More by Dougwillhike
Photo of BigBarley


3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

12-21-2012 13:05:40 | More by BigBarley
Photo of BuckeyeSlim


4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter.

A – Pours a pale gold into the glass. A thick, rich, dense one-finger head of tight light khaki bubbles sets up quickly and then slowly disappears from underneath, leaving a ring of foam around the edge of the glass. The beer is a deep apricot orange-brown and quite cloudy, with a thick column of carbonation rising through the center.

S – Dark, rich fruits mix with lightly caramelized malts and alcohol. Figs, fruit bread. Hints of sourness, like a Granny smith apple. Very Belgium nose. As it warms, bready yeast fills the glass, along with hints of rich powdered cocoa.

T – Nicely toasted malts mixed with dark dried fruits like raisins. White pepper and cinnamon spices follow. Traces of noble hops come along behind. Very nicely balanced. As it warms, the clove aspect of a traditional German hefeweizen emerges. The 8% ABV is very well hidden, but leaves a warm spot in the tummy during this tasting before dinner.

M – A tad fizzy at first, but then smooth on the tongue. Well-integrated structure and medium body. Finish is surprisingly dry, with echos of the fruit and spices lingering.

O – Clearly a well-made beer brewed with quality ingredients. Quite delicious. The dark fruits and spices suggest it would pair well with a steak au poivre, peppercorn pate, or spicy cigar. It would also make an enjoyable slow-paced nightcap. A solid winner.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 17:57:41 | More by BuckeyeSlim
Photo of RichardMNixon


4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-17-2013 23:41:25 | More by RichardMNixon
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

05-18-2013 14:53:59 | More by jbarletto
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-04-2012 03:46:22 | More by rinhaak
Photo of Brunite


4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very light brown...similar to an iced tea color. Hazy. TONS of carbonation stream up the side of a tulip glass. A nice head is maintained due to carbonation.

Smell: The aromas are predominately floral. That distinctive Unibroue yeast. Some sweet malt is detected.

Taste: Taste is fruit and spice. I get a lot of spiced apple flavor. Also some green grape. Just a touch of white pepper. A bit of sweetness on the back end before a dry finish. Simple and complex at the same time.

Mouthfeel: It has tons of carbonation and a quick swirl freshens the head.Smooth....almost creamy. It has a dry finish.

Overall: Alcohol is well hidden. This goes down easy. Very nice. Will drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 13:47:54 | More by Brunite
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-19-2012 00:43:41 | More by flayedandskinned
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4/5  rDev -5%

11-01-2012 04:15:56 | More by mbw314
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Westmalle chalice dark brown with a one finger head that disappeared quickly and no lacing. Not much of a noticable nose, most likely just my terrible nose. The taste has raisin and grapfruit flavors along with a yeasty bread flavor. There is no noticable alcohol burn with this one, making it pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 22:02:49 | More by whoneeds8
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North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One word: awesome.

Maudite poured a hazy brown-amber, bubbling strongly as if from the depths below, with a thin, off-white head. The aroma was yeasty, with fruity esters and soft, round wheat throughout

One taste: Oh man. Soft, wheat backbone with layer upon layer of soft fruits (banana? peach?), a complexity of malts, and a crisp, dry finish I've grown accustomed to from Unibroue offerings, as well as light touches of spice here and there.

Somehow, Maudite manages to be smooth, complex, creamy, and crisp, all at once.

Simply beautiful. If this is damned, who wants to be blessed?

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2004 02:12:38 | More by RockyTopHeel
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle poured into a chalice

Unibroue Maudite poured a cloudy dark amber color and produced a smaller white "fizzy" head that reduced to approximately ½" all the while I consumed the ale. The aroma is mostly spicy, of apples and a little peppery. The mouth feel is smooth with the usual Unibroue carbonation that tickles the tongue and is a bit prickly. The taste is of dark fruits, raisins, caramel and a little toffee.

Maudite is another stellar brew from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 23:20:37 | More by bushbeer75
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-20-2013 23:49:15 | More by Los1324
Photo of Beer-A-Lot


4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Beautiful bronze color, heady, carbonated.

S - Bready smells are appealing.

T - Wow. Slightly bitter but smooth.

M - Yum.

O - Another very solid offering from Unibroue. Good thing it's so easy to find. Seems the choice of making Belgian ales was the right one for this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 23:44:52 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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New York

4/5  rDev -5%

01-07-2013 18:41:45 | More by TychoNDC
Photo of yankeeheel


3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle with a "use by 2006" date on it. Got that covered. Pours a very hazy brown/orange, almost appears like apple cider when held to light. Short lived head with almost no lacing.

The smell is strongly of apple, clove, nutmeg, biscuit and alcohol. The taste I found a little lacking. Sure it was complex, but it just came across as very...I don't know...flat? I got the fruit kick up front with the spice, pepper, and alcohol at the end, but it all seemed to blend in to one, and not in a exceedingly pleasurable way. The yeast made for a nice body and mouthfeel, yet I expected more?

Overall an intersting brew but it didn't quite leave me with the out-of-body experience that some other BA's have had. Maybe I need to snag another bottle and let it cellar for a few years.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2003 12:09:54 | More by yankeeheel
Photo of Buttermilk


4/5  rDev -5%

03-05-2014 20:21:08 | More by Buttermilk
Photo of Antonius08


5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-02-2012 03:27:46 | More by Antonius08
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-12-2012 02:25:55 | More by Nutwood
Photo of goldbot

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Best by 09-23-12 listed on the bottle.

A: Pours a beautiful golden brown color with a thick, bubbly, off-white head. There is a slight haze from the yeast, medium carbonation, and almost no lacing on the side of the glass.

S: Lots of bread and yeast. A bit of sour apple or other fruit aromas. Some nice spiciness - cinnamon and cloves.

T: This beer really excels here; lots of complexity. It starts off very malty - sweet and bready. There are hints of raisin, and the beer finishes with a nice spiciness of cinnamon and more clove. There is a bit of floral hoppiness which balances the flavor nicely.

M: Very crisp with a medium body.

D: This beer sits kind of heavy, although the alcohol is only slightly noticeable going down. The great taste and lighter body makes it pretty drinkable still.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 02:11:46 | More by goldbot
Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,714 ratings.