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Maudite - Unibroue

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4,008 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,008
Reviews: 1,842
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 146
Gots: 338 | 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 KI9A
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


A: Into a snifter, hazy medium brown. Light retention, no lace.

S: Heavy cloves, over ripe banannas, butterscotch ( ? ). Close to a German Dunkel. Interesting.

T: Above, plus sweet candy, figs, wheaty.

M: Lighter than I thought. Some alcohol burn after several seconds. Just a wonderful aftertaste...not bitter, over-sweet, just nice.

D: ABV is hidden well, maybe too well. Just kinda discovering this brewery, and really enjoying these new finds. This beer puts a smile on my face, on this cold, rainy, St. Louis evening!

KI9A, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of HeyItsChili
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a murky, vibrant garnet with a medium, foamy, white head.

S - Strongly bready, bold malts, fruity, oranges, mild spices.

T - Yeast is yelling at the top of its lungs while apples, candied fruit, brown sugar, and malts harmonize in red and white striped shirts and hops and alcohol doo wop in the background.

M - Medium bodied and foamy, a fair level of carbonation.

Notes - I trust Unibroue. I'd let it date my daughter. This beer makes me happy.

HeyItsChili, Jan 16, 2009
Photo of chocosushi
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz->Orval Goblet
A ~ Pours plum with little head and less lively carb than other unibroue. Looks tasty.

S ~ Grapes and spices

T ~ More grapes. Some tart plum, apple-core, cherry with a touch of euro-hops and pepper
Bit of warmth. Really enjoyable.

M ~ Great balance. Nice and crisp BSDA.

D ~ Will be buying this one again. A lighter-than-usual strong dark. Worth trying.

chocosushi, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Steve_Oldrati, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Duvel
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

MNMike, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mtomlins, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

dbarny76, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of KMcG
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Thick 1-2 fingers of head, off-white, great retention.  Color is a hazy brown with moderate bubble action. 

S: Bready yeast, sweet roasted malt, musky, and pears

T: Yeast, malts and hops are detectable, but the Belgian yeasts dominate the flavor.  The taste is complex. Plums are evident along with molasses.  It's crisp and slightly sour. 

M: nicely carbonated, medium
Body, refreshing even though there is a boozey quality to this one.  

Very nice!

KMcG, Oct 02, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

roblund, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

MAUEX_MFA, May 13, 2012
Photo of Brinks
4/5  rDev -5%

Brinks, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of trevorwideman
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer from Unibroue. One of the three I regularly buy. (I have also had Raftman years ago, but it's been too long to remember it well).

Opens with a slight pop, then pours with a beautifully carbonated orangey head. The beer itself is unflitered, and is a gorgeous hazey red-orange colour. Strong autumn-like aromas erupt, dark spices, plum. Taste is predictably dense. Smokey flavours, raisins, coriander. Hides the alcohol reasonably well, although you know you're drinking a strong beer. Heavy thick, spicy mouthfeel, sticks in the throat and dosen't let go. A thoroughly drinkable beer, but I start to get a bit sleepy after 2!

trevorwideman, Aug 14, 2005
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4/5  rDev -5%

sillyhed8, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Corson, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of sjstraub
5/5  rDev +18.8%

sjstraub, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

MystikCelt, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of vtfan77
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Unibroue! I'm just starting to get into Belgian beers and figured I'd better try one from what seems to be one of the best Belgian style breweries in North America.

A- Deep copper with lots of cascading bubbles and a decent off-white head.

S- Spicy aromas with cloves and pepper. Lemony tartness with some banana thrown in there along with a bit of a metallic smell. Tons of complexities here, most of which I can't even begin to point out.

T- Great flavor, very complex, so much so that a more sophisticated palate than mine is needed to break it down. Esters abound, giving me all kinds of interesting fruit and spice flavors. Key lime pie and banana are a couple that stand out to me. Anyway, it's great. Finishes dry with just a touch of bitterness.

M- Very nice, medium bodied, not too thick, carbonation is just right.

D- Considering this is 8%, it is very good. Not a quaffer by any means, but definitely drinkable. I'd have another.

Very nice beer, and good first impression with Unibroue. I definitely look forward to trying their other offerings. Recommended.

vtfan77, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of pweis909
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A -Cloudy, translucent amber, with thin head but tiny bubbles that last forever.

S- vinous, fruity alcohol and clove, reminiscent of a spicy chardonnay. Some metal notes detected initially.

T – taste is light in malt, alcohol noticeable, finish is bitter, albeit not a strong hoppy bitter. Slight metallic notes in finish initially.

M- thin, light effervescent

D-High alcohol, so I'm never going to drink more than 1

pweis909, Nov 16, 2006
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4/5  rDev -5%

hurshybear, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

cwreay90, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of hckyfn9999
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy Mahogany color with a perfect head and nice lacing.

Aroma is sweet and fruity. There is apple, caramel, spice, and a little alcohol.

Taste is complex. Starts off a little sweet, quickly giving way to some spice and a little tart fruit. With a little more spice on the finish. Notes of raisons, cloves, black pepper, and carmel.

Pleasant mouthfeel and Despite the high ABV this is pretty drinkable.

hckyfn9999, Nov 21, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mattafett, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Number3red, May 03, 2014
Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,008 ratings.