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Maudite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,754 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,754
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 128
Gots: 236 | 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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WesWes

New York

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

The beer pours a cloudy orangey amber color with a thick frothy white head. The aroma is great! It has a nice fruity, yet malty scent that is quite refreshing. It has a rootbeer type yeasty aroma that is really pleasant. The taste is great as well. It is a sweet and malty tasting brew with a nice, refreshingly fruity Belgian style finish. It goes down really easy and is a bit dry on the finish. This beer has great mouthfeel. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine Belgian style beer. It has great mouthfeel and excellent taste; another fine brew from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2004 00:26:42 | More by WesWes
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours dark brown to red with a huge white head. The aroma is classic Belgian with some yeast, malt and candi sugar mixed in with dark fruits. Smells great. The flavor is more classic Belgian with sweet malt and fruit, mainly plums being very evident. The beer has a medium mouthfeel and is very drinkable.

I drank it as part of a beer and cheese tasting. It paired very well with the Mozzarella Company's Deep Ellum Blue Cheese.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 06:01:37 | More by Mora2000
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Poured into a Gulden Draak stem glass, a hazy chestnut brown with orange tints, and a small white head that receded to a mere ring. Aroma of caramel maltiness and bready yeast. I didn't really get the fruity taste that many other people seem to be getting from this. Rather, a clean nuttiness with some subtle spice, cloves and aromatic wood. A little bit flat and woody. But it's still good, and goes extremely good with Oreos, I discovered. Light-medium mouthfeel, and pretty drinkable, though not too distinctive.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 22:57:17 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-30-2012 05:19:09 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is the best beer ive had in awhile. and at roughly 8 bucks for a 750ml, its amazing. pours a dense looking dark dark amber color, semitranparent and autumnal looking with a tall off white head with excellent retention. smell is belgian yeast, amber malts, and balanced hops. flavor is great, yestt forward but perfectly balanced. interesting malts, not sweet, not dry, but red. feel is sensational, radiant carbonation and a heavier than medium body. i cant get enough of this one. overall an exquisite beer. i really have come to love unibroue, very authentic well made ales, and this might be their best

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 17:36:00 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a mahogany brown color with 2+ fingers of fluffy white head that lasts for several minutes and high carbonation evident. Little bit of lacing.

s - Smells of yeast, spices, apples, sweet fruit, and caramel malts

t - Tastes of spices, dark fruits, toasted malts, and caramel malts.

m - Medium body and light carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

d - A nice dark ale from Unibroue. A nice dark fruits and spice smell and taste that us easy to drink. Would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 21:49:18 | More by mdfb79
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mactrail

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy amber color in the tall Stella glass with a fine textured foam. Sudsy in the mouth. Odd odor, like last weeks brewing carboy, but the nose is clove and a suggestion of gardenias.

Rich and spicy are the key words. Yeasty all the way, with the fruity notes mixed with the bitter. Hints of clove are the most identifiable spicy flavor. Some softer orange and pineapple. Complex and interesting beer to sip slowly. Great marshmallow mouthful with all the rich foaminess.

From the 12 oz bottle. "Best before" date is 12-01-14.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 06:26:41 | More by mactrail
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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

This beer has an orange-amber-copper hue to it. It is lightly hazy as well, and the head is a pale tan color. A fruity (a combination of apple, pear, and plum), crisp aroma wafts from my glass. It is well carbonated and has a bit of sweetness up front. This beer is quite smooth, there is not much in the way of bitterness or astringency. The taste is fruity as well with notes of apple and pear. This has a nice light refreshing palate to it. This beer has simple flavors, despite this I really like this. There is a hint of astringency in the finish, combined with the prickly carbonation, that balances the sweetness/ fruitiness of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2004 17:15:15 | More by Gueuzedude
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jwc215

Wisconsin

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

Poured into a tulip glass.
Pours orange/brown with a large white, creamy, bubbly head that slowly settles to a spotted thick lace.
The smell was of bready malt with a hint of various spices.
The taste was of spices, including a touch of pepper - the alcohol was covered by complex flavors - including, but not limited to, orange peel, coriander, a dash of pepper, and a touch of caramel on a bready base. The various flavors intermingle to give it a unique, delicious flavor.
The tastes thin out a bit in the mouth, leaving a dry, spicy, but yet refreshingly clean, feel. The alcohol is well-hidden until a warming feeling takes over afterwards.
This brew is devilishly drinkable - or is that the devil that is on the foreboding label saying, "Have more..." ... Gladly.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 00:53:27 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-25-2011 14:57:18 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Halcyondays

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Abbey, in Seal Beach, CA,

A: Dark red, with some brown highlights, nice white head, poured into a Maudite tulip, that looked almost like a brandy snifter.

S: Very yeasty, with some dark fruits and cherries, but quite fragrant.

T: Very good, a nice Belgian Strong Dark Ale, very fruity and yeasty, with some cherries and strawberries, mixed with some dark malt.

M: Good, full-bodied, spritzy, high in carbonation, but once the carbonation dies down a bit, a rather thick brew appears, with a hint of medicinal quality.

D: Another good brew from Unibroue, very yeasty, with that Unibroue house character, I liked it a lot, easy to drink for a high alcohol brew.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2007 00:01:55 | More by Halcyondays
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Extraordinary head on the first one I poured, the second one I poured gingerly and still had a strong three fingers. Wonderful sticky lace. Cloudy as expected, light brown in color.

Sweet wheat aromas with a strong spicy bouquet of anise and all spice.

Dryer than the smell indicates, full of alcohol warmth. Very high carbonation--perhaps the only negative. Nice body. This beer has perhaps the most pleasant and complex aftertaste: long lingering white pepper with the effervescence dancing on the tongue. The spiciness continues long after the swallow is complete.

This beer could make me a real fan of Belgian beers. It's more than just a full body or high alcohol. The analogy I have is listening to a symphony instead of a single great player...there's so much more here.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2006 17:08:02 | More by smcolw
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

6th Feb 2013: in La Trappe, San Fransisco: sat in a dark area, so had trouble seeing the true colour of the beer, front label on bottle bright enough but my glass seemed to hold a dark orange brew within it, on top what looked like an off-white foaming crown.

Semi-sweet aroma with malts leading the way, with yeastiness and fruit esters just behind in strength.

The taste is a pleasant blend of biscuity malts and dark fruit flavours intermingled with yeast traces and some hop spruce hints. Very drinkable.

Body depth was fine and the alcohol sat nicely within the flavours.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 04:36:11 | More by BlackHaddock
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5%

04-19-2013 01:16:13 | More by mendvicdog
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Gavage

New Jersey

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

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a nice 2" white head. The aroma is of malt, pepper, spices, and yeast. The flavor is big, as malt is nicely balanced with spices such as pepper and clove, a nice bitterness level, alcohol, and a touch of honey.

The mouhfeel is slightly crisp at the start with a crisp dry finish. Medium bodied and slightly strong carbonation levels. The malt and pepper tones last long on the tongue. Extemely drinkable and an overall tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2004 20:31:15 | More by Gavage
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

02-08-2013 09:55:46 | More by beernads
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kojevergas

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a mason jar at Villain's bar in Los Angeles, California. Cost was $12.00 USD. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of great cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark copper.

Sm: Candi sugar, well chosen malts, some cream, and yeast. A moderate strength aroma. .

T: A bland malt body with some moderate a candi sguar on the climax. It's simple - without yeast. A bit of cream. Boring but pleasant and enjoyable. No alcohol comes through. It could use layering.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit too thick. Not tailored to the flavours, but fairly complementary of them.

Dr: Drinkable but boring. I like it but I wouldn't get it again at this price. Check it out - in bottle form - if you're a fan of the style.

B-

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 04:27:37 | More by kojevergas
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GClarkage

California

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/05/04- Purchased at a wine shop in Sonoma, CA

Appearance- Pours a nice cloudy copper-amber color with a huge fluffy white head and decent lacing. Has those beautiful round galaxy puffs of white floating on the surface.

Smell- I bit too much alcohol in the scent. A bit of the same aroma of the beer I just had (NB Abbey) but a bit sweeter. Maybe a little floral character. Raisins and maybe some clove.

Taste- Nice and sweet. The alcohol hides well in the taste. Kind of a thick caramel taste. Quite yummy.

Mouthfeel- Warms you when you swallow, high carbonation, but easy to consume. Considerable creamy.

Drinkability- My buddy swears by this beer and I can see why now. Good deal for $2.39 for a 12oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2004 00:18:38 | More by GClarkage
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -28.7%

05-09-2014 22:36:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on-tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a orangey-brown color with creamy head. Some of the other unibroue beers are too carbonated causing them to taste like champagne, but not the Maudite. A nice maltiness to it with a very smooth finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2008 08:04:55 | More by corby112
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

12-19-2011 05:14:35 | More by imperialking
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

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

On tap at Ortino's Northside...
Appears a hazy, dark amber with a 2 finger, thick white head of foam.
Smell is of of the typical Unibroue yeasty Belgian goodness of spicy, sweet, apple, fresh dough, black pepper, plums, raisins, citrus, & caramel.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with the standout spicy dough that makes it a remarkable, slightly sweet and spicy brew that's addictive.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly warming and toasty with dough, brown sugar, and spice.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2007 14:18:49 | More by weeare138
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5%

04-05-2012 07:10:18 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. Note, through some confusion on my own part, this is a bottle from a batch I bought about 10 months ago instead of a more recent batch, but it has been well preserved in a dark fridge so I don't expect any issues.

A: Hazed apple butter like color, very deep, dark browns and reds. Lots of active carbonation and a careful pour resulted in veryfew yeast particles. Light tan, off white head that hangs around forever but lace is not very retentive.
S: Spicy, malty sweet aroma. Lots of dark fruit flavors, sugar, cloves, and light alcohol in the background.
T: One of my favorite Unibroue beers, amazing punch of complex flavors. Fruity sweet body up front with a malt background, followed by yeast middle and slightly spicey, peppery finish. Slight hop bitterness balance out the sweet and finishes slightly slick biscuity with some warming alcohol, but no strong alcohol flavor.
M: Very creamy and smooth medium body with strong carbonation.
D: I love this beer alone and paired with most meals. Incredibly flavor and complexity, yet not overwhelming. Slightly fruiter than I remember after letting this sit accidentally for nearly a year.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2008 00:42:48 | More by yourefragile
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

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

Deep brownish amber colour, slightly hazed clarity in the body, with a full and foamy head of off-white. Lacing is sudsy and Belgianesque. Looks very decent.

Sweet and slightly woody nose, with big Belgian yeast characters and a slightly organic sawdust character. Good amount of spice and a faint citric acidity. Lots of very pleasant characters on this.

Taste is lovely. Very decent Belgian characters, giving a slightly rounded note to the slightly smoky front. Robust and full, but sweet enough to temper anything before it gets too harsh or prominent. Finish is surprisingly fresh, leaving a pleasant crushed organic character on the back. Feel is smooth and light, adding to the really charismatic aspect of this beer. I'm very surprised at how light it is for 8%.

It's a lovely drop of beer. Unibroue do some wonderful things and this is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 09:29:01 | More by lacqueredmouse
Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,754 ratings.