Maudite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
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4,244 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,244
Reviews: 1,876
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 194
Gots: 474 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

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Photo of scottum
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2002 from my cellar.

Pours a nice deep brown color with a big off-white head which fades to a nice steady fluff. Tastes a bit spicey. This brew is almost a barleywine, but leans towards the Belgian flavors. Yeast does a great job of eliminating the sweet. Mouthfeel is solid and rounds out a very well crafted brew. I enjoy this one aged better than new.

Photo of Naerhu
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Opaque rich amber body with thick creamy tan head.
Spicy yeasty nuttiness, pepper and sherbert aromas.
Extremely creamy toffee flavor, quite surpising for belgian style. Hugely spice and quite sweet. Alcohol does not hide, nor does it detract. Masterful balance of the hoppy bitterness and the sweetness

Before I drank this, I figured that Unibroue travelled as poorly as my incontenent grandmother, but this lovely beverage, had in Japan, was unbeatable.

Photo of Trentonator
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maudite (translated "The Damned") is a DAMN fine beer. If this is what it feels like to be damned, then I am pretty excited about it. Pours a nice dark orange, with a creamy white head and great lacing. A tulip glass is a must to appreciate the fine aroma this damn beer exudes. Fruity, sweet, and highly appealing. The taste is also damn fine.

Photo of henrysunset
3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark beer, clouded. Served with no real head but delicate lacing remained on the glass. Smell has a hint of sulfur and a "common beer" tone, but fancier and refined.. Dare I say the legitimate champagne of regular beers.

Taste is slightly sweet and has a delicate fruitiness to it... More like a liquor then a beer. Very smooth with ligt carbonation.

All and all, drinkable, but a bit too sweet to be balanced in my book.

Photo of shapudding
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the tap out poured this beautiful amber goodness into a tulip glass. Creamy white head reduced down to a small ring. Wonderfully scents of spiceyness and sasafrass... so cool! Also smell cream soda...!
Wonderful taste... smooth, lightly creamy, not heavy at all. The spices are not too overpowering. Fruity, but again, not too much. Just very, very yummy, and very, very drinkable.

Photo of FormatKid
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I’m on a real Belgian kick lately, picked up a 12oz of this from Bacchus in Chattanooga. Must mention that this is probably one of the coolest looking bottles I’ve seen as well. When I cracked the cap on this it didn’t come all the way off and it just started fizzing and leaking down the side, did this for a good minute until I figured it wouldn’t stop and just ripped the cap the rest of the way off and dumped it into a goblet. Anyway, it comes out into the goblet with a nice substantial head that fades rather rapidly into a thin soapy layer on top with a ring about the edges. It is a ruddy orangish shade of amber and is hazy to the point where you cannot see through it, nice appearance. Teeny-tiny carbonation bubbles are apparent and remain for the majority of the beer.

Nice vinous character on the nose, strong hints of alcohol. Sweet ripe fruits are apparent in the aroma along with the signature smell of Unibroue’s yeast. I’m picking up on some banana like scents as well.

The taste starts off heavy on ripe delicious apple just like biting into one, and remains throughout the whole experience. The middle adds a rich malty character and sweet, round yeast mustiness. Slight twangs of bitterness at the end and a nutty character is present in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is light, maybe even a touch too light, but that makes this beer dangerously easy going down. A real quaffer especially for the style.

Really looking forward to having this one again, I hope it is available in 750s because I’d like a little bigger dose next time.

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Drafting Room in Spring House PA. This is a gorgeous dark orange, russet cloudy pour with a tightly packed head. Maybe I am enamored with the tulip glass that adds to this beer's attractiveness. Maudite on tap has a mysterious carbonation bubble pattern that I've never experinced before. The bubbles start an inch below the surface, then rise. Neat!

Licorice root scents with a hint of phenolics and floral scents.

Instant root beer and root beer barrel hard candy erupt. Then some licorice and awl-kee-hawl flavors show up while this 9% ABV warms. Another flavor that I have never noticed in a beer: Pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco notes undercurrent this Maudite.

All there is to say is this beer is going back easily. Can't say that I am getting tired of this one.

Last swigs: Dessert in a tulip glass. Interesting carbonation pattern. Great beer that stands strong and steady with a complexity throughout the entire drink. Quality.

Beer is good. Happy Canadian beering.

Photo of cbl2
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Note: 12 oz. bottle. Best before smudged out.

Appearance:

Cloudy orange brown with efferrvescent white head that rapidly settles.

Smell:

Yeaaty with extreme hints of fruit & a touch of the 8% alcohol the label promises.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Reminiscent of a belgium trippel, this is bursting with fruit followed by a smooth malty characteristic that is followed by a mild bitter hops flavor.

Photo of Rio
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark orange color, almost bordering on a brown. Kinda hazy still, nice thick head upon pouring, that holds on with a thin layer. Good carbonation. A bit of a citrusy smell to it, kinda reminds me of the smell of an orange cleaner.

A mixture of tastes that I can't put my finger on. Seems to have a bit of a fruity taste to it, almost reminds me of an apple cider in the after taste. Strong taste to it, and a strong, full feel in the mouth. The carbonation feel was strong at first, but has tapered off. Almost has a creamy feel to it, like Beamish.

An excellent brew, and my favorite of the Unibroue I've had so far (3 total so far). It's not top notch in my book, but it's definitelly a good one, and one to get again.

Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maudite is easily my favorite of Unibroue's regular line-up. There's a fire within the reddish orange brew. It burns brightly beneath the lacy, smoky foam. The aroma of oranges and sugars are captivating. The flavors are complex, subtle, and triumphant. the malty sweetness is balanced by citrus notes, an complemented by fruity flavors as well as hints of yeast. It's an excellent, medium bodied, and drinkable beer.

Photo of travolta
3.21/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: Frothy, well formed head. Retention is respectable, becomes rocky. Apple cider in color. Lacing is great.

Nose: Lightly herbacious, orange blossom.

taste: Bitter at first, sweet soft crackers, watery and bitter in the end.

Notes: Adding the yeast did not make much of a difference to the taste, it did not add character like it does with other beers.

Photo of Soybomb
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark amber to maybe even light brown color with a nice big fluffy begian head on it that leave a nice lacing in the glass.

Smell: Alcohol and spice are the main smells I pick out.

Taste and mouthfeel: Alot of flavors are here, malt and spices really jump out at me. A medium body that has quite a bit of carbonation in it to take it off your palate quickly and with a finish hardly different than the start.

Notes: Great beer even if not my favorite style. I'd drink one again anytime.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of littlebibs
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maudite: A great beer for Springtime, strong with a
Bewitching taste & hopefully I will be savoring this long past
the harvest moon.(It would make a great Halloween brew) Highly carbonated, at first, it settles down where
its time for this devils brew to take you to darker places. A very
complex beer with hints of fruits, bread yeasts, corriander, candie
apples, the works I guess. Very delicious, try the apple ale
they also make. Great company up there in Canada and they
make some great beers.

Photo of sublimesipping
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Passion in a glass! This amazing beer holds true to its old world Belgian roots but melds new world panache. A necter of the gods that pours subtle red chocolate, swirling earth tones. Served royally in a goblet. Color a sophisticated, deep, inviting, sexy. Hints of cherry and chocolate. Tastes as would a fine port, belgian chocolate and dried cherry essence with a hint of cracked pepper and anise. Creamy, dark swirls crown if not a king, at least a prince of beers. Mouthfeel is to remember, savor, linger, a warming of the palate and a perfectly balanced sensation of quality and sophistication. This is a beer to create memories by, with, and maybe for. Tres manifique!

Photo of slitherySOB
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahh, Maudite. A beautiful beer from a beautiful brewery. Pours a dark, stained oak or cherry colour. Cherry wood, not fruit. Nice, 2 1/2 finger froth head that clings to the glass. Aroma of bread, poundcake, dark berries, coriander, cloves and candy. Succulently sweet. And delicious. The first taste is a refreshing, thirst quenching gulp, followed by a bittersweet aftertaste. As the beer warms, the darker fruits shine and the sweet cake taste takes a second seat. Smooth, dry and crisp. Another delicious offering from Unibroue. If Sleemans messes with their beer, they shall have an enemy to contend with.

Photo of CortexBomb
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours beautiful reddish black with a monster head on it with a strong spice and fruit dominated scent.

Very complicated and quality taste too. Malts are there in abundance, but the spice and fruits from the nose dance about on the tongue, trading jabs with the hops and the accompanying tinge of bitter.

Mouthfeel is good, definitely on the thicker side with a medium coasting, while drinkability on this is also quite good, particularly for having a high ABV: Unibroue seems to be very good at masking the alcohol content of their brews.

Photo of waughbrew
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A huge beautiful head with R&L. Rusty red with some black creeping in, forboding. Spicy and fruity in the nose with hints of yeast and chocolate, intriguing. Flavor is gorgeous but haunting - strawberry, spice, dark and long. A bit spritzy then smooth. Damn me.

Photo of arizcards
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 750 ml bottle at my local AJ's for $6.79. A wee bit on the pricey side but I had to sample another brew from that wonderful brewery known as Unibroue.
The appearance is a cloudy orange-red-brown. Poured a decent head that dissapated quickly but left a sticky sweet lacing down the side of my glass. The smell is wonderful, sweet malts with a fruity aroma, mixed with a generous dose of yeast-for the refermentation within the bottle. The taste is very interesting, sweet malts followed by a somewhat dry hop finish. Mouthfeel is very smooth and full. An extremely drinkable beer, good thing I have only one bottle because of the high alcohol content!

Photo of dauss
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked
A belgian strong ale from the Canadian brewery, Unibroue. Pours a cloudy yellowish reddish brown. Specs of yeast floating and oving throughout the glass. Large light yellow-orange head, good staying power and lots of lacing on the glass. First sip, malty, as it warms and lingers on the tongue, hoppy bitterness gets strong fast. No indication of the 8% ABV this brew packs. A lot of carbonation so you can't drink it fast. Very complex beer. Overwhelming for my amateur taste buds.

Photo of WesWes
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of DaveGood
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the beer that was my first introduction to Unibroue and definitely one of my favorites.

This beer poured a beautiful reddish/brown color with a fluffy off-white head that slowly dissapated, leaving a thin lace along the sides of the glass. The aroma was full of yeast, giving it an almost bread-like smell, as well as some spices and hops. The taste was quite complex. It began with some fruity malts before giving way to a spicy (peppery) flavor and minimal hops. It was medium bodied and extremely smooth. This beer is remarkably smooth, given the high ABV. This can be dangerous because this is one beer that will definitely leave you wanting more!

Photo of jed
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Brown, 33 cl bottle with a devil, some settlers in a canoe, and "Strong Beer on Lees" written in two languages on the front. Seriously. Foil cap. The back of the label has information about the beer in German and French, along with suggested serving glassware. Best if consumed by 4/15/06. Poured into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a warm, reddish brown color. Actually, it didn't pour so much as explode out of the bottle the second it was opened, despite not being shaken or disturbed. Maudite is a fairly cloudy beer, with a small head and average head retention. As the head disappears, it leaves behind a decent amount of lacing. Heavy carbonation.

Smell: The aroma is dominated by spices and spicy alcohol, paired with fruit notes.

Taste: Nose of sweet fruit mixed with dry pepper and similar spices. Middle is a drier, spicy yeast and malt flavors, with some almost sour notes. Finish is dry, with lingering pepper flavors and the same sour, bready aftertaste. Lots of warming alcohol flavors. As the beer warms, a banana flavor becomes more evident. Overall, the nose in this beer is amazing, but the transition to the pepper/sour flavors really hurts the taste.

Mouthfeel: Nice, solid mouthfeel; warm and smooth throughout the entire beer.

Drinkability: While the big, 8% alcohol content is all over the flavor, it's well integrated with the rest of the beer so that you never taste unpleasant, raw alcohol. Nicely balanced within the taste of the beer.

The weakest of the Unibroue beers I've sampled; somehow, the taste on Maudite just seems a bit off. Coupled with the carbonation problems, maybe this one didn't make the trip over to France as well as its brothers. Nevertheless, Maudite is definitely worth trying, although I'll probably stick with Trois Pistoles in the future.

Photo of Dogbrick
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a clear dark orange color with mild effervescence and a very thick bone white head. Quick lacing. The aroma is fruit (banana mostly), spice, yeast and some hops. Medium-bodied and somewhat complex with a satisfying array of flavors like clove and other spices, fruit, malt and a touch of alcohol. The finish is rather dry and zesty. The alcohol definitely sneaks up on you by the end of the bottle too. Very enjoyable.

Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a pretty plain dark color but it had a nice head. The smell is fruity and alcoholic.

It's a potent beer, that's for sure. The smell and taste are both very nice. It's dangeriously drinkable. The mouthfeel is dark and wonderful.

I think this is a benchmark for the style.

Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 4,244 ratings.