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Maudite - Unibroue

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3,845 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,845
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 135
Gots: 269 | FT: 4
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 Hibernator


4.38/5  rDev +4%

I had the Unibroue Maudite out of a 12 oz brown bottle and served in a tulip glass. There is a best before date on the back of the label for 04-22-07.

Pours a hazy light brown color with a fluffy head at first, but it quickly turns into a thin lacing. Some mini carbonation bubbles continue to rise a few moments after the pour.

Aroma of spices, Belgian yeast, sweet malts and fruity esters. Whiffs of apples and pears in the nose.

Sweet malts and Belgian yeast with clove spices take charge on the palate. The perfect blend of peppery spices and sweet malt mouthfeel. Some sips remind me of an apple cider like sweetness and zing.

Simply put, this is a great beer. Well crafted and very, very drinkable at 8.0 % ABV. Another excellent beer from Unibroue.

03-19-2005 21:42:29 | More by Hibernator
Photo of beertastegood


3.98/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours a clean copper color with a minimal head, even with an aggressive pour. Smells of dark fruit (raisins) and malt. Very slight alcohol aroma. Tastes of bread, dark sweet malt and fruit. The finish has a noticeable alcohol twinge, but it is not unpleasant and does warm the stomach. Finish is surprisingly clean, with a slight yeasty flavor lingering on the palate. Pretty good. I will have to try more Unibroue beers in the future.

03-17-2005 19:34:06 | More by beertastegood
Photo of twelvsies


4/5  rDev -5%

A solid Belgian style ale. Not anything too amazing, for Belgians that is, but certainly above average. A nice dark red brown color with a bit of tan head on top that sticks around for a few mins. Smells and tastes like a nice sweet loaf of banana bread, raisins, Belgian spices, cloves, and some nice hearty malts and just a touch of floral hops. Like I said, this is a great beer but in my mind it doesn't stand out compared to the best of Belgium.

03-08-2005 22:20:54 | More by twelvsies
Photo of baiser


4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

A cellared 2003 keg, on tap at the beer bistro. Appearance was a bit disappointing. Virtually no head or lacing. Red/mahogany body. Aroma of fruit, spices, breadiness, sweetness and alcohol. Taste was excellent. Very mellow, smooth, ripe fruits, estery, cloves/spices and a good hop bitterness. Medium bodied, wonderful mouthfeel. Great with food.

03-06-2005 05:19:21 | More by baiser
Photo of droomyster


4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

I've been looking forward to this for a long time. Brought home a 750 ml bottle. Fragrant fruity spiciness, rambunctiously sweet and peppery taste. Darker amber red, medium foamy head that it maintains until you’re almost through. I know it's not fair to compare apples and oranges, but Trois Pistoles is still my favorite Unibroue.

03-02-2005 03:49:45 | More by droomyster
Photo of vitesse


4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

poured from 355 mL bottle.

pours a nice light brown color, with a very cloudy appearance.
small head that recedes quickly. this 6-pack came straight from MTL, so freshness isn't an issue. lovely spiciness that really hides the alcohol well. slight tangy sourness is in there, but plenty of sweet malty goodness balances it. another very solid unibroue beer that bears the mark of their signature yeast profile. drink this puppy!!!

02-27-2005 23:39:36 | More by vitesse
Photo of PorterLambic


4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours a rich, amber/orange with a big fluffy, creamy head with good retentino and tons of lace.
Smell is fruit, malt, hops, and some spice, mostly pepper.
Taste is same as the smell wih some bitterness in the aftertaste. I keep thinking this beer should be more complex but it doesn't bother me. It's just good. The balance is spot on.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a light effervescenceand a medium/full body. Warms the throat some, too.
Drinkability: on tap, all day long.

02-24-2005 21:37:39 | More by PorterLambic
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

A darkish colour, some spice in nose and a fine drink. Tad sour like some darks. Pepper, strong biting carbonation, much better on tap than in bottle. In bottle, more of Unibroue yeast. Medium to watery mouthfeel. Spice with some malt aftertaste, similar to a cola. Belgian style and unique.

02-24-2005 05:30:13 | More by Sammy
Photo of GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured with an exceptional head into a wine glass. Very big. Two finger widths. Thick lacing throughout. Tastes like Duvel. Not too much going on past standard Belgian yeast esters. Just darker in appearance. Smooth. Nicely carbonated, but not too much.

02-22-2005 13:17:55 | More by GeoffFromSJ
Photo of gimmehead


4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: Beautiful iced tea hazy brown with a thick, pillowy head that diminishes to form a nice skim coat that lasts for the duration.

Smell: Yeasty and malty with a faint and subtle fruityness.

Taste: Malty and bready; spicy like the nose. Nutty, peppery, with subtle esters, candy sweet finish becoming peppery at the end.

Mouthfeel: Thin and carbonated with a dry finish.

Drinkability: This is a beer I find myself returning to quite frequently. Good session despite the ABV.

02-21-2005 01:19:28 | More by gimmehead
Photo of allengarvin


4.25/5  rDev +1%

Slightly hazy mahogany, with a huge head and a fine coating film along the edge of the glass. Smells malty, peppery. Lots of fruit in the taste, like dark dried plums. Moderate bitterness, and very spicy, peppery phenols. Highly carbonated, crisp texture.

02-09-2005 15:52:05 | More by allengarvin
Photo of rkhaze


4.25/5  rDev +1%

Pours a bright tea color with a small foamy off white head. Disappated rather quickly and had a noticeable lack of carbonation.
Smells complex. Malty and fruity. Sweet malt, some spiciness and lots of tropical fruit. Some bubble gum hints as well.
Rich full malty flavor. Tangy yellow and orange fruits, brown sugar, light yeast tartness and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Nice balance of flavors.
Medium bodied with a light, almost flat mouthfeel. I was expecting more carbonation. Perhaps I got a bad bottle. Best by 3/07 hmm?
Great aromas and flavor but the mouthfeel was a bit of a surprise.
Hurt the drinkability a bit for me.

02-09-2005 00:43:33 | More by rkhaze
Photo of bashiba


4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured a very hazy orange color with tons of carbonation and a huge creamy head.

Smell is a very sweet combination of pleasant yeast odors some breadyness and a very strong mango like fruit prescence. Very complex and nice.

Taste is very nice, not as sweet as the smell would indicate, a very smooth brew with a nice maltiness with hints of severyal fruit including bananas, apricots, and dates. Changes to a nice woody and clove finish. A very nice complex beer.

Mouthfeel has a nice medium body with a slight carbonation fizzyness to it along with a very dry finish.

Another very drinkable beer by Unibroue! Had no problem at all finishing off a 750ml of this good stuff.

02-09-2005 00:14:19 | More by bashiba
Photo of kosmoraios


4.63/5  rDev +10%

Unibroue never ceases to impress me. This ale pours a glowing semi-opaque reddish-amber with a great head that is just the right size. Looks great in a Duvel tulip glass. Smells are so complex I don't know where to begin. Sweet malts, freshly-baked sourdough bread, mango, papaya, maybe a hint of caramel. Taste is wonderfully complex. The malts are amazing. The yeast provides the perfect base for the myriad flavors that begin to emerge as this ale warms. I taste wheat, white grapes, mango, plum, nectarine. I taste perfectly placed hints of spices: ginger, cardamom, cloves. The hops, yeast and malt are perfectly balanced in this ale. Of course, I may be a bit biased, as this is my favorite style by far. Mouthfeel is wonderfully peppery and smooth with just the right amount of everything. Even the ABV is perfect - not to much, not too little. Wonderfully drinkable for this style - very close to perfection for me.

02-06-2005 02:44:25 | More by kosmoraios
Photo of steinlifter


4.68/5  rDev +11.2%

this poured an a hazy orange/amber, nice rich head that retained well,fruit and slightly clovey aroma, other smells too, but can't quite identify, complex, taste is rich creamy and complex, I sense some vanilla, clove, fruit, maybe Apricot?,also malt, very nice, mouthfeel was bubbly and creamy, very smooth, drinkability is fantastic, not a session brew, but one to savor, I really enjoy all the unibroue products.

01-29-2005 00:35:18 | More by steinlifter
Photo of kegerator


4.22/5  rDev +0.2%

this is only the second uni that I thought was well done.

poured a hazy golden brown, almost like Cider. Had a 1/4 inch head that lasted 5 seconds. No lacing noticeable.

Smell was interetsing, Sweet Malt almost brown sugar like, cakey/bready aromas with some very faint hints of spice

Taste was clean, not wuit efull body in my opinion.Carmel Malt and Sweet Bread were the major flavor with some slight spice. The alcohol was not noticeable at all as I drank it.

All in all a nice offering and wuite drinkable.

01-24-2005 17:46:26 | More by kegerator
Photo of skybluewater


4.22/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a cherry-tinged apple cider color. Fizzy head recedes to nothing and leaves no lace. Smell's a touch weak, but in general like every other Belgian I've tried: Sweet malt. Tastes of roasted bananas and pepper (as well as other spices), and also some bready malt. Mouthfeel's a bit fizzy at first, and also a bit thin, but both of those improve as the beer warms.

Overall, this is a good Belgian, although compared with La Fin Du Monde and Trios Pistoles (the latter I didn't review when I drank it-good though!), it's a bit weak. Nevertheless, this one hit the spot on this cold, blustery winter night.

01-20-2005 03:50:51 | More by skybluewater
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

12 ounce bottle sampled, with best before dating of 5-31-07! Guess they know this stuff will age nicely. Anyway pours a cloudy medium brown, loose off white head, first its rocky and pillowy and then it settles fairly quickly to a film. Doesnt leave much lace. Nose is rum soaked raisins, sweet, yeasty. This is a tasty, complex, dark ale, spicy, phenolic, raisins, prunes, rum, wood, smoke, alot going on here. Alcohol present, but not overpowering. More rum and alcohol in the finish. Strong, flavorful brew. Those Canadians sure brew some strong tasty Belgian beer.

01-15-2005 02:26:42 | More by Billolick
Photo of chunkylover53

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

The first time I saw this I was just amazed... A huge, cork-stopped bottle with Satan on it. How cool is that? I knew I had to buy it and drink it while wearing a Slayer shirt.

I had to go buy a Slayer shirt, but that was no problem. I mean hey... it's Slayer.

I have to admit that, judging by the packaging, I had expected it to be swill. (I wasn't yet familiar with the greatness that is Unibroue.) Boy, was I wrong. This is one fine beer. I've had many, many more since that day.

It pours a very dark brown with not much head, and smells like caramel and dark friuts.

The dark fruits are prevalent in the taste as well, along with anise. It's a bit sour, but not in a bad way.

This is one of my favourite beers. I'll definitely be having more. And soon. Like, as soon as I'm able to get up and walk to the fridge.

01-10-2005 01:56:43 | More by chunkylover53
Photo of clvand0


4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Had this on tap at the local pub. Pours a cloudy brown color with a moderate head that had decent retention and left nice lacing on the glass. The aroma was very spicy with some citrus and pepper in there. The flavor was very spicy. Lots of fruit and malt in there as well. Peppery. The body was light to moderate. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. I like the spiciness.

01-04-2005 13:56:39 | More by clvand0
Photo of Troyone


4/5  rDev -5%

Poured in a Duvel glass, has a orange dark iced tea color, translucent and hazy, definitely has a lot of centro- carbonation action, with a three inch head that dissipated to an inch after a few minutes.
Smell has a light toasted caramel aroma with light pine/resin slightly lemon hops.
Taste has a moderate acidic toasted caramel and wheat malt; moderate pine, resin, grapefruit, and lemon/lime hops; and has a moderate finish with hints of cask wood, champagne, vanilla, and cola.
Mouthfeel has medium body, dry slightly syrupy texture, soft fizzy carbonation, and a slightly metallic smooth finish.
Drinkability is excellent for this type of beer can even be in the session beer catagory.

01-02-2005 06:05:37 | More by Troyone
Photo of kmpitz2


3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

Just looked at the numbers I gave this from the bottle. I may have to revisit that and re-review. Off the tap, the beer poured a hazy light brown color with a small head that just coats the beer. The nose was fruity caramel with a light peppery character, but overall, a bit light. There was more peppery spice inthe flavor than the nose would have told, as well as a nice caramel flavor and a slightly bitter finish. The feel was way too thin for me. Where was the body in this beer? Just an okay beer. I managed to drink a pitcher of it, so it wasn't that bad, but I've hd better from unibroue.

01-02-2005 04:36:55 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of Redrover


3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

The beer pours a dark opaque coco brown. Nice tan head. Good lacing.

The beer has a pleasant but slight aroma. I smell some banana & plum and perhaps a bit of fresh cut pine.

The taste is of caramel, malts, plums and raisins. It has a interesting chalky finish. The alcohol taste starts to emerge after a few sips, but it never becomes overpowering. The beer also has a slightly sour taste that I think compliments the other flavors.

Very low levels of carbonations which seems to suit this beer. I like this beer, but it would be a once an evening treat for me.

12-30-2004 00:02:48 | More by Redrover
Photo of BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%

The cork popped like a bottle of champagne. Smells malty with a trace of hops and a bitter scent. Pours out a cloudy orange brown.

Taste is bitter malt, with a slight hoppiness that I've tasted in other Belgian ales. Good flavour, but a little overwhelming on the alcohol taste. Not entirely unpleasant, but nothing to call exceptional. Carbonated, but not too fizzy. Nice drinking; goes down easily. Better than many beers.

12-29-2004 07:48:00 | More by BDTyre
Photo of redmosquito


3.55/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a mahogany brown with a lingering champagne like head. Aroma of spicey yeast, minerals, and malt. The flavor isn't overly sweet, and not to bitter, it's bready, somewhat toasted and yeasty with minerals. I'm impressed with the smoothness of this. There is no 8 % alcohol bite in this, which makes it very drinkable.

12-28-2004 16:15:38 | More by redmosquito
Maudite from Unibroue
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