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Maudite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,837 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,837
Reviews: 1,826
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 135
Gots: 268 | 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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zjungleist

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

I belive this might be my first "corked" beer. Not just a beer with a cork (please).... but with actual peices of cork in the beer. The cork appears to be damaged on the way in to the bottle. I havent found the pieces in my glass yet, but who knows, they may have been water logged and sank.

Nice pour though. Loose foamy head. Distinct hop aroma, yeast, malt, slighy sugary, and maybe a hint of citrus.

Taste is sweet malt, yeast, then hop. Hints of fruit in the after taste, hot alcohol, and then an almost slighly soapy finish. Hop nose and flavor becomes more floral as it breathes. Malt flavor stepped up a notch too. Soapyness died off a bit.

Never found any cork, maybe it just disintegrated. I didn't pick apart every little piece of yeast to find it though. Overall a decent brew, sweet and malty, with a nice hop to it. Slightly better than La Fin Du Monde, of the same maker. Its flaws are easy to overlook.

08-17-2004 03:58:04 | More by zjungleist
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WetCoaster

California

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

Corked 750 ml

Appearance: A slightly cloudy burnt orange with a thin, creamy, short-lived pure white head. Carbonation is fine, almost champagne like and quite active. A collar and slight head lasted throughout. Some legs on the glass as well. Looks good.

Smell: These guys have the Belgian thing down. Funky yeast hit you first, followed by a wonderfully deep herbal base with a juicy citrus bite floating over. Sometimes yes, sometimes no vanilla. Dee-licious.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Holy crap, my taste buds just got a full massage with happy ending. Starts out rich and spicy, with strong clove, coriander and ginger notes. A non-malty sweetness hits mid-tongue, but soon a wash of blood orange tang comes from nowhere to finish. There seems to be a bit of displaced hoppiness roaming around there as well. Stellar. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with some carbonation up front, but it's a bit flabby; it just sort of lays there.

Drinkability: I don't care if the body's not great and it's 8%, the flavor is so stunning I'd drink it as long as humanly possible. This is joy in glass, kids.

08-08-2004 03:29:48 | More by WetCoaster
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noclue

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +10%

Serving type: 12 ounce bottle served in tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy copper/dark amber pour. Tons of yeast sediment. Nice tall white frothy head with big soapy bubbles. The head finally dissipated to a thin film leaving traces of lace all over my glass.

Smell: Fruity and spicy. Strong yeast aromas. Plums, clove, and dates.

Taste: Bready and yeasty. Sweet ripe fruit. Spicy alchol esters. Very light hop kick is enough to please.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth and crisp.

Drinkability/Overall: Very easy to drink. Almost too easy. Very smooth and well-balanced. Highly complex! A treat for everyone to enjoy!

07-20-2004 01:27:40 | More by noclue
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

The pour was dark copper red/amber with a good two finger head that slowly dissapated leaving a white film on top of the beer that held on throughout the drink.

The smell was very fruity and spicy. Heavy in apricots and dates with some coriander and maybe some hidden hops late in the nose. The spice showed more as the beer warmed in the glass.

The drink started with a heavy fruit taste, around the middle of the tongue the spice showed up. The finish was lingering hops with and oily attribute followed by a light alcohol heat.

All and all a good beer to drink with friends and discuss the merits of beer drinking. But I don't think it would go good with food and it's not the most refreshing beer.

07-19-2004 01:24:13 | More by coasterfreak75
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +10%

Unibroue has the coolest bottle designs, and this one is my favorite of the bunch. The beer pours out of the 750 ml corked bottle a rusty brown color with an ample foamy head. There is frenetic carbonation going on in the glass. I noticed lots of yeast settling at the bottom as well, which looks interesting.
The Aroma is figgy maltiness, spices and some alcohol, theres a hop presence in the back. The taste is very spicy, with coriander and cloves, and different fruits. All this is anchored by a solid but subtle hoppiness. It has complex and rounded flavors and conceals its alcohol content very well. The mouthfeel is smooth and a little bit oily, it coats the mouth. I really like this beer, unibroue is probably the best Canadian brewery.

07-16-2004 19:39:23 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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99bottles

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -17.3%

Appearance: In a tulip glass this beer has a cloudy orange-red body topped with a thin head that fades to a resilient white lacing that lasts throughout the drink.

Smell: Whoo! I get super hard phenols. This is a band aid. Ummm, spiciness and sweet bread want to come through, but the medicinal scent overwhelms.

Taste: Not too bad, but not quite what I was hoping for. This is all over the place, but keeps its feet firmly planted in spicy, medicinal, phenolic, yeasty ground. It's interesting in how this beer changes as you drink it. Some clove and sweet-sour-spicy fruit tastes akin to rotten pears linger. Not bad, but it sure is different. Almost like a confused saison and belgian dark ale got together.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, stays light in the mouth but still is apparently a higher (8%) alcohol beer.

Drinkability: Eh, I'm about set with one. I'd easily revist other Unibroue's before trying this again.

07-12-2004 06:29:00 | More by 99bottles
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scottum

Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +4%

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.

07-05-2004 21:43:25 | More by scottum
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Naerhu

Japan

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

07-03-2004 15:29:37 | More by Naerhu
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Trentonator

Kansas

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

06-30-2004 01:42:11 | More by Trentonator
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henrysunset

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

06-28-2004 17:04:02 | More by henrysunset
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

06-28-2004 00:24:34 | More by shapudding
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FormatKid

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

06-27-2004 04:04:49 | More by FormatKid
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

06-25-2004 05:15:55 | More by blitheringidiot
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cbl2

New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

06-22-2004 19:41:55 | More by cbl2
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Rio

Kansas

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

06-11-2004 05:08:35 | More by Rio
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AllThingsNinja

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +4%

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.

06-09-2004 00:08:25 | More by AllThingsNinja
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travolta

California

3.2/5  rDev -24%

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.

06-08-2004 20:25:31 | More by travolta
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Soybomb

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

06-01-2004 04:40:38 | More by Soybomb
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5%

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.

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

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

05-05-2004 00:29:55 | More by littlebibs
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sublimesipping

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +10.5%

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!

05-04-2004 23:31:23 | More by sublimesipping
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

05-04-2004 23:31:21 | More by slitherySOB
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CortexBomb

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

05-04-2004 23:14:03 | More by CortexBomb
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

05-04-2004 02:02:31 | More by waughbrew
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arizcards

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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!

04-25-2004 23:54:39 | More by arizcards
Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,837 ratings.