1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Maudite - Unibroue

Not Rated.
MauditeMaudite

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,768 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,768
Reviews: 1,825
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 129
Gots: 240 | 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)
View: Beers (36) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Maudite Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,768 | Reviews: 1,825 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bootsandbeer
bootsandbeer

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-05-2012 23:37:47 | More by bootsandbeer
Photo of Wordslinger
Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

05-05-2012 08:00:52 | More by Wordslinger
Photo of Ishogai
Ishogai

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-05-2012 04:24:32 | More by Ishogai
Photo of Greywulfken
Greywulfken

New York

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

A: hazy red amber brown, beige head

S: floral and malty; suggestions of spice and orange

T: spicy notes of clove and coriander amid the deeper maltiness and brighter hop notes

M: medium body, fine bubbly effervescence, crisp finishing with a nice aftertaste

O: worthy of its ratings - another excellent Unibroue beer; tastes best after any chill from the fridge wears off

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 00:56:30 | More by Greywulfken
Photo of SweJon
SweJon

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-04-2012 22:48:03 | More by SweJon
Photo of deadonhisfeet
deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a signature Unibroue Maudite snifter. Pours out a beautiful coppery-red clear color with a nice 2-finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. Lots of fruit on the nose. Getting apples, pears, berries, and a nice yeasty, biscuity smell.

Firm mouthfeel, lively carbonation, and all-around excellent flavor. The first thing I pick up on is the fruitiness from the nose is right on the tip of the palate. After an initial fruity, biscuity sweetness, the flavors recede a bit. It's almost as if they are overcome by the carbonation. Then at mid-palate, some of the fruit comes back, only it's much dryer and champagne-like than before. The beer seems slightly tannic and mouth-drying as you swallow and the dry fruit flavors linger a bit.

This is an excellent beer from an under-appreciated brewer. Fans of abbey-style ales should definitely give it a try. Those who have had it should revisit it from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 23:42:30 | More by deadonhisfeet
Photo of vonnegut21
vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-03-2012 17:09:20 | More by vonnegut21
Photo of TwelveOunces
TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Very dark brown amber and super hazy as well. A large eggshell colored head as well.

S- Smells bitter like a lot of grassy hops and other herbal notes. A caramel candy sweetness. Spices.

T- A big fruity bitterness up front. A bit of sharp citrus and a little bit of darker fruits like figs and plums. A smooth bit of caramel in there. A strange blend of spices and pepper. Complex and blends well but no big stand out flavors.

M- Higher carbonation but it works well for this beer. Goes down easy for an 8% brew that doesnt feel any bit of it. A stinging bit of the fruity yeast aftertaste.

O- This is a solid beer, Not like some belgian strongs I have had. Its certainly complex and interesting and relatively easy to drink. I recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 03:40:08 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of MammothTarantula
MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -5%

05-02-2012 00:54:50 | More by MammothTarantula
Photo of MortarPestle
MortarPestle

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Hazy dark amber that pours with thick creamy head that dissipates but is maintained with consistent carbonation.
Aroma: Fresh bread yeast with fruit and citrus.
Taste: Sweet fruit and malt with spice notes of clove and black pepper.
Texture: Medium body
Drinkability: With an ABV of 8% you could quickly reach "one too many", but one just isn't enough.
Notes: Served in a goblet

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 01:51:08 | More by MortarPestle
Photo of kchannel9
kchannel9

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-01-2012 01:36:23 | More by kchannel9
Photo of FondueVoodoo
FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy tan brown with hints of apricot, active bubbles race to the top producing a finger of off white head that evaporates to lacy mirco-bubbles. Rather unremarkable in look, but it's the smell, taste and mouth feel that really sing.

S: Smells of sweet buckwheat (dark) honey with warming spices of cloves, pepper and candied ginger. Some hints of sour cherries, raisins and earthy figs. As the brew warms I keep getting the smell of minerals & fresh oysters. It's not at all fishy - just the sweet mineral smell of the sea.

T: High spice notes of cloves, pepper and ginger. Minimally sweet, less sweet than the smell, more reminiscent of a dry red wine. You'll get some hints of cassis and salmonberry. I find there is some mineral tastes, similar to sparkling water.

M: Medium bodies with active carbonation - you'll feel little pricks of bubbles on the tongue, although the head may have dissipated. Lovely dry mouth feel that is similar to a red wine.

O: Maudite is a fantastic brew that teases the palate with it's sweet and spicy smell and off dry flavour and hints of minerals. Like other great Belgian strong ales this brew will pull a fast one on you by masking the alcohol easily - not that I'm complaining. the more it warms the better I like it - so drink it cool and allow to warm and enjoy the changing scent and taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 03:37:31 | More by FondueVoodoo
Photo of JimGlonke
JimGlonke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-30-2012 03:10:24 | More by JimGlonke
Photo of danmcg62
danmcg62

Massachusetts

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

A-Poured into a goblet. Pours a nice brownish red color with a thin off white head. Some lacing, nice carbonation, some alcohol coating the side of the glass.

S-Lots of dark fruits (raisins, figs, plums), nice peppery spice, very mild hop presence, sweet malt.

T-I'm getting a mild citrus character to the beer then the dark fruits kick in. Mild spice in the after taste, malt. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M-Thick and chewy yet smooth.

O-This is a very good offering from Unibroue. Up until this point I had only had La Fin Du Monde and this did not disappoint. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 19:55:13 | More by danmcg62
Photo of axeman9182
axeman9182

New Jersey

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

750 mL bottle that was allowed to warm some before being poured into my Bruery tulip.

Maudite pours a fairly clear chestnut, with some burnt orange highlights. There's two to three fingers of cream colored foam crowning the beer, but head retention is average and lacing isn't there at all. The nose has lots of fruit present, plum and figs and even some banana. There's also a firm supporting note of clove and pepper. The flavor profile leads off with all those dark fruits and banana from the nose, everything coming across as being a bit more intense than in the nose. The spicy phenols follow, similarly flavorful, but the beer finishe rather abruptly, rather than a graceful exit. The body is light and nicely dried out, and the carbonation, while very active, feels like it has rounded edges, and is fair to describe as creamy. Maudite isn't quite perfect, but it's a very good Belgian Strong Dark Ale from a brewery that's as locked in on Belgian style beers as any on this continent.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:01:13 | More by axeman9182
Photo of sennin
sennin

Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-28-2012 16:51:39 | More by sennin
Photo of TheMadStork
TheMadStork


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-28-2012 15:33:46 | More by TheMadStork
Photo of closisinthehouse
closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-28-2012 15:21:41 | More by closisinthehouse
Photo of MattSweatshirt
MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 poured into a chalice.
Rich caramel colored body with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Smells of spice and fruit.
The same spicy(clove and pepper) and fruitiness(apple) appear in the taste. There is a touch of sweetness in the brew.
Crisp carbonation and a medium body.
Another great one from the dudes in Canada.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 03:27:33 | More by MattSweatshirt
Photo of belguinyeast
belguinyeast

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-26-2012 19:53:38 | More by belguinyeast
Photo of WeissBoy
WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-26-2012 05:05:01 | More by WeissBoy
Photo of acat25
acat25

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-25-2012 22:21:38 | More by acat25
Photo of Jsmitty1967
Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-25-2012 12:18:52 | More by Jsmitty1967
Photo of hallospceboy
hallospceboy

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-25-2012 05:24:21 | More by hallospceboy
Photo of dnh2
dnh2

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-25-2012 04:19:19 | More by dnh2
Maudite from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 3,768 ratings.