Maudite | Unibroue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Without a doubt Unibroue’s best-known beer, La Maudite is inspired by abbey beers and Belgian double-style ales. It first hit the shelves in 1992 and took the province by storm with its 8% alcohol content, making it the first strong beer available in grocery stores.

That’s where the idea came to tie its name and branding to a pact signed with the devil. The illustration of the “chasse-galerie” (or flying canoe) from a beloved Quebec legend captures the spirit of the beer.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,209
Reviews:
1,974
Ratings:
4,725
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance has a hazy dark mahogany/dark amber hue, very thick and pillowy two-finger thick head that has excellent retention and lacing. Opaque and mysterious.

Main notes in the aroma consist of brown sugar, raisins, and coffee beans. There are other notes of cranberries, spices, caramel, cloves, plums, and honey.

Taste: brown sugar, bread malts, yeast, alcohol, burnt caramel, and coffee beans occupy the front, while the other notes mentioned in the aroma follow. A grassy, bitter aftertaste is present. Feels richly smooth.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csnyder83
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreatLevel5
1.29/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours very foamy, drank a little over half the bottle and poured the rest out.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A; Poured into a tulip glass from the 750mL bottle. The beer is a hazy dark red color with a massive foamy off-white head that sticks around for a good long time.

S: Light sweetness with honey and berries, raisins, slight yeast character and brown sugar deep within. Balanced malt character.

T: Light brown sugar character wrapped around raisin, bitter cranberry, spices. Alcohol is slightly evident in the finish.

F: Very carbonated.

Overall: There are better dubbers out there for sure, but this one is very accessible and drinkable.

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Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spectru
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very dark amber, bronze, brown; light tan head; Rich sweet, fruity aroma; Feels rich, tangy but smooth, moderate carbonation. Tasty, sweet but not too sweet.

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Photo of Wxb1111
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradleySig
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rwill2001
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kyleondrums
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: reddish, amber brown with a slight haze and minor amounts of lacing on the outside of the glass. Roughly a 3 finger head which I have found is not uncommon with this style.

Smell: notes of brown sugar, caramel and roasted malts. Belgian spices dominate.

Taste: as with the smell, the Belgian spices are at the forefront. Your typical Abby beer with a touch of creaminess.

Feel: slightly dry and a little bit lighter than one might expect from a beer boasting at 8% abv.

Overall: an above average double ale/Abby style Belgian beer. Very drinkable and it pairs great with just about anything that’s better than bar food.

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Photo of ewpass
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy red amber with a huge peaked head. Fruity Belgian yeast nose. Medium malt body with fruity notes. Finish is dried fruits and spicy pepper. Fine effervescence.

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Photo of porters4life
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle bb 10-10-20 poured into a tulip glass at just above fridge temp 8% ABV. The beer pours dark amber to light brown with orange highlights. The head is off white and settles to a cap leaving a few spots of lacing. The aroma is largely burnt sugar caramel with some bready malt and plum notes. The taste is more of the same with semisweet caramel bread, date and plum mixed together with a dry, peppery & very mild clove finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied and highly carbonated. Overall, very good. This beer has a very pleasant taste and feel profile to me. Nice balance with the spice, malt and yeast. This beer does strike me as more of a dubbel than a BSDA.

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Photo of DMC43
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
3.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber pour, small creamy head of foam that settles, leaving medium lacing around the glass.

The nose on this hits initially with an undoubtedly clear coffee aroma, but is instantly followed up with heavy spice and caramel notes. The combination gives almost a Belgian-inspired Mexican hot chocolate nose. Weird and unexpected, but very pleasant.

Spicy, malty, and with a noticeable hop presence. A grassiness lingers, and settles with that distinct Belgian yeast flavor.

Smooth, slightly sticky, leaving a light film around the roof of the mouth. Low but sharp carb.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ptarmigan98
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gongfu
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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