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Quebec, Canada
Ranked #2
Ranked #3,123
4.19 | pDev: 10.5%
Feb 24, 2024
Aug 26, 1998
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.
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Ratings by BJB13:
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle poured into a Tulip.
Best by 5/16/25

L: Hazy chestnut brown, lively pour, fairly persistent off-white head.
S: Nose opens malty, bready, then a bit vinous, spice, cinnamon maybe, some fruity yeast esters.
T: Rich but attenuated and semi-dry, spicy and sweet yeast flavor, dark sugars, low sweetness and bitterness, has a woody tang.
F: Highly carbonated and crisp, medium bodied, feel softens and becomes a little frothy as the carbonation dissipates and it warms.
O: Good balance of rich malt, opening sweetness and dryness on the back.
Jan 29, 2024
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Was surprised to see that this is this Brewers most popular beverage.... I had never heard of it, it came in a variety pack .... It is indeed very good ABV very well hidden and potentially dangerous.
Feb 24, 2024
Rated: 4 by BlueSpader from Washington

Feb 17, 2024
Rated: 4.06 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Feb 16, 2024
Rated: 3.21 by solok from California

Jan 22, 2024
Rated: 4.23 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jan 18, 2024
Rated: 4.24 by TheRealBen from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Caoimhin from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look - effervescent, caramel color

Smell - malt and alcohol

Taste - sweet malt, alcohol, barely perceptible hops

Feel - medium/heavy body, high carbonation

Overall - I have drunk this beer on and off since the early 1990's probably because I like the name. I am not a fan of Dubbels for the most part and this one is no exception. This beer is still worth buying and better than most, but overall I would not give it an outstanding.
Dec 12, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by BlkGenesis21 from Maryland

Dec 07, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by asouth12 from Massachusetts

Dec 01, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by dank203 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours murky brown with billowing tan head. Aroma of banana, black pepper, nutmeg, and dates. Taste includes candied dark fruits, spices and a boozy warming finish. Wet and pillowy mouthfeel.
Oct 16, 2023
Rated: 4 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Sep 30, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle best by February 2nd 2026

On the pour 3 fingers of fluffy off white head formed on top of a dark reddish brown, and hazy body. Over a couple minutes the head fades to a 0.5cm covering. Sporadic lacing forms.

Aroma is a bit hollow on the first impression. There is a strange almost metallic or mineralic earthiness, before a sweet caramel malt comes though and some nice Belgian yeast spiciness. There is a bit of a funk.

Flavor is very nice with a slight bitterness along with a bready pumpernickel maltiness. The spicy yeast comes in strong with cloves vanilla and cinnamon, not to mention the actual spices that were used during brewing. Then a nice fade into a mellow, sweet, and almost mulled malty finish that is slightly chocolate. The bitterness fades fast.

The feel on this beer is full, but dry, and surprisingly drinkable for the abv. The 8% still makes itself known, but in a friendly relaxing way. Super smooth and cozy. It reminds me of the holidays.

Overall this was a nice surprise. Easy drinking and mellow for this style of beer. Full flavor and cozy comforting maltiness, but no clear alcohol burn make this very nice as a beer after a long day at work.
Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by Chipwells from Georgia

Sep 02, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Aug 12, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by RockyM72 from Florida

Jul 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a goblet glass. Off white head falls to a light cap. Rich brown color with carbonation rising to the top. Smell is vinous at first. Then aromas of fresh baked brown bread. Taste is malty, bready, some caramel, a bit of dark fruit. Taste is fairly light and fades away in the finish. Feel is light, well carbonated. Overall, this is good, but flavors kind of fade too quickly.
Jul 09, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by dd53grif from Michigan

Jul 01, 2023