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Quebec, Canada
Ranked #2
Ranked #2,974
4.2 | pDev: 10.48%
Jan 10, 2022
Aug 26, 1998
Notes: 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 Vixie:
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4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Vixie from Illinois

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel glass.
Poured a cloudy reddish orange color with a a bit of a tan colored head. Not as pretty as some beers I've had, but not bad.

The smell of this is very potent. I don't have the best sense of smell, but this one has one of the strongest smells of any beer I've tried. The smell is on the sweet side, reminds me of what you'd smell if you were baking a cake and opened the oven door while it was baking.

The taste of this one was hard for me to pin down. There is a lot going on here, to me it was mainly spice. definite fruit notes, with a lot of clove like flavors as well. Possibly the spiciest beer I have ever tasted.

Mouthfeel was solid, nothing timid about this brew.

I found this to be very drinkable, although one I have to sip slowly. The spiciness lends itself to slow sipping, and the alcohol content limits how much I can drink at once. If you are looking for something a little different, this is the beer for you. A very good brew from Unibroue, give this one a try.

Nov 14, 2008
More User Ratings:
4 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia on Jan 10, 2022
4.34 by irishevans from California on Jan 04, 2022
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Appearance: Opaque copper body under a large off white head that left moderate lacing.
Aroma: Ripe fruit swirling around yeasty, spicy, malty goodness.
Taste: Dried fruit, spices, some sweetness but not at all cloying. Hops not a major factor.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with lush carbonation leading to a lingering finish.
Overall: Enjoying the complex. multi faceted dimensions of this style.

Dec 30, 2021
4.18 by Rhetion from Florida on Dec 06, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at The Parsons Pub in downtown Murphy NC.
Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Looks deep Amber with a very nice tight foamy head that lasted.
Smells bready, spicy, coriander, yeast.
Taste follows the nose nicely, complex melding of flavors make this really nice.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall one of the better Dubbles that I have ever had and I would definitely order again.

Dec 01, 2021
2.98 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Nov 20, 2021
3.77 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2021
3.87 by KT3418 from Colorado on Oct 20, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

A classic. From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This excellent dubbel pours
a amber tinged brown with a nice head of white foam that settles to a
thick ring, thin dusty layer, and shows off some nice light lacing. Nose of
clove, coriander, dark candy sugar touches, dates, figs, and spicy yeast
notes. Flavors follow nicely with dark bread, spicy yeast, herbal balanced
hops, dates, fig, candy sugar, and coriander. Nice mouth feel;
medium body, light soft carbonation, and a balanced sweet and lightly
spicy finish.

Of note, with warmth some white pepper comes into play.

Overall, a classic that is just as good as when I had it
in the 90's!


Aug 19, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by blazerkor from Nevada

Smells fruity and dark with malts sweetening the scent further.

The taste is balanced. It's mostly clean malts with funky Belgian yeast in the background.

The mouthfeel is fantastic. It's medium bodied with a lot of bubbly carbonation to feel like silk. The finish starts bitter and then gets fruity.

It's a really phenomenal double. One of the best Belgians I've had. I give it a 5.1 out of 6.

Aug 02, 2021
3.78 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jul 04, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Jaasoares from Virginia

Pours a hazy dark brown color with a beige head which is short-lived and turns to lacing and a few floating islands. Spice on the nose especially some cloves, cinnamon. Taste’s great with spices such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg with some sweetness of caramel. The brew is perfectly balanced.

Jun 18, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by TheRatCage from Connecticut

L: dark amber brown. Two finger pillowy head that sticks around for awhile. Nice lacing.

S: sweet malt, caramel. Maybe some figs. Faint fruit.

T: Sweet malt again at first. Brown sugar, caramel. Clove and spices as well on the middle to back-end. Dark fruit, prune. Some bread. A little hops and sweetness at the finish. Pretty dynamic.

M: Medium-full bodied, towards the higher end of medium bodied. Very nice carbonation.

O: Balanced with a lot of notes. One of the best for doubles.

Jun 07, 2021
4.25 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
4.16 by smi69 from New York on Apr 19, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter. I picked this up at a local beer store recently to keep checking off Beers of Fame!
The beer pours a fairly clear amber to mahogany color with a fluffy beige colored head of about 3 cm. This foam fades slowly leaving some sticky lattice on my glass.
The aroma has some light caramel malt and a bit of cloves and light cinnamon. No real hop presence and the 8% booze is hidden too. the nose is sort of mild overall, but is appealing and works for the style.
The first sip reveals a medium body with slightly syrupy texture and fine tingly carbonation. Feels like its a little bit of a bigger beer.
Flavor is malty up front with caramel and some brown sugar and then rolls to a bit of green apple hit and quickly gives over to spices of clove and cinnamon. I get a bit of black pepper bite on the finish and mild warming booze on the swallow.
This is a fun beer to revisit after quite a hiatus. Im going to circle back to many of the Unibroue line again. This is worth a sampling for a Dubbel with some spiciness.

Apr 18, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DDiFran from Ohio

Another home run. It’s amazing how balanced and well crafted this beer is. It’s even better than actual Belgian dubbels I’ve had. Just please don’t tell the monks

Apr 18, 2021
3.75 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 10, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by backblast from Alaska

Poured a rich mahogany with a nice white head.

Tastes of Belgium yeast and sweet malt with some toffee-caramel. There is mild spice/clove mixed in with apple and dark fruit in the finish and very mild bitterness.

Apr 09, 2021
4.18 by Khaack from New York on Mar 22, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sayb from Arizona

L: Hazy light brown , thin head that dissipates slowly .
S: Caramel and cloves
T: Cloves , nutmeg with a toasted malt finish .
F: Smooth , lighter than expected .
O: Very nice brew , would be perfect for winter holiday gatherings .

Mar 21, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by barneyrubble from Colorado

L- Dark amber 90 transparent with creamy 3F tan head with good lace.

N-Cloves, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, brown sugar, yeast.

T-Clove & cinnamon leads the other spices noted above, atop a nice malt with subtle yeast. No banana or bubblegum esters. Cloves are in check. Dry somewhat metallic finish with a slight tang. Almost hints at a stout like roast on the malt but without any coffee or burnt notes. Nicely balanced .

M- Clean creamy medium bodied mouthfeel. Lightly dry finish with a hint of neutral alcohol. Refreshing carbonation.

O- This is one of the best non-quad Belgians I have tried. I have not had many Belgians but this one is tasty.

Mar 21, 2021
3.96 by emerge077 from Illinois on Mar 18, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by davidward from Florida

A world class Dubbel. Extraordinary texture and flavors.

Mar 07, 2021
3.5 by doctorgary from New York on Feb 25, 2021
4.25 by kmoen from California on Feb 22, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a modest white head that soon reduces to a nice ring. In the nose, it is primarily dark fruit and candi sugar. In the mouth, it is similar, dark fruits and a solid malt base with caramel.

Feb 19, 2021
3.53 by aklavall from Canada (AB) on Feb 14, 2021
4.24 by Taenim from Delaware on Jan 31, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: murky light brown/dark ruby red color with some purple notes. doesn't really pour a head at all, which is surprising

s: dark berries, figs, molasses, candi sugar, figs, plums, raisins. prunes, fruit bread, and fresh biscuits. some nice caramel and some clove and pear

t: big hit of figs and plums right away. candi sugar, raisins and a generic dark berry note behind that. fruitcake and crusty bread. mild clove and coriander provide a little spice kiss. a little bit of sweet apple on the backend, and a big bready malt backbone

m: mouthfeel is full with moderate carbonation

o: not much more to say about this other than awesome. I would consider this one of the benchmarks for the style. a real treat. my only knock is it could have used a bit more of a head

Jan 16, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Just a fantastic Belgian style ale.
I use their yeast for Homebrewing clones of this, Trois Pistoles and La Fin du Monde. I can't afford it any other way.
It's nice having 5 gallons of something very similar for under 20 bones.
A fantastic Dubble style ale that hits all the right notes.
Not your average Canadian beer. I put them up there with Ommegang for making great Belgian inspired beers.
If you enjoy Belgian Dubbels, you will enjoy this beer.
It is pure magic on tap if you can find it.

Jan 13, 2021
4.44 by pidus from Massachusetts on Jan 09, 2021
4.27 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Jan 09, 2021
3.81 by STLBeer7458 from Missouri on Jan 06, 2021
Maudite from Unibroue
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