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Quebec, Canada
Ranked #2
Ranked #3,150
4.19 | pDev: 10.5%
Thursday at 12:55 AM
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 irishevans:
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Rated by irishevans from California

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 04, 2022
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Rated: 4.58 by BlkGenesis21 from Maryland

Thursday at 12:55 AM
Rated: 4.01 by asouth12

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
Rated: 4.43 by Beecham from California

Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle dated best before 5/24/25.

Pours dark copper with a chill-haze. Moderate retention and lacing. Clove-studded apples with a caramel drizzle in the nose. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Fairly malty on the palate with minimal bitterness and a earthy, spicy profile. Finishes fairly dry with lingering spice.
Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2023
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Reviewed by gestyr from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a rich orangish-brown with a fluffy white head that just won't go away. The first thing I smelled was bananas with a malty support. There is also a spiciness which follows through in the taste. The feel is medium and is refreshing. Overall a good dubbel. I salute the damned. :)
May 23, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by MadMadMike from France

Apr 23, 2023
Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 4911 ratings