Maudite | Unibroue

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MauditeMaudite
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,581
Reviews:
1,928
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
237
Gots:
672
For Trade:
5
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Photo of schwaeh
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at world of beer.

A: Really deep burnt amber with a huge off-white head. Lighter bits of lacing have some good staying power. Seems to have real high carbonation.

S: huge blasts of banana and candy sugar. Sticky dark fruit, caramel, orange peel, caramelized sugar. This is Belgian beer imbodied.

T: Candy sugar, banana, spices, some orange peel figgy plum. I didnt expect all of these spices, seems to be allspice, coriander, cinammon, and light nutmeg; all in all that really seems to take this to that next level that American brewers cant seem to find. Alcohol is hidden very well.

M: Nice and sticky, fluffy carbonation, heavier medium/full bodied.

O: I expected this to be solid from what Ive heard and given its from Unibroue, but it blew my expectations away. Really a highlight of the style for me. I could drink this anytime, get some!

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Photo of plaztikjezuz
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

awe, maudite, a beer for the damned.
pours a deep copper with a thick off white head that drops into belgian lace (yacka yacka yacka).
aroma is malty, candy sugar, and unidentifed fruitiness.
flavor is rich with malt, candy sugar, a graininess in the middle, sweet corriander in the finish that leaves a tingle on the tounge.
the mouthfeel is very tinglily on the way down.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy light brown with a small brown head. Aroma of yeast, dark fruit and brown sugar. Medium-full, crisp body. Flavor of yeast, apricots, brown sugar with earthy hops eventually kick in. Long, sweet, fruity finish. Very tasty brew.

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Photo of beb86
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of stephendr
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gold amber hue-thick lingering white head- soft nose of sour cat poo (yet nice and sweet) – Light to medium body – dried fruit, and raisin taste and hint of tanginess– tender bubbles tickle the tongue- aftertaste sweet and softGold amber hue-thick lingering white head- soft nose of sour cat poo (yet nice and sweet) – Light to medium body – dried fruit, and raisin taste and hint of tanginess– tender bubbles tickle the tongue- aftertaste sweet and soft

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Photo of HappyHourHero
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really thick whiteish tan head. Left a little bit of lacing. Glowing light brown to amber in color. The smell is intriguing. Creamy apricots, a bit of aclohol, a pinch of spice. Light fruity malt flavor combines with a slightly bitter and alcoholic taste. There's even flavor on the exhale. Smooth body combined with a solid amount of carbonation make for great mouthfeel.

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Photo of jhtipton
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a pleasant surprise. I really had no idea that Canada could come up with such a good beer. Wonderful color, great taste, and one of the most unique ales I have had. Cannot tell that this is a strong ale from he taste. It hides the alcohol content well. Wish I had bought more than one but you can bet I will next time. Color is nice and dark. Taste is almost wheaty heffe style. Loved it.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a murky, medium brown color with a fizzy, beige head. The aroma is very Belgian smelling with lots of yeast. The taste is smooth, slightly sweet with just the right amount of spice. Rather simple yet it’s not too bold or too weak. Probably one of the best Canadian craft breweries that’s mainstream in the U.S.

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Photo of Viggo
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange/brown, big off white head forms, lots of lacing. Smell is orange, spice, sweet honey, apples, and chocolate. Taste is malty, with some yeast, brown sugar, orange, chocolate and spices. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, very smooth and my favourite Unibroue.

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Photo of 2xHops
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like to call the color I see in this beer as "raisin." I'm not sure if that's apt, but it certainly had a nice look to it. The head is there, but not as lively and foamy that I thought would be present.

It is only until I came online to review this beer that I noticed it had 8% ABV. I'd have to say that the beer is surprisingly pleasant to drink for something that is a bit on the higher end of the ABV scale. The taste was mellow, slightly sweeter than I thought it would be. I thought it reminded me slightly of one of the Chimay beers.

the mouthfeel was just right, without being too malty or too light for me. It was very easy on my palate, and it's something that you can drink easily with a nice dinner.

I think it was very drinkable for something on the strong side. Granted, I think it's my first time drinking anything from Unibroue, and I would be interested in seeing other beers in their lineup.

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Photo of taez555
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

This beer poured a huge white head that took it's time dieing down. The body was a translucent light brown/orange/tan.

The nose had a alot of phenol smells. Hinting at almost a german hefe more than a belgian attempt. I could make out some fruity smells as well. Nothing overlly distinct, some plums, raisins maybe even some grapes.

The taste of this beer was very malty and sweet. Classic belgian dark triple ale taste but kicked up a notch by some darker malts. Yet again, lots of very mellow hints of fruit, plums and raisins. A very smooth alcohol burst and presence acompanied by some very subdued hop, earth almost piney sort of taste.

It really didn't have a strong lasting finish, but finished smooth and full of flavor.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer. An amazing belgian style beer from Canada. My favorite so far from Unibroue.

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Photo of chunkylover53
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first time I saw this I was just amazed... A huge, cork-stopped bottle with Satan on it. How cool is that? I knew I had to buy it and drink it while wearing a Slayer shirt.

I had to go buy a Slayer shirt, but that was no problem. I mean hey... it's Slayer.

I have to admit that, judging by the packaging, I had expected it to be swill. (I wasn't yet familiar with the greatness that is Unibroue.) Boy, was I wrong. This is one fine beer. I've had many, many more since that day.

It pours a very dark brown with not much head, and smells like caramel and dark friuts.

The dark fruits are prevalent in the taste as well, along with anise. It's a bit sour, but not in a bad way.

This is one of my favourite beers. I'll definitely be having more. And soon. Like, as soon as I'm able to get up and walk to the fridge.

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Photo of elniko
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter from bottle

A: Slightly transparent but still dark, almost cola like. Half finger of head that dissipated. Good looking brew.

S: I picked up tones of fruit with a touch of spiciness as swell.

T & M: Wow, I really liked this beer. Alcohol is very subtle. I'm getting used to the Belgian dark ales now but it still surprises me how light and refreshing they are. Bready mouthfeel. Hints of fruit with some spiciness as well. Well done.

D: Highly drinkable, I really enjoyed this beer. Unibroue continues to impress.

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Photo of hbonner
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In the Golidlocks and the Three Bears tale, this one is just right! Looks almost like an amber ale. Smells like a Belgian, smells sweeter than it tastes. Definitely taste the clove, banana, and malt. Not a strong alcohol feel, surprisingly crisp and clean finish. Not near as hoppy as other Unibroue offerings, such as Fin Du Monde.

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Photo of ThreePistols
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber to copper. Initial taste is intense fruity maltiness, followed by a slightly tart/spicy and fruity aftertaste. There's an alcohol taste, but it's well-balanced in the mix.

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Photo of CuttDeez
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber color with nice carbination and bubbles. The thing that stuck out to me was the stubborn and resiliant head on this beer

S - I smelled the yeast strongly in this beer. It was joined by alchohol and some fruity citrus notes.

T - The best part of this dark belgium. This beer is so complex. At first I tasted fruit and malt. Then the beer was tart and peppery. The hoppiness of this beer made it well rounded and made each sip a different experience.

M - Very crisp beer and rather refreshing considering its heavy nature.

D - This is a very drinkable beer - 'Then why did you give it a 3.5?' because I feel this beer is so complex that you need to drink it slow and think about the sips. Enjoy this but do not over-do your palat!

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Photo of hunteraw
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Rich brown color, with some gold. Attractive one or two finger head. Fairly clear. Retention and lacing, however, are both unremarkable.

Smell: Very nice aroma: more Belgian spice than Belgian funk. Apple. Darker fruits as it warms. A hint of citrus.

Taste: Great, impressive flavor. Nice malt flavor (caramel?), apples and oranges. Distinct herbal character as well. Alcohol is very well hidden. Dry, acidic finish, almost like a dry white wine if the flavors weren't completely different - very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation. Pleasant lingering aftertaste.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability, although I'd imagine the 8% abv could creep up on you.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of filabrazilia
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with a yellow hue. An off white head adorns the beer and leaves a nice sheet of lace on the glass.

There is a hint of malt in the nose with a rich spice and fruit presence.

This is an excellent tasting Belgian style ale. The spicy flaovrs of the yeast balance nicely with the malt. There are elements of fruit in the taste as well.

This is a medium bodied beer that feels good in the mouth. This beer is very smooth.

Maudite is a very drinkable beer with no indication of the 8% alcohol. That could be a problem because this is such a delicious beer that you will want to drink more than one.

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Photo of armock
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a dark brown color with a big tan head that leaves lacing

S - Is of sweet malt dark fruit and spicy yeast

T - Theres a lot going on in this beer theres sweet malt with some dark fruit and a touch of spice

M - This is a medium bodied beer with a higher level of carbonation to it

D - Belgian Strong ales aren't the best beers to try and session but I think I'd try and give it a shot this is one good beer thats worth getting

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Photo of czfreeman
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

large foamy head, nice deep brown tea-like color.Yeasty,breads,fruits,on the nose.smells awesome.Delicious fruity, spicy, cloves,malty flavor. Very very flavorful, so much so that I just want to quickly drink this beer down, its so good. The alcohol and carbonation make for an excellently crisp and biting mouthfeel. I have been curious about these beers for a while, very glad to try this beer.This Canadian brewery make Belgian beers every bit as good as the top Belgian brewerys.

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Photo of stadmo1
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grayburn
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy reddish tan with heavy head and light lace.

Yeasty, fruity smell. Similar to other lovely Unibroue offerings where balance is concerned.

Taste is dry with subdued fruits, slight bitterness.

Heavy carbonation- tart clean finish.

Very good beer, I could polish off a few of these...decent session sipper...thanks again Unibroue, excellent brewery.

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Photo of TinusTime
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium brown with some lovely ruby highlights. Rocky off-white-ecru head tops the beer. Smell is lovely with rich maltyness, spice, deep dried fruits, molasses. The taste falls in line wonderfully. Rich and malty with dark fruit and an almost true root beer taste in there somewhere. Maybe it was the spicyness and the caramel that reminded me of a TRUE rootbeer. Very complex with each sip adding more and more.
Mouthfeel was full with just enough carbonation. Definitly a sipper. Drinkability is good as I would go back for this again. Would be superb in the colder weather with a nice rich stew or braised meat. Or some roasted game with a rich dark fruit sauce. Yum come on cold weather

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Photo of TommyW
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Amber/gold body with a tall off-white head.

S- A sweet/bready malt aroma with some funky notes from the yeast.

T- Caramel malts with some spices and fruity tartness, some yeasty notes mixed in as well. A warming alcohol become noticeable as well.

M- Medium body that is very crisp.

D- A nice refreshing beer to sip by itself or with just about anything.

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Maudite from Unibroue
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,581 ratings.
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