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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,060
Reviews:
1,937
Ratings:
4,621
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
Wants:
247
Gots:
694
Trade:
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Photo of TomTrocc
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdm9465
3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonoesh5
3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Excited to review one of the original Unibroue beers. This is my introduction to this Montreal brewery. Pours a hazy copper brown with a minimal beige head. The nose is malt-forward (oats and barley), nutty, and cleaning solution. First sip is super carbonated! Overwhelming so, like a sparkling water or something. The sharp, spicy, boozy flavor up front is off-putting, distracting from the rest of the palette. Not inviting :/ However, after the beer warms, caramel sweetness, fruitcake (prune and brown sugar), and rum notes open up. This is the last of a 4-pack I bought at a local liquor store (bottles dated "BB-12-15-18") , and I still can't forgive how over-carbonated this beer is. Not at all creamy or frothy. Feels more like a flat, english brown ale like NewCastle.

Overall, I wonder if the "Best Buy" date on these bottles greatly affected the quality of my experience(??) The only date on this 4-pack read "BB 12-15-18". I drank these beers before 12-5-17, as I've heard that any beer that sits longer than 2.5 months after it's bottled date looses it's flavor clarity. This is why I wish every beer had a "Bottled On" date to prevent this guess work! ANYWAY...Maudite is a fine cold-weather beer, but I wont be buying this beer again anytime soon. The boozy flavor distracts from the rest of the taste, and the mouthfeel is over-carbonated. On to La Fin Du Monde, or Trois Pistoles!

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

Photo of Gasp262
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Very drinkable. Light on the pallet. Spices are balanced nicely

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

Photo of Poljazz22
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark red with a 2 inch whitish head that is quite persistent. Some lacing.
Smells of orange and other citrus fruits.
Tastes like an authentic Belgian double ale. Malt, Belgian yeast, a hint of pepper and other spiciness and citrus.
Soft carbonation with a medium body from the malt. A bit uni dimensional compared to some of Unibroue's other beer. Still quite easy to drink and would pair well with strong cheese on toast.

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Photo of REDAMI
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a Chimay goblet

L- Mahogany pour with a finger of tan head which dissipated quickly

S- Sweet toffee and caramelized sugar with a faint bread like finish.

T- Very fruity sweetness more akin to red fruits than dark fruits such as dates usually found in Belgian beers, nice bready yeast flavor, almost cider like apple

F- Rather smooth carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel, slight bite of alcohol

Generally not a fan of Unibroue's beers but this one is the exception. A sweeter, redder dubbel which has all the complexity of it's Belgian brothers with it's own unique profile

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Photo of Aidan11
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a good Belgian style double that can compete with the real Belgian ones. The smell is caramel. The flavor is a tangy yeast/high alcohol bite. The texture is fairly thick, but still a bit crisp.

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Photo of GlennWB
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbuck
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rpjterp
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Killswitch1029
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePold
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into a glass, mais oui. Pours out a superb head that needs two minutes to settle. Nice dribbles of dark yeast. Smells of malts and cloves. Tastes of slightly bitter Maltese regrets.

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Photo of oliviervandal
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Plonk
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,621 ratings
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