Maudite | Unibroue

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4,581 Ratings
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 harrymel
2.07/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by: Mar 3, 2013

A: Pours a turbid ruby ale with a two finger peanut head. This falls slowly to a fluffy quilt of the same. Nice orange-brown color where the light shines through near the edges. Spotty lacing.

S: Yeast. chemical and earthy, the yeast is at the forefront here. Some sweet malts, some floral hedges. Don't care for this - too much of the yeast.

T: Yeast and metal. The yeast is as above, vinyl in chemistry for me. The metal is like the flavor of warm stainless steel.

M: Medium to light syrup with high carb. Dry finish. Wish the body was a hint higher with lower carb. Would prefer more resonance on the finish.

O: This beer way to imbalanced with the yeast being soo dominant and makes the beer one-dimensional.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.2/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - It pours a lighter brown hue, translucent, perhaps akin to iced tea. It is capped with a big ivory head that quickly retreats and leaves no lace. Though tidy, it does not project a proper BSDA appearance.

S - This beer is very yeasty and very dry in its aromatic impression. I am informed by a dude at the bar posing as a knowledgable fellow that the reason for this is "because it is 'on lees'". What a douche. Anyhow, a good amount of cloves, red apple and grape skins are implied through the nose; there is also a less-than-pleasant aroma of seemingly underroasted grain, Ovaltine, and/or Grape-Nuts.

T - The taste is more spicy-phenolic than the nose would suggest. There is an appreciable dark fruit character, suggesting less-sweet figs, raisins and papaya (not dark fruit obv.) Unfortunately the fruit flavor is not quite sweet enough and as a result the whole thing ends up more wheat-y tasting like a mediocre Weizenbock. As I get deeper in the glass, the Weizenbock comparison is strengthened: the flavor seems to be a cardboard-y malt, cloves and coriander, two-week-old Fig Newtons, all topped off with a hint of isopropyl.

M - Too thin and just wrong all-around.

D - Jeez this stuff sucks. Unibroue makes some pretty horrendous beers, with a few notable exceptions.

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Photo of tcfishler
2.22/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Dark rich mahogany, clear. Tan head of moderate size and good durability.

Nose brings to mind very ripe fruit drizzled with balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper. Other spicy aromas add complexity.

In the mouth, sweet, rich, and fruity. However, this fruit is ripe to the point of spoilage.

I get the similar rotten/oxidative flavors here as I found in Trois Pistoles. I don't know if that's a result of Unibroue's yeast or not, but regardless, it's a complete turnoff for my tastebuds.

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Photo of northaustin
2.27/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

pours a hazy dark amber with rapidly disappearing uneven head... lots of head with no lacing.

smell: overpowering sweet mixed with alchohol and some sort of artificial fruityness.

taste: carbonated apple juice with some malts and alchohol.

mouthfeel: explodes in your mouth with carbonation then leaves you high and dry.

drinkability: no comment. not anywhere near my style. i remember i used to really like this one about a year and a half ago. oh well.

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Photo of Sudsy89
2.48/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle, chilled.

Pours an orangeish-brown,has a big foamy thick head, high level of carbonation. I noticed some yeast sediment, from the bottle refermentation noted on the back label. Looks kinda muddy and unappetizing. Aroma is spicy, sweet perhaps.

Noticeable alcohol taste, unappealing acidic and sour taste, carbonation is too much IMO. Medium-bodied mouthfeel.

I think this beer was very disappointing and didn't enjoy the taste. The 8% abv seems strong and makes it less drinkable for me, and I didn't even finish the bottle. I don't know if this beer is a good example of the style but I won't drink it again.

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.52/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of GrimmReaper
2.55/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750 ml.bottle poured into a goblet,very hazy pale murky yellowy brownish color,kinda like swamp water,very nice 2 finger creamy white head,to me,the best thing about this beer,with decent lacing.
Smells very spicy with a banana and pear and peppery hilites,with sweet malts,and maybe some east indian spices,well,to my nose anyways.Taste's sweet with the banana comming through along with the spices and the pepper at the end and also a dryness,not my type of flavoring.Mouthfeel is medium heavy with some boldness to it and hard carbonation,the east indian spices or whatever they are sure hit on the aftertaste,this is not my cup of tea here,i'm 0 for 2 on these Unibroue beers,very dissapointed on this type of flavor,,,,Sorry,,,,But just can't acquire the taste for this.

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Photo of msolar
2.58/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Good, but not quite what I expected. My rating is certainly going to be outside of the average deviation. I'm not really a fan of the Belgian style with strong citric/flowery/apple flavors. Every sip made me cringe a little bit with the aftertaste. Great appearance, very thin head/lacing despite a lot of carbonation, ok mouthfeel but I just couldn't get past the flavor.

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Photo of powoo19
2.6/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer has a peppery taste. i was not very impressed with its flavor.
I did enjoy its bottle however...The artwork is great and made a great addition to my bottle collection.

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2.6/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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