Maudite | Unibroue

4,594 Ratings

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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

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Photo of Briken
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany with an off-white sandy head. Yeast and spice aroma that's slightly acidic. Crisp spicy yeast with light malt sweetness and a little raisin and a candy finish. Clear sharp carbonation with a fuzzy mouthfeel.

Such a well rounded flavor that isn't too bready and on the sweet side without being overly sweet. An easy to drink belgian especially since the alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of match1112
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: dark reddish brown body. thick chunky off white head towers three inches in the air before settling in to a thin creamy cap.

s: smells like a fresh baked fruit cake, yum! lots of fruit and bread, some caramel and spice.

t: real fruity and bready with a touch of sugar and spice and everything nice, including some caramel notes. more of a candied fruit on the finish but still delicious thru out.

m: rich and creamy with excellent carbonation. short clean finish with a refreshing element to it.

o: nice beer will buy again. goes perfect with an early holiday meal.

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Photo of sopor
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly reddish muddy brown earance topped with an active frothy head which dissipates eveny to a thin film & ring. Very light nose of sweet-tangyness.

A taste of zesty fruit flavor and tangy sweetness carres the tongue along with a hint of wheaty-yeasty flavor. malts become more evident as the brew warms.

Deceptively light (not a strong dark ale IMO) but only moderatley light. Not exactly smooth with suck zestiness and lively carbonation, but not overly heavy or bitey.

Aonther great offering from Unibroue, when I want "belgian-style" flavors, this is one of my favorite brews to grab.

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Photo of ploobs
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up a 4-pack of bottles from a local store.

A: I have to agree with the previous reviewer, pours the color of a dark-brewed iced tea, with amply white head and somewhat thicker lacing on the glass.

S: I get an citrus and almost floral aroma, very pleasant nose.

T: Very bright at the start, not as full-bodied as I had hoped, but has a pleasant well-roundedness. Little to no aftertaste.

M: Light in the mouth, refreshing.

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Photo of Vancer
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Maudite for review number 400. Special beer for the occasion.

Poured, into a chalice of course, a clear oaken / bourbon color with a tan head – nicely ringing the ol’ glass. Turns hazy brown as the swirling kicks in towards the end of the bottle. Any brew bottle conditioned brew is extra special for me, like this one.

Earthy aromas first appear, followed by candied fruit and apples. Sweetish quaff of Belgium yeasts and sugar cane. Nothing really stands out, but the taste is solid.

Fizzy mouth, tangy and sweet on the tongue. Very dry and crisp. No alcohol presence at all, it’s very well hidden. A quality brew, but not a knockout by any means. Nice sipping brew for cool or warm weather.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the chalice slightly hazy amber with a low, off-white, and frothy head which fell slowly and laced the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a strong bready aroma. The aroma was citrusy and and sweet with a raisin and other dark fruit character. For some reason the aroma struck me as that of bread pudding with raisins.

The flavor was nicely crisp with a citrus flavor coupled with dark fruits which were not overdone. The flavor was bready with a light bit of earthiness in the hop bittering, but mostly a light caramel and light spice.

The finish was dry with a light crisp and low citrusy flavor into the afteraste with a light Belgian yeast spice. The body was medium and the carbonation was high. The flavor was nice, but the aroma a bit unsettling.

12 ounce bottle.

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Photo of sevenarts
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber with a modest tan head and no lacing.

S: Fruit, brown sugar, a bit of a yeasty tang. Not super-strong.

T/M: Lots of rich, sugary fruit up front: apples, raisins, very cidery and sweet. This is balanced by bready Belgian yeast and spices.

O: A great Belgian, very flavorful and complex.

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Photo of diablo14
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky bronze color akin to dirty pond water with a modest khaki head that settles into a layer of fine froth. Aroma smells of apple, pear, coriander, and a hint of caramel sweetness. The flavor tastes much like it smells--caramelly sweet with vibrant coriander and clove bolstered by Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is positively sizzling yet velvety on account of the spice, yeast, and carbonation. Traces of fruit manage to emerge on the back end. The 8% ABV is marvelously well concealed. The only fault I can proffer is that the sweetness can become slightly cloying with time. The body is medium and perfectly appropriate for the style.

Overall, this is a flavorful and effervescent Belgian ale that's equally at home on a hot summer's day and a cold winter's night. I almost take these Unibroue beers for granted on account of their consistent quality, but let there be no doubt that this is a great Belgian ale.

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Photo of Fitzgerald
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This is the fourth style of Unibroue I've tried out of mixed eight pack I bought, and a good night for a Canadian beer with the opening of 21st Olympic Winter Games. Poured the 12 oz. ale into an old Hamms glass, mahagony color with a nice three inch off white head which stayed around awhile, not much lacing.

S- Kind of a musty almost saison type smell a little alcohol note and some dark fruit and malty aromas.

T- Nice spice tastes with some nice hops, fruits that comes through are raisin,grape and citrus.

M- Some carbonation hits the roof of the mouth a little oily feel with a nice warming back end.

D- Very nice dark ale for a cold winter night, you will probably only want to stick to a couple unless you are camped out at home for the night.

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Photo of jjanega08
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before 12-22-14
Bottle stamped : M 221120560FL

A= Pours a deep brown color with a nice thick two fingers of head on it that holds great retention and lacing.

S= Has a spicey belgian yeast smell to it with some nice yeasty aroma of pepper and apples. A little bubblegum in it as well as a tiny amount of dark fruit.

T= The taste is almost totally different. A candy sweetness hits you initially. This beer tastes like some sort of candy I can't put my finger on. It's almost like a sweet toffee or something. I remember reading something about an assertive hop bitternss but that is definitally not the case with this beer. There is a nice buiscuity finish to it following the super sweet candy like start.

M= Well carbonated.

O= This beer was suprisingly good. Nice candy sweet beer. I was not expecting something so tasty from this to tell you the truth. It doesn't have the "assertive hop bitterness" I read about but it's tasty none the less.

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Photo of everetends
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle I got at a gas station down the street from the resort I am staying at here in Quebec. Poured into a wine glass.

A: Pours a hazy light brown that has orange notes when held to light. Had a nice white head that diminished to a frothy ring and spotty top cap that produced some nice soapy lacing.

S: Smells mostly of malt, a touch of hops and some fruit I can't make out. Alcohol does have a bit of a slap in the face note on the nose.

T: Taste is of malt is like a sweet bread, earthy, grassy notes, pears, apples, raisins. Alcohol is there but I think it rounds out the flavors amazingly well. Has a great balance.

M: Medium bodied brew that has some bubbly carbonation to it. Notes of apple and pear really stick to your tongue and last long in the after taste. Just a touch of alcohol burn on the back of the throat.

D: Very drinkable. This is another hit from Unibroue. Very tasty and easy going down for a big beer. The ABV doesn't hold this guy back at all. Could use a little more in the nose department but still a great beer. Prost.

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Photo of njthebestofme
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

had this beer with dinner tonight and i got to say i enjoyed it..had a great dark red color light head.. smelled had a spicy smell.. a little cinonim notes.. Taste had a slight cinonim taste with a wheat flovor and a little hoppy.. overal had a alot of charcter and went good with a mango mahi mahi

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Photo of billab914
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured a mahogany brown color with a thin and fizzy white head covering the top of the beer. The head settled down a bit and became very frothy. Excellent head retention and good lacing as well.

The aroma has a fruity, spicy and yeasty flavor going on. It has some apple, banana, clove and cinnamon coming through. Very flavorful overall and everything comes together pretty nicely.

The taste has more of the apple fruitiness and clove spice to it. It has just some hints of some darker fruits to it. The Belgian yeast plays a pretty big role in the flavors.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being above average. The head gave it a very nice frothy and creamy mouthfeel as well. Drinkability is good, It's a a very flavorful beer and was very enjoyable this evening.

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Photo of nstygles
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HugoGrim
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a chalice. Dark peach/brown body. Tons of visible carbonation. Thick head.

Aroma of ripe fruits and bitter apples, as well as some fig. Spicy.

Tart fruits balanced with a heavy spice profile. Black pepper, fig, malts, clove, apple.

Yet another excellent Belgian ale offering from Unibroue.

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Photo of HatTrick
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer both on-tap and from the bottle but today I'll just review from the bottle though on-tap it is exceptional. If all you have is a regular glass then that's ok but is best in a chalice.

Appearance: Nice golden red amber color with carbonated buttles. Cream colored head quickly reduces down to a paper thin top. Leaves a little lacing as time goes on.

Smell: Of honey, yeast, and a little of spices like cloves.

Taste: A sweet flavor with honey and citrus undertones paired with cloves and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with perfect carbonation levels.

Drinkability: Easy easy easy to drink. Glad it comes in such a large bottle as one glass isn't enough. Makes me think of humid-sun drenched cabanas with Cuban cigars and a chalice of beer. Mmmm, and I don't smoke either. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of xav33
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unibroue Maudite
12 oz bottle
Best before 09/08, damned 01/07
Moderate pour in a tulip glass

Poured a murky orange brown with a huge off white mostly lasting head with fair lacing.

Smelt of moderate caramel, dark bread, spices, raisins, bananas, dates.

Taste was upfront strong bitter sweet and sour, like drinking rotten raisin juice, if such a thing were to exist, followed by a harsh bitter sweaty and rustic yeastiness with hints of toasted dark bread, light sweet caramel, raisins and spices on a long finish. Palate was light to medium bodied, watery to a dry finish, fizzy and strongly astringent.

Overall, this is a fine smelling brew and the taste is exceptionally interesting, awkward and outlandish. I think I think I like it... I think.

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Photo of taigor
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into regular glass.

A - Poured hazy amber color with high head that dissipated slowly leaving significant lacing around the glass.

S - Bready yeast upfront with hints of orange and slight hops.

T - Sweet to start followed by slight fruity tartness with a bready dry finish.

M - Medium bodied with very high carbonation.

D - Very good, drinkable belgian strong dark ale that I would love to enjoy in the future again.

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Photo of minterro
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought as part of a two pack: Maudite (the damned) with Eau Benite (holy water) for 10 bucks before tax... pretty good deal if you ask me. Also I guess you can't really find Eau Benite outside of this package so I was interested. Poured into a tulip glass and paired with popcorn. No bottling date, but they offer a drink by 08-02-15 suggestion.

A&S: When first poured the aroma is predominantly malty, with a background of fruity yeast (mostly green grapes). As it warms a surprisingly large amount of new aromas open up including: oranges, prunes, and pear tartness. The beer is a lively, but murky chestnut color. Thin ring of white bubbly head, which goes extinct after some time.

T&M: Not as malty as I would have thought from the aroma. Similar to the aroma as far a white wine grape tone, but also includes tropical fruits, apple cider, Even though 8% is on the low side of this style, i appreciate the craft of hiding the alcohol that is in this brew. Malty, caramel backbone. Mild hop bitterness in the finish complemented by some peppery spiciness (which is also present throughout but not as much so). Well carbonated, but not overdone, light but not entirely un-smooth, a bit oily.

Overall: I felt like it didn't entirely fit the style of beer (not as much epic taste and high alcohol tones as I expected), however I still really enjoyed it. I wouldn't probably buy again because this and La Fin Du Monde usually run about the same price and I prefer La Fin. Still not a bad beer to check off your list.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a caramel color with 1.5 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Good retention, but only leaves small amounts of lacing.

S: Very fruity, lots of dark fruits like plum, dates, and cherries. I also get banana esters, caramel, clove and peppery spice.

T: Dark fruits, a big apple character, chocolate, caramel, lots of spice, a bit of banana.

M/D: Full bodied, very heavy carbonation but yet still very drinkable.

O: Doesnt quite live up to the best in the style, but still a very good beer. A must try for craft beer fans.

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Photo of lastmango
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davecavemaster
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a Belgian style ale that is spicy and fruity. The beer pours an orange/brown color that is cloudy, a product of the brewery's partial filtration. It has a slight head that is bubbly, and dissipates in a relatively short time with very little that clings to the glass.
The aroma is at first very yeasty, then gives traces of the fruit and malt.
Upon drinking you repeat what you smell, first tasting the yeast and then the spicy fruit and malt flavors. Great taste, although if you are not a fan of yeast, this may not be for you. The brew has a heavy feel in your mouth, and the carbonation is near perfect.

Fantastic beer!

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Maudite from Unibroue
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,594 ratings.
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