Maudite | Unibroue

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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:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,132
Reviews:
1,952
Ratings:
4,667
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
Wants:
248
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 4,667 |  Reviews: 1,952
Photo of axxe
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I saved this for second-to-last out of the variety 12-pack I recently picked up and I think I should have saved this for last...

Like most of their brews out of this 12-pack the look was quite opaque, not entire so, but hazy enough to make it difficult to look through. It had a light head, no staying power, and just a touch a lacing but that's being generous. The smell was a very complex - boozy, sweet, with yeast foundation that all worked quite well with each other. Mouthfeel was full-bodied and though considerably carbonated not so much that it detracted from the overall experience. Speaking of that, the taste was a nice blend of booze, a touch of caramel sweetness to my buds, and the distinctive base that comes with dark ales. The best brew out of the 12er and I still have one to go...

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrosso
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hairnic
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mempath
4.82/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

dark amber with yeasty cloudy swirls...smells of caramel tang and dark fermenting fruit richness...yeasty, too...taste knocks it out of the park with a double down upswing of caramel tang and that same fruit complexity...dried fruit, brandied fruit w/sour dough yeastiness...all-around breadiness but fresh in the oven while it bakes and then comes out...something almost tropical here...as it warms in my L'Enfer d'Hunterdon glass, i'm getting bourbon buttery-like banana esters!...the mouthfeel is rich and silky/chewy...i'm saying 4.75 overall, but it's better than that

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Photo of D-Duvelicious
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBRLBRB
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OKbrew89
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrew4321
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear, beautiful dark amber color with a massively thick and frothy cream head. The creamy heady clings to the sides of the glass like glue and the carbonation is very active with tight little bubbles.

S - Dark fruit, light spice, dark sweet Belgian candy sugar, plumb, prune, and light bread crust.

T - Sweet Belgian candy sugar, light spice, some alcohol, plumbs, and prunes. Finishes with a mild spicy bitterness that keeps the finish sweet.

M - Big body, chewy, some alcohol effervescence permeates into the sinuses.

O - A classic beer that remains relevant.

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

12 oz poured into Duvel Goblet
Look: aggressive 3 finger off white dense foam. Body is a milk chocolate/caramel.
Smell: clean, fresh, malt, red wine, prunes
taste: medium malty, prunes, baking spices, alcohol
feel: smooth int he mouth with the foaminess. Back of throat has a little burn.
Overall: tasty and subtle. Sneaks up on you.

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

Enjoy by date of 10/2013 and boy has this held up well. Very smooth with no sign of oxidation. No alcohol heat at all. Dried fruits but not in a sweet way. Excellent

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Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look: An attractive dark amber with glowing gold, and a frothy white head.

Smell: Strong malt and some noticeable alcohol. A bit spicy.

Taste: A lot more subtle than I expected. Dark malt mixing with just enough hop bitterness and a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Like draping velvet over your tongue. It’s almost obscene how smooth and thick this beer is, especially for one that looks so clear.

Overall: I’d order a bottle on a cold night in Quebec any day. While not very bold, it’s comfortable and almost filling.

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

Photo of knowyourown
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cozmo
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,667 ratings