Maudite | Unibroue

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
4,576 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:
4,576
Reviews:
1,926
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
237
Gots:
669
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a snifter
L- Chestnut brown in color with a pumpkin hue around the bottom and a gorgeous, frothy white head on top.
S- Very complex, notes of vanilla, fresh herbs, citrus, floral, perfume, and chili's.
T- Initially strong flavors of spice, toasted nuts, and citrus-particularly ripe oranges-from the hops. Followed by more subtle flavors of vanilla, ginger, and even lime.
F- Perfect balance between creamy, bubbly, and weight of body with the perfect slight dry and spicy finish from the hops.
O- Not much else i can say about this beer other than being essentially perfect. It does a fantastic job of balancing itself between deliciously creamy while all the while not being too creamy. It also manages to blend together flavors that normally would not coincide so harmoniously. Overall, this is one the best beers i have had the pleasure of tasting.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brody1714
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wroywel
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nothalfbad
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LDuke
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

View: dark mahogany with ample head and lacing. Quite lively. Beautiful!
Smell: Dark fruit, maltiness
Taste: again, a lot of dark fruit, plum, raisin. Spicy. Quite chewy. However, more hoppiness than a normal BSDA.
Feel: a bit hoppy on the tongue and not that much dark fruit.

A good brew, less perfect than a true Belgian BSDA but a good one nonetheless.

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its always nice to buy something by Unibroue, because you can almost count on it being first class. This one pours a nice brown with a thick head and much lacing. The flavor is roasted malts that leave a bit of a bitter aftertaste, with a slight chocolate hint along with a wee bit of raisiny sweetness and breadiness. It finishes with a tad bit of tartness (along with that note of bitterness). After a while, the finish became a little much. Compared to other Unibroue efforts, this one has less carbonation and zip, but still enough to add a nice finish.

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Photo of madelf66
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic Belgian ale. Pours a deep amber with a one and a half inch head that was well retained and left little lacing. Belgian yeast aroma with spices and malt. Taste follows the nose with some sweet malt, bread, and raisins. Well carbonated, slightly dry and medium bodied.

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Photo of Eric_Standard
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tyronegangsta
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shadowugz
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Curt3
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of obrike
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks a bit like cloudy iced tea. Decent head that doesn't last too long.Yeasty aromas dominate, a bit of spicy sweet malt as well. Tastes fairly close to scent, with the spices a bit more prevalent. Very smooth, medium bodied, pretty carbonated but it goes down very well.

I like it, but not a big stand out for the style.

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

Photo of LordArgonaut
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CRObighit2
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maudite from Unibroue
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,576 ratings.
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