Maudite | Unibroue

4,581 Ratings

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip, part of Trader Joe's 'Unibroue Sampler Pack.'

A= Pours a clean, nut-brown with some haziness. Good, two-finger head that fizzles down nicely to a mild froth.

S= Bready yeast, banana, molasses, brown sugar, with good floral notes.

T= Plums, candied fruits, raisin, caramelized sugars. Slightly sweet, but not overwhelming. Good amount of sugary malts, with a hint of a booze kick to it, given that it's lower in the Strong Ale spectrum at 8% ABV.

M= Good carbonation, no lingering sourness, which can ruin an otherwise pleasant Belgian Strong.

O= Excellent beer, as one can expect from Unibroue. Though I prefer Don de Dieu or Fin du Monde, this is nonetheless a great beer and well-worth trying, and a fine example of a Belgian dark/strong ale.

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Served from the bottle into a tulip glass

A- Poured a dark brownish-red color with a big fluffy off-white head that left splashy lace

S- Kind of faint for a Unibroue beer. Some yeasty, dark fruit, and big mineral notes

T- Big cherry, plum, prune, grape (almost grape soda like), some clove..

M- Medium to fuller bodied, high carbonation, very dry, nice alcohol warming on the finish

O- A really nice dark belgian ale that is on the sweeter side but not cloying.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a extremely hazy dark brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with big bubbles. This causes the head to fade away in a semi-rapid fashion - however it still retains one finger of height extremely well.

S: This seems to feature more caramel and toffee than the typical BSDA. Other notes of candied sugar, white grapes, and apple round out the dark malt qualities. I could use a bit more chocolate on the nose, but I can't complain about what I'm getting here.

T: Immediately I notice rich fruit esters, such as cherry, grape, and apple. There don't seem to be any significant dark fruit qualities aside from a touch of raisin in the middle of the flavor profile. Some of the malt flavors pop up near the back end; like I suggested on the nose, it's more caramel and toffee than chocolate (however I do pick up a bit of the latter from time to time). The balance of flavors is solid, and the alcohol is hidden spectacularly given its dry lightness.

M: It feels quite angular on the palate - I expected a bit more initial creaminess to balance the dry finish a bit. That's to say nothing of the strong carbonation, either. It seems to be designed to be very drinkable, and in that regard, it's extremely successful.

O: Okay, it's not my favorite offering from Unibroue - but that's a bit like saying this is the least attractive woman in a group of Miss America finalists. It's still a solid BSDA focused on drinkability over depth. In addendum, this was likely an older bottle; I wonder if this would be sweeter/less dry fresh.

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From a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

Poured a brown copper with a three finger head. Head retention was fairly long and after a few minutes a small filmy head is all that remains.

The aroma is yeast, fruit and some floral.

The taste is sweet and the yeast is there again. There is a slight boozy feel, but the other flavors just overcome this.

This is a smooth beer that is enjoyable. If you are a fan of Belgian style ales, I would recommend this beer.

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Very nice hazy orangy brown in colour with a great big head that dissiaptes slowly and leaves a lot of retention.

Smell is nice, fruity, citrus and a hint of banana.

Taste is great, very smooth, slightlly sweet with a bit of an alcohol taste to let you know it's 8%.

Very very smooth, light to medium in body and carbonation, very drinkable, highly recommended.

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4.17 out of 5 based on 4,581 ratings.
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