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:
#1,157
Reviews:
1,958
Ratings:
4,676
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
711
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 4,676 |  Reviews: 1,958
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

Photo of Act25
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4 Seasons at SF, welcome finish of the evening.
a)_ Pours a creamy beige top, that lasts and laces a little, over a translucent watery coffee color.
s) Smells of dark fruits like prune, red grape, cherry, with lots of yeasty spice and sweet malt.
t) Fruit cake in a good way, real beer, yeast and malt and hops with dark fruit essence. On the sweet side but tempered by spice.
f) Creamy and smooth, nice finish, polished with some ABV warmth.
o) The sum is greater than the parts, true northern, belgique.

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Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,676 ratings