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:
#2,104
Reviews:
1,969
Ratings:
4,709
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
723
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 4,709 |  Reviews: 1,969
Photo of jeschaefer
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of howardnss
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stu_Ayers
4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dsippel
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevinMc
2.81/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of quadmad
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip
Best by 5/20/18

A- pours a deep amber color with a three-finger foamy white head that has great retention after the pour and leaves some lacing behind

S- rich and malty nose with notes of caramel, toasted bread crust, candi sugar, prune & raisin. There's a spicy peppery yeast aroma that closes it out

T- sweet and malty up front with notes of biscuit and caramel, followed by dark fruit notes of fig and raisin. Mid-palate gives some spicy yeast notes that adds clove and continues into the finish, lingers of dark fruits and more yeast spice

M- medium body with medium biting carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into an effervescent finish

O- bold and rich throughout while keeping great drinkability, outstanding

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Photo of jripley97
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomahock
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is light, sweet and malty. A hint of starbursts (yes, starbursts the candy... and oddly in this case it’s not an insult). Silky mouth. Classic dark ale flavor. Sharp, tonic water bitter finish at the very end. I really like this beer. You’ll never taste the 8% so go for the second 750ml with caution. And if you buy in Canada it’s dirt cheap. 750 ml cost me 5.00$ (Under $4.00 usd). Nice.

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Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in tulip glass. Pours a very thick off white head that drops slowly leaving abundant lacing. Color is cloudy rust brown. Aroma is rich fresh bread dough, apple, pear, butterscotch, and floral notes. Mouthfeel is medium with a prickly champagne quality. Flavor is malt dominate with sweet dark bread, fruit and floral notes. Overall: an excellent beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

**
08/20/18

Bottle to sniffer.

Le cellier.

Look:  dark brown.  M ed out off white head.


Aroma
Baking soda
Yeast,.

Taste
All spice
Fruitcake.
Brown bread.
Yeast.

**

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Photo of stauffman
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Deep brown and it looks like murky river water. There's a fingernail of beige covering the vast majority of the top. I'm smelling dark Belgian candy sugar, dark malt, and caramel. I'm tasting dark Belgian candy sugar, sweet Belgian yeast, and caramel. The mouth is highly carbonated and dry.

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Photo of Boto
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle: This one pours a murky caramel color. Small tan head with little lacing. Good nose. Caramel malts, maybe some banana and clove. The taste is very good. Malts, spices, plums, clove and some others. A fine dubbel.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RayCannata
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Impetuous
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber body with great off white head and ok lacing.

Deep cherry, followed by a MASSIVE amount of clove. After the clove, there’s sweet malt blending with alcohol astringency. Smooth in carbonation but feels tumultuous due to cloves.

Pretty good!

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Photo of Agent-86
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of hman43
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: It pours dark copper in color that is clear with an off white, tannish head. Head retention is good.

Smell: Plums are the first thing that comes through in the aroma. There are low levels of caramel and banana in the background with some perfume notes. It also has hints of spice and floral elements.

Taste: There are plums and dried fruits in the taste. Alcohol is noticeable, but not hot. It is a bit spicy with a bit of pepper that is noticeable.

Feel: It has a moderate body with high carbonation and finishes dry.

Overall, a beer balance towards with the malt with complex elements from esters and spicy notes.

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Photo of mdnorris
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- I like the deep brown the beer has when poured into a glass.

S- Exactly how it tastes. No misadvertisment here.

T- The taste is great. I, personally, can hardly taste the alcohol, but the caramel and chocolate notes stand out well.

F- I like the mouth feel on this one; not too thick, not too thin. A great texture.

O- Based on price, I would certainly select this again, though at full price I may balk.

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Photo of BeeradleyDale
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite beer is La Fin Du Monde. (Also brewed by Unibroue.) As a gift, my wife bought me a sampler 6-pack of their different beers to try. This was my first draw. Admittedly, I'm a fanatic of Belgian Ales, so my ratings may be biased towards favoring them.

I was originally withdrawn from my initial pour. It had a deeper color than I expected as well as a sub-par head. It did however show excellent carbonation which was immediately realized.

The smell gives you a wide-range of spices and it does not fail to deliver it in it's taste.

While a lover a Belgians, I am equally biased against darker beers. This one, however, will leave you craving more. It will forever stand as the front-runner of dark ales, and has changed my perspective as to what they can be.

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Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,709 ratings