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Maudite | Unibroue

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4,621 Ratings

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

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Ratings: 4,621 |  Reviews: 1,937
Photo of Huffs
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of obywan59
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

3rd brew of my Christmas mixes 6-pack. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip. 3 beers, 3 different glasses. Best consumed before 5/5/13.

Approaching opaque, but still somewhat translucent. A one finger white head that soon recedes to a thin layer. No lacing. Ruby highlights and a tower of bubbles streaming from the base of the glass are both visible only when held up to a bright light. Growing more murky as I approach the bottom of the glass and the yeast settles.

Awesome aroma. Sweet fruity and spicy like cinnamon candy or spiced apples. Swirling the beer releases aromas of doughy, yeasty bread and alcohol.

Huge malty sweetness and heavy on the cloves. Dark fruits stewed with spice. Obvious Belgian yeast.

Medium-thick body. Creamy, but with a definite bite of carbonation and burn of alcohol.

Flavor and aroma abound, and while the Belgian character is front and center, it's not over the top. An exceptional brew.

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Photo of jordanimal
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orangish/amber color w/ a nice one finger off-white head. Good lacing on the side of my snifter glass. Orange highlights when held up to the light. The nose, while not bad, is a little on the light side for me. I get malt, orange, pear, plum, spices, and a hint of caramel. The taste is a little bit better. In addition to the nose profile, the yeast is present in the taste. Like all Unibroue beers, this one isn't quite up to the best from Belgium. It's too dry, and not complex enough in the flavor profile for me personally. Still, it's a solid beer. Feel is medium, with a nice malt backbone and good carbonation. Overall, a good beer- but in a tough style category... you can easily find better. Cheers.

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Photo of vicsju1991
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of zhanson88
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruby colored with with a little over a finger of off-white head. Retention is just okay, lacing is minimal.

Smell: Esters and cloves are the most prevalent smells. A bit of dark fruits and cherry are in there as well.

Taste: A little more maltiness and dark fruits come through compared to the smell. The cloves and estery alcohol is still there too. A little more balanced overall than the smell.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with prickly carbonation that lends to a peppery feel. Pretty nice for a Belgian style. Drinkability is fairly high for the ABV, but overall it's not the best Unibroue has to offer, in my opinion.

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Photo of B_B
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pants678
3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into the appropriate Belgian style glass with the Maudite's emblem. It's a cloudy burgundy with a light brown, bubbly single-finger head with decent retention.

The smell is of malts coupled with sour, dark fruits with hints of clove. Complementary, but not exceptional.

What sticks out most are the spices are well ahead of the dark fruit flavoring I expect from the Belgian Darks. It's tough to distinguish between pear or sour apple, maybe notes of figs. It finishes smart on crisp hops. Honey is prominent and somewhat smooths out the spices.

A medium body suits this richly flavored complex beer.

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Photo of JohnTurano
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of diablo14
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of throwback
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Curt3
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopswagger
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

P:  Pours a orange/brown color with delicate streams if bubbles and a small dollop of thin airy head. 

S:  Strongly laced with sweet candied malts, dark fruits, banana alcohol, spices,  belgian yeast, slight aroma of rose petals, bubble gum, taffy, coconut and a timid musk. 

T/M:  Silky and creamy body with a touch of prickly carbonation. Taste follows the nose and follows up with cherry alcohol, unripe bananas, green and red apples and roasted grains.  Clove, pepper, prunes, raisins and timid citrus hops.  Finish is creamy with a timid numbing sting on the tongue that delivers a resemblance of licking an envelope. 

O:  Creamy and smooth a remarkable BSDA that is easy to drink and can sneak up on you quick. A bouquet of fruit, yeast and spice that delivers a delicious offering that makes you want more. I really enjoyed this and have been really impressed with Unibroue. 


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Photo of bmmortale
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BlindPig
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark copper amber body with some orange hues to it. Light tan head sits on top.
S- Spices come through nice a clear. Big malt with some light wood and smokiness to it. Tad bits of hops also.
T- Big spice flavor with some smoke. The malts and hops really help balance each other out. Leaves a light bitterness on the tongue. Also a few hints of wood come out.
M- Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation.
D-Very nice and balanced. It is surprisingly easy to drink also.

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Photo of LittleCreature
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4.5
Gorgeous. Poured three fingers of loose off-white head which rapidly reduced to a half finger where it stayed. The colour is a deep, dark mahogany; reddish brown and rather solid.

Smell - 4.5
Very pleasant, although not as strong as I had hoped. The alcohol is immediately evident, although accompanied by vanilla spongecake, berries, sultanas, candied hazelnuts, and burnt sugar.

Taste - 4.0
The alcohol is very apparent at first taste, and does not diminish until the delicious aftertaste. Flavours include sweet malt, sticky brown sugar, pineapple and cinnamon. Bitterness is low to moderate, and quite well balanced with the other flavours. The aftertaste as before mentioned, is divine.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Feels amazingly full and rich. Reasonably heavy in the mouth, carbonation is low, goes down really smoothly.

Drinkability - 4.0
I could actually see myself wanting a second of these in one sitting despite the potency. It goes down smoothly, and tastes better towards the bottom of the glass.

OVERALL - 4.25
A really excellent belgian strong ale. This is more approachable than some strong ales, and gets better when it warms up. It's very expensive, but also pretty damn special, so definitely worth it for the once-off. It leaves one with a lovely warmed feeling, wonderful on a winter's night. The only disappointing element is that the alcohol is not all that well hidden (Rochefort 10 at 11.3% hides it's alcohol better). Would go really well with a quality pizza, I may try this again, especially if I can find it at a better price.

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Photo of hotsudge
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of 2Xmd
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lost half of it when it gushed out but the rest tasted great.

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

Photo of vidisad
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of twowheelssoar
5/5  rDev +19%

Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,621 ratings
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