Maudite | Unibroue

4,581 Ratings

Brewed by:
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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Photo of BierJager89
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark orange/brown with a very light brown, big foamy white head.

S: Lots of orange, some apple, and other fruits in the nose.

T: A touch of alcohol and malt, some plum, some nectarine, some peach, and some orange.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

O: Pretty good, but like many of their beers, overrated in my opinion. Still recommended.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Damned! This is an absolutely fantastic brew with it's taste and smoothness.
The beer is a very dark brown producing an overflowing amount of head for my perfect pour glass. The aroma is akin to malts with a very slight sourness. The flavor is slightly sweet but has some spice to it and is VERY nice and pleasant. The body was right in the middle of the spectrum. It's one of the smoothest beers I've ever had and I'm glad to give it high marks. I can't wait to try more from this brewer.

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Photo of DioS
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of gelasin
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lmaduells
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SargeC
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Slightly hazy brown with a natural off white head.

Smell: Yeast character, citrus, pine.

Taste: Well crafted brew. Strong yeast and hop flavors ride the undercurrent of malt flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. The carbonation enhances flavor and fullness.

Drinkability: Very satisfying and brilliant brew.

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Photo of KiMiRaiK
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a deep dark brown amber color with very little head, even when i swirl the bottle to pick up the yeast base into the beer. no lacing, but the color really impressed me here. it is the same color as all of my favorite styles.

S: strong yeast in this one, with some spices and fruit undertones. I can definitely make out apple in there as well as dark fruits.

T: The yeast comes out even more in the mouth than it hints at in the nose. I am also getting a lot of spice in here, but it doesn't overwhelm the beer, which in my eyes, is the key to any spiced beer. There are hints of muted caramel, and as would be expected, you can pick up all the fruits that you could make out in the smell.

M/D: Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with low to medium carbonation. The lighter texture of this beer, especially given the high alcohol content makes it extremely drinkable. How I wish I had a whole 4-pack to drink by myself!

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Photo of Kinsman
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison.

Pours a muddy, murky amber/brown with a tall, fine khaki head. Nose is yeasty, intensely fruity, with some burnt sugar/caramel notes. Taste is an explosion of intense, complex, overripe dark fruits, caramel, toffee, and a hint of chocolate over a yeasty, grainy malt backbone. Unibroue manages to pack all of this elusive fruitiness into one tightly packed, refined little package. Mouthfeel is champagne smooth and dry. Insanely drinkable for 8%. I think I have to give Trois Pistoles the edge as far as their BSDAs go, but this remains an incredibly tasty beer.

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Photo of Envelopes
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sdeese21
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frank4sail
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before 9-10-04
Strong bold yeast alcohol nose. Pink champagne looking with wisps of white lace on the surface of the brew. Slightly fruity tasting with a big yeast tongue. Slightly sweet malt base with layers of soft flavor. Very soft on the mouth. This should be the introductory unibroue product for newbies, because it is soft and easy drinking in every way. It is not as bold as their other products, but it does stand on its own as a smooth, uncommon, wonderful treat.

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Photo of changeup45
3.07/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brown-orange color that poured with absolutely no head at all. The aroma is spiced vanilla with quite a bit of yeast. The taste is spicy vanilla and citrusy then turning pretty sour and peppery at the end. There's some noticeable alcohol as well. Not a bad beer.

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Photo of wilfonzo
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of B_B
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mzwolinski
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, the bottle's great isn't it? The beer itself is quite attractive, too. A slightly hazy, darkish amber with a thin lacy head.

Immediately upon pouring, the aroma is dominated by yeast and fruit -- perhaps banana? Yeasty smell moderates quickly and is replaced by a mellow malty aroma.

Fruit sweetness, a mellow malty base, and a peppery finish. Very little hop flavor, and very little alcohol flavor for such a strong beer. Retro-olfaction really adds to the enjoyment.

A much lighter strong ale than Unibroue's Trois Pistoles, this is a medium bodied beer. The high carbonation lends to its being quite drinkable. I drank this from a 750 ml bottle, and planned to save half for tomorrow. Alas!

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Photo of jcdiflorio
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with a gold foil wrapper around the cap best by 08/29/09. Served into a Chimay chalice. Cloudy light cidery color deep golden with reddish brown hues,very effervecent with a silky white head leaving a constiant layer tiny strings around the sides of the glass.

Clean,light spice,yeasty with doughyness,touch of cinnamon fruity with hints of dates/figs.

Light tangy mouthfeel lots of spice upfront,good balance with a tart,slightly sour fruityness not as much as the aroma would indicate,with a touch of acidity. Slighty boozy for the most part the alcohol is well hidden. Velvety,silky mouthfeel leaves a drying slightly astrigent aftertaste lingering. Good example of the style close to Chimay Blue.

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Photo of buzzed
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Pellinore1
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of cmq103
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Maudite from Unibroue
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,581 ratings.
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