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Maudite | Unibroue

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4,622 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: 4,622 |  Reviews: 1,937
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of shadow1961
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unibroue's Maudite pours out a rocky head over a deep cloudy amber brew.

The head does collapse fairly quickly, but the active carbonation provides an even quarter inch of foam in my glass. The nose is that fruity, spicy clove typical of some Belgian yeasts, and malt.

The flavor is more of that sweetish malt, with suggestions of fruit and a spicy clove finish. There seems to be a bit of hop in the aftertaste balancing that sweetness.

The mouthfeel is crisp and rounded. Behind everything, of course, pushing the flavors and the mouthfeel is the well balanced alcohol content.

Unibroue is one of the first more extreme brewers I've been exposed to, and one of the best, in my opinion.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my more choice drinks when I want a Belgian style beer. The bottle label was very intriguing and definitely sucked me in. I think of cinnamon when I'm drinking this beer. There is a nice little spice with this beer. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a pretty plain dark color but it had a nice head. The smell is fruity and alcoholic.

It's a potent beer, that's for sure. The smell and taste are both very nice. It's dangeriously drinkable. The mouthfeel is dark and wonderful.

I think this is a benchmark for the style.

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Photo of gmfessen
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've been meaning to try this one for a while. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, and almost all over the floor. Beer has huge bubbling head...pour carefully! Color is a cloudy golden-peach with a white-yellow glistening head. Smell is of Belgian sugar, cloves and other spices, not much of an alcohol nose. Taste is really quite good, mostly sweet of Belgian sugar, with the clovey-spice taste and a dry finish. The sugar taste is not too intense as I find to be the case sometimes with Belgian style beers. Same with the clove/spice. The mouthfeel is awesome, the head has the consistency of light whipping cream, the beer is full bodied and well carbonated. At 8%, this beer is dangerously drinkable.

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

12oz twist-off! bottle, goblet, best before 02-09-12.

Tea and shy red, amber color. Pretty active bubbles and a one inch head that verges on tan. This recedes to a healthy, slightly boastful cap. I think that this looks much like Chimay Red.

What a lovely nose full of fresh berries and dried fruits: apricots, figs, raisins, mango. Dirty straw and pear. Flowers as well. Yeast is in the background in a slightly spicy, wet leaf way.

Upon sipping this delight it springs very fizzily onto the tongue and delivers a bitter champagne experience. The fresh berries are prominent and one is aware of that candi sugar matte flavor that here is not really metallic. Juicy, juicy in a wine way. The texture and fruity flavors remind me of champagne until the hop bitterness comes into play. The yeast is subtle in this one, it seems to compound the hop bitterness and lend a clove spice that also serves to remind that this is beer. Very good beer.

I generally dislike high levels of carbonation, but this Unibroue deal is really working for me in this instance. My champagne comparison may be because I like champagne, and the bubbles certainly play to that. How about we serve Maudite at a few weddings instead of champagne? I bet this gets good with some years under its belt.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this brew in Utah. It was a very good brew. I was a dark red color. It had an extremely malty taste, but a not so malty smell. Well, maybe it was a toasted malty smell. The mouthfeel was wonderful. All in all I thought this was a beer that I could really sit down and enjoy. Don't drink and review.

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

Appearance: Cloudy; orangish-brown body; no real head on the pour

Aroma: Malty; spicy notes; some hints of coriander

Taste: Coriander; citrus (orange); dry, nutty finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

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4.16/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of donniecuffs
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice dark brown with a finger of off-white head into a snifter, with decent lacing. The smell was a nice bouquet of cocoa, molasses, brown sugar, maltiness, and tart cherry. The taste confirmed all of this, but the tartness also brought to mind some sour apple. The tartness surfaced mid-palate and stayed through the finish, which didn't taste as alcoholic (or leave warmth) like Trois Pistoles did, e.g. the alcohol content was very well disguised. The feel was a surprisingly spritzy medium body, and the balance in the flavor made me wish that I had purchased more than one bomber.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a dark amber/reddish-orange and the head was almost white with a tan shade to it. the head dissipated quickly into the beer, but after it did the foam looked white.

smell is, like others of this style, a fruity spice smell, maybe some apples with just a little citrus. i think i can smell the alcohol in this if thats even possible.

taste is great. some green apples in it that tastes just a little tart, but is still on the sweeter side i think.

mouthfeel is good with a medium to almost a full mouthfeel.

drinkability in my opinion was great, almost too drinkable. i havent savored the flavors too much, i just keep getting a sip after so much that i type. this was much more drinkable than i thought, but i would say to calm yourself down and enjoy this one!

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of EMH73
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic Belgian ale. Pours a deep amber with a one and a half inch head that was well retained and left little lacing. Belgian yeast aroma with spices and malt. Taste follows the nose with some sweet malt, bread, and raisins. Well carbonated, slightly dry and medium bodied.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

large foamy head, nice deep brown tea-like color.Yeasty,breads,fruits,on the nose.smells awesome.Delicious fruity, spicy, cloves,malty flavor. Very very flavorful, so much so that I just want to quickly drink this beer down, its so good. The alcohol and carbonation make for an excellently crisp and biting mouthfeel. I have been curious about these beers for a while, very glad to try this beer.This Canadian brewery make Belgian beers every bit as good as the top Belgian brewerys.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of EPICAC
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish-brown, with a fluffy beige head with good retention and patchy lace.

Smell: Yeasty, with an orange cream aroma. There's a tart cherry fruitiness, with hints of spice and alcohol.

Taste: Tart citric fruitiness; toasty, bready maltiness. The finish is yeast with light bitterness and a lingering fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Tingly carbonation, light-bodied, with a creamy texture.

Drinkability: Flavorful and very easy to drink, with well concealed alcohol.

Overall: A nice, easy to drink Belgian Strong Dark. The spiciness is less prominent than other beers of the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,622 ratings
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