Maudite | Unibroue

4,583 Ratings

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Head dissipates quickly on pour. Strong smell of unibroue yeast on nose, along with a lot of dark fruit.

Very dry at entry. Flavor is dominated by the yeast at the end. Very, very carbonated, with very fine bubbles.

I remember liking this more, but it hits some of the same notes as the Ommegang Rare Vos and likewise leaves me feeling flat. I guess this is actually one of my less favored unibroues.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz into Duvel tulip, as per directions on back of bottle.
A - Deep red/amber. Cloudy. Tiny head, but long retention.

S - Dark fruit, raisins, figs, dates, citrus, pepper, yeast.

T - Dark fruit again, yeast, peppery spiciness. Yeasty, peppery, and apple like at the front, with the spice lingering on. Dark fruits present throughout.

M - Highly carbed, but still a reasonably full body.

O - Pretty much what I expected, which is to say this was a great beer. Unibroue does it right, and Maudite is something I'll definitely pick up again.

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Pours a dark ruby color with a large, off-white head. Spicy aroma... clove, pepper, belgian yeast as well as some sweeter fruity notes. Flavor follows. Good spicy kick leads off the beer, clove, typical spice flavors found in belgians, as well as some cracked pepper and yeasty notes. The spices turns into a sweet, fruity malt. Big pear notes and some apple flavor as well. Nice. Finishes dry with a really bubbly mouthfeel. Lighter, fruitier version of the style, especially compared to Trios Pistoles, but a welcome take on the style.

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A: Beautiful red-orange, strong internal carbonation, thick bone white head

S: Very fruity, citrus, apples, very tangy

T: Strong fruits, nice balance between sweetness and bitterness, light citrus notes, floral aftertaste, very nice

M: Very light in the mouth, easy to drink, does not weigh on the palate

O: A very nice medium-bodied with strong fruit flavors and a great finish

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341ml poured into a tulip as suggested on label.

A: Needs to be held in the light to distinguish. A deep almost cloudy burned orange/amber. No transparency to me had here. Not much lacing but a layer of head stays almost until it's finished.

S. Ripe apricot and almost hints reminiscent to candied orange peel. A unmistakable caramel sent and a yeast presence that is common with all of the fine Unibroue beers.

T: Spice and a nice fruity blend with a slightly bitter alcohol finish, although you wouldn't know it's an 8% ABV unless you where told so. Very consistent taste all the way through. May be too sweet to polish off several in one sitting but a great slow sipper. Very tasty to say the least.

M: Smooth, think with a crisp but quickly fading carbonation level. Very smooth for an 8% brew.

O: Another great brew from Unibroue. Hands down one of Canada's finest. As I mentioned, this is a slow sipper, not something you would want to spoil by pounding down all night long. Great after dinner type brew.

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Maudite from Unibroue
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,583 ratings.
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