Maudite | Unibroue

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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter (as labeled on the bottle).

Appearance: Cloudy dark amber-brown. Head is gentle with maybe a 1/3" settling to nothing in a matter of a sip.

Smell: Wow, this beer is true aroma, you want to inhale it just by taking a sniff. Berries, yeast and yum.

Taste: Complex at it's finest. Incredibly built feeling of yeast, wine slight bitterness.

Mouth: Smooth, with a medium body.

Overall: It is a blessing to drink a beer called "Damned", I recognized the word because it looked like the spanish spelling. I will buy this again without hesitation, I hope you will love it as much as I do....Salud!

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the Shanghai Tunnel in Portland, OR. Reviewed from notes.

A- Poured in a 7 oz tulip glass. Minimal head. Dark brown color and cloudy.

S- Nutty. Both boozy and caramel tones are present. Quite a potent and dark smell.

T- Dark, slightly bitter malts. Nutty and spicy. Bitter hops in the first taste, malts in the finish.

M- Medium bodied and heavy carbonation. Bitter, sticky linger.

O- Crazy Belgian beer. Yummy but very strange taste.

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber, with a hint of orange. Head was one-finger high, with fair retention. Lacing almost non-existent.

S: Yeast it strong here. Background citrus and spice. Maybe some wheat?

T: The spicy notes are first (which is unusual, in my experience). Next comes sourdough bread flavors, then more tartness. The yeasty flavors dominate the finish, with a mixture of phenol and mild fatty acid. Bitter hops are an afterthought.

M: Crisp and very well-carbonated. Moderate, late astringency.

O: Passable, but not a winner in my book. I'm a little surprised at how high others rated this, and have to wonder if my bottle was not representative...

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5/5  rDev +19%

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a goblet, best by date of 05-06-13. This pours a nice slightly hazy brown color with a short lived white head. The smell is of dark ripe fruit, toffee, brown sugar. The feel is medium with high carbonation. The taste is good, brown sugar, dark ripe fruit, plum.

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3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice auburn color with lemon hues at the bottom, hazy also. Thick, soapy head forms then recedes quickly. Lacing attempts to form than slides down the glass.

Aroma of plums, toffee and Belgian yeast. Very intriguing.

Flavor is sweet overall with caramel, plums, toffee and dates. Hops add a subtle, herbal and soapy bite to the mix. Yeast flavors come in the end to round out the experience. Alcohol is well hidden.

Medium bodied and crisp. Dry finish from the alcohol. Lively carbonation brings the flavors to the palate.

Good stuff. This brewery delivers a winner once again!

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a hazy orange amber with an off white head that forms a solid cap as it dissipates.

Nose is bubblegum, a hint of sweet mild orange, lemon, the slightest hint of sweet toffee. Banana and clove as well.

In the taste the spices collide with the nose. Nice yeast characteristics mixed with light citrus wheat and slight barnyard characteristics. As it warm the spice mellows and a mild caramel taste brings some balance to the previously spicy effervescence. Finish has more bubblegum.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side but velvety with a very present effervescence.

Amazingly balanced and nuanced amber belgian style.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I wouldn't say Maudite looks much better than other BSDAs, but it's definitely is appetizing. The head disappears a little quickly for my liking, but it's got a nice reddish-brown colour. The smell, however, is very complex - hints of sour cherry sit atop a strong yeast component with nice malt base. The taste is incredible and very closely follows the smell. It's perfectly balanced. Wow. The mouthfeel is great too - very dry, yet creamy. I'm lucky to have this brewery so close to my house. Since it's so prevalent around here I'll definitely be buying this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best by 4/6/2014. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange color with a foamy 2 finger off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big apple, banana, pear, plum, apricot, grape, molasses, pepper, clove, biscuit, citrus peel, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of apple, pear, grape, banana, raisin, pepper, clove, biscuit, candi sugar, molasses, and yeasty spices. Lingering notes of pear, apple, grape, pepper, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Great balance and complexity in the flavor; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and chewy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden at 8% with no alcohol noticed at all really. Very smooth to drink but is still definitely a sipper. Overall this is an excellent and very enjoyable Belgian ale as expected from Unibroue. Nice complexity and great balance; with smooth drinking for the level of alcohol.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,637 ratings
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