Maudite | Unibroue

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4.2 w/ 4,599 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 BeerCentralWA
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- great rich medium red brown with excellent lacing and head. Yeasty cloudiness.
S - rich fruit and malt
M - rich carbonation and thin body
T- all the rich fruit and malt elements are there, just not very strong. Tastes dull. Complex but nothing stands out enough to catch my interest. Perhaps the bottle was too old? Served chilled and allowed to warm to ~60 degrees.

O- nose is deceivingly complex. Expected more from the rich color and malt and spice nose. Very restrained and mellow, smooth belgian.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Maudite snifter. Best Before 10-12-14 on bottle.

A: Pours an orangish ruby color with 1 finger white head that quickly settled the edges of the glass. Fairly opaque, visible carbonation. Head flares up after a swirl.

S: Initial smell of belgian yeast and spice. Certainly can pull out orange, banana, alcohol and hops. Quite pleasurable on the nose.

T: Strong belgian yeast flavor up front, followed up by hints of orange, coriander. Can pick up spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and allspice. Other fruits are apple, pear and raisin. Finishes with a crisp alcohol bite.

M: Very carbonated. Almost as bubbly as a champagne. Medium body but what I would consider light for the style. Very easy to drink.

Overall a great beer from an awesome brewery. Good price, wonderful flavor. I'm sure it's only better aged. Will continue to buy.

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

“Amber Red Ale on Lees”

A: Deep cloudy maogony with an eggshell-white head. Excellent covering. Errant streams of little bubbles. Side note: after swirling this beer around in the goblet I looked down at the covering and it had a perfect spiral etched into it—I’ll be damned.

S: Ripe sweet dark fruits abound. Plums and raisins. A hint of spice—peppery phenols.

T: Sweet and rich dried fruit, caramel malts, a touch of spicy and warming alcohol. I just want more.

M: Dry and sweet with an effervescent tinge. Can’t help but think the taste of caramel apple is lingering around.

O: Smooth & Dangerous. Superb. I love Unibroue.

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

On tap at world of beer.

A: Really deep burnt amber with a huge off-white head. Lighter bits of lacing have some good staying power. Seems to have real high carbonation.

S: huge blasts of banana and candy sugar. Sticky dark fruit, caramel, orange peel, caramelized sugar. This is Belgian beer imbodied.

T: Candy sugar, banana, spices, some orange peel figgy plum. I didnt expect all of these spices, seems to be allspice, coriander, cinammon, and light nutmeg; all in all that really seems to take this to that next level that American brewers cant seem to find. Alcohol is hidden very well.

M: Nice and sticky, fluffy carbonation, heavier medium/full bodied.

O: I expected this to be solid from what Ive heard and given its from Unibroue, but it blew my expectations away. Really a highlight of the style for me. I could drink this anytime, get some!

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3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chilled, wide-mouthed, stemmed glass.

-Appearance 3.5: Poured out a cloudy amber color. Almost gem-like. Head foamed up to an inch and then dissipated to slight white rim all around the inside of the glass.

-Smell 4.0: Wonderful caramel and barley notes with that unmistakable yeasty Belgian goodness.

-Taste 3.5: Dry up front, with a barley taste that is accentuated by the wonderful bouquet. Middle is gone. Nothing there. Finish is lightly sweet. Aftertaste is short and features light notes of barley and caramel. Very good, but slightly disappointing.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Nice mouthfeel with the expected (and never boring) Belgian bottle carbonation.

-Overall 3.5: This is a good beer and I could see myself drinking several of these in one session. However, this is not a very complex Belgian-style ale. For those of you who like your Belgian-styles to have layer upon layer of flavors and mystery, pass this one up. For everyone else, try it out. Might be the best screw-top beer you'll ever purchase.

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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle thanks to Whole Foods!!

Appearance: Hazy translucence of amber/copper coloring underneath a champagne-like body of carbonation. Creamy lacing is also noticeable.

Smell: Spice is most prevalent with a hint of alcohol and fruit esters creeping through within this malty, demonic brew!

Taste: Spice is the opener and the closer. Not an overwhelming spice though as the quickly supporting roles of dark, tart fruit mingle within the malt foundation and hop balance that carries this so beautifully through. Spice pleasantly lingers after each sip.

Mouthfeel: Definitely a medium body here with the carbonation giving a crisp and almost light element to the structure of this brew.

Overall: Okay, so I had a phase with many of the Belgian beers and although this brew isn't authentically Belgian I'll say it hangs a beautiful medium of not to overly done with the malt/hops balancing out the spices as to not overwhelm in the end. Great job here.

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3.4/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a mason jar at Villain's bar in Los Angeles, California. Cost was $12.00 USD. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of great cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark copper.

Sm: Candi sugar, well chosen malts, some cream, and yeast. A moderate strength aroma. .

T: A bland malt body with some moderate a candi sguar on the climax. It's simple - without yeast. A bit of cream. Boring but pleasant and enjoyable. No alcohol comes through. It could use layering.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit too thick. Not tailored to the flavours, but fairly complementary of them.

Dr: Drinkable but boring. I like it but I wouldn't get it again at this price. Check it out - in bottle form - if you're a fan of the style.


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5/5  rDev +19%

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

A: Poured a crisp orange color into the glass with a big fizzy off white head that stuck around. Lacing is minimal.

S: Sweetness like dried apricots and fresh cut apples hangs in the back while a spiciness pushes to the front. Cant place the bread but its there with a faint hint of alcohol.

T: This is pretty interesting: the first flavor of the swig is a strong bready malt but then the fruit washes over everything with more apple juice and pear. These are quickly joined by the spice, think cloves and grass with some coriander. The finish circles back to the fruit and ends with a tartness.

M: Fairly thin and very fizzy.

O: This one surprised me and I enjoyed it. The fruit was quite forward but the spice, malt and hops held on. Not a favorite but very good.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 4,599 ratings
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