Maudite | Unibroue

4,594 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a cloudy, ruddy golden-brown colored ale, with thin foam and some big bubbling along a tight ring of lacing. This has a wonderfully complex floral aroma, yeasty with a dusting of pollen. Flavor is full of estery goodness with a honeyed sweetness almost, along with some orange peel, Curacao and coriander notes rounding it out. Delicious.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Tasted a fresh 2011 bottle and a properly cellared 2009. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip and a Nostradamus flute.
Fresh bottle:
Pours a dark copper amber. Two finger fine white head constantly renewed by carbonation, looks nice. Aroma of Belgian spicing and light malt and dark and light fruit. Nice flavor of malt, with some estery fruit, dark dark and light. Finishes crisp with caramel and fruit. Body light to medium. The flavor is a bit lighter than I'd expect, but pleasant. Nice flavors and progression.
Two year old bottle:
Pours a dark copper amber. One finger fine white head fades to an 1/8" head, constantly renewed by carbonation, looks nice. Aroma of malt, light Belgian spicing and dark and light fruit. Flavors have melded into a mellow malty dark fruit combination. Spices and a light hop kick emerge in the finish. Body is creamier and seems more substantial than the fresh one. Pleasant, but not as nice a flavor progression as the fresh. The finish is not as well integrated and a stands out against the mellow mixture of the start. I prefer the fresh Maudite, but this is nice to drink anyway.
Review points awarded from the fresh bottle, older scored 5 points less on the 1:100 scale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A – Cloudy deep amber with a glorious two-finger head of thick foam. Fantastic lacing of minute white bubbles.

S – Belgian yeasts with some fruity esters, but also a bit of metallic astringency. Unexpected.

T – Tastes follows the smell, but with a stronger malt presence than hinted at in the nose. A bevy of tastes here; Belgian yeasts give familiar fruity esters of banana and clove, with some residual sweetness from the malt. Bittering hops kick in toward the end bringing some balance. A slight sour note that I would attribute to the active yeast strain. (Not necessarily a bad thing in this beer) Also a hint of spiciness in the finish. (Coriander?)

M – Fizzy. Medium bodied. Finish lingers on the tongue; the exact opposite of “dry”.

O – This is a quintessential Belgian ale, with all the good and bad that represents. Not a fan of fizzy beers with a slight sourness? This one probably isn’t for you. Love Belgians? This one is probably right up there with the best. I fall somewhere in-between, which is to say that I enjoyed it, but probably would not buy again as traditional Belgians are not one of my favorite styles.

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The beer poured a beautiful, hazy amber and produced a bubbly, beige head, which dissipates very fast an leaves no lacing.
The smell is of bread, yeast, dark fruit and malt, but very subtle.
The taste is very complex and starts out with a bread feel, yeast and some earthy, nutty flavors. In the middle malt and dark fruits mellow the palette, being finished by a nice subtle alcohol undertone. Very balanced medium bodied beer with lots of carbonation.
A world class beer, a must try for the beer advocate.

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A: This beer has a very nice dark copper body with a finger thick white head.

S: There is a nice amount of sweetness and some malt too. There really isnt that much to me.

T: There is a very nice amount of malt with a sweet fruit. The beer lingers on the palate and get an even stronger amount of malt.

M: Like all the other Unibroue beers, there is a lot of carbonation. It feels full and fluffy in my mouth, but goes down with ease.

O: Just another very good quality beer by Unibroue.

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4.17 out of 5 based on 4,594 ratings.
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