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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

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

A: Dark copper/amber core. Rocky two finger collar that settles into a wispy, lacy disk then no lacing or head what so ever.

S: hay-field, bready, fruity. A little bit of phenol and other mildly astringent smells.

T: pumpernickel, dark-malt soda, very over-ripenened dark cherries and orange peel.

M: Creamy smooth, high-medium body. Slightly boozy at the base of the throat. Very mild sour/bitter apple at ultimate finish. Very warming.

As always, Unibroue does not fail to deliver great flavor, complexity and interesting brews. I like other beers in this style better, but this brew stands on it's own merits.

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4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Such a beautiful beer - it pours a deep amber brown with orange copper notes and a very persistent tawny amber head. A touch hazy, but not cloudy.
The aroma is intense, complex, and inviting. There is a rich dark malt character in front, with lots of dark ripe fruit notes. It is rich, doughy and bready, with brown sugar and light molasses aromas. There is some spicy pepper phenols blending with stong banana esters. Its also floral, with a roselike nose.

The flavor is invitingly nutty and dry compared to the aroma. There is rich cocoa and sweet dark fruit and dark bread crust at the sip, with a brief candilike but not cloying sweetness that yields quickly to a light but perceptible bitterness. The finish is outstanding - lots of tree nut notes combine with a bitterness and a warming alcoholic drying give way to a fruity bready finish that lingers pleasantly.

The mouthfeel is substantial - strong carbonation counters an almost slick medium full body. A perceptible but not overbearing alcoholic drying helps to counter the body.

What can a beer lover say about this beer that hasnt already been said? Its big, bold, but balanced, rich and smooth. This is a sipper that invites danger. This is a versatile beer with food too. Try it with a fruity dessert (poached pears, fruitcake, bread pudding), or roasted beef, or a fruit and cheese appetizer, just to name a few.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall: Maudite is a holy grail of brews. Its rich, balanced taste is a perfect accompaniment not just to any dish, but to any reason to enjoy it.

Appearance: Pours a 3-finger head that doesn't rush to settle. Great lace. Golden brown color, like walnut colored ink.

Smell: Ripen, almost sour fruit aroma featured with a bouquet of lavender.

Taste: Like its aroma, a medley of fruit strikes the tip of the tongue. Toasty notes of malts follow up in the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a very smooth and crisp finish.

Sampled from an Ommegang tulip glass

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

11.2oz bottle from the 4-pack gift set. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

I left as much of the yeast in the bottle as possible.

A: The Damned pours a dark golden color with a touch of haze. Pretty carbonated..quickly receding eggshell colored head...ok lacing.

S: Pretty intensely fruity; apples, grapes touch of citrus fruits, white wine, maybe some cherries or raspberries or darker fruits as well...I'm assuming its the yeast esters. Strong malt presence as well, spices and sweetness.

T: Spices, malts, fruitiness, yeast, apples, pear, apricot emerges as well, touch of coriander, a bit grassy, light pleasant hopping. Finishes with that typical dryness and a flavor I can't put my finger on...

MF: Good medium mouthfeel, good carbonation, light-to-medium spicy dryness. Light bitterness.

O: By far my favorite of the Belgian-style ales I tried this weekend. The fruit characters were nice, cutting through the malt sweetness.

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