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

C: 4.0 Nice amber color w/ a light cream colored head. Lots of visible carbonation in the glass flowing upwards. The beer has a slight cloudy quality (may be the condensation on the glass or the carbonation). Nice red, pink and orange colored tones in the color.

S: 4.0 Sweet. Smells like a dubbel with spicy and carmel scents.

T: 4.0 Smells sweeter than it tastes. The beer first hits you with a pronounced tingling/bubbly sensation on the tongue, probably caused by the combination of alcohol and the carbonation. This is followed by a spicy and moderately bitter hoppy taste, which is the main attraction. The bitter quality of a beer is a nice surprise, because with the smell, I was almost certain that it would be sweet. The wheat flavor is definitely present and noticable. It finishes with a light bitter aftertaste, which lingers in the mouth for about 20 seconds.

M: 3.5 Strong carbonation (seems to be a trait in all Unibroue brews). Nice body. It's a little watery, but the weight of the beer is definitely noticable.

D: 3.5 Pretty easy to drink. I suspect that the flavors will begin to fade slowly into the background as more is drunk, but I personally wouldn't follow this one with another Maudite. Overall a very nicely done beer. It has some complexity and character.


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341ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip

A - Big billowy light tan head. The beer is a deep reddish-amber color, with ample haze. Settles to a soapy cap that leaves minimal spotty lacing.

S - All metallic right after pour so I let it warm a bit. Lots of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, and dark fruits. Light wheat too. Maybe some plums and figs. Some caramel malt to round it out. As it continues to warm it just smells better and better.

T - Follows the nose closely, but with a touch more spice. Simple overall to be honest, and not nearly as complex as I was hoping, but really nice and drinkable. Dark fruits, Belgian yeast, and wheat upfront, with some light floral hops and spices in the finish. No alcohol at all. Simple, but awesome. Lots of fruit as it warms. Cherries, oranges, plums, figs, along with lots of nicely executed spices.

M - Near perfect. Smooth carbonation, excellent body. Not too much spice or bitterness, but it's there.

D - This beer almost adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Just an incredibly drinkable and tasty beer. Not too complex or powerful, but a really great beer. Unibroue continues to impress me.

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