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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3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orangish/amber color w/ a nice one finger off-white head. Good lacing on the side of my snifter glass. Orange highlights when held up to the light. The nose, while not bad, is a little on the light side for me. I get malt, orange, pear, plum, spices, and a hint of caramel. The taste is a little bit better. In addition to the nose profile, the yeast is present in the taste. Like all Unibroue beers, this one isn't quite up to the best from Belgium. It's too dry, and not complex enough in the flavor profile for me personally. Still, it's a solid beer. Feel is medium, with a nice malt backbone and good carbonation. Overall, a good beer- but in a tough style category... you can easily find better. Cheers.

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

981st Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
12 oz

Best by: 7/28/11
Purchased a single bottle from Total Wine, Brea, CA

App- A rustic looking caramel brown with a one finger head that falls to only a small pond layer of bubbles. No cling or lace

Smell- A bit smaller than Trois pistoles on the spice note with more of an oak note. The malts are pleasant with a good red ale note.

Taste- A good spice note on the opening layer. More honey comes a little bit next with a biscuity dough and a balanced slight slight bitter note.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a softer yeast note and a little bit more oak treatment. The bubbles are quite nice with a medium/low carbonation level with some again just like Trois, a berry flavor I can't pick out.

Drink- I've had many a Unibroue beer and I can say I like their dark offerings better. As mentioned with Trois Pistoles yesterday. This is not different just a bit more flavorful due to the oak treatment. The balance of malts, fruit, yeast and bitter is one of my favorites. I'll always come back to Unibroue.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Thanks to willseph for bringing this over.

Appearance: The beer itself is a hazy brown sugar brown, with slightly transparent edges and a murky center. A fluffy white cap rests on top. Great retention and some nice spots of lace down the glass.

Smell: A very smooth aroma, with the pieces kind of hard to distinguish. Medium toasted bread, caramel, cinnamon, and a blend of spices all come together nicely to form a nice malty aroma.

Taste: Fairly sweet up front, but the other flavors prevent it from becoming too cloyingly so. Soft caramel and honey blend together with a bready malt up front. Cinnamon, clove, and some general spiciness help the beer toward the end. A bit of booziness comes through at each phase.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a fairly light body for the ABV. The carbonation is moderately full and brings out a creaminess toward the end. Slightly syrupy but dry toward the end, leaving a strange spicy residue on the tongue and lips.

Overall: Like everything that I have had from Unibroue, this is well-crafted. The residue and spice prevent this from joining the top tier of beers, though.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,621 ratings
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