Maudite | Unibroue

4,577 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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Photo of vandemonian
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unibroue Maudite is a decent Belgian Strong Dark Ale but far from the best thing Unibroue make.

A: Dark brown/red colour and a 1 cm head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Malty with some spice. 3.5

T: Malty with some roasty milky flavours. Some chocolate flavours toward the end. 4

M: Foamy. 4

O: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of julian89
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The 3rd on my Unibroue tour...

Appearance- Opaque, amber color, minimal head and lacing. Typical dark Belgian appearance.

Smell- Light malt with plum and raisin notes.

Taste- Excellent sweet taste, almost like dessert. The raisin, orange, plum, and pear taste are great. I like the balance.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and carbonated. Good simple mouthfeel.

Overall- A well balanced and progressive brew, glad to have had it. Great drinkability too despite the higher ABV.

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Photo of leaddog
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours with a thick creamy head with bubbles present. Amber honey brown in colour and opaque.

Smell- Cap'n Crunch cereal smell with sweet plum notes.

Taste- You get the cap'n crunch and plum notes as you drink this as well as some orange peel. Not bitter what soever considering the ABV. Has a warming nature as it goes down which makes it very smooth.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with good amount of carbonation. The bubbles are fluffy and nice on the palate.

Overall- A well balanced ale from Unibroue. This is quite drinkable for the ABV. I have been impressed by other offerings by Unibroue.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Dark copper in color. Hazy. One finger white head that fades fast and leaves an OK lacing.

S: Big Belgian yeast. Cloves and slight banana. Very light dark fruits. Some raisin and figs.

T: Cloves are the dominate flavor. Very yeasty. Has a peppery spice that comes through. Dark fruits come through in the finish but are still pretty light.

M: Light bodied, but not watery. Slightly crisp. Higher carbonation. A touch dry.

O: A solid Belgian. Not near my favorite style but I enjoyed drinking this one. Would definitely buy again.

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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Deep garnet, almost opaque with a towering light tan head.

S: Oaky malty hints to it with a yeasty spicy fruity smell.

T: I don't know why this reminds me of an oak aged beer, but something about it does. Fruity and malty with an oaky character to it.

M: Medium thickness, a tad syrupy, with good carbonation.

O: I won't buy it again, but it was a darn good beer and worth trying once.

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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes 10-19-11
Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Hazy amber-orange pour with a huge head that settles very slowly and has mild head retention. There is a small bit of patchy lacing down the glass.

Smell: Excellent piney aroma with some brown sugar and toffee, and dark fruits. Absolutely wonderful, crisp, and fresh.

Taste: Dark fruits initially, followed by a refreshing piney taste and an incredibly smooth finish. I can definitely taste the alcohol in the finish, but didn't really pick up on it anywhere prior to this.

Mouthfeel: Light to light-medium in body with medium-high carbonation and a nice finish that is surprisingly smooth. There is a bit of pleasant warming in the finish due to the abv.

Overall: A nice, well-balanced Belgian dark ale that satisfies the palate and has an incredibly smooth drinkability.

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4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Two fingers of foamy head sit on the murky red/amber/brown goodness below. Decent lace.

S - Great depth here. Musty, earthy, yeasty, sweet and boozy. Aromas of bread, vanilla, and plum.

T - The same Belgian characteristics as the nose. Yeast, bread, raisin scones and lavender. Very musty and dank with fantastic complexity coming through. Slightly warming.

M - Smooth, moderate body, medium carbonation. A myriad of flavours in each sip.

O - Really impressed with this, as I was with Trois Pistoles. I have just found out that Unibroue are ceasing exports to Australia, so I will be doing myself a favour by stocking up.

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Maudite from Unibroue
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,577 ratings.
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