Maudite | Unibroue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Without a doubt Unibroue’s best-known beer, La Maudite is inspired by abbey beers and Belgian double-style ales. It first hit the shelves in 1992 and took the province by storm with its 8% alcohol content, making it the first strong beer available in grocery stores.

That’s where the idea came to tie its name and branding to a pact signed with the devil. The illustration of the “chasse-galerie” (or flying canoe) from a beloved Quebec legend captures the spirit of the beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,362
Reviews:
1,967
Ratings:
4,695
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
717
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 4,695 |  Reviews: 1,967
Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knowyourown
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cozmo
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4 Seasons at SF, welcome finish of the evening.
a)_ Pours a creamy beige top, that lasts and laces a little, over a translucent watery coffee color.
s) Smells of dark fruits like prune, red grape, cherry, with lots of yeasty spice and sweet malt.
t) Fruit cake in a good way, real beer, yeast and malt and hops with dark fruit essence. On the sweet side but tempered by spice.
f) Creamy and smooth, nice finish, polished with some ABV warmth.
o) The sum is greater than the parts, true northern, belgique.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is amber, hazy, soft tan head with fine bubbles and light lacing, head presents at least 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to a 1/8 inch top. Good presentation.

Smell is light yeast, caramel, toast.

Taste is light caramel, yeast, phenol, some spice, alcohol is very well.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light sweetness, then drying.

Overall this a very simple but very good ale.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, deep amber body, with a moderate white head. On the nose, notes of plummy fruit and roasted malt come together as a product of active Brettanomyces yeast, rounding out with a slight phenolic sweetness. On the palate, the beer presents maltiness, along with the same hints of fruit and a notable acidity - nowhere near the point where the beer could be called tart or even modestly tangy, but certainly in a nice subtle way. Really smooth mouthfeel with a very pleasant finish. Unibroue knows no wrong!

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Photo of lebriarjr
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This may be my favorite Unibroue. It's a really well balanced and satisfying.

It pours light brown, cloudy and plenty foamy. The aroma is subdued but appropriate. The taste is a malty, yeasty mess but not at all nasty like the style often digresses to - almost to a fault - where is the nasty? Its easy drinking for the style.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Aj21
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcarlosv
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice beer to drink. I've notice the bottled has the words "bottle refermented" on the label, I did some research and it's very complicated brewing science but I decided to gently shake the bottle before opening. To my surprise compared to the other Unibroue beers I've had, this one had a very nice long lasting head, nice smell and good tasting brew. I conclude that this types of beers need to be shaken prior to opening to enjoy them.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bixby1971
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shade1951
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So easy to drink, and yet quite flavorful. Lovely appearance, with champagne bubbles comprising a large though quickly dissipating head. Aroma is malty, pleasant, not overwhelming. The flavor invites you to drink heartily rather than sip. It's refreshing, even at 8%. Overall, this beer resembles what a lager might be - if lagers were any good.

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Photo of J-Dog86
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HipCzech
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12 oz bottle (stamped “BB 10-15-18”), poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip (stemmed Pilsener) glass.

Appearance: Hazy brownish copper with a shorty, frothy head of tan bubbles and streaky lace.

Smell: Yeasty, spicy bread; alcohol and fruity esters.

Taste: Lightly caramel malt body carries bold layers of spice (black pepper, clove), yeast, fruity esters and warming alcohol. Subtle hoppy bitter notes towards the close.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fine, lively, prickly carbonation.

Overall: Wonderfully full flavored and complex, and dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of rangerred
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drunk in a goblet at room temp:
Almond amber appearance with flavors of toffee, bananas, clove, cinnamon, rum cake, and Belgian sugars. If I didn't pour bottle myself and someone blindly gave it to me I would've thought it was a Belgian beer brewed in Belgium. Very well done. Bought a variety pack for $9.99 and look forward to the next 5.

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Photo of bcwitko1986
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGDrock
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muted, foggy, dark amber body; thick almond flesh head, with strong retention.
Light aroma, some yeast notes coming through - raisin, clove, rum cake.
First sip is sweet and smooth with rich, warm flavours of rum soaked raisins, flambeed banana, dates, and a touch of spice - cinnamon. A dry finish clears the palate of the sugars, leaving a lingering heat and more clean sense of the flavours. Medium body and carbonation.

Have this one for dessert on a cold day - like a sticky toffee pudding. It's a delight.

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Photo of KurtKilgore
3.52/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,695 ratings