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:
#1,089
Reviews:
1,946
Ratings:
4,643
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
700
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 4,643 |  Reviews: 1,946
Photo of csmrx7
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crunchyrev
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A fantastically complex balanced Belgium Ale

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Photo of justme
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of txx675rx
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Viaduck
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A fairly loud pop & it pours reddish brown like a tea with a large coarse light tan head. Aroma is earthy sensed yeast, cherries, I was surprised by the sourness, slightly salty, followed by grain & subtle spices. Mild flavor yet interesting. Feels stronger that 8%. Feel is smooth & tangy.

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Photo of Stockatron
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam_Likes_Beer
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to hazy black color with a soft gentle rolling leveling half fingered white foamy head that dissipates at a nice pace. The lacing that is there speckles the sides nicely. The smell had a rich sort of dark chocolate to raisins and adds in a nice rich yeasty/breadiness to an herbal yet spicy complexity. The taste was spicy and sweet with a distinctive yeasty raisin-like quality hitting the taste buds. The aftertaste was sweet and spicy and lets a nice sharp spicy sweet finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium almost leaning closer to the heavier sort of side. The carbonation is good for the style which comes across not too harsh but just enough to make it feel good across my mouth and tongue. Overall, in my opinion, this was a wonderful offering from Unibroue.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing import from the Great White North.....eh?

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown orange color. Nice aroma of malt , spice, and dried fruit.Taste identical to aroma with a bit if warmth from the alcohol. Despite higher abv and a bit of warmth it was really well hidden. Forms a huge head but carbonation was mild. Have had this many times and it is a great well made beer that is definitely worth trying

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5/29/17 (Chicago, IL). 12 oz bottle poured into tulip. Cloudy copper brown pour, very generous white cloudy head. Spicy, bread, malt and yeast aroma. Taste included malt, bread, yeast, caramel, fruit and spices. Mild carbonation, feel smooth and creamy, good mouth feel and easy going down. Very good offering by Unibroue!

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Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joshautry
2.69/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.29/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DbbC
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured to tall tulip. Hazy dark brown with a very tall, coarse, bubbly head. Aromas of yeast and spice. Taste is spice and brown sugar. Mouth feel is semi-dry, medium body, high carbonation. Overall, true to style and a well crafted double....I'm just not a big fan of spiced beers.

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Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,643 ratings