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:
#1,166
Reviews:
1,961
Ratings:
4,682
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.55
 
 
Wants:
251
Gots:
713
Trade:
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Photo of RBRLBRB
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OKbrew89
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrew4321
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear, beautiful dark amber color with a massively thick and frothy cream head. The creamy heady clings to the sides of the glass like glue and the carbonation is very active with tight little bubbles.

S - Dark fruit, light spice, dark sweet Belgian candy sugar, plumb, prune, and light bread crust.

T - Sweet Belgian candy sugar, light spice, some alcohol, plumbs, and prunes. Finishes with a mild spicy bitterness that keeps the finish sweet.

M - Big body, chewy, some alcohol effervescence permeates into the sinuses.

O - A classic beer that remains relevant.

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Photo of Gdobber
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz poured into Duvel Goblet
Look: aggressive 3 finger off white dense foam. Body is a milk chocolate/caramel.
Smell: clean, fresh, malt, red wine, prunes
taste: medium malty, prunes, baking spices, alcohol
feel: smooth int he mouth with the foaminess. Back of throat has a little burn.
Overall: tasty and subtle. Sneaks up on you.

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

Enjoy by date of 10/2013 and boy has this held up well. Very smooth with no sign of oxidation. No alcohol heat at all. Dried fruits but not in a sweet way. Excellent

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Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look: An attractive dark amber with glowing gold, and a frothy white head.

Smell: Strong malt and some noticeable alcohol. A bit spicy.

Taste: A lot more subtle than I expected. Dark malt mixing with just enough hop bitterness and a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Like draping velvet over your tongue. It’s almost obscene how smooth and thick this beer is, especially for one that looks so clear.

Overall: I’d order a bottle on a cold night in Quebec any day. While not very bold, it’s comfortable and almost filling.

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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

Maudite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 4,682 ratings