pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper color with a fluffy off-white head. Dark, sweet malty aroma with hints of fruit. Flavor is rich and malty, slightly sweet with hints of fruit and spice. Easy to drink. Another outstanding offering from Unibroue.
Awktoberfest (92) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not enough her for me... Lots of flavors... Very similar to other beers in this series... Good very good but doesn't speak to me in a way Canadian Belgian beers should...
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Lagerboy (663) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky orange brown, lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of fruity yeast and spicey dark malt. Fruity Belgian yeasty taste, clove, lightly toasted caramel malt. Soft carbonation, medium body, lightly hopped. ABV well hidden, goes down easy, soft fruity finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
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TarcisioVasco (88) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Essa belezura representa muito bem a cultura cervejeira canadense, uma grande cerveja, com drinkability fantástico, "facinha" de beber.
boozedude (991) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown pour into glass... white head.. Old fruit aroma.. Taste is fruit..malts.. Some spice.. Weird but drinkable
Chad9976 (882) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had a "best before" date of 4/10/15 (is a two year freshness window really that helpful, though?).
Appearance: One of the few beers that is truly brown in color. Extremely hazy, opaque body but fine, spastic effervescent can be seen crawling along the side of the glass. Forms a large, beige, foamy head which is slow to dissipate but doesn’t lace the glass.
Smell: Plenty of dark fruit, dried fruit and autumn-like spice notes.
Taste: It’s been a long time since I’ve had a beer where I literally said "wow," after the first sip. Thankfully, Unibroue Maudite has broken that streak. I’m not usually a fan of the general "Belgian Strong Dark Ale" style, but for whatever reason this beer makes it work quite well. It’s a complex, robust body that doesn’t overwhelm the palate.
There’s a lot of different flavors happening in this brew. It begins with a light fruit note. Red apple, plum, fig and raisin are all quite prominent immediately. I taste a sweetness reminiscent of applesauce and cinnamon. There’s a slight rum sensation at the crest of the swig, quickly followed by dry bitterness and additional spice. This is a delectable palette to say the least, and I especially enjoy the fact it’s not sticky, cloying or boozy.
Drinkability: While Unibroue Maudite might not be the most chuggable beer ever, but it’s remarkably smooth for what it is. The carbonation is very fine and energetic. I did get some CO2 stuck in the throat, but it was easily tolerable. The aftertaste is slightly spicy and a tad dry. At 8% ABV it’s quite efficient for the style, as others of double-digit strength have about as much flavor. There is minor alcohol warmth throughout, but it’s complementary, not distracting.
Fredis23 (80) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky Brown, Small Head, Light Lacing. Spicy Aroma. Yeast Sourness, Fruity Sweetness, Lite Champaign Like Alcohol Aftertaste. Not your average Brew. As you get closer to the bottom of the glass, it grows on you. It is no longer strange but pleasant. Not sure if it is suited for average Joe, but i Did Enjoy it.
PattyBat (16) - - MAY 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Spicy aroma with a similar palate. Taste was not to overwhelming. Not my favorite beer.
CraftBeerNick (408) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BeerTown, 29th may 2013. Very smooth and full of flavour, I liked this although not my favourite style
coreyc1221 (56) - USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, citrus aroma. the head vanished in a heartbeat. Tangy taste in the beginning followed by wheaty aftertaste. Definitely white-ish. Reminds me of Great White but zestier. Dark amber color, super bright floral taste. Almost wakes me up how bright it is. Damn. Good.
patachou (6) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Arôme plutôt légère pour une bière de cette force et avec un goût assez prononcé. Superbe couleur, mais très troublé. Cependant, le collet de mousse est, selon moi, constitué de trop grosse bulle, ce qui le rend moins élégant. Le goût est prononcé, mais à la fois doux et rempli de subtilité. Bière plutôt sucré, mais très boisé. Bonne sensation en bouche ce qui lui donne un impression beaucoup plus douce qu’il n’y paraît. Selon moi, c’est ce qui se rapproche le plus d’une bière quasi parfaite.