Unibroue Maudite

When I got to my future mother-in-law’s apartment, I was thrilled to see a beer gift set in the fridge waiting for me. It was a bomber of Maudite paired with a Unibroue snifter glass. Who could say no to that? So, once we put the kid to bed, I cracked open this bomber while catching up on The Walking Dead.

ABV: 8%

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Characterized by a robust maltiness and spiciness that is counterbalanced by an assertive crisp hop finish.”

Random: It’s way too hot down in Florida. I’m actually excited to get back to the cold.

I apologize for the crappy picture. I couldn’t turn more lights on because I was afraid of waking the child. This one poured with a thick, two finger off white colored had. It lingered for a long time and left decent lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, dark chestnut color with plentiful carbonation visible. The nose was big. It had a bit of a sour smell, but also clove, allspice and red grapes with other fruity notes. The taste started with seltzer-like carbonation that was a bit distracting. The taste was relatively dry and had a significant yeast characteristic to it. I wish it tasted more like the nose. There really wasn’t a lot of fruit to it. The only one that I got was some red grapes. Some malt also came through as the beer warmed. The body was on the lighter side of the style. The finish was long with some booze warming and yeast. I expected this beer to wow me, given who brewed it, but it just wasn’t my thing.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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