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Beer Spotlight: Unibroue Maudite

Beer
03.31.2009

Unibroue Maudite

Beer: Maudite
Brewery: Unibroue
Style: Belgian style red strong ale
Suggested Glassware: Chalice or Goblet

This is the Belgian style ale that started my love for beer. This red strong ale first caught my attention not from the taste but the packaging. All Unibroue ales have some of the best artwork I have seen on any beverage label and this is one of the most interesting. The label depicts the legend of the Flying Canoe, the story tells of eight woodsmen who made a deal with the devil to fly them back to their village to enjoy a festival. During the flight one man loses his nerve and invokes the name of God crashing the canoe and causing the men to never be heard from again.

Like the label, Maudite is dark and strong, the fruity start and spiciness of clove is balanced by the bitterness of the hop finish. At 8% this is a beer that you enjoy slowly savoring every complex mouthful. Unibroue suggests pairing this with pasta, pizza or spice rubbed pork tenderloin. Unlike lagers some Belgian style ales become better with age, true for Maudite it can be cellared for up to three years and will become more port-like the longer it has been stored.



Comments

  1. brian | Tuesday, March 31, 2009

    This is one of my absolute favorite beers. I would love to try one aged properly for a few years.


  2. JJ Bagley | Tuesday, March 31, 2009

    I know, my problem is when I buy them I just drink them.


  3. beerme | Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    i love love love the Maudite, as well as most all of the rest of Unibroue’s lineup.


  4. micha | Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    Thanks for reminding me about this beer and the fact that I haven’t drunk it in several months. I just added something to tomorrow’s “To Do” list ..


  5. JJ Bagley | Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    yeah, if you haven’t had the LA FIN DU MONDE you should pick one of those up as well.


  6. micha | Thursday, April 2, 2009

    Thanks for the top, I’ll give it a try!


  7. micha | Thursday, April 2, 2009

    TIP* :P


  8. Julie | Thursday, April 2, 2009

    Would this be great with pizza?


  9. JJ Bagley | Thursday, April 2, 2009

    Absolutely! I suggest the classic marinara style pizza with spicy italian sausage and peppers. Don’t forget to use a beer chalice and drink it at the correct temperature (about 55 degrees) for maximum enjoyment.


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