Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Game Day Beer Review: Unibroue Maudite Strong Dark Belgian Ale

Poured from a growler, purchased on draft at the Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, Maryland. Drank after a very enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner.

Maudite was poured into a pilsner glass. I know this wasn't the best glass for it, but hey, it wasn't my house, so you take what you get....  The beer was a clear, dark amber that showed almost no head at all -- likely on account of the aforementioned glass....

It smelled of caramel and malt, with maybe some apples just about finding their way into the scent. It definitely smells like delicious....

The beer is nicely carbonated, and has a bit of chocolate in the early going. It's fairly complex: I'm getting malt, chocolate, a sweetish apple taste, just the faintest bit of mild, hoppy bitterness, and a clove note in closing to bring it all together.  The taste stays with you for quite awhile.

It's a bit thinner than some other Belgian Strong Dark Ales I've been drinking, but damn, it grows on you. More, please! A

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