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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 2387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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In November 1992 Maudite (the damned one), was the first strong beer to be distributed in Quebec grocery stores. Maudite is a mahogany-colored, rich-tasting premium beer that has a distinctive, complex taste. Because of the warmth it releases, this strong character beer must be served cool but not cold. Perfect with pasta, red meats, stews and spicy dishes, it also makes a good aperitif and after-dinner drink.
Maudite has a typically Quebecois name that is reminiscent of the legend of the Chasse-Galerie (the legend of the Flying Canoe). Legend has it that a group of lumberjacks struck a deal with the devil to fly home in their canoes, guided by Satan himself, to make it home in time for Christmas.
Gold medal winner in 1995 and 1996 and the Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Dark cloudy amber, with a sweet, fruity nose. Fruit flavor mainly grape. I really liked this beer. I will definitely buy it again.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Deep color. Fizzy head, mostly diminishing. Nice lace. yeast aroma was very displeasing for some reason. Can't pinpoint. Mediciny, funky, solvent. i don't know. Light fruity aroma underneath. In the mouth it seemed harsh. Ive had about 6 belgian ales over the past 2 weeks, which i loved. Something here is not right. i will re-rate at another date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2493) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Raisons, grapes and sweet plums in the nose. Big frothy, fast diminishing head. Amber color, soft carbonation. Light peppery taste, also apples and honey. Medium aftertaste. Pricks on the tongue. Round and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Copper-orange color, crisp white head on the edge. Spicy, fruity, warms the chest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2003
Dark orange body with a Belgium like off white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity with a strong nose of citrus. Taste is slightly spicy, sweet and quite fruity. A great strong ale with a bitter end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Shared big 750ml bottle. Nice strong ale. Poured good. Nice malty taste and smell. Very easy drinking beer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Heavily carbonated. Fabulous lacing. Dense marshmallow head. Aroma smells of musty, wet horse hair. I know this is a desired by product of this yeast strain, but I don't like that stank in my beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2003
nice canadian belgium style ale,somewhat fruity ,nice head with an almost orange hue .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 A dark orange appearance with a moderate head. The aroma is ginger and oranges and some other citrus fruits. A definite spice presence in the flavor but not overkill. I taste alot of apricot in this beer. The aftertaste is a bit sweet and the alcohol is well hidden. Pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2003
Opens with a big ”pfffst” and prone to overflow. Muddy brown colour with an orange glow. Disappointing head. Malty and lightly acidic (oranges/grapefruits) aroma. Very nice fruity and spicy (cloves/coriander) flavour with a pleasant malty sweetness. Hides the alcohol well. The flavour is great but it is not “complete” enough to be a true top Belgian Strong Ale (I also noted a resemblance to weizenbocks).


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