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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2411   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Very good. simalar to chimay grand reserve. in my opinion its better than chimay. i drink chimay grand reserve at least once a week but it look like that will change. congrats to unibroue!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Has a fruity aroma, cloudy copper color, large lasting white head. Wow, very fruity flavor with high carbonation, I like this one a lot. Clean, crisp, somewhat sweet finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Foggy amber color. Soft head, combination of large and small bubbles, diminishing quickly to form a small slick. Nose is estery, citrus, yeasty. Mild fruit, clove, spice flavor. Oily palate. Sweet spicy finish. Where’s the high ABV. Chalk one up for the Canadians.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5158) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2002
The flavor and aroma of this beer are very similar to Victory Golden Monkey. I realize that they are the same style of beer, but I’ve had other belgian strongs, and these two beers are like brothers. However, unlike Golden Monkey, the fruit and spice flavor isn’t as noticable or enjoyable. If you have the choice, buy the monkey.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2002
It’s been to long since I had this beer to recall much other then I liked it so much that I went out and bought more. Good tasting and a bit spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Hazy, amber hue. Small, frothy, white head. Mostly lasting. Decent lacing. Heavy on the malt, but balanced nicely with the hops. Citrusy and fruity in the nose. Full-bodied. Fizzy. High ABV is well hidden. Creamy/oily mouthfeel. Slightly sour and spicy. Finish is spicy and slightly sweet. Aftertaste has an almost clover honey-like flavor to it, yet slightly sour and bitter. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2002
A good, solid Belgian. Nothing super complex about it - flavor and aroma is fruity and yeasty. Good balance, a little on the sweet side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
The color is like unfiltered apple cider: Opaque brown with a hint of orange. Apple and grape aroma. Apple grape, clove and slightly bitter taste. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Sweet apple, grapes, and a slight flavor of alcohol. Great opaque light brown color. Yummy.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Beautiful peach amber with a head that poured too thick. Lovely woody aroma, and while the flavor has this woody/piny characteristic as well, it has a sugary residue (piny/syrupy) infused within it to the point of being cloying.


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