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

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RATINGS: 2422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2002
nice apple flavor, highly drinkable

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Francky66699 (1) - Laval, Quebec, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
So good beer! I am so proud to be Québécois only for this beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of clove, gum, orange peel, and alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. A decent Belgian amber ale...nice cowebby yeast and other aromas. The drinking experience isn’t as satisfying, though...rather watery and the finish is a bit short and almost goes all the way to bland territory. If this were a bit more rich it could get into the upper 3s.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
Amber-brownish colour, misty; frothy head, that reduces quickly. Warm aroma, malty, cookies, alcohol. Good body, powerful, a lot malty, alcoholic, sweet in the front, more balanced then; nuts. Ordinary palate, with sweet notes, lacking some hop character and bitterness.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermad (5) - USA - JUL 9, 2002 does not count
The aroma and palate don’t do the greatness of this beer justice. This is an incredible example of the stlye... perfect for any really cold/snowy day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3757) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2002
This beer poured out of the bottle with a wonderful citrus, spice aroma and a frothy white head that lasted throughout the glass. There are very complex malt flavors with strong fruity, spicey tones. This is a very warming beer and the 8% sneaks up on you. A very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Cloudy orange-brown with a light tan head. Yeasty nose with figs, nutmeg, dust, caramel, toffeeish malt, rye bread, pear, raisin. Full body, rich & spicy. Lots of warming alcohol, dark fruits and malt. The yeastines obscures the flavours much more than the aroma to the point where the finish is almost simple alcoohol and sweet fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Bananas in caramel, mixed nuts and flowers are enveloped in doughy yeast... Coriander and orange zest are meticulous, moreso than in Trois-Pistoles, for example... Yeast is absolutely everywhere in this brew; if you like its character, you will like the beer a lot, but if you don’t...

A 10-year-old 1996 bottle has not aged gracefully at all...Its aroma is now feeble and oxidized, and flavors are of stale fruitiness and withered coriander...Nowhere near a 10-year-old Trois Pistoles...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2002
My bottle gushed. Typical dubbel aroma, spicy and ’woody’. Brownish orange color. Good head retention. Excellent flavor, a kind of spicy/fruity/woody profile. First I get this kind of apple/pear flavor which quickly fades and is followed by the woody spiciness. At first I wasn’t impressed with this but as I take a few more sips I begin to feel its depth. Will Re-Rate again later hopefully with a bottle that doesn’t gush.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2005 Rating # 2 Bottle 2005 Vintage (6 3 7 3 15) - A cloudy brown tea color with a rich tan head. The aroma has a light fruit (pear) element with spices and yeast. Dry and spiced complimented by honey, light fruits, and flowers. Rating #1 Bottle (6 3 7 3 14). A little too much Champagne like spritz on the palate. It tastes like a watered down version of a real Belgian. I get all the hints of the spiciness and Beligian essence, but generally get little flavor and diluted body. A Belgian on training wheels?


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