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

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RATINGS: 2388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
drink it up,its worth the 10$ a 6pack.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2001
A great & unusual beer. For those times when you really want something different. And that label - Awesome!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2001
This stuff isnít quite as nuclear as Fin (another Unibroue product) but every bit as good if not better. How they made this meaty a beer this smooth befuddles me. After your first sip you will sense the explosion of flavor sliding down your throat... very very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 Coppery, creamy head, yeast particles visible. Spicy citrus aroma (oranges), slightly floral. Nice spice component dominates the malt, notes of orange, cinnamon sugary. Finish is very sweet and sugary but soft and well balanced...perhaps a bit too sweet as it warms.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2001
The first real beer I ever had, so it holds a special place in my heart! Overwhelmingly flavorful, it changed my perception of what beer is. Very fruity and spicy and aromatic. It will warm your throat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2001
Very nice beer. Reminds me of Chimay Red

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Not a bad take on a belgian strong. Was rather sweet from what I remember. I may rerate this after I buy the gift pack down at my beer store.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2001
Alcohol taste seemed more apparent in this beer than in the others from Unibroue. Aside from that it was still excellent; nice and cloudy, with spicy and fruity notes. And a kick ass label as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2001
A good, but not great, take on Belgian strong. Lacks the complexity of the better Belgian ales, but is still damn good, with a fruity flavor balanced out by a nice yeast character and a hint of spice. Thereís an alcohol taste there, but itís well-balanced in the mix.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2001
I had high hopes for this one, but it let me down. Lacked the complexity and the punch of Belgian ale.


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