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


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RATINGS: 2423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2002
Nice dark golden color and foamy head. Aroma is slightly fruity and spicy. The taste is excellent, also fruity but not too much so. I like the spicy, fizzy taste and body of this one. Nothing sour about it, unlike a few others I’ve tried recently. Strong alcohol kick to it, and a nice warming effect on the way down. Overall, yet another wonderful brew from Unibroue!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Great initial head, dark red with a great complex fruit aroma. The high alcohol content is very well masked, making this a very drinkable brew. I prefer this to La fin du monde.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
The more I drink it the more I like it. Well balanced and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 Surprisingly good, especially for a Quebec micro which I've had bad experiences with. Reminds me of Leffe, but with a nice dark amber colour and a spicy, sweet taste but not nauseating ... you can easily enjoy a full big-ass bottle of this strong stuff that you can get at most corner stores. God I love Montreal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2002
Very smooth and well-rounded, with delicately warming spiciness rather like Chimay White (nutmeg, porridge, toast - sounds like a good breakfast hey?). Well-constructed and wholesome, but a bit on the bland side.... But not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2002
After buying this beer a few more times my opinion has risen. Has nearly the perfect amount of sweetness. Subtle complexities. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2002
I’m somewhere between the concensus rating and ecrvich’s comments here. Smells good, and has many of them. The comparisons to Aventinus or a similar clovey weizenbock are excellent, and this brew’s fruitiness is nice, not overbearing. Yeastiness is nice, but somehow it doesn’t have the body to support fully the initial sweetness and the lingering dryness...it’s, well, watery. Still very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrainBug99 (12) - USA - FEB 6, 2002
A very interesting beer. A slight fruity taste and rather smooth for it’s alchohol content. Flavor is complex. I highly recommend trying this one at least once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2002
Yeah. This is more like it. After a series of disappointing belgian styles tonight I ran into this one and the explosive citrus and spice, lathered through champagne texture, really impressed me. It just tastes fresh and lively, its active yeastiness bringing it alive on in the mouth. Yumm.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DaveZ99 (7) - Burbank, California, USA - FEB 1, 2002 does not count
This Canadian ranks with any of the Belgians in my book. Very smooth and drinkable, but you can still take your time and get some comlexity out of it if you want to. Thank you Albert for nailing it right on the head...Nutmeg! I couldn’t put my finger on it. If this was the only ale I could get, I would be quite content

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