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

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RATINGS: 2355   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1972) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to hazy black color with a soft gentle rolling leveling half fingered white foamy head that dissipates at a nice pace. The lacing that is there speckles the sides nicely. The smell had a rich sort of dark chocolate to raisins and adds in a nice rich yeasty/breadiness to an herbal yet spicy complexity. The taste was spicy and sweet with a distinctive yeasty raisin-like quality hitting the taste buds. The aftertaste was sweet and spicy and lets a nice sharp spicy sweet finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium almost leaning closer to the heavier sort of side. The carbonation is good for the style which comes across not too harsh but just enough to make it feel good across my mouth and tongue. Overall, in my opinion, this was a wonderful offering from Unibroue for the Belgian Strong ale category.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
Maybe I got a bad bottle? Stringent and burning on the tongue, I found the flavors clashing and washing together in a chemical reaction. Bit like sucking a battery or drinking paint. As many beers as I’ve ever had and styles I’ve enjoyed, I’m baffled at how this can get as high marks as it has. But again, maybe there was something wrong with my bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (372) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2014
This starts off a bolter and then fails to carry it on, so the big whoompfh of flavour at the first sup seems to dissipate and disappear like a puff of smoke, and this for me makes it seem that this lacks full body and dare I risk saying is a bit thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2012 vintage bomber. Appearance: slight white film that is gone almost instantly, oily slight lacing, amber red-brown color, medium cloudy. Aroma: red wine like crazy, oak, spice, light caramel, other fruit. Palate: light body, flat carbonation, alcholol warming sensation, dry finish, oily texture, Taste: sweet fruitiness to very light bitterness on the end and a malty middle. Overall, a very unique beer and I have to say my favorite so far from Uni. Great flavor and talk about a beer to get wine drinkers into beer. Fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Awesome art work and story, plus a great bear. Dark syrupy aroma with banana bread. Lots of flavours going with banana, caramel, molasses, and raisins. A really heavy body and low on any head or carbonation. It really coats the tongue, so the flavour sticks around for a while. A nice example of a Belgian strong.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (1808) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2014
22 oz bottle, BB dated 11-24-2014. High end packaging with cork and wire, and gold foil on neck. Pours a hazy mahogany with an ample bone head that has good durability. . Aroma - unique, complex and interesting. Orange pith and dark fruits, alcohol notes and spicy yeast. Flavor - again unique, complex and interesting, with a nice dynamic interplay that changes both within and between sips. Nice long finish and aftertaste. Smooth, medium body, with lively medium+ carbonation O - very enjoyable and complex beer that seems to have an ever-changing flavor and aroma. A superb Imperial Abbey Dubbel. Strongly recommended!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (503) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12oz bottle. Very dark copper color. Aroma is yeast and prunes. Taste is lemon, spice, raisins, some booze and a little bit of yeast sourness. I’m becoming a bit more of a fan of the style, which I used to hate, thanks to trying excellent brews like this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7179) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, blumig, würzig. Geschmack stark malzig, fruchtig, Gewürze, blumig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle had many times recently revisited. Pours hazy amber color with a large beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malt, dark fruits, spices, the typical Unibroue yeast character, the fruit character grows with warming, some alcohol. Smooth, medium bodied, with a sweet, fruity finish. Another solid beer from Unibroue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingvit (142) - - MAY 2, 2014
Aroma: yeast, bubblegum, dry plum; Appearance: dark red; medium head; Taste: medium sourness, slight bitterness; Palate: fizzy carbonation; slick texture, medium body, abrupt finish Nice but a bit too sour and overwhelmed by plum aroma and bubblegummish yeast.


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