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


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RATINGS: 2425   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1255) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a rusty amber with a large off-white head that settles slowly to a thick ring and film, leaving some soapy, splotchy lace. Nose involves candied pit fruit, some herbs, apricot, toast, clean spicy yeast, some delicate floral notes. Pretty sweet, somewhat tart, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, quite active, slick, toward chewy, a touch grainy, finishing lengthy with herbs, toast, caramel, and spice. About what I expected, which is to say, excellent. It’s got that caramel bready thing going on, but it’s well balanced with the spice and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1126) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Purchased from town earlier today. $6.99 for the 750 mL bottle. To oversized snifter, it pours a murky redwood-tinted dark orange with which a Guinness-frothy baby powder head 1 and a half fingers in length stood. Aromas of Belgian yeast, cilantro, plantain peels, lime-flavored seltzer, powdered green tea, 6-row, caramelized sweet onions, wet newspaper, LME, and bailed hay. Tastes the same with the addition of unripe tangerines, green cardamom, stale sourdough, and cotton. Unibroue has the mouthfeel down, but the flavors were, in my humble aopinion, a bit off. However, potable as hell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CRock (122) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Honestly I drink a lot of Unibroue beers. But why shouldn’t I when they have so many great beers. Maudite is just another in a long line of quality beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (282) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
750ml cork bottle poured into a duvel glass around 10 degrees. Pours a hazy fiery copper with two fingers of creamy head. Retention is pretty good and the head leaves nice spotted lacing as it reduces. The nose is fruity and spicy with the signature yeasty feature found in Unibroue’s products. You also get a little booze which I think is nice. On the tongue, the brew breaks down with fruit cake, banana, cloves and alcohol. It has good corpus and leaves the palate with a lingering liquorish finish. I enjoy this ale from time to time and I always keep a few bottles in my cellar. You can leave it on the shelf for 5 to 8 years according to Unibroue’s website and if you do, it develops even more fruity and liquorish elements. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejh8 (105) - - DEC 31, 2014
In spite of breaking the cork off and then forcing the bottom half into the bottle (Happy New Year!?), this poured a cloudy reddish brown with a slight zip in the taste. The aroma isn't overwhelming nor is the taste unpleasurable. Gentle red ale that is slightly tangy with a nice taste. Good beer. And since it is Canadian, it goes very well in the winter while listening to Rush. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1031) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Dark Bronze pour, off white head which falls quickly. Nose is yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is plum and pencil shavings. Finish is lightly dry from both hops and yeasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (868) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a dark murky color but is pretty tasty and really smooth to drink. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weirichRX (1) - - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Deep brown color, Brett funky, taste lingers. Thin, white head. --------&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MunBro (844) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Dark brown/amber pour with a creamy foam head, nice lacing. Tons of flavours going on here, very strong almost wine like notes of plumbs immediately followed by a rich malty brown sugar profile, fading into sugars and other dark fruits at the end of the palate. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Brune un poil orangée, voilée. Mousse blanc-cassé relativement persistante, lacings. Aromatique très complexe, bien fruitée, épicée coriandre, maltage légèrement caramel, levures et légère impression d’alcool. En bouche on retrouve cette même complexité, plutôt sucrée mais sur la fin très légère acidité et sécheresse bien intéressante. Fin de bouche assez incroyable de balance et complexité. Bonne carbonatation, il y a du corps.

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