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

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RATINGS: 2372   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
andrepintado (1473) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 15, 2014
34,1cl bottle from drinks of the world, basel, Switzerland. Clor is dark copper, brown. Head is thin and persistent. Body is quite smooth, carbonation is very soft. Taste is medium bitter and low to medium sweet. Aroma is caramel, malt, wood, herbs, spices, light yeast. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
341ml bottle from Allen’s. Alc./Vol. 8.0% Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, and plums. Taste matches the aroma. Light body moderate carbonation. Smooth balanced finish. Head Recedes to a ring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks kerenmk. Pours an hazy brown to orange with a small head, aroma of dried fruits, raisins, cherries and dark bread, flavor of dried fruits, raisins, dark bread, sweet and zesty, medium bodied.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pumpkinhead2 (373) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Bière brune orangée, bien voilée, effervescence de bonne à forte, surmontée d’un large col beige, bien mousseux, dense et persistant. Arômes de pain légèrement grillé, pâtisserie, caramel/cola, sucre d’orge/réglisse rouge, petits fruits foncés très mûrs, voire confits (raisin, bleuet, mûre, cerise, prune…), levure belge (typique Unibroue!), quelques agrumes (citron surtout, effluves légèrement acide…), un peu d’herbe, et d’évidentes épices (anis, clou de girofle, piment de la Jamaïque…). Très beau nez, très belle complexité, très bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement élevé, breuvage légèrement mousseux, très bonne onctuosité, c’est riche, soyeux et velouté au palais, très belle rondeur. Au goût, ça rejoint pas mal le nez avec peut-être un peu moins de complexité. Saveurs de grain rôti, pain grillé, pâtisserie, avec du sucré type caramel/cola, léger goût de bonbon aux fruits, touche de petits fruits foncés très mûrs, avec levure belge et épices chaudes (anis, clou de girofle, piment de la Jamaïque…). Il y a quelque chose de résolument plus frais en arrière-plan, légèrement citronné et herbacé, fort probablement le houblon qui amène avec lui une amertume subtile, tout juste perceptible. La finale est plutôt épicé avec parfois quelques notes alcoolisées apportant un effet chaleureux et réconfortant à la bière. Ma préférée depuis toujours chez Unibroue, j’en ai bu des quantités étant jeune adulte et alors pourtant peu intéressé par les produits de microbrasseries. Peut-être la bière qui a planté la graine qui germa des années plus tard?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (295) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, dark amber colour with a large, long lasting, off-white head. Yeasty, fruit aroma with caramel malt. Sweet flavour with notes of fruit, cinnamon, yeast, caramel malt and a dry, warming, alcohol finish. Medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pottygok (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Aroma: Warm barnyard aromas with hints of spice at the edges. Appearance: Cloudy amber with a rich tan head. Taste: Light sweetness throughout. Palate: Medium body, thick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A very rich, well developed malty beer. A little too sweet and malty for my taste, but still really well done.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rxeight (1366) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sampled a small amount at the halfway to fobab tasting at tribes in tinley park. Belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - 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 (404) - 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.


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