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


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RATINGS: 2431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (142) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy meduim brown with small head. Aroma of candied malts and subtle stone fruit. Taste of light caramel a bit of grain and a slight bitterness. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LBIguard (42) - - FEB 13, 2015
Nose of prunes and sweat malt. Has a nice warm alcohol smell. Taste is like nose nice warm and well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbarlow (3) - - FEB 12, 2015 does not count
One of the best triple fermented brews out there. Balanced complex and not over sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deepeary (348) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Nose is sweet fruit cinnamon, honey, orange juice, banana and Belgian yeast. Lively carbonation. Taste follows the nose, somewhat muted. Bready, grainy fruit. Booze is well hidden. Not a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
kingofthemtn (47) - - FEB 2, 2015
The artwork/story of the flying canoe is great but I’m one of the minority that feels sick after tasting this. Sour, vegetable, Belgian yeast gone wild. I now literally run away at the sight of this beer. Oh no! There’s a photo of the bottle!! (footsteps pounding rapidly into the distance, glass breaking, dogs barking...)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (1238) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Couleur ambrée avec un col respectable. Aromes de fruits rouges, épices, céréales, alcool, noix. Complexes, mais gout générique de unibroue... Correct pour moi....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1295) - 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 (1141) - 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 (135) - 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 (283) - 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!

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