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

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RATINGS: 2481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a extremely hazy dark brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with big bubbles. This causes the head to fade away in a semi-rapid fashion - however it still retains one finger of height extremely well. S: This seems to feature more caramel and toffee than the typical BSDA. Other notes of candied sugar, white grapes, and apple round out the dark malt qualities. I could use a bit more chocolate on the nose, but I canít complain about what Iím getting here. T: Immediately I notice rich fruit esters, such as cherry, grape, and apple. There donít seem to be any significant dark fruit qualities aside from a touch of raisin in the middle of the flavor profile. Some of the malt flavors pop up near the back end; like I suggested on the nose, itís more caramel and toffee than chocolate (however I do pick up a bit of the latter from time to time). The balance of flavors is solid, and the alcohol is hidden spectacularly given its dry lightness. M: It feels quite angular on the palate - I expected a bit more initial creaminess to balance the dry finish a bit. Thatís to say nothing of the strong carbonation, either. It seems to be designed to be very drinkable, and in that regard, itís extremely successful. O: Okay, itís not my favorite offering from Unibroue - but thatís a bit like saying this is the least attractive woman in a group of Miss America finalists. Itís still a solid BSDA focused on drinkability over depth. In addendum, this was likely an older bottle; I wonder if this would be sweeter/less dry fresh.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gpekar (493) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Poured a cloudy mahogany with a 2" creamy head. The head dropped to just a film over about 5 minutes leaving some light lacing. The aroma was mild with malt, dark stone fruit, bit of a tart citrus scent and some spice. The beer had a slightly light texture with a nutty flavor at first. The flavor is very smooth with a bit of a tangy taste and just a hint of some sour. The beer is very smooth, mild and easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPoole (284) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with a thick off white head that laces the glass. Aroma is roaste malts, sweet malts and grain. Taste is slightly creamy and smooth. Not bad easy to drink.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2016
F: big, off-white, good retention. C: deep amber, hazy. A: lambic style, sour tones, fruits. T: malty, sour tones, banana, dried fruits, medium body, good carbonation, may be not good to rate this but for this beer style such things should not happen, 341ml bottle from Eat Brussels 2016 festival.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skarecrow (225) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 9, 2016
355ml bottle BB 7/14/18 Sweet malty aroma. Hazy brown with OK head. Medium bitterness with a metallic note at the back end. A touch of yeast but otherwise rather thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (1097) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle into a wide mouth Kasteel stem glass. Pours semi cloudy brown with head and lace. Aroma of roasty malts, brown sugar, minerals and grains. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of roasty malts, minerals, tropical fruit rind, grains, rye, bitter herbs, floral hops. Overall big, rich, complex, compelling yet a bit rough, just like a damned one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (663) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 31, 2016
Look: copper, almost clear. Aroma is sweet, fruity with some spicy ethers and sweet malts, very light grassy and earthy hops. Taste: sweet with light sourness. Flavour: compote fruits, raisins, muscate, alcohol. Finish is spicy and tart. Good and similar to their tripel and quad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorkenstein (424) - - AUG 28, 2016
Bready malts, raisin skin, and honey. Taste is raisin skin, yeasty bread, vanilla, and some caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1975) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2016
Shared BOTTLE 341 ml. Dark red, big light beige with low retention. Baked apples with hint of nuts, sugar and alcohol. A bit straight forward. Sugar, cooked fruit, some heat, no hops. Kinda simplistic - sugar and booze.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadski (66) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Head dissipates really quickly. Maple brown appearance. Only detect malty aromas. Sparkly, light mouth feel. Molasses flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
googleimage83 (49) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
Very attractive dark caramel brown with persistent head and light lacing. Aroma is caramel with some banana. Taste is sweet and malty, with notes of banana, gingerbread, and light cherry. Finish is earthy and mildly boozy. Quite nice overall.


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