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

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RATINGS: 2505   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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3.5
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Hazy dark orange with lacy tan head. Fizzy, yeasty, and moldy on the con side, malty and aromatic for pros. I'm not a fan of Belgian style ales but this one is tolerable.

4.1
icanrate (22) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
341 ml bottle. Sharp pop upon opening, pours a hazy red orange coppery color, with a big, foamy white head that stays a bit, and leaves some lacing. Bottle sediment. Delicious sweet but not overdone at all smell, fruitiness, doughy, smooth aromas, a touch of spice if you smell long enough, and a hint of alcohol. A little alcohol on the tongue you can taste, more malt, fruit, spice, and bitter hops, with a tangy finish, that comes back with the remnants of malt and ripe fruits, and a bit more bitterness. Not the thickest beer, but it's by no means a water beer either. Some carbonation, but not quite at the point of being too much or overtaking the rest of it. Quite satisfying mouthfeel. A nice n' good beer!

3.6
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Hazy honey color with a medium off white frothy head (bottle at Peel Pub). Yeasty smell, like bread, with some banana. Yeasty flavor, yet smooth with a good tongue. Minor bitter finish which hides the 8% ethanol quite well.

4
ghawener (1607) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JAN 6, 2004
Bottle: Cloudy golden, complex fruity and spicy taste with a strong underlying alcohol presence. Very good but I still prefer other Unibroues.

4.1
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Nice light fruit, very mild spice, and malt flavors. Some real good yeasty flavors that are not over done. I tend to like the sweeter, malty double style Belgians rather than ones with more phenolic flavors and a thinner body. This Belgian fit my preference well. Very good brew.

4.2
Agtronic (29) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2004
I have seen many of these Unibroue beers in local stores here for as long as I can remember, but never though of buying them, as I used to be more of a "bang for the buck, let's get drunk on Colt 45" kinda guy. As my taste for beer developped, I started trying better, more expensive beers. I've drank this one probably 10 times last month, and I'm absolutely blown away. First thing I noticed was how beautiful it looked in a Tulip glass, with it's thick long-lasting head. The first sip gave me shivers. The feel of the beer on the inside of my mouth was like velvet, smooth and thick. I'm not sure how people can tell which fruits are in a beer, but I definitely noticed a "spicey" quality. The flavor I thought was complex, as it had hints of everything in it. The after taste was very pleasing. There is a taste of alcohol, but it blends in very nicely, not dominating, and definitely a plus as I enjoy a strong beer. An absolutely delicious beer. Worth every penny.

4
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Another great, bold, Trappist-style ale by Unibroue. Dark sugars and spiced fruits give it a flavor makes this one an excellent choice. Like all strong ales, it's not for the weak.

3.6
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Fruity and malty aroma. Has a big white head that clings too the glass well. Nice dark copper colored beer. The flavor is fruity with some clove flavors and a slight yeasty and malty flavor. A very good belgian strong.

3.6
Tessic (1152) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2003
Nice pour, Aroma is amazing. Although this is a slightly a winey taste to it, it is complex. Hints of cloves, spices with tastes of fruits and alcohol.

4
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2003
Awesome! Poured in a tulip glass. Huge white, long-lasting fluffy head. Smells like yeast, fruit, malt. Taste is very nice: it's spicy, fruity, with many other complex properties. A great beer.


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