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Beer #112 – April 25, 2010: Maudite

June 3, 2010

Beer: Maudite

Brewery: Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle

Price: $10.99 / four-pack

Availability: Year-round

Glassware: Goblet

Strength: 8.0% ABV (alcohol by volume)

Drinkability: A light body contrasted with dark, rich flavors makes for an extremely drinkable brew.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Hazy chestnut hue with a thin, fizzy, off-white head.

Aroma: Mild aroma of malt, raisins and yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body with a fizzy carbonation.

Taste: An initial brown sugar sweetness is followed by mild fruit flavors of raisin and red plum with a dusting of cocoa powder.  Mild spicy notes of clove, pepper, and cinnamon come forward, melding nicely with the tingling carbonation and yeasty notes.  A dark flavored but light bodied Belgian, deceptively high in alcohol.

Pairing: Traditional Quebecois cuisine (rich stews like Tourtière) would make for an excellent pairing.

Trivia: Maudite means damned, and you may just be given the deceptive strength of this brew!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2010 10:23 pm

    This is a great beer. One of my favs! Your description is spot on and made me want to go out and get one right now!

  2. July 2, 2010 10:29 pm

    I will have to look for this one, I had 4 other Unibroue brews, but did not have the Maudite. This sounds right up my alley as I highly enjoy dark beers.

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