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Maudite

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

Abbey-style beer (similar to a double)

Color

Red amber

SRM

18

Clarity

Cloudy

Head

Dense beige foam

Bubbles

Fine

Effervescence

Slow and sustained

IBU

22

Body

Medium

Aftertaste

Pleasant, lingering

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Maudite

8% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 8 12
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 1992
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
When La Maudite launched, its 8% alcohol content made it the first strong beer brewed in Canada. Its warm and spicy character, which was unique at the time, called for a blasphemous name.

History

Without a doubt Unibroue’s best-known beer, La Maudite is inspired by abbey beers and Belgian double-style ales. It first hit the shelves in 1992 and took the province by storm with its 8% alcohol content, making it the first strong beer available in grocery stores.

That’s where the idea came to tie its name and branding to a pact signed with the devil. The illustration of the “chasse-galerie” (or flying canoe) from a beloved Quebec legend captures the spirit of the beer.

Unibroue

Color

Red amber

Nose

Malt, orange, spices with aromas of coriander and cloves, and hoppy floral notes.

Flavor

Velvety palate of caramelized sugar and marmalade, slightly roasted with a spicy finish.

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Aging process

Potential

Like good wine, Unibroue’s fine beers have flavors that develop with age. Over time they become smoother, sometimes revealing notes of honey and candied fruit and developing a more assertive and lasting flavor. This phenomenon is known as “maderization” and is similar to the aging process of dessert wines like port.

Preservatives

Oxygen is the mortal enemy of beer because oxidation creates a stale, flat flavor. The yeast added to the bottle of Unibroue products triggers natural fermentation, consuming excess oxygen and preventing the beer’s CO2 from oxidizing. This enhances the beer’s aging potential. The high alcohol content of certain Unibroue products also lends itself well to aging by acting as a natural preservative.

Preservation methods

Store bottles upright in a cool dark place at a stable temperature between 46ºF and 61ºF.

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Format

Maudite

341 ml

Maudite

750 ml

Maudite

Draft

Aging process

3 to 5 years

34 Awards

  • 19
  • 12
  • 3
  • World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2014
    • 2013
    • 2012
    • 2010
    • 2009
    • 2008
    • 2006
    • 2002
    • 2001
    • 1998
    • 1997
    • 1996
    • 1995
  • Les prix du publique – Volet bière (People’s award – beer)
    • 2017
  • World Beer Awards (London, UK)
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2014
    • 2011
    • Category
      Canada’s Best Belgian Style Dubbel
  • Denver International Beer Competition
    • 2015
    • 2013
  • Globe & Mail
    • 2010
  • Australian International Beer Awards
    • 2009
    • 2008
    • 2007
    • 2006
    • 2005
    • 2004
  • Canadian Brewing Awards
    • 2008
  • Mondial de la bière (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
    • 2007
  • World Beer Cup
    • 2002
    • 2001

Tasting

Suggested glass

Balloon

Balloon

Beer and food pairings

meat
  • Poutine
  • Grilled steak
  • Indian dishes
  • Spicy food
  • Tomato-based dishes
  • Pulled pork
  • Chorizo
fish
  • Trout and salmon
  • Red mullet or snapper
  • Grilled tuna
salad
  • Hummus
  • Tomatoes
cheese
  • Semi-soft washed rind cheese
  • Salty blue cheese
  • Fresh goat cheese with herbs
  • Emmental
  • Beemster aged Dutch cheese
chocolate
  • Créme brûlée
  • Pouding chômeur (poor man's pudding)
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