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Maudite

Judges Rating: 
85
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
14 / 20

You expect complexity in a Belgian-style ale and this one has plenty. The aroma has hints of spun sugar, plums, currants, and spices reminiscent of grains of paradise and allspice. The beer is hazy, light brown, beige, with substantial initial head and nice lacing on the glass. Though alcohol is apparent in the flavor, it is balanced with a plummy, pineapple character with a banana pepper spiciness, and some caramel and maple. The finish is dry and a touch bitter. This is a Belgian-style amber, but with complexity from the spices along with ample sweetness. What’s lacking is a subtle depth to the flavor combination, and an overall smoothness to the character.

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