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Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week": Unibroue Maudite

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Nov 21, 2007 7:00PM

2007_11_botw47.jpgOne never needs an excuse to drink a selection from Unibroue. We're on record with our claim that the Quebec brewery is the best in North America, and it's because the quality of their brews is unsurpassed and of the highest standard of all we've sampled. Even their entry brews, like La Fin du Monde, would be considered a reserve line for another brewery.

Maudite is one of our favorites. We're sticklers for balance: we love the bitterness and spice provided by hops and the sweetness of malted grain. This strong dark ale has both in spades. Maudite is rich in spices such as cloves and nutmeg, and teems in rich caramel malts. Let it set a while and you'll also pick up hints of plums and raisins on the palate. Maudite would be a great pair for your Thanksgiving turkey, however you prepare it.

Since this evening is a pretty huge amateur night for drinking, if you find yourself at Quencher's you and your friends should make it a mission to drink them out of Maudite. It's on tap there for, we believe, $5 a glass. If we get snow flurries, like Tom Skilling is predicting (just try to get the Cliff's Notes version from him, though), not feeling the cold will balance your drunken idiocy. You'll also find Maudite, and other Unibroue selections, at Warehouse Liquors in the South Loop. Unibroue Maudite is Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week."