Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by AccidentalKate:
4.35/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: A deep Mahogany with a nice of-white head that lasts. And when it does dissipate, it leaves quite a nice bit of Belgian lace.
Aroma: Sweetness hits first, but lightly. Deep savory fruits seem to be present, such as figs and raisins. A very interesting aroma.
Taste: Malty, with a hit of acid in the back. The fruity aromas translate very well into the taste, with complex fruit flavors with a hint of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Body isn't as deep as a porter, but not as light as a pale ale. Sort of in between. Light carbonation is there to support the flavor of the beer, rather than overwhelm it. Quite nice.
Drinkability: Probably the second most favorite beer I've ever tasted. Complex without being overpowering, and the grain takes precendent with hops almost no where to be found. This? This is the beer I was looking for when I said "There's gotta be something other than lagers."
Serving type: on-tap
06-23-2009 03:19:49 | More by AccidentalKate
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml Bottle from The Cave, Glasgow (£2.80):
Caramel brown to mahogany & a 1cm, foamy white head with great retention & a creamy texture that leaves good lacing too.
Sweet with a lot of sugar & over-ripe fruits, some figs, cherries & plum too. Lots of sweetness & dark fruits to this one along with a boozy, alcohol laced aroma. Some caramel and a great balance on the nose.
Very sweet & sugary with figs, dates & cherries plus lots of sugar coming from all of these. A definite alcohol taste to this one is areas and some caramel too that adds to the sweetness and some malts too.
Smooth & incredibly sweet with a lot of carbonation & some alcohol coming through. Medium bordering on light bodied in places with a slightly dry finish.
Started great with the look & the smell of the beer impressing in particular, sadly the taste couldn't match the start with the sweetness overpowering the taste in places & the beer seeming a little bland occasionally. It is definitely up there with some of the best looking beers I've had but the taste let it down sadly.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 07:41:27 | More by flyingpig
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
90 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.