Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by DirtybeerguyRI:
4.22/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
APPEARANCE: This dubbel pours just a shade lighter than a roasted chestnut with a sandstone-colored head. Once the head dissipates, it leaves behind a very delicate lace.
SMELL: The first whiff of this brew is a preview for a very complex beer: roasty malts and a mix of plums, citrus fruits, and anise.
TASTE: Overall, this is a medium-bodied Belgian ale that hits your tongue with a tone of crispness and a lush mouth feel. Once this beer fills the rest of your mouth, you'll get a wonderful mix of peppery spice and sweetness. The dry malts throw in a bready earthiness that's a pleasant surprise from a beer with a more floral and fruity nose. The dominant flavors are a deep fruitiness with the strongest notes being that of slightly over-ripe plums and figs with a hint of anise. The bottle recommends that this beer be poured at 42 to 50F. I would agree. Cool but not cold works best here.
DRINKABILITY: A very good beer, but not a session brew. The sheer complexity lends itself far more to sipping at a slow, leisurely pace. It's on the verge of being too complex, but stops just short. I don't think I'd want more than a 12-ounce snifter at a sitting.
VERDICT: It's a grand beer, but not for the faint of heart. The more sensitive your palate, then the more you'll enjoy this beer. If you have the chance to try this beer, then absolutely do it.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2011 00:41:28 | More by DirtybeerguyRI
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4.7/5 rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 22:47:02 | More by Jordiehowe
4.24/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Beautiful chestnut body and head, rocky, lasting, lacing. Yes it matters!
S: Liquor like, Cointreau, is the first impression, along with lots of grass, then blend of dark malts with plenty of fruit notes: apple, plum, figs, cherry. Want more of it, still subtle as it warms.
T: Follows the smell, again with the after-dinner drink quality. In this case, savored on the ferry home. Flavorful, malty dark caramel, spice, brown sugar, cocoa, latte, and stout. Sweet, fruit liqueurs, followed by drying, slight bitterness, into a crisp, roasty finish. COMPLEX!
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus w moderate carbonation.
O: Must try. Unusual grassy and liqueur like Belgian. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 23:14:30 | More by Act25
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
90 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.