Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Dark body with a deep red oak hue. Generates a very generous quantity of head (approx. 3 fingers). Head is a very pale tan and its structure is rather tight and creamy. Head retention is long with the light brown luscious mass staying on for several minutes before settling down to a rock uneven layer with tufts of lace stuck to the glass; very similar to its Moortgat cousin Duvel and at least visually (definitely not taste, smell etc) the Maredsous is like a dark Duvel, a Duvel Dunkel perhaps???
This Dubbel has a very well structured aromatic profile. A mild barnyard yeast funk sits splendidly with a chewy malt note. Roasted and toasted dark fruits also make themselves known here.
After tasting there is a good comparison to iced coffee and moderately sweet chocolate. Molasses and sticky treacle are also alive in the palate.
Carbonation is almost text book perfect in terms of how it balances the aroma and taste profiles. Alcohol is only just noticeable and the beer most certainly settles into itself as it warms up towards room temp. Very good.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2010 12:30:00 | More by SleepyMonk
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4.1/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330 ml bottle into chalice, best before 8/2014. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, caramel, toast, brown bread, molasses, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness/tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dubbel style. All around nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 22:47:49 | More by superspak
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
90 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.