Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by benfons:
3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This beer has recently been rebranded. The name changed in Maredsous Brune in stead of Dubbel. Apparently this is part of a complete new look for all the Maredsous beers. On their website the brewer says it's still using the same recipe.
A: Nice thick head, beautiful redish brown colour. Head remains till the end.
S: Sour fruits, a hint of almonds, coffee and chocolate
T: Coffee, some fruits but not the sour ones of the smell, (i always have a hard time to point what is exactly). A slightly smokey aftertaste.
M/D Easy drinkable, carbonation a bit thin, alcohol is as should be.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2009 20:41:34 | More by benfons
More User Reviews:
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 1,142 ratings.