Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.28/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 11.2 oz stubby brown bottle, “best before end” date on the back label. States that it is top fermented and refermented in the bottle.
Appearance: Tiny bubbled effervescent yet creamy looking light tan lace that stays around until the brew is gone. Shade of haze in the deep brown colour brew, though the light shows a vibrant yet tawny reddish hue.
Smell: Faint molasses and anise, fresh tart plum and black currant aromas are quite fragrant. Connotations of earthy yeast give hints to mineral, malt goes a little steely also.
Taste: Huge crispness with a smooth viscous mouth feel that shows off a sturdy medium body. Phenols lay down a hard spicy clove and medicinal flavour, alcohol plays a part in this also with a big spicy and sweet presence. Sizeable dry malt character throws around toasted husk flavours that are lightly astringent. Estery with dried fruity flavours that are reminiscent of pineapple and plum, alcohol has a touch of solvent flavour also but it is light enough and does not get in the way. Small amount of hops meld with the phenols to give a shaded bitterness. Quick snap of a sour twang in the middle disappears in the end, earthiness and a trace amount of smokiness bring more levels of complexity to further bring the finish in to everlasting.
Notes: Complex is not saying enough, so many levels of flavours that go around it is nearly too much. This brew is to be sipped and savoured and should be consumed at cellar temperature for optimum flavour. This is one Dubbel that does not take any crap.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2002 19:40:51 | More by Jason
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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
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
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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