Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by divineaudio:
4.6/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
330ml bottle into a tulip. best before date clearly stamped on the back.
pours a deep, hazy garnet color with copper highlights. halfway through pouring i already had a three finger head, and had to wait for it to calm down before pouring the rest of the beer! head eventually settles to a thin cap and leaves clouds of sticky lace in the glass.
smell is nutty, spicy and a little musty. getting notes of clove, cinnamon, banana, and maybe some fig. has a bit of an astringency in the nose as well. taste follows with carmel malts, some spice in the middle and a dry, sugary sweet finish. hop character is mild, and alcohol taste is extremely well hidden. this would go great with banana bread after a big holiday dinner.
feel is the fuller side of medium and slightly chewy. has a lot of co2, but less than most of the other belgian beers that i have tried. very slight alcohol warming happening.
this beer quite literally disappeared from my glass. dangerously drinkable considering the 8% abv. i'm definitely going to seek out more of this.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2010 02:18:57 | More by divineaudio
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
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown in color with a light amount of fine visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and a moderate amount of crimson red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film, a mottled thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of dark and lightly toasted malts with some toffee sweetness and moderate aromas of dark fruits (mostly cherries).
T: Upfront there are moderate to slightly stronger flavors of dark, toasted, and slightly burnt chocolate malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of dark fruits (cherries stand out) but without much associated sweetness. Finally there are light to moderate amount of spicy yeast in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: A little easier to drink than some other Dubbels and there is a nice complexity to both the flavor and smell of this beer. Alcohol is well hidden and there is not as much sweetness as some of the other examples of the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 23:38:28 | More by dbrauneis
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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