Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by enso:
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle to chalice. warmed slightly to approx. 50 F
Appearance: Crimson red and clear glowing. Velvety whipped head floats above a continuous torrent of bubbles and lingers throughout drinking.
Aroma: Heavenly. Tart fruit wafts up immediately and lingers. Warmth of the alcohol fills the nostrils pleasantly.
Flavor: Peppery carbonation masks the flavors at first. Tart fruit flavors are subdued. Some bready malty caramel. Yeasty bite along with carbonation. Fairly dry overall and definitely finishes thus. Any sweetness is briefly encountered in the middle. Tongue is left tingly with carbonation bubbles bursting after the sip has been swallowed. Sort of a scrubbing cleansing action giving the flavors an evanescent quality.
Mouthfeel: Spritzy, prickly effervescence. Some slickness as well. A drying sensation on the tongue. Moderate body.
Overall: An enjoyable beer. The flavor does not quite meet the expectations promised from the wonderful aromas and appearance. Perhaps some age would help with that. I would certainly try this beer again. There are enough complexities to suggest many different experiences to be had from resampling.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2008 01:43:34 | More by enso
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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.