Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by goschool:
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: The pour is dark copper with a large tan foamy head that eventually rescinds to a large island covering most of the surface are.
Smell: The nose is extraordinarily phenolic. Other aromas present are sweet caramel, clove, bananas, cherries, blackberries, Belgian yeast, a bit of black pepper, and a tiny hint of Fabreeze from the alcohol.
Taste: As expected, the flavor profile is heavy on phenols, with plenty of molasses. It's not as fruity as it is in the aroma. In place of cherries and blackberries, are figs. There is also a little Hadley's date shake going on here. There's quite a bit of clove, Belgian yeast, black pepper, and a dash of bananas to round it all out.
Mouthfeel: This is medium-bodied and very dry with a sticky finish and lively carbonation.
Drinkability: The alcohol is really only apparent in the nose. I could taste it and I'm barely feeling it. This is a lovely dubbel with great character.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2008 08:55:07 | More by goschool
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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.