Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by kemoarps:
3.58/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice mahogany under a pillowy khaki head that lasts and lasts lacing the glass nicely as i drink.
Im not getting much off the nose but a hint of malty raisins with a follow of mild bitterness bordering on sour.
Its not nearly as sweet as i had anticipated. This isnt a bad thing, just different than i had expected. Almost a prune bitterness to it. Belgians are typically driven by either their fruit hints or the herbs/spices present in the finish. In this case its that prune fruit flavour that drives this beer. Theres amalt underneath and a bittering finish that combine to mask the 8%aliens/gods/whatever quite well.
Highly carbonated but deceptively smoothe and clean on the palatte for its size.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2012 03:29:41 | More by kemoarps
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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
4.24/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Beautiful chestnut body and head, rocky, lasting, lacing. Yes it matters!
S: Liquor like, Cointreau, is the first impression, along with lots of grass, then blend of dark malts with plenty of fruit notes: apple, plum, figs, cherry. Want more of it, still subtle as it warms.
T: Follows the smell, again with the after-dinner drink quality. In this case, savored on the ferry home. Flavorful, malty dark caramel, spice, brown sugar, cocoa, latte, and stout. Sweet, fruit liqueurs, followed by drying, slight bitterness, into a crisp, roasty finish. COMPLEX!
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus w moderate carbonation.
O: Must try. Unusual grassy and liqueur like Belgian. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 23:14:30 | More by Act25
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
90 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.