Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by ne0m00re:
4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured a 33 cL bottle into an oversized red wine glass to capture the aroma.
A: Mahogany with pink-red hues. Poured with a dense light tan head that slowly died to a medium film and lace. The lace REALLY clings to the glass; when I tip my glass to drink, it coats it like a shell of where the beer was touching the glass.
S: Cherry, dark berries, plum-raisin, all in front of an earthy sweet bread, with the alcohol coming off as a dry red wine. This is an amazingly complex bouquet.
T: Light, sweet bready malts serve as the backbone, but in the back of the mouth there is a musty, earthy, dry, bitter/tartness of dried fruit, again coming off as a dry red wine. The overall experience reminds me of Rochefort 10.
M: Moderately syrupy, with a crisp, sharp frothy carbonation that dies rapidly and an overall drying effect.
D: About average for the style.
Post-reviewing Note: After reviewing this beer, I read through some other reviews, and I have to thank DaveJanssen for using the term "metallic" in describing the flavor. This is right on with the "Rochefort 10" experience I described above.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2010 02:31:42 | More by ne0m00re
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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.