Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.83/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Maredsous 8. Served in its own glassware.
Dark reddish chestnut color with a coat of lace film from a depleted head of light tan. Looks regal.
Mild notes of grape and plum with light phenols pushing fruity medicinals to the nose. Has a near caramel malt backbone with enough Belgian yeast pizzazz to confound you.
Malty raisin, plum, and fresh fig hovers over surfacing alcohol and rosewater. Characteristically earthy with barley grain and steeped nuttiness among other yeasty esters. Has mild sweetness and a slight tobacco note that accents the husky malts. Phenols are bigger now and there is a plastic-y note that I could pass on.
Lighter in body than one would expect, but still retains a velvety smoothness. The light, but perky, carbonation aids this.
A well-to-do dubbel, for style. Well-balanced and supple. Booziness is kept at-bay, for the most part.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2013 15:06:05 | More by thecheapies
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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.