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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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml Bottle from The Cave, Glasgow (£2.80):
Caramel brown to mahogany & a 1cm, foamy white head with great retention & a creamy texture that leaves good lacing too.
Sweet with a lot of sugar & over-ripe fruits, some figs, cherries & plum too. Lots of sweetness & dark fruits to this one along with a boozy, alcohol laced aroma. Some caramel and a great balance on the nose.
Very sweet & sugary with figs, dates & cherries plus lots of sugar coming from all of these. A definite alcohol taste to this one is areas and some caramel too that adds to the sweetness and some malts too.
Smooth & incredibly sweet with a lot of carbonation & some alcohol coming through. Medium bordering on light bodied in places with a slightly dry finish.
Started great with the look & the smell of the beer impressing in particular, sadly the taste couldn't match the start with the sweetness overpowering the taste in places & the beer seeming a little bland occasionally. It is definitely up there with some of the best looking beers I've had but the taste let it down sadly.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 07:41:27 | More by flyingpig
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
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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