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Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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90
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1,253 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,253
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 68
Gots: 107 | FT: 2
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zerk on 01-07-2002

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby color, with a magnificent tan head that lingers. Smell is of dark fruit and malt, maybe a bit of bananas. Taste is of dark chocolate and brown sugar, very little hop flavor. The 8% alcohol makes its presence known towards the end of the taste, but quickly moves into a crisp, smooth finish that lingers pleasantly on the tongue. Mouthfeel is effervescent, with medium body. Drinkability is high, if you are into malt. This is a well-done belgian, I will have to try the 10.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Toronado:

This is a strange Dubbel compared to what I've had so far. Very malty, with elements of chocolate, caramel, and dark fruits. A much darker look and flavor than your standard Dubbel. Alcohol is pretty much undetectable. Very slight yeast notes, which I found to be unusual for this style of beer. This brew is good, but not great.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cola brown with an almost yellow head.

S: Smacks of prunes/dates/dried figs and butter of all things. My friend can smell canola spread.

T: Bitterness and cinnamony Coca Cola are the first discernable flavours. As it warms I get the classic Belgian prunes and dried figs but none of the laquer/nail varnish like in bigger Belgian ales. Almost at room temperature and rhubarb is really punching through. Bread pudding also springs to mind. In fact it's doughy. The fruitiness is very residual, leaving a lovely long aftertaste. Red wine because quite perceptible then.

M: Frothy and light. Lets it down.

O: Initially somewhat unrefined but opened up as it warmed. It was probably best at just below room temperature. Never been bowled over by the dubbel style and this was no exception. Great flavour but too light and frothy for my liking.

Photo of BGDrock
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

Appearance: pours a nice medium brown; slight haze; good head with big suds; hint of red like a plum

Aroma: fruitiness, hint of grapes; some coffee, banana

Taste & Mouthfeel: medium-heavy carbonation; not as sweet as expected, nice lightly bitter finish; hint of roasted coffee; cherry notes; medium body

Overall: complex flavour and well balanced with good mouthfeel - a great all around beer

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My 500th review. I thought it would be nice to review a Dubbel since it was the first type of beer I ever brewed and a favorite style.

(Best before 11/09) 750 ML bottle Caged and corked > Chimay Goblet

The color is a wonderful red-hued amber color with some brown tints as well. Gyser-like carbonation twirls and spirals quickly to the top to create this monster, sea-foam-like head that is bubbly around the edges and very creamy and even in the middle. It's at least three-fingers deep. As it dissipates slowly the head becomes clumpy and rocky looking with massive amounts of sticky foam clinging to the edges. This is a wonderful look, damn these Belgian's make a great looking beer.

Sweet malt hits the nose first, with caramel and toffee sweetness, sour concord grapes, cinnemon and nutmeg. Wet earth, grassy, spicey, and peppery hops. Big aroma.

This is much more herbal dominated than I would've expected. The sweet malt is a bit wet and dull for the stlye. The yeast and hops really take the forfront with a cinnemon and herbs flavor becoming earthy, peppery and bitter. Sour red grapes and a very mild heat make for nice depth but still not as complex as I would hope. The hops and yeast being so dominant really throws off the balance.

Despite the flavor not being up to par for me, everything else about this beer is amazing. The feel is full-bodied and lucious, smooth with a lively body. Just right.

Pair this brew with some Extra sharp cheddar cheese and some of that malty sweetness that's lacking really pops out much more after a mouthful of this.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very impressive Dubbel which could disguise itself like a toned-down tripel- nice glowing amber pour with a layered lacing like no other. Belgian yeast aromas- spicy fruity. Dry and sweet on the tongue- sweeter than I expected, but it works well with the extreme spice. Big alcohol presence, somewhat too much, but after a few sips, it fades. Recommed to all for a Dubbel with some muscle.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very nice dark brown/orange almost black ale. Pours a nice full and strong off white head that has some creamy characteristics.

S: Sweet brown sugar, some vanilla. A little caramel, nuts. Also has a nice dark red fruist/cherry alcool smell. There are spices also present on this beer.

T: Just like the smell, almost word for word. Nice sweet brown sugar and vanilla. A very small hint of caramel. There are also big notes of nuts. The dark fruits flavors are still there (although the alcohol is a bit too strong tasting for such a beer). The alcohol, even if it's a bit strong, has a nice warm. Eventually, there are the habitual spices taste on this dubbel (cloves and pepper).

M: Just a bit over average. It is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Kinda creamy for a dubbel, which is nice. Strangely, it seems to water down when the beer goes over 16-17 degrees Celsius.

D: Good drinkability at first. But after 3, the strong alcohol taste will stop you.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Valhalla Table and served in a chilled 16 ounce shaker. Something isn't right here. Oh well, on to the beer:

Amber brown in color. The head retention is solid and there's also a solid amount of lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma is right on the mark. Dark fruits, prnes, pairs, and even dry chocolate. Fun stuff.

It's all good in the taste. Bakers chocolate, cocoa powder, pears, hints of dark fruit types, Theere's a little bitterness found in this dubbel, not just another really sweet Belgian. the alcohol content is inserted well into this beer, and being not too bubbly in the mouth, creates a beer that is easy to approach. In the finale, bitter cocoa powder sits on the palate in the aftertaste.

It's good in a cold shaker, but imagine it served in it's own, unchilled glassware. This is recommended.

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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle purchased at Ommegang. Date is 10/4/14 so tasted about 8 month before best by date.
Beautiful pour, Light brown with red. Tan head that is very thick and fluffy fills about 1/4 of the glass.
Sweet smell of cherries.
Big fruity taste and a good warming feeling , you know there is alcohol in there.
A very good dubbel.

Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
90 out of 100 based on 1,253 ratings.