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Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,132 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 53
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 01-07-2002)
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Photo of eristicrat


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-18-2011 07:16:48 | More by eristicrat
Photo of mrshoes


4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

09-20-2013 22:22:06 | More by mrshoes
Photo of jibbyvonjibb


4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown. Slight haze.
S: Sweet toasted malts.
T: Toasted malt prominent, much more chocolaty than other dubbels I've tried and less candy sugar sweetness. Woody spice in aftertaste, but subtle.
M: Good carbonation. Medium body. Medium-dry finish.
O: Very drinkable. A clean beer with a charming toasted quality prevailing. I would put this on the level of Westmalle.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 06:54:08 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-26-2014 18:00:19 | More by hurshybear
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2012 21:52:06 | More by wilkinswesley
Photo of TheSupremeAJ


3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a bottle to a Duvel tulip a deep red-brown body, voluptuous foam filling the glass. Aroma is kind of sweet and boozey... alcohol aroma is strong. Flavor is actually very sweet and candylike... a balancing act of dryness, sweetness, and sourness. Reminds me of a sweet wine in a sense. Pleasant, albeit a tad overbearing. mouthfeel is a little thick and syrupy, astringent at the same time. Overall this is a decent dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 02:30:28 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-31-2012 01:40:46 | More by yankhawk
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-08-2012 00:21:22 | More by Shakerman
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-06-2013 18:14:14 | More by jwg782
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-23-2012 00:12:54 | More by lancecenter
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-28-2014 23:46:02 | More by irongator
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3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first Dubbel! Pours from a nice looking bottle a murky reddish-brown. Nice foamy head that lasts and lasts, and bands of lace that form with every sip. Smells of dried fruits, cherry especially. Tastes of black cherry, with a rather medicinal quality and an essence of clove. I'm not crazy about the carbonation (seems a bit fizzy to me), although that subsides as the beer warms. I get a nice warming feeling, but the alcohol is fairly well hidden.

All in all, not a pretty good beer, but I'm not sure it's worth the $2+ I spent for it...

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2004 13:08:13 | More by skybluewater
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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife said it tasted like, "the yummy part after biting a toffee apple". Bright, tart, sour green apple flavors followed by a nice candy-coated, burnt sugar crunch. Fairly one-dimensional, but classic in it's appeal. I would've expected a deeper or more complex mouthfeel, but as a washing-down-lunch beer, this worked out quite well.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2011 11:21:05 | More by burnheartsMKE
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-09-2013 20:28:31 | More by biernack
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This might not be the most outstanding flavoured abbey ale but it is very well rounded and complex. I hope I can find more of these on their own instead of being forced to buy the gift packs.

8 pours into the chalice dark with a nice dense fluffy head. It recedes to a thin layer with nice uniform lacing down the sides. The copper-brown colour is only seen when held directly in front of a light.

Great complex Belgian aromas with bready yeast, sweet malt with caramel, chocolate and candy sugar. Some herbal spiciness and tobacco in the background too.

Smooooth and creamy right off the top with flavours like the aromas. The malt strikes first with a touch of courseness from the fine carbonation making it crisp with a surprising dry finish. The alcohol is a little boozy (which I don't mind here) and there is a light mineral flavour in the aftertaste which is also lightly hopped.

Great stuff that should be tried by the Belgian lovers.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 02:45:40 | More by ecoastman
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-07-2014 21:28:35 | More by sephyrott
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Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just bought the Holiday package with all Three Maredsous Beers along with the Goblet Glass! fun.

Appearance - Beautiful pour of brown deliciousness. A wonderfully dense head that sticks around for the entire glass.

Smell - A nice light odor in my opinion. Chocolaty dates and raisins with a slight linger of alcohols. The interesting thing, as i take more and more sips, the complexity comes out more...CLoves, bitterness seem to be developing in the flavor. A Nice beer for sure.

Taste - Refreshing chocolate undertones with a dried fruit dominance. A bit on the alcohol side for me, i find as the taste develops the alcohol overpowers somewhat. But, a nice double to be sure.

Overall a nice Dubble but certainly not my favorite (personally). I would like to try this on tap in the unfiltered form.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 22:04:41 | More by jbonapar
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3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper with a small light head that dissipates quickly, leaving some lacing.

Smells lightly of dark fruits and dark sugar, not vry much else to notice it seems to me, a very faint nose.

Tastes of some (flowery?) fruits, plums, figs, raisins, some sweet dark malts and al throughout an unfitting sour, lightly astringent bitterness that doesn't fit in at all according to my palate. Un-balanced overall, but not undrinkable in any way.

Carbonation is stingy at a little hard, low-to mid bodied.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 18:04:00 | More by dqrull
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-11-2013 11:08:50 | More by felipeprates
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4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by my Whole Foods to pick up a 750ml bottle. Corked almost nailed me in the face when I removed the cage. Not cool.

Pour produced a very nice rusty brown body with ruby hues found around the edges, with a nice big ivory head that dwindled down to a nice fizz on top.

Deep aromas of candied sugar, dark fruits,caramel, and intense scents of spices and phenols are also present. It smells a lot more maltier than I thought it would be.

Wow! what a great Dubbel. It really delivered. Begins with a good crisp bite, with phenols and spices making a grand appearance followed by plums, figs, and molasses filling out the body nicely. Other flavors to note are dashes of dark caramel and dark sugar. Loved the finish, really reminded of a mild dark chocolate bitterness. Esters are also abundant throughout.

Mouthfeel was good. After the close encounter with the cork, I thought it would be a carbonated nightmare, but was proven wrong with moderate carbonation and a nice medium body.

Drinkability has a high marks from me. The alcohol was a pleasant welcome along with good carbonation on the tongue makes this a very good beer. Sessionalbe? maybe not, but is still a good beer.

P.S. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE CORK AND AWAY FROM IT. Just my personal experience. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 08:04:58 | More by Foxtrot
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-31-2012 18:37:47 | More by Leschber
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2005 03:18:32 | More by beertastegood
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-02-2013 02:28:48 | More by hogansct
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-01-2013 09:01:22 | More by simoen
Photo of Hex92


4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle

An excellent Abbey Dubbel.

Light head that disappears quickly, but it did lace the glass. Looks like a hint of red in the dark brown color. Really doesn't smell much like anything, but tastes fantastic. Dubbels are my favorite style of beer and this one doesn't disappoint. All kinds of flavors mingle in your mouth after a sip. Tiny bubbles make it go down smooth. Very nice beer overall. I wish I had another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 00:43:29 | More by Hex92
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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