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Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,142 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 55
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

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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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a creamy off white head that dissipates quickly but still leaves a nice layer on the beer. The beer itself is an opaque purple with a little bit of red. The smell has a dark fruit smell balanced with some floral hops. Belgian sugar notes are also present with a bit of a malt sweetness and grain smell as well. The taste is similar to the smell. Dark fruit notes dominate the palate. A floral hop taste is also present but get a little lost in the sugar and caramel malt notes. The mouthfeel is smooth and heavy bodied with some biting carbonation. The beer is actually fairly light with a slightly dry finish. Overall, a fairly good beer that I'll probably revisit again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 02:33:43 | More by HattedClassic
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-07-2014 16:00:50 | More by HoppySeb
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-07-2014 02:49:54 | More by vhmf1978
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Triat00

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

06-05-2014 23:31:16 | More by Triat00
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Stephenshannonsmith

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

05-31-2014 05:28:46 | More by Stephenshannonsmith
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-30-2014 19:11:56 | More by Socialiste
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Nightwish1094

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-30-2014 10:16:09 | More by Nightwish1094
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-27-2014 01:51:38 | More by Latarnik
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Weisseguy1

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-25-2014 20:38:24 | More by Weisseguy1
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-20-2014 02:17:52 | More by ThisMoonlife
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 18:54:13 | More by PappyVans
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 08:47:05 | More by kingston2
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My wife bought me a 750 ml bottle of this on recommendation of a beer person at one of the better liquor, beer and wine shops in Minneapolis. She done good.

This pours a thick, light tan head of three fingers height into a tulip. The deep, clear, red-brown color has a bright core when held up to the light. Most impressive. The smell is rich and sweet with toasted, not roasted malts. The taste is a mix of sweet and dry in excellent balance, different from the nose and pleasantly so. Thick and malty with little carbonation and the perfect amount of hops to keep it from being cloying, giving it a dry backbone. The alcohol is buried in the blend of flavors, dark fruits and caramel. The feel is medium to full bodied, heavy on the tongue, but with a short finish.

Overall, I'd get this for myself if even better quads and strong darks weren't also available at the same price. It was an excellent experience, though, and I can't thank my wife enough for buying it for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 03:02:30 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-16-2014 16:13:14 | More by athomasPSU
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HenriqueBrumano

Brazil

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-15-2014 20:16:07 | More by HenriqueBrumano
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-15-2014 01:59:31 | More by CraigTravor
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-14-2014 11:51:34 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-12-2014 17:28:19 | More by harsley
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JakeSmith

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

05-10-2014 21:04:45 | More by JakeSmith
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Taking one hit for the team as I am not always the biggest dubbel fan, but the last St. Bernadus was quite tasty, how is this gonna be? Best before April 2016, alright!

Might be one of the best looking dubbels I've seen, hard to say. A gorgeous deep red and dark ruby brown body, with a roaring column of fire in the middle. You have to hold it up to a bright direct light, but it looks like hell inferno, with it's opaque and solid red glowing appearance. Head is creamy and fluffy makes about two fingers tall, with soapy retention, and good clumping puck. Magnificent looker.

Once again a solid nose. Hints of cream and dark fruit that resonates between fig and dark cherry. A real nice bakery brown bread that lingers with hints of caraway seed and light toasty grains. Boy I am digging this, it really sneaks up on you. Loving where this is going.

Oh my palate really delivers nicely. Subtle cherry warmth, and a very dry crisp finish. The bouquet seems to hint at a big thick powerful body, but it's light, effervescent, crisp, but with a playful aromatic and soft and airy palate feel. Hints of flavorful vanilla cream, soft cherry fruit, mild raisin, and a bit of crackling toasted grain. The sweetness on this beer is just perfect, not heavily sucrosed.

I am usually not a fan of this style and I think this is the best one that I have ever had, and that to me says all I need to know.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 00:41:41 | More by smakawhat
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-03-2014 23:00:32 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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FLima

Brazil

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brown ruby color with a thick beige head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of prunes, cherries, caramel, licorice and Port Wine.
Nice flavor of chocolate, grainy and roasted malts, prunes, mild piney and earthy hops, Belgian yeast, raisins, caramels, salt, ginger and cloves, figs, candied sugar, pepper bell and cherries. Dry aftertaste with a residual fruity, cocoa and roasted taste.
Medium to full body with appropriate carbonation and a velvet and slightly acid feeling. Alcohol of 8% abv is completely absent.
Great brew. In my opinion this is a hard to beat Dubbel that is generally overlooked. Very complex with perfect execution and consistently good. World class to be revisited with some frequency.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 21:48:59 | More by FLima
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gtank

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2014 18:48:37 | More by gtank
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-30-2014 23:35:11 | More by JohnSnowNW
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-27-2014 21:58:44 | More by koopa
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
90 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.