Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown in color with a light amount of fine visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and a moderate amount of crimson red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film, a mottled thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of dark and lightly toasted malts with some toffee sweetness and moderate aromas of dark fruits (mostly cherries).
T: Upfront there are moderate to slightly stronger flavors of dark, toasted, and slightly burnt chocolate malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of dark fruits (cherries stand out) but without much associated sweetness. Finally there are light to moderate amount of spicy yeast in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: A little easier to drink than some other Dubbels and there is a nice complexity to both the flavor and smell of this beer. Alcohol is well hidden and there is not as much sweetness as some of the other examples of the style.
06-29-2014 23:38:28 | More by dbrauneis
4/5 rDev -0.5%
330 ml. bottle. Brown colour with red hints when watching to the light. Huge dense head that lasts forever and marks a good lace on the glass. Smell of chocolate, dark fruits, spices, caramel, some wood character, like a port or sherry wine. Medium body, sticky and creamy palate, good carbonation. Taste of chocolate or cocoa, dark fruits, spices, caramel. A bit of an alcoholic finish.
06-23-2014 20:01:14 | More by janubio
4.21/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
06-13-2014 02:33:43 | More by HattedClassic
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
90 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.