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Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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90
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1,255 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,255
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
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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Photo of Scotsman
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is best when available from the tap but it is still great in the bottle. This is such a great beer and very consistent. It was a staple at my favorite European style bar here in the states. It has fruity notes and no bitterness. It is amber to slightly dark with a little head. Very refreshing.

Photo of biercycle
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of cisteve
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of woosterbill
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle into a Maredsous goblet.

A: Clear brown body under a finger of fine tan head. Great retention and lacing. Excellent.

S: Raisin, plum, toffee, marzipan, and alcohol. Very sweet, fruity, and pleasant.

T: Follows the nose, but with more emphasis on the malt and less on the fruitiness. Good balance of sweetness and booziness, but a little short of being impressive.

M: Ultra lively, bubbly, frothy, explosive. Overcarbonated, plain and simple.

O: Enjoyable but not memorable.

Cheers!

Photo of TheResidentialOP
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Leschber
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of conradh
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Nate
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BGDrock
3.97/5  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

Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JohnKMcC
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Buschyfor3
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz draft, served in a chalice @ O’Bannon’s Taphouse, College Station, TX

A: The pour produces a hazy reddish-brown body with lighter ruby highlights; the body is topped off with an off-white, slightly rocky head about a good finger and a half deep; head retention is solid, and nice patterns of lacing cling to the side of the glass.

S: Pleasing malty aromas dominate the nose at the start – dark malts, dark fruits (raisin, plum, cherry); some sugary sweetness, like a caramel note; bready and yeasty with a bit of peppery spice on the tail end of the nose.

T: A wealth of dark, bready maltiness – brown bread, slightly burnt breakfast toast and toasted nuts, interspersed with flashes of dark fruits ranging from prunes to raisins to cherries; a second push of sweetness comes as the dark fruits transition through a wave of caramel and molasses before giving away to a buttery, nutty flavor; the spicy notes from the nose kick through to the finish, partly from the Belgian yeast and partly from the alcohol that begins to perk up with a bit of a peppery blast. Nice complexity.

M: A nice slickness across the tongue; medium-bodied, with enough carbonation to keep the body from feeling too heavy, but moderate enough to compliment some of the heavier, complex dark fruit and malt characteristics.

O: A pleasant Belgian dubbel and one that packs a hidden punch as the alcohol is not prominent on the palate, but it makes its presence known through a gradually rising warming sensation deep within. Definitely a beer to savor, as more than a glass or two will have you firmly in the alcohol’s grip. What we have is a quality Belgian dubbel, on par with the likes of those offered by St. Bernardus. This is made even better by the fact that it is Wednesday night at O’Bannon’s, and that means half-price Pint Night, so this $8 beer is now only $4 – and you cannot beat that!

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

rich rich dubbel. pours last last possible shade of red before it becomes a velvety chocolate brown color, nice lathery white head. smells like sweet toffee and malts, almost like a heathbar cookie, molasses, and a aromatic belgian yeast. flavor is also very complex and layered, with that same toffee tone and a delicate dried fruit sweetness. the yeast is the shiny penny in this beer though, huge bouquet reminds me of late summer, slightly tart and dry too. feel is lovely, good carbonation, fuller body, and a very well hidden alcoholic element. just picking up a bit of warmth as it goes down and settles. this is a great beer on tap, ive heard mixed reviews about the bottled version, but my specimen was exceptional.

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3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into Leffe chalice. Dark mahogany colour, medium tanned head, hazy clung to the side of the glass. Smelled rasins and grape. Tasted notes of red wine, had strong hints of dark chocolate, long slightly bitter finish the 8%abv was well hidden. Smooth texture. Good beer but needs ageing to reach it's full potential.

Photo of Merkur
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice dark brown with a good amount of foamy off white head.

Beer smells very richly of dried fruit and raisons. A bit malty as well.

Taste follows the nose very closely. Slightly sweet and very malty.

Beer is a bit thin on the mouthfeel. It could have been a bit more thick

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Danobold
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jneiswender
3.19/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this beer at Mead Hall in Cambridge. Served on tap in a brewery wine goblet.

Poured a murky brown body and an off white head. Smells very vinous. Tastes wine like as well. Jolly Rancher candy malt flavor. Very light on the palate.

Okay. Not a bad beer by far but I just don't get that much complexity beyond a very wine like flavor.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
90 out of 100 based on 1,255 ratings.