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Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,228 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 629
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 63
Gots: 94 | 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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Photo of jlove5
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jlove5, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pourse a clar dark brown with reddish/purple highlights. A tan head large tan head forms and leaves plenty of lacing. The head recedes rather quickly to a thin head that never leaves.

Smell is of dark fruit and rum. Yeast and booze are present as well. A malty molasses and some spice round out the aroma. Wow, I am in for a treat.

Tasty is malty, fruity, with some more nutty malt in the middle. A slight earthy bitter aftertaste finishes the flavor.

Texture has some bite from the alcohol, but not too much. Plenty of carbonation for the medium bodied beer makes this pretty drinkable.

A very complex smell that isn't followed up in the flavor. Still a very excellent beer, one I would gladly drink and recommend.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of mechanicalprints
4/5  rDev -0.7%

mechanicalprints, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Archimedes
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Archimedes, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 16/2/12

A hazy dark amber with a short lived large beige foam that ends up with a thick film that leaves random patches of lace

S raisins, plum and brewers candy with some spice, yeast and booze

T a little toned down from the smell with less spice and candy, some apple I didn't smell, a little faint but decent

M a little thinner then expected, slightly foamy and a little heat from the booze

O not a bad beer but missing something to put it up there with the truly great brews

I didn't mind this brew but I wasn't blown away by any aspects, I think you could buy better beer with less money

wordemupg, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

MrVonzipper, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Peyton5410, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bostonryan, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of seanballs
4/5  rDev -0.7%

seanballs, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of RollBeerTide
5/5  rDev +24.1%

RollBeerTide, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Thieves
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Thieves, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Fitzmke, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

rusty3335, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of bkaj21
4/5  rDev -0.7%

bkaj21, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 03 2014

Beer is dark amber, fairly red in colour. Decent-sized beige head, thick and solid looking. Head dissipates at a moderate pace, but leaves behind a pretty substantial film. A bit of lacing.

A very fruit-filled smell. Lots of raisin, grape, plum. Some cherry. Brown sugar is strong as well, accompanied by Belgian yeast. Quite pungent. Nice smell, fairly typical for a dubbel but good.

Taste is not quite as strong as the smell, but is very similar and still good. The dark fruit is still the strongest element. Quite sweet, with brown sugar flavours. Like the nose, I would say a good example of a standard dubbel. No tricks, but none needed.

Pretty high carbonation level, but it works for the beer. Medium bodied.

Overall, a tasty beer and a very faithful example of the style: almost the archetype of a dubbel. There are better dubbels out there for sure, but there is really nothing wrong about this one. Good in every respect.

jrenihan, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of matjack85
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. 11oz serving served in its own Mardseus glass for $8.

The beer poured a clear crimson red color with a 2½-finger tan head that lasted several minutes and left very good lacing. A beautiful looking beer.

Toffee and brown sugar aroma with a mix of figs and plums.

Lots going on in here. At first you get a sweet toffee and brown sugar flavor, but then it turns more bready and fruity with a plum, red grape, and tart cherry taste. I also pick up a little bit of licorice flavor. There's even a bit of earthy hops. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish and aftertaste.

Smooth and medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

This is a nice sipping beer to be enjoyed and savored.

matjack85, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

cartwar, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

rabiddawg, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Maredsous goblet at Durty Nellie's.

Yeah, paying cover sucks, but the stamp tonight is at least interesting... This stuff pours a clear mahogany topped by a bit less than a finger of cream-khaki foam. The nose comprises fig, brown sugar, light orange zest, toffee, and Belgian candi sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some clove, light cinnamon, honey, and very light cocoa. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery-style smooth feel. Overall, a nice, easy-going dubbel, something I could see throwing back a few times at the bar, but not necessarily something I would consider in the upper echelon of Belgian beers.

TMoney2591, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Kahlerbock, Feb 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

LJWalker, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of KevinSP
5/5  rDev +24.1%

KevinSP, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

rogerthegill, Jan 30, 2012
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
91 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.