Maredsous 8 - Brune - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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3.65/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Nothing wrong with this beer, but it's not as complicated and delicious as others in its style.
Appearance was outstanding. A perfect two finger tan head made my table mates want to order one of these. Brown colored beer.
The smell is pretty good. Some Belgian yeasts, some sweet maltiness, some dark fruits. But not as much smell as I'd like.
The taste is more sweet dark fruits, and sugary malt sweetness, with only a touch of hoppiness. Belgian yeasts come through here too. For an 8% ABV, I was surprised it didn't have a thicker mouthfeel. This is deceptively smooth and easy to drink, but it wasn't so awesomely good that I'd want several.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2011 22:28:53 | More by jar2574
4.4/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at the Sugarbowl in Edmonton in a chalice.
A - deep brown in color with a thick, one finger+ tan head that coast the glass in thick sheets of lacing
S - lots of dark fruits and caramel on the nose, some raisin and a hint of grassy/earthiness in the background
T - really complex with some initial hops bitterness that melts into a huge tangy, dark fruit/raisin backbone; some initial sweetness totally overtaken by the dark fruit
M - exceptionally smooth (perhaps a positive side-effect of being on tap). Literally velvety in the mouth with just the slightest hint of carbonation to offset it. Not boozy at all
D - goes down very easily; dangerous
This was a very delicious beer that can serve either as a nice sipper or can be quaffed with a vengeance! An excellent cold weather drink!
Serving type: on-tap
11-19-2011 22:07:36 | More by DoktorZee
3.5/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Maredsous 750ml poured into ceramic Maredsous goblet and a Chimay chalice as well.
A- Pours out with a dark brown body and a big light tan head. The head never disappears and ends as a nice thick pillow on the beer with a creamy texture. Lace is plentiful down the glass.
S- Mostly comes off as a mixture of Belgian yeast spice, caramelized dark sugars and dark fruit/raisins.
T- Belgian yeast driven ale with notes of spice, dark raisins, dark fruit (cherry, red), apple, clove, bread and banana. Malt is toasty, nutty and carmelized. The raisins and dark fruit (slightly medicinal) strike me as the strongest.
MF- Silky moderately thick body with a lower than expected carbonation level. Finishes off a bit bitter with some warmth on the palate.
A good Dubbel but it is a bit strong on the raisin and somewhat medicinal for me, not as carbonated as I would expect either. Just not as smooth as many similar ales.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 03:27:46 | More by cbutova
3/5 rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I am not a huge fan of Trappist beers. I get the whole “made by monks” thing, but they all have a similar flavor and never do much to impress me. But this bottle reminds me of something… I don’t know what, but it’s familiar. Regardless, there are three beers in this series, the 6, 8, and 10. Two of them are on our list. Tonight we drink the 8. I have no idea what to expect, but… the same. I hope I’m wrong. Prove me wrong monks!
In the Glass: This beer looks pretty in the glass. It’s got a distance head, and a nice ruby red, amber sort of body. It poured out of the bottle REALLY thick, yet doesn’t appear thick in the glass. The head sticks around for a while too, making me think this beer has a strong nose and some intense flavors. (It’s a trend I see in beers that smell and taste great.)
Nose: The nose is immediately sweet, then quickly turns into a copper overtone. The longer you smell, the more you think about the change in your pocket. After a few deep sniffs, you can almost taste the metal notes in the back of your throat. I sure hope this beer doesn’t taste like that!
Flavor: The beer starts weak, and has very little flavor to start. Then, as the beer circles round your palate, you start picking up the coffee notes… you start picking up the raisins that they talked about above, and then you settle in with a nice dry finish. The dry is something you long for though, even after the beer is gone.
Mouthfeel: There is a TON of carbonation in this beer. I mean, a ton. At first anyway. When you first take a drink, the front of the tongue is overwhelmed with dancing bubbles and you just want the drink to be gone. But as the drink settles, it stays on the tongue for a while leaving a blanket of flavor for your mouth to enjoy.
Aftertaste: I like the aftertaste, but it doesn’t last long. It is there, somewhat sweet, and then is gone before you know it. What does stick around is the dryness that you get in the nose. The dryness in the nose is that copper note that I was talking about. You never get the copper flavor though, which is nice. Like I said before, not a huge fan of beers made by monks… but I would order this one again. It’s solid.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 03:29:02 | More by rickyleepotts
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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