Maredsous 8 - Brune
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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From:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
 
Belgium
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #16
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,359
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 10.67%
Reviews:
683
Ratings:
811
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 16, 2022
Added:
Jan 07, 2002
Wants:
  110
Gots:
  217
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Rated: 4.02 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jun 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by marcrech from Brazil

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Drank 6/2/21 @ Hopleaf.

Semi-opaque brown/purple appearance.

Nice white head; minimal lace.

Candlewax, pipe tobacco, tart cherry & faint allspice notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Clove & mild tart cherry flavors up front; allspice & faint dry oak notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Smelled better than it tasted; good, not great.
Jun 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by nmann08 from Virginia

May 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by Askala from Spain

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750 ml corked and wired bottle, bought at Systembolaget, Sweden. ABV is 8%. Deep brown colour, big and lasting cream-coloured head. Nice aroma of malts, caramel, brown sugar, mild spices and Belgian ale yeast. The flavour is malty with notes of toast and brown candi sugar, the finish is mildly spicy.
Apr 27, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
De color marrón, con una dedo espumoso de buena retención. Cuerpo ligero y de textura oleosa. Con carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y frutos rojos. En boca predomina el dulce haciéndose presente la miel.
Apr 26, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clouded burgundy appearance with a large, dense, beige head and very good lacing. Yeasty, dark fruit, sweet malt aroma. Soft, almost lush, caramel malt taste; low keyed hop flavor; some woody/nutty traits. Rich, full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel, alcohol that is well hidden, and a mildly spiced, long lasting finish. While maybe not as complex as the Westy 8, this one still has a lot going for it.
Jan 29, 2021
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Rated by marion_district from Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
delicious complex belgian, spicy, easy to drink.
Oct 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.54 by DvdP from Netherlands

Sep 17, 2020
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
330ml bottle marked best before 02/2020. It's 08/2020 now, for reference

I crack it and it's boozy and fruity smelling, with a hit of wood and red wine butt-funk. Looks like root beer, not much head. Taste is stiff and wooden, but with a backend filled with a depth of flavor: root beer, cola, chocolate is hinted at, dark fruits, booze.

This one is a ripper, I think a little underrated on here
Aug 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Aug 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jul 15, 2020
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Mahogany color with red/orange hues. One finger of beige head settles a but, but retains at an eighth of an inch. Pencil thin ring of lacing.

S: Crusty brown bread, molasses, thin ribbon of caramel, dates, figs, and raisins. Lots of phenol action in the form of clove and black pepper. Whiff of alcohol.

T: Crusty and bready. Nutty. Big brown molasses impression, and flavors reminiscent of spiced rum too. Bit of caramel and cola. Stewed fruits. Dates, figs, and even some plum and red fruit. Dry spicy, with tastes of black pepper, big clove, and all spice being pretty prominent. Spicy alcohol is quite apparent too, though not hot. Lots of cola and spice on the finish.

M: Big, rich feel. Sense of weight is immediately lifted by stiffly scrubbing carbonation. A slight sense of stickiness is similarly sandblasted away. Round and chewy. Warming alcohol.

O: Quite good. A big and brawny dubbel with great dimension and complexity. Well worth seeking this one out if you’re jonesing for the style.
May 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jan 25, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.27/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bottle conditioned.
L- Pours with very slight haze, with minor sediment left in the bottle. 2mm ultra-fine off-white head, holds well.
S- Slightly spicy, but something potentially sour there as well.
T- The flavour is quite pungent with some sourness, I get some coffee notes too.
F- When I see Belgium /Benedictine Tradition/8% I associated with something rich, perhaps a 'winter warmer' type of beer. But this comes with some moderate sourness. The ABV% is well camouflaged.
O- I don't need a sour note in my beer of choice, something I wouldn't expect from a Belgian brown. The lable says it's 'refermented in the bottle'. Something I really can't figure out, it also states it's brewed in the 'Benedictine tradition', yet the ingredients include glucose syrup.
330ml bottle. BB: 08/2020
Nov 10, 2019
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Reviewed by jdurey from Korea (South)

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Leffe chalice from the bottle. Opaque brown with thick tan head that looks mesmerizing and won’t quit. A bit of chocolate in the nose and there’s the familiar dubbel smell. The first taste reveals caramel notes. A very drinkable beer considering the high abv. Feels full but not overly so. A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall the best beer of this style I’ve had.
Sep 13, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a bottle dated best before 9/2018. Deep brown color with a finger of tan head. Lovely caramel malt and raisin smell. Medium feel. Rich bready malt flavors with boozy raisins on the finish. Excellent!
Sep 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Jul 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jul 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
330ml bottle at Zhilam Hostel, Kangding, Eastern Tibet.
L: Hazy, red/brown with a massive, lumpy, long-lasting, khaki coloured head.
S: Big dose of sweet malt.
T: Robust, dark toffee & spiced fruit flavours. Gentle bitterness. Very sweet.
F: Rich, full-bodied & mouth-coating.
O: Lovely, smooth, Belgian bruin. A surprising, pleasant find in the back of beyond.
Jul 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.62 by Myara from Brazil

Jun 17, 2019
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Reviewed by edhardy22 from England

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Burgundy/Brown Colour and pours a very strong creamy head.
Sweet fruity and caramel aroma, fig in particular.
Bitter twist but with lots of malty notes.
Beautiful smooth carbonation and mouthfeel.

Really delicious brune definitely worth a try
May 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by CanadianGinge from Texas

Apr 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Shanex from France

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle poured into a Chimay chalice, leaving a solid 2 inches head after an aggressive pour.

Look: red, no lacing, the foam fades quickly enough. Certainly looks good all around. Let’s see how this smell...

Smell: raisins and hints of caramel, not unusual of many Dubbels. What does it taste?

Taste: caramel-sweetened bread, spice, dark fruits. Very tasty and thick.

Overall: I definitely love this one, Maredsous other offerings have never disappointed me. While it doesn’t reach the excellence of - said Westmalle Dubbel (#1 in the style in my book) it’s still is a delicious beer and worthy of your bucks, euros or pounds.
Mar 25, 2019
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
N28
Mar 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by deac83 from Texas

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Nov 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by NeoClassicist from New York

Oct 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by Eltrandos from France

Oct 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Stengelfoot from California

Oct 10, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by montybugg from Kentucky

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by dsippel from Illinois

Sep 27, 2018
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1494 ratings