Maredsous 8 - Brune
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Maredsous 8 - BruneMaredsous 8 - Brune
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From:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
 
Belgium
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #16
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,186
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 10.67%
Reviews:
686
Ratings:
1,506
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 19, 2024
Added:
Jan 07, 2002
Wants:
  113
Gots:
  217
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3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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High B / GOOD
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Rated by DanO1066 from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Draught 8oz snifter at The Brass Tap here in Baltimore
Oct 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Had the blonde and the tripel ages ago in Paris...the tripel was pretty good. Let's check the brune out.

Strong aromas of deep, dark malt and a little chococlate. Really complex. Alcohol is noticeable and inviting. Appearance is reddish brown, that glows in the fading light. Pretty and smooth head. This is a real deep dark brune...not red like some others.

Taste is a little effervescent, something I also remember from the tripel. Like there is a little too much carbonation. It's not smooth like a Chimay Bleu. As it warms up and settles, I think the taste and feel will improve. It does.

Still, the feel is quite thin and still effervescent. There is a light chocolatey aftertaste, and the initial flavour on the tongue is quite bitter, which I like. I really hate brune beers that are sweet. Luckily this isn't!. I had some pretty terrible brune beers in the past, mostly in Paris (Pelforth I think was quite bad).

Improves lots as it warms up and as the carbonation settles. Flavour is pretty impressive. It's like bitter powdered dark chocolate. There is lots of complexity and some of the flavours are almost similar to a complex red wine. Perfect for a winter's night in a bar with snow outside. Not that I am in a bar or that there is snow or that it's even winter, but it would definitely taste best then.

This is possibly the best choclatey beer that I have had. I think I prefer it just to the Chimay Red. It really improves as it settles and warms up. And actually it makes me feel happy. It doesn't even have a typical Belgian taste, as in a Duvel or a Tripel...it's a little more smooth, with more of a subtle Belgian malty kick. The balance between the dark malt with the bitter choclateyness, with the alcohol coming through, is a little heavenly. And it is made by monks, so I'm hoping by drinking this I will be more likely to go to heaven. I'd rather drink this than the wine they give you at communion/mass, for sure. It's great to know that my sins are being forgiven.

Critisicms? Takes a while to settle down. Not as smooth as a Chimay Bleu, but better than a Chimay Red. I think it's really amazing, better than I was expecting, as usually I prefer tripels, dark beers and mega hoppy IPA's from the West Coast. So it's surprising that I am giving this such a high rating, but it deserves it for sure.
Jun 15, 2023
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Reviewed by kdd230 from England

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Small bottle in Vientiane, Laos. Reddish brown colour with a short-lived light brown foam. Lively carbonation. Fruit and malt, some caramel and yeast. Balanced flavours. Delightful.
May 17, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 04, 2023
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Reviewed by BLT_UK from Wales

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Tobacco,Dried fruits and a small hint of chocolate. This beer has an ABV that will give you a small buzz, lovely medium mouthfeel and nice medium flavour. Bought this on a journey from North Wales to Belgium in a small Del Haize supermarket, if you like Belgian dubbel then be sure to try this, it’s a super example of what a double should taste like although not as good as Westmalle
Mar 05, 2023
 
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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
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1506 ratings