Maredsous 8 - Brune
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Ranked #17
Ranked #9,265
4.03 | pDev: 10.67%
Dec 04, 2021
Jan 07, 2002
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3.9 by marcrech from Brazil on Dec 04, 2021
4.09 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 25, 2021
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 24, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
4.09 by nmann08 from Virginia on May 23, 2021
3.91 by Askala from Spain on May 05, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

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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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by elnachooo from Spain

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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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by marion_district from Illinois

delicious complex belgian, spicy, easy to drink.

Oct 06, 2020
3.54 by DvdP from Netherlands on Sep 17, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

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
4.09 by Insomniac from Canada (ON) on Aug 05, 2020
3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jul 15, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

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
3.85 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Jan 25, 2020
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3.27/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by JonnoWillsteed from England

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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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jdurey from Korea (South)

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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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by detgfrsh from Texas

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
4.24 by RollDamnTide from Florida on Jul 26, 2019
3.9 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jul 23, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Spike from England

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
4.62 by Myara from Brazil on Jun 17, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by edhardy22 from England

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
3.96 by CanadianGinge from Texas on Apr 09, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Shanex from France

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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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by Mclusal from Colombia


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4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Oct 28, 2018
4.02 by NeoClassicist from New York on Oct 25, 2018
4.05 by Eltrandos from France on Oct 20, 2018
4.25 by Stengelfoot from California on Oct 10, 2018
5 by jeschaefer from Texas on Sep 30, 2018
5 by montybugg from Kentucky on Sep 28, 2018
4.15 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Sep 27, 2018
4.04 by dsippel from Illinois on Sep 27, 2018
4 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Sep 16, 2018
3.4 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on Aug 17, 2018
Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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