Maredsous 8 - Brune | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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very good
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Maredsous 8 - BruneMaredsous 8 - Brune
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerk on 01-07-2002

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Photo of Stimack
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this brew for a while now and for some reason I decided that tonight would be the night to give it a try. The brew poured to a nice dark brown color in my chalice with a nice sized dark colored tan head that had nice retention while leaving some nice lacing. The aromas seem to suggest a rich malt scent which seem to have a roasted quality. Also noticeable is a rich fruit like scent that reminds me a little of cherries while a slight chocolate and alcohol smell seems to be there as well. Over all this is a nice smelling brew. The flavors are good, a sweet smell dominates the flavors at first which seems to break a little to a cocoa/chocolate taste along with fruit flavors that seem to not go along with what I was experiencing in the nose, as I am not picking up cherries but more of a fig/date taste. Has a very carbonated feel to it which goes nice. As this brew warms i am noticing more of a alcohol flavor at the tail end which gives it a nice warming feel. Over all this is a pretty good brew one I would get in the future.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very nice dark brown/orange almost black ale. Pours a nice full and strong off white head that has some creamy characteristics.

S: Sweet brown sugar, some vanilla. A little caramel, nuts. Also has a nice dark red fruist/cherry alcool smell. There are spices also present on this beer.

T: Just like the smell, almost word for word. Nice sweet brown sugar and vanilla. A very small hint of caramel. There are also big notes of nuts. The dark fruits flavors are still there (although the alcohol is a bit too strong tasting for such a beer). The alcohol, even if it's a bit strong, has a nice warm. Eventually, there are the habitual spices taste on this dubbel (cloves and pepper).

M: Just a bit over average. It is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Kinda creamy for a dubbel, which is nice. Strangely, it seems to water down when the beer goes over 16-17 degrees Celsius.

D: Good drinkability at first. But after 3, the strong alcohol taste will stop you.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich dark brown coloring with a crisp tan head
S: A chocolate aroma gives way to spice and sweet malt scents
T: Fruity sweetness balanced by a chocolate thickness gives way to a touch of hops toward the end
M: A slightly thick coating remains after each gulp
O: A pleasant beverage that hides the alcohol well, but the thickness gets old after a few.. suggesting progression to something a tad smoother

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Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4 out of 5 based on 1,431 ratings.
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