Maredsous 8 - Brune | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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89
very good
1,431 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zerk on 01-07-2002

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Ratings:
1,431
Reviews:
667
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

best before 07 2012, so i assume this is a couple years old. pours dark brown with a very tan head that holds and leaves splotches of lace. nose is cola, spice (licorice? anise?), and mildly burnt toffee. taste is cola, spice, toffee, brown sugar, overripe plum, date, wood, and a touch of roast and booze which translates rum and cokeish. a bit big for what i like in my dubbels, but full of flavor and seems like it has come together quite nicely. medium full body with plenty of carbonation, yet it somehow drinks soft and smooth. alcoholic dark fruit aftertaste with a slight chocolate roast kick in the finish. quite good, but a little hot and lacks real personality.

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Photo of Stocean1
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a thick off white two finger head into a maredsous goblet, beautiful crystal ruby colour - huge retention with sticky lacing all the way down the glass

Smell is floral hops and sweet malt, dark fruit

Taste follows the nose with plum and grape notes

Mouth is medium to full bodied with lots of carbonation, warming booze and balanced bitterness - very smooth and deceptively drinkable.

Excellent dubbel

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4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up with a best by date of 12/2010, a year older.... cork was a bit of a challange to remove

A-deep dark mahogany color with a nice head that held on for quite some time.

s-lots of candi sugar, toffee, figs and dates. Very sweet smelling almost like a wine.

T-very mellow smooth belgian candi sugar and dried fruits with a slight boozy finish. Also getting some black strap molasses flavors in the after taste.

M-very clean and crisp with good carbonation.

Overall-I will make sure I keep going back to get the same old bottles.

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Photo of MADhombrewer
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cork and Caged 750ml bottle. Best before date of 3/2013

Appearance- Light brown almost red. Big fluffy off white head. I kinda expected, or hoped for, something darker. Big chunks of lacing left behind. 3/5

Smell- Belgian yeasty bananas. Caramel. Bits of clove. 3/5

Taste- A little more hoppy than I expected. The Belgian yeast comes out at the end of the swallow. This is also very carbonated. Lots of "scrubbing bubbles" on your tounge. 4/5

Mouthfeel- Pretty thin. Would like a little more of a mouthfeel. 3/5

Overall- I was kind of hoping for something a little more fuller. In mouthfeel as well as taste. After pouring and smelling I thought the taste would be bland, but it was not. Still a little more dark fruit would make this much better. I also think the hoppyness is one of its saving graces. 3.5/5

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

Got it on tap at the Merry Monk in Albany, where it's served in a chalice.

A: Body is clear mahogany-brown in color with a solid off-white/light tan head. Leaves behind real good lacing.

S: Not terribly strong in the nose. What's there is sweet - fruity and malty.

T: Follows the nose, with caramel malt, ripe fruits, some dried fruits (figs, perhaps?) and a bit of spiciness. Finishes with a bit of dryness, and alcohol heat is felt in the belly.

M: Good fizziness; call the weight medium.

O: Solid stuff here. Enjoyable and tasty.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a hazy deep brown with a tower of off white head that wasn't going anywhere like most good Belgian Abbey beers
S - strong yeasty aromas of dark fruit, nutty with a big spice note
T - yeasty dark fruit and sweet caramel malt, light nuttiness, subtle hints of spicy and perfumy hops
M - big carbonation kick with a creamy feel that finishes with a light alcohol dryness
O - this is fantastic dubbel that has its own character with the added malty flavours of caramel and nuts, an easy drinker that could quickly sneak up on you and put you on your ass, a great holiday brew

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3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: Pours a deep amber color that is entirely clear with a finger of mocha colored head that us very fine in character and lingers beautifully, leaves a good amount of lacing
S: licorice, and resinous woody notes lick a fresh cut piece of dark wood like elm, not exactly what i had hoped for for the style
T: smooth and deep in the beginning then moves into a nice period of cherries which lingers on the palate beautifully
M: medium carbonation, thin on the palate then finishes a little bit dry but nice
O: a nice brew, scent wasnt where i was expecting it to be but everything else was pretty much in line

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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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