Maredsous 8 - Brune | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

very good
1,422 Ratings
Maredsous 8 - BruneMaredsous 8 - Brune

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by zerk on 01-07-2002

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Photo of dfried
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was glad to be able to find this beer on tap at a local cafe. This beer had a great appearance, a nice thick head that was carmel-like in color, that seemed to melt away and get frothy. It looked like something you wold want to top a Belgian waffle. This great head sat on top of a deep in color but not dark, syrupy beer. The beer had good Belgian flavor, slightly roasted but reinforced by the creamy wheat. Great just about anytime, but I would think of it as a desert beer.

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Photo of ElijahRivera
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Apariencia: Cerveza turbia color marrón intenso con una dorada cabeza de espuma de alta densidad y retención.

Aroma: Aroma agradable a caramelo, azúcar quemada, alcohol. El aroma a lúpulo es prácticamente imperceptible.

Sabor: Sabor ligero a malta con notas a caramelo, melasa, frutas y sensación alcohólica. Agradablemente dulce y sutilmente amarga. Algunas notas de hierbas aromáticas.

Sensación: Cuerpo alto con carbonatación media-alta.

General: Una cerveza bastante rica. Balanceada en sus aspectos y con personalidad. Representa de manera muy adecuada el estilo de cervezas de abadía. Muy recomendable para cerveceros con gusto por los sabores complejos.

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Photo of mquinn919
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Onslow
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

originally got a bottle for x mas 2004, but since then have only had it a couple of on with my favourite drug ed rush..."Mien Godt!!! This is one tasty beer!!! A dark color, frothy as heck head, and a flavor that boggles the mind, a very flavorful beer that i recommend highly! had on tap at a pub...not as good, but still very nice, scores changed accordions."

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Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of alkemy
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich brown/mahogany hue with some ruby highlights and a cream colored head that sticks around till you reach the bottom of the glass. Earthy smell with clove, banana, caramel, dark dried fruit, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is excellent. Caramel and roasty bitter chocolate up front followed by a slightly spiced combination of cherry, fig, and prune. The banana is very faint but always there. Velvety smooth feel despite a pretty fair amount of carbonation. Seemed less sweet than other dubbels I've had, which was a big plus. Really happy to have come across this one...excellent

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Photo of Drinkerofales
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pourse a clar dark brown with reddish/purple highlights. A tan head large tan head forms and leaves plenty of lacing. The head recedes rather quickly to a thin head that never leaves.

Smell is of dark fruit and rum. Yeast and booze are present as well. A malty molasses and some spice round out the aroma. Wow, I am in for a treat.

Tasty is malty, fruity, with some more nutty malt in the middle. A slight earthy bitter aftertaste finishes the flavor.

Texture has some bite from the alcohol, but not too much. Plenty of carbonation for the medium bodied beer makes this pretty drinkable.

A very complex smell that isn't followed up in the flavor. Still a very excellent beer, one I would gladly drink and recommend.


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Photo of vhmf1978
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of TH28
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a murky, muddy brown with minimal off white foam cap. Aroma is raisin, clove, wood, whiskey, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is cherry, caramel, raisin, with woody notes on the backside. Bitterness is just enough to balance the rich malt. Mouthfeel is medium with slight creaminess and a high carbonation and noticeable alcohol warmth. Finishes with some lingering dark fruit and caramel maltiness.

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Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.8/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Zet
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber colour with a modest but steady head of foam. Underwhelming smell of yeast. Luckily, the taste is much better: a rich combination of chocolate, raisins, rum, caramel and prumes. Alcohol is very present as well, which isn't usually a good thing, but it combines very well with the other flavours and gives a warming aftertaste as well. A good dubbel, though this one makes me wonder where the dubbel stops and the quadruple begins. Recommended.

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Photo of windowside
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grinky
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caverog
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ricke
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving date: 2009-03-24. Served in tasting glass. Review from notes.

A: Brown color with reddish hues. Small, ivory-colored and thick head. Some lacings.

S: Fruits of the forest. Chocolate covered soft banana-flavored candy. Plenty of yeast. Caramel malts. A rather big, powerful and interesting smell.

T: Not nearly as interesting as the smell, nor is it as powerful and dense. Plenty of bread-like malts. Some caramel and chocolate covered soft banana-flavored candy. Butterscotch. The finish is actually quite dull and short - it's minimally bitter and has some faint candy-like flavors and spicy alcohol.

M: Lighter body and more carbonation than expected. It almost feels somewhat bland.

D: It drinks quite easily, but it wasn't that great. The taste was somewhat of a letdown considering the smell. I've had this one served in bottle as well and the bottled version is far better than this one.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bird_soul
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of shagal
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Benvarine
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of 2neardead
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev 0%

Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4 out of 5 based on 1,422 ratings.
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