Maredsous 8 - Brune | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

very good
1,431 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured into tulip.

A Hazy ruby. Thin tan head. Lacing follows down.

S Thick malts, this hits hard. Sugar. Chocolate. Carmel.

T Very malty. Initial sweetness gives way to a spicy flavor. Red pepper. Cloves. Slight boozy aftertaste.

M Thick and chewy.

O Good beer. Defiantly European. By which I mean they are not trying to knock your head off with a bitter kick. That being said, still too sweet for my taste.

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33 mL bottle, bottle conditioned. Freshness date good through 2015. Poured a large crowning 2-3 fingers of creamy off-white head showed really strong retention and lacing. Colour is a dark ruby brown, some light getting through.

S- red fruits, cherry, a whiff of tobacco, sweet caramel, quite a bit of maltiness coming through. Warming with some pepper and hearty yeast coming through. Some tropical fruit thrown in there as well. Nice to see it open up with some lighter fruity spice notes. Could lose yourself in here.

T- spicy-sweet off the start, dry raisin fruitiness, dry rum alc-spice toward end. Woody pepper spice, slight lemon. Some cherry and cranberry fruitiness, dry oakiness. Slight spiciness and tart lemons and cloves, and some shallow roasty notes. Finish is sticky caramel malt, dry. Warms really nicely and shows quite a solid complexity.

M- really fully malty feel, highly carbonated, a bit high imo, and I couldn't shake a feeling of a slightly watery feel on the back, with a roasty malt feel upfront. It gave a bit of a refreshing prickle and then a warming and slightly cloying end.

This beer looks good, smells pretty good, the mouthfeel let me down a bit. To be sure, it is a really good beer, but I maybe expected touch more complexity coming through and a more satisfying mouthfeel. It has a lot of flavour, but I would not characterize it as 'rich' per say. A good double, and refreshing but there are better examples.

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Red brown in color with a strong off brown and foamy head.

The aroma is mostly of brown malts, some phenols, fairly clean in the aroma, some nice notes of pepper, spice, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Strong biscuit like malt flavors, very malty, toffee, a little bit of ripe fruit, spicy and clove like phenols.

Medium/full body, high in carbonation.

A great example of what brown malts can do in a beer without needing to be roasted or dark. I like the brown malts paired with the phenols.

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Pleasant beer, very belgian, round and balanced.

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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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