Maredsous 8 - Brune | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,421 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,421
Reviews:
665
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
198
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Photo of Pens1967
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zalmo
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had the tall boy bottle and really enjoyed this one. My favorite dubbel so far, small sampling, but I'd buy this one again. I was looking for a sweet finish and this did not disappoint. A dried plum or raisin flavor, a good amount of caramel, and a warm boozy finish, and who doesn't like a warm boozy finish? On to 4 more dubbels, not sure which ones yet.

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Photo of LocusSolus
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcubz
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 GentleKnight1
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ferb
4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I like Belgian dark and strong dark ales very much. This beer is near the top of the category for me. Maredsous Brune pours a lovey rich brown/red, mysteriously murky and inviting with a thick chunky off white head and aromas of fig and artisan bread. The taste echos the aroma with crusty bread and dark fruits with some yeast driven esters that mimic gentle citrus fruits with little to none of the clove flavors that are in some Belgian abbey ales. The taste evolves in your mouth and improves as it slowly warms. This is one of my favorites along with Rochefort 6 and 8 and Chimay Red.

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Photo of Cycle69
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark reddish brown color with a light tan head that recede to remain just covering the top of the beer. Nice lacing remains.
The smell is of dark cereal malts; the taste is of dark plum, raisin and malt, with a peppery yeast finish.
The beer is medium to full bodied thanks in part to the high carbonation that releases with each sip.
Overall, an very enjoyable Belgian ale.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- huge head on this, dark amber colour on the beer.head sticks around too.

S- dark fruits and booze but pretty subdued nose overall.

T- as it smells but much bolder on the taste. This is a borderline quad on the taste, the usual suspects for a fine belgian, dark fruits, booze and caramel .superb

F- rich, thick and coats the mouth

O- the best dubbel ive tried to date.absolutely superb.

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Photo of bids8
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Best before 2/ 2016

The official Maredsous chalice is made of porcelain, a big chalice of a pale bone color with the Maredsous name on it.
I'll give up the look of this beer in exchange for orthodoxy within this brewery mindset.
It developed a very big, ultra foamy head, creamy, with decent retention.
Seen from above after the head has gone, it is a dark brown beer with patches of brown yeast on top of the remnant light brown foam.

Not much on the nose. Caramel, slight spiciness, malty sweetness, lots of cherry, slight butterscotch, and the very distinctive hoppy spiciness after swirling energetically.

What an assertive flavor, slightly unbalanced, tilting towards sweetness. Caramel, steely malts, strong phenolic medicine-like flavor, yeast spiciness. Just a hint of dark fruits as in raisins, dates, figs and prunes, but, most predominantly, cherry.
This is an oxidized beer, although not to the point of loosing every other original trait of the style, as some other oxidized beers I have encountered. Still, the oxidized flavors are the strongest ones. Lots of nut as in hazelnut or almond, vinous, wine-like booze, wood, wet paper, and again lots of cherry.
The aftertaste is the same flavor, but waning, and it is predominantly sweet although the sensation in your mouth at the end is that of dryness.
Medium to full body, very smooth, nice carbonation .

Interesting beer, the oxidation was in tune with it, although I would love to have one fresher.

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Photo of Hanyuu
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Liquid
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KitoUY
3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maredsous 8 - Brune from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4 out of 5 based on 1,421 ratings.
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