Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, sugar, yeast.
A brown or brune ale brewed under the supervision of the monastic community of Maredsous. Top fermented beer, brewed according to Benedictine tradition. Refermented in the bottle;, and conditioned for two months. Maredsous Brown should ideally be served at a temperature of 6-10 C

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 A Mes rate: Draught from Lowlander. YUM! Dramtically better draught than in bottles. Nice semi-translucent mahogany colour. Decent tan head that lasts pretty well. Heavy in the lace department. Sweet coffee ice cream nose. Flavour is vanilla, chocolate, cherries, almonds and coffee. A little flat and lifeless in the palate but it will do. The finish is great while it lasts. A quick sugary swish round the mouth and then slightly bitter but it’s all over a little too suddenly. Complex and slightly unusual dubbel. Wish the bottle tasted this good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2005
On tap and in the bottle.... Dark dark mud like appearance. Huge thick head..... Thick rich taste that finishes just right. This is second to the Maredsous 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Pours brown with thin tan head. Mild aroma of apricot and vanilla. Medium pallate with lots of carbonation bite. A bit sour and tart. Sweet fruity flavors. Clean finish. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2005
On tap into Shaker glass, Beer Sellar, Nashville TN. Clear ruby orange in the glass with a creamy yellow tan head, uneven racing, ok lacing. Malty like a mofo. Chewy, nutty, banana and sourdough bread flavor; bread, yeast and macadamia nut smell and flavor. It’s got some golden raisin going on too, with some grape underneath. Medium to full bodied. Rich and complex. Dope.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
Dark brown, very big foamy head, yeasty, fruity of dates and raisins, dark roasted malt, molasses follows through on a medium-bodied palate with coffee, chocolate, fruity flavors of dates, raisins with a touch of acidity and dark roasted malt in a warmth alcoholic soft bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle. Malty, sweet aroma. Dark chestnut brown colour, stable rocky head. Strong, malty flavour with warmth from the alcohol. Nice, creamy, swelling mouthfeel. Nice, dryish aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2005
It turns out a local bar in Chapel Hill has jumped the gun on distributing this one. We still have the six percent law in place, but they’re apparently confident enough in the passing of the cap removal bill that they’ve started up. Anyway, not great for a double. Not nearly enough sourness; way too much alcohol flavor for 8%. It’s good to have it around as a sign of what’s to come, but I don’t think I’ll be revisiting this particular brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3179) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Pours a medium amber brown body with a dense, creamy head. The aroma is slightly spicy yeast, old fruit, especially banana and a goodly amount of caramel. Easy-drinking double that’s pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Dark amber with a nice, full head. Lots of floating sediments that creates small, bubbly geysers when they settle at the bottom of the glass. Typical, dark- malty flavours with a very full body. Fresh rather than sweet with a subdued touch of hops. 251093

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
On tap at the Bulldog in Minneapolis during the "I love beer" pubcrawl. The Muddy Pig also had this on tap, but it required two "hole punches" on my ticket there but only one at the Bulldog. Seeing how much I drank that day, I probably should have used 2 punches on it, especially since it was at the 5th of 6 bars on the crawl and I barely remember it. Roasted malt and higher ABV aroma. Clear dark amber in color with good lace. Tastes like a malty German beer. Some Belgian-style higher carbonation. Tastes like a Baltic porter. Was served too cold. Not having looked this brew up before I sampled it, I thought it was more highly rated that it is. I recall being underwhelmed by it initially, but then as it warmed, I really thought it blossomed into a pretty decent brew.

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