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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2006
(01.14.06) On tap at Firkin’s, Libertyville, IL. Clear dark brown ale with medium long-lasting creamy head and good lacing. Light malty aroma. Medium-to-full bodied with smooth texture that starts with light malt sweetness and some caramel, spicy and butter scotch flavors. Finishes with light malt sweetness. A good sweet-tasting drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Deep copper body, thick but dissipating light tan head. Thick toffee, chocolate-covered banana, and caramel aroma, with sharp notes of alcohol and touches of dark fruit and spice. Bready, toasty body with toffee and light hints of chocolate, earthy and cookie-like. Sharp carbonation but a rather delicate body for 8% ABV. Somewhat bitter, spicy finish. Quite drinkable at this ABV level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
[bottle from dorsvlegel] yeast, berry fruit, raisin, some alcohol. full body, dry, spicey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1110) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Dark golden brown with nice head. Deep flavors of dark fruit, chocolate and bread. Fairly estery. Good, hearty belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 Served in a gold rimmed glass, this beer had a dark golden color with a very good head. It smelled delicious and was every bit so. Lacing was fantastic to the finish as was the taste. For a belgian strong, this was a good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 Absolutely the MOST amazing head of any beer I have ever poured, bar none. Floating on top of a gorgeous, glowing mahogany pour, I was shocked to find an incredibly thick, rich, rocky head that was so dense and so long lasting, that once I over-poured and sent an intense plume of creamy tan foam skyward, up and over the top edge of my lighted pilsener glass and the excess, rather than ooze over the sides and run down the glass, kept rising, perfectly intact, molded almost by the sides of a glass that wasn’t there...then just stayed there, in perfect suspension, unaided and unsupported by anything as substantial as reality, and then slowly twisted clockwise, looking like nothing so much as a mocha frozen custard sitting in a glass cone. (Someone please...send me a diagram of that last sentence!) Nuts candy sugar and dried fruits in the flavor...but at this point in the festivities, who needed flavors at all! Complex blend of plum, dates, raisins, caramel, brandy, and must, making the prospect of my deconstructing this one ever more remote. I will seek these out again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2005
Dark brown with a large head. A yeasty, chocolate aroma with a bit of leather. Sweet-sourness of dark fruit in the taste with some alcohol and a bitter finish. Nice one to end the year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
33cl bottle from a petrol station in Belguim. Deep brown with way to much head for the poor little tumbler in my hotel room. Sweet malt with Belgian yeastyness. Hints of dark fruit and chocolate, but nothing to strong. I wouldn’t aplly the term "well-balenced" to this malt heavy brew, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Clear deep mahogany color with an off white foamy head that left a thick lace on the Maredsous chalice it was served in. Smelled and tasted of alcohol, yeast, and brown sugar. Also a hint of dried plum and fig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6025) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Secret Santa. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, yeast, and a slight hint of tartness. Pours a transparent mahogany with a small off-white head. Flavor is fruity with lots of plum and loaded with yeastiness. Finishes with a moderate bitterness and a hint of tartness. Alcohol is there, but is really hidden in the background. Strong yeast presence really starts to wear on me by the middle of the glass.

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