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

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RATINGS: 1755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2005
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm Backlog 20 Aug 2005
Red/brown colour. Descent head for a belgian beer. Nutty chocolate aroma. Sweet and dry taste. Well matured and rather thin body with plenty of CO2. A bit plastic aftertaste. Probably beyond BBD.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Broke the rules by drinking it outta the bottle. However, it was pretty dam good. Any dark beer from Belgium gets me interested. This was extremely smooth, coats the palate with a slight tickle of carbonation. At 8% the malt works in your favor by creating a smooth blanket. Sweet bottle..gonna go launch it outta my sling shot!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2005
Deep brown-amber with a tall, creamy, off-white head. Murky and sort of unattractive. Cherries, red grapes, milk chocolate, old dried herbs, vanilla, amaretto. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium-full body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Light alcohol signature.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Head is large on a regular pour (not at an angle.). Deep brown copper color. Nothing outstanding as far as the aroma, however there is hints of fruitness. The front of the taste is fruity caramel malty and very fizzy with touch of hops and alcohol at the tail. Itís well balanced as far as taste to the alcohol, which is hidden well, but it seems to lack something in the taste to give it an outstanding character. Itís very good but there is nothing about it that makes it great...Simply put. Its thin somewhere...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Pours a deep amber/ light brown and hazy with a medium head. Crystal malt and lots of blegian fruitiness in the aroma- figs, raisins, plum etc. Flavor is a bit sweet at first with some candi sugar in there along with more caramel like malts, and ends with just a bit of hops. Gets a bit warm in alcohol towards the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Draft at MMushroom. Dark amber with a typical Belgian aroma. Alcoholic. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Fruity banana nose with light hints of it in the flavor which I thought was weak. I tasted some alcohol there. It was a murky brown with a thin off white head and was fairly smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PandoraGreen (27) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
Redish amber colour catches the light. Thick head with great retention. Toasty, hoppy, scent. Taste is creamy head, then nutty with a dry finish. A very wee bit sweet, with a taste that reminds me of almonds.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
Amber Brown with a thick foamy head that had excellent retention. Strong fruit scent (banana?). Verry fizzy with a strong bite on the tongue. Flavour was not very deep but pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
330ml brown bottle. Deep amber/brown. Large fluffy tan head. Chocolate malt aroma, trace of iron. Flavour - dark chocolately malt, dash of spiciness, slight alcohol warming deep in the throat. Lingering malt aftertaste.


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