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

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RATINGS: 1827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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


3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Wonderfully aromatic beer, well balanced, and full flavored. Chocolate bitterness with hints of rum, port, bread pudding. Head lasted forever.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Very nice. Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights and a thick fluffy head. Aroma is very similar to an Abbey dubbel with fruits, malt and a dash of alcohol in the nose. Flavor is rich and complex with sweet malt at the forefront, hints of brown sugar, molasses, figs. Slight bitterness at the end. Went down very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Brown with tall head. Nice lacing. A little fruit, pear aroma. Dusty, dry malt. Slightly bitter finish. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Thanks to Book_M_Dano for this treat. 750ml bottle, best by 9-21-07. Pours with a big lasting head and a clear garnet brown color. Malty grain sweetness and fig in the aroma as well as alcohol and light spices. The malty grains are dominant in the taste with notes of molasses and vague hints of coco. Figgyness, as in the aroma, but itís drowned out with alcohol at the end (which leaves me thinking of apple rum/brandy). Also a light spiciness. The mouth feel is slow and sluggish, and heavy despite ample carbonation (I burped quite a bit while drinking this one). My wife decided that this style of beer (i.e., malty) is more her style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 33cl bottle. Pours a very dark red. Small but persistent white head with good lacing. Vinous aroma. Starts a bit harsh and dry but evolves towards a pleasant fruity and slightly sour taste (red grapes, cherries) toped with some earthy spices. Alcohol presence too much for an 8% abv and thatís where it loses a lot of points for me. Not a bad beer. This is the only member of the Maredsous family that Iíve had and I hope to be able to try them all which is something I was never able to do with my ex-girlfriends families.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2006
dark brown, lots of CO2. very drinkable, and i found myself draining a 750 in a hurry. not bad at all, something ive wanted to try for a while just never got around to buying it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pours a hazy dark brown with a foamy tan head. Head laced and retained. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, nuts and just an overall sweetness. Really enjoyed the aroma. Flavor was fruity with a nice roasted malt backbone and some yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle at Paters Vaetje, Antwerp. Very dark brown, thin beige head. Burnt malt, and over carbonated. Bit sweet. Some toffee, bit of choc. Fresh aroma. Some good flavours, but a bit tinny. Flavours should be bitter and in fact are a bit metallic. Perhaps served a bit too cold.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Beer pours a clear medium-brown color with a large, beige, frothy, quickly diminishing mostly lasting head that leaves nice tendrils of lace on the glass. The aroma is plenty warm and fetching: malty with a trace note of toasted grain and moderately strong notes of cookie and caramel; hoppy with a light note of resin/pine; yeasty with a moderate note of cellar; and strong miscellaneous notes of sherry, raisins and dried stone fruit, apple and cinnamon, and a light note of black tea. The flavor is bold and the mouth-feel is lux: heavily sweet, moderately acidic and lightly bitter with a long, moderately bitter and warm finish. The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively. Nice post-finish, moderately warm, alcohol shiver-giver feeling.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
enygma (2) - USA - FEB 18, 2006 does not count
nice, fruity aroma. thin head - had in bottle. good general ale, nice for just casually sipping and enjoying


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