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

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RATINGS: 1857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ochniczek (258) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
75cl bottle. Clear medium red brown color with a large beige head, average lacing, Aroma is roasted, caramel. Flavor is moderate to sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, soft carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdd230 (35) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Small bottle in Vientiane, Laos. Reddish brown colour with a short-lived light brown foam. Lively carbonation. Fruit and malt, some caramel and yeast. Balanced flavours. Not bad by any means but an unremarkable Dubbel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WilkerNet (12) - Salvador, BRAZIL - JUN 27, 2016
Singular cerveja de abadia de sabor impecŠvel. Apresenta moderado amargor e aroma com toques de chocolate, frutas e caramelo. A espuma ť cremosa e densa alťm de duradoura e, ao meu gosto, saborosa. Esta deliciosa belga Dark Strong Ale tem teor alcoůlico de 8%. Simplesmente maravilhosa. Fiquei f„!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steffee_He (5) - COLOMBIA - JUN 25, 2016 does not count
Very well balanced, rounded body. The aroma is intense honey, valeric acid, citric, ceder, fresh wood, almonds. Stone fruits, grape fruit nuances mixed with roasted coffee, nuts, cocoa notes. Good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tigretoni (25) - SPAIN - JUN 20, 2016
To be a toast beer its taste remerber me a soft dark beer with a licorice flavour. You can feel the alchool all the moment in mouth...no is my facourite beer

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GoddamnNoise (54) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2016
Aroma: alcohol, subtle aromas of: cereal, bread, caramel, malt. Appearance: nice light-medium amber color. Low-to-medium thick head with beige foam made of tiny bubbles. Medium retention. NIce Brusselsí lace. Clear liquid. Taste: low-to-medium bitterness, low-to-medium sweet. No sour. Palate: light body, Thin, watery texture. Soft Carbonation. Slightly short sweet finish. Overall: alcohol is too obvious in the nose and in the mouth. Great color and appearance. Not much flavor. The Maredsous Blond is much more interesting and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (848) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with a huge, frothy, long lasting, beige head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, overripe fruit, brown sugar, wine and mild spice. Sweet flavour of dark fruit, caramel malt, spice, yeast, brown sugar and warming alcohol with a dry, surprisingly bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for the mother fucking yellow book. The pour is a dark ruby color with a thin cap of egg shell colored head that falls to a frothy collar,waving some great lace behind. The aroma is surprising. Itís dark fruit and heavy malts. Itís everything I love about a quad, advertised in a dubbel. Great sweet malts, and a lovely raisin and caramel balance really set this one up to be good. Itís sweet, but not overly so, and there are plenty of fruits to help balance it out. The flavor is definitely more robust. There is a strong maltiness to it. Itís a nice bitter roasty malt. Itís got a nice burnt chocolate malt that really rounds it out nicely. There is a nice fruitiness that is lovely. The mouth feel is thicker and nicely carbonated with a lingeringly sweet malt and bright fruitiness. Itís really well balanced, and Iím a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is nice. Fruity, raisins, spice, quad like, bubblegum, caramel. Appearance is brown, off white head, clear but dark. Taste is nice, slight raisins, dry, caramel, fruit but more nutty, roasted malt, very roasty, interesting. Mouthfeel is dry, very dry, medium body, light carbonation, roasty, almost burned aftertaste. Overall, this is probably the best Dubbel Iíve tasted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (564) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
33cl bottle at home (2 VI 2016). A classic abbey dubbel from Belgium, dark almost black coloured yet with a dark red gloom. A huge frothy beige collar tops the brew and is quite long lasting. The nose already spots the alcoholic body, with port, red wine and dark red fruits hints. Belgian yeasts and some malts are very present too. There is sweetness in the flavours with a caramel, toffee or chocolate roundness. This nose is very inviting for sure. The mouthfeel actually is quite sweet. The sugar and alcohol comes in first; not subtle at all. A medium carbonation and a softening bitterness follows. The spiritful body is rather dry, hinting at cognac or whisky, even brandy. The ending is not that long lasting. The fruity and chocolate features now appear to be artificial - which I dislike in this brew. There is some leather in there as well, maybe some nuts (hinting at that dryness). Yet, this is a pretty nice abbey dubbel.


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