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


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RATINGS: 1756   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
geertvdhelm (1) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
Pours very nice, dark brown with a nice foamy head. Smell is sweet, candy-like with some wood tints in the back. Taste is also somewhat candy-like, more licorice in the end. Very soft down the throat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybion (97) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours dark, reddish brown and a little murky. Head is light tan, frothy and doesn’t stick around for long. Some carbonation visible. Fairly standard dubbel aroma of muscavado, molasses, wholemeal bread and caramel initially, with maybe a touch of dark fruit around the edges. Alcohol isn’t too prominent so far. Some slightly spicy notes begin to emerge after this has been sitting for a few minutes, and a touch of vanilla perhaps. Taste is less sweet than I expected with some more bitter, possibly even roasted malt notes coming to the forefront, with a slight touch of coffee even, though none of these are very potent. Little non-descript and water after the initial hit sadly, though the finish is long and sticky with the usual bread or cereal notes lingering. Alcohol warmth is subtle and pleasant. Medium body and oily texture with only a little bit of carb. Sadly another one in which the aroma outperforms the taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3371) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottle 0,33 ltr: Dark brown colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (637) - ISRAEL - APR 25, 2015
Clear brown with lots of ruby highlights and a big tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, rich caramel, toffee, dark brown sugar, hint of roast. Taste a little thin, kind of disappointing after the nose. Roast, some sweetness (but not enough), some raisins, a good alcoholic warmth down the throat. Roasty and dryish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (414) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Aroma is sweet and boozy, taste starts with wood, fades into spicy yeast, with a red wine aftertaste. I like this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (1127) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
Brune au doux nez de sucre d’orge. En bouche, une fine amertume s’amalgame à des notes de sucre cuit avec quelques pointes acidulées ici et là. L’alcool est relativement bien dissimulé. À la SAQ, la Rochefort 8 est un peu plus chère, mais bien meilleure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle->Trappist. Murky brown with thick lite tan head. A: dark fruit, candy, yeast. T: same. Touch thin and watery. Good taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
luegomeloacabo (69) - A Coruña, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
Excellent appearance, dense brown anda thin balanced head which remains all allong the drinking. Coffee notes and smell, very pleasant abbey beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
Look; light light tan low head, brown to red brown body, some fields of lacing. Aroma; sweeties, sweet malted candies and prunes. Taste; pruned malts, wooden hops, roasted malts, prunes, nuts, moves to a finish with malts, berries, juicy fruity stuff. Good body, soft feel. Good brew. [btl @ TromsøJernbanestasjon]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (749) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear reddish brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are brown sugar, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and licorice with herbal and spicy notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick texture.

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