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


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RATINGS: 1636   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1108) - - MAR 21, 2013
It pours a light brown with a thick brownish persistent head. It is a little bitter at start but it doesn’t last long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
The dark one in this series of abbey beers, with a thick, lightly beige, sticky, moussy head and a warm, autumn-like bronze colour with copper hue, clear but hazy after adding the deposit, as it ought to be. Sweet, bit heavy aroma of candi syrup, raisins, banana, orange peel, milk chocolate, overripe plums, liquorice, pear, coffee liqueur, cloves and some faint DMS (red cabbage), but not so much as to actually disturb me. Sweet palate with medium, bit mineral-like carbo, lots of candied dates and banana, candi sugar too, light sourish touch, nutty and caramelly, smooth and soft maltiness, quite full, some chocolatey bitterness in the finish along with leafy hops and some warming, brandy-like alcohol, which just manages to avoid astringency. Also tasted from tap. Easily the best Maredous for me and again a Belgian dark in disguise, as this is actually a Scotch-style ale. Could have been a Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HULK777 (367) - - SEP 19, 2014
Looks fantastic! Grainy aroma with hints of fruits and berries. Mild Belgian taste cointaining berry sweetness and moderate chocolate notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewerale (20) - - SEP 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Marrom levemente avermelhada e turva, apresentou boa formação de espum densa de longa duração. Aroma e sabor com notas de frutas vermelhas, chocolate, leve torrado e caramelo. Corpo médio e bem equilibrada. Final longo com retrogosto adocicado, frutado e suave amargor. Belissíma cerveja.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erasmus_ro (1374) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a large, beige head. Aroma is cola and caramel. Taste is caramel, dried fruit, Surprisingly strong herbal bitterness hits on the finish. Dries up. Too light with too strong carbonation. Not that pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (92) - ITALY - SEP 14, 2014
33 cl @ bottle. Trovata agevolmente all’esselunga. Una dubbel bruna più che buona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (689) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2014
330 ml bottle, rated 2014-09-13 @ Viking Amorella
Mahogany reddish brown clear beer which becomes hazy after pouring in the yeast. White big head. Aroma and flavor have dark fruits, syrupy sweetness, alcohol, pear peel like Belgian yeast and ripe banana. Adding the yeast adds the pear aroma and complexity in the flavor, makes it more fruity refreshing. Palate is thicker than medium with strong foamy carbonation. Finish has a mild bite of bitterness with alcohol. Aftertaste is dry syrupy. A decent dark Belgian Ale which has a bit too much alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (701) - SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color marron. Sabor a malta, caramelo, alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
m0zart (2) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
By far my favorite beer, this strong dark beast is my constant companion... at least when I can find it. I’m lucky enough that it is served continuously on tap at my regular bar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRatKing (116) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Mmmn, Belgian ales. Pours a lovely ruby colour with a tan-coloured head. Toasty nutty notes, ripe fruit, treacle. Well reflected in the taste, though slightly metallic on the finish. A great abbey ale, though might benefit from some aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aloiscarvalho (26) - - SEP 1, 2014
Cor marrom / caramelo escura, sem transparencia, espuma bege amarronzada, com espuma alta mas não persistente. Aroma levemente de doce e caramelo. Sabor de alcool bem perceptivel, notas de café e cacau, baixa persistencia.

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