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

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RATINGS: 1740   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (431) - FRANCE - MAY 19, 2015
Robe brune claire avec des reflets roux, mousse beige abondante. Nez de caramel, de bois, réglisse, alcool. Bouche ronde sur les fruits secs, le réglisse, le caramel. Bonne carbo, beaucoup de rondeur au niveau du corps. Bière agréable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wixie (113) - BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2015
Nice brown liquid, large head. Aroma of malt. Medium body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vighals (1822) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Orangebrun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter brent malt. Smaken er søtlig karamell, lett bitter. Kort

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (651) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. rich caramel and fruit aroma. Pours a cloudy dark brown with well retained frothy white head. Rich Christmas pudding flavour with dark chocolate notes. Full bodied with a sweet malt finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   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

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybion (92) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3307) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (635) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (384) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (1092) - 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.


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