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

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RATINGS: 1613   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (244) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
On tap, poured into a tulip..mahogany pour with tan head..aroma of dark fruits, caramel, yeast..dry, malty taste..very good dubbel.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ABS (447) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Brown with a quite red hue. Lots of light brown head, which quickly disappears. Lingonberry, light cherry nose. Medium and oily body, some light carbonation. Lingonberry, malt, slight cherry aroma flavour. Sour. Bad bottle? Didn’t envjoy this at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerheart65 (977) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Clear ruby with hint of mahogany, light brown frothy head. Sweet and malty aroma has also bit fruits, some licorice, ash and Belgian yeast. Medium body, slightly fizzy feel, alcohol is evident, malty with balancing fruits, light feel. Tasty but could use more nuances and better flavors, bit watery.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klas (247) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle bought in Belgium. Dark brown with thick head and small bubbles. Malty with some fenolic and alcoholic notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (228) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 27, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear sparkling dark brown beer with a large white-off head, thin texture. Medium persistence. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, liquorice, roasty malt, alcohol, some fruits. Light bitterness as a base line with warming medium sweet waves. Full body, silky texture, average carbonation, long warming finish. Overall, a good dubbel (nice look and aroma).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a nice brown colors. Aroma has dark fruits, prune, fig, and dark cherry. On the palate the dark fruits are very present, but balanced nicely with just a little yeast. Finishes with a semi-sweet note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with a big beige head. Dried fruit, prune aroma, some raisins too. Dried fruit and vanilla in the mouth and a little chocolate too. Full body, hints of carob in the finish. Decent

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (339) - - APR 18, 2014
Dark brown, with hints of honey gold when backlit. Uneven white head, with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is complex. Taste is very mature, with a warm alcohol finish. Sparkly champagne bubbles in mouthfeel. Served at Taverne Manneken Pis in Brussels June 5 2007.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 07.2015. Pours dark ruby with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and some spicy notes. Taste burnt sugar, some tart, fruits, and malt. Alcohol well covered. Overall: good beer, but not as good as I hoped (and rating would suggest).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (249) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
Dark reddish brown, beige creamy head, quite stable. Spicy sweet aroma and taste with red fruits, plums, figs, clove, gingerbread, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dark bread, even some boozy burn, smoke and wood coming through. Complex but rounded with nicely balanced sweet, sour and bitter tones. Aftertaste is bittersweet and a bit dry. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel, relatively high carbonated. Very nice abbey double, body could be bigger.


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