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


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RATINGS: 1780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Has a clouded dark brown color with a thick off-white head. Smell is of malt and spice. Taste is of malt/spice/chocolate and finishes with a slight alcohol bit. Overall a fine strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (964) - - OCT 4, 2015
brown with a thick, tan head; dark fruit aroma with light alcohol notes;smooth and fairly dry; dark fruit flavor; not at all sweet; mildly bitter; notes of raisins and plums; dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (257) - Rennes, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2015
Quite clear brown reddish with a average frothy head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, dry fruits like dates. Medium sweet with adry and light bitter finish. Average carbonation, medium to full body, quite smooth. A good dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (241) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2015
F: huge beige long lasting. C: very dark red to brown non-transparent. A: sweet caramel malt, fruity, orange, plums, chocolate, yeast. T: caramel malt, white sugar, some bready, liquorice, plums, some dry grassy/earthy finish on the palate, medium body, good carbonation, I expected more from this dubbel but still great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (1016) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Ok belgian dark. Not too strong or voozy but instead drinkable. Sugary feel on teeth. Not much fruity flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1552) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Draught at Berthom V, Lyon. Very dark brown with an incredibly beautiful creamy tan head. Very muted aroma: a bit of chocolate and coffee but also a jarring metallic note. Taste is sweet and satisfying, with a nice alcohol burn. A bit of sweet/sour tinge in the finish. Not the best Dubbel I’ve had, but certainly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DraftDodger (559) - - SEP 6, 2015
Copenhagen 5/9 2015. 75 cl bottle from the airport near Brussels. Pours clear copper brown with big yellowish head. Settles as thick creamy layer of foam with lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is a bit sharp and sourish. A bit spicy as well. A little cinnamon and mustard. Soft carbonation. Taste is strong and spicy. Sharp, sour mustard, yeast, a little metallic alcohol and something burnt. Unexpectedly sharp in flavour for a Bruin - but you do not regret that you bought a big bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (355) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2015
Klart rødbrunt med off-white skum. Lukter svisker, brent sukker og ristet korn. En mørk bitterhet preger smaken, noe frukt og malt. Gjennomsnittlig munnfølelse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (1556) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
0,33l fles op terras in schoorl. Bruin met een crème kraag. Smaak en geur zoet met bruine suiker en iets alkoholisch. Body medium, typisch Belgisch bruin, niks meer niks minder

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Not a bad dubbel. Slight brown. Slight tannish head. Little lacing. Sweet caramel notes and some slight sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (131) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Poured into a goblet, quite foamy and with a persistent brownish head. Probably started this too cold, as I find not much complexity in the brew beyond a bit of cocoa and yeast. It’s a mild flavored, malty strong brown beer, fairly dry, a bit oily and somewhat bitter in the finish. Easy drinking, pretty pleasant but not outstanding. As always seems to be the case with quality beers, this brew got more flavorful and enjoyable as it warmed up. (Bought it off a warm shelf, brought it home on a very hot day for 15 miles in my bike bag and threw it in the freezer for a bit too long). Nice one, really.

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