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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Sampled out of the big bottle. Very nice brew. Poured it into a proper Brugge glass, and it frothed to a proper cloudy appearance and settled to a thick head. Went down very smoothly with proper amounts of hops and spices. Truly a world class beer but not quite as good at the 10.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
Muddy brown coloration. Notes of coffee and chocolate. Good cream. Well balanced bitter taste and alcohol (present, but do not attack). Creamy and consistent beer. High/average carbonation, without harming the set.........................................PORTUG Colorao marrom turva. Notas de caf e chocolate. Bom creme. Amargor e lcool bem balanceados (presentes, mas no agridem). Cerveja cremosa e consistente. Carbonatao mdia/alta, sem prejudicar o conjunto.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle, Chef Pauls, suburbs of Chicago. Was a bit disappointed with this, nothing really stood out at all for me. Not unpleasant, but non-descript overall. Way more interesting ones out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Garrafa, 750 ml. Colorao preta avermelhada, com um excelente creme marrom denso e persistente. Notas de caf, chocolate e frutas vermelhas. Final seco. lcool presente, mas bem equilibrado. Licorosa. Harmnica. Complexa. Carbonatao mdia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (10147) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 First rating
(33 cl bottle at The Rover, Gteborg)
Clear dark brown color, lasting fluffy tan head. Fresh minty and fruity scent with some roasted tones. Sweet chocolate and sugary sirup taste with lots of fruit and some yeast. Smooth mouthfeel and medium bitterness. Roasted aftertaste. This bottle has probably been aged quite a bit. Nice!

Second rating
(At a blind tasting)
Clear reddish-brown color, tan head. Acidic, a bit sweet, phenolic, alcohol scent. Malty, phenolic, dry wood, alcohol taste. Phenolic smoke aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel. Low bitterness.

I like the aged one better.

Combined rating:

New rerate
Big bottle, probably from 2003, thanks to rlgk!
On June 5, 2010
Dark brown color, tan head. Dirt cellar, sweet, spicy, berry scent. Lactic, alcohol, roasted taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Dark amber pour with big tan head, leaved lots of lacing. Aroma is fruit, yeast and malt. Flavor is the same with a creamy mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3260) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Tap at BXL New York...Pours out a ruby brown color with a medium sized off whit head. Aroma was of dried fruit, yeast and some malt. Nice complex flavor with sweet malts, dried fruit and some spice. Slight alcohol on the finish. Solid beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2007
750ml bottle. deep amber, clear pour with a bi bubbly head. scents of hops, oak, and herbs. tastes hoppy and sligtly bitter. nice spicy finish. good flavor, just not as much of it as i was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Clear deep reddish brown with a huge rocky light brown head. The head on this one was very impressive not only with it’s lacing but also with it’s staying quality and how easily a few swirls in my Duvel tulip easily aroused another large frothy head. Aroma was loaded with sweetness, candi sugar, licorice and dark fruits. Flavor was nice and complex, much stronger then the aroma also, with lots of dark fruit(prunes, plum, raisins), dates, brown bread and some tropical fruit as well. Palate was medium bodied with a slightly watery feel and a good dose of alcohol warming for only an 8% beer. Solid enjoyable beer my only disappointment was that I had already rated this so all I could do was re-rate it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Its a decent belgian ale. Nothing too out there going on, drinkable. Yeastiness, bitterness, and maltiness are fairly balanced. Body is medium.

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