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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1901   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Draft @ Sharpedge Creekhouse. Dark brown pour. Fluffy off-white head. Nice lacing on glass. Aroma was of caramel, spices, and malt. Not overpowering, not to faint either. Flavor was bready, and sweet, caramel, and spices, oaky and slight hints of vanilla. As it warmed the alcohol came through, but not to much and yeast came through. Chewy mouthfeel. Finish was a little dry. Overall I enjoyed the brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2006
This beer wasnt half bad aroma is spicy with some sweetness mixed with the twinge of alcohol. The pour is brown with a tan head. Taste is interesting with many flavors of caramel a bit of fruit some yeasty flavor and the alcohol at the end. Good brew but not sure if I would buy it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2006
Dark brown colored, slight red hints. Medium sized beige head. Aroma is good with caramel, spices, chocolate and licorice, mild alcohol with sweetness there also. Even some smoky tones come up. Medium bodied. Flavor is almost as good as aroma: sweet caramel with spices, licorice and yeast, alcohol comes up maybe too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3926) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
Brown bottle, 33 cl, 8 %, expiry date 06 2006; eye: dirty brown with caramel reflections, nice beige head made up of small bubbles, nice effervescence, opaque, lacing; nose: caramelized malt, wood, alcohol, earth; mouth: surprisingly smooth, caramelezed malt, tingly hops, candied fruits, alcohol, finale in hops supported by the caramel with a hint of pepper, medium body, average carbonatation, mildly sweet and bitter; overall: slight disappointment FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, date de premption : 06 2006; oeil : brune sale avec des reflets caramels, belle mousse beige forme de petites bulles, belle effervescence, opaque, dentelle; nez : malt caramlis, bois, alcool, terre; bouche : surprenamment douce, malt caramlis, houblon piquant, fruits confits, alcool, finale en houblon soutenu par le caramel avec une pointe de poivre, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucre et amre; en rsum : petite dception

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottel. Had it with NY style pizza. A bit light on the body. Pours with a golden to copper color and a huge head. Aromas are of a usual Belgian with dough and yeast and hints of spices. Flavors more of the same with a pronounced alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Crystal clear ruby red color with large light tan head. Aroma is malty, notes of roasted caramel, cherry, touch of vanilla and oak. Flavor has slightly chewy malts, bit of cherry and caramel, with a dry, slightly thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2006
From bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown with a big tan head. Nose is sweet caramel and sugared malt. Flavor follows, lightly bitter with an acrid aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 29, 2006
33CL stubby bottle. Clear mahogany with a huge, rocky, tan head. Nose is earthy, yeasty, some toasty malt. Flavor is roasty caramel, a touch of peppery hop. Dry peppery finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (6068) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2006
On tap at the Fox and Hound in Baton Rouge. A dark brown pour with a hint of gold when held up to the light. A slight but lasting off white head. An aroma of toasted malt and alcohol. A flavor of caramelly maltiness and a strong alcohol. A smooth even bodied palate that has very good carbonation. A pretty hot. The palate becomes a little watery as it warms. A tad of bitter as it warms as well (good).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Found this one bottled in Belvidere, Illinois. Dark brown pour with a light tan head, very alcoholic throughout, nose of peanuts and coffee, finished clean but medicinal. Dissapointing.

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