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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarrach76 (183) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 11, 2016
Brune assez claire et transparente surmonte dune belle mousse beige fine. Nez trs caramel, cassonade, miel, sirop drable, pomme cuite, cerise noire, pruneau, figue sche, datte... Quelques notes dagrume et de coriandre laissent supposer une certaine amertume. Lalcool est perceptible mais matris. En bouche, bonne carbonatation, mais ce qui explose, cest cet arme de cacao amer et de caf trs surprenant. Lamertume est bien l et persiste assez longuement en bouche. Larrire bouche reste dailleurs sur un got de marc de caf. On retrouve aussi la prune, un ct rsineux et les levures quand on arrondit la gorge. Lalcool est bien quilibr, rien signaler ! Une brune avec un trs beau nez et un got surprenant dans la ligne des authentiques bires dabbaye. Excellent ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilman (199) - Taverny, FRANCE - NOV 7, 2016
I cant really say which one I prefer between this one and its Tripel variant. However, I can affirm this is some serious stuff, a perfect choice for any occasion and fortunately easy to find almost everywhere in my country. Dense aroma, with a quite delightful caramelized aftertaste. Alcohol level is interesting for a dubbel, making this even more recommended. Incredibly cheaper than some other Abbey beers, and clearly not to be overlooked for that reason. Damn cool. APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huginn (15) - - NOV 6, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2016 Avec ses 8 %, la Maredsous brune ne rigole pas, elle est plus forte que la plupart des bires brunes / doubles. Le got en bouche est tout fait sympathique, avec un mlange damertume et darme caramlis. On sent tout de mme un peu la force de lalcool travers tout a (la Maredsous triple est plus ronde / quilibre). Le got sur le palais est assez prononc, en revanche on ne sent pas grand chose en arrire bouche. Passe bien en coutant un vinyle de Sabbat et en gobant du saucisson au roquefort. Approuv par la Taverny black metal crew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Parmenion777 (215) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 Pours a mahogany brown colour with a medium sized beige head. A sweet caramel aroma with some fruit (prunes), malt and vanilla present. Taste is caramel and fruity plums with some alcohol coming through in a dryish lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nephirem (409) - CROATIA - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours deep ruby body with one finger, creamy, slightly off-white head. Excellent head retention. Smell is floral, yeasty, slight chocolate presence. Medium body with thick and creamy texture, softly carbonated. Slightly bitter and boozy taste. Aroma of caramel malts, yeast, herbs. Spicy. Woody. Notable presence of alcohol... Brandy? A bit sticky on the tongue. Mouthfeel is boozy and mostly dry, same as the finish which lasts quite long. Overall, pretty good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (2288) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2016
Deep brown colour with a reasonably large and creamy head. Aroma is caramel and butterscotch. Taste is the same but with some plums.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Blastomorpha (93) - - OCT 29, 2016
No aroma, no taste to talk about. Looking at the high ratings this beer has, its just an unlucky bottle I guess.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (581) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2016
Pours dark brown from the bottle and leaves an attractive finger thick head that lingers amidst the sticky lacing. Aroma is caramel, a bit bready, maybe some dark fruits at a subtle level but fruitiness is not the main driver here. Taste is toffee, butterscotch, plum set atop a sweet lightly sugary undertone. Finish has a hint of spice and a light alcoholic warmth. All in all however the alcohol remains very much disguised. Body is relatively light but maintains a rich and creamy character. Adequate carbonation. A good Dubbel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopverdju (1000) - BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2016
Donkerbruin met robijnrode gloed en beige schuim. Geur: weinig, wat kandij. Smaak: kandij en licht bitter. Lichte koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjomleif (212) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2016
375ml. bottle. Decent beer. Lightly hoppy with a nice balance of malt. An excellent choice when you want to enjoy a beer without getting too heavy.


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