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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1873   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (981) - Zagreb, - NOV 2, 2012
Dark brown with beige head. Smells of smokey wood and berries. The taste strikes you immediately; almonds, nuts, berries. Alcohol persists throughout, even in the aftertaste. Very good.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (2606) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2016 Botella 33 cl de el c Ingls Oviedo tomada en Oviedo en mayo 2000. Fcpref 04..2001 Lote 1601. (255 pts) (r1873) belga tostada correcta sin muchas sorpresas o grandes recuerdos. Cuerpo medio 8 vol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1630) - Rga, Latvija, LATVIA - NOV 28, 2016
Mostly malty, caramel, light toast notes, dried fruits, grape stems, some bread, licorice, bit sharp alco kick in finish. Moderate sweetness with moderate to light bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4044) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle from crafty bottle, Lincoln. Deep ruby colour with a big and lasting ran head. Aroma caramel, toffee, dried fruit and light spice. Taste caramel fruit cake. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven1973 (304) - GERMANY - NOV 12, 2016
Aus der Flasche bei Ellis Gourmet Burger in Brssel. Dunkles rot-braun. Fester Schaum. Aroma Karamell. Geschmack Schokolade, Malz, Toffee, etwas Pflaume. Viel Kohlensure, deswegen prickelnd.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zilb (210) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - NOV 12, 2016
Bue 14 mois avant DLC a Bruges. Biere brune, faible carbo et col de mousse beige moyen a bonne tenue. Arome tres present et persistant de caramel. On ne sent pas trop lalcool. Assez capiteuse en bouche, un standard dans les bieres mais en plus ronde et plus forte. En dessous de la blonde et la triple. Final assez amere et epicee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarrach76 (70) - 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 (141) - 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 (12) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Parmenion777 (171) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2016 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 (293) - 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.


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