Maredsous Brune 4pk, Breendonk

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Maredsous Brune 4pk
# BIMARBR4PK
Country: Belgium
Region: Antwerp
Sub-Region: Breendonk
Grape Varietal: Dubbel
Review Score: 95BA
Alcohol By Volume: 8.0%

11 bottles in stock for
in-store purchase.
$17.49
Available in-store only.

Faint molasses and anise, fresh tart plum and black currant aromas are quite fragrant. Connotations of earthy yeast give hints to mineral, malt goes a little steely also. Huge crispness with a smooth viscous mouth feel that shows off a sturdy medium body. Phenols lay down a hard spicy clove and medicinal flavour, alcohol plays a part in this also with a big spicy and sweet presence. Sizeable dry malt character throws around toasted husk flavours that are lightly astringent. Estery with dried fruity flavours that are reminiscent of pineapple and plum, alcohol has a touch of solvent flavour also but it is light enough and does not get in the way. Small amount of hops meld with the phenols to give a shaded bitterness. Quick snap of a sour twang in the middle disappears in the end, earthiness and a trace amount of smokiness bring more levels of complexity to further bring the finish in to everlasting. Complex is not saying enough, so many levels of flavours that go around it is nearly too much. This brew is to be sipped and savoured and should be consumed at cellar temperature for optimum flavour. This is one Dubbel that does not take any crap.

95 points, BeerAdvocate (Apr 2002)