Saturday, November 13, 2010

Maredsous Brown

Type: Belgian, brown ale
Origin: Denee, Belgium
Price: €0.86 for 12 oz

I bought this in a grocery store in Brussels simply because of the price. I regularly see 750's of Maredsous at Whole Foods or BevMo for $12-14, so for 86 euro cents, I think this was worth it. For a brown ale, this is pretty good, although I am still not a huge fan of brown ales, and this is not turning me to the dark side anytime soon. It has a nice hoppiness that is generally absent from brown ales, but it does have the stereotypical nutty/malted flavors one would expect. It does get bonus points from the 8% ABV. I don't think I've ever seen a brown ale close to those levels. I think in the end, I would still stay away from this. Opt for the traditional Dubbel or Tripel from Maredsous.

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