Maredsous 8 Brune
Maredsous Brune 8 is a brown Abbey Beer, originally brewed for Christmas, but over the years it has become an institution! With its dark burgundy colour, this frothy beer has distinctive aromas, blending caramel with fruity notes! The citrus aftertaste takes away the “heaviness” of a traditional brown ale. Like the Maredsous Triple, this beer contains yeast, so it referments in the bottle.
Abbaye de Maredsous
Like many abbey beers, Maredsous is keen to stress its authentic pedigree, while still clinging tightly to the secrets of its brewing process. The monk credited with developing the current incarnations, bearing the Maredsous mark, is Father Atout. His written recipe has been carefully preserved in the abbey library. It’s safe to say, though, that this is one item that isn’t available for loan to visitors. Right up to the present day, Maredsous beers are brewed following, not only the original Benedictine recipe, but also the Benedictine philosophy. As a result, a large proportion of the profits made from the beer sales flows back to charity.