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Maredsous 6 - Blonde - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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very good

417 Ratings

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2002)
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Reviews by Voonder:
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Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Thanks a lot bobsy for this!
Pours clear golden color with one finger white head. Smell - extensive plum-like fruitiness hits nose at first, then maltiness, very soft pleasant aroma. Taste - wow, I haven't had belgium for a while. Malts, some plums, raisins, some pleasant bitterness in the back. Very good carbonation, light, easy drinker, great beer. Very enjoyable. Thanks a lot Rob!

05-08-2009 05:11:13 | More by Voonder
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%

Had this on tap at the Half Moon in Kennett Square,a real nice golden/orange color with a very sticky head,very fruity aroma of banana and a slight pineapple aroma.Taste is slightly yeasty with some nice fruity tones almost to easy to drink.Seeing I was on the roof outside drinking this it seemed to go down even easier.Real nice.

07-31-2003 01:56:39 | More by oberon
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-14-2012 21:39:15 | More by beerhunter13
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-26-2011 05:11:56 | More by Parke
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1/5  rDev -74%

12-22-2011 21:23:12 | More by Marc33
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-01-2013 08:00:06 | More by Satyr179
Photo of generallee

New York

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

Presentation: It was poured from a stubby brown 11.2oz bottle into my Westmalle Trappist chalice. The abv is listed as 6% and there is a "Best before" date of 05 2011. The back label also has a short description of the beer.

Appearance: Its body has a deep orange amber color with a very slight haze to it. It is also full of visible carbonation racing up to the head. The head is just off white in color and very thick and creamy. It has excellent retention and it maintains a good cap of foam until the end.

Smell: In the nose I get sweet bready and yeasty notes with some light fruity and medicinal estery notes. There is a bit of alcohol as well.

Taste/Palate: The flavor is fruity, estery, sweet and bready with solid herbal bitterness from the hops. Mild fruity notes of peach, red apples skins and pear are suggested on my tongue. The palate is very creamy and smooth but still quite lively from the carbonation.

Notes: It is a very enjoyable Blonde for sure with nice balance of malt and hops.

05-26-2010 14:27:06 | More by generallee
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2011 07:37:36 | More by TimoP
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-15-2014 22:36:04 | More by petewheeler
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2011 22:55:38 | More by Jason
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-29-2012 02:12:08 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-30-2014 00:10:27 | More by cbradio
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2014 09:53:14 | More by innominat
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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

Best head ever. Poured clear gold with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, candy sugar, and spice. Taste was very understated. Typical Belgian-sweet, with a nice malty back. More yeast ester flavors as the beer warms and settles. Light mouthfeel.

12-05-2008 21:26:25 | More by magictrokini
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-31-2013 20:19:16 | More by jiffymon
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Ontario (Canada)

1.13/5  rDev -70.6%

Appearance: light gold; slight haze; head fades fast

Aroma: metallic; a bit tart; sour apple or grapes

Taste & Mouthfeel: sharp bit on the tongue, very acidic; thin body; below average carbonation, almost flat at times; very short; somewhat vegetal, metallic again

Overall: very unpleasant and bland - like drinking tin; can't even finish it

* Wondering if it was a bad bottle, doesn't seem consistent with other reviews

04-06-2012 16:51:08 | More by BGDrock
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West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours a slightly hazed pale golden hue with a bright white head fine bubbled effervescent texture. Fine even Belgian style lacing. Aromatics have light biscuit malt sweetness with a touch of tropical fruit and pear juice...a nice welcoming herbal slightly citric hop nose going on as well. Clean biscuit malts hit the palate first with a backend of fruitiness and herbal grassiness in the finish. A touch of white pepper from the yeast used, but overall a very complex low alcohol session ale from Maredsous. Finishes pretty dry with yeast spice and grassy hops, nice straight forward Belgian pale ale...efferevescent carbonation dead on to the style. Overall experience is a good one, a beer I would definitely come back to, but for 3.50 a pop at the local I'm sure sixers of American craft beers will be my go to still.

04-30-2011 20:11:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-01-2013 09:01:10 | More by simoen
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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

A - Beautiful dark golden color with very modest head that rapidly dissipates and leaves little lacing. No cloudiness.

S - Very sweet aroma. Faint hop presence; very fruity.

T - Sweet and almost sugary (but not overpoweringly sweet). A very tiny bit of hop presence adds a bit of depth and helps to balance the sweetness. For me, it's still a bit too sweet to pair with anything; I enjoy this simply by itself.

M - A bit thin, but pleasant nonetheless. The carbonation is a bit lighter than what I would hope for, but it is still quite refreshing.

O - A very solid refreshing pale ale. I can't say I'm a fan of the style, but I certainly can't complain about this one. I would actually recommend this over Duvel. It's quite reasonably priced in my area as well, so I would definitely recommend this to fans of the style.

08-27-2011 18:28:53 | More by mikedotnet
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United Kingdom (England)

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

A nice Belgian Blonde. More orangey-gold than blond in colour. Yeasty, orange-rind nose, lightly flowery. Flavour is dry, citric and lightly spicy, yeasty. Pretty faultless, and easy to get along with. Soft, round, balanced, with an interesting yeasty/spicey character, pretty much how i like my paler Belgian ales to be, very tasty.

08-16-2004 16:55:26 | More by rastaman
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gave this beer a big white head that settles into a pretty nice lacing above a hazy honey golden colored blonde.

When I first took a whiff of this I really didn't get much coming off it so I swirled the glass as I held it close to my nose and this released a lot of light and different aromas. Light hops, grains, grapes, yeast, dark fruits and even lighter of alcohol, spices, and apricots.

A light darker fruits taste, light yeast with some washed out grain malts sneaking in there.

A light dry slightly bitter aftertaste on the medium bodied affair.

05-25-2012 23:39:34 | More by LXIXME
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-07-2012 01:52:14 | More by cisteve
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

02-22-2013 13:50:24 | More by JMS1512
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 15:20:31 | More by azorie
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

My beer poured a deep clear golden color with a thick one inch head and an off white color. Nice froathy bubbles in the body. The nose was malty, sweet and the taste was more of the same with some citrus notes and a hop presence. Medium body and easy drinking.

02-10-2008 19:08:21 | More by ggaughan
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Maredsous 6 - Blonde from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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