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Maredsous 6 - Blonde - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
87
very good

422 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

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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One of my favourite Belgian Ales, has a lovely golden clear appearance, lovely foamy head and crisp mouthfeel. Taste is typical of the Belgian styles I've had but is still distinctly unique.

My only complaint is that we only get the small bottles imported to RSA.

07-02-2013 09:26:41 | More by brendan123
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Drank this one last night but remember it was excellent and it made me a bigger fan of this belgian pale ale style. It poured with a big and inviting head which gave off a great fruity aroma. It's taste was complex and had fruitnotes and good balance. I highly recomend this beer and will be drinking this one frequently. It has a great drinkability cause it's light mouthfeel and finish but extra goog all aroung package.
Count me in. Only draw back is the price but I think it's worth it on this one.

11-24-2002 16:15:26 | More by OatmattStout
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pours a slightly hazy golden sunset color with a 2 finger white head with perfect carbonation that settles nicely to very white lace and ring
the smell is light floral hops some caramel malts and some fruit and spice
the taste is superb its crisp pale malts balanced with some citrus hops mixed in with yeast some bananas clove and rounded out with sweet caramel..this is a classic so delicate so smooth yet it is just full of flavor as it warms the clove and yeast just add to the taste..its a medium mouth full but full flavored..i can drink this first or last or anytime in between..delicious well made highly recommended

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Maredsous 6 Blonde. 750 ml.

Presentation
Wrapped in a sheath of parchment-colored paper, with the "Maredsous" logo printed and some text about abv., style, and the brewery. Very attractive and alluring packaging. Underneath the paper, the bottle has an unusual yellow-white, hexagonal label featuring a crest and some text. Duvel did a very nice job on the packaging.

On the back of the label:
"Maredsous Blonde is a delectable Belgian Blonde with light fruitiness, soft malting, and a dry, gently hopped finish. Brewed following Benedictine tradition under the supervision of the Abbaye de Maredsous, this dine ale has been bottle-refermented and aged for two months. Serve at 42-50°F."

Appearance:
A beautiful 3" off-white, rocky head adorns the crisp deep copper body -- looks almost like a deep, dark honey, that's how thick but clean it is. Radiant when but up to a light. Lacing is amazing -- gripping the side of the Duvel tulip like sea foam. The head eventually settles to about an inch, but the lacing still sticks to the sides in huge clumps -- reminiscent of beery honey bubble-bath. The foam tastes and feels so silky and soft!

Aroma:
Crisp pale malts, light caramel, soft fruity aroma -- banana maybe?

Taste:
This is one of the rare occasions in which I've actually enjoyed eating the foam. The pale malts are really very flavorful and they show up first, followed by a soft banana and yeasty middle. A nice smooth caramel flavor runs throughout. Tangy, fruity characteristics show up towards the end with a bit of pepperiness. The delightfully sweet/fruity/tangy/papery dry finish leaves me smacking my lips for more. In two words: mouthwatering and refreshing! I love that it displays complexity but with a soft and tempered side. It's fun to drink.

Mouthfeel,
Smooth, slick, and delightfully buttery. Medium-bodied, but a bit thin. Carbonation is there, but it's softer than I would have expected, though there's a nice bite at the end. As I mentioned earlier the foam just feels so silky smooth and adds so much to the sensory experience -- because of it, I'm awarding an extra 0.5 to the score. Note: As it warms, it loses the little bit of carbonation it has. This one's best enjoyed in its recommended range of 45-50 degrees.

Drinkability:
Tasty, complex, but soft and playful. I could drink this all day! It's 6% so there's really nothing stopping me. Wow, what a great, refreshing experience -- particularly on a hot day like today.

Notes:
I was really pleasantly surprised by Maredsous 6. I was expecting an average offering, but instead was really wowed. I really appreciate the attention to detail with this one. It doesn't try to impress with a high abv. or overly intense flavors. Instead it excels at offering the most accessible, but complex and enjoyable experience I could imagine from a Belgian Pale Ale. $8.99 @ Joe Canals.

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Maredsous 6 - Blonde from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.