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Maredsous 6 - Blonde - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
87
very good

406 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | 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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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74%

12-22-2011 21:23:12 | More by Marc33
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

1.13/5  rDev -70.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Australia

2.28/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought this beer on a whim whilst out driving with Teaser and the midgets at Thirroul Cellars. Sadly out of BBE by 1 month: 06 2007. Interesting to see it's brewed by Duvel Moortgat, so I was intitially excited.

Poured into a tulip glass an amber orange with slight haze and an off white soapy head. Plenty of stickyness, clinging well to the glass. A couple of clumpy yeast doo-dads managed to make their way over.

Intitial aroma of spice, malt and yeast, giving way to a bready yeastyness, almost like cakes with burnt honey or sugar. Very sweet aroma, spices of citrus peel and ginger.

On the first mouthful and swallow, I got a big fat NOTHING. Then on the second helping, a slight amount of malt and Belgian yeast flavour, giving way to a hint of alcohol, and then it kind of snaps off. I'm not sure if I've got the same beer as everyone else has reviewed. Ling-Ling very dissapointed... There seems to be a lingering something, like burnt honey again, and a watery body. Well carbonated though.

Not a beer I'll be rushing back for. Hope the other 2 offerings are better.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 09:29:20 | More by revdrjbob
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

12-24-2011 11:34:56 | More by jophish17
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bark

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Colour is deep golden yellow. The small foam is white.

The smell is quite straightforward with a sweet scent of malt.

The carbonation is rather strong, almost too much.

The first taste that hits the mouth is alcohol. But that is soon replaced wit ha mild bitterness combined with a balanced maltiness. Bitter hops and a fruity note of green apples dominate the aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2004 20:54:43 | More by bark
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illidurit

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at burger. in Santa Cruz. Pours a bright fleshy orange color with a creamy white head. Aroma has a prominent booze note, along with some light spiciness and a bit of honey/caramel sweetness. The sweet cakey malt note comes out more in the flavor. Not much else going on here, kind of a simple beer. There's an astringent hard water/mineral note that leaves the palate unclean. This slowly overtakes the sweetness, and about halfway through the glass it's pretty distracting. A rather unsatisfying beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2011 00:52:32 | More by illidurit
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

01-20-2014 03:27:43 | More by Brushkanna
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negroobserver

New York

2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Maredsous 6 Blonde
Poured into a traditional hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: 3.5
Pours with a large, light and fluffy head. About three to four inches. Color is clear golden, with light reddish/pink hues. Substantial visible carbonation in the glass.

SMELLS: 2.5
Not much going on in this category. I smells like a traditional hefeweizen. Nothing exceptional.

TASTE: 3
As expected, a pretty strong presence of wheat. Hints of sourness. Mild hoppy bitterness at the end.

MOUTHFEEL: 2.0
Light watery texture. Crisp. Most of the carbonation was lost in the pour. Very disappointed with the loss of the carbonation. It really affects the enjoyment of the beer.

OVERALL: 3.0

I like the beer, but my expectations of a Trappist were much greater. I tried the Maredsous Tripel a few days ago and it was also equally disappointing. Sad but true. I'm particularly disappointed with this one because Hefeweizen's aren't difficult to make and for a Trappist, I expect perfection. Sadly, this one doesn't even come close.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 04:20:27 | More by negroobserver
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a clear yellow with a small amount of white head and some visible carbonation.

S - Not much of a nose. The yeast smell is present with hints of citrus fruit.

T - Crispy malty flavour with a definite yeast aftertaste.

M - Light body with some minor carbonation.

D - Not a style that I generally prefer. This one is ok, but not a beer that I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 00:04:54 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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jrallen34

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I drank this from a tap into a chalice.

It pours a medium dark gold with a ginfe white head and very good lacing. Color is much darker than the normal blonde.

The smell is funky, notes of hops but a very bitter tinge.

The tatse is a little complex with sweet start and bitter finish, not really what I was expecing. Nothing special that I'd get again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2009 18:29:50 | More by jrallen34
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sewald

Brazil

2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dense and unfiltered, amber-coloured. Nice creamy top with an also nice lace. Strong and malty smell, making you feel like you're about to drink a very heavy beer...

However when drinking I felt a very light beer, with a small barley taste. Bitter-like mouthfeel, goes down too fast. I honestly expected a heavier-bodied beer for its smell and ABV (6%) but I found it very light and easygoing.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2006 21:54:19 | More by sewald
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simoen

Belgium

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-01-2013 09:01:10 | More by simoen
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BellsFan

Michigan

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-31-2012 21:59:25 | More by BellsFan
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-10-2012 07:49:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-01-2012 17:12:09 | More by Kahlerbock
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starlight37

Korea (South)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-19-2013 18:15:03 | More by starlight37
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-08-2012 23:00:36 | More by rusty3335
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Hughlegit

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-08-2012 02:06:47 | More by Hughlegit
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Baileux

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-19-2013 19:17:21 | More by Baileux
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

ABV 6%.
Poured into a tulip type of glass. One finger of head, white in colour and thick, that didn't stay for long. Colour is pale golden,slighty haze in my second pour after I shook the bottle a bit. with average activity in the glass.
Sweet aroma. A smell of old bread that thankfully is quite faint and it's cobered by aromas of dark fruits.
Dark fruits like plums and dates also traceable on the taste. You could say it has a sweet taste.
Medium thickness on the body and average carbonation.
Overall, hmm. There are better samples of the type out there, and I know because I have tried some.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 18:49:50 | More by Douberd
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mdfb79

New York

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 06/04/11 notes. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy bright orange color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice, ncie head retention.

s - Smells of mint, spice, Belgian yeast, and light fruity malts. The small amount of what I can onyl describe as mint lowers this one a bit for me.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, spice, yeast, and bready malts. Pretty light on all fronts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a pretty average Beglian pale ale. Smell has a little mint to it and if it had a little more going on in the taste it could be better, but solid none the less.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 16:52:06 | More by mdfb79
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larsee01

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Glass bottle poured into chimay goblet

A--Deep reddish-amber hue. Clear with small head. Head is leaving decent lacing. Effervescent.

S--Sweet and spicy. Ripe banana and clove. Candied fig and raisin. Mild sour from yeast but overwhelmingly malty/sweet.

T--Initially pronounced metallic and bready. Rather dry and not so sweet as it smelled. Not really boozy tasting at 6%. Mild straw and little bitterness. Balanced and rather simple.

M--Dry as aforementioned. Almost powdery. Clean on the palate with little of anything lingering.

D--ok sipper. not much more to say.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 03:15:38 | More by larsee01
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Loki

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 33cl bottle I brought back from Lille, France with a Best Before date of 10 2004.

Poured a clear copper color with a big white, cloud like head. Great lacing, sheats of it clung to the glass almost like a white chalk sketch of a section of the Alps with sharp rocky peaks and lots of them. Nice bubbles of carbonation on the side of the glass at the beginning, but seemed to disappear without any fanfare.

The aromas were fairly muted and not what I would expect from a Blanche or Blonde as it said on the bottle. I detected scents of malt and yeast with very faint hints of spice. I let it warm and sit for quite a bit hopping it would open up, with little success. The nose opened slightly but it was as if it just wanted to show a little and was too tired to come out and play.

The taste profile was fairly bland and unimpressive. It started with slightly sweet malt, some yeast, and mild citrus. Little to no spice or hops were present. Very shut down. Bottle shock perhaps? The finish was unusually dry. It left me wanting water and was a little unpleasant.

Overall, very disappointing. I will try another, but it will be very difficult to obtain for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2003 12:36:29 | More by Loki
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Satyr179

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-01-2013 08:00:06 | More by Satyr179
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cisteve

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-07-2012 01:52:14 | More by cisteve
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Maredsous 6 - Blonde from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.