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Maredsous 6 - Blonde - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
87
very good

441 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 35 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe it was that day or the temperature. But it seemed to be an ideal time to have this blond. Smooth, straightforward, satisfying creaminess and lots of lace. Lemon, pineapple and malt, sugar, right demonstration of carbonation. Bitter and sweet and spice though drying aftertaste.
Had again 4 years later, a foamer, and bitter more than sweet and drying, a steady blond.

Sammy, Feb 03, 2005
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 4/2013.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, pineapple-like fruit, and slight yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, May 24, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

djrn2, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

zestar, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.9%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured hazy golden in color with a good sized head. A moderate level of carbonation is visible.
S: There's a light aroma of sweet malts and floral hops with some hints of bananas.
T: The taste is very similar to the aroma and has some overall sweetness. It's good, but not very strong.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and rather bubbly with the carbonation.
D: This was very thirst quenching. I would definitely have it again if I was in the mood for something Belgian that's sweet, light, and refreshing.

metter98, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of BEERchitect
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A robust Belgian Blonde Ale with a full yeasty taste and high digestability.

Maredsous 6 starts with a dark golden color, hinging on rusty colors because of the haze. A thick, creamy, and rocky head forms on the beer and in persistent fashion, leaving dense pockets of lace on the glass. A fantastic look, but perhaps darker than usual.

Fruity aromas of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, appricots, and pineapples all combine for a fruit-forward presence and moderate tartness. Light spicy-sugary-malty components decorate the frey but never rival the fruity esters. Yeasty green apples and bruised fruits give a glimpse into lesser desirable yeast characer- reminds me of some of my earlier homebrews.

Fruity flavors are better balanced with spice, malt/grain, dry sweetness, and moderate alcohols. Great initial complexity but the mid palate falls empty, then follows with a yeasty-briney-metalic taste. If the beer follows through with the initial taste it would fare even better.

Creamy, nearly fully textured up front, the beer fades quickly into a thinning (somewhat watery) feel barely into the mid palate, leaving a large portion of the session flat. But after that, the beer finishes with a whispering evaporative feel that efforlessly lifts from the mouth surfaces and making it easy to drink.

BEERchitect, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -22.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.9%

kylehay2004, May 13, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle - Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Best Before: 12/2012.

Appearance: Pours a golden-hued body with an initially tall, white head. Thin smears of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Fruity, very lightly citrusy over the bready, biscuity malts, sweet-scented light-colored syrups, liquor, spice, and yeasty dough balls.

Taste: Lightly biscuit-toned malts sprinkled with candi sugar and accented by fruity hints of Golden Delicious apples and pineapple, with a slight backing of faintly tart berries. Lightly spicy hops, low bitterness. Small spritz of alcohol. Iota of white pepper, maybe a single clove bud. Curled candied citrus peel. Some sensible warmth to the drying, sudsy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: All in all, M6 is a pretty tasty, competent blonde.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

oberon, Jul 31, 2003
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +3.9%

SocalKicks, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml squat little bottle.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with a multitude of teeming whipped egg white head, which leaves a nice patterned wall of lace around the glass as it slinks away. It smells of citrusy yeast, and some banana and clove. The taste is soft wheat and barley grain, mild zingy yeast, apple, and bitter grassy hops. The carbonation is quite mild, the body medium weight, and just cleanly smooth. It finishes a tad sweet, with the fruity yeast keeping things palatable.

An enjoyable hoppy Belgian pale ale, very easy to drink.

biboergosum, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a thick, three-finger head of off-white, bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of caramel, yeast, and a dry fruity sweetness.

T - It tasted of spicy yeasty and sweet caramel. There was a light fruitiness of apple and berries.

M - It was crisp, sharp and had a fizzy bite. A light to medium-bodied beer that is refreshing and easy drinking.

D - This is a very nice Belgian pale. Good character and flavor.

zeff80, May 16, 2010
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jason, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

WVbeergeek, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle. Biere Belge d'abbaye.

Highly clouded, heavily carbonated, lush, creamy white head, golden color.

Aroma: spice and citrus galore, drizzled with honey. Coriander and pepper, lemon zest, some floral notes.

Taste: the above flavors return, a little sweet, a little funky, clean and smooth. Abundant flavor, while remaining mild and accessible.
Fresh, lively, each drink urges another. Appetizing, and inviting.

Light bodied, lean finish, a burst of citrus and spice on every sip.
Always enjoyable.

feloniousmonk, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MarkyMOD, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of smcolw
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the opportunity to try this in Europe, compliments of a friend who regularly travels to Belgium for fresh beer.

This beer pours with yeasty beasties and is pretty cloudy to boot. Light orange in color.

Traditional Belgian aromas--some sourness and citrus.

Powerful corriander spice with a sourness from the fermentation process. Nice full body that is counterbalanced by a high level of carbonation.

This is a pleasant Belgian offering, on the lighter side but still very flavorful.

smcolw, Sep 02, 2007
Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a La Chouffe goblet in low altitude Galway, Ireland.

A: Pours a three finger head lacking cream but of fair thickness. Dark copper colour. Appealing. Good retention.

Sm: Yeast, maybe some spice hops, cream, buttery notes. Not horribly complex, but pleasant.

T: Very balanced buttery hoppy notes, no esters, delightful cream throughout, and crystal malt. Well built for the style; avoids too many bittering hops. The yeast doesn't come through.

Mf: Exquisitely light. Buttery and creamy. Delicately handled crystal malt work here. A bit too wet, but otherwise quite nice.

Dr: Very good, but not the best abbey beer available. Certainly worth a try, but it doesn't come cheaply. You'll enjoy it, but it's not amazing. The ABV isn't as well hidden as it could be; but it does result in a pleasant warming effect.

kojevergas, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a clear/translucent yellow with a firm white head, great Belgian lace.

S: Mix of sourdough bread and yeast esters.

T: Heavy on the yellow apples. Classic Belgian ester flavours. The beer has a considerably earthy, almost Bretty hop and yeast character which was quite enjoyable.

M: Smooth and creamy, light-bodied, easy to drink.

D: A very good BPA, nice flavours, good feel. I liked this lighter offering from the House of the Great Duvel.

Halcyondays, Mar 07, 2010
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Maredsous 6 - Blonde from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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