Maredsous 6 - Blonde - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
87
very good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 47 | 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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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle, poured into Leffe Chalice. Poured a large foamy head. Amber colour, hazy. Had a Belgian yeasty aroma typical of Belgian Blonde/Pale Ale. Was slightly more bitter and spicy than other BPAs I've had. Tasted notes of berries. Normal mouthfull. Overall a beer very similar to Leffe/Grimmbergen Blonde that is pleasant but holds no major surprise.

Photo of beerthirtysa
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy light peach color when held to the light, off-white head dissipates quickly but leaves some lacing.
Smell: sweet malt, warm hay, mild spice notes, but overall not too complex in aroma.
Taste: a lot of hops up front and throughout, but they aren't astringent or powerful. Wife says: a lot of grass and a lot of pepper. There's a warmth in this beer--a warming spice. Husband says: there just isn't a lot of complexity to this taste.
Mouthfeel: pleasant, sparkly feel on the tongue, clean finish.
Overall: Wife says: Not my favorite, but I'm not a big fan of hops, and this is an unusually one-note beer. Husband says: I much prefer the Maredsous 8.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of evlu1441
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured into an official Maredsous chalice. It has a a very clear golden straw colour, with a good amount of carbonation rising up to the top. There isn't much of a head to talk about. It's just a thin layer on top. It's an appetizing-looking beer, albeit somewhat ordinary.

The aroma is flowery and balanced, with green apple coming through most prominently. There is a slight syrupy-sugar smell as well. Good aroma, but again, nothing outstanding.

The taste begins some light sweetness and a surprisingly malty backbone. Much of the fruity aroma is absent in the flavour. It finishes with a hint of hoppy bitterness and a smooth malty cascade. It's very drinkable and has a medium level of carbonation.

Overall, this is a less-than-stellar offering. It's nice, but forgettable. I'd probably even prefer an Affligem Blonde to this.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a pretty hazy beautiful bright golden color with a large amount of carbonation bubbles and a finger of head that is pure white and lingers nicely, leaves a beautiful layer of silky lacing around the glass, also as soon as i popped the top on the bottle it began to foam, im not sure why it would do this because it had been sitting in my fridge for about a week and i dint shake it up at all when i took it out, odd but no harm no foul
S: a ton of the wheat scent i had expected, slight lemon and nice bread notes, also a finish like vinegar or Tabasco sauce, not sure which
T: begins with a nice wheat and bready note, then moves into a nice bright lemon note which combines with the bread and lingers nicely on the palate
M: strong carbonation which leaves a bit of a tingly feeling on the palate
O: a nice one from maredsous, taste an appearance stood out the most, the rest was pretty much what i had expected, nice quality

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Stocean1
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a three finger head into my duvel tulip, white frothy head, thick sticky lacing, great retention,cloudy golden honey colour.

Light fruit, honey, belgian yeast

Taste is banana, apple, honey, floral hops, sweet pale malt, cloves

Medium bodied with some carbonation, enough bitterness to be balanced but very easy drinking.

An excellent brew that is crisp and refreshing and seemingly sessionable.

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4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I got all three Maredsous beers and a goblet to go with them this year. I didn't know this was brewed by the same company as Duvel. Alright, I'm intrigued

Appearance: A slightly cloudy golden colour that boasts steady carbonation, although only a finger worth of head. Lots of clinging lace which I love and despite there not being a lot of head, it stuck around for a good long time.

Smell: Yeast is the prevalent with spiced bread notes. It's almost reminiscent of lemon poppyseed bread without the lemon, as a slight sugary note also appears. Warming helped but it could be a bit more potent.

Taste: Excellent, not to simple to be boring but not too ritzy tasting like most Belgians. Starts with a sweet bread taste with hints of yeast that build nicely as clove and spice notes come forward and are dusted off with a floral hop touch.

Mouthfeel: Superb transitioning, a nice carbonation that's both creamy and bubbly at the right times. Has a light yeast and sweet spiced bread aftertaste. Even the slight dryness it leaves behind grows on me.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink but not the most refreshing. Medium bodied but given the 6% ABV it does a marvellous job. I could easily drink this all night, although I'm sure I'd hit the floor awfully quick if I did. A little gassy though, but that's not a big issue.

Final Thoughts: An excellent job on this beer I must say. This is a case that the brewer knew his limitations and didn't try to push the yeast too much like so many Belgians seem to do with me. Crisp, clean, simple but not boring and certainly worth a try. Easily a rival for even the Trappist brews.

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Maredsous 6 - Blonde from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.