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Maredsous 6 - Blonde - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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442 Ratings

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of CoffeeNBeer
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This my first review. I try it my best!

I had drink Maredsous Blonde 6 before 3 months, but not by speacial glass from orgin factory. No more impression that time.

I like the speacial glass, it is a especial glass in Belgian beer glasses. I think the glass change my total mind of Maredsous beer.

I drink a 330ml bottle. slight smell with the white head. The taste begin with light sweet and finish with a little bit bitter. Generally speaking , this is a cleanly feeling of taste beer between Belgian and German hefewisen flavor.

CoffeeNBeer, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of tbeckett
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice pillowy white head of one and a half fingers. Lot's of carbonation, not quite bright, but definately not hazy. Typical blonde colour, almost golden. Head sticks to the sides of the glass nicely leaving attractive lacing. Looks filtered which is odd.

S - Nice hops compliment the yeast. Some citrus is present with some banana. Nice and fruity.

T - Yeast is very present. Maybe some mild spice. Fruitiness is very subdued compared to the aroma.

M - Sort of a dusty feel. Carbonation is nice, lingers for a while as well.

D - Fairly high drinkability. Not an amazing BPA but I've had much worse. I could have a few no problem.

tbeckett, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of xylophonica
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a tulip.

A - Delicate head, dark amber coloured liquid.

S - Creamy, sweet berry aroma.

T - Wood/oak and sweet berries. Good carbonation which dissolves in the mouth. Little bit of banana as well.

M - Spicy and lively - little aftertaste to mention. Probably a touch too harsh...

D - A solid BPA but a bit lacking in character. Taste is solid without doing anything unusual or special.

xylophonica, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of BBP
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Light amber with good carbonation and head. Fairly frothy and good lacing.

S- Belgian spices and slight yeast. Faint fruitiness. Lot's of things that I come to expect to smell in Belgian beers. A bit faint.

T- Apple and pear notes from the start accompanied by light spice and leading into yeast flavor. A bit of a honey taste as well. some buttery taste in the aftertaste.

M- Creamy and full, pretty smooth overall, but felt a bit overcarbonated. A bit thin for the style, but that being said, it doesn't feel too thin.

D- Nice flavor, and pretty light for a Belgian. I could see myself having a few of these. A good example of the style, but nothing to blow you away.

BBP, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle 6,0% Abv

Appearance: Maredsous 6 pours a slightly clouded shade of gold with a decently sized head (but honestly a bit disappointing by Belgian standards) that displays reasonable retention and leaves good lace.

Smell: The nose is a great mix of fruitiness and spices. Initially the fruit dominate, with aromas of slightly bitter orange peel, peaches, banana and paw-paw all noted, a little more sniffing and the spices (cloves, coriander and some white pepper) become apparent. As the beer warms the spices and fruit are present in equal measure.

Taste: The flavour is pretty much a continuation of the nose, with a great mix of fruit and spices. Banana dominates the fruity side of the taste and clove and coriander the spicy.
The finish is clean and smooth, with a hint of acidity.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of smooth, airy carbonation, very enjoyable.

Drinkability: In most abbey style ranges the enkel is overlooked in favour of the stronger Dubbel and Tripel styles, but it's fairly simple flavour and lower strength make it a great, refreshing drinking beer.

Thehuntmaster, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of russwbeck
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden color with a decent white head, lots of bubbles and nice lacing.

S: Typical Belgian, although very light. Maybe some citrus and spices coming up.

T: Very light and refreshing with a dry finish, nothing spectacular, but not all that impressive.

MF: Very light body with appropriate carbonation. Very smooth.

D: All day long in the summer. While i prefer darker, more substantial beers, I wouldn't turn this down.

russwbeck, Oct 12, 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 waldoiverson
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into tulip glass

A: remarkably clear, very fine and energetic carbonation, more toward golden than blond

S: strong smell of a very soft yeast that is great for the style, a bit of pear and vanilla

T: some green apple then a bit of a sharp acidic note that softens but leaves an ever so slight medicinal aftertaste from what i'll assume are phenols and not bad yeast

M: it is a bit thing with very aggressive carbonation that pulled down the experience a fair amount, it has bite but not that much flavor or body to grab into

D: it's an OK beer but with lots of other beers in the same style and price range, i'll probably not be returning here super soon

waldoiverson, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of homebrewhawk
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. Poured a lighter gold with a finger of big bubbled white head. Fruity aroma with some Belgian yeast spice. Light to medium bodied. Fair amount of noble hop bitterness. Lightly spicy. A little citrus. Nothing earth shattering, but very refreshing and drinkable.

homebrewhawk, Aug 15, 2010
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 OWSLEY069
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean yellow color with a big white head. In the aroma, dry candy sugar and quite flowery. In the taste, flowery and yeasty. A smooth and medium to light mouthfeel, with a semi dry yeasty to clean aftertaste. Nice blonde, but bigger than most.

OWSLEY069, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of jeranbrews
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful clear bright amber cedar color.  
Two fingers of fluffy cloud white head and strong clumpy lacing

S - A bit dry. There is an adjunct smell. Some corn maybe.   Generic unspecific.

T - Taste is dry but with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Like sugar and citron fruit.

M - Lovely mouthfeel. Like carbonated whole milk.  Fizzy and creamy at the same time.

D - dry crisp good summer beer not overly comeplex but great in this ridiculously humid weather.

jeranbrews, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of crossovert
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, best before 06 2011. Slightly chilled.

Pours into my tulip a clear, pale amber with a big, billowing, foamy off-white head. As it recedes it does leave some very nice lacing.

Smell is prototypical Belgian pale It has a nice graininess, but also a fragrant yeast twang. It is mostly fruity, with a tiny hint of hoppy spice.

The flavor is the same with more fruit, more twang, and a slight alcoholic tinge. The hops linger over the rest of the beer with a nice subtlety.

It is a solid pale ale, one that I would go back to, and one that s fairly cheap as well.

crossovert, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of Mjoepp
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with white head which disappears quickly.

S: Yeast, coriander. Doesn't taste to much for beeing a belgian beer.

T: Yeast, coriander, sweet fruits and caramells. Aftertaste is yeasty and light bitter feeling to it.

O: Remember it as better on tap. Otherwise good for the price.

Mjoepp, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured ontap into a Maredsous glass. Bright hazy gold in color with a decent head and lots of lace.

Smell/Taste: Has alot of characteristics of a golden ale. Belgian yeasts, there in aroma and taste, giving off a soft fruityness and grainy flavor. Grassy euro hops on the outskirts of flavor central, which features a predominant sweetness hinting at honey baked bread.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and quite smooth.

Drinkability: A run of the mill blonde but a decent session beer. A bit tame for the style but enjoyable nonetheless.-

Stinkypuss, Jul 13, 2010
Photo of Brabander
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one of the better blond beers. Poured in my Maredsous chalice the beer is goldenyellow with a big head. Very little carbonation.

A bit of a peppery smell and i smell some bread, Smell is OK.

Nice taste, i had the bottle a bit too warm but the beer is forgiving.

With a good mouthfeel and a good drinkability it is a blond which is worth to try.

Brabander, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of sfprint
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Hazy tan in color. Extremely heady.

S: Yeasty, hefeweizen like. To me, indistinguishable from a german hefeweizen

T: Quite hefeweizen like but with a sweet doughy taste. Also kinda banana-y.

M: Somewhat heavy in some way, hard to describe.

O: Okay, but not great. Definitely unique.

sfprint, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of generallee
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

generallee, May 26, 2010
Photo of AleWatcher
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes--
Poured into chalice

This comes out a honey-touched bourbon color. Nice and clear with almost 2 fingers of bright white head. Really looks good.

Smells lemony... grassy... very fresh. Actually smells "bright," if that makes any sense.

A little sour flavor (possibly green apple) with a nice balance of malt and slight bitterness. Crisp.

The body is nice but the carbonation is perfect.

This thing drinks a little too easily for being 6%. It would be quite easy to go through 2 bombers of this one!

AleWatcher, May 24, 2010
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 kwjd
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into the branded Maredsous Chalice. Pours a golden-orange colour. Lots of white, foamy head, with tons of bubbles. Lots of lacing too. Smells yeasty, but I'm not getting too much else. The taste has some sweetness to it, with a little bit of hop bitterness. Pleasant enough, but certainly not my favourite from the style. Nice carbonation level.

kwjd, May 10, 2010
Photo of beersheppard
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearnce: unfiltered, murky, cloudy, white head, good carbonation minimal lacing.

Smell: green apple, yeast.

Taste: mild, aplle, lemon, very clean and pleasant.

Mouthfeel: fizzy and creamy.

Drinkability: refreshing and easy drinking, would definitely get again.

beersheppard, May 02, 2010
Photo of sprucetip
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Very active, clear, amber, thick pillowy foam with good retention and some lacing.

Sweet caramel malty and fruity yeasty character. Add a bit of nutty and dark fruity tones. Very nice. Has legs, and gets richer and stronger as it warms.

Many of the same influences as the nose, but not as rich or complex.

Solidly medium body, some richness, finishes clean.

Mighty easy drinking, particularly when consumed in a relative beer wasteland (Thailand) where macro-lagers are king. I may have overrated as a result, but this is a solid brew regardless of where you enjoy it.

sprucetip, Apr 28, 2010
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 gatornation
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

gatornation, Apr 24, 2010
Maredsous 6 - Blonde from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.