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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: 13
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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sewald

Brazil

2.95/5  rDev -23.4%

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.

09-27-2006 21:54:19 | More by sewald
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haz77

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

A - Pours a clear golden amber, with a fluffy white head. This drops slightly leaving plenty of lacing behind. A few small streamers keep the head in place.

S - Big hit of clove, yeast, ripe banana, orange peel, phenols, spicy backbone. Very inviting.

T - Begins with a very restrained fruitiness, with nothing really happening of note, in terms of flavour, until the middle. Clove appears very briefly at this point, before spicy phenols overtake it and are joined by fruity yeast in the finish. Aftertaste is bitter/sweet, with background notes of orange peel and bubblegum.

M - Starts light, but becomes medium in body and smooth. Soft and slightly prickly carbonation.

D - It's certainly worth a go, and in my opinion is easily the best of the Maredsous offerings.

08-28-2006 11:47:27 | More by haz77
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6%

A: Blonde with a mountain of fluffy, white head; nice retention and lace.

S: Very fruity. Plenty of bubble-gum esters that actually seem more British than Belgian.

T: Tastes more Belgian than it smells. There's still plenty of Juicy-Fruit esters to move you, but there's also a little earth and spice (hops/yeast?). Good bittersweet balance, with a crisp, dry finish.

M: Highly attenuated, light body, very digestible. Carbonation is assertive.

D: Approachable & engaging, but I don't think I could session it.

06-24-2006 16:17:51 | More by Derek
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

330ml bottle bought from Gapwines, Belfast...

Poured a light golden orange colour... Slightly off white head poured very big and foamy and faded to nice layer...

Aroma - Spicy fruits, burnt orange, creamy vanilla, some light cinnamon notes, spicy hops, light caramel maltiness...

Taste – Fruity (spicy apple?), light sweetness, spicy caramel malts, bready notes, floral honey, some vanilla...

Feel - Quite smooth with slight sharpness underneath. Medium body. Pretty drinkable...

Overall - A pretty good beer... Definitely worth a try...

04-03-2006 10:32:10 | More by mdagnew
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Scheity

New York

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

It's a simple beer with a simple taste, but it's brewed by Duvel, so it can't be that terrible. And it's not.

The nose fills up a bit bigger than do most pale ales, sticking to the glass with reasonable fortitude. It offers a nice hoppy smell and some floral tones.

In terms of flavor, there's not a great deal to deal with. It's a bit spicy, which is pretty cool, but the hops never enter the scene in a dashing fashion, leaving much to be desired in the end result.

03-09-2006 17:08:13 | More by Scheity
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

This looks promising, not too many Belgians available in Korea that I haven't heard of before. Pricy, but promising.
Awesome color that I can only describe as Neon Brown combined with foamy, rich, everlasting head. Fresh taste with wheat, citrus, and yeast. Looking Good.
Starts with a pronounced flavor that incoporates all its nose characteristics into a crisp finish and good aftertaste. Another taste that comes to mind is orange peel. Stands up well in the mouth, especielly for a blonde.
This is a very good, well made beer. It is high quality, just not exactly to my taste, but still very enjoyable as well as being a joy to look at. Worth whatever they're charging.

09-17-2005 14:05:27 | More by daliandragon
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paterlodie

Belgium

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

BB 12-2007 Great poorout with huge head forming and forever lasting and leaving beautifull patterns on the glas. Nose is very fruity mostly strawberry but also litle malts but overal light. Taste is lot better with good strong maltynes, alcoholic bite, fres and fruity with blackcurrant note and good but moderate bitterness. Litle sweetness cause of fruityness but overal dry caracter. Great carbonisation makes with taste a good mouthfeel and easily drinkable.

07-22-2005 20:00:50 | More by paterlodie
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

02-03-2005 04:10:42 | More by Sammy
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Paddez

Belgium

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%

Appearance: Clear, orange brew with a nice, 'pillowy' head.
There's some lacing hat clings to the glass.
Smell: Sweet, fruity with some yeast. Nothing too complex.
Taste: Light with bread, citrus fruits and a malty finish.
Mouthfeel: Quite fizzy, but not bad overall
Drinkability: Good

Nothing special or overly intresting but still a well-made and solid abbey blonde. There are much better beers available in this style though. (St. Feuillien, Florival)

12-08-2004 20:47:48 | More by Paddez
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bark

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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.

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

A nice Belgian Blonde. More orangey-gold than blond in colour. Yeasty, orange-rind nose, lightly flowery. Flavour is dry, citric and lightly spicy, yeasty. Pretty faultless, and easy to get along with. Soft, round, balanced, with an interesting yeasty/spicey character, pretty much how i like my paler Belgian ales to be, very tasty.

08-16-2004 16:55:26 | More by rastaman
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mwrseeley

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

A thick, cloudy head, resplendent with an abundance of lace, adorns a golden-orange body. Not unexpectedly, the pillowy head does not retain its vigour and begins its slow descent. Beautiful.

Fruitiness is readliy apparent on the nose and the taste is surprisingly, but not detrimentally, strong. A bit lighter on the palate than I was expecting but still quite delicious.

A bottle of Maredsous Blonde 6 is quite expensive here in Korea - costing 4000 won.

07-27-2004 13:32:28 | More by mwrseeley
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Boto

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

75cl bottle: This pours a golden, yellow color. There was a huge white head. Some lacing. It is also a bit fizzy. The aroma is slightly malty. Is this going to be a Belgian attempt at a macro? Maybe not. Some faint floral notes and fruit in there also. A lighter malt sweetness than you usually get with the Abbey style. Some yeastiness and breadiness to the taste. Maybe a few faint fruits also. Good, but a little light.

07-08-2004 20:06:46 | More by Boto
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donnebaby

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Nice-looking beer to look at, a frozen amber color with an off-white top of foam that divides unevenly and snowdrifts up and down the glass. Smell is dominantly raisins, with a freshness of apple added in. Also some alcohol whiffs. Straightfoward and enjoyable.

The taste is simple and yummy, delivering a light candy-like sweetness (perhaps vitamin C tablets??) that melds with the creamy, light fizz mouthfeel. An OK hop presence after-the-fact. After-affects of oatmeal raisin cookies.

Not an incredibly memorable beer--but highly enjoyable to drink. I could drink many I imagine.

05-21-2004 14:59:39 | More by donnebaby
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Hazy pale orange with a great big pillowy soft head. Head settles down to a thin, but persistent layer and leaves behind good lace. Good looking beer.

Lots of fruit in the nose, a sharp citrus tang and yeast. Flowery overall.

Nice balance of malt and hops. Sharp sting from the carbonation alongside a lemony sting lets you when it hits your mouth. A little more edge to this than I might normally expect from a blonde beer.

Decent beer, part of a Maredsous 6/8/10 sampler pack. Gotta go investigate another.

02-08-2004 14:23:27 | More by TerryW
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

Very enjoyable brew.
This product arrived a very deep golden hue with orange high lights.
The head was almost 2 fingers which quickly disapated leaving a thin island lace and an abundance of glass cling.
Aroma was a little disappointing in that a minor yeast scent was the only noticeable item.
Carbonation was light and the body medium.
Taste seemed a collection of fruits (citrus heavy) to begin with a light bitter back that stays for the duration.
Nice.

11-16-2003 01:00:29 | More by Shiloh
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

It comes in a large brown bottle with a thin neck and bulbous top. It pours a muddy copper with an overly big beige head. The head may be a result of all that pent up effervescence trying to funnel through that thin bottleneck. The aroma of malt, hops, yeast and alcohol (Hmmm, the ingredients) are not all that obvious and fades with the head. The medium malt body contains a lightly sour yeasty flavor, a mild sweetness and an astringent and lightly citrus bitterness. It's just a tad watery and lacking in upfront aromas and flavors, but I like it...and it blends and balances towards the end of the glass.

09-12-2003 13:56:42 | More by BeerResearcher
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Loki

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

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

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Came out a deep clear orangish gold under a firm but bubbly off white head, which lingered well and left some very good lace. The nose was fruity sweet, while the mouth was (too) heavily carbonated but light in texture. The initial taste has the typical francophone fruity sweetness. The hops come on strong soon thereafter, though, leaving a very crisp, just this side of harsh impression. The aftertaste is mildly bitter, but a bit thinner than I would prefer. Overall an excellent beer, but still missing something.

07-31-2003 09:21:16 | More by Globetrotter
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oberon

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

07-31-2003 01:56:39 | More by oberon
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +19%

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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Gusler

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

The pour a nice golden-orange color, moderate sized head, frothy, brilliant white color, fine sheets of lace to coat the glass. Nose is sweetly fruity like a ripe banana, malt, citrus, and quite pleasant. Begins sweet, top has a moderate mouth feel. The finish is modestly acidic, pleasantly hopped, quite dry aftertaste. As for me, I normally don't care for "Blondes" at least where beer is concerned!!!, but I find this one quite quaffable.

11-08-2002 10:51:31 | More by Gusler
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Maredsous 6 - Blonde from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.