Maredsous 6 - Blonde | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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564 Ratings
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Maredsous 6 - BlondeMaredsous 6 - Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
564
Reviews:
217
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
115
For Trade:
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Ratings: 564 |  Reviews: 217
Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of BGDrock
1.14/5  rDev -70.2%
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

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of revdrjbob
2.33/5  rDev -39%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of bark
2.71/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

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Photo of Brushkanna
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of illidurit
2.78/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

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Photo of pimko
2.78/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Un poco carbonatada de más

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Photo of negroobserver
2.81/5  rDev -26.4%
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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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

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Photo of mozartandmadnes
2.93/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sewald
2.96/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of simoen
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of pop-n-lock
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of BellsFan
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of starlight37
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of The_Black_Pearl
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of rusty3335
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Hughlegit
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Maredsous 6 - Blonde from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.82 out of 5 based on 564 ratings.
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