Maredsous 6 - Blonde | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
567
Reviews:
219
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
114
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gave this beer a big white head that settles into a pretty nice lacing above a hazy honey golden colored blonde.

When I first took a whiff of this I really didn't get much coming off it so I swirled the glass as I held it close to my nose and this released a lot of light and different aromas. Light hops, grains, grapes, yeast, dark fruits and even lighter of alcohol, spices, and apricots.

A light darker fruits taste, light yeast with some washed out grain malts sneaking in there.

A light dry slightly bitter aftertaste on the medium bodied affair.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into chalice, best before 9/2014. Pours moderately cloudy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, hops, and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of pale malt, hops, fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a very nice malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of pale malt, hops, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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