Maredsous 6 – Blonde

Additional notes 03/02/24 (pictured)

I love this glass.

The “6” appears to have been dropped from the name these days.

This is a lovely beer, but perhaps not my favorite of all of the Maredsous range these days, There is a LOT od underlying, disguised fruit here. As the beer warms it gets REALLy fruity. Lots of extra esters that I also noted below (pineapple).

Great beer and still not the best Maredsous!


Original notes 11/21/09

11.2 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA in the same stubby bottle but with the updated label (added in the last couple of years).

The kind of beer that has got lost in the American UBER-beer craze, but EXACTLY the kind of beer I would drink on a regular basis in Belgium on my umpteen trips there. Basically a “single” that drinks simply and with style.

Mild gusher. Honey colored poured with a spotty head and a medium amount of head and retention.

Nose and tastes give some simple yeast, a light note of citrus fruit and then some sweeter honey and pineapple notes. Rounded and smooth and the finish even offers the very slightest hint of acidity/funk.

Very slight dying note in the aftertaste and a touch of metal finish the beer.

Insanely drinkable, beautiful in its own simplicity this is a beer that will get overlooked far too often in the USA but actually represents the best things about Belgian brewing; simple, great quality, everyday beers that define an everyday beer culture that is missing from America.

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11/21/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.15
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