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Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Golden beer with a characteristically fresh bouquet and sweet after-taste.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2009
From bottle at Bar Music Hall, Shoreditch. Clear amber with a medium head. Spicy and somewhat fruity character, good dryness towards the finish. An OK blond that needs that little extra to shine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - JAN 12, 2009
Pours clear copper colour with a small head. Taste has some bready malts with hops giving flowery and citrusy notes. Also notes of yeast and spices. Light and crisp mouthfeel. Nice, well-drinkable ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wynne (28) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
I had a bottle of this and two other Maredsous given as a gift with the goblet. I’d never tried it before, and I found it quite pleasant. A classic Belgian blond, it doesn’t stand out in a good way or a bad way as Belgian beers go. I’d compare it to a stronger-flavored Hoegaarden, rather yeasty and bready in flavor without the citrus note. You might find a similarity to Duvel, or in America, to Victory’s Whirlwind Witbier, but of those three I’d say I like Duvel the best. I’m more interested to try the 8 and the 10 from Maredsous.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Draft served in Maredsous goblet. Body poured hazy copper, slightly darker top to bottom, with a ring of white head. Nose was spicy yeast, hay, slight fruity esters. Flavor is smooth wheaty, light spiciness, lightly citric. Finished with good carbonation and phenols on the tip of the tongue. The palate was rather smooth and that was probably the only surprise. Not bad but not great either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Lika frisk som smältvatten, som om den lagrats i en glaciär. Smaken är mångförgrenad, sticker iväg åt flera håll, men hålls samman av en klart definierad beska. Det som gör störst intryck i de framträdande fruktiga tonerna.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1848) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Sampled on draft, served in a Maredsous goblet. Amber medium bodied Belgian Ale yeasty, citrus, spice flavors. On the lighter side, but still retains its Belgian qualities.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2009
<i>Bottle (330ml).</i> Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a large diminishing foamy off-white head. Nice aroma is yeasty, sweet and fruity along with some spices. Flavour’s the same, yeasty, fruity, slightly spicy and has a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. A very good beer, it’s well made and quite enjoyable to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Bottled. Dark for a blonde beer, with a scumy head . Citrus and malt scent. Moderately carbonated. Quite bitter and dry. Lemons predominate with some biscuit but not especially malty. A bit bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Straling (363) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle 33cl. Pours a clear coppor colour with a normal size head an carbonation. Aroma gives away some fruits, also some spices and some hops there too. Taste is also fruity and hoppy, very sweet aftertaste and a little bit of smokeyness in the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3201) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at Academie de la Biere. Pours a clear dark yellow with a white head and good lacings. Strong smells of Belgian yeast esters. Dry and sweet. Aromas of Belgian yeast. Hint of metals. Medium body. Very soft carbonation. Dry pilsnerish finish.


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