Beer Review: Abbaye de Maredsous 6° Blonde (5 YR Vintage)

During a recent beer run I stumbled across
this ale from Abbaye de
Maredsous
. The Maredsous 6° Blonde is a Belgian Blonde Ale that
comes in at a respectable 6% ABV. But, what I didn’t notice is that this is
also a 2011 vintage, so what would be the effect on it over a five year time
frame. Well there is only one way to know, so let’s see how it compares.

Commercial Description:

The light Maredsous Blonde was the abbey's
very first beer. Nowadays, the monks still drink it daily at lunch. Maredsous
Blonde is delectable blonde ale with springy fruitiness, soft malting and a
slightly dry, gentle-hopped finish. A sparkling nose, complex flavors and a
touch of bitterness give this fine ale all of the refreshing qualities of a
classic Belgian blonde.