The Maredsous beers are easily found in Belgium, and across much of western Europe, but that doesn’t change the fact they are really good beers.
The centuries-old Maredsous abbey is in the town of Denée is the southern Belgian province of Namur. And since 1963 they have had their beers brewed under licence by the Duvel-Moortgat brewery.
Thanks to the distribution network of Duvel, the Maredsous beers are easily found in Belgium and across much of western Europe. That doesn’t change the fact they are excellent beers, brewed to recipes handed down from the original Benedictine monks.
This Maredsous Blond was originally brewed for the refreshment of the working monks, it was the first beer brewed by the original brewery and is still enjoyed at meal times by the Monks to this day.
The beer pours a lovely golden colour, with a strong malty aroma mixed with the floral and herbal yeast note.
It has a full and smooth bready malt body, balanced by a solid hop bitterness. The sweetness stays through the beer, though it does dry out on the finish with a herbal, slightly spicy finish that lingers in the aftertaste.