Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by Blindpigbiz:
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
Smell: chocolate, caramel, and figs
Taste: melon, red apples, lemongrass, tangerines, smoked nuts, and a smooth juicy dryness
This beer is a very under-rated triple that deserves some credence. For some, however, this beer may be very sweet with an odd mix of characteristics; this isn't a typical tripel.
To pair, I would recommend a good quality hamburger or, some skewered prawns or jambalaya; you can do a lot with this beer: get creative
05-25-2013 08:37:50 | More by Blindpigbiz
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a deep golden color with a orange hue with a real nice blooming head that of course leaves some real nice lace.Aroma has a nice 10x sugar aroma with some real spicey tones and yeasty.Taste is yeasty and quite citrusy with real nice clove-like notes.A quite complex ale with nice yeasty and light smokey undertones,very nice.
11-07-2003 20:56:17 | More by oberon
3.75/5 rDev -4.1%
An orange pour with a small/flat off-white head. The nose is bread-like and yeasty with underlying fruity hints of dry apricot. A smooth and slightly lively mouthfeel with big tastes of hop bitterness and toned down fruitiness. A very dry, slightly sweet finish that is accompanied with an obvious alcohol kick. A nice beer.
12-31-2003 20:47:31 | More by Popsinc
4.4/5 rDev +12.5%
Appearance - Beautiful cloudy carbonating orange body covered by a thick, foamy head.
Smell - The deep orange/malt aroma is covered with aggressive spiciness. The typical Belgian pale ale seasoning seems to be working in this Trippel.
Taste - Man, is this strong. The alcohol and spices come on big right up front. The taste resembles a screwdriver made with pepper vodka. The Belgian malt brings up the body but it's the spices and alcohol that dominate this ale. Of course, the strong orange flavoring finishes it.
Mouthfeel - Big, foamy feel in between the cheeks along with a notable alcohol sting.
Drinkability - This made-to-sip ale is very good, although probably too powerful for most.
Update - I decided to re-review this for '04.
I picked up a lot more Belgian hops at the nose, probably due to a year's worth of experience tasting Belgian Ales. I also found a big, monster yeast backbone that gave it points after sampling many other Belgian pretenders. Let's take the Smell & Mouthfeel up a notch and give it an overall 4.2 like its Dubbel brother.
Update - I have a fresh '09 vintage to compare. The spices indeed are the centerpiece of this magnificent work of art and I'm taking the Taste rating up a notch. It seems every time I tackle this ale it impresses just a bit more.
10-05-2003 00:28:47 | More by RoyalT
3.35/5 rDev -14.3%
Cute bottle served up at Albatross in Berkeley, CA.
Very sweet and very strong. The 10% ABV is not well concealed at all. Appearance is great. Head is thick, luscious white cloud. Body is clean gold. Aroma is pear, grain, and wheat. Also very nice. Honey sweet on the tongue with tremendous alcohol strength and a nicely hopped bitter-sweet dry finish. Husky with plenty of grain, almost rotten hay flavors. Some noticeable phenol qualities. Alcohol is distracting but mellow slightly as the beer warms and my palate adjusts to the strength. Above average but unbalanced on the alcohol/sweet side of things.
05-31-2006 18:32:06 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
served in branded chalice.
LOOK (4/5) Pours a deep gold in color. Somewhat hazy, but not opaque. The head is not huge and it reduces to a rocky film a bit quickly, but this leaves some great lacing behind.
SMELL (3.5/5) The smell is more to the fruity side, as opposed to more spicy tones I would have expected from a tripel. Light peach and apricots, citrus, and some banana. The hops are not too strong, but have a herbal or grapefruit like citrus flavor.
FLAVOR (4.5/5) The flavor is much more well-balanced than the aroma, I find. I get the same apricot/citrus. There is some spicy pepper from the yeast that I get on the palate that wasn't so strong on the nose. The hops have an herbal aroma that is similar to Orval., but a bit more grapefruit in there.
FEEL (4/5) The body is medium-light with medium carbonation in there this gives a more silky feel than I'm used to with a tripel. Nonetheless, it made for a very smooth feel.
DRINK (4/5) The flavors were not at all what I expected from a tripel, but it was super tasty none-the-less. Quite enjoyable and a pleasure to drink.
07-17-2011 17:56:32 | More by Rijtjeshuis
3.93/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a chalice style glass.
A: Very coppery in color, clear if poured well, with a fantastically puffy white head. Head fades relatively quickly to a nice layer of bubbles and a nice ring. Good lacing.
S: Good aroma but light in nature; pleasant caramel malt with a lemony citrus overlay. I think there is a spice of some sort in there but it really doesn't strike me as coriander. Not sure what it is, but it's nice just the same.
T: Fantastic balance between malt flavors, fruity spices, and very light bittering. Not sweet, but rather on the dry side which really comes out in the finish. Short clean dry finish is accentuated with a bit of warming. Very nice.
M&D: Mouthfeel is about perfect for the style with light but persistent carbonation helping to create a nice even texture. Smooth and enjoyable, I find this to be a very drinkable brew. Recommended to any Triple lover out there.
03-21-2008 00:30:50 | More by SIRIUS2
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
A - Darker than most triples, looks like the crystal malt made it in there. Lot's of carbonation and big rocky head on pour. Head dropped slowly and remained covering the top throughout and left some good lacing.
S - Spicy nose, almost smells like it was dry hopped a bit. Belgian yeast and some alcohol. Not much malt coming through.
T - Like the smell the spiciness comes through quickly along with a little hot alcohol. I can only assume they used a bit more hops than a traditional tripel, some of that spice has to be coming from them. More complexity in the malt than in most, a little caramel sweetness but not unpleasant at all.
M - Crisp and dry, warming from the alcohol, tingle from the carbonation.
D - Enjoyable, crisp, but a bit more complex than your traditional tripel.
This one almost seems in between styles to me, more of a Belgian Pale or even IPA. Seemed more highly hopped than your standard tripel, although not that bitter but lots of hop flavor and aroma...although maybe they just used a good deal of spices. Interesting beer.
06-07-2010 22:58:14 | More by steelerguy
4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
Nice light honey color with a white head and loads of lacing. This is pretty sugary with a rubbing alcohol sort of bite. I think I may have it a little too cold. Very bubbley, easy drinking. It's reminiscent of champagne. Definitely worth a try.
Thank you to Lrrr for sending me this as a Beer PowerBall winning!
03-25-2008 22:37:13 | More by babyhobbes
3.95/5 rDev +1%
Pours an almost clear golden with a huge frothy, chunky, white head which just sits there for the entire life of the beer in the glass. Leaves behind lacing galore. This here is a beaut.
Smells of fruitiness, yeast, orange peel, white grapes, some clove and coriander spices, pears, pretty complex and fruity sweet.
Taste is of more pears, coriander, clove finish, some breadiness, definite alcohol presence. Again, very complex and tasty.
Mouthfeel is reasonably thick and velvety with a high amount of carbonation which is typical for a belgian.
Being a 10% abv brew, this can only be so drinkable but I could easily, slowly, enjoy a couple of these in a night. Very tasty and refreshing. This here is a really great tripel. Funny how I never even heard or seen it until the other day when it caught my eye in some random liquor store I decided to walk into for the hell of it. I'm glad that I did.
10-28-2006 01:49:16 | More by Doomcifer
3.58/5 rDev -8.4%
Presentation: 11.2 oz stubby brown bottle, “best before end” date on the back label. States that it is top fermented and refermented in the bottle.
Appearance: Hazed sunset orange colour. Effervescent carbonation flows quickly to the top of the glass which help hold together the off white lace which leaves sporadic rings down the glass.
Smell: Dry grainy and soft nutty yeast aroma. Dehydrated orange, pineapple and peach smell from the fruity nose within the dryness.
Taste: Medium body with a viscous mouth feel from the carbonation and the sheer texture that brings a flexed smoothness to the mouth. Obvious bitter flavours from the yeast, hops and grain. Alcohol enhances all of that and then some, dryness does not help either. Clusters of flavours hit at once with a nutty yeast, dry veggie hop, husk astringent grain and a peppery alcohol. Phenols are there and are quite strong but not overwhelming, slight medicinal flavour abound. After taste is astringent and close to being harsh.
Notes: A bold but boisterous triple that is over the top in some aspects, astringencies bring this brew down. Other than that is it not a beer not to shy from, give it a try in regards to the many other great triples out there. Put this one up against a hearty meal rather than drinking it alone.
03-31-2002 23:35:48 | More by Jason
4.22/5 rDev +7.9%
Stubby Belgian style bottle, best before dating provided, pours typical light orangey amber, slight cloudyness. White head, reataining thickness nicely. Gobs of lacing, and emitting a pungent lime, alcohol and spice nose. This is a tasty and bold triple. More citrus notes. Alcohol quite present, and fairly biting. Soft tropical fruit notes and vanilla in the finish, nice. This is the type of beer my wife will try, cringe and say "ugghh, rocket fuel, how can you drink that ?!?" I can , and do and I enjoy it. Not for everybody though. Quality, sturdy and Belgian all the way
03-28-2006 00:01:18 | More by Billolick
4.3/5 rDev +10%
Best by date of 7/2012
Pours a gorgeous fluffy yet creamy white three fingers worth of head. Very hazy amber body. The lacing that remains is thick and clingy. A fairly thick cap remains as well throughout the pour.
Smells of rasins, pear, grapes, apricot. A touch of alcohol. Maybe some honey mixed in too. Juicy fruit is the overall smell.
Tastes belgiany, clove, banana, rum raisin. Very nice. Smooth and well blended. Dark fruits, maybe red wine like as well. Maple syrup
comes to mind and taste as it warms.
Mouthfeel is medium full. High carbonation helps clean your mouth with a medium dry finish.
Overall this is quite awesome. I don't taste any alcohol. Very well hidden. The beer evolves in flavor and smell as it warms.
A bargain at $3.50 a 11.2oz.
07-07-2011 02:26:28 | More by Homebrew35
4.47/5 rDev +14.3%
The beer pours a hazy brownish-gold color with a nice-sized white head. The aroma is full of orange and lemon notes with some Belgian candy sugar and Belgian yeast notes. I also get some coriander notes the aroma. The flavor is just as great. I get a lot of toffee and dark fruit notes, as well as some lemon and orange citrus. The pepper and coriander are also present in the flavor, as is a decent amount of alcohol. The beer is very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the world's great tripels. A must try for any beer lover.
08-06-2011 01:33:14 | More by Mora2000
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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