Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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4.18/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 corked and caged bottle into chimay chalice. expiration is 02/2012
A - a deep honey colour, rich and golden brown; colour up to the light is dark like an unfiltered apple cider, maybe a lighter but not the normal type of juice. the head is big at 1.5 fingers, and retains pretty well. colour of the head is a slightly off-white, maybe with a bit of cream around the edges. lacing is abundant and all around. superb looking, but I find the colour to be a bit too dark for a brilliant tripel colour.
S - bit of apples, booze, and malts. the front of the nose is this light granny smith apple, with some slight hoppy spice fragrance, the middle and bottom are pure malts. the nose is quite weak and is pretty dependent on the ammount of head on the beer. I find myself pouring in a little more each time I want to get a good smell. again, not a very strong nose, but the combination of apple-y hops, alcohol and malts makes for a good smelling, but standard smelling nose.
T - this is a great beer, and a great tripel. The initial taste is malty, with some sour apple skin, and a bit of hoppy bitterness. all of the flavours blend very well, only the hops stick out a little bit more than usual. the finish is a good even balance between malts and hops, with a bit of apple twang to the taste. the aftertaste is slightly bitter hops, but also some sour apples. the tastes are blunt, and straightforward. simple and delicious; but of course, the brew could develop on the different flavours.
MF&D - the body is a good medium, with ample carbonation. the carbonation is just a bit too much for me at times, but it is really good either way. the drinkability is lowered a bit because the alcohol seems to be hitting me as I reach the bottom of the bottle. otherwise, this brew is tops!
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2009 02:39:53 | More by erz316
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