Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
11.2 oz bottle poured into a Delirium tulip.
A - Poured into my Delirium Tremens tulip in the typical Belgian way; slight angle for a few seconds then straight down the middle and raising the bottle to get a really fantastic head. Overall it looked like a great beer. A dark gold, deeply burnt amber color, a bit cloudy, but overall transparent enough to see the torrent of carbonation rushing to the top. Built a huge, foamy, 3.5-finger head that gradually descends until it just barely coats the top of the beer. Moderate lacing; I was expecting a bit more but can't fault it much due to the high ABV.
S - Smell is very fruity. A bit more than I anticipated but it's not unwelcome. Mainly noses of apple, pears, and grapes with a glancing presence of alcohol in the back. Very light and balanced, but not overly complex.
T - I have the same opinion about the taste for this one. It's a solid beer that features sweet apples and grapes mixed with the malt up front. The alcohol sneaks up in the aftertaste, as it's hidden well when the beer is in your mouth, but afterward it takes the forefront. But like the nose, it's not very complex and I'm left wanting something a little more.
M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Crisp, but not as dry as I'm accustomed to, but in a way it works for this beer as there is already a presence of alcohol in the aftertaste that I believe the dryness would only exacerbate.
D - Drinkability is moderate. While the nose and taste aren't exactly leading the pack, it certainly is easy to drink and the alcohol at the end serves as an excuse to go in for another sip and indulge in the fruity, sweet goodness.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2010 23:47:41 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a stubby 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Freshness date two years out. Slight white head with decent lacing. Amber color that does not look like a Tripel.
Very subdued aroma. Smells kind of like Duvel which is certainly not a bad thing but not really like a Tripel. No yeasty chalkiness that I look for in a Tripel. Again subdued, not the typical Tripel aroma that I like.
If I didn't know that this was a Tripel I wouldn't know it from the taste. It tastes like a variation of Duvel. Again, not a bad thing. No real fruity yeastiness of a Tripel. Really nice taste but not a Tripel. The alcohol is very well hidden.
Mouthfeel is all Duvel. Crisp, very little aftertaste and very Duvel like. Nice but not the smoothness that you sometimes get from a Tripel.
Overall a really good beer and the 10% abv doesn't hurt. I wouldn't know it was a Tripel in a blind taste test but a really good beer. My high ratings are because it is a really good beer not a good Tripel.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2014 21:52:56 | More by dbell23
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Just arrived in Juneau this past week.
Into a chalice.
A: nice looking hazy sort of brown almost orange colored body with a decent half fingered white foamy head that dissipates within about a minute, lacing is sparse but light and speckles here and there
S: oh boy, this is absolutely awesome - that typical "iced apples" smell I always get from a Tripel with some pears coming in nice and sweet and yet there's a nice spicy tone that kicks in to just give it the right balance
T: nice spicy yet sweet "iced apple" flavoring that just makes me feel really good, wow, yeah this is great stuff; slight "iced apple" aftertaste but not too much just right; the finish is quick and somewhat dry with a light apple-ish sort of-ness (if that makes sense)
M: light to medium, hmmmm....this could be somewhat sessionable, hmmm....I wonder if I could put this with that pepper steak I had this afternoon, hmmmm.... damn I there's a part of me that wishes I had more pepper steak to put this up with, the carbonation - hmmm....well not bad, hey, not too harsh and not too smooth, just a good carbonation for a Tripel
O: in my opinion, this is a very good Tripel, I can't believe I only discovered this as it arrived here in Juneau this past week, whoah, what the f. Solid, yes, more than Solid, seek and you will find a stellar Tripel! Do you like that Allagash stuff? This will blow that away.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 09:51:19 | More by BeerKangaroo
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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