Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From an 11.2 oz bottle (best before March 2015) into a tulip.
A-A normal pour resulted in nearly three fingers of rocky, shiny, white foam that was very slow to fade. The beer was amber/orange in color and mostly clear (I left the yeast in the bottle). The head left big, lacy chunks on the glass.
S-My initial impression had me thinking this was going to be a Belgian pale ale with strong whiffs of peppery, herbal alcohol, lemon grass, some clove, and only a touch of banana. A little bit of alcohol heat was definitely there, too.
T-The taste followed the smell closely, i.e., lemongrass, white pepper, orange zest, and some alcohol. The yeast was funky and dry. Not much in the way of sugar and definitely not as banana/clove dominant as some tripels, but more herbal.
M-The carbonation is thick and prickly, which gives the beer a lighter to medium feel.
O-I did not have great recollections about Maredsous when I sat down to drink this brew, but was pleasantly surprised. Although this beer may be a touch herbal or grassy for the style, and although the alcohol is definitely noticeable and a touch harsh compared with the best tripels, I found it pleasing and quite drinkable for 10% ABV. Lastly, this was a good looking beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 17:09:53 | More by spoony
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3.21/5 rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Caution, this is my first Tripel. (Thanks Dean.) It was wonderful to try, and the complexity was fun to taste. Break this out for your beer snob friends to impress them.
Appearance - a nice orange shade brew
Smell - Fruity, citrus
Taste & Mouthfeel - very complex fruity ale flavor up front. Enough carbonation. Oddly, the citrus and high ABV reminded me of cough syrup for just an instant, but that quickly passed. There was quite a warmth at the end and a clean finish.
It reminded me of a complex wine with new flavors every second.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 15:15:10 | More by The_Stav
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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