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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple

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very good

1,183 Ratings

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Ratings: 1183
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002)
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Photo of largadeer


3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear amber with a nice frothy white head.

Smell: Grains, a bit of fruit (lemon, banana) and spice, lots of alcohol.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and sugary with harsh, astringent alcohol. Fruity flavors try to break through the booze but aren't entirely successful. Medium-bodied, syrupy on the tongue. No balancing bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2008 19:05:31 | More by largadeer
Photo of keithmurray

New York

3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance is a Clear, dark golden colour with a huge, billowy off-white head on top, strong retention.

Smell is of black pepper, bread loaf with a sweet malt.

Taste is of baked bread, some citrus, hops and spice (cloves, black pepper

Mouthfeel is heavy carbonation, the pepper kick is very strong though, this lingers at the back of the throat, the booziness of this beer is not masked well at all.

Drinkability - one twelve ounce serving from the 750ML was enough as the peppery profile and the booziness of the beer was almost overpowering. Not a bad beverage, but I've had what I thought were better representations of this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 03:56:32 | More by keithmurray
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3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Belgian tulip glass.

A: A dark copper honey color, pours with a nice 2 finger head, and leaves copious amounts of lacing.

S: Honey and vanilla jumps to the nose, with a slightly sour grainy undertone.

T: Sweet and spicy at the same time, it's not what I'd expect from a Triple. Can certainly feel the alcohol warmth, that is accompanied by a Listerine type of astringency.

M: Good carbonation with nice palate clearing abilities.

D: I am very disappointed with this beer and will not buy it again. It is not my type of triple. If it didn't have the astringent taste and mouthfeel it might be decent.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 01:46:15 | More by DoSerMaN
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North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear coppery orange with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin cap with little lacing.

S: Lots of bubblegum, bananas, and candy sugar on the nose. There are some spicy notes up front as well and a yeast and bread aroma underneath it all.

T: Belgian candy sugar and bubblegum flavors at first followed by some spice and clove notes. There's also an odd, somewhat tart apple flavor in there. Yeasty flavors bring up the finish along with a light alcohol burn.

M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is fairly well attenuated but the alcohol burn and relatively heavy body keep it from being as light and crisp as I prefer.

O: Not a bad beer, but not particularly good, either. The alcohol presence is a bit much for the style and the flavors and aromas just lack the harmony of fruit, spices, and yeast that I love in the best tripels.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 20:18:48 | More by n2185
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3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle purchased at the North Coast Co-op in Eureka, California. The body is dense gold-edged copper set beneath an inch and a half of chalk white roaring-rapid-in-a-photograph foam that falls leaving a streaking ring of lace around the glass. Soon as the brew evacuated the scent smacked me: briny, sweet like fried bananas toward the back and finishes on a cooked brussel sprout earthiness. Taste opens with a heavy flicker of sour bitterness on the back of palate, followed by the tip of my tongue massaged by a quick tingle of candy sugar sweetness, and the finish rolls back a sea-salty bitterness. Too salty for my liking, and it crusts over my palate unpleasantly. Alcohol also plays a part in the awkward flavor. Mouthfeel is whipped -- full yet airy -- as seems usual for the style, and plenty carbonated.

Just can't get around the strong salty bitterness -- not my bag.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2004 04:57:27 | More by RootedFool
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New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - A hazy orange color that was topped with a huge white puffy head. The lacing seems to be glued to the duvel tulip I poured it into.

Smell - Very malty with some sweetness and a bit of citrus. Also maybe a hint of sharp alcohol can be detected.

Taste - Medium bodied and very carbonated. I seem to taste a pretty good amount of alcohol too. Maybe a little too hot (or obviously high in alcohol) for my taste.

Mouthfeel - Leaves the tongue dry and arid. I've definitely had triples that weren't nearly as bold or "obnoxious".

Drinkability - wow. Had one, can't have any more. You definitely don't want to tango with alot of this stuff, especially if you drink it in the 750mL format.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2007 03:17:36 | More by LvilleIPA
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Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from Maredsous gift pack.

Pours a clear dark coppery orange, massive and fluffy white forms, take forever to drop, leaves a ton of lacing, great retention, really brilliant colour. Smell is nice, very sweet, lots of candi sugar, bubblegum, caramel, alcohol, sherry almost, some pineapple and tropical fruit, light spice, pretty neat. Taste is sweet as well, but watery, sugary and caramelized, bread, alcohol, light bubblegum, citrusy kick, some orange peel, spice, bready, very light flavour, not too great. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, some heat going down. Not too good, overly alcohol and light in the flavour department.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 03:17:57 | More by Viggo
Photo of JoeAmerican77


3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The cork flies! wonderful, pours out amber honey with an almost white head of three fingers, champagne bubbling from the bottom of my tulip...

Smells of wet strawberry, and sour candy, belgian abbey smells and big sugar

Hmmm, again the strawberry, good, a thick brown molasses and malts, some mild hops and alcohol. A good warming flavor that opens towards room temp, delicious...
Ok I had to come back and edit this. It was delicious but now after half the bomber all I get is booze and an intense mix of sweet/sour

A medium bodied high carbonated drink, I really enjoy the suds approach this brings me. Started off fantastic but really became too much after half the bomber

I would agree that this should be shared with all

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 05:15:54 | More by JoeAmerican77
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3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours an opaque brown/orange color with a 2.5 finger fluffy cream colored head. Some of the head remains on top until the end and moderate to thick lacing remains on the glass until the end.

The smell is yeasty and fruity, maybe some apples and pears. There is also a very sweet, bubble gum like smell.

The taste is kind of earthy but bland. There is some tartness on the front end and some type of metallic taste, though not very strong, on the back end. There is also a sugary sweetness throughout. There is some bitterness and dryness left in the mouth after swallowing. The alcohol is well masked. At 10% ABV I can't say that I detect any alcohol taste.

The feel is smooth but chewy. Dry on the back end.

This is an interesting Triple. It is less clean and crisp than other triples and more funky and yeasty. I don't love it but I don't hate it; I will probably try it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 19:43:37 | More by microbrewlover
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3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 330mL bottle --> Maredsous chalice. Pours a beautiful dark shade of orange with lots of carbonation. Yields one finger of frothy head with good retention and lots of lacy spiderwebs left behind.

S: malt, dried fruit, citrus; each is relatively faint.

T: very dry throughout; bitterness right up front and lasts throughout the drink. Fruity notes early, more hoppy bitterness from there. Boozy warmth hits in the middle but fades before the aftertaste, which is super bitter and borderline unpleasant.

M: medium-bodied with lots of tongue bite from the high carbonation.

D: about average for a 10%; not particularly sessionable, but not bad either.

A solid offering, but there are better triples out there. And better offerings from Maredsous as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 02:58:52 | More by brystmar
Photo of Trapiste389


3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A hazy, pale beer with very effervescent and active carbonation. The head is quite lovely, whipped cream with plenty of belgian lace that sticks quite nicely to the glass.

Smell: Very grainy with a sweet malty note that gives very little sign of aroma hops. The aroma is a little to malty for my taste but that is just me.

Taste: The first taste sensation is a very sweet malty flavor that fades quickly into a bitterness that is first hoppy and then dominated by alchohol. The finish is long and dry with very little of the herbal complexity that you get from other tripels.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very satisfying but a little too heavy for a tripel.

Drinkability/Notes: this is a tasty albeit not perfect tripel. It is definitely not my favorite, bt it is a drinkable, and pleasant beer. It would be a good introduction to tripels, but I definitely suggest moving on to Orval for a more complex, and idiosyncratic example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 02:40:22 | More by Trapiste389
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3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 01-2013 best before date.

(A)- Pours a clear amber color. Produced a solid fluffy-off white colored head. Good retention and left over lace.

(S)- A nicely dry yeasty clay and banana. Very dry and earthy.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Very dry with mountains of yeast, clay, and banana.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level and a good balance. Very dry and earthy. Minimal bitterness.

(D)- A straightforward and basic tripel. Good, but nothing extraordinary. A decent bang for your buck for the style as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 13:59:09 | More by sweemzander
Photo of filabrazilia


3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-clear copper with a thick billowy white head that leaves behind generous clouds of lace.

There is a slightly spciy element that mixes with the yeast and alcohol.

A little one-dimensional on the flavor. There is a hint of spice and alot of alcohol in the mouth. This, IMO, is not as balanced or as flaovrful as the 8. I have to say I was disappointed with the taste of this beer.

This is pretty thin for such a big beer. There is a sting of carbonation and alcohol in the finish that seems amatuerish for a Trippel.

I am not thrilled with this beer and would have liked for a more subdued alcohol quality and better balance. This would not be my first choice for a Trippel.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2004 16:30:46 | More by filabrazilia
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3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle at The Bishops Arms in Linköping, Sweden. Tried it in November, 2005.

Appearance is pretty much a dark color.
It has a pretty low scent and taste, much less than expected. I'm used to big Belgian smells and flavours fromt eh strong Belgian beers.
No hint of the high alcohol, which should mean they have balanced it out well.
All in all I have to say the beer is pretty boring actually.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2006 10:53:37 | More by gnoff
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3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 330ml bottle in trappist glass. Deep amber color and gives a nice lasting foaming head. Aroma is malty, fruity with caramel, nuts and light spicy notes. Flavor is malty too, fruity with apricots tones, ending in a dry and slightly wooden alcoholic finish. Medium to full bodied. This beer did not meet my expectations, I look forward to trying out the Maredsous 8 in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 05:02:17 | More by CuriousMonk
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3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours an apple juice carmel amber with a white head. noticeable carbonation. Smells of winter spices, a little like cider, but with a belgian yeast flare.

It tastes a lot like it smells. Phenol and spiced flavors. Not as a little more bite on the pallet than say a St. Bernardus tripel, but not as crazy as an american tripel can be. I taste orange peels and something else, but not a citrus flavor. definitely good for a cold winter night.

Yeah this one is good, probably not entirely what I was in the mood for, but I cannot complain. Good, but not one of the best.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 05:09:43 | More by 100floods
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Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a stubby brown bottle.

Appearance: Hazy orange colour. A light head that quickly disappears.

Smell: Dry and nutty yeast aroma. Pineapple and peach smell.

Taste: Medium body beer with a bitter and medicinal flavor that seems to overpower the potential for smoothness. I have a hard time getting past the astringent flavors to actually notice what lies underneath. I think that is the weakness of this beer. A slight sweetness that seems to want to poke through, but the peppery alcohol and strong astringency are a bit too much for me.

Overall, not my favorite of the style, but if you like a strong peppery triple, then you may enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 15:04:20 | More by jbonapar
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Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to a Duvel tulip

A - Light amber colour with a lot of visible carbonation and half a finger of bubbly head that disappeared right away.

S - Sweet caramel malts, fruit and grain.

T - Slightly bitter. The alcohol hits you up front but is a little more subdued as I take a few sips. Grainy malt taste is predominant in the palate with some fruit and caramel.

M - Light to medium body; slightly overcarbonated.

D - Although the alcohol taste becames more subdued as I continued to drink this, it is still present throughout. A decent beer, but not one I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 04:06:39 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle at 50F into a tulip.

A - Deep amber in color, ever so slightly hazy. Exceptional egg white head that really lasts, starting with the finest of bubbles and expanding as it contracts. Good lacing.

S - Grain, spice, sweetness and Belgian yeast. Typical of the style I would say...

T - First to hit the palate is the spiciness, followed by the bite of grain alcohol. Some fruit and a bit of citrus also - fairly well hopped it seems. Quite sweet, but finishes with some medicinal bitter. Belgian yeast adds to the breadiness, but I also detect a slightly metallic flavor as well. A bit rough around the edges for sure.

M - Medium bodied and in carbonation. Robust and boozy on the tongue.

D - Not the best example in terms of flavor or smoothness, I was left wanting a bit more from this one. Sipping one of these was more than enough...

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 03:28:14 | More by blackc5
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New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- an off color orange to brownish in color with an absolute explosion of carbonation up to moderate tan head, appearance appeace almost over carbonated,

Smell- yeast, malts, slight hop, usual belgian tripel aromas, not overwhelming nose, citrus, orange,

Taste- slight citrus and definite alcohol and malt, good amount of spice really keeps the malt sweetness in check, very balanced in terms of sweetness and and spice, i would say that slightly noticeable is still is the alcohol being bit powerful, good though i do feel lacks bit wow factor in flavor though not bad,

Mouthfeel- medium bodied with a strong amount of carbonation, smooth yet can feel bit of alcohol heat,

Drinkability- this beer seem to be an okay belgian triple but certainly far from the best I have had too, a bit high on alcohol and spice would liked little slight more sweetness balance, also appeared just be overcarbonated, ehh okay but nothing id seek again

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 23:33:25 | More by Stunner97
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the stubby bottle into my New Belgium globe a brassy peach with a 3/4" head. Head subsides to a fraction of that and leaves a tiny bit of lacing. Booze leaps out at my nose first off, followed by pale malts, grain, and a spicy yeast character. I pick up some apples and cheese as well. Alcohol is too prominent. Too much grain. Taste is malty with notes of honey, apples, and the spicy yeast. Finishes somewhat tart and there's a boozy bitterness to this. Alcohol just makes this feel too heavy. Moderate carbonation. Not a very interesting drinker nor does its body sit well with me.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2006 07:53:51 | More by goochpunch
Photo of umustdrink


3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz. bottle

A - Dark yellow to light orange color, mostly see through. Bright white head is slightly rocky and fades to an eighth inch, good retention. Lacing is minimal.

S - Sweet yeast and candi sugar, very faint dark fruity tones. Faint earthiness and some corny malts also. Aroma is very sweet.

T - Starts almost cloyingly sweet, with a sharp carbonation bite. Carbonation is still very sharp, yeast comes in sweetly along with corn flavors and some detectable alcohol. Taste reminds of typical "Euro Strong Lager", from an eastern European brewer but with a yeasty flavor.

M - Thin to medium consistency, with a sweet sticky sugary aspect. Very elevated carbonation.

D - Just an okay beer, the taste is a little too sweet for me and there's just a bit too much carbonation. I probably wont have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 03:14:36 | More by umustdrink
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to zdk9 for bringing this one over to my house last night.

Presentation: Poured from 750ml bomber into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: This beer is very dark for the style, and pours a nice golden/burnt orange color with a HUGE 3 finger head. Recedes slowly and in more of a crown fashion than is typical. Lacing is awesome!

S: Smells very sweet, extremely boozy, and not a lot of fruit coming through. This is a tripel I started on (probably my first or second) and revisiting it now I have a completely different understanding. It needs more fruit in the nose than this one has and I'm getting lots of caramel (strange for a tripel), maybe some toastiness too and the alcohol almost burns my nose.

T: The taste is good, but not when I compare it to other tripels. It's good just as its own beer. I think it is one of the more alcoholic tasting 10% beers I have had, and it is not masked well. The caramel really comes through, it's a little overly sweet, and I can taste that roasty malt I was smelling too. I like this beer, but it's not a very good example of the style.

M: Nicely carbonated, perfectly oily and thick enough to warrant this high rating.

D: I'm not sure I could have more than one glass of this, and even before I knew much about tripels I felt the same way. It's just a stout beer and requires sipping to be appreciated. I think it's also better when slightly cold.

It should be noted I am NOT ranking my numerical ratings against ALL beers, but rather as an example in its style. The description is more based on it as a beer by itself which may seem confusing. Numerical rankings I think should rate beers in their style, and I have rated it as such. I do still really like this beer and would drink it again, I just don't compare it to other tripels when doing so. It doesn't stand up against La Fin du Monde in any category really, but as a Maredsous 10 it's worth visiting once for everyone, and multiple times for those who like strong Belgian ales.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 20:02:09 | More by thirdeye11
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is nice; the head is huge. (Does anyone else think appearance and smell ought to be knocked down to 10% and taste up to 60%?) Nose is surprisingly unremarkable; a little fruity yeast but not as much as you'd expect for a Belgium. Taste: it starts like a triple, nice maltiness, and finishes...a little like cough syrup. I know it's hard to disguise the alcohol on a 10.0% abv beer but there's plenty of triples out there that do a better job than this one. Not much depth here either. The mouthfeel is lighter than most triples, which I enjoyed, but in the end it's not very sessionable because of the harshness.

Recommended music pairing: Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 03:29:36 | More by Buttermaker
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had just a short one at M'Couls in Greensboro, NC to try this serious brew and it shows a light amber color with a fair white head and just a hint of lacing. I sniff a skunky aroma, perhaps a light citrus hop note hiding in there but nothing too much else. The tastebuds pick up a dry hop skunk bread which is nice enough but boy this is pretty syrupy, heavy duty stuff with a notable alcohol presence. This isn't exactly my favorite style to begin with and this is just too seriously sweet and intense to thoroughly enjoy. Not very drinkable in my book.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2010 18:52:06 | More by Durge
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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