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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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88
very good

1,391 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 151 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

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Photo of theboozecruise
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Re-reviewing this one on 5/20/10... new bottle labeling as a Maredsous Tripel instead of Maredsous 10.

Had this one in the 11.2 oz. bottle poured into a Chimay goblet. (Same as before...)

A deep orange color, very cloudy, nice head that lingered thanks to good carbonation. There is a definite hint of fruit in the aroma but some nuttiness as well. The beer hits with a strong taste and the nuttiness of the aroma without ignoring the fruit, and also with a hint at the malt. (I think it looks even better this time around... the malt is definitely more than a hint of the aroma as well. Caramel presence this time...)

If there was one other flavor that I would most associate this beer with, it would be dried banana chips. And that's not a bad thing at all! (Tastes a little darker, more like raisins than bananas this time around... still delicious.)

A very robust, tasty beer... not my favorite tripel, but one I'd recommend for sure.

I'm still sold on this one as a very solid tripel that I can get locally.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright kumquat with honey colored trim. The initially spirited bubbles settle down quite a bit by the several minute mark, their most important work already accomplished. That is, the creation of a magnificent head that can only be found on a quality Belgian ale from a quality Belgian brewer. Abstract patterns of delicate lace easily qualify as eye candy.

The nose isn't up to those world-class standards. I hope the fact that this bottle is within a few months of its 'best by' date doesn't give me an inaccurate impression. I smell the usual golden fruit and yeasty spice, but it doesn't add up to anything even remotely special. Here's hoping things will come together on the palate.

Maredsous 10 is a wonderful tripel with no sign of advanced age. Who knows, though, it might have blown me away when brand spankin' fresh. The thing that has impressed me about the three Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat beers that I've had so far is the sheer amount of flavor that they deliver.

As might be expected given an ABV that is pushing the upper limits for the style, alcohol plays a role in the flavor profile. That's a good thing when it's as well-incorporated as it is here. It gives the beer a firm, spicy bite that let's you know you aren't drinking some namby pamby Belgian pale ale. Pear slices macerated in Poire Williams and sprinkled with ground clove is present in each delectable gulp. Sipping doesn't cut it with beer this good.

The mouthfeel is both firm and incredibly smooth, with a zestiness to the carbonation that fits the beer's personality like hand in glove. I wouldn't want a tripel that's this boldly flavored to be softly carbonated. Sensory overload is the only way to go.

I try to drink all beer well before its 'best buy' date, but this stubby bottle escaped my notice by hiding in the very back of my Belgian beer fridge. As noted above, it doesn't seem to have suffered for having been aged a bit. I can't wait to acquire a fresh bottle so that I can see if I've shortchanged it. I've lost count of how many great triples I've had over the past few years. Maredsous 10 is pretty damn close to the upper echelon.

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice thick head on initial pour into a tulip glass which resolved to nice thin layer and lacing. Nice amber colour with good effervescence without being excessive

S: Bouquet of honey and caramel, fruit esters (a little banana, raisin, apple), hint of alcohol

T: Malty forward taste followed by a little fruit/honey then a hint of hops and a fairly dry clean finish.

M: Fair amount of carbonation, a tad syrup in texture

Quite good overall, at <$4 a bottle its a good tripel though a bit unconventional in its profile. Good with a burger, tacos, a great beer for a picnic.

Photo of Ior
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Attractive orange colour, cloudy. Medium size off-white head that quickly dissipates into thin lid.

Complex and absolutely lovely smell! Very vinous upfront - could almost be mistaken for a fruity white wine. A hint of rubber of the kind sometimes found in white wines underscores this impression. Honey sweetness, balanced by a tartness reminiscient of green apples. Some citrus in there, too. The obligatory Belgian yeast, but not very pronounced.

Taste is good but not quite as good as the smell. It has a nice sweet-tart thing going on. Citrus. There is a considerable alcohol harshness from beginning to end which makes it rough in a way that I personally sort of like. Ends with grainy notes.

Medium body, lively carbonation. The harshness limits drinkabiltiy somewhat, but it's on the whole quite refreshing.

Photo of BrewsCrewSA
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found this at Central Market in San Antonio. These Belgians are really starting to grow on me! Poured from a bottle into a Maudite snifter.

A - cloudy, orange, poured with a great head that retained for about three or four minutes.

S - A little sour on the top, otherwise, a great bouquet.

T - Wow! Really lands full force on the tongue without the overbearing alcohol flavor I was expecting. Instead, it's very bright, and relies on a coppery hoppy taste for its appeal.

M - A little rough going down but that's alcohol in disguise for you.

D - I could put a few of these down, but at 10%, I probably wouldn't make it past three!

A solid Belgian all around. Recommended.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: 1/8" cream colored soapy head over cloudy amber liquid.

S: Malt, cherries, yeast.

T: Bitter at first, boozy in the middle, and malt and cherries at the finish. Some heat from the 10% ABV.

M: High level of medium carbonation.

O: Different than most tripels I have had in regards to the relatively high level of malt, which I consider to be a good thing. The 10% ABV really shows in this one, however, and isn't exactly well hidden.

Photo of bashiba
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice slightly cloudy golden yellow with a huge and pillowy off white head, very sticky and tons of retention.

The smell is very tropical, with pineapple, mango, and apple all coming through along with a bit of funky yeast.

The flavor follows the nose quite well although adding to the complexity with a bold spicyness complementing the tropical fruit flavors nicely with a touch of sweet bubblegum and crisp tart apple along with just a touch of bitter hops..

The mouthfeel is slightly warm with a bit of a dry finish.

Easy to drink, very nice Tripel.

Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml, corked & caged bottle(that cork was a real bitch to get out!)...
Appears a transparent gold with faint haziness and tons of carbonation bubbles racing to the top of the dense, 3 finger, white head. Lots of webbing is left around the glass.
Smell is of mildly doughy, caramel, candi sugar, apricots, citrus, herbal, & earthy notes, with perhaps of touch of banana deep in the background.
Taste is sweet of melted caramel, apricot reduction, sugar, pepper, and a decent malty quality that has flashes of the citrusy hops.
Mouthfeel is of a medium bodied yet slightly chewy, sugary, cookie and spiced liquid treat.

Photo of crossovert
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle. New label. best by 07/2012.

It pours into my Duvel tuplip with a foamy slightly off-white head that fills up to the brim, though it is slanted, probably because of my pour. The beer is a hazy brown/reddish/copper/peach and there are tiny bubbled racing form the etched duvel D.

It is fruity, clovey, with an exceptions bit of yeast. The malts are there though subdued by the yeasty zing.

It is zingy and twangy with yeast in the flavor. The malts come out more in the flavor with a huge hit of breadcrust. There is a slight hint of lemony fruitiness too. A great tasting Tripel.

This beer kicks ass.

Photo of Greggy
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a 2 finger head into my la fin du monde tulip. The body has some fine sedimentation. The head, as it slowly recedes, leaves a nice lacing.

S- The nose is a little tight to start but has notes of pepper, a touch of alcohol, a big orange spice, some spicy hot cinnamon, and some yeasty clove. A bit to much heat on the nose, in my opinion.

T- To start this thing means spice on the palette. As is rolls around my palette I gather some nice hot spice of cinnamon, pepper, and coriander. I also get some apricot, big banana and clove notes with only a touch of yeastiness. A bit of heat is present due to the alcohol, but I feel adds to the overall spiciness of the brew. Beyond the spice, the finish consists of banana, clove and again, a nice hot cinnamon.

Mouthfeel- A lot going on here. A bunch of residual spice, heat from the alcohol, and a medium carbonation.

Drinkability- The alcohol is big here and the spice is also very upfront. It wasn't exactly my cup of tea as tripels go, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for anyone looking for a tripel.

Photo of andrenaline
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky brown colour with a caramel hue, two fingers of off-white head, solid retention and sheets of sticky lacing.

S - Cloves, bananas and vinous grapes with a touch of caramel on the finish.

T - The cloves and bananas dominate, though the sweeter flavours are mellowed by some bitter leafy hops and buttered caramel malts. High ABV is incredibly well hidden, offering only a touch of heat and sweetness.

M - Medium bodied, goes down smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.

D - A very tasty tripel and highly recommended to any fan of Belgians. The fruity flavours are nicely complemented with the hops and malts. High ABV is hidden well enough to make this one quite drinkable!

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber gold, with a large fluffy off-white head which dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing.

Smell is Belgian yeast, a hint of spice, lightly roasted malt, caramel and booze.

Taste is tangy, fruity apricot tang, medium malts and tangy yeast aftertaste round this out.

Feel is light, especially for 10%abv. Plenty of carbonation lightens up this medium to heavy brew. A nice bite from the alcohol makes not quite easy to drink.

I enjoyed this beer, a great Belgian experience, just not as good as the others out there...

DOA

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a creamy/rocky head that sticks beautifully atop the liquid, leaving a curtain of lace

Smell: Spice cake, mashed bananas, clove and nutmeg

Taste: Opens with the spice cake, fruit and spice flavors from the aroma along with more than a dollop of candi sugar sweetness; by mid-palate, a peppery flavor sets in and, after the swallow, the peppery elements join the spices to make a big impact in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with vigorous carbonation; warmth in the gullet as the liquid descends

Overall: Brings a lot of flavor to the party and clearly benefits from a bit of cellaring to tone down the fusel alchohol

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 pack 11.2oz stubbies $9.99
Best Before 02/09

Poured out a hazy golden with a copper tint. I poured into the Maredsous glass that I got with the 4-pack. A huge sticky white head left a fair portion of brussels lace. The aroma is earthy and fruity. Typical Belgian esters. The taste sweet up front from the candied sugar and sharp in the finish from the carbonation and bittering spicy hops. A candy-like sweetness is followed by a peppery finish. There is a little bit of acidic tang, but nothing that is unpleasant. The alcohol is definately present and warms the belly. Overall, nice tripel from Duvel! I put two away to cellar.

Photo of goschool
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours something like a dirty gold, if that were a color, with a large foamy head. The nose offers spicy hops, grassy hops, and phenols. Malts lead the way, with banana, orange, phenols, mild pepper and coriander. Grassy hops come in towards the finish. It's not the best triple I've had, but it's certainly one of the more drinkable ones. The 10% ABV is no where to be found.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh 750 bottle into the trusty ol' Chimay chalice.

The body is on the orange side of things. Darker than most tripels. Lovely off white head with lots of bubbles of varying size. The head sticks around forever. Some lacing also decorates the glass.

Big notes of citrus fruits lead with the first jab to the nose followed by a right hook of yeast. The alcohol delivers the finishing uppercut.

Fruits, pepper, and bread tastes dominate. The alcohol is present but pleasant. You feel it more than taste it. A lovely sweetness that is honey like is also there.

Medium body but a little watery. Dry finish with lots of carbonation.

I’ve paired this with some spicy (faux)buffalo wings before and it went very well. Spicy foods seem to mask some of the astringency and alcohol people don’t like about it. The 750 takes a while to get through for this one so I would suggest the stubby bottle for most especially if you are a virgin to this big beer. It might hurt a little.

Photo of PorterLambic
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a big fluffy off-white head. Great retention and lacing.
Smell is malty with notes of citrus, apple and light spice.
Taste is malt, spices, citrus, light hops, alcohol and brown sugar.
Medium-full body with a medium effervescence that's sharp on the tip of the tongue. Slight dryness at the finish. Good stuff and I want more.

Photo of psinderson
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap in traditional glassware at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse.

Appearance: Nice amber color with big white head.

Smell: Malty sweet aroma with some fruit and alcohol.

Taste: Very sweet with some roasty undertones. Very mild hop character. This is one dangerous drink.

Mouthfeel: Pleasantly full-bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: As far as Belgians go, this goes down well. Even though there is some alcohol character here, it hides the 10% ABV reasonably well.

Photo of mendozozoza
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice light amber color with a huge head, nice lacing on the glass.

S: some hops with a very nice fruity undertone. hard to place really.

T: the first thing I noticed was the alcohol tingling, a slightly antiseptic flavor on the back of my tongue followed with a nice fruityness on the finish. very nice indeed.

M: a very thick beer. its carbonation makes it seem thicker than it really is, making it feel like you have some nice substance in your mouth.

D: i would drink this beer again, but definatly not in quantity. the 10% abv keeps that goal slightly out of reach. overall its a great beer, but not the best from maredsous.

Photo of rkuhnel
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From John’s Liquor in Eureka, CA. Poured cloudy dull orange into my new Duvel glass with big foamy head that settled faiirly swiiftly leaving big chunks of lacing. Powerfull nose of yeast, flowers, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is fizzy, kind of like champagne, and taste is banana with some sweetness. Finish shows high alcohol content . Very nice Abbey Tripel

Photo of babyhobbes
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of CanuckRover
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light amber. Plenty of visible carbonation and a thick, impressive, sea foam head. Leaves plenty of bubbly lacings throughout.

Lovely citrus fruits on the nose. Very fresh lemon with a nice crispness from clean hops. Light dusting of yeast with noticeable alcohol.

Somewhat of a letdown on taste. Loads of orange with the added bitterness of the zest. Surprisingly refreshing for a tripel. A light yeastiness creates a somewhat drying character. Alcohol cuts in rather quickly and beats the other flavours into submission.

Lively carbonation gives a nice spritely and quenching character to the beer.

A tasty beer that is certainly hurt by its inability to keep the alcohol in check.

Photo of JMad
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a tulip...

Pours a golden orange color with a frothy white head. I could smell mostly grape and whit wine, the alcohol is very detectable and there is a hint of banana. The taste has lots of alcohol and fruit flavors such as grape, orange, and lemon. It starts off sweet then a slight tartness hits your cheeks and it finishes slightly bitter. The beer is light but full bodied with lots of carbonation. A good triple, Tripels are just really not my favorite.

Photo of GreenCard
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: radiant copperish gold color with a fluffy/tantalizing layer of off-white head, lots of rising bubbles

Aroma: honey-sweet, clove phenolics, rich fruitiness, marcipan, alcohol, yeast, orange, stung my nose at first wiff

Flavor: big blooms of clovey phenols and indescript fruity esters, thick layer of malt flavor that is just on the verge of balance, alcohol provides a good counterpoint to the the sweetness, a touch of hop flavor (styrian golding?), semi-sweet finish

Mouthfeel: medium-full to full body, zingy-zesty carbonation also gives a nice "flavor break"

Overall Impression: All in all a fantastic beer. I expect a lot from the brewery that makes one of my favorite beers, Duvel. They do not disappoint with this one. See, you don't need to be an actual abbey to make a great abbey/trappist beer!

Photo of flexabull
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my post backpacking beer. It was an epic trip, hopefully this beer is epic too.

Pours a darker gold color with a large fluffy white head.

Smells floral, spicy, with light mineral hops.

Taste is very dry, floral, dough like, and with a light creamy malt sweetness. Finish is very crisp, dry again, with a light mineral hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Feels almost perfect for the style, nice thickness with a good dry feel.

Drinkability is good. Very solid Tripel.

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,391 ratings.