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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,241 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,241
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 30
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of erz316


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
Photo of HugoGrim


4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Label states best before 03 2007, so it seems I picked this one up just in time.

Golden body with an excellent head. Lots of carbonation visible. The head dissipated to a thin foam with decent lacing.

Aroma right out of the bottle is just excellent. Powerful fruity sweetness with background spices.

Apricot/peach flavor with Belgian spices. Boasts quite a strong bitterness which I enjoy. Alcohol is not detectable at all in the flavor. Finishes with a light breadyness.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 00:27:36 | More by HugoGrim
Photo of dbell23


4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
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
Photo of micromaniac129


4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep copper color with brilliant clarity. A tall head sits on top. It's fluffy dense and lingers on and on. And why shouldn't it this beer is well attenuated. Plenty of fine lacing coats the glass. Looks like a quiality brew here.
First aroma has a mildy sour and winey notes. Fruit notes from yeast and candied sugar are present too.
Taste is dry and spicy. And with this brew being at 10% ABV it too is a major player. It gives the beer a warming bitterness. As the beer warms hints of dark fruits and candied sugars are released giving it an almost Dubbel taste that compliments the dry bitterness perfectly.
This ia quite a good beer and as far as Tripels, gotta be top ten.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 13:25:38 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl Brown stumpy bottle, best before March 2008, drank a little later.

Poured into a Westmalle Triple Chalice glass, it was bound to look great, and it did. Slightly cloudy, dull terracotta with a lumpy thin white head.

What happened to the aroma? I couldn't detect one really, some hops and yeast but nothing much at all.

it appears almost fizzy as you approach for the first sip, but an incredible mix of beery flavours hit your tastebuds, a true triple. Yeast, hops and malts combine to produce a wonderfully balanced beer. A deep alcoholic feel adds to the enjoyment.

Lovely. lovely, lovely.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 20:47:50 | More by BlackHaddock
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Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, honey, some fruit, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, apples and some spices. There's a mild breadiness that follows from the Belgian yeast and a heart malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and there's a decent alcohol sting that peeks through at times. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very good high-octane Belgian beer that is worth drinking for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 03:48:15 | More by TheManiacalOne
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from Gapwines as part of a Maredsous giftpack.. poured into a Maredsous glass...

Poured a nice light coppery rust colour. Creamy head with some copper hints poured big, thick and meringue like then faded slowly to good thick covering... loads of carbonation bubbles form a steady stream to the surface... lots of sticky lacing also..

Aroma - Spicy fruits (pineapples, apricots, lemons, light fig notes), lots of Belgian yeasty notes, bready, candy sugar / honey sweetness, very peppery, some caramel hints, light clove notes, vanilla, grassy, quite herbal...

Taste – Spicy / peppery, strong herbal notes, juicy / spicy fruits (apricots, grapefruits, bitter oranges, some lemons), again lots of Belgian yeastiness, toffee / candy sugar, light oaky notes, floral / grassy hops...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry... light bodied.. pretty damn drinkable for 10% - dangerously so !!

Overall - A very fine triple... exactly what i would expect in one... highly recommended...

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2007 13:08:01 | More by mdagnew
Photo of skinny0ne

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has a huge head that settles down. A bit creamy and leaves some lacing. The color is a pale amber, with some orange. The aroma is huge with roasted malt and nuts, with a hint of oranges and ripe red fruit.

First and foremost, let it warm up a bit. The first few cold sips left if tasting overly carbonated. After sitting for a few minutes to release it carbonation, the warming released the flavor. A nice roasted malt sweetness upfront. Then the ripened fruit followed. The alcohol kicks in the back (10%) to warm it on the tongue. The finish is very dry from the alcohol but also akin to walnuts.

A very nice triple. A bit over carbonated. And the alcohol steals the flavor a bit too much. But definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 23:58:37 | More by skinny0ne
Photo of skittlebrau


4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has been one of my favorites for years.

A: Rusty amber color, pretty clear. As served it had a short head, but I know it can have a really tall head if you pour it that way.

S: Honestly not too much smell. Alcohol.

T: Sweet. Very sweet. There is much malt here and sugar. Not much in the way of hops. The flavor is not just sweet though, it is pretty complex.

M: Decent.

D: As much as I love this stuff there's plenty of times when I just don't feel like drinking it. It's sticky sweet and can be a bit much in the wrong setting. Also at 10% it's hard to session (but I'm willing to try).

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2008 05:39:27 | More by skittlebrau
Photo of bump8628


4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stubby, curvaceous, 11.2 oz bottle with best before of 4/2012.

Pours into a tulip a beautiful deep amber with 3 fingers of white, dense head that slowly recedes into an uneven mat of foam.

The aroma is mildly floral, spicy and fruity with notes of juicy pear, pineapple, and cherry.

The taste follows the nose with sweet fruits, flowery spice, crisp malt, and a firm earthy bitterness, however a moderate amount of medicinal alcohol is also apparent.

Light and crisp on the palate with a drying finish that urges the drinker to take another sip.

Overall, a nice example of the style and one I would definitely drink again. The 10% ABV is fairly well hidden. Would pair nicely with any number of blue cheeses.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 21:08:59 | More by bump8628
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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a Maredsous chalice.

A-Clear, dark golden brew with a huge, billowy off-white head on top, strong retention.

S-Spicy, yeast-influenced smells with a sweet, spicy-bready malt.

T-Very up-front spice character, traditional in spirity, followed by a bitter alcohol flavor and apparenty warming. Some hoppy bitterness comes through to counter (slightly) the sweet, bready malt. To me, this tastes like an abbey-style tribple should taste.

M-Effervescent carbonation helps this medim-full beer really fill my mouth and cover my palate with it's tastiness.

D-This flavor holds many of the characteristics that come to mind when I think "triple." It's a wallop when it comes to the booze, but even that flavor aspect seems to stay relatively in line.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 18:03:10 | More by CHSLBrew
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a 12oz bottle and into a tulip glass.
Appearance-burnt orange, medium carbonation, some lacing.
Smell- noted of Clove, banana, yeast and light alcohol notes
Taste- very drinkable triple, subtle notes of clove and banana with yeast.
Overall- great triple, Well balanced for a 10abv you hardly taste the alcohol. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 01:35:57 | More by HopNelius
Photo of Altrurian

New York

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer's color is a that of a luminescent, rich cider. The coarse, ecru head is, alas, fleeting, and not a factor. The smell is very sweet: cotton candy? overripe grapes? But don't get me wrong--it's an inviting aroma, borne out by a toffee or caramel flavor that culminates in an aftertaste of currants. The mouthfeel, while not memorable, might be slightly better than my rating implies. Overall, a nice experience from a beer that's none too subtle. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 23:38:14 | More by Altrurian
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stubby Belgian style bottle, best before dating provided, pours typical light orangey amber, slight cloudyness. White head, reataining thickness nicely. Gobs of lacing, and emitting a pungent lime, alcohol and spice nose. This is a tasty and bold triple. More citrus notes. Alcohol quite present, and fairly biting. Soft tropical fruit notes and vanilla in the finish, nice. This is the type of beer my wife will try, cringe and say "ugghh, rocket fuel, how can you drink that ?!?" I can , and do and I enjoy it. Not for everybody though. Quality, sturdy and Belgian all the way

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2006 00:01:18 | More by Billolick
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4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a 20oz pint glass. Light pour yields a massive 5 finger head with fantastic retention and great lacing. Color is golden amber with exceedingly fine carbonation.

Nose- Alcohol, and light hops in the nose.

Taste- Light caramel malts, fair amount of hops for a Belgian. Long bitter dry finish. Slightly sweet, and bit hot. Slight citrus. Very good.

Mouthfeel- Very Dry with fine carbonation

Drinkability- At 10% this bad larry is a one and done affair.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 01:17:38 | More by Kraken
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4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. The beer pours deep golden with a thin off white head with little retention or lacing.

Smell - Floral, peppery and a whiff of alcohol.

Taste - Sweet and fruity with a little yeasty or grainy flavor on the finish. This is a high ABV brew and the alcohol warmth is there with every sip, especially the first one.

Mouth feel - Thinner and heavily carbonated, but not too distracting.

Drinkability - I generally like Belgian Tripels as a rule, and this is one of the good examples of why. Tasty, high ABV and easy to drink...maybe too easy for a high ABV beer like this one. Good for the right occasion, and if driving afterward isn't a factor.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2009 22:43:06 | More by ChopperSmith
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Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a massive white head, similar to Duvel...very long-lasting with great lacing down the glass. Slightly hazy golden liquid with quite active carbonation going on here. Nose is slight vegetal aromas, rich malts with hints of fruity yeast esters and a bit of pear...perhaps this is the same yeast strain used for Duvel as well. Fantastic flavors, sweetness from the malts, notes of honey with a nice hopping level to keep things from becoming too sweet. The powerful alcohol contained within this sweet Nectar of the Gods flexes it's mighty muscle here too. Finishes with an alcoholic warmth sensation in the throat...this is one monster of a Tripel!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2002 10:47:40 | More by beerluvr
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4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orange-tan with a full head and plenty of linger.

S: Lemon, alcohol, flowers.

T: Notable spices and roses throughout, bit of lemon and light hops with a semi-dry finish.

M: Medium body with a ton of carbonation that worked smoothly

Excellent beet, top notch all seasons of the year. At this price though I wouldn't drink it too often.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 01:17:30 | More by mdunman
Photo of eric5bellies


4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Westmalle Chalice

A - Pours a different amber colour with a large bubbled white head that dies quite quick.

S - Plenty of yeast and spicey fruit.

T - A little malty with plenty off sweet spicey fruit and yeast.

M - Medium body with well balcaed medium carbonation.

D - Albeit usual this is a very solid Tripel and I really recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 19:27:23 | More by eric5bellies
Photo of Douglas14


4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an incredibly clear golden color with a nice white head. The head leaves ample amounts of lace...somewhat of a glaze over the sides of the glass. The aroma is heavily of candied sugar and spices. Some nice malty hints come through as well. The taste begins spicy (cinnamon, pepper, cloves) then transfers into the more malty and sugary side. This beer really surprised me on its richness. It is pleasurably complex and has a very full body. This is a great beer...one of the better tripels I've had and definitely makes me like Maredsous a lot more.

snifter/tulip hybrid, 55-60 (begin-end) degrees F.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2008 04:48:07 | More by Douglas14
Photo of ojiikun


4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a stubby into my corsendonk goblet. Body is crystal clear before the lees are disturbed and a beautiful deep orange-amber that is a bit more yellow near the edges. Once called forth, the fallings are clumpy and heavy. Head is quite light-coloured, and a good mix of loose and tight foam. Nice trails of bubbles.

Smells fruity but not overly sweet. Hoppier than many tripples. Definitely orange zest, maybe some cedar or pine. Very clean, modern yeast smell (like a unibroue, but not as pronounced). Sweet indian spices - corriander and cardamom. No small amount of booze, as expected. The malt comes forward if you breathe the smell nice and deep.

Taste is at first fairly sweet, then immediately quite tart, and then finally a little cleaner and more effervescent. Astringent. Citrus moves to the lime end of the scale. Malts get a little toastier. Spices hit and white pepper and something bitter, perhaps wormwood.

The near-perfect carbonation and good balance of crisp/sweet made this feel really good on the tongue. Sadly, the bitterness and astringency rank the drinkability down a whole notch.

If anything, this beer is exceptionally unexceptional. No surprises, no traits to set it apart from the belgians and belgian-styleds that crowd the shelves these days. That said, it's well-executed with no particular flaws, either. Good if you are in the mood for something a little tart.

(note: was actually QUITE impressive alongside a very sweet strawberry and creme tart.)

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2007 05:56:08 | More by ojiikun
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought as a gift pack with the dubbel and blonde plus a nice tall rimmed branded glass

Pours with a deep yellow body, amber hues, hints of orange brushing in there too. Bubbly head with fair retention, not superb, very little noticable lacing

Smell, a huge whack of alcoholic fruit, estery peaches and apricots, almonds, some bananas floating about in there too.

Taste, thick and creamy alcoholic fruits, sweet but balanced nutty flavours, an almost champagne like dryness on the finish

A brilliantly complex tripel, big bold flavours all the way with this one

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2006 09:16:03 | More by cypressbob
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4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12 oz. shortie style brown glass bottle.

A: Pours a nice deep amber honey color. Huge head with a decent lacing.

S: Smells of banana esters, cakebread and hay.

T: Pleasant soft taste of vanilla, banana and sweet malts on the front. Very kind on the pallete with little bitterness from the hops. Middle is marked by cheesy/woody notes common to Belgian pale strong ales. Reminds me of a good hearty emmentaller swiss cheese. Warming due to the alcohol content but alcohol is easily and well masked.

M: Soft and smooth on the tongue with only slight carbonation. A very easy and tasty drinker.

O: Excellent trappist/abby style brew. Definitely worth drinking any time of the year.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 23:30:20 | More by Aiptasia
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4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When first poured the color had an orange hue with loads of large foam and lace from top to bottom of the glass. The smell of fruit and spices was over powering. The taste was of a fruity nature with a hint of spices. Not to sweet and not to bitter, but, well balanced and complex. Now I can enjoy both of Maredsour 8 & 10.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2003 08:03:04 | More by BeerManDan
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4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a thin foamy off-white head. Spicy aroma with hints of crisp light fruits, apple, pear, white grape, wheat and slightly sour citrus notes. Very carbonated followed by crisp fruit and alcohol taste with a slightly bitter finish. Alcohol very well masked with pear, apple, spice and sweet alcohol notes.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 09:10:05 | More by corby112
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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