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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,257 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,257
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 33
Gots: 83 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002)
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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
Photo of Kraken


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
Photo of ChopperSmith


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
Photo of beerluvr

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
Photo of mdunman


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
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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
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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
Photo of cypressbob

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
Photo of Aiptasia


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
Photo of BeerManDan


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
Photo of corby112


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
Photo of davidchollar


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

Probably subconciously thinking of Duvel because I poured it into my Duvel tulip, for some reason I gave this one a really slow careful pour. So the beer looks really nice but not as amazing as my favorite, Westmalle. The only other tripel I've had lately is Chimay White, this one is similar in appearance. Very pretty, brilliant honey color.

Big, bold Belgian smells hit the nostrils at the crack of the cap, even before the pour. That's a good sign. Standard smells for the style, yeast, pineapple-citrus hops, sugary malt, a healthy dose of alcohol. It's not exactly unique or spectacular, but it's not bad at all. In fact I like it more with each sniff, every sip improving on the last, (maybe it's the 10% hitting me already!)

Surprisingly bitter. I expected a sweeter taste from the smell, but this tripel rocks the tastebuds with some intense bitterness. Kind of a medium mouthfeel, the high abv is not too distracting. This is the strongest beer I've had in a while, and definitely the most bitter since my last IPA. Maredsous 10 didn't disappoint, I'd definitely get it again and recommend it as one of the top tripels.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 08:52:03 | More by davidchollar
Photo of FanofHefe


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

Bomber poured into a tulip, best by 01 2013. Clear, amber body with a bit of yellow hue and lots of carbonation bubbles. Two-finger eggshell white head and very good creamy lacing.

Bright, light fruit aroma, bordering on a white wine. A very light amount of spices and malt aroma.

The taste is a very nice blend following the aroma: sweet, light fruit, mostly grape and pear; light spices; bubble gum; and a very light taste of earthy hops.

Medium consistency with a very dry finish. Another superb offering from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 00:46:25 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some might think it's strange that they added a tripel when they already have an incredible strong pale (Duvel), but this is entirely different. Obviously it's stronger, but the flavours aren't masked by plethora of floral hops.

A: Golden-blonde with a fluffy, rocky head. Nice retention & lace.

S: Phenols & pineapple dominate, with a little spice and underlying toffee sweetness & bread.

T: Alcohol is assertive (as expected), but the harsh phenols in the aroma are fairly subtle in the taste. Somewhat spicy (cloves?), a little earth and toffee. The fruity esters seem a little more cotton-candy-like in flavour. The taste is very yeast-centric, but it's very well rounded & balanced. Nothing seems to be IN-YOUR-FACE; very refined.

M: Slightly fuller body than the more quenchable Duvel.

D: Very easily approached, and probably a good introduction to the style.

Out of the Maredsous 6, 8 & 10, I think I enjoy this one the most. Now how about a 12? :D

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 17:02:41 | More by Derek
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-02-2013 02:18:36 | More by Guinnsslvr
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-27-2012 00:33:22 | More by kslsc400
Photo of JamLand


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-28-2013 00:19:37 | More by JamLand
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-11-2014 04:41:34 | More by Abrian
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-23-2012 22:02:07 | More by Snellgg5
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2012 22:11:54 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a translucent,cloudy orange with an almost nonexistent white head that disappears quickly. Very citrousy, slightly acidic taste. Very pleasant in the mouth with a good fiz to it - not what you'd expect upon looking at the lack of head. The 10% abv is masked well by the carbonation (which lasts throughout the glass), but still a little sharp. Slightly metallic,nicely dry aftertaste. I think I could drink this all night long (but not a good idea i'm sure) Very easy drinking belgian ale compared to others i've had, and probably one of the better ones.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2003 17:51:40 | More by avylover
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours an clear, fairly deep amber with two fingers of foamy off white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell. Sweet pears and apples with a decent amount of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet light grainy malts with crisp pears and apples with a hint of spice. A little bit of booze, but nothing too offensive. Slightly tart. Pretty nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Above medium in body with above medium, fairly smooth carbonation. Just a little warm.

Overall. I see why this one is so popular. One of the nicer tripels that I've tried to date.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 23:31:08 | More by Rutager
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-09-2013 23:23:43 | More by johnnyb4
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-16-2012 00:20:25 | More by Alysa
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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