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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,239 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,239
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 30
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

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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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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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-02-2013 02:18:36 | More by Guinnsslvr
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kslsc400

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-28-2013 00:19:37 | More by JamLand
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Abrian

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-11-2014 04:41:34 | More by Abrian
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2012 22:11:54 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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avylover

Virginia

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
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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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johnnyb4

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-09-2013 23:23:43 | More by johnnyb4
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Alysa


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-16-2012 00:20:25 | More by Alysa
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CEDAMA

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-22-2013 20:24:27 | More by CEDAMA
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jcbogantes

Costa Rica

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-22-2014 14:50:17 | More by jcbogantes
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-10-2014 05:19:12 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-30-2012 11:08:07 | More by Jose9e
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-25-2013 02:50:54 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-20-2013 18:44:31 | More by Rohkey
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-17-2012 05:43:49 | More by ilikebeer03
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Mark_Eck

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2014 12:19:03 | More by Mark_Eck
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-13-2012 02:04:51 | More by Melomanemusher
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-12-2013 01:18:07 | More by BryantForestry
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-08-2012 03:12:08 | More by atone315
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 3/2015.

Appearance: Bright copper/honey with decent clarity and a ton of effervescence. Two finger off-white head. Leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Deep liqueur-like pear and plum. Almost a caramel element as well. The 10% ABV is not well hidden here.

Taste: Starts with a light belgian candi sugar sweetness that combines with semi-gritty pear and a touch of yeast esters. The level of spice is good, apparent on the palate but not bruising. Somewhat moderate level of hop bitterness but no real hop flavor, typical for the style from other Tripels I've had and well done in this one. Really airy finish that leaves you with a bit of syrupy malt and a fruit liqueur flavor. Nice bit of heat in the back of the throat which is unusual since most Tripels hide the alcohol incredibly well. However, it's a nice change of pace from the others and makes for a more intense drinking experience.

Mouthfeel: Based on the aroma I was expected a hefty beer. To my surprise Maredsous Tripel is quite light for such a big beer, just above medium. The steady stream of carbonation makes it surprisingly smooth and quite drinkable.

Final Thoughts: Tripels used to be one of my least favorite styles, but the more I drink them the higher they rank in my opinion. It's amazing how a big 10% ABV brew can feel so light and yet pack so much flavor. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 21:43:09 | More by JamesMN
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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MrTull

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-02-2014 22:55:16 | More by MrTull
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,239 ratings.