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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,358 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,358
Reviews: 666
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 39
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
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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 tronester
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden amber with a huge meringue like tan head. Smells exactly like champagne, very aromatic. Taste is spicy yeast up front, with a tart sour apple middle, and a surprising amount of bitterness in the finish. Alcohol heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich, slightly high carbonation. Drinkability is OK, the tartness gets to you though near the end of the bottle. I would drink this again, but wouldnt specifically seek it out.

tronester, Mar 01, 2010
Photo of CHSLBrew
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

CHSLBrew, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of BeerGodz
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Med orange color, big fluffy head, beautiful sticky lacing that won't quit!

Smell: You can smell the alcohol, banana, cloves, and apple

Taste: Up Front: Spicy, tart, apple, slight hops. Finish: alcohol, pepper and ginger snaps

Mouthfeel: A little tingly and dry

Drinkability: I love my abbey ales! This one definitely delivers the "Belgium Buzz"

Overall Impression: Oh! Did I mention I love abbey ales? It's a little pricey, but worth it! I love the price I paid...nothing! It was a gift to the God!....just sayin'

BeerGodz, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of haddon
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy amber with a full cream colored head. lots of carbonation bubbles throughout with good lacing down the goblet

smells of apricots, peaches, citrus, malts, yeast & spice. nothing overpowering but pretty standard for a good tripel

wow, really enjoyed this from the first sip. citrus, pineapple, cloves & bananas. the high alcohol brings a dry acidic taste with a sour aftertaste. nice!

firm but smooth feel. lots of carbonation is nicely placed with the higher abv

this beer is one of the best tripels I've had. I could drink this on a regular basis and never tire of the flavor... for that, I consider it very drinkable

haddon, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of OskarL
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Hazy, amber/brownish color with a fluffy head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell - Fermented pears, fruity, alcohol and malt.

Taste - Bread, fruity, spicy yeast and alcohol. A bit sweet with bitterness. Doesn't finish very nice with a solvent-like feel.

Mouthfeel - Dry, medium body with quite a lot of carbonation.

OskarL, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of off-white head on top of a clear, dark copper-brown body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice, thick lace on the glass. A bit too dark, but otherwise quite good looking.

S - A fruity yeast aroma of peach and pineapple with a hint of vanilla. Some sweet pilsner malt as well as a bit of pepper and clove.

T - Sweet pilsner malt up front with notes of bread and honey. Strong yeast character comes in next with lots of pepper, clove, and pineapple. A light vanilla yeast flavor briefly appears before giving way to a finish full of spicy yeast and thick, rich malt with notes of toffee and sourdough bread crusts, all of which is blanced by spicy hop flavor and moderate bitterness. Lingering doughy malt and clove yeast flavor.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - This beer is thoroughly dominated by its strong, spicy yeast character. The clove notes are quite strong, especially in the flavor, while some lighter, tropical fruit notes are more noticeable in the aroma. The yeast character is a bit more phenolic than I would like, but it is still appropriate to the style. I also find the earthy, musty hop flavor less pleasant than the more spicy, floral hops found in some other examples of the style. While these two points are a matter of preference, they do hurt the overall impression just a bit for me.

nickfl, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of cosmicevan
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1pint/9.4FLoz bottle into a Maredsous chalice.

A - Poured a crisp honey orange with champagne like carbonation and a frothy white head with sticky lacing.

S - Cirtus, apples, alcohol.

T - Alcohol is very upfront. Bitter with a hint of the fruity nose in the taste.

M - Dry bittery aftertaste. Lively carbonation with an alcohol tingle.

D - Little strong for my tastes...not really a drinker as much as a sipper.

cosmicevan, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of Halcyondays
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a translucent yellow with a foamy, frothy big white head, nice lace as it should be.

S: Classic nose, fermented apples and pears, Belgian yeast, pilsner type malt.

T: Yellow apples are heavy in this, almost cider like at times, good flavour overall. Clean, bready malt, lot of yeast esters. To me more of a BSPA than a tripel, I liked the mix of tastes.

M: A tad thin on the body for me, medium-bodied, alcohol is nowhere, certainly smooth.

D: This is a very good tripel, but not in the upper echelon with Westmalle and St. Bernardus. While not as good as those beers for my palate, this beer rocks and is a joy to drink.

Halcyondays, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of crossovert
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

crossovert, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of snpub540
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly hazy golden hue with a tiny creamy white head on top. Very delicate lacing was left on the glass.

Smell was very complex. There was an earthy, yeastiness there as well as a sweet honey aroma and some floral hoppiness.

Taste was equally complex. The earthiness was there along with a spicy hop flavor. Alcohol makes itself present in the finish with a warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and crisp. Dinkability is a tad low because the alcohol became a little harsh when it warmed. I found it to be complex and delicious, but I certainly felt this one as I stood up from my bar stool.

snpub540, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of drpimento
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mmmmm, so nice. Served with a HUGE, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream colored head that lasts a long time and a load of clumpy lace. Aroma is very malty, a bit roasty, caramel, toffee, perfume, spice, alcohol, and a little floral. Taste is similar with bittersweetness standing out along with the alcohol. Great body and carbonation. Easier to drink than one might think considering the richness and strength. Finish is medium in length but nice.

drpimento, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of Moonraker7
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber. Pours a 2 finger head which dissipates quickly.

S: Floral, fruity with sweet caramel. Some yeast.

T: Fruits (apples, pears), sweet caramel. Very dry, with alcohol fairly prominent. Mild hints of citrus. Seems a bit tart for a tripple, but still nice.

M: Pretty heavy carbonation, not as smooth as I hoped. Letting this beer warm up a bit is definitely recommended.

D: This is a great beer, but I find that the tart citrus tastes overpower many of the other flavors

Moonraker7, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of fitzy84
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at Amherst Brewing Co. Great medium tone amber appearance with a frothy head and incredible lacing. Aromas were wonderful wraps of malts with fruits like apples. The drink was both refreshing, carbonated, dry and awesomely sweet. Really tasted good sugar flavors mixed with the slight yeasty, earthy tones. Overall, fantastic.

fitzy84, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of brystmar
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.

brystmar, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of fartkowski
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 330 ml stubby bottle, bought at the LCBO

Poured a honey gold color, with about a 1 1/2" foam head.

This beer went down pretty good for a triple beer. Had a bit of a sweet aftertaste.
Leaves you with a pretty good buzz.
I found this to a very enjoyable beer.

I will defiantly be buying this one again.

fartkowski, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of bobsy
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I cracked this tripel open while helping prepare Christmas dinner at the inlaws. An awesome time surrounded by family.

Anyways, I've been fairly impressed with the Maredsous lineup so far, and this continues with their strongest offering. It pours a fairly standard tripel colour - hazy gold with a fluffy white head, but excels itself with retention and lacing. The aroma is yeastier than you would expect for the style, and has some peppery alcohol notes mixing in with a light fruitiness. While the flavour isn't overtly complex, it is satisfying. Some funky elements combine with the aforementioned sweet fruitiness, and a strong grain background helps prevent things from getting cloying, while the yeasty character noticed in the nose asserts itself throughout the sip and into a lightly dry finish. The moderate body and high carbonation hits the style guidelines dead on.

Nothing wrong with this tripel at all. In fact, its impressively solid, and were it not for the fact that its bundled with the 6 and 8 as well as a glass, I would be buying more. Well worth trying for fans of the style.

bobsy, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of animal69
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- BBD 5/12, does this mean it's 3 &1/2 yrs. old ? pours a slighly hazed med. golden-copper color w/ a frothy white head which sticks around for a good while before disolving into a lovely ring of lace in my snifter

S- a green fruity nose, apples mixed w/ peach(?)some bready cracker and herbal hop aroma come through as it warms, maybe a note of dried plum vaguely noticable, faint spicey yeast notes as well

T- a crisp, slightly tart vinous apple flavor, just a hint of grassy noble bitterness balanced with some steely cereal grains and some underroasted huts underneath it all, kinda like a pilsner swallowed a bottle white zin is the overall impression i get, finishes w/ a touch of a champagne-like alcohol aftertaste but only more bitterness

M- very dry, almost feels like a light-med. bodied beer with plenty of co2 to make it creamy

D- one of the easiest drinking trippels i've had and pos. my new favorite, it'd be too easy to get carried away w/ this one, you'd have no idea this was 10%

animal69, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of MOB210SA
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 1 1/2 finger Lush, dense, pillowy.. may I say, magnificent white/creme colored head with amazing lacing and that retains really well. Gorgeous medium in darkness honey amber in color. Good amount of clinging lacing. Eventually the head subdued to a great even top.

Mostly dark fruits, Spices and fruits with a small alcohol kick. Im really smelling a bouquet of fruits both light and dark. Its a rasin/figgy/plum with apple maybe banana. A phenolic quality.

Dark fruits fig/plum with maybe apple, and almost a slight citrus along the same lines as the smell, without re-writing it.

Extremely creamy, smooth, clinging, lingering mouthfeel very pleasant. A good bite

Drinkability..Well, How much you can handle is the only issue but this is extremely drinkable. As i thought it would this was a great way to start of Christmas.

Maredsous 10 Triple is an ale from a while back that really stuck in my head when I tried it. For good reason too, this is a respectable triple.

Well Im not sure if Ill have time to review any other beers today. So Merry Christmas and (just to be safe) Happy New Year to everyone.

MOB210SA, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of dqrull
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an deep clear amber with a white fluffy foam, that leaves alot of lacing on the glass as the head is slowly receding to a persistent lid in the glass.

Aromas are very belgian, alot of fruity, almost rubber-ish. A really strange, but not unpleasant fruity rubberness, but there is also some notes of lemongrass and tart red berries and a hint of breadiness.

Taste is sweet and fruity, like the nose, but I dont find the pretty interesting rubber in the taste. The finish is slightly tart, and slightly bitter, but it is partly overwhelmed by an attack from the yeast.

Feels creamy and nice in the mouth, with a medium viscosity, and a very soft carbonation of small bubbles.

dqrull, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of randawakes
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells rich, strong citrus like a tripel should. Pours dark golden, light head with partial lace. Tastes sweet and candy sugar like, honey & pepper notes as well. Alcohol overwhelms the drink too much, hightened sense of sweetness with every sip. Holds its body and carbonation better than the dubbel.

randawakes, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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

brentk56, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of Rayek
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice.

A: Deep apricot, with nice clarity for a bottle conditioned beer. Very active carbonation from tiny bubbles. A rocky eggshell head slowly recedes to a thin film. Leaves a heavy lace.

S: Quite fruity, with aromas of grape, pear, apple and plum. There's a light cinnamon spice, plus a touch of alcohol in the background.

T: Quite spicy initially. A cinnamon and clove bite dominate out of the gate. The fruit sweetness quickly joins in with pear and green grapes. Alcohol adds an extra bite, plus a nice warmth going down. Finishes with a lingering spiciness, plus a slight sourness as it warms.

M: The body is lighter than the beer's strength would suggest. Hyperactive carbonation bolsters the spicy character.

D: This must be good, because my cat keeps coming over to check it out. A nice strong beer with which to end a cool evening.

Rayek, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of TheStoutAholic
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I opted for a Samuel Adams perfect pint just because I didn't want to keep refilling my Tulip.

A: A little darker than what I expected from a normal Triple.

S: Smells like what I typical Triple smells like. A hint of fruit with a bit of a bread and honey.

T: Nothing special one of the least tasty triples I have had in awhile on this website triple's grades are usually offset by about +1 compared to other beers so this one would normally rate at a C+ but due to the style currently has a B+.

M: The playful carbonation that doesn't overpower the taste that are most often ever present in these Belgian or Trappist style ales.

D: This is a very good beer that usually can be burnt through a bottle in one sitting and be left with a healthy buzz.(10%ABV)

Overall, I would give it a solid B just because I along with most people from this website like this style of Ale, but compared to other of its style I would treat it as C.

TheStoutAholic, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of Hojaminbag
2.38/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Maredsous 10 has a hazy yellow orange body with a fluffy off-white head that leaves some lacing behind.

The aroma has some sweet candied sugar in it, with a lot of spiciness. A peppery yeast note is in there, but there also might be hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The flavor Maredsous 10 is not what I expected at all from a tripel. The candied sugar sweetness is there in front, but after that this tastes like some sort of spiced beer. The peppercorn flavor comes first; I would say it is more of a green peppercorn than a black peppercorn flavor, but I could be crazy or thinking too hard on this one. Then I notice perhaps a touch of cinnamon that lasts a second before a barrage of nutmeg comes through. A TON of nutmeg. The nutmeg flavor makes this one down right unpleasant actually.

The mouthfeel is moderate the body department, but a little active as far as carbonation goes.

The Nutmeg killed this one. I'm not sure if it is a character of the yeast and an actual additive, but it is unmistakable there. If you've ever cooked using nutmeg, you know that just a pinch produces a pretty noticeable flavor; anymore can ruin a dish. Maredsous 10 is a dish that got more than just a pinch of nutmeg.

Hojaminbag, Nov 28, 2009
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,358 ratings.