1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Not Rated.
Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,261 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,261
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 33
Gots: 84 | 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)
View: Beers (14) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Maredsous 10 - Triple Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,261 | Reviews: 660 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

A very good and popular brew. Nice dark ale colour. Deep flavour, like a brandy. Smooth, with what? 10%? reaction. Good malts and spice and wheat and Belgium yeast. Citrus orange pineapple, cloves,ginger, banana. Someone acidic that cries for food, perhaps spicy.Will have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2005 04:18:59 | More by Sammy
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-12-2012 02:53:25 | More by t0rin0
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 8/2014.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, yeast, slight spices, and a really strong fruity aroma. Taste is much the same with a nice honey covered fruit flavor on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel Overall, this is a good beer that is really tasty but quite strong.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 02:54:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-24-2013 11:38:27 | More by djrn2
Photo of BuckeyeNation
BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2007 14:02:32 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured clear golden orange in color with a thick, creamy white head. There is a high level of carbonation.
S: There of aromas of alcohol, candi sugar, floral hops, light fruits and spices in the nose.
T: The overall taste is somewhat sweet and contains a well-balanced mix of many of the flavors that were evident in the smell.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and there is a bit of dryness in the finish.
D: The alcohol is well masked but you'll probably have to sip this one or it will catch up to you. It's sweeter than most tripels and therefore is easier to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 02:23:31 | More by metter98
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

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

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 01:48:30 | More by brentk56
Photo of nmann08
nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 22:01:07 | More by nmann08
Photo of mikesgroove
mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

golden yellow with a good two inches of foam on the top of it.Nice carbonation could be seen bubbling up toward the surface.

light banana, and peach aroma, some light lemongrass and hey, an almost funky sour note sitting way in the back as well and a small touch of alcohol. Really surprised me with a the depth it had. mixture of wheat, yeast and hops. Nice pepper like tones on the tongue, mixed with lemongrass and a wonderful light apple like yeast flavor. Loads of wheat and hey and fresh cut grass flavors. The finish was super dry with an all too familiar lightly sour note tucked in way at the back. nicely carbonated with a good amount of smoothness to it. This was a medium bodied ale; slightly lighter then that without any thinness though. Definitely not too light or bad really in any way, Nice and light with a good profile and a great flavor

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 02:23:11 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of Phyl21ca
Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle – Poured a yellow golden beer with a nice head with great retention. Aroma of floral malts with a hint of sweetness. Taste is very sweet with some very subtle spices coming out at the end. Body is above average and the alcohol is very discreet which is an enjoyable thing for beer with such high-level of ABV. Overall, not the best of tripel that I’ve had the chance to drank but a very good one nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2004 15:29:25 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of BEERchitect
BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the Duvel family of beers come this highly formitable tripel ale. With spicy phenolic compounds that balance the estery fruitiness, then with the interplay of soft sweetness- this beer speaks to what is is to be a Belgian ale.

While pouring a richer than normal honey-amber color, the ample carbonation crowds the surface for an eggshell colored head that falls somehwere between froathy and creamy. Retaining remarkably and lacing like spider webs leaving intricate patterns of intermitten foam on the glass. The beer shows a mouthwatering display even to the eye.

Fruity and spicy aromas tease the nose with peaches, pears, red apples, mixed berries, and then with a balance of white pepper, orange zest, cinnamon, and alcohol. Slightly smoked fruit notes push the spice past its use but offers only the slightest of distraction.

Sweet maltiness of powdered sugar laced with mild nectar-caramel and bread crust quickly fade to a part malt, part grain mid palate. Fruity esters continue from the character found in nose while the spiciness picks up a slight cinamon and cardamon taste to accompany the peppery alcohol taste. Moderate hop bitternes play on the finish to allow for a balance that had been lacing through the majority of taste. Lightly herbal, tea-like, and floral.

Early on, the beer's efforvescence and zesty spice gives lightness to the drinkability than makes it so characterful and refreshing. But later the carbonation evades, leaving the beer weighing a little heavier on the palate and causes the sweetness to become more evident, thus hurting the drinkability late. Hop bitterness, yeasty spice, light acidity, and alcohol help with dryness, but not enough to counter the malty sweetness and short lived carbonation.

A nice beer overall that is cut short by a sweetness that superscedes balance from hops, carbonation, or attenuation. More simplicity on the malt front would be welcomed as well as a drier body and more zest or zeal.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 20:36:50 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of womencantsail
womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a golden amber color with a big khaki head on top.

S: Starts off with a lot of yeastiness. Plenty of bread and fruitiness, definitely some banana and perhaps pears. A mild hop aroma, which was a bit surprising, and a moderate spiciness to the beer.

T: Bread and various sugar flavors give an dominant sweetness from the very start. A hint of floral hops as well plenty of light colored fruits such as pears and apples, perhaps some banana, too. Yeast, spice, and alcohol notes round out the flavor.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: A little too sweet for me, but good overall. It didn't really leave a lasting impression, however.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 19:25:35 | More by womencantsail
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-10-2012 07:49:41 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-04-2011 22:55:52 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of ChainGangGuy
ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle - $3.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an effectively clear, amber-orange body with a foaming, off-white head. Thin smattering of lace.

Smell: Sweetish nose crumpled with rock candy crumbs, pear-flavored liqueur, half-cracked pepper, coriander, and with an aromatic backdrop of solventy fusel alcohol.

Taste: Sweet, candy-encrusted pale malts along with a fruity, spicy taste of lightly tart pear upside-down spice cake featuring Bartletts. Grows a bit more peppery, hinting at bitter herbs as some medicinal alcohol leeches in. Faintly cellar-like yeastiness. Moderate bitterness. Finishes with a firmly warming embrace of alcohol to cut the sweetness, as does the carbonation prickliness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus, energetic carbonation.

Overall: Maredsous 10 may leave you Maredsoused! Pushes the limit for me with alcohol, but fairly good in spite of it.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 17:52:56 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-16-2013 02:59:18 | More by jaydoc
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-11-2013 04:35:54 | More by spycow
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color with a orange hue with a real nice blooming head that of course leaves some real nice lace.Aroma has a nice 10x sugar aroma with some real spicey tones and yeasty.Taste is yeasty and quite citrusy with real nice clove-like notes.A quite complex ale with nice yeasty and light smokey undertones,very nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 20:56:17 | More by oberon
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-15-2014 07:19:01 | More by GRG1313
Photo of Knapp85
Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a nice looking golden color with a frothy white head on top. The smell of the beer has a good amount of Belgian yeast and some earthy spice coming off of it. The taste of the beer was pretty good as it warmed up. The flavors of grains and subtle spice notes really come alive as time passed by on this one. The mouthfeel had a good amount of carbonation to it. Overall this beer is pretty good, It's worth looking into for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 04:41:23 | More by Knapp85
Photo of zeff80
zeff80

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy copper color with hints of gold and a foamy, three finger head with big bubbles. It left sticky trails of lace.

S - It smelled estery, yeasty and of clove.

T - It tasted of dried fruit and smooth, sweet malt. It had a peppery spice and hints of cinamon.

M - It was soft and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good tripel. Their dubbel (8) is better, but this was still quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 01:20:18 | More by zeff80
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

01-10-2013 22:27:02 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml squat Belgian bottle. Who knew Duvel had cousins?

This beer pours a hazy, glassy medium golden amber colour, with a preponderance of thick foamy, rocky, rising white head, which settles very slowly, eventually leaving some chunky lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy malt, mild banana, clove, a bit of peppery yeast, and sweet, acrid alcohol. The taste is a big adulterated smack upside the palate, with strong, somewhat boozy grain, softened caramel, candy sugar, some bewildered yeast, and mild citrus fruit.

The carbonation is quite sedate, the body a strong medium weight, and genially smooth. It finishes sweetly malty and understated in its booze, just how we likes 'em.

One of the stronger Tripels that I've thus far run into, and still easy enough to sip away the night with - the rounded ABV in particular being surprisingly agreeable.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 02:29:07 | More by biboergosum
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear amber with a nice frothy white head.

Smell: Grains, a bit of fruit (lemon, banana) and spice, lots of alcohol.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and sugary with harsh, astringent alcohol. Fruity flavors try to break through the booze but aren't entirely successful. Medium-bodied, syrupy on the tongue. No balancing bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2008 19:05:31 | More by largadeer
Photo of NeroFiddled
NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Although I've never had the Maredsous 6, the 8 is clearly a dubbel and the 10 is even marked on the U.S. label as a Triple. It pours a clear (unless the lees are disturbed), deep-golden body beneath a massive, rocky head of just slightly off-white foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves wide walls of lace about the glass. The nose is clean and restrained with just some yeasty fruitiness and the slightest hint of sweet malt to entice you to drink. The body is medium and mildly crisp across the palate leaving it very accessible but lacking in zest. The flavor is surprisingly full given the fact that the aroma seems reigned in; and it delivers a lightly candyish malt upfront that somehow dries as it crosses the palate to leave a dry and hoppy, spicy finish. Bitterness, hop flavor, and alcohol toss and tumble in the lingering aftertaste; but overall dryness and an herbal/spicy hoppiness win out in the end. Superb! The 10% alcohol by volume is astonishingly well-heeled; and this beer (not unlike their best known Duvel) can come around to whack you in the back of the head. Brilliant! An amazingly quaffable beer given its strength. Perfectly polished and ready to partake... go get one!!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 22:23:02 | More by NeroFiddled
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,261 ratings.