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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,337 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,337
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 38
Gots: 116 | 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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Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jan 20, 2005
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +2.3%

t0rin0, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

djrn2, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +2.3%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, May 01, 2010
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
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.

BuckeyeNation, Jun 19, 2007
Photo of BEERchitect
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.

BEERchitect, Jan 23, 2006
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 19, 2004
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

GRG1313, May 15, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
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

mikesgroove, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -23.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
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.

womencantsail, May 07, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
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.

Knapp85, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, May 01, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Nov 07, 2003
Photo of largadeer
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.

largadeer, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of zeff80
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.

zeff80, Aug 22, 2008
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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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