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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Reviews: 685
Hads: 1,487
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 57
Gots: 249 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

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Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
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

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 6/19/15

Pours a nice 1 finger bubbly foamy fizzy head that fades quickly though, then slows halfway to a crawl, a nice coppery auburn slightly tan colored beer crystal clear, decent lacing left on the glass as well.

Nose is exactly what I expect for such a traditional old belgian tripel, a mix of great malts and sweets, with a hint of fruit and burnt sugars that borders into oude bruin style, some burnt sugars, caramelized candy, some dark fruity aromas with a little candied plum like and even mild sour dark fruit, with fruity esters, etc, mixed with the candy, toasty brown malts, faint booze, and that typical earthy belgian like yeast aroma.

Taste continues, starts with tingly booze actually, little fusel alcohol with some phenols right out, as well as the sweet characters, candied caramel, toffee, candi sugar, and little molasses candy like. Mild toasty brown malts as well, mild biscuit, the typical Belgian brown malt flavor. Fruits again as well, this time more fig like, little date, but candied plums again too, mild fruity esters, etc. A mild bitterness cuts through with some mild grassy hop like characters, but I think that comes more from the phenols. Finish is drier than expected but a little candy flavor lingering, not sticky though, lots more phenolic fusel alcohol burn and flavors, bit more dark fruit and candy toffee.

Mouth has lots of fluffy carbonation make it very effervescent and pops well, but gets in the way, med to fuller bod but not as syrupy as I expected for the sweet characters, lots of fusel tingly warming booze.

Overall nice, almost a staple for a good strong Belgian beer, has all the nice components, but the booze and carbonation get in the way a little too much to really make it nice.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
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!!!!

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Photo of kojevergas
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Guinness pint glass in Galway, Ireland.

A: Hazy gold colour. Thick creamy head of excellent retention. Four fingers.

Sm: Barely detectable barley plus a little yeast.

T: Hops, malt, alcohol. The malt comprises much of the body. Strangely yeasty finish.

Mf: Nicely coarse. Chewy but nice.

Dr: High ABV is well hidden. Actually a bit lacking for a Belgian abbey beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 11.2 oz stubby brown bottle, “best before end” date on the back label. States that it is top fermented and refermented in the bottle.

Appearance: Hazed sunset orange colour. Effervescent carbonation flows quickly to the top of the glass which help hold together the off white lace which leaves sporadic rings down the glass.

Smell: Dry grainy and soft nutty yeast aroma. Dehydrated orange, pineapple and peach smell from the fruity nose within the dryness.

Taste: Medium body with a viscous mouth feel from the carbonation and the sheer texture that brings a flexed smoothness to the mouth. Obvious bitter flavours from the yeast, hops and grain. Alcohol enhances all of that and then some, dryness does not help either. Clusters of flavours hit at once with a nutty yeast, dry veggie hop, husk astringent grain and a peppery alcohol. Phenols are there and are quite strong but not overwhelming, slight medicinal flavour abound. After taste is astringent and close to being harsh.

Notes: A bold but boisterous triple that is over the top in some aspects, astringencies bring this brew down. Other than that is it not a beer not to shy from, give it a try in regards to the many other great triples out there. Put this one up against a hearty meal rather than drinking it alone.

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Photo of russpowell
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent peach/amber with 2+ fingers of puffed up white head. Very good lacing & excellent head retention

S: Appleskins, pears & some fruity esters

T: Big jammyness, pepper & lemons+ orange peels up up front. Apricot & passion fruit follow as this warms, along with some country-cider-like boozeyness. Finishes with a hint of breadyness, more jam, loads of citrussy (lemons & grapefruit) hops & way too much crispness for a tripple! This really worked for me!

MF: Syrupy with great carbonation

Drinks really easy for the abv, surprised at how quenching/yet somewhat complex a 10% abv offering can be. One of the better trippels I've had IMO

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours close to clear with a gold color that has an amber touch. Nose is like apple with alcohol. Flavor is not very pronounced I think. Slight malty presence with a minor bitter edge. I feel it lacks anything interesting or unique that makes it shine. Feel is standard for the course, though it is good....not knocking it there. But why would I want to drink a lot of these when there are other brews out there which are much more interesting for my tongue?

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce stubby bottle into chalice, best by 05/2014. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Some nice lacing clinging on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of apricot, lemon, pear, biscuit, tart grains, pepper, clove, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Decent aromas but they are pretty faint for a tripel. Taste of apricot, lemon, banana, orange, clove, bread, candi sugar, pear, grape, tart grain, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of citrus, clove, pear, biscuit, candi sugar, and yeast spices on the finish for a while. Nice balance of flavors with decent complexity. Definitely more of a fruity tripel, but is not cloying. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that drinks quite smoothly. Alcohol is well hidden for 10% with a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a very nice and enjoyable Tripel. Good complexity and balance; with nice smoothness.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a deep honey glazed golden amber hue with a light beige off white hue, fine speckled lacing scattered around the sides of my glass.

Aroma has hints of tropical fruit esters, big tart pineapple and hints of mango notes. Very nice candy smell to it, low herbal highlights going on the background as well.

Flavor sharp sweetness built upon citrus/pineapple/and juicy mango/pear fruit notes. A nice balanced dryness going on. Really nice Belgian candi sweetness this one keeps it pretty dry and bready amongst the fruit sweetness going with most sips. Hides alcohol fairly well definitely doesn't taste like it's ten percent alcohol by volume.

Mouthfeel has fine carbonation smooth overall crisp experience, medium to full bodied. Definitely a special triple, I've never had this before. Goes down with ease, a dangerous complex strong blonde Belgian ale.

Drinkability overall is standout solid the type of triple I've come to love, not overly sweet a nice tropical fruit base with hints of hops and alcohol with bready spicy dry yeast base. Dangerously drinkable disappears way too quickly even in the 750 ml portion.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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