Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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88
very good

1,373 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 39
Gots: 139 | FT: 0
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Belgium

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 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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
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!!!!

Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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?

Photo of jlindros
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of russpowell
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
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

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a second try, and Maredsous 10 is redeemed, to me...

Hazed, golden/amber hued, huge head, puffy and white and slowly drifting down.

Ah, gorgeous aroma! Everything a tripel should be, light, airy, plump with yeast, citrus zest, and mysterious spices. Ahhh! Every sniff is a joy! Lively, lovely, and invigorating.

Further delights occur once inside the mouth...big time carbonation, big burst of effervescence on the tongue and all over the palate. Peach, apricot, little licks of lime, and lemon, always kept tingling with delicate spiciness.

Yum, ...and then heat, as the alcohol kicks in for a bit...mmm, zesty....hmmm, ....so glad this is better than the last time I tried it!

A delicious tripel! Damn! One to bet on, man!

I'll be going back for more.

Photo of WesWes
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a refreshingly light, yet malty scent that boasts primarily of pale malts and Belgian ale yeast. It seems a bit dry and warm, although it hides the 10% abv. well. The taste is awesome as well. It has a dry, pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes a bit warm and slightly tart. It also has an earthy flavor to it. I really like the grain bill on this one. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very delicious beer. It has good flavor and aroma; a great drinker, despite it's elevated abv. .

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cage-corked bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip. Best before 10 2009.

Pours amber with a very thick off-white head that slowly descends to a frothy/creamy cover, leaving uneven rings of lacing on the glass.

The smell is of grain alcohol and yeasty. Some medicinal (almost Band-aid-ish) notes.

The taste is of sharp sweetness and somewhat biting alcohol at first. After the initial few sips, it comes to life more. Grainy, herbal, a bit grassy with hints of orange liqueur. A bit of lime comes through as it progresses. Astringent.

Creamy body despite the sharpness.

Overall, it just never came together enough to be anything more than just "good, but nothing great" with alcohol and astringency knocking it down a bit.

Try pairing the second half of the bottle with some hearty beef stew, or something like that.

Photo of Mora2000
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy brownish-gold color with a nice-sized white head. The aroma is full of orange and lemon notes with some Belgian candy sugar and Belgian yeast notes. I also get some coriander notes the aroma. The flavor is just as great. I get a lot of toffee and dark fruit notes, as well as some lemon and orange citrus. The pepper and coriander are also present in the flavor, as is a decent amount of alcohol. The beer is very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the world's great tripels. A must try for any beer lover.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Impressive white head which leaves spotty lace. Surprisingly clear for the style (only a little haze). The color is of clover honey.

Citrus aromas of lemon and orange; lots of wheat smells; some clove and white Belgian yeast as well.

Rich with noticeably high alcohol. Warming brew! No hop bitterness. Some candy-like sweetness in the swallow. Decent carbonation. There is a slight sourness in the aftertaste.

Classic Belgian Triple. Not my favorite style, but a very clean and potent offering. Think winter by the fireplace.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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

Best Before Date 08.05.06, Sampled July 2004
Pours with a fluffy off white head that sits atop a well carbonated hazy orange gold beer. The aroma is yeasty, spicy and sharp with notes of grass, soft vanilla, and herbs. The taste is sweet up front and in the finish as well. The middle though, is sharp with a carbonic bite and a foaming tongue. The flavors I get from this beer run the gamut; from vanilla to hay, cider, yeasty/ bready, herbs, and alcohol. As this beer warms up a bit it begins to develop some funky complexity in the nose; a funky farmhouse cheese seems to have been suddenly dipped in my beer. The alcohol starts to become quite apparent in the nose as well. Visually this beer leaves some nice Belgian lacing as I work my way through the first glass of this 750ml bottle. This is quite an enjoyable Triple, I would highly recommend it to any Triple or Belgian beer lovers. If I would have to find a fault, I would say that it is just not quite complex enough to make it world class, but this is a rather weak complaint.

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GClarkage
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in September 2004 from the tap at the Toronado in SF. Was expecting to drink a clone of the Maredsous 8, but with a bit more kick to it. Well, what I got was a total different beer. It poured a total different color. More of a clear amber color rather than the dark color that the 8 pours. A nice head, about the same as the 8 and even better beautiful lacing. Smells much sweeter than the 8. Taste almost like we are getting into a sour flemish beer territory. Kind of a tart fruity taste. Don't sense any of the nutty or coffee tastes like I did with the 8. The alcohol hides very nicely, but you can tell it's there as you keep drinking. IMO opinion, this is definitely better than the 8. But then again, they are total different beers as I found out. So, maybe to each his own taste buds. They are both great. This one happens to be my fav Maredsous though. YUM!

Photo of Halcyondays
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of Gavage
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a thick 2" thick fluffy and creamy head. Thick gobs of lacing form as the head recedes. The aroma is sweet, grassy, musty, and full of yeast. The flavors follow the aroma as the super sweet malt,alcohol, and yeast combine to make wonderful brew. Barely noticeable bitterness rounded with a fruity quality.

The mouthfeel is lightly crisp and dry during the swallow. The yeast and sweetness lingers on the tongue for quite a while. The alcohol is not very noticeable but is strong enough to give you a bit of warming while drinking it. Great brew.

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl Brown stumpy bottle, best before March 2008, drank a little later.

Poured into a Westmalle Triple Chalice glass, it was bound to look great, and it did. Slightly cloudy, dull terracotta with a lumpy thin white head.

What happened to the aroma? I couldn't detect one really, some hops and yeast but nothing much at all.

it appears almost fizzy as you approach for the first sip, but an incredible mix of beery flavours hit your tastebuds, a true triple. Yeast, hops and malts combine to produce a wonderfully balanced beer. A deep alcoholic feel adds to the enjoyment.

Lovely. lovely, lovely.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass as well as some honey + apricot colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized quarter finger tall dense cap surrounded by a mottled thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruits (apple + pear), stone fruits (peach), and floral hops. Light to moderate aromas of slightly spicy Belgian yeast and hints of alcohol.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts with some light to moderate flavors of light (apple + pear) and stone (peach) fruits that add a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of slightly spicy Belgian yeast with light flavors of floral hops. Light amounts of alcohol and bitterness in the finish but it does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with some light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish. Hints of alcohol warming.

O: Slightly sweeter than I expected for a tripel based on the other examples that I have enjoyed recently (also very highly rated ones). Nice amounts of complexity and all of the flavors and aromas are quite harmonious. Fairly easy to drink but definitely a sipper.

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.