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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,263 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,263
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 33
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of BethanyB

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear and medium gold, with a sparkly white head whose bubbles burst and pop on top of an otherwise creamy surface. Leaves a long trail of Belgian lace along the glass.

Smell: Smells of champagne. Apples, pears, honey, and soft spices. To be honest, if someone had blindfolded me, I may not have known I was smelling a beer! The scent was delectable, but disappointed the beer lover in me (and that's a large part!) by its lack of malt and hop aromas.

Taste: Similar to the bouquet, the taste is reminiscent of champagne. There is a hint of honey-drizzled apricot and clean, pale malt...although altogether, the malt complexity is lacking. A medium-high bitterness can be tasted throughout, and creates a very dry finish that seems to almost swallow up some of the flavor, like the spiciness that was more present on the nose, for instance. Overall, delicious, nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation adds to the dryness. The body is medium, and soft alcohol warming is present.

Overall: A very good, yet atypical Triple. It makes up for its lack of malty, hoppy, and spicy flavors with a bright, bold, and fruity character which, when combined with an overt dryness, creates something that walks the line between special and strange. As a fan of many strange things, I'll be having it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 20:53:26 | More by BethanyB
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4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml into a Duvel tulip. A careful pour raises 2.5" of a thick meringue-like head that turns rocky as it falls. Nice retention, very sticky. The beer is a clear deep gold.

Aroma is quite complex with spicy phenols, assorted citrus fruits, pears and faint hay over a malt and floral hop base.

Sweet honey cut with a citric twang supports herbal hops and more phenolic spice. Some fruit in there too but it hits in one big blast of deep complexity before running to a quick dry finish with a little lingering herbal bite. Fantastic, just wish it hung on a little longer.

A light body with medium carbonation make this a very refreshing and dangerously drinkable beer. I would be happy to drink this every day.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2007 00:38:06 | More by skizziks
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-31-2012 23:23:48 | More by jjm2503
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2013 23:20:06 | More by fpreh1957
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maredsous glass. Appears a nice copper color with a 1/2 inch thick head which settles to a very smooth texture. Very sweet in the smell with hints of cloves and candy. Sweet and yeasty in the taste with great smoothness. Light citrus and spicy notes creep in and finishes dry with medium carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer. One of the better triples.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 21:07:00 | More by atpben
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-25-2014 17:53:12 | More by jamis
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-06-2012 05:45:56 | More by vinhgoh
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-31-2012 22:28:25 | More by yeti123
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

11-11-2013 14:29:20 | More by hopflyer
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New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

07-06-2014 04:51:47 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-10-2012 00:58:37 | More by Robje
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New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= Hazy orange color with thick white head which produced lasting rings around the glass.

S= Fruity aroma but nothing that I could pick out.

T= Fantastic flavor, hint of pineapple, tangerines. Slightly astringent at 10% abv but not too strong.

M/D= Overall it's a bit dry and not something that I would drink too much of at once save for the ease that it went down. Very tasty with a medium amount of carbonation.

A pleasant surprise since I plucked it from the cooler having never heard of it before.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 05:12:12 | More by Keith238
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2012 18:15:14 | More by tziggy
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to zdk9 for bringing this one over to my house last night.

Presentation: Poured from 750ml bomber into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: This beer is very dark for the style, and pours a nice golden/burnt orange color with a HUGE 3 finger head. Recedes slowly and in more of a crown fashion than is typical. Lacing is awesome!

S: Smells very sweet, extremely boozy, and not a lot of fruit coming through. This is a tripel I started on (probably my first or second) and revisiting it now I have a completely different understanding. It needs more fruit in the nose than this one has and I'm getting lots of caramel (strange for a tripel), maybe some toastiness too and the alcohol almost burns my nose.

T: The taste is good, but not when I compare it to other tripels. It's good just as its own beer. I think it is one of the more alcoholic tasting 10% beers I have had, and it is not masked well. The caramel really comes through, it's a little overly sweet, and I can taste that roasty malt I was smelling too. I like this beer, but it's not a very good example of the style.

M: Nicely carbonated, perfectly oily and thick enough to warrant this high rating.

D: I'm not sure I could have more than one glass of this, and even before I knew much about tripels I felt the same way. It's just a stout beer and requires sipping to be appreciated. I think it's also better when slightly cold.

It should be noted I am NOT ranking my numerical ratings against ALL beers, but rather as an example in its style. The description is more based on it as a beer by itself which may seem confusing. Numerical rankings I think should rate beers in their style, and I have rated it as such. I do still really like this beer and would drink it again, I just don't compare it to other tripels when doing so. It doesn't stand up against La Fin du Monde in any category really, but as a Maredsous 10 it's worth visiting once for everyone, and multiple times for those who like strong Belgian ales.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 20:02:09 | More by thirdeye11
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4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Belgian beers seem to share fruity undertones. But this sweet tripel had none of the sourness of others. Poured from the bottle it frothed into a beautiful 1" head, which left a lovely skim of bubbles and lacing above it's clear amber color, and which still recovered in the glass after several minutes. It smelled for all the world like apple cider, but with no sourness or brown funkiness, nor discernable hops. Tasted sweet, and greenapple tart. Again, no sourness, no banana esthers and no residual aftertaste... but definitely fruity, perhaps like a hard clean apple cider, with the bready malty base. Still light-medium bodied, and smooth but not "creamy" like a cream stout, more "sudsy" with the long-lasting foaminess.

A nice change of pace from recent disappointments; this was definitely an enjoyable experience to sample. Excellent post-meal nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 06:34:02 | More by katybee
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Maredsous - got to love that old school beer... and the 10 percent alchol by volume!

Appearance - a slighty darker color than a ale, a nice caramel light brown.

Smell - A vague smell of earth and hops, unfortunately it is a bit weak and you really have to take a whiff to smell

Taste - wheat, berries, mild hops, and of course the slightly stouter alchol, delicious!

Mouthfell - A good match of carbonation to the flavor, keeps it in for at least several minutes for you need another drink

Overall - A nice beer, but I was hoping for a bit more for the price/quality level.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 00:05:13 | More by TownDunkel
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

07-15-2012 16:54:08 | More by KTien
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful golden pour. A little darker than most Tripels. Great retention and lacing. Smell is of apples and coriander. Not quite as strong as I would like. Taste is smooth and spicy. Lots of sour apple. Somehow the rather thin mouthfeel is able to completely hide the abv. Oh so smooth. Overall this is a good tripel. I would like a little bit more excitement in the smell and taste though. Looks amazing and is incredibly smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 02:02:17 | More by itcomesnpints
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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice stubby 33cl bottle. 10% for a Tripel leans on the strong side for this style.
Poured a translucent orange golden mass with some red hues. About a half of an inch of white suds on the top. Looks nice, more yeast slurry than most bottle fermented brews, I like that.
Taste and aroma both reflected a belgian yeast flavor, banana from the esters.
Dry with pepper notes on the finish. Taste improved as it warmed up.

Overall this was an above average tripel, with a pretty good price at $2.50 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2005 17:46:33 | More by HogHill
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-20-2014 15:56:13 | More by romulus523
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Korea (South)

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-19-2013 18:15:19 | More by starlight37
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 00:18:24 | More by randawakes
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-18-2012 20:52:06 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-07-2013 08:51:51 | More by discodoni
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-28-2014 16:24:27 | More by reaganrvltn
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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