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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 39
Gots: 134 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of flexabull
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my post backpacking beer. It was an epic trip, hopefully this beer is epic too.

Pours a darker gold color with a large fluffy white head.

Smells floral, spicy, with light mineral hops.

Taste is very dry, floral, dough like, and with a light creamy malt sweetness. Finish is very crisp, dry again, with a light mineral hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Feels almost perfect for the style, nice thickness with a good dry feel.

Drinkability is good. Very solid Tripel.

Photo of Wheelinb
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a nice appearance. Copperish color and nice head. Got lots of citrus and some sort of spice and it flowed into the glass. Got that big taste initially then the citrus and clove flavors took over. The bottle we has was a gift and had just reached is date (which makes me think it was a regift) We will have to try this again with a new bottle because what I am reading and what I am tasting do not seem to match.

Photo of atpben
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.

Photo of twaddlac
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Pours burnt orange/amber with big, thick head and leaves a thick sticky lace

S- Very sweet, sugary white wine like smell, hint of roasted malts

T- Sweet and string with a wine like taste. Slight hops but more caramel than anything. A hint of apples to finish it off

M- Thick like a porter with a nice balance of carbonation, one of the better consistencies I've had

D- Very good beer, the right amount of ingredients to make it one of the better triples available

Photo of jhu1995
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange-golden color with a thick, fluffy white head that lingers with lots of lacing. Appearance could not get much better. Smell is slightly peppery with hints of pineapple and bubble gum. Taste is peppery with tropical fruits. Clean with a mild tartness mouthfeel and light to medium-bodied. Very easy to drink for 10% ABV. One of those pleasant surprises and very enjoyable to drink.

Photo of hustlesworth
4.85/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- hazy reddish orange amber with golden highlights. super creamy big puffy off-white head lasts forever and it's no surprise that there's a ton of lace here. like just about all belgian beers this baby looks beautiful in a gently contoured tulip. foam has the same consistency as duvel, and along with the deep color this is one striking brew.

S- soft fruity marshmallow sweetness, pineapple upside-down cake, strawberry, cantaloupe, pear, banana, caramel, vanilla, a minute touch of floral alcohol esters, the head is so sturdy and muffling that it makes it difficult to pull the aromas through. very clean yeast and not at all funky.

T- fruity just like the aroma and mildly hoppy, white pepper, clove, nutmeg, banana, pineapple, mango, papaya, pear, mandarin, rose, brown sugar, maraschino, melon, orange blossom honey, perfect balance of sweet and tart, some sweet grain in the finish, barely an indication of the whopping 10% alcohol. finishes with light citrus hop bitterness, somewhat herbal, and pleasantly drying.

MF- luxurious and smooth, like well conditioned worn-in leather, light carbonation makes for a thick juicy feel, very soft and plush with some stickiness as it dries.

D- the duvel family hides their alcohol with remarkable execution, and it's something the rest of the brewing world has to live up to. to make a 10% abv beer that doesn't taste the least bit boozy is an incredible feat. perfect balance, amazing flavor, and sheer smoothness make this another dangerously drinkable monster.

Photo of aristeros
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle, label says "best before 2011." Poured--sorry!--into a pint glass. Pours a medium amber and has over two fingers of white head, thick lacing.

Smells of tropical fruit; banana and a bit of citrus. Some pepper, some cloves, a lot of malt here but I an detect the spices.

I get bitter hops and sweet malt in front, and cloves, sweet banana bread, finishing dry with a fair amount of alcohol. Light and crisp, but the alcohol inhibits the drinkability. Tart throughout.

I'm glad I tried it. Not my first choice, though.

Photo of schmitter
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber, a bit lighter than redskins maroon. Had a big foaming head when poured and it almost flowed out of the bottle at opening. Taste was a bit smoky, hoppy, and a hint of banana bread. Also smelled sweet, with banana hints. Overall, not like other tripels, but good.

Photo of seand
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into the official Maredsous glass I got with the tasting pack.

A: Pours a translucent amber, with over two fingers of off white head from a slow pour. Very nice lacing and retention.

S: Very sweet and thick - caramel, brown sugar, and some fruit.

T: Much like the nose, and approaches but doesn't quite cross the line for cloyingly sweet.

M: Very full and sticky, with a mild astringency on the finish.

D: The sweetness and stickiness make this one so so for drinkability, especially given the high ABV.

This wasn't bad, but probably one of my least favorite tripels.
I liked the Maredsous 8 more.

Photo of ChopperSmith
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. The beer pours deep golden with a thin off white head with little retention or lacing.

Smell - Floral, peppery and a whiff of alcohol.

Taste - Sweet and fruity with a little yeasty or grainy flavor on the finish. This is a high ABV brew and the alcohol warmth is there with every sip, especially the first one.

Mouth feel - Thinner and heavily carbonated, but not too distracting.

Drinkability - I generally like Belgian Tripels as a rule, and this is one of the good examples of why. Tasty, high ABV and easy to drink...maybe too easy for a high ABV beer like this one. Good for the right occasion, and if driving afterward isn't a factor.

Photo of Vixie
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice clear orange color. Quite a few bubbles, and a large full light cream colored head.

Smell was fruity, almost full of citrus at first, then other aromas kick in. I detected banana, pepper, and some spiciness.

Taste is citrus, with a good deal of spice. Very peppery, one of the spiciest beers I've had. The taste is good, although not overly complex. There is a little alcohol warming at the end, but not as much as you'd expect from 10%, it's well hidden.

The mouthfeel is dominated by the carbonation. Nothing really of note here, pretty much typical for the style.

Not a real standout, but not a bad one either. La in Du Monde to me is still the standard bearer for this style, and this one doesn't top it for me. Still a very nice example of this style, tripels are one of my favorites, and this is a good solid example of one.

Photo of beer2day
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice orange gold with a 1/2 finger head. Little retention. Very faint lacing. Aggresive, fine carbonation.

Banana-clove dominate the nose, with a hint of orange citrus. Hints at the strong malt content of this one.

Pretty calm hit on the tongue, gets a little active with the carbonation. Slightly tart finish with banana slipping in. Alcohol is very apparent in the finish.

Wanted to like this one more, but just lacking in depth.

Photo of Kromes
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange color with a large fluffy white head. Retains head very well. A nice sweet malt and spicy clove aroma. The flavor is not what I had expected from the aroma. There is a big full malt flavor that is dominated by a strong alcohol taste and feeling. There are some spice flavors like clove, but they are barely detectable due to the strong alcohol flavor. As
I am drinking it now, I guess my palate has become acclimated to the alcohol and the flavors are coming out more. The finish is rather tangy and tart, it sucks the moisture right out of your mouth. The mouthfeel is a little thin at first before the carbonation fills out the beer. Drinkability is limited due to the strong alcohol feel and flavor.

Photo of Squelch
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slight haze. Straw colored. Effervescent. Medium billowy head that dissipates slowly.

Smell: Fruity, estery. No hop aroma. Very nice

Taste: Alcohol dominates what otherwise would be a nice beer. Too much alcohol, not enough fruity cideryness expected. Not complex enough.

Mouthfeel: Feels too light. Needs more depth and richness. Astringent from carbination.

Drinkability: One of the least desireable triples I've tasted.

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a chubby little bottle into a tulip glass. The beer pours clear blonde with a thin off white head.

S - Light fruits i.e. crisp green apples, white pepper.

T - Sweet, fruity, crisp up front taste. Bready, earthy, ending in a peppery finish fades into a dull, warm alcohol aftertaste.

M - Slightly thinner than medium bodied with a huge fizzy carbonation presence.

Notes - There are several tripels I'd go to before this one, but Maredsous 10 is still a quality, tasty beer.

Photo of goatgoat
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best before 2011. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Perfectly clear amber gold. A somewhat moderate pour reveals only a finger's worth of frothy white head. It takes it's time falling... constantly replenished by the relentless stream of bubbles rising from the bottom. Sheets of lace cling over most of the glas

Aroma is thick bready malt, light orchard fruits, bruised banana, and a hint of herbal. The alcohol is apparent around the edges.

Flavor brings a bit more sweetness, even a banana candy note. Again with the bread and bruised banana. There's a slight mustiness and little peppery character. Then a gentle bitterness in the finish.

Alcohol provides a light astringency which is nice with the dry finish. Copious carbonation is lively but not at all prickly and plays well with the medium light body.

There's a unique bready character here, which isn't exactly to my tastes but is interesting nonetheless.

Photo of becktone
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes 4-1-09

Done horizontally with Augustijn Tripel, Westmalle Tripel, and Kasteel Tripel.

Eye: This beer is a copper hued gold in color and is the most brilliantly clear of the group, I think this one wins as fars as apperances go. The head here is creamy in appearance and it has excellent formation and retention.

Nose: Some alcohol and slight spiciness is noticeable right upfront along with a strong sweet malty aroma. Butterscotch and candied aromas come out as well. There are some yeast phenols/esters here that I can't quite put a finger on....not really all that great, but not damaging to the overall aroma either. Aroma in this beer is more robust than the Westmalle and seems to exemplify the characteristics of the style better.

Tongue: Malt sweetness is huge, as well as candied flavors. Real nice and flavorful. Alcohol is noticeable as well. Hop flavor is there and it helps to add to the dryness of this brew. Slight spiciness. Some fruitiness as well. More well rounded than the Kasteel, really right in between that and Westmalle. This beer has a real nice flavor, its just that its not as well melded as the Westmalle. This one is on the maltier side and Westmalle is on the drier, earthier side. Aftertaste is a bit strange on this one. Alcohol lingers but not much else, it lends an almost oxidized flavor to the aftertaste.

Feel and Drinkability: Semi-dry in the finish. Medium-light delicate carbonation on a beer with a medium-light body. Nothing special about the feel. It works, but perhaps a bit more carbonation or a bit lighter body would help this beer out. Aftertaste dies rather quick. This isn't one that I'd be opposed to picking up again, but there are a few others I'd go after first. Glad to have tried it but definitely not my first choice.

Photo of drtth
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Maredsous glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer is a clear bright burnished copper color with a ¼" white foam head that recedes slowly eventually leaving a ring of foam and a patch of foam in the middle. At first sipping leaves a line and sheet of foam which turns into a nicely speckeled patter. Later it leaves just the line of foam and the speckled pattern.

Smell: The aroma is fresh and fruity sweet with malt, a hint of yeast and some subtle spices. The alcohol is well-concealed.

Taste: The flavor is full, fruity and sweet with some malt in there and some alcohol flavor and bite detectable. But as the liquid warms the spice and fruit come forward and alcohol becomes better integrated into the full flavor of the beer. Depending on the sip, the fruit seems to be some pear and hints of citrus peel.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and soft with a creamy feel from the carbonation. The long finish is predominantly sweet with an undertone of hop bitterness and alcohol.

Drinkability: Although I think I prefer the 8, this Tripel is wonderfully drinkable but I'll have only one at a sitting given the ABV which makes its presence known by the gentle warmth that spreads through one's blood stream. I'll be drinking more of these in the future and looking forward to having it again. I also want to taste this side by side with La Fin du Monde from Unibroue.

Photo of Jeffo
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this down the road at the bottle shop.

Into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger medium fluffy white head. Colour is a dark burnt orange or tawny with higher levels of carbonation. Head has good retention and settles very unevenly to a thick cap. That thick cap remains the whole way and leaves lots of nice looking lacing down the glass. Beautiful look and colour. This is as good as it gets here.

SMELL: A decently strong nose of toasted malt, biscuit, sweet apple and some pear. Definitely some spicy notes as well, cloves and coriander perhaps.

TASTE: Toasted malt up front and lots of spicy notes, cloves and coriander again. A touch of spicy alcohol as well, but it's very well hidden for the 10% ABV. Some yeasty notes in the background as well. Mild aftertaste of spices and alcohol is pretty long lasting and pleasant. Not an overly bold taste, but very nice. A bit of a bolder taste would make it killer.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a scratch a the end. Finishes somewhat dry on the palate. Nice.

OVERALL: Very good triple. Definitely enjoyable and drinkable as well. The taste could be a little bolder on this one, but this is definitely one of the better triples I've had. A good brother to their double.

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

330ml bottle, best before 03 2011. sampled may 8/09.

pours crystal clear deep amber in colour with a huge dense off-white head. the head drops very slowly and leaves nearly a solid sheet of lace behind. both the body and head are a few shades darker than expected, but otherwise pristine.

aroma is good. white bread and cracker. great belgian spicy yeast presence. mostly non-specific, but i can pick out notes of corriander and clove. touch of alcohol, though nowhere near 10%. light caramel and faint fruity presence. a little more BSPA than tripel, but still pretty nice.

taste is good. cracker and white bread. just a hint of caramel. light alcohol - a little more than in the aroma, yet still not the full amount. nice light spice component. yeast. faint fruit and caramel rounding things out.

mouthfeel is nice. just over medium body - fuller than it should be, with a finish not as dry as expected either. just over medium body.

drinkability is nice. well balanced and tasty overall, just a little full-bodied for the style which hampers its drinkability.

Photo of KAVSE
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a fan of Trappist Monk brews, I was intrigued by this one being brewed by Benedictine Monks and wanted to give it a try.
I poured the Maredsous 10 into a Chimay glass to open it up and was immediately impressed by the creamy pour, appearance, and head. The medium-amber color is very inviting and I was a little disappointed by the weaker nose. However, the Maredsous redeemed itself by the taste. It tasted very light on the tongue with hints of caramel and spice. Very drinkable and deceptive in its light taste (10.0% ABV) - this one can captivate in the same way a Duvel can.

Photo of rwdkosak
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Heavily carbonated...Poured at cellar temp into chalice after huge overflow out of the bottle. A nice head formed with solid lacing that clings to the glass over dark golden color. Nose was fairly faint of yeast and not much else. Taste was better, not the best tripel I've had but good, sweet with light fruit note, yeast as is typical for the style and a finish of alcohol and hops. Overall mouthfeel is good, not great and not the most drinkable beer at 10% ABV though it's a good beer to have now and again. It's quite different to other examples of the style in the taste of alcohol and bitterness at the end but worth having if you're looking to expand the style.

Photo of PatrickJR
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into red wine glass.

A - Sunset colored with a slight haze. 2-3 fingered dirty white head rises with decent retention. Lots of lacing.

S - Fruity aromas reminiscent of bananas and pears on the surface. Underneath aromas of indistinct spices and perhaps some citrus? Phenolic presense is also evident, along with a touch of alcohol.

T - Early fruit notes with prominent banana. Mid palate the brew starts drying out with hints of spice and a mild breadiness. Late palate kicks ass with a shart bitterness, a wash of plastic-like and chemicalish phenols, and a fairly strong burst of alcohol. The flavors on the backend of this stuff are intense and even a little harsh at times.

M - Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. High carbonation accentuates bitterness, phenols, and alcohol bite.

D - What starts off fairly well falls into a bit of an intense concoction for my tastes. The phenols are a bit unpleasant, and when coupled with the large alcohol presence it tastes like the worst medicine I've never taken. Overall though, not a bad beer in a style that I don't particularly care for.

Photo of unclejimbay
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Maredsous 10 - Triple
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Style: Tripel
ABV: 10.00 %, stubby bottle>Duvel tulip glass

A 4.5 - cloudy copper sunset amber haze in color, excellent 2.5 finger head that slowly reduced to a beautiful lace and cap, lace lasted entire beer, some noticeable carbonation.
S 4.5 One word = Complex! Very unique in aroma for a tripel, trace notes of oaked whiskey barrels, spicy red wine notes, some hops are present, trace notes or port or a fine dessert wine. A sweet spiced bananas foster comes to mind with a dash of citrus spice.
T 4.0 - semi mellow boozy-ness like a fine mellow whiskey, more bold and complex for a triple. Alcohol is more noticeable than in some other triples, but it is balanced well to avoid to much dominance. Dark candy, mild licorice, and citrus are present on the palate. Some mild tartness, alcohol warming, and yeast zip sneaks in on the finish..
MF 3.0 - Semi slick with alcohol warming sensation, stronger ABV seem to tone down what would normally seem like high carbonation. The mouth feel seems light on the palate but I think it is due to the ABV kick!
D 3.5/4.0 - This is a very bold and complex triple. I enjoyed it, but it is much bolder than other triples in my experience. It is a fine triple to sip and enjoy. The aromas are complex and worth a sniff before every sip. It has a stronger boozy taste than most triples, but is much more balanced and approachable than a true barley wine. I would call this the finest wine like triple I have ever enjoyed. It is a good brew if this is the type of thing you are looking for, but take note it is not the average triple! It's a sipper for sure, not a session brew...

Photo of peabody
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out orangeish and with one finger of off white suds. Lacing is very prevelant here.
Smell is Belgian yeast and lots of alcohol. Some spices too but not a lot.
Taste is kind of boring. Not a lot going on here. Sugary malt and belgian yeast and spices.
Mouthfeel is mostly clean and the alcohol leaves the palate and leaves oily spices. Still not very strong flavors here.
Drinkability is only OK here. The alcohol is way too much for a session brew.

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