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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,390 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,390
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 152 | 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 AlexLMS
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy pale deep copper colour. The head is off-white, moderately large and foamy with a fair retention and lots of lacing.
Aroma: combination of sweet malts, fruits, spices and alcohol.
Taste: sweet malts, alcohol presence, honey, fruits and spices. Light on the hop side.
Mouthfeel: unctuous and creamy, medium carbonation, high but well disguised alcoholic strength and a rich full body.
Finish: long lasting sweet and slightly bitter aftertaste. Warming alcohol.

Overall: wonderful and complex beer. Very well disguised alcohol. This is a Tripel to be slowly enjoyed. Top of the notch.

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

Bottle consumed at the Sharp Edge Bistro last week. 11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A-The body is a hazy dark gold-almost copper colored. Looked great but much darker than most tripels I have come across. More along the lines of some Grand Crus or Strong Belgian Amber Ales (which I really think deserve their own style category on this website).

S-Nose is full of exotic fruits. Mango, apricot, maybe some peach, and maybe some pineapple. Behind this is the scent of sweet bready yeast and a phenolic presence.

T-Taste is similar to the smell. Lots of exotic fruits can be tasted upfront (see above). Behind this is a sweet bready yeast backbone. A slight floral hop presence emerges as the other flavors intensify. Then the big, slightly bitter alcohol presence emerges. What lingers is an alcohol heat along with a faint resemblance of the other flavors mentioned.

M- Nice medium-weight smooth yeasty mouthfeel.

D- Decent beer overall with good flavors and mouthfeel...but it got too boozy toward the end of the glass. Though this is a tripel...it has more Belgian Amber flavors than Belgain Pale flavors to me. Very nice...check the date and do some aging on this one though.

Photo of BWH3
2.48/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep gold color. Very good clarity. Effervescent but long-lasting, creamy, white head. Fades to the classic Belgian lacing.

S: Opens with a nice light banana esters typical of style upon the maltiness of the Belgian pale malt and candi. Lacks the complex spiciness/clove scents. No pepper notes or citrus/pale fruit esters. Hops seem mineral like not floral or spicy as in other Tripels.

T: Honestly not much better than the aroma. I drink Tripels for the complexity and challenge of the flavors. This beer provides none. After the open banana esters and malt sweetness, little flavors follow. The beer ends a bit tart then an earthy bitterness from the hops.

M: Light effervescent. Carbonation gives a creaminess.

D: Not really worth the price. I would rather explore American Tripels then pay for another of these.

Photo of notafood
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured copper brown into a snifter leaving a fluffy white head. Nice lacing all the way down the glass.

S - a fruity sweetness, not citrus fruit, more like apples or pears, with a underlying but notice touch of alcohol

T - Delicious fruit flavours hit the tongue first,but don't linger very long. It follows with a malty dryness, that is rather pleasing.. About halfway through i noticed a nice warmness in my chest which can obviously be attributed to the 10% ABV.

M - Pretty smooth for a full bodied beer. I would have liked to try this one at cellar temperature, but the shop I got it at only had a cold bottle and I was ready to drink this as soon as I walked in the door from work. I'm impatient.

D - I like the way it finishes, and could drink a couple of these but there are plenty of other tripels that I would pick before this. Glad I tried it nonetheless, and it only run me about around $3 so that's a pretty good deal.

Photo of Thunderball
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice, this golden-brown brew produced a minimal off-white head. Common smell for this type of beer, malt, bready yeast, and a spice like component. Taste of sweet malt, banana, spice, and white pepper. The first thing that hit me was the pepper burn to the front of the tongue, the 10% alcohol was very apparent, followed by a dry carbonation. I personally like a bit of a bite this brew has to offer.

Photo of bort11
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked bottle poured into my Boulevard Smokestack goblet. Light looking tn head that is quick to recede, but leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass. Color is a darker hazy orange/amber.

Smell is sweetened with dried fruits, pineapples peaches and apples. Dark bready malts give it a bolder character. Taste has a slightly spicy yeast quality. Still more of the sweet bread and dried fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel has a smooth body with a slightly drying astingent quality. Very enjoyable

Photo of Brad007
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-amber color with a two-finger foamy head that stays for a while.

Aroma is spicy with a hint of raisin and apple in the nose. Seems to be a bit of tartness as well. Seems spot on for this aspect.

Taste is smooth and spicy upfront. Alcohol warmness in the middle followed by the apple, raisin and even grape flavors from the yeast.

Mouthfeel is warmness from the alcohol with the hints from the yeast. A little bitter.

Not a bad tripel to drink. Very strong and needs some aging. Otherwise, it's a good sipping beer that attempts to capture the style and manages to capture certain aspects of it as well.

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

Served from brown bottle close in appearance to the one pictured above into a clean, clear glass.

A clear brown, somewhat golden body, minimal head.

S Sweet alcohol, malty smell which is really inviting.

T Taste is very much the smell qualities but, of course, much stronger.

M There is a surprising carbonation. The mouthfeel is full for sure.

D This is a good tasting beer but the high ABV means that I can only really have one of these.

Notes: This is a solid Tripel. It is not my favorite but I certainly recommend it.

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

Had this on tap at the Counter in Corona. Oddly enough, it was served to me in a pint glass and very cold. Amber/orange in color with a thick head that left substantial lacing on the glass.

Smells of sweet fruit, banana, apple, cinnamon and some spices, and yeast.

Has a nice fruity start. The spice and banana is apparent. Ends with a bitter/sour note. Stinging carbonation is typical of the style. Pretty enjoyable.

Photo of srandycarter
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark natural apple juice, murky. !/2 inch head, slow to leave. Lots of clingy lace.

S - Banana, sweet candy, coriander.

T - Nice light malt and banana center finishing with bitterness, then neutrality. Pretty good stuff.

M - Creamy, good carb and coating. Something about is seems a little watery and airy, if that makes sense.

D - I like this beer, but not all night, for sure.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my 1st Tripel and and and I'm very pleased.

A- Looks like a pale ale: transparent amber with many streams of carbonation. Exceptional caramel-white pillows head that leaves some lacing and delightfully retains until I finish the beer.

S- Smell is of fruity yeast and sweet malts. Perhaps some caramel malt noticed as it warms

T- Taste is bittersweet but enjoyable and very "beer-like" Lots of unbalanced flavor not meant for the light beer drinker

M- Feels decent, but I was expecting a sticky, full bodied beer akin to a porter. Can't always get what you want

D- Considering the ABV%, this beer is exceptional. I couldn't notice the alcohol

Photo of cvstrickland
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330 ml stubby poured into a gold-rimmed Maredsous goblet yields a clear golden body with crimson and orange highlights and a thick cap of fine-bubbled, cream-colored foam. The head retains at a thick misshapen sheet and leaves fat rolls of lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink is tangy perfume of herbal citrus. A bit of zippy lime and musky ripe cantaloupe appears as the drink progresses.

The taste is mellow and fruity with a semi-dry caramel backbone. Mild grapefruit, a soft twist of lime rind, and an essence of banana that lacks the expected monkeyfruit sweetness start the show, and a citrusy, herbal bitterness rules a juicy finish. A bit of clove and pepper spice the drink nicely.

The drink is crisp with plenty of carbonation and a soft, dry finish, but the feel is a bit watery and thin. The flip side of that criticism is that the drink really refreshing and delectable, with no trace of the ominous 10% ABV.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of soft, creamy malt and fruity, spicy phenols. Touch of honey, lemongrass, and soft flowery notes. Tame Tripel aroma.

Deep amber/copper color, pretty dark for a Tripel. Good clarity, mild head with milder retention.

First sip unveils a tart/sour, fruity, flowery, and (to a lesser degree) spicy mix. Soft medium-bodied malt background. Powdery yeastiness and alcohol heat contribute to a stiff dryness. The alcohol isn't over-the-top or in-your-face, but it is warm. Carbonation is a constant barrage on the tongue like the intimidating white-noise hum letting you know your guitar amp is turned up loud enough to cause damage.

With warmth Maredsous grows tarter, more bitter, and much hotter - the kind of heat that feels like it came from refined sugar. With Emmental it hotter than ever and a little spicier. Flavor is second to sensation - all that heat, carbonation, and dryness/bitterness hide the subtler Tripel flavors.

Photo of changeup45
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is carbonated and a big fluffy head starts developing right away. Sort of a light brown color with some amber in it. The head is maintained leaving a lot of lacing. The aroma is floral with perfume but really rather mild. The feel is zesty and full with tangy fruity flavors, some yeast, a bit of spice and some of that floral perfume or champagne. The 10% abv really doesn't show. I'm not sure why I gave this one a pass when I was going through a Triple phase a little while ago. This beer is good!

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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 OlieIPA
2.65/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Deep orange/amber color with light lacing.

Smell: Fruity and yeasty

Taste: Heavy alcohol and bitterness quality...and not in a good way.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body

Drinkability: The best way to describe this beer...not good or easy to drink. Period.

Overall: Average to below average Tripel.

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

The Maredsous 10 Tripel poured a hazy copper color with a good two finger head that slowly eroded back. Left some good snow like lacing.

The aroma was fruity with apples leading the way. A cinnamon spice waft comes to the nose as well. The taste is real fruity. Very sweet with the definite lean toward apple juice. The 10 percent is hidden behind the sweetness. It is well carbonated and leaves you with some spice on the way out. Overall a good tripel play.

Photo of Greggy
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a 2 finger head into my la fin du monde tulip. The body has some fine sedimentation. The head, as it slowly recedes, leaves a nice lacing.

S- The nose is a little tight to start but has notes of pepper, a touch of alcohol, a big orange spice, some spicy hot cinnamon, and some yeasty clove. A bit to much heat on the nose, in my opinion.

T- To start this thing means spice on the palette. As is rolls around my palette I gather some nice hot spice of cinnamon, pepper, and coriander. I also get some apricot, big banana and clove notes with only a touch of yeastiness. A bit of heat is present due to the alcohol, but I feel adds to the overall spiciness of the brew. Beyond the spice, the finish consists of banana, clove and again, a nice hot cinnamon.

Mouthfeel- A lot going on here. A bunch of residual spice, heat from the alcohol, and a medium carbonation.

Drinkability- The alcohol is big here and the spice is also very upfront. It wasn't exactly my cup of tea as tripels go, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for anyone looking for a tripel.

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold with a 3/4 creamy, dense white head. Some thin lacing left. Aromas of apricot, honey, and pepper. Fruit up front, subdued apricot or papaya -- honey sweetness in the middle -- pepper late and hops late into an incredible dry finish. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a dry finish make this a very, very drinkable beer even at 10% abv.

Photo of elniko
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter glass

A: Rich golden amber hue, finger of so of head that dissipated somewhat quickly.

S: Wonderful tripel nose. The alcohol is there but hints of fruit. I caught tones of apple and possibly cherry in the nose. I really enjoyed the nose on the beer.

T & M: Wow this is a tart tripel. The one the thing on the taste that I noted was the strong hints of cherry. The finish is so dry but is very pleasant. Mouthfeel is tart as well, leaves hints of that with aftertaste.

D: Drinkable but high ABV would prevent more than one or two in a sitting. I am a tripel fan and this moves up on top of the list with La Fin Du Monde.

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

Poured into the proper glassware, this is a very nice orange-copper color with a thick, meringue-like head that lasts for quite a while and leaves great lacing. Lots of bubbles.

Smells first and foremost of light fruits and sugars, then hops, malt, and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is interesting; fruits and sugars again, but hops are much more apparent. Alcohol comes out more as well. The malt is all but lost. Medicinal phenols. Interesting beer.

Good mouthfeel thanks to the carbonation and thick, creamy head.

A good beer, though it would be more drinkable if both the flavors and the alcohol were a bit milder.

Photo of Proteus93
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured into a wine glass in lieu of a goblet, which worked out quite alright. A glowing golden orange hue with a white, creamy and sticky head topping it off. Head was a bit fizzly and didn't leave behind much lacing on the primary pour, but topping off resulted in better cling.

S: Modest fruitiness - primarily orange or tangerine, with a spot of spiciness. Yeastiness is a little lighter than what I get out of some, but still rather pleasant.

T: Candied citrus flavours and a notable alcohol peppery flavour towards the finish. Somewhat astringent, though not to the point of being undrinkable or even all too unreasonably negative.

M: Sparkling carbonation, a foaming feel over the tongue, and finishing very dry. Almost champagne like in some senses.

D: A slow evening sipper, about average as far as the style goes. When out for something Duvel brews, the flagship beer may be the better option. Still... worth a try.

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

Pours a light amber yellow, a tad hazy and crowned with a frothy head. Some lacing and decent carbonation.

Aroma of musty cork, sweet malt and candy. A taste of barley malt, a reminder of pancakes, some spice, a nice dry finish and a faint and delicate hop bitterness. A nice alcohol warming in the mouth and throat but is nearly undetectable on the tongue.

Exellent ale, and being a 750 ml. bottle only makes me a happier man.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An enormous, off-white cloud and its sea-foam residue linger long after the clear, orange-gold potion has been consumed, tempting one to scoop it up with a spoon.

Mild, fruity fragrances mingle with a pleasant yeastiness.

Pronounced bananas with nutmeg flavors finish nicely to form an odd, yet desirable, composition.

Warming alcohol fills the cheeks and carbonation cleanses the palate.

This Belgian is easily consumed only to be offset from being a session beer by its high alcohol content.

Photo of pinotboy007
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Very nice gold with a tinge of light red; decent head but w/minimal lace. Nice stream of carbonation flowing from bottom center of my Duvel tulip glass.

S - Wood, vanilla, some alcohol.

T/M - Lots going on here. Banana, cinnamon, oak, vanilla, Belgian candy for sure and even a touch of light sourness on the finish. Very creamy with excellent carbonation lined up in support.

D - At 10%ABV, it's tough to get beyond one, but where there's a will, there's a way. Yum.

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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