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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Ratings: 1,403
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 41
Gots: 162 | 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 popery
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bitter, somewhat medicinal Tripel that is still quite good. This is a difficult category and Maredsous has some extremely stiff competition. At any rate, the beer looks great. It's a dusky gold with a fine soapy head. It fits just right in my Chimay goblet. The nose is beginning to grow on me, but it's still somewhat medicinal and bitter. It smells very Belgian and won't be confused for an American Tripel. I'm not exactly sure what that means, but maybe it will strike a chord with someone.

The flavor is earthy and good, but something is just kind of off. I'm not quite sure why. It's not a bad tripel. The alcohol is hidden away in complexity. I'm nibbling on a small bit of good cheddar cheese while I drink it and that adds to the experience, although I would prefer an even larger-flavored cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar provides a nice contrast to the bittersweet earthiness of the beer.

The feel is excellent. It's velvety and smooth. Fine bubbles prick gently at your tongue. It's a fairly drinkable beer that has grown on me over the course of a meager 11.2 oz. This score may well have gone up if I had more beer. Strike that. This score will go up because I have a 75cl bottle in my closet cellar.

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1/20/2006 (750mL bottle poured into a plastic cup):

Pours an amber red brownish colored body, with a big white head. Has an aroma of some raisin, and flowers. And has a strong taste of perfume, with a fizzy palate, and some alcohol hotness.

Photo of 100floods
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours an apple juice carmel amber with a white head. noticeable carbonation. Smells of winter spices, a little like cider, but with a belgian yeast flare.

It tastes a lot like it smells. Phenol and spiced flavors. Not as a little more bite on the pallet than say a St. Bernardus tripel, but not as crazy as an american tripel can be. I taste orange peels and something else, but not a citrus flavor. definitely good for a cold winter night.

Yeah this one is good, probably not entirely what I was in the mood for, but I cannot complain. Good, but not one of the best.

Photo of sprucetip
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a corked 750ml bottle

Medium copper, fairly clear for bottle conditioned ale. Lots of bubbles coming from bottom. Decent white head with good retention and lots of long lasting lacing.

Spicy, yeasty and a bit malty. Sweetness comes bout more as glass empties. somewhat subdued aroma, though pleasant.

Spicy, floral, malty and Belgian yeasty. Balanced. alcohol flavor comes in with the finish, but not overpowering.

Warming and tingling. Full bodied, almost creamy, with pleasantly dry finish.

This one has always gone down more quickly than such a big beer should, and this sample was no exception. I would keep drinking it if there were more. There isn't.

It surprises me sometimes when I discuss favorite Belgians and or tripels and this one doesn't get mentioned often. I think it's great.

Photo of brdc
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large corked bottle, best before December 2009, poured into a goblet.

Very nice looking bright orange brew with a creamy, dense and everlasting off-white head that coats all sides of the glass with lacing that sticks around seemingly forever.
The very pleasant aroma strikes you as you pour; if not complex, quite nice. Fruity, yeasty, sweetish candy.
Nearly full bodied, very creamy, it is again not complex, but nonetheless delicious on its own right. Fruity and sweet, dry layers, orange bite, yeasty tones. Alcohol is barely noticeable, unless it is responsible for that spiciness (it does not appear to be).

Photo of matt7215
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle from an LCBO gift pack. best before march 2011.

pours deep clear golden with an everlasting white head that lingers and laces.

aroma of alcohol, yeast, pale belgian malts, hops.

flavour. soft and sweet up front with the yeast aspects in the middle and a long bitter hoppy finish.

not a bad triple just not the best.

id buy it if it were availible.

Photo of Gmann
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle. Pours a light honey brown color with a huge thick and fluffy head, looks like an ice cream float. It sure is taking its time dissipating, leaving plenty of lacing. The aroma is sweet from the candi sugar, some spicy phenols, banana and lemon. The taste, again is sweet, some honey, apricots, apple skins, a bit metallic and a noticable fusel alcohol flavor. The feel is slick but you would hardly notice since this sucker is highly carbonated, finishes sweet with a noticable alcohol belly burn. A bit of a raw tripel, could use some mellowing in the carbonation and alcohol. I would also like to see the yeast stand out some more in the flavor. This doesn't have the nice spice/phenol profile that other great tripels have. However, this is still a very good tripel, worth a purchase.

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

Poured from a 33cl bottle (dated 11 2010) into a wide-mouthed goblet-style glass. Light copper color, huge creamy head of tightly formed bubbles that left a nice amount of lacing on the glass. Lots of carbonation with bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the clear, but not brilliant, liquid.

Aroma of some grainy malt and fruitiness - is that bubblegum? Definitely a yeast component. Flavor is in synch with the aromas with some fruitiness and a malty character, but no hotness or solventy alcohols, belying the 10% brew's strength - though a hint of heat does creep up on you in the aftertaste. Sneaky.

Mouthfeel is light with an effervescent quality. Refreshing.

Overall, a very enjoyable brew. Packs a significant punch at 10%, but doesn't taste or feel like that big of a beer, so be careful when you find yourself wanting to reach for another (and another, and another ...)

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

A: Poured into an Affligem chalice. Body is coppery-amber with a half-finger ivory head that settles pretty quickly. Some rings of lace left behind.

S: Fruit, spice, sweet malt and yeast.

T: Fruity sweet (sugary?) malt base. Slightly metallic or minerally at the back of the sip, but finishing with drying hops and a bit of alcohol heat. Taste of apple skins linger, however.

M: Medium-bodied, good level of carbonation.

D: Good.

Thanks to MRMOJORISIN for the sample.

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

Dark orange, almost light brown color, with frothy thick head. Fruity (citrus, also thought i smelled apricot) and Spicy with noticeable alcohol on the nose, but I didn't think it would taste as hot as it did. Taste starts off like you would imagine, fruity/spicy, not sure what other adjective to use. The alcohol starts to overpower the mid pallet and probably covers up some other flavors. The finish seemed to drop off, perhaps it was also due to alcohol. Overall, it's very good and tasty. I probably wouldn't buy it again for $13 a 4 pack. I'd choose Duvel at $10 over this any day, but I enjoyed it.

Photo of itcomesnpints
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.

Photo of Offa
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very nice tripel and the first one in a while that I find interesting and do not find disappointing.

Deep gold, it has a huge off-white head, bubbly and airy, that slowly shrinks and leaves some decent lace.

The aroma is light fruit, especially grapes and grape juice, with wine, hints of herbs and bread, metal/minerals, and overall, an aroma somewhat reminsicent of a maibock.

The taste is similar, but more interesting and complex, with lemon, white/green grapes, hints of raisin, herbs, bread crust, alcohol, with a bread-grain aftertaste. It's light in body, but complex, zesty, lively, crisp, and interesting and again, like the aroma, there is a definite maibock quality to the taste. It is highly drinkable, esp.for a tripel.

Photo of Kraken
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a 20oz pint glass. Light pour yields a massive 5 finger head with fantastic retention and great lacing. Color is golden amber with exceedingly fine carbonation.

Nose- Alcohol, and light hops in the nose.

Taste- Light caramel malts, fair amount of hops for a Belgian. Long bitter dry finish. Slightly sweet, and bit hot. Slight citrus. Very good.

Mouthfeel- Very Dry with fine carbonation

Drinkability- At 10% this bad larry is a one and done affair.

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.

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,403 ratings.