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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,407
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 41
Gots: 166 | 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 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.

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

From notes.

Bottle into Barilla jar.

This beer looked smelled and tasted very good. Kinda copper in color and big bubbly head. Tastes are a bit of pink bubble gum and candy sugars. With a nice dark caramel taste. Hints of booziness in there but not overpowering and they lend to the overall flavor. Good beer try one one.

Photo of TheSarge
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours great with massive amounts of sticky light tan foam. The body is golden bronze in color, quite clear, and has a good amount of carbonation present.

Aromas are of bubble gum and slight orange peel.

The taste is on the mark. A bit sweet with some bubble gum like flavors, and some acidy nodes like that of grapefruit.

This brew is definetly strong in alcohol, and finishes like so. The carbonation gives it a coarseness too.

This is a decent offering of a Tripel. I'd venture out againg to get some more.

Photo of irishtimepiece
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This is possibly the most gorgeous beer I have ever seen. Poured into a water goblet and held up into the light of the early morning sun, this Maredsous 10º is a radiant orange. The soft, cloud like white head is supported by a lively stream of carbonation. Lacing coats the glass on all sides, top to bottom.
A: Soft and slighty yeasty. Mild phenols and a bit of citrus.
T: Sweet banana, balanced grassy hop bitterness, slighty spicy/peppery. A hint of alcohol with a lingering subtle medicinal finish.
M: A bit too sharp for my liking, but every tripel is.
D: About as drinkable as a beer of 10% can. Alcohol aside, quite refreshing after a long night at work.

Photo of ewpgolf2
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml. newer design labeled bottle-best date 11-2010. I have looked forward to the 10 for quite some time since enjoying the 8 so much-this didn't disappoint but I still prefer the "doo-blay". Off-white creamed head atop a sienna-tinted ale. Smelled subtle hints of toast and pennies w/ the initial taste carrying over the metallic theme. I caught traces of spices and a bit of citrus with the tinny taste continuing. Same thing on mouthfeel with "coins" but oddly enough, I could drink a few of these in a single sitting. I'm hoping the cap tainted this one a little and look forward to the next. I am biased on Belgian dubs/trips/quads but I could see a solid B+ as an avg.

Photo of ryrust5301
3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a St. Bernardus Trappist glass.

Appearance - looks to be a dark orangeish yellow. Has a foamy 1/2 inch head. Leaves a nice white layer on top throughout as well as a healthy amount of lacing on the sides.

Smell - Very fruity with some orange and lemon. Kinda has a smell of a dry harsh grain.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Deep stinging carbonation at first, but this quickly subsides into a smooth swallow. A bite of crispness comes up and bites me at the very end at the back of the throat. Apples and oranges combine for some of the fruitiness. Alcohol is spicy and present in the backbone. After a little while the aftertaste turns sour and kinda ruins it. Makes me want to cob.

Drinkability - Meeehhh, not the best tripel on the market. I'd drink if offered, but wouldn't see a reason to find this in my fridge again.

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
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 czechsaaz
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice malty aroma, mostly pilsner malt and some caramel. Otherwise pretty clean smelling. Very light yeast esters and no hop aroma (which is OK in a tripel.)

Deep golden and clear with lots of rising carbonation and a big thick withe head of fine foam. Good lacing as it goes down.

Flavor is very malt dominant (again seems like pilsner base with darker cara malts.) Actually, tastes a little sweet. The hop bitterness isn't enough to balance it out. Seems a little syruppy. There is pretty good fuity ale fermentation flavors like peaches or pears and a hint of spice.

Nice lively carbonation level but to me, the sufar.syrup.sweet makes it seem pretty heavy. Slightly warming in my stomach showing it's strength.

Not bad but not something I'd reach for if other tripels are available. In the world of Belgian beers, and tripels more specifically, about average.

Photo of soulgrowl
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Perfect, poofy, marshmallowy cream-white head lasts and lasts atop a barely hazy, sunset orange-cinnamon body.

Smell: Very vinous; champagne aroma is big and clear, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be much depth to it. There is some fruitiness of apple jelly and sparkling white grape juice, plus a touch of herbal hops and a some pleasantly mellow yet tart yeast. As it warms the alcohol becomes more apparent, lending a tone of shochu.

Taste: Very nice, and again, very vinous. Beyond the predominant dry white wine fruit-and-alcohol flavor, there are some unexpected nuances, like medicinal phenols, vodka-like sharpness, leafy hops, and a hint of caramel in the malts.

Mouthfeel: Pleasantly airy and very dry.

Drinkability: The alcohol is a bit too strong, while the flavor is a bit too weak; it's as if the yeast ate up a lot of malt character while it was working to bring this thing up to 10%. Not bad, but there are much better Tripels out there.

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,407 ratings.