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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,405 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 41
Gots: 165 | 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 jbphoto88
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a darker golden amber color. The head is so aggressive it starts in the bottle even before I start to pour. There is about 1/2 an inch of foam in the bottle neck. Once in the glass the sandy tan head climbs to about an inch from the surface of the brew. Dissipating to a thin collar of foam and a large island of bubbles that meandered around the glass.

Smell is of green apples and some caramel. There is also a bread-ish yeasty scent and a distinct spiced hop smell.

Taste is of bright fruits that remind me of spring. Green apples, golden raisins, a little banana and a slight floral fruity ester taste. There is a thin malt backbone that is flanked by a spicy warm hop flavor.

Never during this beer do I taste a solvent or alcohol flavor. There is a nice warmth from the ABV but aside from that there is no detection of the boozyness of this brew. Combine that with nice carbonation, excellent head retention and pleasant flavors and you have one dangerous 10% ABV beer. A must try along with the 8, another superb beer.

Photo of Douglas14
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an incredibly clear golden color with a nice white head. The head leaves ample amounts of lace...somewhat of a glaze over the sides of the glass. The aroma is heavily of candied sugar and spices. Some nice malty hints come through as well. The taste begins spicy (cinnamon, pepper, cloves) then transfers into the more malty and sugary side. This beer really surprised me on its richness. It is pleasurably complex and has a very full body. This is a great beer...one of the better tripels I've had and definitely makes me like Maredsous a lot more.

snifter/tulip hybrid, 55-60 (begin-end) degrees F.

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a yellow gold with a decent head that remained a lace.
It had an aroma of malts,yeast and spice. It had a malty,sweet taste with fruit notes. The mouth feel was crisp,full bodied with a bitter sweet finish. It was sure spicy but well balanced.

Notes: I would buy this again,but two to three and you will never need to count sheep again. The ABV is well hidden so beware,this packs a punch.I likes it as it was served cool and also as it warmed up. Respect this beer.

Photo of Atlas1
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The wife encouraged me to pick up a bottle of of this last week at the store. How could I say no?

Poured into a barrel pint glass (my proper belgian glassware is in storage temporarily), this triple is darker than most I've had in the style. A darker, almost brownish-orange, color (think: iced tea) than I expected. Decent head with some lace, but nothing fancy. Perhaps it would have fared better in a proper glass. The nose is big. Lots of clove and banana. Some herbal, medicinal scents too. Plum. Other spices (cinnamon? nutmeg?) too. Slightly smoky. Not bad. Complex, but almost a bit convoluted. The taste is sweet up front with lots of malty dark fruit. The spices eventually take over, though, as it finishes dense and busy. Smoky again, and spicy, almost like mulled wine (but not so in flavor). Mouthfeel is thinner than I expected, but fills out as the beer warms to room temp.

I like this, but it's not my favorite Belgian tripel out there. It's a bit too spicy for me to drink consistently. The higher ABV (10%) is masked well by an assortment of busy ingredients. But it's more than I want on a regular basis. Still, an interesting beer, and definitely worth a try.

Photo of WishYouWereBeer
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

ST: Glass

A: decent white head and lacing, pale golden amber color

S: hints of fruit, very subtle nose

T: very different from the 8, no where near as malty, very light and refreshing, not very bitter at all

M: light

D: This is a beer that I could probably drink all night not too strong of a flavor, not too bitter, very crisp and refreshing, would pair well with a great variety or foods.

Photo of geexploitation
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a perfect, dark golden color with a lovely white head that leaves a coating lace on the glass. Just a bit cloudy from lees. The nose is a nice mix of malty and herbal, along with some lightly sweet smells that remind me of fresh oranges coated with light Belgian candi syrup. The palate evolves as the beer warms: first brisk and hoppy, then perfectly balanced between fresh, sweet pale malts and subtle hops, then big, sweet and fruity/phenolic, with oranges, strawberries, cloves and nutmeg all making appearances. Quite tasty. Mouthfeel is spot on for the style, with those light malts assuming a creamy overtone, just enough hop bitterness, and big carbonation to keep things moving around the palate. Overall, this is a very well done tripel. It's not as revelatory as the icons of the style, but it's very well done and a perfect example of what a tripel ought to be.

Photo of GJ40
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 330ml bottle in a chalice.

Outstanding appearance. Nice golden color with excellent clarity, a creamy white head and good lacing. Nice clean aroma with an even blend of yeast, malt and hops. Very smooth flavor with a firm alcohol presense followed by a slightly sweet finish.

I liked this one very much.

Photo of ROMER79
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was a copper orange with a white two finger head. It smelled of sweet honey lemon, orange, and other fruits. A fruity taste with hops and sweet sugars. Mouthfeel was very good with a little bit of a bite. I thought it was easy to drink but one and done for me.

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear amber with a nice frothy white head.

Smell: Grains, a bit of fruit (lemon, banana) and spice, lots of alcohol.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and sugary with harsh, astringent alcohol. Fruity flavors try to break through the booze but aren't entirely successful. Medium-bodied, syrupy on the tongue. No balancing bitterness.

Photo of babyhobbes
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice light honey color with a white head and loads of lacing. This is pretty sugary with a rubbing alcohol sort of bite. I think I may have it a little too cold. Very bubbley, easy drinking. It's reminiscent of champagne. Definitely worth a try.

Thank you to Lrrr for sending me this as a Beer PowerBall winning!

Photo of jasonjlewis
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: huge frothy head with cloudy brown color.

Smell: Very faint lemony twang with some candy sugar Orange peel also comes out.

Taste is very swwet and dry. Candy sugar is very apparrent. The alcohol is dry and slightly astringent at first, but dumbs down as the beer warms. Mild orange and lemony citrusy characteristics. Little bit of coriander with a slight amount of cloves.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy. Not overly carbonated and dry like other beers in the style.

The 10% abv is very hidden. I would have guessed 7 or 8% abv. I could easily make a session out of this, which is surprising as most belgians are tasting overly spiced and not pleasant right now.

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a chalice style glass.

A: Very coppery in color, clear if poured well, with a fantastically puffy white head. Head fades relatively quickly to a nice layer of bubbles and a nice ring. Good lacing.

S: Good aroma but light in nature; pleasant caramel malt with a lemony citrus overlay. I think there is a spice of some sort in there but it really doesn't strike me as coriander. Not sure what it is, but it's nice just the same.

T: Fantastic balance between malt flavors, fruity spices, and very light bittering. Not sweet, but rather on the dry side which really comes out in the finish. Short clean dry finish is accentuated with a bit of warming. Very nice.

M&D: Mouthfeel is about perfect for the style with light but persistent carbonation helping to create a nice even texture. Smooth and enjoyable, I find this to be a very drinkable brew. Recommended to any Triple lover out there.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML caged and corked bottle > Chimay goblet

Pours out crystal clear honey golden color with some orange hues. Cyclone-like swirling and spiraling carbonation rushing to the top to make this smooth, pure-white 3", creamy head. Very intricate lacing is clumped on the side with slow dissipation for this style. A real 'looker.

Sour, tangy, fruity yeast aroma's hits the nose first with a wet wheat field scent that is spicey with red fruits currents underneath. Banana's ans cloves, peppercorn, honey soaked wheat malt. nice, Big aroma.

The malt is this Tripel is exceptional, in fact it's more comlex than the Maredsous Dubbel I just had. Very thick and smooth honey malt with cinnemon and nutmeg saturates the palate, caramel comes later and is then balanced by a very bold herbal, spicey, earthy hop effect. A garden-greens hop flavor comes later with black pepper, sour white grapes from the bold yeast and a sour-grapes and warming heat finish. Very, Very nice.

Feels crisp, peppery-dry but very thick and creamy, my lips are sticky thanks to the big-ass malt complexity. Every sip is amazing, I'm not looking forward to finishing this!

Do yourself a favor and pair this stuff up with some Cabot Hunter's extra sharp cheddar cheese and the swweet malt will REALLY pop.

Photo of GeoffW
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml glass into a snifter (I pinky promise I'll get a chalice of some sort for this kind of beer soon). A beautiful slighlty cloudy cooper/ golden hue to the beer. Very rich, lingering head with a beautiful foam lacing that stuck to the glass.

Smell was excellent. A little sweet and with everything you would expect from a tripel.

Taste was phenomenal, I seriously don't know how this beer doesn't get better than a B+ here, I absolutely love it. Taste was a little sweet with plenty of malt coming through with just the right amount of bitter to keep everything in check.

Mouthfeel was good, the booze part of this beer is easy to detect, but hey what is the fundamental point of drinking any sort of alcoholic beverage right? In spite of that, it was very smooth with a good aftertaste.

As with almost all belgian style ales, I could drink this stuff all day.

The first time I had this beer was over a year ago when I had recently turned 21. It was the first tripel I ever had and the initial thought of "Jesus this stuff is like drinking candy." still rings true to this day. It's not quite the tripel that Westmalle is, but after a long hiatus it was nice to reunite with an old friend (especially while studying for my metaphysics exam). I don't know how this beer doesn't get at least an A- on this site, it's absolutely amazing and I love the stuff. Cheers to you father whoeveryouare that's in charge of making booze at Maredsous Abbey.

Photo of skittlebrau
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has been one of my favorites for years.

A: Rusty amber color, pretty clear. As served it had a short head, but I know it can have a really tall head if you pour it that way.

S: Honestly not too much smell. Alcohol.

T: Sweet. Very sweet. There is much malt here and sugar. Not much in the way of hops. The flavor is not just sweet though, it is pretty complex.

M: Decent.

D: As much as I love this stuff there's plenty of times when I just don't feel like drinking it. It's sticky sweet and can be a bit much in the wrong setting. Also at 10% it's hard to session (but I'm willing to try).

Photo of Squaretooth
2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Beautiful translucent amber/golden with a full white head that quickly dissipates leaving a thin even layer and very nice lacing

T - A bit on the sour side, not very sweet. Alcohol taste is definitely present and took away from my overall experience.

S - Lovely sweet fruity smell as expected.

M - has a bit of a sting on the inner lips and tongue.

D - I really enjoy a good tripel or quadrupel, particularly when the alcohol taste isn't overpowering. Unfortunately the alcohol taste is very evident on this and I don't think I'll revisit this anytime soon. Stick with a St. Bernardus or a Val Dieu.

Photo of lawman834
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Hard to see in bar lighting. Light golden, a bit cloudy. No head (I think that the bartender forgoes good pouring technique for maximum glass filling). Minimal lacing.

S-Fruity. A tad malty. Quite an alcohol kick.

T-Not bad. Not my style. It's fruity (raisin, plum) with a tad of citrus. Though it's a bit hidden, the alcohol lets you know it's there.

D-Pretty tasty as an after dinner drink. At 10%, it'll knock you off your a$$ if you drink many. It reminds me of a fruitcake with a shot.

Photo of atsprings
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Pours a nice crisp orange with a lasting frothy head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, sweet fruits, spice, and Belgian yeast. The taste is more of the same, gread complexity. The beer is on the low side of medium with very well hidden alcohol. This one is certainly drinkable, but one to be careful about.

Photo of dsa7783
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a single, short, fat, 11.2 oz bottle from Oak Tree in South Plainfield... Maredsous 8 was an enjoyable brew, so I was eager to try their 10... Clear, lucid bronze-colored appearance with an impressive foamy head that lingered atop a copper-tone, orange hue... smell was full of esters, bananas, and floral notes... Taste complemented the aroma with lemons, citrus, pears, and apples... nice crisp, clear, refreshing taste... 10% ABV struggles to make itself known on this one... nice combination of flavors but this brew lacked the richness and complexity of some other tripels that I have sampled... all in all, a pleasant depiction of the style, but nothing above and beyond... Worth a try...

Photo of barknee
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This fine member of the Moortgat family pours an attractive red tinted color of clover honey with an insanely impressive and well-structured chunky mocha colored head. The essence of warm sweet malts and marshmallow waft from the glass. The nose of this brew leads you toward the diverse and complex flavors that this beer inhabits. Very remarkable is the mouthfeel of this fine beer; extraordinarily soft, plush and velvety, and the accompanying taste has well balanced notes of banana intertwined with citric rind. As such the slightly acidic though well balanced malting and gentle hopping make for a real enjoyable product. A medium bodied Triple as this with all its elements in proportion is a pleasant change from some of the more ferocious products within this particular classification.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$8.99 for a 4-pack.

Brought up to 45 degrees, then poured into a proper tulip chalice. Moderate pour yields a three-finger rocky off-white head over a hazy dark copper body. Head fades to a solid cap in a few minutes, but leaves heavy chunks of lacing. Pretty.

Smell is very strong, like a clove-orange Christmas pomander. Really spicey and orange-peely, with coriander, grass and soap. Solid foundation of cookie-dough malt. Underneath is a nice note of sweetly-floral hops. If this thing tastes as good as it smells, I'm gonna love it.

The taste is dominated by the clove, soap and cookie-dough malt. It tastes good, but not as good or as complex as it smells. Alcohol is notable from the warm burn in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is round and rich for a tripel.

Drinkability is diminished by the 10% ABV, which seems rather on the high end of the scale for tripels.

All around, a very interesting beer. I'll have it again, though it's not as good as its little brother, the Dubbel.

Photo of Shaw
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, radiant copper-gold in color with an eggshell head that's about a finger thick and very thick lacing.

It smells sweet, with hints of fruit and some alcohol aromas.

The taste is crisp and sharp, with a bite from the alcohol. It's peppery, with notes of grain. But the alcohol level is pretty well hidden. I would never know this was 10 percent.

This has a light body that's well attenuated. The yeast ate up all the fermentables in this beer, leaving just a clean, crisp ale.

This is a nice triple. It's stronger than most I've had. I didn't know it was brewed by Duvel, but that's probably why it's so good.

Photo of RedBeerchetta
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Persistent, airy head. Deep golden color like unfiltered honey. Slight redness to it. Nice biscuity nose with some belgian yeast notes. Taste is nice, but a bit sweet for me. I keep thinking I've take a belt off a bottle of syrup that stays on my tongue for too long. It's a nice flavor, just a little too rich. Caramel, cherry, molasses, honey. To be sipped slowly on a typical weeknight.

Photo of daledeee
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is pretty when you pour it. Nice bubbly head on top of a golden orange clear beer. Nose is fruity but the alcohol is a little strong to smell. Mouthfeel is nice smooth feeling to the tongue and some bubble and bite. At first I thought this was pretty hoppy but after it aired for a few minutes the taste mellowed and is fruity with hop finish. Not overly malty but a little. Very tasty. Alcohol is rather strong, not hidden. This dropped the score a tad. Good tasting beer overall .

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

Pours close to clear with a gold color that has an amber touch. Nose is like apple with alcohol. Flavor is not very pronounced I think. Slight malty presence with a minor bitter edge. I feel it lacks anything interesting or unique that makes it shine. Feel is standard for the course, though it is good....not knocking it there. But why would I want to drink a lot of these when there are other brews out there which are much more interesting for my tongue?

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.