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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,315 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,315
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 38
Gots: 105 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002)
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Photo of drinknewbelgium
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

what can i say i am trying to be as objective as i can i just love this beer the appearance is a nice gold with a decent head absolutely the best mouthfeel of any beer ive ever had! so many flavors hints of apple are present i could drink this all night

drinknewbelgium, Oct 24, 2006
Photo of Beertroop
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2oz Bottle

A- Nice looking bottle. It caught my attention at my favorite store.
It poured a nice orange/yellow amber. It had a good head that lasted throughout the whole drinking experience. Once poured into the glass, there was a sediment left at the bottom of the bottle. I guess part of the refermentation process.

S- The aroma from this beer is sweet and bready. Like you are about to have dessert.

T- This is the best part of this beer. Smooth comes to mind as you take the first drink. A good balance of carbonation throughout. True to its style. The refermentation process does its job making this beer one of my must have in my cellar at all times.

D- Theres only one thing I need to say, Try this beer, its a very drinkable beer.

Overall one of my top 5. Ill definetly be buying a few more.

Beertroop, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml, corked & caged bottle(that cork was a real bitch to get out!)...
Appears a transparent gold with faint haziness and tons of carbonation bubbles racing to the top of the dense, 3 finger, white head. Lots of webbing is left around the glass.
Smell is of mildly doughy, caramel, candi sugar, apricots, citrus, herbal, & earthy notes, with perhaps of touch of banana deep in the background.
Taste is sweet of melted caramel, apricot reduction, sugar, pepper, and a decent malty quality that has flashes of the citrusy hops.
Mouthfeel is of a medium bodied yet slightly chewy, sugary, cookie and spiced liquid treat.

weeare138, Oct 16, 2006
Photo of goochpunch
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the stubby bottle into my New Belgium globe a brassy peach with a 3/4" head. Head subsides to a fraction of that and leaves a tiny bit of lacing. Booze leaps out at my nose first off, followed by pale malts, grain, and a spicy yeast character. I pick up some apples and cheese as well. Alcohol is too prominent. Too much grain. Taste is malty with notes of honey, apples, and the spicy yeast. Finishes somewhat tart and there's a boozy bitterness to this. Alcohol just makes this feel too heavy. Moderate carbonation. Not a very interesting drinker nor does its body sit well with me.

goochpunch, Oct 10, 2006
Photo of HoustonTX
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

The appearance is very similiar to Duvel, immense white frothy head - comprised of millions of tiny bubbles. The carbonation is incredibly vibrant and streams towards the top at rapid pace. The body color is pale golden yellow. The smell is light and refreshing. Fruity phenols and creamy caramel malt. Mid to full bodied, with a tingly/tangy mouthfeel. Taste upfront has a nice citric/fruit profile. Lots of tang, and a heavy dose of fruit. Caramel is thrown into the mix. This is very much a malt bomb, with a small amount of hops thrown into the mix. Heavy almost syrupy coating on the palate. The beer is not cloying or bitter, it's just right. It leans towards the citric sour bitterness side though. The sweetness never prononuces itself. Finished clean and dry, with a mild fruit linger.

This is a solid Tripel. Nice flavor balance, and excellent quality overall. Another great offering from Brouwerj Duvel.

HoustonTX, Sep 28, 2006
Photo of kbnooshay
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: This poured a fairly clear golden orange color with moderate carbonation. The head is white and incredibly foamy and airy. The lacing is sporatic and clumpy.

s: The aroms is really sweet and definately pear like. Also a hint of apple. The alcohol is there also. This brew smells darker than it looks.

t: Really dry. The alcohol is a tad more there then i would prefer but its allright. The pear and apple cider flavor is quite nice.

mf/d: Sharp and tingly from the carbonation but weaker overall than i would have expected. Slightly watery but not bad. Due to the sharpness and dryness of the alcohol the full 750ml is obviously enough. Maybe too much for one person.

This isn't bad but is my least favorite belgian to date. It has some nice attributes but there isn't enough complexity and the alcohol is too prominent. It is also too sweet.

kbnooshay, Sep 25, 2006
Photo of Beerzebub
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color, finger of white head, eventually dropping to a persistent quarter inch.

Immediate strong ripe banana smell, that fades considerably a few seconds after the pour. Dry malt smell like milkbone and toast, with banana, apple, cardamom, toasted sesame seeds. Smell continues to change, with apricotty white winey fruit notes emerging.

Malt and fruit are dominant in the taste, lots of dried apricot and golden raisin. Slightly astringent, slightly sweet. Alcohol barely in the taste, but goes straight to the head. Balanced, good.

Carbonation produces a full creamy mouthfeel, without getting fizzy, and the astringency helps too.

Unique tripel (aren't they all?), worth a try.

Food Note: Tried some old Gouda with it, worked very well.

Beerzebub, Aug 28, 2006
Photo of BeerSox
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle into large snifter. 10% ABV.

Pours orange golden with an off white frothy head. Settles into a thick cap. Patchy lacing along the glass.

Mild fruit aromas swirl along with light hop notes. A noticeable alcohol scent is present.

Strong malt flavor finished by hop bitterness. Smidges of fruity tastes are available. Very strong flavors throughout.

Light carbonation and medium bodied with a crisp finish.

A decent triple, but not sure if I will be buying another. Of course, I will take it if it is offered.

BeerSox, Aug 26, 2006
Photo of beertaster13
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very solid. Pours a nice light, orange nectar with a white.bubbly head. The aroma is of light floral leaves and bananas. Spices and hints of apple. The taste is shows a nice floral and coreandor, with a banana aftertaste, slight hints of alcohol reside. A nice beer, dangerously good, drinkability is good but with 10% watch out.

beertaster13, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of bonbright7
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this tripel at the Whole Foods Market in Jericho, NY among the many other great beers that will eventually fill paragraphs here in the BA. I had it after a hearty dinner of Chicken Marsala and it poured well in my trusty 50cl glass.

The dark honey and cola colored tripel ale tasted differently as moments passed and I had to put it down just to take stock of what was coming up next. I tasted the tremendous malt and then the toffe followed by the watery alcohol flavor.

I liked the tripel and its changing flavors, though I didn't think it was appealing to everyone tastes. This tripel would go well with smoked cheeses and fat hamburgers.

bonbright7, Aug 13, 2006
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 pack 11.2oz stubbies $9.99
Best Before 02/09

Poured out a hazy golden with a copper tint. I poured into the Maredsous glass that I got with the 4-pack. A huge sticky white head left a fair portion of brussels lace. The aroma is earthy and fruity. Typical Belgian esters. The taste sweet up front from the candied sugar and sharp in the finish from the carbonation and bittering spicy hops. A candy-like sweetness is followed by a peppery finish. There is a little bit of acidic tang, but nothing that is unpleasant. The alcohol is definately present and warms the belly. Overall, nice tripel from Duvel! I put two away to cellar.

ALESwhatCURESya, Aug 03, 2006
Photo of goschool
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours something like a dirty gold, if that were a color, with a large foamy head. The nose offers spicy hops, grassy hops, and phenols. Malts lead the way, with banana, orange, phenols, mild pepper and coriander. Grassy hops come in towards the finish. It's not the best triple I've had, but it's certainly one of the more drinkable ones. The 10% ABV is no where to be found.

goschool, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of allengarvin
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle, poured into a Chimay chalice. Slightly hazy gold with a very thick, creamy head and a gazillion tiny little pinpoint bubbles stream upwards. Aroma is fairly light, with some bitter orange and sweet malt. Quite fruity taste with alcohol immediately apparent. Bitterness is moderate, perhaps a bit low for a tripel. Spicy phenols tend towards harsh at the finish. Fluffy, creamy mouthfeel.

Rather disappointing. This is my first bottle of the 10 in a couple years, and it definitely compares unfavorably towards the great Maredsous 8 (and that's unusual for me, since I tend to prefer hoppy tripels).

allengarvin, Jul 19, 2006
Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A pale amber with one finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing is left behind. After the yeast is added, the color changes to a sort of amber mud, the beer becomes very cloudy as well.

S - Stewed apples, cinnamon, cloves, cherries and nutmeg with a touch of currants and light malts. Reminded me a lot of a fresh apple pie. Really great aroma. Abv is undetectable.

T - Light butterscotch and caramel with cinnamon, apple cider and some grassy hops. The aftertaste was lightly bitter with a lingering cherry flavor. And I mean real cherries, not popsicles. After the yeast was added, the flavor remained almost the same, but the beer became a bit more bitter. Abv is undetectable throughout.

M - Medium viscosity, but extremely frothy, refreshing as can be.

D - This is a delicious brew. I will do my best to savour this fantastic brew again. It could be dangerous because the abv is absolutely hidden and could really sneak up on you. Easily my favorite tripel to date.

mrasskicktastic, Jul 12, 2006
Photo of bwyker
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Lots of souring bubble rise through the bright, golden brew, settling on top in a thick, long-lasting head.

S: A soft tropical fruit smell, with subtle notes of alcohol and spice.

T: Banana bread. Not too sweet. Alcohol somewhat evident at the end of the sip.

MF: Smooth upfront, a bit of drying and ting when the alcohol presents itself in the finish.

D: Moderately drinkable. Like most tripels, it’s a smooth and refreshing beer that subtly reminds you of the 10% ABV. Nonetheless, the alcohol is noticed and could catch up to you quickly. Savoring a glass or two would be preferred.

bwyker, Jul 06, 2006
Photo of Absumaster
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beers appearance is stunning, a beautiful orange-golden color and a creamy head that lasts forever. An extreme carbonation rising like crazy.

Smell of apples and malty with some solvent and banana's, without being overly estery.

Taste was very mild and very drinkable, a slight alcoholic kick and a good bitterness that lingers. Below is a nice malty backbone and some fruitiness which remind me of oranges or some other citrusfruit. Mouthfeel was soft and silky, wonderful stuff!
For it's 10% this beer is extremely drinkable and a real treat.

Absumaster, Jul 02, 2006
Photo of ThirdCoast
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Holy head Batman. The head on this beer was nice. Good lacing. Nice golden color with a red tone.

S: Clean. Malt tones.

T: Bananas was the first thing that came to mind. Finished clean.

M: Slight tingle on the tounge.

D: Would drink this again...and again.

ThirdCoast, Jun 29, 2006
Photo of Derek
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some might think it's strange that they added a tripel when they already have an incredible strong pale (Duvel), but this is entirely different. Obviously it's stronger, but the flavours aren't masked by plethora of floral hops.

A: Golden-blonde with a fluffy, rocky head. Nice retention & lace.

S: Phenols & pineapple dominate, with a little spice and underlying toffee sweetness & bread.

T: Alcohol is assertive (as expected), but the harsh phenols in the aroma are fairly subtle in the taste. Somewhat spicy (cloves?), a little earth and toffee. The fruity esters seem a little more cotton-candy-like in flavour. The taste is very yeast-centric, but it's very well rounded & balanced. Nothing seems to be IN-YOUR-FACE; very refined.

M: Slightly fuller body than the more quenchable Duvel.

D: Very easily approached, and probably a good introduction to the style.

Out of the Maredsous 6, 8 & 10, I think I enjoy this one the most. Now how about a 12? :D

Derek, Jun 24, 2006
Photo of ultralarry2006
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle. Left a one finger head with good retention, and some nice lacing in places. Body was an orange amber.

Smell - Spicy and estery yeast, hint of bananas, hint of bread, and hint of alcohol.

Taste - same as the nose - bread, caramel, fruity esters, hint of bananas, finishes with a huge, and somewhat unexpected, alcohol bite, warm, and borderline harsh, but on the good side of the border.

Mouthfeel - full, fairly smooth until alcohol astringency at the finish.

Drinkability - this is good, even inspite of the alcohol taste and astringency at the end. However, the high abv (10%) limits this ale to no more than two 330 ml serving in a given session.

Note - That alcohol bite would definitely be a turn off ordinarily, but somehow it is tolerable, it even actually works, in this ale.

ultralarry2006, Jun 21, 2006
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cute bottle served up at Albatross in Berkeley, CA.

Very sweet and very strong. The 10% ABV is not well concealed at all. Appearance is great. Head is thick, luscious white cloud. Body is clean gold. Aroma is pear, grain, and wheat. Also very nice. Honey sweet on the tongue with tremendous alcohol strength and a nicely hopped bitter-sweet dry finish. Husky with plenty of grain, almost rotten hay flavors. Some noticeable phenol qualities. Alcohol is distracting but mellow slightly as the beer warms and my palate adjusts to the strength. Above average but unbalanced on the alcohol/sweet side of things.

DaPeculierDane, May 31, 2006
Photo of ggaughan
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle I am reviewing I sampled at a wedding over the weekend. The bottle was from a case my brother bought me for my 30th birthday last year. The beer poured a clear golden color with very active carbonation bubbles and a nice white head and good lacing. The aroma is crisp, citrusy and a bit yeasty. The taste is also very crisp with notes of citrus and malt. The high abv is masked pretty well, similar to what the brewer has done with their Duvel. The body is medium to slighty heaving with carbonation going on here but overall it is a very good beer.

ggaughan, May 23, 2006
Photo of haz77
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark orangey-amber with a foaming white head that falls leaving some nice lacing. Head retains well and sits about one finger thick. Looks to have very little carbonation.

S - Alcohol dominates and is hard to work past. Some citrus, phenols and yeast in the background.

T - Fruity and bitter at first, with the bitterness then taking the fore. Alcohol warmth, vanilla and caramel come through in the aftertaste and linger.

M - Medium body and little carbonation. Oily and slick.

D - Given the ABV, I suppose it's drinkable, but could do with being more balanced.

haz77, May 20, 2006
Photo of gnoff
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle at The Bishops Arms in Linköping, Sweden. Tried it in November, 2005.

Appearance is pretty much a dark color.
It has a pretty low scent and taste, much less than expected. I'm used to big Belgian smells and flavours fromt eh strong Belgian beers.
No hint of the high alcohol, which should mean they have balanced it out well.
All in all I have to say the beer is pretty boring actually.

gnoff, May 07, 2006
Photo of danielharper
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Strong Bros. Liquor Store, Fayetteville, TN.

A: Hazy brown body, very thick white foamy head. Leaves significant lacing.

S: Sweet, nutty, funky aroma with a nice malt undertone. Interesting.

T: Clean taste, lots of nuttiness like a brown ale, but with a smoothness and yeastiness not present in those beers.

M: Moderate, nice consistency. Slightly chewy.

D: The alcohol is completely hidden here. Dangerously drinkable.

danielharper, May 03, 2006
Photo of assurbanipaul
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Background: I have a little history with this beer. This was one of the very first "craft" or imported beers that I tried when I was just on the cusp of better beerness. I was familiar with the #8, but found the #10 harsh and barely drinkable from the alcohol heat. But I did finish an entire 750ml bottle, and hated the whole thing.

So I revisit this beer years later, after many thousands of other beers (haven't had one since). Pours a clear light gemstone gold with a tall frothy white head. Aroma is light yeast, light pale malt.

Taste is light, dry, biscuity, slightly bitter. Sharp elements of light lemon rind, pale malts, white pepper, mild spices. Flavors of alcohol, strong and more out-front than even higher-ABV beers, but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is light, almost airy, a little acrid from the alcohol. A rough sort of smoothness, not necessarily because of a brewer's inexperience but precisely because the brewer intends. Can't say I adore it, or that it's even one of the better tripels I've encountered, but my opinion has softened a bit.

assurbanipaul, May 03, 2006
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,315 ratings.