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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,289 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 661
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 36
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of scottoale


3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

330ml. small brown bottle with a best before : 09/2007. It pours out apricot-amber with a healthy inch of off-white head. Good carbonation and thick lace with this Triple.

It smells malty, fruity, alcoholic and deliscious. It has a nice earthy malt nose, some fruity sweetness orange and honey with a tang of yeast and hops bittering the finish. Quite a nice balance, yet fairly complex flavor.

Good medium plus body and a high ABV give a nice warming to it. A little fizzy in the mouth and a bitter bite in the aftertaste. Over all, a nice Triple worthy of a try...cheers!

04-25-2006 22:26:08 | More by scottoale
Photo of walleye


4/5  rDev +2.3%

from the bottle best by 03/07. poured dark honey with a off white head that left some good lacing. aroma, honey pokes its head out first, than some sweet fruits, alcohol, a hint of yeast. flavor the alcohol comes out really nice than brown sugar and some sourness as it warms fruits. good beer

04-14-2006 01:55:05 | More by walleye
Photo of CRJMellor


3.53/5  rDev -9.7%

Pours a sort of peach and golden color with a puffy white head and tons of lacing.
Aroma grapefruit, some cloves, light bread and touch of alcohol.
Flavor has a real citric acid front with some underlying cracked light malt and bread tones. Some honey and a zesty spcie profile complete the mox.
Mouthfeel is has a far amount of alcoholic kick with dry champagne-like finish. Little bit too unbalanced on the sweet citrus and alcohol side.
Drinkability is above average but no real wonderment comes from this brew. Unbalanced and tad alcoholic make this a pass in the future.

04-12-2006 19:21:51 | More by CRJMellor
Photo of WetCoaster


3.58/5  rDev -8.4%

Funny how things slip through the cracks. Drink this one ALL the time; amazed I've never reviewed it.

Appearance: Very, very deep clear gold, Head on this one is one for the ages, really spectacular. Huge, dense, pure white and a bit slick; looks a bit like whipped egg whites.

Smell: Very sweet and bready. Citrusy, but very round and sugary like a candied orange slice.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thick and slick. The head, out of context, might actually be considered a bit gross -- kind of slimy and chewy. Carbonation come through strongly at the finish. Taste starts off strongly rindy, but the sweet comes through in a hurry. Think pineapple rum cake; fruity and very boozy.

Drinkability: It seems odd, since I drink this so often, but honestly just OK. It's a decent trip, but it becomes too sweet and boozy in a hurry. The thing that galls me is it's needlessly big; it would probably be much better a bit lighter and better balanced. On the plus size, though, tasty, inexpensive, and easy to find. Good, but a runner-up to first-stringers like Westmalle and St. Bernardus.

04-09-2006 08:04:07 | More by WetCoaster
Photo of timtheenchanta

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

Golden orange/amber color with large white head. LOADS of sticky webby lacing.

The nose is pretty much all alcohol. There's a little of the expected yeast but the alcohol drowns everything out for the most part.

Sweet fruitiness, complemented by a very bready yeast flavor. It dries out in the end as it warms up thanks to the alcohol character in this one.

Fluffy feeling that thins out a little toward the end. A great tripel. Definitely recommended.

04-06-2006 20:46:04 | More by timtheenchanta
Photo of Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +15.9%

Thick two-fingered spongy head with plenty of carbonation. Cools to about a 1/2 inch for the duration. Golden yellow/orange body. Sedimentary layers of lace. Looks great.

Mild aroma, citrus and spices come slowly to the nose, reminding of orange-soaked cloves. Kind of bready too. Aroma could be more prominent, it's a stretch to get anything significant from just smelling it.

Well-hidden alcohol until the very end of the sip, but then it only comes off as a warming glow. The flavors are solid and well proportioned, with herbs, fruits, bread and hops all intermingling on the tongue. The soft and bitter elements are balanced extremely well. The tingly mouthfeel is also balanced by a certain round lightness, letting the flavors ride out a while. Mmm mmm mmm.

A classic Tripel. One of the best and most delicious examples of the style.

03-31-2006 22:27:09 | More by Metalmonk
Photo of Erdinger2003


4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours out a great head that has a solid lacing on it, the color is golden brown.

Smell has caramal, burnt sugar, nutmeg, and a slight pepper.

Taste is very complex and hoppy. Flavors of caramal, pepper, nutmeg, and a little clove.

Mouthfeel is great, carbonation that rushes the mouth and refreshes the palate.

I would enjoy another one of these, but not right necessarily right away.

03-30-2006 10:42:01 | More by Erdinger2003
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%

Stubby Belgian style bottle, best before dating provided, pours typical light orangey amber, slight cloudyness. White head, reataining thickness nicely. Gobs of lacing, and emitting a pungent lime, alcohol and spice nose. This is a tasty and bold triple. More citrus notes. Alcohol quite present, and fairly biting. Soft tropical fruit notes and vanilla in the finish, nice. This is the type of beer my wife will try, cringe and say "ugghh, rocket fuel, how can you drink that ?!?" I can , and do and I enjoy it. Not for everybody though. Quality, sturdy and Belgian all the way

03-28-2006 00:01:18 | More by Billolick
Photo of Jredner


2.73/5  rDev -30.2%

Mild spun sugar aroma, but remarkably light aroma for a belgian. Orange hue with the typical big fluffed up Belgian head. Some pear and apple notes and huge malt backbone. Very one dimensional I think. I expect a wider flavor palate from a Tripel and this one only gave me some alcohol and fruit.

03-06-2006 19:41:25 | More by Jredner
Photo of jakester


4.7/5  rDev +20.2%

I bought this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet, thankfully! Expiry date on back of label.

Pours a hazy, pretty gold/amber with a HUGE rocky three finger head of just off-white foam. Highly effervescent. Head slowly falls to one finger(!), with great lacing.

Aroma is spicy, yeasty, phenolic, fruity, and Belgian-y, with notes of coriander, citrus, pepper, green grapes, and pils malt. Smells great, almost like a double saison!

Flavor is pils malt, some caramel, spices like above, slightly tart lemony citrus, grapes and pears, phenolics, and yeast. Very rich and flavorful. Aftertaste is deliciously fruity, yeasty, and citrusy.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, which is surprising considering the carbonation level. Residual sugar is high; lips sticky. Finish is full and long.

I love this beer! It honestly tastes like a double saison. Wonderfully complex, spicy, fruity, and one of my new favorite beers.

03-02-2006 12:55:42 | More by jakester
Photo of DogFood11


4.33/5  rDev +10.7%

un-fricken-believable carbonation level lifts up a growing mountainous rocky head that literally builds upon itself. Golden to light copper color. Appearance of course can be a subjective thing and I find this to be the best looking tripel ever...pre drink.

Light fruit, caramel.

First drink is uneventful, as the brew warms up a bit the syrupy cloying sweetness develops. Nice drop of caramel in the backdrop gives it some girth. That trademark belgian yeast type smell and taste is perfectly placed.

You gotta let this baby warm up from typical refrigerator type temps as it becomes a whole other brew. Much more complex and tasty. Alcohol is an afterthought as it is subtle for such a high volume. Amazingly consistent.

01-30-2006 21:36:30 | More by DogFood11
Photo of BEERchitect


3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

From the Duvel family of beers come this highly formitable tripel ale. With spicy phenolic compounds that balance the estery fruitiness, then with the interplay of soft sweetness- this beer speaks to what is is to be a Belgian ale.

While pouring a richer than normal honey-amber color, the ample carbonation crowds the surface for an eggshell colored head that falls somehwere between froathy and creamy. Retaining remarkably and lacing like spider webs leaving intricate patterns of intermitten foam on the glass. The beer shows a mouthwatering display even to the eye.

Fruity and spicy aromas tease the nose with peaches, pears, red apples, mixed berries, and then with a balance of white pepper, orange zest, cinnamon, and alcohol. Slightly smoked fruit notes push the spice past its use but offers only the slightest of distraction.

Sweet maltiness of powdered sugar laced with mild nectar-caramel and bread crust quickly fade to a part malt, part grain mid palate. Fruity esters continue from the character found in nose while the spiciness picks up a slight cinamon and cardamon taste to accompany the peppery alcohol taste. Moderate hop bitternes play on the finish to allow for a balance that had been lacing through the majority of taste. Lightly herbal, tea-like, and floral.

Early on, the beer's efforvescence and zesty spice gives lightness to the drinkability than makes it so characterful and refreshing. But later the carbonation evades, leaving the beer weighing a little heavier on the palate and causes the sweetness to become more evident, thus hurting the drinkability late. Hop bitterness, yeasty spice, light acidity, and alcohol help with dryness, but not enough to counter the malty sweetness and short lived carbonation.

A nice beer overall that is cut short by a sweetness that superscedes balance from hops, carbonation, or attenuation. More simplicity on the malt front would be welcomed as well as a drier body and more zest or zeal.

01-23-2006 20:36:50 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of MaltyGoodness


3.55/5  rDev -9.2%

11.2oz. bottle

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a thick white head that persists. Spotty lacing around the glass.

Sweet fruity aroma with hints of malt and bread.

Sweet and fruity upfront followed by a nice malt flavor. I get a distinct alcohol taste and then it finishes rather sweet. Sweetness is slightly cloying.

Plenty of carbonation on a rather thin body.

Pretty drinkable, but only when talking the contents of 1 bottle. There are better Tripels to be had.

01-22-2006 03:54:57 | More by MaltyGoodness
Photo of scruffwhor


3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Appearance- A great two finger head yielded by oversized wino glass. A great cloudy orange/copper color. A one finger head maintains throughout the entire enjoyment of said beer.

Smell- A hint of a hint of alcohol with lots of bread and unspent grains. A hint of orange peel and anise.

Taste- Starts out with tart malts, a light almost moldy bread middle and ending with a more alcoholic malt flavor.

Mouthfeel- The carbonation and alcohol left an interesting feeling on my bottome. But nothing special overall.

Drinkability- Enjoyed drinking the brew, but could only have one 750ml bottle a day.

12-30-2005 02:02:59 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of smcolw


3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

Impressive white head which leaves spotty lace. Surprisingly clear for the style (only a little haze). The color is of clover honey.

Citrus aromas of lemon and orange; lots of wheat smells; some clove and white Belgian yeast as well.

Rich with noticeably high alcohol. Warming brew! No hop bitterness. Some candy-like sweetness in the swallow. Decent carbonation. There is a slight sourness in the aftertaste.

Classic Belgian Triple. Not my favorite style, but a very clean and potent offering. Think winter by the fireplace.

11-27-2005 19:58:11 | More by smcolw
Photo of sinistrsam


4.45/5  rDev +13.8%

The beer was poured into a snifter-tulip style glass, revealing a darker amber color than other tripels I've had. It gave a very large head, foamy and white, which smelled of bananas and candy sugar, clove, citrus, other spices, alcohol and bubblegum.
The lacing was incredible.
The taste was slightly less balanced tthan I had hoped for, with the alcohol rather obvious, but still had a wonderful mix of hops, yeasts and fruits. It was slightly biting in the mouthfeel, but finished very refreshing and pleasant. In comparing this to other Tripels, it mght not be as good, but lets face it, this is one of the most complex beers you can attempt and the best wouldn't be the best if they didn't have that little edge on the rest. This is still an excellent beer and I suggest trying it even if just to get a good feel for the style.

11-13-2005 20:37:30 | More by sinistrsam
Photo of JohnfromDublin


3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

Tasted this bottle on 20th Oct 2005 (purchased in Amsterdam, NL). Best by date was 04 (month) 2008. Note: the label closely resembled the label as shown for Maredsous 8, not the one shown on this page.

Poured a hazy amber coloured body with a good off-white head. This head comfortably lasted drink-long, being replenished with a stream of tiny bubbles.

Smelled kind of spicy with a maltiness. Some yeast possibly noted.

Taste was quite sharp, not that complex. Malts and alcohol, maybe some cinnamon. Taste slightly overwhelmed by the quite fizzy mouthfeel. Mouthfeel also quite smooth.

Considerable yeast sediment when the stubby bottle was drained.

Drinkability: might not be a good idea to have too many of these, even if I wanted to. Possibly better with food.

Best by date suggests this brew might benefit from ageing. I prefer the Maredsous 8.

10-20-2005 15:41:54 | More by JohnfromDublin
Photo of GimmeAles


4.35/5  rDev +11.3%

Presentation, a stubby 11.2 oz bottle with handsome black and bronze label indicating this beer’s Benedictine origins. Had to be careful pouring this one – very lively and a careful pour still yielded a tight, gravelly, off-white, 3-finger head which developed deep pits and eventually sank to a nice, skim of foam. Hazy golden-apricot in color.

The nose is magnificent – dried apricots, cling peaches in syrup and nice herbal spiciness beg to be explored further. Light yeasty/bready notes round this out in a pleasant complexity.

The taste is also excellent – the same apricot/peach sweetness up front (as the aroma) along with some muskmellon and light yeasty flavours. The coriander, and almost peppery spiciness follow quickly and then the alcohol-warmth follows, but dissipates very quickly. A clean, dry finish. Mouthfeel is light, yet oily – very nicely balanced.

Wow, the bottle is already gone – this is a dangerous brew to have around! I’d love for my fridge to have in much greater quantity, This was paired with a grilled smoked turkey sandwich with fontina, blue-chevre, and apples – nearly heaven!

09-15-2005 14:32:16 | More by GimmeAles
Photo of TurdFurgison


2.98/5  rDev -23.8%

Presentation: Drank from a 330ml bottle (fat squat bottle Duvel Moortgat uses) poured into hotel room glass. Glass wasn't appropriate size, so I had to fill it twice.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow orange, with immense pillowy head.

Smell: Classic tripel aroma, but not strongly pungent.

Taste: Slight alcohol bite in after-taste. A bit too bitter in my opinion.

Notes: A little too harsh and biting for me. Maybe the flavors didn't match each other or something. Anyway, I probably won't try it again.

09-06-2005 02:03:08 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of cubedbee


4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

11.2 oz bottle used best by 07 2007. Poured into a Duvel glass, this beer is a nice clear reddish copper with a big three fingers of foamy white head that eventually subsides to a cap. The aroma is a somewhat muted yeasty malt with hints of honey, tangerines, melons, musty hay, and a slight bit of alcohol. Taste is a dry slightly tart citrus fruitiness with a lot of peppery spiciness. Hints of vanilla, mint, and ginger ale poke through at times. Alcohol is a little evident at the end of a sip and comes out more as the beer warms. Medium bodied with a fine carbonation for a delicate creamy mouthfeel. This is a nice interesting and flavorful tripel, definitely a beer I will revisit in the future.

09-04-2005 23:07:46 | More by cubedbee
Photo of AlexJ

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%

On tap @ Flying Saucer, Charlotte.

Pale, honey amber pour with a 1 inch pure white head that holds nicely and leaves crusty strips of lace.

Aroma is a bit subdued for this style. Honey, light fruits, pinapple, mint, pear, yeast, and alcohol.

Flavor improves on the nose, but only slightly. Honey and caramalts, light florals, golden fruits, peppery spice, yeast, and spicey hops that are more pronounced than the bottled version. Alcohol is definately noticable. Nice flavor, just muted.

Body is just shy of medium. Mouthfeel is soft and slick with a smooth mouthfeel.

08-26-2005 13:04:22 | More by AlexJ
Photo of SkeeterHawk


4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured into my official Maredsous glass to review...the world is a beautiful place!

Appearance: There is an interesting vortex action going on in the glass at first pour that is actually making the head grow over a few minutes to start trying to come out of the glass. This is persistent, and keeps me from being able to drink the beer for a few minutes until it finally starts to settle. Other than this, the beer is a pretty clear orange golden color, though it is hard to tell the clarity through all of the bubbles rising. The head poured about an inch thick at first pour, and is now about 2 inches thick due to the expansion.

Aroma: Smelling the side of the foam, I can pick up a fair amount of citrus along with a bit of subtle spiciness. The spiciness is becoming more apparent as it warms. This is all mixing with some sugary sweet aromatics that make this beer smell a bit like an exotic candy.

Taste: My first taste gave me a bit of a tart impression along with the fruit and spices. There is a good bit of alcohol noticeable in the flavor that wasn't initially in the aroma. The flavor starts out with some candy-like sweetness to go along with the citrus and tang. It reminds me a tad of Lemon drops. There are some hops coexisting with the alcohol that is noticeable as it warms.

Opinion: This is a really tasty beer, and I am glad that I finally tried it as my first beer of the evening because I normally have this beer after 5-6 others when the bar has it on tap. It is much sweeter than I remember it. I think that it is very palatable, though I prefer my Tripels a bit more on the sour/citrusy side. This may not be the classic example of the style, but this is my opinion section. I have been drinking this beer for quite some time, but after this official tasting, I am sure that I will be getting it again in the future. It is a very nice beer!

08-16-2005 01:19:59 | More by SkeeterHawk
Photo of Citadel82

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +12%

11.2 ounce Bottle. Spirits Unlimited -Red Bank.

The appearance is gorgeous. A beautiful dense white head that lasts and laces all the way down the glass. The color is a unique copper-orange that is slightly cloudy.

The smell is of yeast, malts, sweet fruit, and mucho alcohol, and as it warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced.

The taste is a fine example of a Belgian "Dark" triple. green pepper, coriander, an spicy - piney -leafy- hops form complex layers that are quite enticing. A moderate sweetness balances the very noticeable 10% alcohol.

I think it will be interesting to taste this along side a Duvel to see what the grain bill used does to the taste.

I will definitely buy again. Though with the temperature hovering in the high nineties I will wait for November I think..

08-14-2005 14:50:34 | More by Citadel82
Photo of blitheringidiot


4.13/5  rDev +5.6%

Caged & corker from Circle Liquors for $9. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale hue topped with a pillowy ivory head cap that settles with a statuesque demeanor and loaded with champagne bubbles rising to the surface. Thick mean glass coating with a frothy vanilla lace. Final pour is loaded with sea monkey scrod chunckers getting blown around by the effervescent bubbles.

Bright vigorous nose of zesty yeast and dough. Quite a brisk nose of raisins and pears.

First swigs: Dry chardonnay and ginger ale. Spicy notes of nutmeg and some cinnamon. Maybe it's just my imagination but the Duvel yeast is detectable. Vanilla and 'nilla wafer flavors. Slightly gin like. The dough and nutmeg are pronounced. Aftertaste is a linger of dry ginger and root beer.

Medium bodied with a frothy foamy feel. A touch warm in the gullett.

Last swigs: Slight root beer and ginger tripel. Impressive eyecandy and scents. Quite the dry tripel.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

08-11-2005 01:46:06 | More by blitheringidiot
Photo of ypsifly


3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Corked and caged 750 best before 05/07, pored into a chalice.

Tall white head over hazy peach. It threatens to rise over the rim but keeps its place. Interesting wispy to lumpy lace rings the inside of the glass.

Dry fruits make up most of the nose. Bitter citrus and melon. Slight musty dirt and yeast aroma.

Continues to be dry and citric when tasted. Lemon and grain, somewhat astingent with peppery alcohol in the end. Lingering after taste of juice from a lemon past its prime and a suggestion of chalky yeast. Not bad, but this could be a lot better in complexity, and at times, balance.

The mouthfeel is moderate. It does seem a bit subdued by the carbonation and citric/bitter flavors. I'm not impressed, and at $7.99+ a bottle I'd rather spend the $$ on something better.

08-10-2005 05:46:16 | More by ypsifly
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.