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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Ratings: 1,419
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 42
Gots: 176 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

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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.

Photo of avalon07
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a goblet, had a brownish color and a thick texture. There was a nice amount of head and solid lacing.

S: Some fruit, a bit of malt and a certain grassy quality.

T: Apples, some malt, raisins, a little hops. Nice, but it didn't rock my world.

M: A nice amount of carbonation and a slick finish. A decently full-bodied beer.

D: This is a pretty drinkable beer, though it's not at the top of my list of the style. It's well made, to be sure, but not my favorite.

Photo of jwc215
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cage-corked bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip. Best before 10 2009.

Pours amber with a very thick off-white head that slowly descends to a frothy/creamy cover, leaving uneven rings of lacing on the glass.

The smell is of grain alcohol and yeasty. Some medicinal (almost Band-aid-ish) notes.

The taste is of sharp sweetness and somewhat biting alcohol at first. After the initial few sips, it comes to life more. Grainy, herbal, a bit grassy with hints of orange liqueur. A bit of lime comes through as it progresses. Astringent.

Creamy body despite the sharpness.

Overall, it just never came together enough to be anything more than just "good, but nothing great" with alcohol and astringency knocking it down a bit.

Try pairing the second half of the bottle with some hearty beef stew, or something like that.

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.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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