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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,418 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 42
Gots: 173 | 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 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?

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

Bouteille de 750 ml avec bouchon de liège. Versée dans un verre Maredsous.

Belle carbonatation qui donne un collet de mousse généreux avec une bonne rétention. Couleur orangé-rouge que l'on attribue aux boissons liquoreuses.

Odeurs de fleurs sucrées laissant présager une bière sucrée et facile d'accès.

Goût en conséquence : sucré - sans l'être trop - floral avec quelques touches d'agrumes. Il y a aussi présence fruitée que je ne saurais qualifier. Le fort taux d'alcool est remarquablement bien caché, seul le petit réchauffement de la gorge est perceptible (et agréable!).

Bière moelleuse et liquoreuse, sans toutefois écoeurer.

Photo of rodenbach99
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bouteille brune de 750ml avec bouchon de liège

belle bière de couleur blonde blé-or passablement trouble. nez sucré agréable avec de épices, en bouche la bière est longue, marqué par les épices et très agréable. la sucrosité du produit se fait sentir.

Photo of alysmith4
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this recently, and I wasn't terribly impressed. I'm not sure if it's because I'm not a fan of this style, or what the reason is. The flavors are good, just not very crisp and fresh. Smell is of bananas, apricot, and malted grain. Taste is sweet and spicy, but not very warming in the mouth. I found the brew overall to be a bit on the "cold" side. Next time I suppose I should let the beer come to a warmer temperature before trying, but I don't think it was the temperature that was affecting the flavor. I think it was the components of the beer. Worth a try, but not my favorite.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the YardHouse, on to the beer:

Wow, look at that ABV. I had no idea what I was getting into when I peaked at the beer menu. Quite strong, yet quite tasty with phenols and sweetness, ended by a mild peppery spice. A bargain at $3.25 during its happy hour.

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

Cloudy golden color, with off-white head, that laces in rings.

Smell is grain, with a musty yeast.

The taste is clean and crisp, with bready grain, and warming hop/phenolic burn.

Very confusing characteristics, but still a nice soothing brew. Not bad.

Photo of Byeast
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured a slightly hazy and peachy auburn , with a solid creamy half inch offwhite foam, lots of lace. Looks great!

Smell: estery and yeasty with some peach and mango fruitiness , also a hint of yellow apple, im intrigued...

Taste: The fruitiness of the aroma makes a short appearance in the flavor, with some more slightly peachy flavor , this is soon taken over by a strong dose of phenolic qualities, some perfumey esters, astringency, and some almost peppery hop bitterness towards the finish- which has some boozy alcohol in the nose and is dry.

Mouthfeel: kind of creamy from the carbonation , with a dry finish.

Drinkibility/Notes: An decent tripel (better after i let it warm a bit) but certainly not the tripel for me with all the other great ones out there. The aroma and especially the appearance outshine the flavor profile of this bold brew... the last part of the sip is almost too... something?

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : De couleur abricot-orange, sur levure , bien saturée, mousse blanche fine et onctueuse.
Smell : Nez doux et alcoolisé, profondeur maltée et piquante.
Taste and mouthfeel : Saveur corsée, bien en bouche, légèrement épicée, goût de levure acre et fruité, post-amertume équilibrée.
Drinkability : bonne bière forte, douce et capiteuse.

Photo of debaniel
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml into a sampling glass

APPEARANCE: Caramel color with a volcano of carbonation bubbles topping out with a mountain of head that ain't going anywhere.

SMELL: Sparkly citrus, lemons, belgian candy, fresh mountain air (how'd they get that in there?), and floral hops. Very nice!

TASTE: Couple of subtle stages of flavor going on here... dry spring water first, with spices and dried fruit, ending with the floral hops. Alcohol is a bit strong in the flavor, but not overwhelming. Some reviewers said that it was a bit cloying, but I didn't get this from this particular bottle.

MOUTHFEEL: perfect for the tripel style... medium to light with plenty of bubbles.

DRINKABILITY: Excellent. Not one of the best 5 tripels I've had, but probably in the top 10 tripels.

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

Poured a hazy, orange-copper color. Pretty well carbonated with a big, plush head. Nose was vanilla, citrus, and a bit of mustiness but pretty light on the phenolics. More fruitiness in the flavor. Medium body with some yeast showing up late. Sweet caramel candy-like taste. Alcohol was apparent in the taste and mouthfeel. Drinkability was above average, though it was a bit cloying for a tripel.

A decent, heavier-than-average version of the style. Glad I tried it, but there are others that I prefer.

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

11.2 ounce pudge bottle poured into a Maredsous glass. Nice creamy head with solid head retention and lacing. No doubt the phenols and sweet sugar speak of a strong Belgian. Its very phenolic, hot, sweet, sugary, and I love it. It's not as complex as some of the other tripel offerings, but a very clean and well brewed beer and one of my personal favorites. Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth. Pure strong kick you in the tail bliss. I could drink this all night, until I fell out of my chair, of course.

Photo of dnichols
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a caged and corked 750 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: I poured a cloudy light orange with a robust three-finger creamy and sticky white head. The meringue-like head receded to a dollop on the top of the brew that lingered long into the experienced and fed a nice thick lacing down the side of the glass.

S: There was no aroma of hops but the fruity esters and malts were reminiscent of light sweet fruits (bananas and soft pears) and soft semi-sweet candies. When the nose first lingered over the glass there was a blast of alcohol aroma that dissipated as the carbonation lost its zest.

T: The malty flavor initially is regressive but it emerges as a major player as the brew sets. There is no hop bitters or sourness however, the aggressive carbonation help, along with the drying affect of the alcohol, result in a clean sweet candy aftertaste. This brew seems somewhat under fermented leaving a slightly excessive sweetness and dominant taste of alcohol that is less than pleasing.

M: Reasonably full body with alcohol content that is too dominant. There is a clean warm finish with no adverse aftertaste.

D: It looks good so therefore it must be good. Ah, not so much. It is a decent tripel, very drinkable but somewhat unbalanced. It improves as time passes...so let it set after opening and it will provide a good drinking experience.

Comment: I will have it again but there are better Belgium (and even American) tripels.

Photo of Jmamay22
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange with a hefty light orange head that refuses to die down. Nice thick lacing down the walls of my snifter.

Smells of boozy fruit and yeast mixed with typical Belgian spices such as clove and white pepper. Fruit bouquet is absolutely delightful smelling of fall fruits such as pears, apples, and orange peel. Delightful!

Tastes similar to its smell, but with greater emphasis on the spices than the fruits. A little hot from the alcohol for a typical tripel, but settles in nicely with all of the other flavours. Finishes with a spicy dryness.

Mouthfeel is typical of a tripel and the fine carbonation is enjoyable. The enjoyable nose and taste makes this an easy drinker, but high alcohol even for the style subtracts from some of the drinkability. I'll be looking for this one again as it was very enjoyable.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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