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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,357 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,357
Reviews: 666
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 39
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002)
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Photo of davidchollar
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably subconciously thinking of Duvel because I poured it into my Duvel tulip, for some reason I gave this one a really slow careful pour. So the beer looks really nice but not as amazing as my favorite, Westmalle. The only other tripel I've had lately is Chimay White, this one is similar in appearance. Very pretty, brilliant honey color.

Big, bold Belgian smells hit the nostrils at the crack of the cap, even before the pour. That's a good sign. Standard smells for the style, yeast, pineapple-citrus hops, sugary malt, a healthy dose of alcohol. It's not exactly unique or spectacular, but it's not bad at all. In fact I like it more with each sniff, every sip improving on the last, (maybe it's the 10% hitting me already!)

Surprisingly bitter. I expected a sweeter taste from the smell, but this tripel rocks the tastebuds with some intense bitterness. Kind of a medium mouthfeel, the high abv is not too distracting. This is the strongest beer I've had in a while, and definitely the most bitter since my last IPA. Maredsous 10 didn't disappoint, I'd definitely get it again and recommend it as one of the top tripels.

davidchollar, Feb 10, 2007
Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Nice pale golden color with a very slight haze. Creamy one finger head that recedes to lumps leaving a lot of lace on the glass.

S: Upon initial pour this had a green apple aroma. As it came up to tempurature a banana and sweet fruit characteristic came out. Mild alcohol in the nose.

T: Solid malt backbone with sweet fruit, bananas, clove, pepper, Belgian yeast, spicy hops, and alcohol.

M: Creamy and full. Nice spicy interplay on the tongue between the hops and the alcohol. Excellent balance between the malt, sweet, and hop flavors.

D: Excellent drinkability for something that is packing 10%. The drinkability is helped along by the balance going on here. Everything seems to blend very nicely and no one thing steps up and tramples over anything else.

GbVDave, Feb 07, 2007
Photo of ChillMike
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a somewhat murky gold color with a massive frothy bright white head that recedes slowly but does leave a nice bit of pretty lacing around the glass.

S: Nice light smells of bubblegum, cloves, a bit of banana and some nice malts. A pleasant smell all around although there just isn't much of it unfortunately.

T: The alcohol is the first thing I notice, it's not hidden as well as I would have liked, but let's get on to the goods. Oddly enough I taste more bitter hops than I do the sugary malts that you'd typically associate with a Triple. Other tastes of bubblegum and a blend of spices. Pretty average for a triple in my eyes but still pretty pleasant.

MF: Nothing wrong with this ale in this category it's pretty spot on, it dances on the tounge with just enough carbonation and a bit oily but that (in my eyes) is a plus. I don't feel it's worthy of a straight up 5 simply because it doesn't amaze me, it's just that nothing is wrong with it.

D: Not too bad in this category, definitely a beer for colder weather as the alcohol content does tend to warm you up quite a bit, although it's not exactly an "every weekend" type of beer either.

ChillMike, Jan 21, 2007
Photo of Suds
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a honey-colored, effervescent liquid that’s slightly hazy. The head is simply enormous: white, towering, stiff, and long-lasting. The aroma is primarily centered on malt and alcohol, followed with a little fruit (citrus and apple), rising dough, and sugar. The taste is sweet, with a sugar and pepper flavor. There’s a nice caramel flavor as well. Lots of alcohol warming. This beer has a very full body that’s tempered by the fact that it’s amazingly carbonated. The brew is a real treat.

Suds, Jan 16, 2007
Photo of mmcave
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Sams, poured into a biere de miel glass nice thick white head that dissipates into fat uneven lumps. Theres nice thin, yet dense lacing. The color is a hazy translucent blond orange, that has slight peach tones when held in-front of light. Smells of pale malt sweetness, pineapple juice, citrus no real hop sharpness, maybe a couple hidden notes of bread and an underlying yet well covered alcohol tinge.
Taste is a tinge cloying yet not too bad, starts with a big medium malt sweetness, then some sweet mild tart lemon bread, then a crispness on the swallow followed by some alcohol warmth. Flavor wise pretty malty, fruity, tasty and backed by strong alcohol boost in the after taste. Leaves a little film or residue on your tongue, which I haven't decided if I like yet, but what ever. This is definitely not a witkap style tripel and might be a little too much for some, but I think its a nice interpretation. Also the esters are a bit different than you'd find in your typical tripel mainly lack of banana, but all and all this is good enough for me to drink every now and then.

mmcave, Jan 04, 2007
Photo of LvilleIPA
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - A hazy orange color that was topped with a huge white puffy head. The lacing seems to be glued to the duvel tulip I poured it into.

Smell - Very malty with some sweetness and a bit of citrus. Also maybe a hint of sharp alcohol can be detected.

Taste - Medium bodied and very carbonated. I seem to taste a pretty good amount of alcohol too. Maybe a little too hot (or obviously high in alcohol) for my taste.

Mouthfeel - Leaves the tongue dry and arid. I've definitely had triples that weren't nearly as bold or "obnoxious".

Drinkability - wow. Had one, can't have any more. You definitely don't want to tango with alot of this stuff, especially if you drink it in the 750mL format.

LvilleIPA, Jan 03, 2007
Photo of BBM
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a cloudy golden orange out of a 25 ounce bomber into a wine glass. There was a creamy white head with nice retention and lacing. The smell was fruity, with a slight alcoholic tinge to it.

The taste was a bit overt; powerful malt, strong alcohol, and a slight bitterness. It wasn't bad, but too atringent to really appreciate the usual subtleties that come along with tripels. Mouthfeel was smooth and the finish was clean. Drinkability was decent for 10% ABV, despite the alcoholic undertone... overall it's an OK tripel, certainly not the best, but not bad.

BBM, Dec 26, 2006
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one pours out with a very thick head that doesn't disappear quick,and a nice sweet and fruity smell to it.It has a cloudy golden brown color and it has a good creamy feeling to it and has a mild sweet/bitter aftertaste and I can barely taste the alcohol in it, very smooth taste over all.

vickersspitfire, Dec 23, 2006
Photo of Optimat0r
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i was really impressed by this one, it was totally different than the higher-rated 8 and i think much better. very well balanced, the appearance is kinda light for something of this magnitude, the taste aspects have already been adequately explained, id consider this a poor-mans rochefort, cheaper and easier to get, not quite on the same level though. still this one is great tasting, and very drinkable, but yes the abv will get you.

Optimat0r, Dec 21, 2006
Photo of cypressbob
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought as a gift pack with the dubbel and blonde plus a nice tall rimmed branded glass

Pours with a deep yellow body, amber hues, hints of orange brushing in there too. Bubbly head with fair retention, not superb, very little noticable lacing

Smell, a huge whack of alcoholic fruit, estery peaches and apricots, almonds, some bananas floating about in there too.

Taste, thick and creamy alcoholic fruits, sweet but balanced nutty flavours, an almost champagne like dryness on the finish

A brilliantly complex tripel, big bold flavours all the way with this one

cypressbob, Dec 15, 2006
Photo of tempest
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been really diving into the Belgians lately and this one has really been a favorite. Beyond all else, this beer has incredible balance. American belgians often have too much sweetness or fruit. This beer is right on in still tasting like beer. It's citrus flavors with glassy hops and a touch or corriander. Clean balanced flavor with no hint of 10% abv. There are a lot of beers where I say I could drink it all night long, this is a beer I would DEMAND all night long if available. Go buy this beer now.

tempest, Dec 15, 2006
Photo of barefootbrewer
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a beautiful golden color with a thick persistent head. This is a pretty beer with nice lacing. The taste of this beer is sweet with a hint of sourness and a slight bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is full and has a delightful carbonation bite. This is a delicious beer that I would find quite drinkable.

barefootbrewer, Dec 02, 2006
Photo of wjimson
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at a local bar. Served in a chalice. The appearance is an average "Belgian". The smell is good, metallic and slightly smoky, but still average. Taste of minerals, Belgian yeast, slight fruit. Definately has a characteristic trappist drinkability. I will my eyes on the lookout for the dubble next time.

wjimson, Nov 24, 2006
Photo of dherling
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out an amber brown murky color, with a thick off white head that dissapeared quickly with no lacing. The nose has fruit (cherry), sourness, with cinnamon and close spicyness. It's rounded out by some more fruityness, apples? Has a medium body and carbonation mouthfeel. Finishes a bit too frothy in my mouth.

Compared to an earlier review, my notes on the two tastings are different enough that I think it is worth my noting here.

dherling, Nov 02, 2006
Photo of mendozozoza
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice light amber color with a huge head, nice lacing on the glass.

S: some hops with a very nice fruity undertone. hard to place really.

T: the first thing I noticed was the alcohol tingling, a slightly antiseptic flavor on the back of my tongue followed with a nice fruityness on the finish. very nice indeed.

M: a very thick beer. its carbonation makes it seem thicker than it really is, making it feel like you have some nice substance in your mouth.

D: i would drink this beer again, but definatly not in quantity. the 10% abv keeps that goal slightly out of reach. overall its a great beer, but not the best from maredsous.

mendozozoza, Oct 28, 2006
Photo of Doomcifer
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost clear golden with a huge frothy, chunky, white head which just sits there for the entire life of the beer in the glass. Leaves behind lacing galore. This here is a beaut.

Smells of fruitiness, yeast, orange peel, white grapes, some clove and coriander spices, pears, pretty complex and fruity sweet.

Taste is of more pears, coriander, clove finish, some breadiness, definite alcohol presence. Again, very complex and tasty.

Mouthfeel is reasonably thick and velvety with a high amount of carbonation which is typical for a belgian.

Being a 10% abv brew, this can only be so drinkable but I could easily, slowly, enjoy a couple of these in a night. Very tasty and refreshing. This here is a really great tripel. Funny how I never even heard or seen it until the other day when it caught my eye in some random liquor store I decided to walk into for the hell of it. I'm glad that I did.

Doomcifer, Oct 28, 2006
Photo of psinderson
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap in traditional glassware at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse.

Appearance: Nice amber color with big white head.

Smell: Malty sweet aroma with some fruit and alcohol.

Taste: Very sweet with some roasty undertones. Very mild hop character. This is one dangerous drink.

Mouthfeel: Pleasantly full-bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: As far as Belgians go, this goes down well. Even though there is some alcohol character here, it hides the 10% ABV reasonably well.

psinderson, Oct 26, 2006
Photo of drinknewbelgium
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
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 +17.4%
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 +3.3%
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 -16.7%
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 +7.2%
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 -5.6%
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 +4.6%
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 -3.8%
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
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,357 ratings.