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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,402 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 1,402
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 41
Gots: 161 | FT: 0
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Belgium

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 LvilleIPA
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Photo of BBM
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Photo of Optimat0r
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of cypressbob
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
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

Photo of tempest
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Photo of barefootbrewer
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of wjimson
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of dherling
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of mendozozoza
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of Doomcifer
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of psinderson
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of drinknewbelgium
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
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

Photo of Beertroop
4.57/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

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.

Photo of goochpunch
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Photo of HoustonTX
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of kbnooshay
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Photo of Beerzebub
4.09/5  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.

Photo of BeerSox
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of allengarvin
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
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).

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,402 ratings.