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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,313 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 38
Gots: 105 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002)
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Photo of alexAK
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance-wise I've nothing to gripe about this beer. Clearly defined head, and a dark glazed-orange appearance. On first pour the carbonation was a little agressive, so I let it sit for awhile, and now it's at a pretty standard level.

Aroma reminds me of typical belgian yeasts and hops, fairly well balanced, and pretty much what I'd expect. The taste though is not very clearly defined I can definately taste the alcohol a little. There's very much a "Belgian quality" to the beer, but it's not one I find overwhelmingly pleasant. Still there's a rounded character, that becomes present after the first drink.

Considering the high abv, this beer is fairly drinkable, but I've had much smoother drinks, even for the style. Something to take a little slowly. Not a bad effort, but there are better Belgians at the import price.

alexAK, Dec 10, 2004
Photo of edchicma
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden yellow with a pillowy head that laces nicely. Smell is grassy, spicy citrusy. Taste is tart, citrusy...makes you pucker...alcohol is there. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Dryness, dryness, dryness is everywhere...pucker up...not unpleasant though. I don't know if I would want more than one in a sitting...a bit too "pukery"

edchicma, Oct 17, 2004
Photo of Paddez
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of nice looking 33cl bottle. The beer is yellow/orange coloured and has a large, thick head that is pretty obstinate. Nice lacing too.
The smell is fruity, malty and pretty sweet. Tardness, sweetness, malts and spices all come together in a wonderful,complex mix in the taste. The mouthfeel is nice: the 10% leaves a pleasant, warming feeling, although the carbonation may be a bit over the top for some.
Srill not quite as good as the 8° imho and there are defnitely better tripels out there. Still, a very nice and solid abbey tripel.

Paddez, Oct 07, 2004
Photo of GClarkage
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in September 2004 from the tap at the Toronado in SF. Was expecting to drink a clone of the Maredsous 8, but with a bit more kick to it. Well, what I got was a total different beer. It poured a total different color. More of a clear amber color rather than the dark color that the 8 pours. A nice head, about the same as the 8 and even better beautiful lacing. Smells much sweeter than the 8. Taste almost like we are getting into a sour flemish beer territory. Kind of a tart fruity taste. Don't sense any of the nutty or coffee tastes like I did with the 8. The alcohol hides very nicely, but you can tell it's there as you keep drinking. IMO opinion, this is definitely better than the 8. But then again, they are total different beers as I found out. So, maybe to each his own taste buds. They are both great. This one happens to be my fav Maredsous though. YUM!

GClarkage, Oct 01, 2004
Photo of beerceller99
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The 75 cl. bottle pours an amber colored fluid with a foamy white, lingering head. Nice lacing on the glass. Has a very peppery, spicy orange peel smell. Slightly sweet, fruity, spicy, bready taste. Has a nice bite to the mouthfeel. Finishes dry with a strong hop alcohol bitterness.

Definitely a triple worth visiting again.

beerceller99, Sep 29, 2004
Photo of garymuchow
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mark at Corners for this sample.
Marked best before 11-05

Aroma is candy sweet malt aroma, followed by a spicy/sweet phenol. Nice sharp sourness. A little alcohol. Richness increased as warms.
Lots of cloudy setiment floating in dark amber. Small, but creamy and steady head.
Flavors immediately shows a nice complexity. Awash wiht different taste experiences. Sweet pleasing ruity start. Pleasing sharp bite (not excessive). More fruit as it passes across the tongue (orange). Alcohol pretty subtle considering the strenth. Very good complexity to the fruitiness.
Rather soft sondidering the bite.
I like this. I liked this a lot.

garymuchow, Sep 26, 2004
Photo of paterlodie
2.88/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not knowing this beer I took it with me to try& taste it cause I heard so many good thing about it. After I smelled it I got disappointed. A very sweet and by far fresh arome got into my mouth witch was not hard to smell cause the foam was gone in a second. Taste was ( far too) sweet and also straw like with some bitterness followed. Unbelivable that this comes from Duvel that is one of my favorite beers!

paterlodie, Sep 21, 2004
Photo of ngandhi
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aged and served at cellar temp, this corked and caged 750 is a sight to behold in the glass with a perfect butterscotch color and a three finger head that laces and recedes to a thick sheet above the beer.

Up front flavors of banana and maraschino cherries behind a sharply phenolic, bready nose. As the beer warms, the alcohol comes to dominate and gives off flavors and aromas of overattenuated barleywine.

Even with the alcohol becoming more than obvious after a few minutes in the glass, the balance is extraordinary. The alcohol becomes a well-rounded flavor in its own right and melds nicely with the slight sharpness of grain and fruit.

The dry, hoppy finish cleans this beer up and grows slightly vegetal. Lemony, tonic notes from the beautifully aged hops are a near-perfect match for the mildly fruity yeast.

Relax, relax.
ng

ngandhi, Sep 16, 2004
Photo of pezoids
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 07/2006 on the label.

This beer poured a golden orange color. The beer contains a torrent of carbonation and activity. Particulates are pushed around by the heavy carbonation like some kind of bubble lemming stampede. Is this the first time the word lemming has been used in a beer review? I bet it is. Topping the beer off is a large and lively head off eggshell foam. Well, on to the aroma. Very nice. Spicy and strong. Smells almost like a Jolly Roger hard candy dissolved into a shot of Cap’n Morgans spiced Rum. The alcohol is surely apparent. The taste is sweet and somewhat spicy with creamy spices mixed together with a sweet malt body. The finish nearly gives me the whiskey shakes. But, overall is clean for such a strong beer. This is easy to drink and just as easy to enjoy.

pezoids, Sep 10, 2004
Photo of woemad
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz (330ml) bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane. I forget what I paid for it.

Poured a color somewhere between gold and amber, with a big foamy white head. Lots of lace.

Smell was of tangy fruits and mild spices.

Taste was of sweet and mildly tart fruits and sugary candy. Neither aspect let the other get the upper hand. At the finish, there was a slight tart dryness. A tasty tripel!

Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from from a well-made tripel. While not as thin as, say, a wit beer, this is nowhere near as full-bodied as a beer novice would expect a beer with 10%abv to be. Mine had spent around 3 months after purchase waiting to be consumed, so the carbonation was probably a little less than when brand new.

This is a very drinkable beer for it's alcoholic strength. It goes down quite easily. I think it would be a trifle too sweet to make a decent session brew, however great it is in one serving. But who the hell drinks Belgian tripels as a session brew, anyway?

woemad, Aug 29, 2004
Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle

Pours a cloudy copper with amber hues and a firm white head about an inch high that leaves a nice lace. Aromas smell of sweet candy sugar with a bit of wheat.. There's also a slight bananaish aroma and maybe just a bit of clove. Initially flavors are nice and sweet, with the candy sugar really pulling through. There are also some nice fruity esters leaving a nice banana and almost melon like quality. A nice wheaty flavor also makes its way into the picture with a sharp bite from the carbonation. This brew finishes still a bit fruity with some lemony zest characteristics, also some clove in the mix and just a bit more of a wheat flavor. Overall this beer is medium bodied and has a nice complex flavor to it.

This particular bottle has been cellared for about 8-9 months now and I think its truly taken a bit of an edge off the carbonation and allowed a more full flavor of this brew to shine through. This beer fresh I would rate about a 3.5 but something just worked by putting this one in storage for a bit.

bigbeerdrinka, Aug 21, 2004
Photo of kosmoraios
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What a wonderful beer. I am a big fan of Duvel, whose company, Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV, also brews this beer. I figured the 10% alcohol would make this beer a bit stronger than it is.

Pours a perfect golden color out of the corked 750ml bottle. Myriad bubbles rise from the middle of my Duvel tulip glass. Quite a substantial head that lasts the length of your drinking experience. Smell is a bit floral with some honeysuckle and hops. Taste is superb - a very complex, well balanced beer that makes your mouth tingle. All in all a must try beer.

kosmoraios, Aug 07, 2004
Photo of Sigmund
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(33 cl bottle, now available in Norway). Deep golden to amber colour, large head. Very nice aroma of dried and ripe fresh fruits and herbs, yeast, malts, oak and pipe tobacco. Flavour is spicy with an alcoholic warmth (no surprise at 10% ABV), elements of dried fruits, medicinal herbs and brown candy sugar. Herbal aftertaste. A very good beer that packs a real punch.

Sigmund, Aug 02, 2004
Photo of CharlesRiver
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darker than other tripels that I have had. More of a light amber color than a dark yellow. Huge off white head that lasts. The 330 ml bottle started to overflow as soon as I cracked the cap. The smell is sharp and spicy. Extremely effervesant. The first thing I notice is now creamy this beer is smooth and mellow in the beginning. The alcohol seems to come out more towards the ending and aftertaste. As does something a bit bitter as well. I also pick up hints of caramel and honey. Very warming. Probably not my best selection for the day as the temp in my house is about 85 degrees. A very good beer that I will try again.

CharlesRiver, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of Morris729
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden amber color with a tall fluffy white head and a strong stream of bubbles racing upward from the bottom center of the glass. Nose is quite floral with notes of honeysuckle and orange blossoms along with a bit of clove. Moderate in body with a very lively and zesty texture due to the strong active carbonation. Taste begins with sweet candied sugar along with some tropical fruit followed by notes of dry grains and yeast. Spicy hops help to balance things out towards the finish along with a bit of alcohol. A pretty nice brew and quite drinkable considering the 10% ABV.

Morris729, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before Date 08.05.06, Sampled July 2004
Pours with a fluffy off white head that sits atop a well carbonated hazy orange gold beer. The aroma is yeasty, spicy and sharp with notes of grass, soft vanilla, and herbs. The taste is sweet up front and in the finish as well. The middle though, is sharp with a carbonic bite and a foaming tongue. The flavors I get from this beer run the gamut; from vanilla to hay, cider, yeasty/ bready, herbs, and alcohol. As this beer warms up a bit it begins to develop some funky complexity in the nose; a funky farmhouse cheese seems to have been suddenly dipped in my beer. The alcohol starts to become quite apparent in the nose as well. Visually this beer leaves some nice Belgian lacing as I work my way through the first glass of this 750ml bottle. This is quite an enjoyable Triple, I would highly recommend it to any Triple or Belgian beer lovers. If I would have to find a fault, I would say that it is just not quite complex enough to make it world class, but this is a rather weak complaint.

Gueuzedude, Jul 28, 2004
Photo of Crosling
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at Hall's Beer Tavern in Paris, France.

Light Brown.

Lovely aroma. Sweet, like sugars, big caramel and other fruit notes, mainly lemon, herbs, apples and watermelon seeds.

Front is mild, slightly spicy with notes of white peppers. Mid-palate is fruity with notes of cinnamon, apples and plums. On the finish the beer fades but then comes back and gives way to an exceptional finish with notes of nuts, toffee and cherries.

Moorgat's beers though not phenomenal, are usually pretty impressive, especially for such a large brewery.

Crosling, Jul 22, 2004
Photo of scottum
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Duvel Cafe in Stockholm.

Served a clear amber with an off-white head. So beautiful of a beer. Blends of the fruity, spicey, and malty flavors are crusing through the glass. Some sweet, but not too much. It all works fine because the balance is brillant. Beer this good should be imported to the states. Wherrre is the 9.5%? Not in the flavor, that is for sure.

scottum, Jun 21, 2004
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml brown glass bottle, with a similar label as the 12 ounce bottle depicted in the BA Database, only larger of course. Dot Matrix Inked Best Before Date of 12 08 06 L12/41 08:11. Listed as 10% Alc/Vol. Cork, capped and caged, the knobbled cork was easily extracted by hand but had no visible date on it. Recommended to serve at 6-10°C (42 - 50°F). Produced by Moortgat under license from the Abbey of Maredsous which is near Dinant. Ironically, this 10% ABV beer is imported by a company based in Texas of all places!!

Appearance: Poured into a tall Ourdaller Glass from Luxembourg, it proved to be an excellent choice as the carbonation levels in the M-10 were high, the height of the glass helped to retain the expansive expanding frothy head. The bone-white head raced up the tall sides of the glass and as it settles it leaves the most awesome lacing atop a medium golden body that has a pseudo-Pilsner look about it.

Nose: Thick alcoholic malts ring the spicy hops that punctuate the aromas on this one. Raw grain Pilsner malts and pungent yeasts fill the gaps left by the spicy hops. It is strong in taste but not in an impressive way.

Taste: Strong malt backbone fills the beers body, the rest is left to be sorted by the alcohol, but the spicy hops manage to balance the malts that peak in the back end. This beer has a classic Triple feel yet the spices are low in strength whilst the alcohol is higher than usual.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation in the M-10 is way above average but incredibly well dispersed and never offensive. Incredibly smooth and rather creamy at times.

Drinkability: A very drinkable Belgian Triple. The 10% is well hidden but it never hides completely, if that makes sense.

Overall: Not the best Triple on the market, but certainly not the worst!

TheLongBeachBum, Jun 20, 2004
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Although I've never had the Maredsous 6, the 8 is clearly a dubbel and the 10 is even marked on the U.S. label as a Triple. It pours a clear (unless the lees are disturbed), deep-golden body beneath a massive, rocky head of just slightly off-white foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves wide walls of lace about the glass. The nose is clean and restrained with just some yeasty fruitiness and the slightest hint of sweet malt to entice you to drink. The body is medium and mildly crisp across the palate leaving it very accessible but lacking in zest. The flavor is surprisingly full given the fact that the aroma seems reigned in; and it delivers a lightly candyish malt upfront that somehow dries as it crosses the palate to leave a dry and hoppy, spicy finish. Bitterness, hop flavor, and alcohol toss and tumble in the lingering aftertaste; but overall dryness and an herbal/spicy hoppiness win out in the end. Superb! The 10% alcohol by volume is astonishingly well-heeled; and this beer (not unlike their best known Duvel) can come around to whack you in the back of the head. Brilliant! An amazingly quaffable beer given its strength. Perfectly polished and ready to partake... go get one!!!!

NeroFiddled, Jun 14, 2004
Photo of filabrazilia
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-clear copper with a thick billowy white head that leaves behind generous clouds of lace.

There is a slightly spciy element that mixes with the yeast and alcohol.

A little one-dimensional on the flavor. There is a hint of spice and alot of alcohol in the mouth. This, IMO, is not as balanced or as flaovrful as the 8. I have to say I was disappointed with the taste of this beer.

This is pretty thin for such a big beer. There is a sting of carbonation and alcohol in the finish that seems amatuerish for a Trippel.

I am not thrilled with this beer and would have liked for a more subdued alcohol quality and better balance. This would not be my first choice for a Trippel.

filabrazilia, May 30, 2004
Photo of donnebaby
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Milky rootbeer float head over a pretty clear orange body. Ringed lacing remains as the foam goes down. The smell has big notes of raisins and alcohol, with a salty touch. Apples and pears.

The taste bounces ya around a little. A quick sweet carbonation blast greets that turns out to be spicy and astrigent. An excellent hop injection quickly jumps right out from the back of the mouth to counter with the malts. Lasting hops in an otherwise clean finish.

I found this to be quite a drinkable tripel. I think I expected far more alcohol than I got. The hops cover it well I feel. Especially as it warms. Compared to other tripels I've had, this one's taste seemed lacking, as did the mouthfeel.

Maredsous 6 is where it's at!

donnebaby, May 24, 2004
Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very pleasant beer, although not the best Tripel I've ever had.

The pour is dark but not very cloudy, on the most part translucid. reddish tones to it, a head that holds. The smell, abundant in malt and spices, hides the alcohol well enough.

The taste is very rich in spices, but at first seems to have more in common with beers like kwak. It is very hot (as in the mouthfeel) and carbonated, making it very pleasant. The alcohol is slightly perceivable as well. very nice.

Andreji, May 14, 2004
Photo of stcules
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange in colour, with a creamy and pillowy head, very persistent. Maybe some big bubbles on the sides.
The smell: orange flowers, and yeast in big evidence. Then a hint of pear (family hint...), and camomile.
In the taste the pear is more evident. Then again camomile, and a 'itchy' note, not easy to define.
Medium body.
In the aftertaste, pear again, vanilla, maybe melon. Fruity. A final comeback of bitter, well defined.

stcules, May 12, 2004
Photo of Brent
3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Simply too heavy-handed. A blunt wave of alcohol washes out whatever flavors might be there at first. Eventually I was able to pick out some other notes - a bit of tart white wine, a little yeasty mustyness, but, overall, this was pretty undistinguished.

Brent, May 04, 2004
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.