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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,373 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 39
Gots: 136 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted this bottle on 20th Oct 2005 (purchased in Amsterdam, NL). Best by date was 04 (month) 2008. Note: the label closely resembled the label as shown for Maredsous 8, not the one shown on this page.

Poured a hazy amber coloured body with a good off-white head. This head comfortably lasted drink-long, being replenished with a stream of tiny bubbles.

Smelled kind of spicy with a maltiness. Some yeast possibly noted.

Taste was quite sharp, not that complex. Malts and alcohol, maybe some cinnamon. Taste slightly overwhelmed by the quite fizzy mouthfeel. Mouthfeel also quite smooth.

Considerable yeast sediment when the stubby bottle was drained.

Drinkability: might not be a good idea to have too many of these, even if I wanted to. Possibly better with food.

Best by date suggests this brew might benefit from ageing. I prefer the Maredsous 8.

Photo of GimmeAles
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation, a stubby 11.2 oz bottle with handsome black and bronze label indicating this beer’s Benedictine origins. Had to be careful pouring this one – very lively and a careful pour still yielded a tight, gravelly, off-white, 3-finger head which developed deep pits and eventually sank to a nice, skim of foam. Hazy golden-apricot in color.

The nose is magnificent – dried apricots, cling peaches in syrup and nice herbal spiciness beg to be explored further. Light yeasty/bready notes round this out in a pleasant complexity.

The taste is also excellent – the same apricot/peach sweetness up front (as the aroma) along with some muskmellon and light yeasty flavours. The coriander, and almost peppery spiciness follow quickly and then the alcohol-warmth follows, but dissipates very quickly. A clean, dry finish. Mouthfeel is light, yet oily – very nicely balanced.

Wow, the bottle is already gone – this is a dangerous brew to have around! I’d love for my fridge to have in much greater quantity, This was paired with a grilled smoked turkey sandwich with fontina, blue-chevre, and apples – nearly heaven!

Photo of TurdFurgison
2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: Drank from a 330ml bottle (fat squat bottle Duvel Moortgat uses) poured into hotel room glass. Glass wasn't appropriate size, so I had to fill it twice.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow orange, with immense pillowy head.

Smell: Classic tripel aroma, but not strongly pungent.

Taste: Slight alcohol bite in after-taste. A bit too bitter in my opinion.

Notes: A little too harsh and biting for me. Maybe the flavors didn't match each other or something. Anyway, I probably won't try it again.

Photo of cubedbee
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle used best by 07 2007. Poured into a Duvel glass, this beer is a nice clear reddish copper with a big three fingers of foamy white head that eventually subsides to a cap. The aroma is a somewhat muted yeasty malt with hints of honey, tangerines, melons, musty hay, and a slight bit of alcohol. Taste is a dry slightly tart citrus fruitiness with a lot of peppery spiciness. Hints of vanilla, mint, and ginger ale poke through at times. Alcohol is a little evident at the end of a sip and comes out more as the beer warms. Medium bodied with a fine carbonation for a delicate creamy mouthfeel. This is a nice interesting and flavorful tripel, definitely a beer I will revisit in the future.

Photo of AlexJ
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Flying Saucer, Charlotte.

Pale, honey amber pour with a 1 inch pure white head that holds nicely and leaves crusty strips of lace.

Aroma is a bit subdued for this style. Honey, light fruits, pinapple, mint, pear, yeast, and alcohol.

Flavor improves on the nose, but only slightly. Honey and caramalts, light florals, golden fruits, peppery spice, yeast, and spicey hops that are more pronounced than the bottled version. Alcohol is definately noticable. Nice flavor, just muted.

Body is just shy of medium. Mouthfeel is soft and slick with a smooth mouthfeel.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my official Maredsous glass to review...the world is a beautiful place!

Appearance: There is an interesting vortex action going on in the glass at first pour that is actually making the head grow over a few minutes to start trying to come out of the glass. This is persistent, and keeps me from being able to drink the beer for a few minutes until it finally starts to settle. Other than this, the beer is a pretty clear orange golden color, though it is hard to tell the clarity through all of the bubbles rising. The head poured about an inch thick at first pour, and is now about 2 inches thick due to the expansion.

Aroma: Smelling the side of the foam, I can pick up a fair amount of citrus along with a bit of subtle spiciness. The spiciness is becoming more apparent as it warms. This is all mixing with some sugary sweet aromatics that make this beer smell a bit like an exotic candy.

Taste: My first taste gave me a bit of a tart impression along with the fruit and spices. There is a good bit of alcohol noticeable in the flavor that wasn't initially in the aroma. The flavor starts out with some candy-like sweetness to go along with the citrus and tang. It reminds me a tad of Lemon drops. There are some hops coexisting with the alcohol that is noticeable as it warms.

Opinion: This is a really tasty beer, and I am glad that I finally tried it as my first beer of the evening because I normally have this beer after 5-6 others when the bar has it on tap. It is much sweeter than I remember it. I think that it is very palatable, though I prefer my Tripels a bit more on the sour/citrusy side. This may not be the classic example of the style, but this is my opinion section. I have been drinking this beer for quite some time, but after this official tasting, I am sure that I will be getting it again in the future. It is a very nice beer!

Photo of Citadel82
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce Bottle. Spirits Unlimited -Red Bank.

The appearance is gorgeous. A beautiful dense white head that lasts and laces all the way down the glass. The color is a unique copper-orange that is slightly cloudy.

The smell is of yeast, malts, sweet fruit, and mucho alcohol, and as it warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced.

The taste is a fine example of a Belgian "Dark" triple. green pepper, coriander, an spicy - piney -leafy- hops form complex layers that are quite enticing. A moderate sweetness balances the very noticeable 10% alcohol.

I think it will be interesting to taste this along side a Duvel to see what the grain bill used does to the taste.

I will definitely buy again. Though with the temperature hovering in the high nineties I will wait for November I think..

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caged & corker from Circle Liquors for $9. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale hue topped with a pillowy ivory head cap that settles with a statuesque demeanor and loaded with champagne bubbles rising to the surface. Thick mean glass coating with a frothy vanilla lace. Final pour is loaded with sea monkey scrod chunckers getting blown around by the effervescent bubbles.

Bright vigorous nose of zesty yeast and dough. Quite a brisk nose of raisins and pears.

First swigs: Dry chardonnay and ginger ale. Spicy notes of nutmeg and some cinnamon. Maybe it's just my imagination but the Duvel yeast is detectable. Vanilla and 'nilla wafer flavors. Slightly gin like. The dough and nutmeg are pronounced. Aftertaste is a linger of dry ginger and root beer.

Medium bodied with a frothy foamy feel. A touch warm in the gullett.

Last swigs: Slight root beer and ginger tripel. Impressive eyecandy and scents. Quite the dry tripel.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

Photo of ypsifly
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corked and caged 750 best before 05/07, pored into a chalice.

Tall white head over hazy peach. It threatens to rise over the rim but keeps its place. Interesting wispy to lumpy lace rings the inside of the glass.

Dry fruits make up most of the nose. Bitter citrus and melon. Slight musty dirt and yeast aroma.

Continues to be dry and citric when tasted. Lemon and grain, somewhat astingent with peppery alcohol in the end. Lingering after taste of juice from a lemon past its prime and a suggestion of chalky yeast. Not bad, but this could be a lot better in complexity, and at times, balance.

The mouthfeel is moderate. It does seem a bit subdued by the carbonation and citric/bitter flavors. I'm not impressed, and at $7.99+ a bottle I'd rather spend the $$ on something better.

Photo of cokes
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL. Best before 20 10 06.
Lightly smudged brassy orange with a styrofoam dome of puffy eggshell fueled by ejactulating vents of carbonation.
Nose of powder-sugared mangoes, bread dough, star fruit, kiwi, and oatmeal, with a lilac, lavender, and rose petal florality.
Begins with a staunch graininess of white bread and cracker pils malts. It seeps sweeter. Flaked maize and candy sugar. For a second, aside from it's texture, it could nearly be malt liquor. Cracks of black pepper, coriander seed, and tarragon. It ends with a lightning strike of white rum heat, belittling an otherwise alluring conmixture of springtime blossoms and stems.
Gasesous, yet creamy in the mouth. And aside from the extra heat-related sting, this is precisely the mouthfeel I want in a Tripel. (and of all style-related aspects, this is the one I'm most keen on, so feel goes a long way here).
A bold version for sure, and bordering on uncouth. Knock this down a peg, strength-wise, and we'd be looking at something very, very special. The intangibles are there, the tangibles ain't.

Photo of Dithyramb
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle with slightly different label than pictured. Purchased a week or so ago from Shawan Liquors here in Baltimore, don't remember the price. Best before 02/2007 clearly ink jetted on the back label and triple proudly shown on the front.

Pours a cloudy peach with a frothy white head and heavy, uniformly bubbled carbonation. The head was 2 1/2 fingers thick, long lasting, and left some substantial lacing.

Aroma of pineapple, cloves, yeast, molasses and alcohol.

Sugary, alcohol laden citrus, with spicy/herbal hops in the finish. As it warms, it mellows. The yeast and sugar try in vain to tame the alcohol. Like 'em more ninja style, like the recent Unibroue tastings.

Medium mouthfeel is boisterous with a tingly carbonation.
Finishes an alcohol soaked cotton candy. Definitely drinkable, but the alcohol bites in and takes a bit with it.

Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A gift from Joj upon the moveout. I think this was purchased during his trip to Belgium, December 2003 (so aged since then).

A brown-orange brew with a single finger of foamy head. A very pungent aroma, full of yeast, Belgian sugars, fruit (particularly peach), and a hint of farmhouse. The taste is dominated by alcohol, but not in a bad way. It's warm and drinkable, with a hint of sweetness wrapped around the alcohol so it is quite astringent but not oppresive. Peppery, dry, and wheaty, with some hops, too.

All in all, it's pretty good.

Photo of IceAce
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden / orange with agressive carbonation. Two+ fingers of dense foam are in constant resupply mode from the CO² streamers eminating from nucleation points along the bottom of the glass. Clarity (sans yeast) is outstanding.

The nose is dominated by alcohol phenols with a dried fruit (grapes?) and yeasty backdrop.

Entry is top-heavy with fizzy carbonation, settling into a midtaste of husky grains and burnt sugar. The finish begins with a second flurry of zippy CO² followed closely by a malt fade (short) and a yeast fade (long) in which the alcohol sems to rise in the back of the throat.

Not the best Tripel ever made...but far, far from the worst.

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've rated this one before from the smaller bottle... I think an 11.2 ounce bottle.
That review pretty much holds true but it seems the corked 750mL bottle is even tastier and richer. Still amazingly smooth for a 10% alcohol brew.
Hopefully I'll get to try this out from the tap; I think I found a belgian beer bar that offers this that way.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle, best by 05/2007. Poured out to a slighly cloudy and hazy golden amber colour, slightly like caramel. Citrus and fruity scents were present, as well as a touch of a dough-like quality was noted. A well crafted head left a slight lace around the glass. Near perfect carbonation. Flavors were overtoned by the high alcohol content (10%), and were marked with tastes of sour citrus, grain, yeast and hops. Finished with a slighly sticky sweet aftertaste. Not an amazing beer by any standard, but nothing to turn your nose up at. Worth a try.

Photo of Mitchster
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, 10% ABV, $7.99. Best before 5/2007.

Pours out to a semi-hazy orange-light caramel, forming a very tall peaking, whipped beige head with absolutely amazing retention (on subsequent tastings of this brew, letting it sit for 1/2 hour does nothing to head. It stays up near the rim of the glass) and beautiful lacing. This is a very good looking brew. Strongly carbonated, forming eddies of streamers and creating a self-perpetuating peaked head. Aroma of cloves, apples, pineapple, light banana, faint alcohol. Mouthfeel is effervescent and spritzy with an astringent finish and powdery medium body. Begins with a firmly sweet malt and candi sugar body, cloves, apples and pineapples, followed by strong isopropyl alcohol presence, medium-firm plain chemical bitterness, distant metals, some huskiness and a quite astringent peppery finish for the style. Alcohol is at times harsh and overwhelming. As it warms, the alcohol is so dense, it takes on a Jack Daniels character in the nose. Firm swirling in a chalice brings out some interesting subtle basement and barnyard character that I didn't notice at first. At room temp, it's still enjoyable.

Not terribly well-balanced for the style and a bit over the top, but still a delicious brew. The alcohol is a touch boisterous and the chemical bitterness and astringency hamper it's drinkability. The spiciness from the yeast and the combination of the alcohol leads to some serious heartburn. Needs some work to hold up to all the other great triples out there, but I would drink it again for a more reasonable price.

Photo of dgallina
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the bottle a slightly hazy peach color with a very large foamy white head and nice lacing. Smells both fruity and dry; lightly toasted grains combined with citrus and spice. Tastes somewhat dry and astringent initially, but the citrus fruitiness really comes forward as the beer warms. Develops significant tartness, spice, and hop dryness in the finish. Good medium body with excellent carbonation.

A bold triple with an appealing interplay of sweet and tart flavors. Very nice if you like somewhat sour beers.

Photo of SilentSabre
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This one's not bad. Poured a cloudy orange colour with a craggy, deeply pitted foamy head that really stuck to the sides of my glass. The smell was mostly malt and yeast, though it was pleasant and not at all offensive or over powering. The brewers of this stuff did a marvelous job concealing the 10.00%abv. Even in the taste, while a bit sweet and very heavy, the strong alcohol present isn't at all evident. Nice and smooth, this one has just the right amount of carbonation and is easy to drink, even if big Belgians aren't your thing. A wonderful choice for the style.

Photo of WesWes
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a refreshingly light, yet malty scent that boasts primarily of pale malts and Belgian ale yeast. It seems a bit dry and warm, although it hides the 10% abv. well. The taste is awesome as well. It has a dry, pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes a bit warm and slightly tart. It also has an earthy flavor to it. I really like the grain bill on this one. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very delicious beer. It has good flavor and aroma; a great drinker, despite it's elevated abv. .

Photo of Fish113d
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle and chilled to about 50 degrees in a tulip glass, it pours a thick, hazy, apricot/butterscotch color with an inch of spongy, thick head that tends to cling to the glass for quite some time. I gave this beer a good 10-15 minutes to warm a bit to room temp.

Aroma is a complicated mix of malt, sugar, and apricots. Alcohol hits the nose a bit and kills some of the aroma.

A bit of sweet carameliness possible, but nothing too exciting. Taking the first sip, slight caramel with fruit tones and some sugary citrus tones. Alcohol kills some flavor and hits my palete on the swallow.

Mouthfeel is not bad; sharp stingy carbonation hits right away but then quickly becomes a bit drying by the finish.

Overall, i paid WAY TOO MUCH for this bottle ($6.50) and I was a bit disappointed with it. Not the worst, but definitely not worth the moohlah!

Photo of mgdeth
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Massive head from just a slight pour. Golden color. Just a little haze from the yeast. Good lace.

Smell - There is a faint apple-like smell to this beer. No hops, which is good for a tripel. Background sweetness presents itself more as the beer warms.

Taste - Common tripel spiciness is there, but the phenolic aspect is a bit overdone. It has an apple taste that matches the smell (closer to green apple). There is also some sweetness coupled with the apple flavor. Background bitterness suggests only enough hops to balance the beer. I also detect a slightly astrincency in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Thick and creamy body. Carbonation is high, but not fizzy.

Drinkability - Not difficult to drink, but not easy either. There is too much going on in the flavor to drink this in great quantities.

Comments - A good tripel. A little too phenoic for my tastes, but worth a try.

Photo of gbontrag
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

golden with a hazy orange shadow. Lofty froth holds for a good long while teasing. It slowly drops to beer meringue and lives long and prospers with an aroma of grass and spicy, mildewy yeast.
Quick caramel melts across the palate giving into a mellow sourness like wheat grass, and wee tonic bitterness. Reminds me of eating nasturtiums. It has a sweet and peppery palate with a raw honey, or bee pollen twist. This really jumps around the palate interestingly. Sweet, sour, floral, bitter. There's spicy yeast hanging out on the corner.

Photo of TheJudge
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light burnt orange color, witha a small white head that does not hold. There is a strong fruity smell...grape, perhaps?... and malt. There is also a notable yeast aroma. Taste is very nice. It flows over the tongue, well balanced, decent hop finish, not overly sweet. Very nice.

It is, however, a little too bubbly. The alcohol bites the tongue and mouth, detracting from teh overall sensations. The alcohol comes through too much for this to be a session beer, and does detract from the overall scores.

Photo of HogHill
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice stubby 33cl bottle. 10% for a Tripel leans on the strong side for this style.
Poured a translucent orange golden mass with some red hues. About a half of an inch of white suds on the top. Looks nice, more yeast slurry than most bottle fermented brews, I like that.
Taste and aroma both reflected a belgian yeast flavor, banana from the esters.
Dry with pepper notes on the finish. Taste improved as it warmed up.

Overall this was an above average tripel, with a pretty good price at $2.50 a bottle.

Photo of Wonka
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 Fl. Oz.
330 ml
10% Alc./Vol.
Use best before: 04 2007
Purchased at Shawan Liquors in Hunt Valley, MD

heavy burst of air at opening; poured very slowly to hold back particulates

Appearance – light orange-brown, slightly clouded body; crisp white head starts strong, pulls back and holds in a minor fashion through the life; reasonable lace

Smell – big yeast; solid malts; Pilsner grainy; a bit hoppy

Taste – somewhat spicy pop early; a unique dose of caramel, banana and butterscotch intevenes with smoothness mid to late and remains in the aftertaste, some spice and metallic hit late

Mouthfeel – good medium body for a tripel; a bit astringent; the carbonation barges in and sets up a light sting early that flushes a bit of the palate, pulling it away from focusing on the flavor; the alcohol pulls back eventually; crisp, dry end

Drinkability – The feel and taste need to settle a bit

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.