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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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685 Reviews

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Reviews: 685
Hads: 1,486
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 57
Gots: 248 | 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 The_Stav
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Caution, this is my first Tripel. (Thanks Dean.) It was wonderful to try, and the complexity was fun to taste. Break this out for your beer snob friends to impress them.

Appearance - a nice orange shade brew

Smell - Fruity, citrus

Taste & Mouthfeel - very complex fruity ale flavor up front. Enough carbonation. Oddly, the citrus and high ABV reminded me of cough syrup for just an instant, but that quickly passed. There was quite a warmth at the end and a clean finish.

It reminded me of a complex wine with new flavors every second.

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Photo of FLima
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber orange color with one finger beige thick head with decent retention and leaving some laces.
Interesting that it has a malty aroma for a Tripel, even though it is mild. Notes of caramels, oranges and a light peach and apple juice.
Elegant flavor of pears, lemon, white grapes, some herbal, green apples, just a bit of condiments, candi sugar and caramel malt. Very dry aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 10% abv matches perfectly to the beer.
A friendly Tripel with a milder tartness and condiments, but still with a dangerously hidden alcohol punch. I do prefer their Blonde and Bruin versions, though.

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Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Ochre/deep gold body with an isabelline/beige head.

Aroma: Pears, apples, quince, light spice, and musty Belgian yeast - all caried by a rather strong alcohol nose.

Taste: Peaches, grapes, and what I would best describe as 'burnt apples'. While the taste itself quickly dissipates, a strong alcoholic finish does linger for a bit.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a smooth finish.

Overall: I love it; possibly the best Tripel I have had...so far, at least - but if you are a fan of Tripels, try this.

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Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the SAQ QC for $9

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Cloves, breads/grains, pears/grapes

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves, and pears/grapes. There is also almond/coconut like flavour and a peppery finish.

Overall - A very solid beer. Some interesting flavours and the alcohol is very well hidden. Maybe not a world class brew but still tasty and worth trying.

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Photo of Babbage78
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice light amber with a fairly dense finger and a half head. Aroma is more subdued that i had expected, but still carries the traditional belgian must. The taste is definitely more complex than the aroma, I get heavy dark fruit and a surprising amount of sweetness for the mouth feel. I'd say that the body is pretty much perfect, dry but still substantial.

Definitely a sipping beer but subtle enough to over-indulge

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass as well as some honey + apricot colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized quarter finger tall dense cap surrounded by a mottled thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruits (apple + pear), stone fruits (peach), and floral hops. Light to moderate aromas of slightly spicy Belgian yeast and hints of alcohol.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts with some light to moderate flavors of light (apple + pear) and stone (peach) fruits that add a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of slightly spicy Belgian yeast with light flavors of floral hops. Light amounts of alcohol and bitterness in the finish but it does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with some light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish. Hints of alcohol warming.

O: Slightly sweeter than I expected for a tripel based on the other examples that I have enjoyed recently (also very highly rated ones). Nice amounts of complexity and all of the flavors and aromas are quite harmonious. Fairly easy to drink but definitely a sipper.

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Photo of dbell23
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a stubby 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Freshness date two years out. Slight white head with decent lacing. Amber color that does not look like a Tripel.

Very subdued aroma. Smells kind of like Duvel which is certainly not a bad thing but not really like a Tripel. No yeasty chalkiness that I look for in a Tripel. Again subdued, not the typical Tripel aroma that I like.

If I didn't know that this was a Tripel I wouldn't know it from the taste. It tastes like a variation of Duvel. Again, not a bad thing. No real fruity yeastiness of a Tripel. Really nice taste but not a Tripel. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is all Duvel. Crisp, very little aftertaste and very Duvel like. Nice but not the smoothness that you sometimes get from a Tripel.

Overall a really good beer and the 10% abv doesn't hurt. I wouldn't know it was a Tripel in a blind taste test but a really good beer. My high ratings are because it is a really good beer not a good Tripel.

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Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a stubby brown bottle into my Chimay goblet. Slightly hazy amber color with a big white bubbly head. Decent retention for a Tripel and some random bands of lacing on the glass.

Aromas is fairly good. Light fruit (apples and pears), some banana and a little black pepper.

Flavor is more of the same, a bit lacking in Belgian yeast but still tasty and light with a little honey prominent in the taste as well as the other ingredients.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. No hint of the 10% abv. Goes down very easy, with the honey and sweetness as mart of the mix.

A good, but not great Tripel.

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Photo of LVituri
4.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Mais uma cerveja que eu resolvi esquecer tudo que li sobre ela, para tirar a minha própria verdade. Na garrafa ela já havia me surpreendido, mas nada se comparou a prová-la na pressão. Foi uma experiência única, uma cerveja poderosa, encorpada e de personalidade incrível. Algo inesquecível.

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Photo of SavvyStudent
2.91/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours amber with small head of foam. darker than anticipated
S: rotting wood, mustiness, coriander
T: Extremely dry and nothing of note that I could pick up
M: Sits long on your mouth with a heavy mouthfeel. The flavor soured as it sat on my tongue.
O: Didn't really enjoy this one as much as I first anticipated. It sat long and dry in my mouth and didnt really have any smell/taste that I enjoyed

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Copper color with a off white head that left some lace
S-Pear or green apple aroma with some spice background
T-Had a funky spice taste, and some fruit like flavor at first that turned into a grassy like aftertaste that turn out to be a sweet, spice finish
M-Medium body and medium carbonation
O-did not taste the alcohol like I thought I would, and got some taste in this tripel that I had not had before

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Photo of jlindros
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 6/19/15

Pours a nice 1 finger bubbly foamy fizzy head that fades quickly though, then slows halfway to a crawl, a nice coppery auburn slightly tan colored beer crystal clear, decent lacing left on the glass as well.

Nose is exactly what I expect for such a traditional old belgian tripel, a mix of great malts and sweets, with a hint of fruit and burnt sugars that borders into oude bruin style, some burnt sugars, caramelized candy, some dark fruity aromas with a little candied plum like and even mild sour dark fruit, with fruity esters, etc, mixed with the candy, toasty brown malts, faint booze, and that typical earthy belgian like yeast aroma.

Taste continues, starts with tingly booze actually, little fusel alcohol with some phenols right out, as well as the sweet characters, candied caramel, toffee, candi sugar, and little molasses candy like. Mild toasty brown malts as well, mild biscuit, the typical Belgian brown malt flavor. Fruits again as well, this time more fig like, little date, but candied plums again too, mild fruity esters, etc. A mild bitterness cuts through with some mild grassy hop like characters, but I think that comes more from the phenols. Finish is drier than expected but a little candy flavor lingering, not sticky though, lots more phenolic fusel alcohol burn and flavors, bit more dark fruit and candy toffee.

Mouth has lots of fluffy carbonation make it very effervescent and pops well, but gets in the way, med to fuller bod but not as syrupy as I expected for the sweet characters, lots of fusel tingly warming booze.

Overall nice, almost a staple for a good strong Belgian beer, has all the nice components, but the booze and carbonation get in the way a little too much to really make it nice.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Unibroue chalice.

A: Clear golden color. Big rocky white head retains very well. Lacing adds patchy little clumps.

S: Sweetish and biscuity golden malts. Honeyed. Very fruity with forward scents of pear and apple blossom. Yeast adds vague spicy aromatics and a touch of yeasty dough. Alcohol is very well hidden.

T: Honeyed malt base. Apple juice and pear. Light peppery phenols. Church incense. Dry herbal hopping comes through a little. Yeast lends a light must. Spicy alcohol is apparent but controlled just well enough. Drying finish of biscuit and a light toast, along with some growing spicy alcohol.

M: Medium bodied. There's a sense of syrupy weight that lifts away after a moment. Ample scrubbing carbonation has a lot to do with this. Good dose of warming alcohol.

O: Not a bad beer, but it seems a little blunt and forceful. Not the most drinkable tripel out there.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours an opaque brown/orange color with a 2.5 finger fluffy cream colored head. Some of the head remains on top until the end and moderate to thick lacing remains on the glass until the end.

The smell is yeasty and fruity, maybe some apples and pears. There is also a very sweet, bubble gum like smell.

The taste is kind of earthy but bland. There is some tartness on the front end and some type of metallic taste, though not very strong, on the back end. There is also a sugary sweetness throughout. There is some bitterness and dryness left in the mouth after swallowing. The alcohol is well masked. At 10% ABV I can't say that I detect any alcohol taste.

The feel is smooth but chewy. Dry on the back end.

This is an interesting Triple. It is less clean and crisp than other triples and more funky and yeasty. I don't love it but I don't hate it; I will probably try it again.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear and medium gold, with a sparkly white head whose bubbles burst and pop on top of an otherwise creamy surface. Leaves a long trail of Belgian lace along the glass.

Smell: Smells of champagne. Apples, pears, honey, and soft spices. To be honest, if someone had blindfolded me, I may not have known I was smelling a beer! The scent was delectable, but disappointed the beer lover in me (and that's a large part!) by its lack of malt and hop aromas.

Taste: Similar to the bouquet, the taste is reminiscent of champagne. There is a hint of honey-drizzled apricot and clean, pale malt...although altogether, the malt complexity is lacking. A medium-high bitterness can be tasted throughout, and creates a very dry finish that seems to almost swallow up some of the flavor, like the spiciness that was more present on the nose, for instance. Overall, delicious, nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation adds to the dryness. The body is medium, and soft alcohol warming is present.

Overall: A very good, yet atypical Triple. It makes up for its lack of malty, hoppy, and spicy flavors with a bright, bold, and fruity character which, when combined with an overt dryness, creates something that walks the line between special and strange. As a fan of many strange things, I'll be having it again.

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Photo of whiterabbit
2.94/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A -Clear, orange color, looks more like an IPA than a Tripel in my opinion, but an inviting look none the less

S - Granny Smith apple immediately comes to mind. Belgian yeast aroma very noticeable

T - Alcohol. Leaves a flat light metallic taste, I do not get much more than that. I keep waiting for more flavors to develop. No deal.

M - Medium bodied, but now the medicinal alcohol taste getting to be a bit much. let it sit, let it warm, and no better.

O - I do not care for it. I do not get much flavor at all, no depth, just a boozy warmth, and I want more. May be blasphemy on BA, but I have had much better from Belgium, New York, Canada, and yes, Pennsylvania. Always glad I tried, but this is a one and done for me.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Actually looks good a touch dark for a triple more orange but a 1/4 inch of creamy head is pretty sweet looking.
S - Mostly sugary with slight sour apple and cotton candy. No noticeable ABV which is nice.
T - Well I have to say for such a high octane it drinks pretty smooth. Has a bit of bite with little spice but just smooth malts and a pucker of apple. Finish is sugary and smooth.
M - High octane but drinks with a medium body.

Overall I liked this over say "Golden Monkey" from Victory but that's not saying much since I don't dabble with the style that often. Still from the makers of Duvel it's pretty smooth. Not worth picking up again though since it had a massive 5 dollar price tag.

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Photo of teromous
2.82/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The body is a dark shade of orange and very opaque. The head is rocky and white, leaving some spotted lacing. It's much darker than most other tripels. Head retention is also noticeably low after pouring.

S: It smells like applesauce. There is some floral esters in the background as well. It smells pretty good, especially if you like applesauce.

T: Lots of alcohol flavor with a hint of wood on the sides. It's not that great tasting. There isn't much actual flavor to the beer aside the pure alcohol flavor that has taken over. There's a hint of apple-like flavor but it's nowhere near what I got from the smell.

M: The mouthfeel is very light and effervescent. It's very well carbonated. Drinkability is very low. While the beer feels very light in the mouth, it is an alcohol bomb.

O: Overall I was not a fan of this tripel. I felt that it didn't have much flavor to back up the huge alcohol presence. There wasn't any particular part of the beer that I found impressive. The fortunate side-effect of drinking this beer, is that it's 10% ABV. If you're looking to get smashed then this is your beer.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Champagne style bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Pours reddish amber, heavy white foam. Laces every where and persists. Fruit nose, some apple/cinnamon too. Taste has a lot of yeast and dark fruit. A twisted bitter no greets you at the finish. Boozy. Hearty. Swirls of spices. Better as is builds. Good Belgian.

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Photo of Altrurian
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer's color is a that of a luminescent, rich cider. The coarse, ecru head is, alas, fleeting, and not a factor. The smell is very sweet: cotton candy? overripe grapes? But don't get me wrong--it's an inviting aroma, borne out by a toffee or caramel flavor that culminates in an aftertaste of currants. The mouthfeel, while not memorable, might be slightly better than my rating implies. Overall, a nice experience from a beer that's none too subtle. Recommended.

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Photo of TheCalifornian
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rich, dark, slightly hazy amber color. Warm, slightly spicy note on the nose. Very rich, brandy-like flavor. Nice, lacy trail left on the glass after every sip, don't sip too fast or you'll feel that slightly brandy-like warmth in your chest. There is a slight bite on the tip of the tongue after each sip but it is smoothed out across the tongue turning into a sweet, smooth, slightly spicy note which lingers on the back of the tongue. Outstanding brew, I originally had it on tap and have been wanting to have it again, but the Yard House couldn't keep it in stock so I was pretty stoked when I found it at BevMo tonight - I am very happy I tried it from the bottle - very good.

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Photo of bluedognever
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at a beer class at local wine superstore.

Clear golden amber with a nice head. Has a "classic" beer aroma - slight citrus scent

Tastes of citrus, apricot, & vanilla with a nice fizzy fuzzy mouthfeel. Very nice even finish

Would definitely want to have this again.

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Photo of JamesMN
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 3/2015.

Appearance: Bright copper/honey with decent clarity and a ton of effervescence. Two finger off-white head. Leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Deep liqueur-like pear and plum. Almost a caramel element as well. The 10% ABV is not well hidden here.

Taste: Starts with a light belgian candi sugar sweetness that combines with semi-gritty pear and a touch of yeast esters. The level of spice is good, apparent on the palate but not bruising. Somewhat moderate level of hop bitterness but no real hop flavor, typical for the style from other Tripels I've had and well done in this one. Really airy finish that leaves you with a bit of syrupy malt and a fruit liqueur flavor. Nice bit of heat in the back of the throat which is unusual since most Tripels hide the alcohol incredibly well. However, it's a nice change of pace from the others and makes for a more intense drinking experience.

Mouthfeel: Based on the aroma I was expected a hefty beer. To my surprise Maredsous Tripel is quite light for such a big beer, just above medium. The steady stream of carbonation makes it surprisingly smooth and quite drinkable.

Final Thoughts: Tripels used to be one of my least favorite styles, but the more I drink them the higher they rank in my opinion. It's amazing how a big 10% ABV brew can feel so light and yet pack so much flavor. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Peach colored, cloudy body; small head that doesn't last long

Aroma: Orange and pears dominate; spicy; tart fruit

Taste: Spicy; fruity; long, complex finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

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Photo of Radome
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 33 cl bottle bought in France.

A - Color is a deep gold or bright orange. It is clear but not crystal clear. The beige head is very active, dense and thick, and remains that way.

S - Some great aromas. Light floral hops, lemon zest, warm biscuity malt. There are some spicy esthers from the yeast. The alcohol is detectable but not harsh. Overall impression is clean, restrained and crisp, rather than over the top in any one area.

T - Moderate hops bitterness is the first thing to register, but warm, bready malt quickly comes in to balance. The hops taste is indistinct, but there is a slight astringency that is almost tea-like. No real yeast or alcohol notes. Very clean, but not very complex or deep in flavors.

M - Light body seems thin for the overall beer. Alcohol is just barely felt. Hops are moderate bitterness. Carbonation is low and does not add much mouthfeel.

O - This is an extremely clean, well-made beer, but for me it lacks anything to make it truly distinctive as a tripel. A little more body and some interesting yeast notes would push it over the top for me.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.