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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Reviews: 678
Hads: 1,469
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 51
Gots: 228 | 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 noel2977
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aged maredsous... best by date is 1/2013, so this is a little late to crack. I am not sure how long I've aged it for - perhaps two years in my cellar.

A - cloudy, dark bronze, opaque.
S - wonderful. pruny, dark fruit. dinstinctly belgian. hints of malt.
T - pruny, but not overwhelming. the dark fruit i would expect have mellowed out in the bottom and play nicely with the malt. I have a feeling the peppery and personality aspects of a fresh bottle have also mellowed. The finish is smooth and continues to integrate the fruit with malt extremely well. Hint of aspiriny chalkiness in the overall taste profile - not offensive.
M - carbonation is perfect.

Overall - muy deliciosio. I almost wish I had a fresh bottle to do a side by side tasting with. my presumption is the fresh bottle would be snappier, less integrated and have a teenager's personality compared with this, the mellowed 30-something that appreciates time and experience. (944 characters)

Photo of seydou
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty standard golden color, head disappears quite quickly, though leaving a ring at the top of the glass.

Tastes bright, but not overly so. Pretty sparkly on the tongue, and just a bit of aftertaste that lingers. I'm really bad at putting "notes" to tastes, but this seems pretty floral to me. Super, super drinkable for a Belgian, and really quite enjoyable.

The perfect combination of light enough but still quite flavorful. Great for hot weather. (461 characters)

Photo of Bashao
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours murky orange amber with lots of foam that vanished quickly.

Smell: Malty sweet with alcohol sent.

Taste: Strong malty flavours with an alcohol after taste. Probably because of the high alcohol content.

Mouthfeel: Very strong beer. High body. Not too highly carbonated.

Overall: A very good beer to have along with a good meal. (349 characters)

Photo of rangerred
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into a goblet.

Pours a clear deep gold with a fluffy half finger white head. Great head retention with just a little bit of lacing.

Aroma that is undoubtedly Belgian with clove and banana a little bit of caramel and spicyness sneaks in there as well.

The taste is, unfortunately, not the cleanest that I have experienced. Some coriander and clove but a little too much sweetness and juiciness. Bitterness is light and the dryness is trying to come through but just doesn't quite make it. Alcohol is well-hidden, though, and drinkability is good.

Overall, an ok tripel but far from the best out there. I wish the mouthfeel was much dryer. Worth picking up, though. (680 characters)

Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured this Tripel into a chimay tulip and a thick white head appears with excellent retention and average lacing. Golden amber appearance that is moderately hazy. Nose of bread, pear, and Belgian yeast. Taste follows this profile with Belgian yeast/funk and expected alcohol with slightly thinner than expected mouthfeel. Overall a better than average tripel that is deceptively drinkable and might sneak up on you! (416 characters)

Photo of KingSlayer
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz bottle served in a chalice.
poured a honey/golden hazy liquid, 3 fingers dense white head, nice persistence and lacing. faint nose composed of malts, belgian yeast, bread, pears, and alcohol. palate of initial malt sweetness mainly pear, hints of natural honey, evolves into an alcoholic bitterness. spices, bread and bitters in the aftertaste. light to medium body, nice carbonation. alcohol is not well masked imo, but, well its 10% afterall...
overall a not fruity/sweet brew as i would expect, the bitter alcoholic finish isnt that appealing to me, i liked the honey touch though, magnificent appeareance. definitely in the belgian style, but next time i would dare to try a new tripel or have another one i like better, worth a try but might not have it again. (774 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottle says best by March 2014.

Appearance: Pours a deep hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, spicy, and fruity aroma. Belgian yeast with good hints of funk, cloves, cinnamon, and pepper spicing. Big hints of Belgian candied sugar along with fruit esters of banana, pear, apple, and citrus orange, lemon, and apricot. Strong malt scent with hints of caramel, biscuit, and toffee. Fairly grassy and floral with some hops in the background. Solid Belgian aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a yeasty, spicy, and fruity taste with a solid caramel malt presence. Belgian yeast with a mix of clove, pepper, and cinnamon spices. Some funk and a good dose of Belgian candied sugars. Solid taste of fruits with notes of pear, banana, apple, and citrus lemon, orange, and apricot. Solid caramel malt taste with some biscuit and toffee. Floral and grassy hops add some earthy dryness. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and fairly drying. Alcohol heat is hidden pretty well.

Overall: A pretty good Belgian ale. More caramel malt than usual for the style, but it works well. Good use of yeast and spices. (1,391 characters)

Photo of Noxious26
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml stubby brown bottle with a pry-off crown poured in a glass goblet. Best before on the back states 05 2014. Out of a gift pack with a branded ceramic goblet, blonde, brown and triple. Got two of these packs for my birthday last month. Thanks to Jen & Mike and Douglas for the brews!

Orangey-reddish-copper in colour and hazy. Light beige head is 3/8 inch on the pour, big and frothy. Recedes to a thin cap with big gobs of lace down the sides.

Aroma is sweet and fruity with a strong presence of alcohol. Apricots, caramel malt, fuzzy peach candies and brandy.

Apricot and malt sweetness at the start then a big punch of alcohol. Any subtleties that the beer would have are lost in the alcohol, so it winds up being pretty straight forward and uncomplicated.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth with little pin prick carbonation off the start, but when the booze hits in the middle and through the finish it's all esters and harsh.

This is definitely a sipper. I prefered the blonde and brown as the alcohol isn't as overpowering in those. An alright triple, but not one I'd run out of my way to get again. (1,108 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From an 11.2 oz bottle (best before March 2015) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour resulted in nearly three fingers of rocky, shiny, white foam that was very slow to fade. The beer was amber/orange in color and mostly clear (I left the yeast in the bottle). The head left big, lacy chunks on the glass.

S-My initial impression had me thinking this was going to be a Belgian pale ale with strong whiffs of peppery, herbal alcohol, lemon grass, some clove, and only a touch of banana. A little bit of alcohol heat was definitely there, too.

T-The taste followed the smell closely, i.e., lemongrass, white pepper, orange zest, and some alcohol. The yeast was funky and dry. Not much in the way of sugar and definitely not as banana/clove dominant as some tripels, but more herbal.

M-The carbonation is thick and prickly, which gives the beer a lighter to medium feel.

O-I did not have great recollections about Maredsous when I sat down to drink this brew, but was pleasantly surprised. Although this beer may be a touch herbal or grassy for the style, and although the alcohol is definitely noticeable and a touch harsh compared with the best tripels, I found it pleasing and quite drinkable for 10% ABV. Lastly, this was a good looking beer. (1,240 characters)

Photo of TheHammer
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A excellent finger and a half of head that produced ample lacing and retained very well at half a finger. The body itself if a unique bronze the turns ruby and golden depending on how the light strikes it. The carbonation is high, so high that it seems to cling to the sides of the glass with a bit of excessive fervour.

Smell: Very yeasty as a white white/pear cider scent dominates the nose. Subtle spicing in the background has me catching cloves, cinnamon and a hint of bubblegum. Didn't need a lot of warming to come out, but it certainly adds more complexity.

Taste: Hmm...it drinks more like a wine then it does a beer as the ample mild bread malt is quickly subsumed by the pear wine taste which lightly dusts itself off with mild floral hops and spice that don't quite cleanse away the boozier wine taste.

Mouthfeel: That pear wine aftertaste lingers, just like a wine would and despite it seemingly having ample carbonation, it seems to come across as fluffy and doesn't really lend itself to the beer. Excellent transitioning though.

Drinkability: It's very much like wine, and like wine, it really needs a meal to go with it. Sadly I didn't have a meal, and while the moderate carbonation make is on the lighter end of medium bodied, it doesn't quite conceal the alcohol content as well as I would like.

Final Thoughts: Well I called it, the tripel was the one of my three Maredsous bottles that ended up disappointing. It's still good, and maybe it didn't age quite right in my fridge, but I much preferred the Blonde and Dubbel. (1,559 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked bottle. Dated best before 18 2 2015.

Served cold into an etched bottom goblet, it has a good two inches of head that continues to grow for several minutes before it slowly starts to settle.

Aroma is full of complex Belgian yeast character. It's hard to pinpoint but there is some nice floral and fruit character.

Flavor is similar with big pale malt body, strong yeast character, and many subtle undertones of spice and fruit.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a solid tripel but not quite as good as the best examples out there. (579 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a La Trappe chalice on 11/12/12

11 2014 Printed on the label

Slightly browned amber color; deep honey hues as well. Rather clear. Billowy one finger head lasts quite a long time, deflating slowly. Great retention. Lace is moderate in area, but thick and raised.

The aroma has lots of banana and a fair amount of clove and spice. Un-peeled pear, grapes earthy light fruits, grass and a hint of soap. Very floral, too. Perhaps a faint notion of fresh tea leaves. The back is sweetened by pastry-like malts notes. Really nice as it opens up.

The flavor has juicy, over-ripe fruit in no short supply on the front end (pear and apple, especially). The middle is full of robust malt notes: cracker and biscuit. Pepper and spice rain down on the lot, making for a zesty later half. Alcohol is appreciable, meandering throughout.

The feel is a granular and slick medium-plus body with a perfectly fluffy amount of carbonation. Alcohol is more noticeable with warmth. The finish has lots of dry spice.

Overall: Interesting things going on here. This strikes me as its own sort of creature, and it's a creature I like well enough. Approachable and enjoyable. (1,166 characters)

Photo of artdob
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange. Respectable head with moderate lacing.

On the nose, I get apricots and yeast. Nice.

There is a certain dry character in the taste. Subtle fruitiness with hints of apricot and clove.

Mouthfeel has a well balanced carbonation. A moderate finish - emphasized by the dry character. (301 characters)

Photo of Jetulio
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330 ml bottle into Chalice glass (Affligem)

A: brown/orange copper color with a foam very persistent and almost white
S: spicy, fruit and a bit of alcohol. Not strong smell.
T: obvious presence of alcohol and brown sugar but good balance with malt ,and in my opinion short of bitter
M: medium carbonation, and medium to full bodied, Nice in mouth.
O: good belgian strong ale that you must drink slowly. Surely not my first choice but enjoyable beer. (464 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amazingly sexy beer. Poured a deep honey orangish color with wonderful carbonation leaving a load of white bubbles, foam and lacing that never died. This is head retention!

S: Notes of light honey, light orchard style fruits(apples, pears), some spice and a little hay plus the booze stings the nostrils

T: Immediate booze presence with green apples, pears and some light citrus and grains. There seems to be a little dab of honey and grains in their. Their is a definite sweetness and booze presence on this one as it persists start to finish. Speaking of finish..sweet, booze, and fruits sit on the palate

M: Medium to big bodied, well carbonated, lots of residual sweetness and booze keep you happy, but not overly done

O: Very good and enjoyable (756 characters)

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

A- 11.2 oz bottle with a 2014 freshness date poured into a tulip. Slightly hazy dark gold color gave me a one inch off white meringue like head that seems destined to last indefinitely. Excellent lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Fresh fruit, apples and pears. Some yeast and grassy hops.

T- Not much malt in the nose but it shows up here. The alcohol really dominates and is a bit warm at the finish, also dry. Not a very complex flavor profile but there is subtle interplay between sweet and dry that keeps my interest. There's a little yeasty funk at work here too.

M- Great carbonation, medium body but very smooth even with the high carbonation level.

O- A very enjoyable Tripel, great for savoring with a formidable alcohol kick. (743 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before 8/2014.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, yeast, slight spices, and a really strong fruity aroma. Taste is much the same with a nice honey covered fruit flavor on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel Overall, this is a good beer that is really tasty but quite strong. (547 characters)

Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is dated "Best before 12/08/13". So I'm guessing this is around a year and a half old.

A: Pours a nice slightly hazy amber with a big fluffy off-white head (not quite tan). Fades very very slowly, leaving frothy lacework everywhere.

S: Some lemon with some heavy and rich banana. A touch of yeasty, toasted bread (if that makes sense).

T: Hmph. A strong, strange stale toast flavor up front. Some funky overripe banana. Cloves in the middle. Very, very earthy. Some black pepper in the finish.

M: Fairly heavy and thick. Carbonation a little on the high side and that helps cut it. Kind of astringent.

O: Very strange tripel for sure. Has a sort of musty, stale flavor to it. Kinda funky like it's somewhat sour but it's really hard to tell. Very yeasty and earthy for sure. (791 characters)

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance - Hazy Orange with a 1 finger head that leaves behind some good lacing

Smell - Cloves, Bubblegum, Caramel, Banana Bread, Yeasts, and Malts. There's also a slight boozy scent here

Taste - Bubblegum, Hefe-Cloves, Caramel, Malts, Yeasts, and Cracked Peppers. Definitely a interesting and rich mixture of flavors and it works out very well for the most part, save for a slight boozy flavor

Mouthfeel - This is a very thick bodied beer, and has a stronger-than-normal carbonation kick, which actually helps add a dimension of flavor

Overall - I enjoyed this quite well. It's a little over-priced considering what I paid for it but at least it offers a rich and robust flavor which any Tripel fan can enjoy. (743 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maredsous 10 Tripel has a thick, pillowy, off-white head, with a slight orange tinge to it, an initially clear, golden-orange appearance (a big slab of yeast slime is below the cap after swishing the bottle), with streams of tiny bubbles and a tremendous amount of thick lacing left about, which I had to lick off of the sides of the glass. The aroma is of spicy, yeasty, citrusy, sweet malt and the taste is of citrusy, sweet, bready, rich, alcohilic barley malt, spicy yeast, and almost no hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Maredsous 10 Tripel finishes smooth, mostly dry, and very easy drinking. Overall, this is excellent.

RJT (652 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip.

Appearance: Beer is definitely your slightly hazy amber with a white head that rises to about 1/3".

Smell: Light yeast, unfortunately everyone has smelled better.

Taste: pretty damn good, little sweet with it's yeast feel. Almost forgot to mention it's banana peel feel makes you think that you're drinking a grand cru.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, smooth texture. Slight and I do mean slight lemon after-taste.

Overall: Great beer, is very hard to disappoint. It is even easier to love. Grab a glass and enjoy what you been missing. Salud! (567 characters)

Photo of rickyleepotts
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel like I have had this beer before. The bottle is really familiar to me. Not sure I would spend $10 on a bottle without a reason… but I am excited to try this beer. Last night we went out and I had a few to drink… a few too many. Started with beer, then went to Loopy, then Jager, then long islands. It was a mess! But I am here, and needed a little “hair of the dog” to get my birthday weekend started. Let’s dig into the Maredsous 10.

In the Glass: When I poured this, it was very thick and had a huge head. After letting it sit for a while, it settled to a orange and cloudy body. I am a big fan of this style, and the fact we just booked a trip to Belgium is going to help me enjoy Belgian beers even more!

Nose: The nose isn’t as impressive as I had hoped. We poured this right out of the fridge, which seems to be a trend… and I am sure the aroma and the flavors will pick up as it sits in the glass.

Flavor: Whoa, the flavors in this are insane. First you are hit with some citrus that wasn’t expected, then your mouth is smacked with a sour… quite an intense beer. Based on the aroma this was dishing out, the flavor makes up for it. The sour sticks around for some time, and hangs on into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: The beer drinks smooth with little carbonation, and until the sour kicks in toward the back of the palate, you don’t get much mouthfeel at all. It’s boring until the sour comes into play. But once that sour starts going, it grabs hold and doesn’t let go. They call this a tripel… but it tastes more like a sour to me. (I have used that word a lot… sour.)

Aftertaste: The aftertaste is solid… and quite sour. There is a subtle dryness that hangs around, too. For a beer that started off with pretty much no aroma… then beat my palate to shreds with the flavor, and then won’t let go on the aftertaste… bravo to the brewmaster on this bottle.

I have a hard time remembering how to pronounce this beer… but who cares. The flavors in this beer are outstanding. This beer has a huge ABV, too. You wouldn’t notice that all along the way. If you drink two or three of these, you will be feeling pretty great. I am a fan of this style, and now am a BIG fan of this beer! Bottoms up, people!

Maredsous 10 – The bottle says: “Maredsous Tripel is a high fermentation abbey beer, brewed in accordance with the Benedictine tradition of the community of Maredsous Abbey. The beer is refermented in the bottle during the two-month aging period. Maredsous Tripel should ideally be served at 6-10 degrees Celsius, or 42-50 degrees Fahrenheit. Contains barley malt.” (2,631 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into snifter glass

Appearance – Pours a dark orange copper color with a billowy off white head. The head had fantastic retention, slowly fading to leave a good amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is of a fruit cocktail aroma and a good Belgian yeasty and spicy aroma. The fruit is of grape, pear, banana, orange and some mango while the yeasty smell is mixed with spices of some clove and cardamom. Mixed with these is a nice alcohol aroma that melded well with the others to give a pleasant and warming smell.

Taste – A bready and fruity flavor met the tongue. The fruit flavors are mainly of grape and orange flavor. These are mixed with some of the spice that was detected in the nose. Toward the middle the spice grows stronger and the sweetness fades some. A yeasty flavor also comes to the tongue at this time producing a yeasty-fruity flavor. At the end a nice alcohol flavor comes to the flavor profile and ends up lingering on the tongue to create a nice warming feel.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is rather average for the strength and style of the brew with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. Both suit the fruity and boozy flavors appropriately and create a pretty good mouthfeel overall.

Overall – A good brew for sitting and sipping. A little on the boozy side, but this makes it is nice and warming and when mixed with the fruity and yeasty flavors it goes rather well. (1,439 characters)

Photo of TX-Badger
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 750mL bottle poured into a Chimay chalice.

A - Maredsous 10 - Triple has slightly loudy, copper like appearance. Not a whole lot of head formed at the top, but enough to leave a nice white-ish layer on the top.

S - On the nose I get fruit, spice, and brown sugar.

T - On the palate it's pretty much the same as the nose. Complex, because on the finish I get some yeast coupled with a slight nuttiness.

M - Medium-bodied, yet crisp and clean. Carbonation is perfect.

O - A very complex beer that deserves time to be enjoyed slowly and savored. There is a lot going on with this beer, and it's fantastic. (610 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark orange amber with a thin head and lots of lacing. Apple, pear and pineapple aroma. Fruit and Belgian spices up front with a bit of alcohol asserting itself. Tart but well balanced. Dry but flavorful finish. A very nice tripel. (305 characters)

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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