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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple

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1,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 1181
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

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 Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle – Poured a yellow golden beer with a nice head with great retention. Aroma of floral malts with a hint of sweetness. Taste is very sweet with some very subtle spices coming out at the end. Body is above average and the alcohol is very discreet which is an enjoyable thing for beer with such high-level of ABV. Overall, not the best of tripel that I’ve had the chance to drank but a very good one nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2004 15:29:25 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a thick 2" thick fluffy and creamy head. Thick gobs of lacing form as the head recedes. The aroma is sweet, grassy, musty, and full of yeast. The flavors follow the aroma as the super sweet malt,alcohol, and yeast combine to make wonderful brew. Barely noticeable bitterness rounded with a fruity quality.

The mouthfeel is lightly crisp and dry during the swallow. The yeast and sweetness lingers on the tongue for quite a while. The alcohol is not very noticeable but is strong enough to give you a bit of warming while drinking it. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2004 23:42:04 | More by Gavage
Photo of ADR


3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A stubbie bottle...darker than expected amber color, generous and fluffy head of 3/4 of an inch and rising on a medium pour. Nice lace, webby and complicated, similar to Duvel. Aroma is yeasty in a light way, nice cinnamon and peach notes, almost like a Spring day in the country. Complex flavors, almost overwhelming, worth letting the beer warm and taking it in light doses to sort them out. Dry astringency, golden raisins and citrus pith, bitters and capers, alcohol in a raw sense, black pepper. Dry and sharp finish, slight sense of metals. Over-the-top flavors for me, too sharp and astringent (and I like a challenge). Nice look and aroma, the beer calls for some wheaty tones and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2004 22:02:59 | More by ADR
Photo of SeanChouffe

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: amber/red color, full rocky white head, and plentiful highly bubbling carbonation. Head retention is good and it has a sticky lace.
Aroma: malty, fruity, bubblegum, spicy, astringent and a light grassy aroma hop. Initial whiff is similar to a wee heavy.
Taste and mouthfeel: a sweet start with a medium body and creamy. A light well balanced hop bitterness that finishes peppery, crisp and fresh.

IMHO: I like this beer. It is well balanced and maintains a good balance of flavors and mouthfeel throughout. Complex, but not overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2004 00:48:25 | More by SeanChouffe
Photo of twilight


3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funny how they mask the alcohol inside the "sourish sweet fruit" taste.

This poured a golden orange, a bit darker than I had expected, with no head. The smell was sweet and fruity like most tripels with the hint of the high ABV wafting up into my nose. The arom is not unlike rotting fruit- I like the way rotting fruit smells: yeasty and sweet. Perhaps this is not a very good description, but it's what these types of beers remind me of. There are hints of raisins in the taste. That patented tripel fruitysweetness and a good soursweet aftertaste that masks the alcohol. The taste and mouthfeel are full. There are coriander tones and a complex flavor that The carbonation was okay, full, but not dry or heavy. I liked this one, but think I'd probably try other tripels before I came back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2004 22:13:44 | More by twilight
Photo of tavernjef


4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden yellow color with mega floating yeasties suspended within, thin puffy whitish head fades quickly leaving an ever present skim and fluffy collar, lace in tiny spots. Aroma is quite dull and light of dark citrusy tones of orange and lemon. Underlying yeastiness and very dulled spice are noted. Phenolic notes emerge as it warms. Taste is very smooth and calm, well rounded and leveled citrus thats dulled down by alot, some orange, lemon, green grapes, mango, banana, and pineapple all kinda blend and make for a one of those squishy things, but not in a juicy manner, more of dull popcicle-like flavor. A strange but appealing dryness floats off the palate at the finish which is kinda interesting and nice. Feel is medium bodied with a unsharp carbonation, very easy going and mild; smooth over all with a yeasty weird smoothness that adds just a faint nudge of spice and helps dry thing out a bit at the finish. A nice little triple, I liked its mellowness, but the flavors and aroma could use a bit of a boost.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2004 02:24:20 | More by tavernjef
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An orange pour with a small/flat off-white head. The nose is bread-like and yeasty with underlying fruity hints of dry apricot. A smooth and slightly lively mouthfeel with big tastes of hop bitterness and toned down fruitiness. A very dry, slightly sweet finish that is accompanied with an obvious alcohol kick. A nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2003 20:47:31 | More by Popsinc
Photo of crookedhalo


3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A paler golden color with a nice white head, leaving intricate lace. Musty and sweet aromas, coming off a bit perfumy and floral. Slightly tart then sweet finishing rather dry and florally. There's an apricot-like fruitiness in this beer and an alcohol punch is evident. Effervescent mouthfeel yet a bit thin as compared to the bottle. Very drinkable in moderation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2003 09:13:58 | More by crookedhalo
Photo of BeerBuilder


3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours to a copper color with minimal head. The aroma is earthy and medicinal. It has flowery aromas as well. The flavor is semi-sweet and medicinal, which flows to a drying finish. It is an easy drinking beer for its strength. Not a bad beer, but I probably would not chase this one down again.

Sampled 8/24/03

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2003 20:47:07 | More by BeerBuilder
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer arrived a medium golden with a short head of 1/2 finger which quickly left leaving a creamy glass ring and a frothy island lace.
Carbonation is lively. The body is a medium and very clear.
Nose is a little grainy but minor, also lightly of yeast.
Citrus flavour with a slight alcohol back that works for this brew.
Ends to the malts and again, the slight alcohol back.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2003 01:33:16 | More by Shiloh
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color with a orange hue with a real nice blooming head that of course leaves some real nice lace.Aroma has a nice 10x sugar aroma with some real spicey tones and yeasty.Taste is yeasty and quite citrusy with real nice clove-like notes.A quite complex ale with nice yeasty and light smokey undertones,very nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 20:56:17 | More by oberon
Photo of RoyalT


4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Beautiful cloudy carbonating orange body covered by a thick, foamy head.

Smell - The deep orange/malt aroma is covered with aggressive spiciness. The typical Belgian pale ale seasoning seems to be working in this Trippel.

Taste - Man, is this strong. The alcohol and spices come on big right up front. The taste resembles a screwdriver made with pepper vodka. The Belgian malt brings up the body but it's the spices and alcohol that dominate this ale. Of course, the strong orange flavoring finishes it.

Mouthfeel - Big, foamy feel in between the cheeks along with a notable alcohol sting.

Drinkability - This made-to-sip ale is very good, although probably too powerful for most.

Update - I decided to re-review this for '04.

I picked up a lot more Belgian hops at the nose, probably due to a year's worth of experience tasting Belgian Ales. I also found a big, monster yeast backbone that gave it points after sampling many other Belgian pretenders. Let's take the Smell & Mouthfeel up a notch and give it an overall 4.2 like its Dubbel brother.

Update - I have a fresh '09 vintage to compare. The spices indeed are the centerpiece of this magnificent work of art and I'm taking the Taste rating up a notch. It seems every time I tackle this ale it impresses just a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2003 00:28:47 | More by RoyalT
Photo of ManekiNeko


4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL corked and caged bottle with a best by date of January 16, 2006. Served chilled in a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Modest gunsmoke when the bottle opened. Explosive golden head that rose about 3 inches before slowly going away. Head is replenished by a steady stream of bubbles in the center of the glass. Exquisite lacing. Liquid is a golden orange color and is quite clear.

Smell: Definite medicinal quality to the aroma. Orange, clove, pepper and wintergreen notes. Me likey!

Taste: Powerful spicy pepper up front, followed by malty and candi sweetness. Faint traces of orange citrus. Slight bitterness on finish. Duh-zam!

Mouthfeel: Very dry and medium bodied. Alcohol makes it's presence known, but I've had beers with lower ABV's that tasted more boozy.

Drinkability: Dangerously drinkable given the ABV. I'll definitely be getting this one every now and then to spice things up. Cheaper than Westmalle (which I recall being much more refined), but more expensive than the similar tasting (albeit a different style) La Fin du Monde.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2003 03:51:58 | More by ManekiNeko
Photo of GreenCard


4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: radiant copperish gold color with a fluffy/tantalizing layer of off-white head, lots of rising bubbles

Aroma: honey-sweet, clove phenolics, rich fruitiness, marcipan, alcohol, yeast, orange, stung my nose at first wiff

Flavor: big blooms of clovey phenols and indescript fruity esters, thick layer of malt flavor that is just on the verge of balance, alcohol provides a good counterpoint to the the sweetness, a touch of hop flavor (styrian golding?), semi-sweet finish

Mouthfeel: medium-full to full body, zingy-zesty carbonation also gives a nice "flavor break"

Overall Impression: All in all a fantastic beer. I expect a lot from the brewery that makes one of my favorite beers, Duvel. They do not disappoint with this one. See, you don't need to be an actual abbey to make a great abbey/trappist beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2003 14:06:41 | More by GreenCard
Photo of beerguy101


4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium gold color, very large head. Full bodied Belgian Triple. Very malty, somewhat sweet. Some hop spiciness. Full bodied, nice flavor. Some candy-sugar sweetness evident. Re-fermented in bottle. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. No alcohol bite, despite a 10% alcohol by volume

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2003 01:25:01 | More by beerguy101
Photo of beergeek279


4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 330 mL bottle. The color was golden, with a good head. The smell was flowery and fruity sweet. The taste was also very sweet.......flowery esters everywhere, and much sweeter than a lot of the other tripels I've had. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth. Drinkability-wise, even at 10%, I felt like I could drink this one all day!

I enjoyed the Maredsous 8 tremendously, and never got around to trying this one, until recently. This probably has to be up there amongst my favorite tripels........just so sweet and flavorful and one I intend to have again!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2003 15:50:03 | More by beergeek279
Photo of Bighuge


4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best By: 07-2005

This clear copper colored beer shows visible signs of a healthy dose of carbonation. A big ol white fluffy head turns rocky as it disspates. Wafts of fermentation, sweet candy, yeast, dough and subtle fruit hit the nose. Pleasant to say the least. I love how the sweet candy blends with cookie dough yeast flavors on the palete. There's some spiciness as well. Nutmeg, corriander, pepper and bitter orange. I like the taste of this one. Almost like a good White beer jacked up a notch. Easily my favorite Duvel product so far.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2003 04:20:02 | More by Bighuge
Photo of BeerManDan


4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When first poured the color had an orange hue with loads of large foam and lace from top to bottom of the glass. The smell of fruit and spices was over powering. The taste was of a fruity nature with a hint of spices. Not to sweet and not to bitter, but, well balanced and complex. Now I can enjoy both of Maredsour 8 & 10.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2003 08:03:04 | More by BeerManDan
Photo of aracauna


3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Absolutely gorgeous. Bright polished-copper body streams bubbles to feed the large, light fluff of a head. Extremely sticky, it leaves chunks on the side of the glass. The spicy nose hints of decaying leaves and oranges. Flavor is relatively light. Lightly sweet up front. Fairly dry finish, leaves me thinking of bread dough.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2003 00:44:36 | More by aracauna
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4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't believe how underrated this beer is! It's so much beter than Duvel. Honestly, I can't find much fault with this beer (although I've yet to try Westvleteren). It is very similar to Duvel in many respects although it seems like all of Duvel's great qualities have been enhanced in this one. Pours with a huge rocky head that hangs around for the duration. I think that the appearance is prettier than Duvel as well. It's a goregous golden color. It tastes like ripe fruit with a touch of bitterness to keep things from getting too sweet. Also, the carbonation is a little more restrained in this which makes it possible to actually swallow. If you like Duvel, definitely try this.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2003 14:47:23 | More by HossMcGraw
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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Delivered in the classic, short 11.2 oz. Beglian bottle, it pours a hazy yellow with a hint of peach. The head is thick, white, and creamy and sticks to everything it touches. A lot is going on with the smell, everything from grapefruit to moldy old clothes. The alcohol is certainly noticeable in the taste, but it doesn't detract from the experience. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy and more akin to a nice thick stout. I like this one quite a bit better than Maredsous 8.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2003 22:57:18 | More by mickeymac
Photo of avylover


4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a translucent,cloudy orange with an almost nonexistent white head that disappears quickly. Very citrousy, slightly acidic taste. Very pleasant in the mouth with a good fiz to it - not what you'd expect upon looking at the lack of head. The 10% abv is masked well by the carbonation (which lasts throughout the glass), but still a little sharp. Slightly metallic,nicely dry aftertaste. I think I could drink this all night long (but not a good idea i'm sure) Very easy drinking belgian ale compared to others i've had, and probably one of the better ones.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2003 17:51:40 | More by avylover
Photo of GeoffRizzo


3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had an almost carbonated pour, with much head, nearly too much for one brew. The initial smell was almost of 'medicine', not good. The taste was sweet, bitter, almost a touch of cognac. Went down smooth, but for the price, can do much better. On the upside, the bottle shape is rare, a keeper.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2003 18:58:44 | More by GeoffRizzo
Photo of Gusler


3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color a light to moderate yellow, or amber if you’re so inclined, lusty beige head with thick lace that clings in sheets to the glass. Malt dominates the nose, with hints of orange peel, also lightly sweet. Front is malt, somewhat sweet, the top is middling, with a pertinently acidic, dry and sparsely hopped finish which detracts just a bit from what is otherwise a quite quaffable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2002 08:47:18 | More by Gusler
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Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a massive white head, similar to Duvel...very long-lasting with great lacing down the glass. Slightly hazy golden liquid with quite active carbonation going on here. Nose is slight vegetal aromas, rich malts with hints of fruity yeast esters and a bit of pear...perhaps this is the same yeast strain used for Duvel as well. Fantastic flavors, sweetness from the malts, notes of honey with a nice hopping level to keep things from becoming too sweet. The powerful alcohol contained within this sweet Nectar of the Gods flexes it's mighty muscle here too. Finishes with an alcoholic warmth sensation in the throat...this is one monster of a Tripel!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2002 10:47:40 | More by beerluvr
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,181 ratings.