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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 Douberd
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay chalice. Copper like colour with one finger of head at first, becoming just half a finger at the end and staying in that height for quite long. A fountain of bubbles is rising to the top from the center of the glass's bottom.
Aroma of grapes and dark fruits. Something else too,pleasant, but I can't put my nose on it.Mango as someone else wrote? I can't tell and the aroma is quite faint, so it doesn't really help me.
Taste follows the aroma, it tastes very good, and it reminded me of roze wines, except that is of course carbonated.
Medium thickness on the body, the alcohol well conceiled, becomes though more obvious after the first sips and as the beer warms up.
A great beer, can't wait to try the Maredsous 6 and 8. (746 characters)

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

Maredsous - got to love that old school beer... and the 10 percent alchol by volume!

Appearance - a slighty darker color than a ale, a nice caramel light brown.

Smell - A vague smell of earth and hops, unfortunately it is a bit weak and you really have to take a whiff to smell

Taste - wheat, berries, mild hops, and of course the slightly stouter alchol, delicious!

Mouthfell - A good match of carbonation to the flavor, keeps it in for at least several minutes for you need another drink

Overall - A nice beer, but I was hoping for a bit more for the price/quality level. (579 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy copper brown color with a solid 2 inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sticky lacing.

Belgian yeast esters of pear, apple, and mango dominate, with a belgian candi sugar sweetness rounding out the aroma. There's a slightly bready malt backbone.

Flavor reveals a lot of pear and apple notes, a bit of citrus, and some belgian yeast character. The finish is slightly peppery. Coriander adds complexity.

Body is a touch light, with moderately high carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Overall, a bit on the hot side, and not the most complex tripel I've had. It's also fairly watery, which detracts from the flavor profile. (664 characters)

Photo of hreb
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2oz of bottle-conditioned goodness served in chalice-style glass. Best before 03 2014. Wild, fruity, estery aromas. Beer is a medium orange amber with a medium thick off-white head.

Flavors are sharp, both in spiciness and as brought out by heavy carbonation. Complex flavors I can't quite describe from the yeast. There are surely adjunct sugars in there, but the beer is so dry you'd never call it sweet. I'd say this Tripel is bold but not harsh.

A very, very good Tripel. (480 characters)

Photo of frankiepop
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very cock bottle that pops a little smoke on opening. In the glass you see the usual sunset orange colors that I have become accustom with Belgian Tripels.

Aroma: Soft nutty yeasty aroma. Dehydrated orange, pineapple and peach smell from the fruity nose.

Taste: Medium body with lively carbonation and the sheer texture that brings a flexed smoothness to the mouth.

Notes: A bold fun triple that goes down with the obscure music of John Oswald especially. (471 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a big fluffy off-white head. Great retention and lacing.
Smell is malty with notes of citrus, apple and light spice.
Taste is malt, spices, citrus, light hops, alcohol and brown sugar.
Medium-full body with a medium effervescence that's sharp on the tip of the tongue. Slight dryness at the finish. Good stuff and I want more. (357 characters)

Photo of jonb5
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, poured into large tulip shaped wine glass. Pale amber colour, slight haze, small one finger medium head, reasonable head retention. Had an initial fennel aroma, later on I detected some sour fruits. Tasted of sour orange and berries, pronouced hop bitterness. Booze only present at the end. Medium body medium carbonation, fairly coarse feel to it. Overall decent, but I felt it could have been more complex if not for the boozy finish. (450 characters)

Photo of BostonHops
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked & caged bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a ruddy, deep golden tone with just shy of two fingers' head; solid retention and pretty respectable lacing.

nose is a nice potpourri of spices, sweet malts, fruits - notably citrus with some distinct lemon zest - belgian yeast, alcohol, banana, and clove.

nose translates well to the flavor. has a candied sugar-like sweetness that threatens to push it into the realm of the too sweet, but doesn't quite. some floral notes evident, maybe a touch of pepper. also has a bit of an astringent quality to it, but otherwise is a reasonably tasty tripel.

medium plus body with average carbonation. middling drinkability: i'm thinking i will not be averse to another, but i won't be pining for one either.

original review on: 09-21-2010 (803 characters)

Photo of PhantasIPA
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of the beer is a dark, golden color. The head poured thick at first but dissipated quickly. The head leaves a consistent lacing.

The smell is dominated by the sweet malt and the heavy alcohol content, which makes the beer smell sweet and pungent at the same time.

The taste is very sweet up front then alcoholic at the end. A hint of spices is present, almost nutmeg or pumpkin, but there is no bitter flavor at all.

The mouthfeel is smooth, because of the heavy sweetness I think, with very little carbonation.

Overall the beer is tasty and strong. Not the best Belgian Triple that I have ever had but it is good. At times the brew is almost a little skunky. Worth a try! (691 characters)

Photo of killianf
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Abbot's Ale House, Cork. Poured into Leffe chalice

A: Kind of cloudy amber in colour, one finger head that retains a film, decent lace. Carbonation not very active.

S: Caramel, biscuit malt, hints of fruit, hints of yeast. Sweet smelling, and quite rich. Good stuff!

T: Caramel here too, right at the front. Nice maltiness to the beer with a biscuit or bready finish, and a great nutty aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

M: It's full-bodied and smooth, lightly fizzy, and rich. Great mouthfeel.

Overall: Great beer. I'll definitely have it again, and I'll be trying the other Maredsous' soon too. That being said, there are better beers in the style, but this is certainly worthy of it's place. (706 characters)

Photo of depechemode1983
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear medium copper color. The head is dense and rocky with superb retention. I'm getting a lot of lacing on this one, looks great. In the nose you get sour apricot, light grains and floral hops, and a Belgium spiciness. Not to mention alcohol. Taste is sweet mostly. Getting some fruits. Fig, apricot, banana. Also picking up yeast and a soft clove spice. Alcohol is again present. The mouth feel is soft and fairly creamy. Carbonation is pleasant. A straight up solid triple. Its a little different then average. Has a bit of sourness to it. Its good stuff none the less. (585 characters)

Photo of hardy008
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber color with a two finger off white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has peaches, citrus, citrus zest, pepper, yeast, and pale malts. Has a very sweet aroma.

The taste is not as sweet as the aroma suggests, but there is still a good amount of sweetness. There is a lot of alcohol heat, along with peaches, citrus, citrus zest, yeast, and plenty of pepper. More bitter than I would have guessed from the aroma.

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Plenty of sweetness, and bitterness. A little astringent too, at least for a Tripel. A decent Tripel, but not as good as the best. (602 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce stubby bottle into chalice, best by 05/2014. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Some nice lacing clinging on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of apricot, lemon, pear, biscuit, tart grains, pepper, clove, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Decent aromas but they are pretty faint for a tripel. Taste of apricot, lemon, banana, orange, clove, bread, candi sugar, pear, grape, tart grain, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of citrus, clove, pear, biscuit, candi sugar, and yeast spices on the finish for a while. Nice balance of flavors with decent complexity. Definitely more of a fruity tripel, but is not cloying. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that drinks quite smoothly. Alcohol is well hidden for 10% with a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a very nice and enjoyable Tripel. Good complexity and balance; with nice smoothness. (1,028 characters)

Photo of DARIVA
3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Simple is not particularly beer, but below average for me.
Little taste to recognize just what flavor and aroma of malt.
The mouthfeel is very nice, huge tingling, but together with the look are this the only two positive things.
I don't think I will drink this anymore. (270 characters)

Photo of rappmann
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle poured into Maredsous chalice

A - amber/copper. 1.5 fingers of slightly off-white rocky head. Great retention, thick lacing when it finally receeds.

S - very yeasty, banana bread, spices (cloves, nutmeg)

T - still yeasty but not nearly as much as the nose would suggest. banana and cloves come through. For a 10% abv beer, the alcohol is quite well hidden, slight heat on the very back end.

M - medium-light body with high carbonation which is nice for such a highly alcoholic beer.

O - a good tripel, not quite great but I would have another if it was offered to me. I would not seek it out. (610 characters)

Photo of dbaker61
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cL bottle. Brew date: Aug. 5, 2011; best by Aug. 5, 2014. 10% ABV, 16.9 deg. Plato.

Appearance: Yellow-amber color, slightly hazy. Poured with three fingers of rocky head, which had excellent retention. Generous lacing all down the glass.

Smell: Rock candy, yeasty, banana bread, spices.

Taste: Less sweet than I anticipated from the smell. Well balanced sweetness with a noticeable alcohol warming. Fusil alcohol is also present. Spicy, warm, almost thick with flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, delightful on the palate. Just enough carbonation. Long, slightly sweet finish. Slight bitterness with alcohol at the tail end.

Overall: What a great quaff. As it is quite filling, though, one will be enough. But I will have this one again and again. Maybe it's been too long since I had triples, but while enjoying this one I can rank it in the top ten or so that I remember having. (895 characters)

Photo of blakelive784
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent amber/copper color with a rocky, off-white head, 3.5 finger head. The head's soapy in consistency, and retention is absurdly good considering the high ABV. The leaves nice lacing when it does finally recede.

S - The yeast is prominent, though it's not dominant. Well balanced spice and fruit esters abound. Light pilsner pale malts form the body, and tame floral hops notes round out the nose. Moderate strength.

T - The yeast isn't as strong as it is on the nose. I don't get strong tastes of the familiar Belgian esters (clove, banana). What is there, though, is light spice and sweet malts, and a pretty boozy finish. I'm a bit let down by it.

M - Light-Medium bodied, smooth, and a bit of a slick alcohol finish.

D - It's a good beer, but I think it's not a great representation of the style and there are better examples to be had. (939 characters)

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber gold, with a large fluffy off-white head which dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing.

Smell is Belgian yeast, a hint of spice, lightly roasted malt, caramel and booze.

Taste is tangy, fruity apricot tang, medium malts and tangy yeast aftertaste round this out.

Feel is light, especially for 10%abv. Plenty of carbonation lightens up this medium to heavy brew. A nice bite from the alcohol makes not quite easy to drink.

I enjoyed this beer, a great Belgian experience, just not as good as the others out there...

DOA (539 characters)

Photo of movingtrain
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the stubby 11.2 ounce bottle. This has a beautiful presentation--orange/amber in color, clear, and a thick, fluffy head that isn't going anywhere. Carbonation is active.

The nose has notes of apple cider, brown candy sugar, clove, tarragon, sage, black pepper, orange peel, and cinnamon. There are some earthy undertones to this beer, too...of wet wood, damp leaves, and pollen.

The flavor has sweet citrus elements to it. It carries some warm bread tones, honey, white grapes, and maybe fennel. There are also some notes of dark fruit in here, such as plum and raisin--which brings with it a bit of a sweet, yet still a bit funky taste to the beer.

In terms of alcohol, the high ABV is quite present--both on the palate and as it goes down--very warming. The beer, though, is actually quite smooth--in body and in flavor. A lingering breath of clove, banana, and plum seems to hang around.

Overall, a good beer--solid, interesting, and drinkable--though I wouldn't have more than one in a sitting, for sure. (1,024 characters)

Photo of WhiteOak
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark amber color, moderate head.

S- Simple aroma of dark fruits and candy sugar.

T- Simple flavor of dark fruits and candy sugar. A touch of wet paper. Ethanol.

M, D- This tripel I find to just not have an acceptable level of drinkability. It is flat, cloying, and is like a chore to finish due to its heavy, sweet, cumbersome construction. Lacking pleasure and inspiration. (380 characters)

Photo of HopNelius
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a 12oz bottle and into a tulip glass.
Appearance-burnt orange, medium carbonation, some lacing.
Smell- noted of Clove, banana, yeast and light alcohol notes
Taste- very drinkable triple, subtle notes of clove and banana with yeast.
Overall- great triple, Well balanced for a 10abv you hardly taste the alcohol. Excellent beer. (359 characters)

Photo of danedelman
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-much deeper amber color than most tripels. Wondering if dark candi sugar was used instead of clear.

S-yes, dark candi sugar is noted due to a nuttier more molasses/toffee smell. Belgian banana smell is also strong.

T-candi sugar, banana/bubble gum from belgian yeast, nice cloviness with the abv very well hidden. May have a slight spice on the back of the throat too.

M-very light and bubbly, lacing on glass is phenomenal. Instead of drinking IPA's in the summer, I may switch to this. Very good Tripel in my books!! (523 characters)

Photo of negroobserver
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber and deep mahogany color. A bit hazy. Pours with about a quarter inches of off white head.

Smells sweet with a malty sour scent. Interesting musky spicy aroma.

Banana and fruity flavors. Bitterness at the back end.

A bit of sting on the tongue.

Overall, it's a nicely done beer, however, for a Trappist ale, I find it disappointing. My expectations were much higher. (378 characters)

Photo of Edwaka01
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bot. into Duvel Tulip

A - Deep, clear amber-orange with solid off-white head standing 3 fingers tall. Head receded slowly leaving gorgeous lacing on glass.

S - Sweet. Plenty of bananas, much like the smell of Duvel. Same yeast I suppose.

T - Estery, again the bananas. Again the Duvel-ness. Sweeter, fuller. Somehow, absolutely no alcohol flavor.

M - Full, yet considerably light for a 10%er. No booze burn, but a nice warming of the chest as it goes down.

O - Not right up my alley, but a phenomenal beer nonetheless. Recommended to anyone crazy for Belgian tripels. (593 characters)

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 330 ml bottle. The “Best before” date on the back label is “03 2014.”

Appearance: Poured into a tulip. The color is honey with amber and ruby tones. Lots o’ head on this one: after three fingers formed I needed to stop pouring for a minute. The head was eggshell-colored, fairly light, and dissipated to leave a rocky lacing and trails along the sides. A couple swirls builds a buttery, half-finger cap that lingers for a while.

Smell: Tons of yeast, spice, and sweet fruit. The aroma is very potent. Coriander, clove, pepper, granny apple, orange, lemon, green grapes, yeast, and caramel.

Taste: Mostly mirrors the smell, but the spices and citrus zest are most prominent. Coriander, clove, pepper, orange, lemon, and green grapes. The yeast is present and so is a little caramel. Overall, though, it is nice and spicy.

Drinkability: It is a solid brew. I really have nothing else to say. (917 characters)

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
87 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.