Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,447 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Ratings: 1,447
Reviews: 683
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 47
Gots: 212 | FT: 0
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Belgium

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 rickyleepotts
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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.”

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of TX-Badger
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of Douberd
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of TownDunkel
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of hreb
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of frankiepop
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Photo of PorterLambic
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of jonb5
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of BostonHops
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
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

Photo of PhantasIPA
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

Photo of killianf
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Photo of depechemode1983
3.95/5  rDev +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.

Photo of hardy008
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of DARIVA
3.03/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

Photo of rappmann
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of dbaker61
3.95/5  rDev +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.

Photo of blakelive784
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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

Photo of movingtrain
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of WhiteOak
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
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.

Photo of HopNelius
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
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
Mouthfeel-pleasant
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.

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,447 ratings.