Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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88
very good

1,373 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 39
Gots: 139 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002)
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Photo of WeedKing4
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, dark golden orange colour. Tastes of dark fruits with a almost caramal like finish with the breaded malt backbone. Drinks down pretty smooth overall for the high 10% alc. I mostly bought this gift pack for the glass and this beer was decent overall. Tripels usually aren't my thing, but this wasn't a struggle by any means.

Photo of jrenihan
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle "best before is 02/2013, so I assume it was bottled February of 2010? Perhaps earlier?

Beer is amber in colour and begins with a little over a finger of frothy white head which slowly dissipates.

Smells include banana, sweetness, other light fruits. The smell is not as strong as I had expected it would be, but is nice.

The taste is reminiscent of sweet, light fruits- pear, banana, green grapes. A surprisingly bitter and alcohol-strong finish.

Mouthfeel is good- almost too carbonated, but nice and full-bodied.

Drinkability is surprisingly good considering the strength of the beer, although the alcohol taste does keep it down.

All in all, a very nice beer, but certainly not the best tripel out there.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I originally tried this at a Belgian beer and chocolate tasting sponsored by Pizza Plant, Chow Chocolates, and Ommegang (who owns the rights to brew this beer in the states). The 750mL bottle used for sampling poured a tremendous beer that inspired me to grab a 4-pack the next day to write a proper review.

Some of the background I gained from the Ommegang rep is that the trappist monks cannot brew the beer on site at the monastery because of a grade school present (promoting drinking in minors probably not the holiest of activities) and therefore sold the producing rights to Duvel. Ommegang, a local brewery acquired by Duvel, uses this license to brew under the Maredsous name.

Appearance:
Predictably fluffy white head (without spilling over), tremendous carbonation and a rich dark amber that burns red when held to the light. As I remember, this beer looked like other tripels I've had, but one troubling factor when pouring my own bottle is the lack of yeast sediment in the bottom. I generally look forward to the yeast's presence in "bottle fermented" beers, but upon closer observation, I do notice a dense ring stuck on the bottom inside of the bottle.

Smell:
Pungent boquet of cherry, pear, and liquor. A traditional tripel smell deriving most of its aromatics from the powerful yeasts used in brewing. The 10%abv is also present in the nose, but well masked in the beer's fruit and spice.

Taste:
Prunes, raisins, and tobacco. Letting the beer warm brings a smooth, dark, caramel sugar followed by a spicy, lingering aftertaste. All of it is well balanced from the initial sip, bringing bold Belgian flavors, to the sip's finish, both smooth and dry. The alcohol really works nicely with this beer in making me thirst for the next sip, however, the bold flavor profile of this beer leaves me satiated from the last. The maredsous 8 was not on the same level of greatness as this beer, this beer provides a lot more depth and winter warming for my palate and my senses.

Mouthfeel:
Rich dried fruits and a lip of chew all in one drink. The lingering aftertaste and dry finish make me wanting to gulp this beer down quickly. The flavors are deep and dark, yet the beer has the consistency of a much lighter ale.

Drinkability:
I was able to get a 4-pack for $10.99 at consumers, which is a steal for a beer of this caliber (usually priced around $15-16). I know Belgains fairly well and will continue to explore this beer producing region, this beer adding to my desire. I finished the beer by the end of the review, which is always a god sign in reviewing, and I am looking forward to the 3 bottles left in the pack!

Cheers.

Photo of basica
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orange-brown color into my Orval chalice yielding a half-finger thick milky white head with good retention.

S - Nose is a little muted with some tangy, yeasty and fruity notes (3)

T - Sweet, tangy and fruity notes of apricots and peaches upfront with a bready and spicy middle and a finish that was yeasty, fruity and slightly tangy (4)

M - Medium bodie thickness with an above moderate amount of carbonation going down fairly dry and with a creamy smooth texture and some warming (4)

D - Flavors and feel were not bad and the alcohol is well hidden; refreshing and easy drinking but a little too dry; not bad in general as a beer but a pretty average tripel (4)

Photo of Haybeerman
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange color with a brownish tinge. Poured a vigorous 3 finger off-white head with good retention to a thick cap. Decanted lightly. Laced in spots.

S: Yeast esters and roasted bready malt. Citrus and orange. Light hop character.

T: Consistent with the nose. Nice balance of sweet and spice. Warming alcohol in a dry finish.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth up to the dry hot alcohol in the finish. Good balance though since it ends up clean.

D: Flavorful and balanced. I think I'll end up liking this better than most reviewers...but I really liked it.

Photo of ludachris
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just over a finger's worth of fluffy white head sit on top of its clear golden orange body. Only a small amount of carbonation is visible, more than likely explaining why the head receded so quickly.

The nose is underwhelming for a 10% Belgian. Bready Belgian yeast, juicy oranges with hints of lemon peel do decently well at dumbing down the solvent-like alcohol that is made a bit more clear with each big whiff.

Thankfully, the concentrated alcohol character is almost completely subsumed by fresh bready yeast that expands as soon as it hits the tongue. Suggestions of tangerine, oranges, and lemon peel all manage to peak through, but like their Pale Ale, the Belgian yeast and bready malt character are at the forefront throughout.

Medium bodied with a rich and creamy feel that allows it to glide down the throat with only a small kick of alcohol, made most evident in the warming sensation it imparts in the chest. Like the majority of Belgians I've had, this one's quite easy to drink, even with such a high ABV, but doesn't leave me wanting much more.

To date, I haven't had that many Triples, but the ones I have had are staples of the style and much more preferable than this. It's got the trademark Belgian yeast with a pleasant albeit underwhelming fruity character, and disguises its alcohol content well, but nothing jumps out at me with this seemingly plain rendering of the style. I don't see myself buying this in the future, but still look forward to their Dubbel.

Photo of Stunner97
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- an off color orange to brownish in color with an absolute explosion of carbonation up to moderate tan head, appearance appeace almost over carbonated,

Smell- yeast, malts, slight hop, usual belgian tripel aromas, not overwhelming nose, citrus, orange,

Taste- slight citrus and definite alcohol and malt, good amount of spice really keeps the malt sweetness in check, very balanced in terms of sweetness and and spice, i would say that slightly noticeable is still is the alcohol being bit powerful, good though i do feel lacks bit wow factor in flavor though not bad,

Mouthfeel- medium bodied with a strong amount of carbonation, smooth yet can feel bit of alcohol heat,

Drinkability- this beer seem to be an okay belgian triple but certainly far from the best I have had too, a bit high on alcohol and spice would liked little slight more sweetness balance, also appeared just be overcarbonated, ehh okay but nothing id seek again

Photo of mdunman
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orange-tan with a full head and plenty of linger.

S: Lemon, alcohol, flowers.

T: Notable spices and roses throughout, bit of lemon and light hops with a semi-dry finish.

M: Medium body with a ton of carbonation that worked smoothly

Excellent beet, top notch all seasons of the year. At this price though I wouldn't drink it too often.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 330ml bottle in trappist glass. Deep amber color and gives a nice lasting foaming head. Aroma is malty, fruity with caramel, nuts and light spicy notes. Flavor is malty too, fruity with apricots tones, ending in a dry and slightly wooden alcoholic finish. Medium to full bodied. This beer did not meet my expectations, I look forward to trying out the Maredsous 8 in the near future.

Photo of calebroberts811
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I ended up enjoying this one quite a bit, though there are some other abbey tripels that I enjoy more.

A - Golden amber and honey like with a huge three-finger head that did not dissipate for some time. Excellent carbonation.

N - Lemon zest/orange rind, honey, shortbread cookie, and something I can only describe as similar to the dessert bananas foster.

T - Definitely get the citrus/honey/shortbread play and fortunately that banana/caramel goodness hits the very back-end and remains there at the finish.

Mildly impressed.

Photo of Zeisloft
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was apart of a wedding gift given to us (my wife received a bottle of Riesling, I received Maredsous 10). The beer pours darker than expected, with a nice orange hue. (I was looking for more yellow in it- no complaints!) The head is full, and the aroma jumps from the glass with fruit and the Belgian yeast being very noticeable.

Initially with the beer very cool from the fridge, there is a strong taste of booze and dark fruits. High carbonation blocks the tripel from flowing smoothly. As it warms, the dark fruits really hit the nose before the glass gets to the mouth. The carbonation drops down to a much more reasonable (yet still on the high side) level, and a lot more fruity tones come forward. Red grapes with a sharp tartness deliver an easy drinker.

Overall, this is a beer that got better as it warmed. It started with high booze and carbonation, but as it warmed, both decided to take a back seat to the fruits and bit of tartness.

Photo of andrenaline
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky brown colour with a caramel hue, two fingers of off-white head, solid retention and sheets of sticky lacing.

S - Cloves, bananas and vinous grapes with a touch of caramel on the finish.

T - The cloves and bananas dominate, though the sweeter flavours are mellowed by some bitter leafy hops and buttered caramel malts. High ABV is incredibly well hidden, offering only a touch of heat and sweetness.

M - Medium bodied, goes down smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.

D - A very tasty tripel and highly recommended to any fan of Belgians. The fruity flavours are nicely complemented with the hops and malts. High ABV is hidden well enough to make this one quite drinkable!

Photo of humbleevenstone
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first pour I thought I might have erred on account of the amber color and clarity; I generally don't trust a beer I can't see through. But, after the last drop was poured although not opaque it was cloudy. Sadly no sediment sometimes seen in my preferred Belgian triples and quadruples. The head was thick to start with but it did not last very long. Upon pouring the yeasty aroma traveled quickly hitting my nose a foot away, nice. The taste was fairly typical nothing to write home about, slight acidity with hints of red grapes or cranberry. Extra half a point for the after taste, a sweet flavor that lingers towards the back of the tongue. I like a beer not to be gone the minute it leaves the glass. The drinkability was high enough above average to be enjoyable so: good.

Cheers

Photo of chaz410
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a big, 24.5 oz bottle.
Pours a nice, cloudy, orange body with a thick all white head that plums up and stays throughout drinking the beer.
Smell is rich of belgian rich yeast characters that are full of rose like esters and big dark fruit notes all over a very rich caramel malt base. It's fruity and a little spicey from partially the hops and yeast character.
Taste is similar to smell but sweeter on the caramel malt and heavier on the prune/cherry hints. finishes heavy but quickly sharpens from the alcohol and hop back end.
It's not very alcohol heavy but it is thick and not exactly the most drinkable beer, but for the level of heavy mouthfeel, I find it nearly refreshing to a degree from the crisp finish.

Photo of Long813
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear dark orange body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is fair and leaves little lacing.

S: Light citrus fruits, alcohol, floral notes and some yeast.

T: Ok, wow, alcohol. I find this quite boozy fresh. Following is sweet fruits and unique yeast.

M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Leaves a dry fruity aftertaste with a strong booze finish.

D: I'm going in have to wait on the other one I have to see how I feel about it when the booze diminishes.

Photo of Ior
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Attractive orange colour, cloudy. Medium size off-white head that quickly dissipates into thin lid.

Complex and absolutely lovely smell! Very vinous upfront - could almost be mistaken for a fruity white wine. A hint of rubber of the kind sometimes found in white wines underscores this impression. Honey sweetness, balanced by a tartness reminiscient of green apples. Some citrus in there, too. The obligatory Belgian yeast, but not very pronounced.

Taste is good but not quite as good as the smell. It has a nice sweet-tart thing going on. Citrus. There is a considerable alcohol harshness from beginning to end which makes it rough in a way that I personally sort of like. Ends with grainy notes.

Medium body, lively carbonation. The harshness limits drinkabiltiy somewhat, but it's on the whole quite refreshing.

Photo of ryanw111182
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at home in a chalice.

App- An Orange hue with copper undertones. A decent head.

Smell- Strong Belgian Yeast with nice floral bouquet.

Taste- Very smooth and drinkable...You will notice the yeast, but that is a good thing.

Mouth- Carbonated and fruity, but not overdone.

Drink- Very impressive, crisp and fresh triple, will definitely recommend and will drink again...

(note* Even though this is only an 11.2oz bottle, you will feel the 10% alcohol)

Photo of sartoric
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at home in a tulip glass.

Very nice orange colour, cloudy with a persistent dark white/cream head.

Very pleasant fresh aroma of orange, alcool and fruit...candied fruit with a light bitter background.

Not too intense Spicy sweetness of fruit flavor evolve in a more complex liquorice(once warmed a little) taste and finish with sour and bitter note.

Medium body with moderate carbonation ends with light dry note.

Good Tripel. I was realy impressed as I've never tried it before and I bought it by chance at Brussels airport.

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper color with a good, thick head that disappears slowly from a 11.2 oz bottle with ABV and "best-by" date on the label. The aroma is a mix of fruity esters, yeast, hint of spices and alcohol. Taste is a very nice blend of malt, caramel sweetness, fruity esters with a crisp, tart finish. Very good carbonation and lacing along the glass. The drinkability for me, in spite of the high ABV was very good. This is surely a tripel that should be tried and I am sure I will have it in the future.

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip dec10 2010

A clear amber with plenty of bubbles popping up from everywhere keeping a thick two finger from falling, as the foam slowly falls it leaves several partial rings of lace

S quite fruity with a fair bit of yeast and just a little booze and spice

T not too far from the smell with some hops and a little sweetness but the booze comes through a little more then I would like

M not overly thick but lots of bubbles but a little heat to go with it

D I finished of the 750ml bottle but it was enough for me

decent brew and well worth trying, the booze could be a little better concealed but no reason to avoid it

Photo of FosterJM
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

79th review on BA
bottle to snifter

App- Dark orange with some copper highlights. 1 finger head that was quickly gone.

Smell- Big, Belgian yeasty smell with some light floral notes.

Taste- Okay, I don't get it. It's a triple but with such a weird taste to it. It's got this mix of sweet and tart I can't wrap my brain around.

Mouth- Mild carbonation with a nice spicy bite.

Drink- Not the best triple I have had but I really like that spice note behind it.

Photo of nickhiller
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: copper colored with a nice bubbly lacy head with great retention. Clear with visible streams of carbonation.

S: cooking sherry, big time, fruity bubble gummy esters of the Belgian persuasion.

T: juicy juice (what is it with that flavor in these kinds of beers?), some of the port/sherry from the nose, tangy citrus. The finish is sweet and warming.

M: medium to full bodied, solid carbonation, buko alcohol.

D: ok. The sherry was a little off-putting and it went down about as easily. Sweet beers are not really my thing and this one was about as sweet as they get. In terms of drinkability it's a fine beer, but it not at all sessionable, I could barely finish half a pint sized bottle.

Photo of tchenery
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden-amber color and thin, but lacing head. Cloudy but still very obvious Belgian carbonation.

Smells fantastic. Very viney smelling. It definitely has that boozy, grapey, but bitter smell. Very complex.

Very malty - almost buscuity - flavor, but very white raisiny, and very carbonated. Has that traditional tripel flavor that I'm sure will adjust and adapt as it warms.

Nice full body, smooth mouthfeel, but the carbonation makes this beer almost light in flavor. Excellent food beer.

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml squat Belgian bottle. Who knew Duvel had cousins?

This beer pours a hazy, glassy medium golden amber colour, with a preponderance of thick foamy, rocky, rising white head, which settles very slowly, eventually leaving some chunky lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy malt, mild banana, clove, a bit of peppery yeast, and sweet, acrid alcohol. The taste is a big adulterated smack upside the palate, with strong, somewhat boozy grain, softened caramel, candy sugar, some bewildered yeast, and mild citrus fruit.

The carbonation is quite sedate, the body a strong medium weight, and genially smooth. It finishes sweetly malty and understated in its booze, just how we likes 'em.

One of the stronger Tripels that I've thus far run into, and still easy enough to sip away the night with - the rounded ABV in particular being surprisingly agreeable.

Photo of thedoubler55
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Almost dark amber color, minimal head

S: Hops, pears some apples very fruity but delightful.

T: Very fall and wintery taste, not to filling quite perfect.

M: Not to much of a mouthfeel on this beer very subtle.

D: Very drinkable beer, had some chicks that were out that night that do not even like drinking beer and actually enjoyed it. Very relaxed beer.

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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