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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,337 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,337
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 38
Gots: 116 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of benfons
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy blond-copper colour, nice thick foamy head that stays there, a little carbonation rising up

S: yiest, apple, a hint of peach, and spices

T: apple, a hint of burnt caramel and again the spices

M/D: carbonation a bit thin for my taste, maybe a bit to alcoholic

benfons, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of jorg2619
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This triple pours a cloudy reddish amber color and is slightly darker than I expected. The head is substantial and about 1 finger lasts as you drink, along with some good lacing. The taste is a little bland for a triple though good. the 10% alcohol is subtle in this beer unfortunately so are all of the rest of the flavors. The mouthfeel is good, I was just hoping for more flavor.

jorg2619, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle c/o Jeff. Thanks man!

A: Autumn orange hues with steady effervescence emanating from the bottom of the chalice. Atop the beer rests a thin layer of white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Subtle aromas of citrus, spices, alcohol.

T: Spicy flavor with notes of bitter citrus. Tropical fruits with an alcohol finish.

M: Good feel. Slightly sweet with a warming finish.

D: A very good tripel. Not among the elite, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

Huhzubendah, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of DaveBlack
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Much clearer than I've come to expect from belgian ales. A Reddish brown color with maybe a half inch of foam.

S: Some malts, some yeast and a fair bit of fruitiness. A rich smell, fairly strong. The alcohol comes through as well, but it is not overpowering and I think it goes a long way towards enriching the aroma. I'm loving the smell of this beer.

T: Some fruits up front followed by an incredibly sharp alcohol flavor which trails off into bitterness. Incredibly disappointing taste after the aroma, but not altogether unpleasant. I enjoy the alcoholic taste and the bitterness, it just all seems really out of balance.

M: Medium carbonation, fells pretty light but also has a slight sticky feeling. Often I find that Belgian styles stick to my mouth too much and taste almost syrupy, but this one manages to convey the hint of that without coating my mouth entirely. Very pleasant.

D: A very drinkable beer, as long as you don't mind the alcohol flavor. Probably not worth seeking out, but definitely worth drinking.

DaveBlack, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of darkmartin
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours to a beautiful caramel-brown with a large, fluffy, off-white head that hangs around.

Smell: Very spicy with some alcohol undertones. Maybe some grain and earthy malts.

Taste: Some interesting fruit and typical tripel spice up front, followed by some nice citrus hops. The alcohol plays a minor role, but is balanced well.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite high, yet still something that I could see getting me in trouble.

darkmartin, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of russwbeck
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden brown with a 2 finger, very fluffy, head with very nice lacing.

S: Not much of an impressive smell, spiciness and some fruits along with the alcohol.

T: Nice taste, but not spectacular. I'm getting a sort of metal taste, can't really explain it, but also some fruits I've come to expect from tripels.

MF: Light-Medium body with normal carbonation.

D: Good drinkability, can't say that with the ABV I could handle more than a few bottles.

russwbeck, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Maredsous chalice. Pours a beautiful translucent copper with a quarter inch, loose, off-white head that dissipates into a thin, loose, consistent skim. Nose expresses candi sugar, citrus and a light herbal quality. Taste consistent with nose with the herbal quality presenting at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium (closer to light) with a mild, even effervescence. A solid example of the style with all the qualities I look for in a Tripel - not overly sweet or cloying, with a nice balance and a well-hidden abv.

Jwale73, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of flannelman808
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep amber in color topped with a slightly off white head. This one has a true Bruxelles lacing. Foam clings all over the glass... looks like the california coast during a huge swell... rolling foam as far as the eye can see.

S: a little flat on the nose just a hint of a mineral like quality as well as a banana nut bread aroma?

T: A bit metallic which some fruity esters (lemon banana cream) up front quickly followed by a sharp bitterness. Warming alcohol is balanced somewhat with carbonation however overall the flavors which come out are perhaps not all working together. Maybe its just not my taste.

M: sticky yet carbonic

D: medium

flannelman808, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of perrymarcus
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | 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 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.

perrymarcus, Sep 21, 2010
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a two finger with a might roll. An amber body shows a slight red hue in the light. The head holds quite nicely and is slightly off white in color. Rings of lace are left after each deep sip.
S: A strong boozy note is found at first, but after that a smooth spice is shown. A bit unbalanced on the aroma, not much complexities going on. Layered, but does not flow like the rest of the brew.
T/M: At first, the sip brings a smooth light body with an explosion of carbonation. The body is medium in thickness, but holds a strong punch on the way down and expresses a strong note of alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth and glassy, but I find it to be a good interpretation of the style. Notes of pine and other spices are on the finish, with a nice hop undertone.
D: Great to try, but I do not think that this will be the one that will have me running back for more. I could drink a session of 10%+ brews, but this one does not hide it as well as others.

GDBEERMAN, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of OakedCanuck
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz pour into a Unibroue 'Maudite' Tulip. From notes.

A - Pours a copper to rust with perfect 1.5 fingers head. Very nice continuous lacing with small bubbles which last through the review.

S - Obvious belgian yeast, mixed spices, alcohol, and very slight citrus (kinda like a granny smith apple).

T - Strong yeast and alcohol, cloves, spice and some bready malt flavor.

M - Dry but crisp with some hop bitterness. Some tackiness remained at back of throat.

D - A good, standard Belgian. Great relaxation beer.

OakedCanuck, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of dstc
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a decent head. Head falls slow to a minimal one. Average lacing.

Aroma is of the Belgian yeast you'd expect in a Triple. Bit fruity and there is something else in there, musty almost.

Fairly decent taste. Yeast gives it a nice flavor and alcohol is warming and drying but it just seems to miss a little.

Medium bodied in the mouth with a bit of a bite.

Not bad but there are many better. While this is a decent Triple there is something just a bit off about it.

dstc, Sep 08, 2010
Photo of BobZ
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Relatively cloudy, dark yellow falling just short of orange in color. A nice ½" head builds recedes to a 1/4" and hangs around. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet almost fruity, phenols come on strong but there are hints of spice.

Taste: Fits the basic tripel profile sweet up front, but this slightly fruity sweetness quickly disappears into a very dry slightly bitter finish. The phenolic tastes seem to dominate.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, generally smooth but again the phenolic characteristics have a negative impact on the smoothness. Almost astringent.

Drinkability: Decent beer and reasonably sessionable.

Not a bad example of the style but not one of the better ones either.

BobZ, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of NODAK
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very sweet on the nose...fruity with loads of cloves and spiciness. Rich. Smelled it immediately when I took the cap off.

Right away, a big note of fruit sweetness hits the tongue, giving a nice, sweet start. This gives away to a yeasty sensation mixed with somewhat subdued cloves (compared to what was expected on the nose). There's a noticeable bitterness on the backend that dances on the tongue that contributes to its pretty dry finish, along with some alcohol to finish it off. With a 10 percent ABV, completely hiding the alcohol probably isn't an option.

This is a tasty tripel. It's one of my favorite styles, and this does things pretty well. It doesn't overdo the sweetness, which is a plus. More spiciness would have been welcomed. The ABV is pretty high though, and would prevent me from drinking more than one. Definitely not for lightweights.

NODAK, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of DrewKid4
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Only could find a tumbler glass. Poured from a bomber bottle.

A: "Dirty" amber with minimal head. Opaque.

S: Hops and apples, slight pears, and other fruits

T: Hops and spices like nutmeg or other fall/winter type additions to the flavor.

M: Harsh initially but smoothes out into an ok bitterness. Alcohol is hidden. As jdnovato puts it, I did not really like the aftertaste so I'd probably not rate the mouth-feel very high

D: Drinkable although not in the top range of my tripels?

DrewKid4, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of AgentMunky
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Rochefort glass.

A: A glowing, golden colour that in retrospect looks like fresh apple juice. The body is oddly opaque for a beer that emits so much light. Head is present, scattering into pure white clumps of bubbles.

S: This beer smells remarkably light cough syrup; it's uncanny. Fortunately there is a distant sharpness that cuts through the syrupy scents.

T: Fantastic! The cough syrupyness was evidently red apple. (I noticed a lot of green apple in the Maredsous dubbel; evidently this is a characteristic fruit.) The foretaste is sparkling and clean, the middletaste fruity with a punchiness (perhaps from alcohol). In the aftertaste, the rich, luscious apple lingers for ages amongst spiciness and trace hops. Very, very good!

M: Though carbonation bites briefly, the main taste is sweet, fruity alcohol.

D: Incredibly sweet for a tripel, and not quite to my liking. The 10% can't hide, but all considered this is a fascinating and worthwhile beer. I may not buy one again anytime soon, but I'd leap at the chance to drink one if it were randomly offered.

AgentMunky, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of detlefchef
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very foamy with light copper, but clear color.
Candied nose of spun sugar and figs.

Ripe pear and more figs on the palate with a red delicious apple finish. That would include the somewhat bitter apple skin component. Not as bitter, perhaps, as the Westmalle, but just a tad bitter, none the less.

Ripe, rich, and satisfying, if not transcendent.

detlefchef, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of HopJ
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having gone through a number of these as well as having one on tap, I thought I should add a review. Great looking beer. Nice orange tint to it. Great funky musty aromas along with bread and citrus. I really like the crispness of this beer. Nice amount of malt to go with the citrus fruit. This is one extremely drinkable tripel. Alcohol is well hidden.

HopJ, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of impending
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml into a Maredsous goblet. Pours a clear honey tinged gold.

Aroma has slightly more tang than most tripels but sweet as any like candied light fruits.

Most notable aspect of the taste is the finish which hints at a chardonnay. Some may say this balances the upfront mild sweets while others would disagree and say it is excessive. If you like the finish you'll rate this in the A category, if you don't like this finish you'll place it in the B category - this is the defining aspect as everyone will agree the other notes are outstanding.

impending, Aug 01, 2010
Photo of Trapiste389
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A hazy, pale beer with very effervescent and active carbonation. The head is quite lovely, whipped cream with plenty of belgian lace that sticks quite nicely to the glass.

Smell: Very grainy with a sweet malty note that gives very little sign of aroma hops. The aroma is a little to malty for my taste but that is just me.

Taste: The first taste sensation is a very sweet malty flavor that fades quickly into a bitterness that is first hoppy and then dominated by alchohol. The finish is long and dry with very little of the herbal complexity that you get from other tripels.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very satisfying but a little too heavy for a tripel.

Drinkability/Notes: this is a tasty albeit not perfect tripel. It is definitely not my favorite, bt it is a drinkable, and pleasant beer. It would be a good introduction to tripels, but I definitely suggest moving on to Orval for a more complex, and idiosyncratic example of the style.

Trapiste389, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of kingcrowing
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a St. Bernardus chalice, marked as best before 05 2011.

Pours a hazy golden color with a nice fluffy light golden head, I generally like tripels to be a bit more clear but at least there isn't a bunch of sediment in it. Nose is sweet candy, bready and yeasty, fruity, and a bit of alcohol.

Right off, I get a bit of iron on the taste, but then I get an awesome full mouthfeel with high carbonation, and a slightly hot buy dry finish. Theres some sweet rich malt, but this isn't a very complex beer - It's decent but I'd preer regular Duvel over this if I'm staying with this brand, or I'd get Westmalle tripel if I still wanted a tripel.

kingcrowing, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of SolomonGrundy
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another liter of Belgian ale...'tis the season, I guess...Might be another for the "WOW!" files, too...let's see, shall we?? Head pours meringue smooth and peaked, at least two inches and slowly dissapates. Huge, slightly-metallic aroma. Some raisins, some definite hop character to it. Color is a clear, brilliant amber. Flavor is really carbonated and bright. Very robust hop character and the yeast is very forward. More hops than I expected, actually. Some alcohol flavors in this 10% ABV brew. Has its complexities, but not as "WOW!" as I hoped. Finish is long and carries some of the good hop bitterness. This is just a step below a World-class ale, but is still a tad on the expensive side at $10.40/pint + 9.4 oz. Not in the same class as yesterday's drink of St. Bernardus ABT 12 (A truly World-Class ale)...but very good and worth drinking.

SolomonGrundy, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of FishMan123
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is one of my go-to beers. I really like both the 8 and 10. Haven't tried the 6.

A: Slightly reddish, cloudy amber with a thick, robust, long lasting head. Head slowly gives way, leaving a heavy lacing on the glass.

S: Gentle hops smell with some spice - mild smell, nothing too strong.

T: Nicely bitter hops lead, finishing somewhat sweet. Not strongly bitter. 10% alchohol apparent, but not distracting.

M: Crisp, highly carbonated.

D: Very drinkable with nothing overpowering. Great hoppy, well balanced beer.

and at the end of the bottle, I can feel the 10%!

Edit: Lowered drinkability to a 4 after another bottle. Alcohol more apparent/distracting than I had first noticed.

FishMan123, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of eric5bellies
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Westmalle Chalice

A - Pours a different amber colour with a large bubbled white head that dies quite quick.

S - Plenty of yeast and spicey fruit.

T - A little malty with plenty off sweet spicey fruit and yeast.

M - Medium body with well balcaed medium carbonation.

D - Albeit usual this is a very solid Tripel and I really recommend it.

eric5bellies, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of LacquerHead
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought this in the 11.2 bottle and poured it into a Chimay goblet.

It had a deep straw color with medium sized bubbles producing a nice layer of head that did not dissipate.

S: The smell of alcohol probably masked most of what this beer has to offer. Hops and straw did cut through but had trouble competing with the alcohol.

T: The taste of the 10% alcohol took over and for me dominated the bitter hops and grain.

D: It was easy to drink if you don't mind the pronounced taste of alcohol. This one took me a while.

More then likely I would not buy this again unless it was on sale. There are better Belgian tripel beers out there. It was okay

LacquerHead, Jul 06, 2010
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,337 ratings.