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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,372 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 38
Gots: 132 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of tbeckett
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, blonde colour with a nice fluffy two finger white head and lot's of carbonation.

S - Orange, yeast, spices.

T - Tons of yeast with the orange to compliment it and the sweet spice there too.

M - Lot's of carbonation, crisp.

D - Nice. A quality Tripel worth revisiting.

Photo of Pencible
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with fluffy off-white head.
S: It smelled like honey and caramel, with some copper hops and Belgian yeast and candi sugar.
T: It tasted like rich caramel and honey and candi sugar, with some raisin and orange and copper hops and Belgian yeast. It had a smooth and bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick and viscous with moderate natural carbonation.
D: This was one of the best tasting tripels I've ever had. Just delicious. Scent and body were good to (but not as good). And the alcohol was well hidden, so it was very easy to drink. This style of beer isn't really known for improving with age, but this one might be an exception. And yet, it's already one of my favorite tripels fresh.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New offering at Zyn in Calgary
A - hazy golden orange, tall pillowy white head retained nicely with sticky lacing
S - yeasty esters of pineapple and pear, cloves, and somewhat grainy
T - same yeast flavours, some clove spiciness, an astringent characteristic that is a little much, a phenolic medicine like flavour with some alcohol sweetness
M - very full with some a nasal clearing kick of astringent character and alcohol, with some lasting fruity sweetness
D - took a few hauls to get into, but it does have a nice Belgian character, although the high alcohol and chemically aspects are a little distracting, but sometimes that's the price you have to pay for 10% ABV, a decent tripel

Photo of nhindian
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Delirium tulip.

A - Poured into my Delirium Tremens tulip in the typical Belgian way; slight angle for a few seconds then straight down the middle and raising the bottle to get a really fantastic head. Overall it looked like a great beer. A dark gold, deeply burnt amber color, a bit cloudy, but overall transparent enough to see the torrent of carbonation rushing to the top. Built a huge, foamy, 3.5-finger head that gradually descends until it just barely coats the top of the beer. Moderate lacing; I was expecting a bit more but can't fault it much due to the high ABV.

S - Smell is very fruity. A bit more than I anticipated but it's not unwelcome. Mainly noses of apple, pears, and grapes with a glancing presence of alcohol in the back. Very light and balanced, but not overly complex.

T - I have the same opinion about the taste for this one. It's a solid beer that features sweet apples and grapes mixed with the malt up front. The alcohol sneaks up in the aftertaste, as it's hidden well when the beer is in your mouth, but afterward it takes the forefront. But like the nose, it's not very complex and I'm left wanting something a little more.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Crisp, but not as dry as I'm accustomed to, but in a way it works for this beer as there is already a presence of alcohol in the aftertaste that I believe the dryness would only exacerbate.

D - Drinkability is moderate. While the nose and taste aren't exactly leading the pack, it certainly is easy to drink and the alcohol at the end serves as an excuse to go in for another sip and indulge in the fruity, sweet goodness.

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber color into my pint glass with a good two fingers of fluffy head that has really nice retention and leaves quite a bit of lace behind.

S - Smells like hard apple cider. Brown sugar, spice, yeast and a touch of alcohol.

T - Apple is most prominent, followed by caramel and spice. Mild amount of citrus hop and bitterness. Slight alcohol burn.

M - A little light in body especially with the amount of carbonation, but overall enjoyable.

D - This is just a good beer. Nothing overwhelming or wowing, but well balanced and tasty.

Photo of rapidsequence
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 750 ml corked bottle. Sticker says $9.99, but I dont know where I got it. Best by date is 08/2012, so I have a year and a half.

Appearance: I've been eyeing this bottle in my fridge for 2 weeks or so, thinking how hazy the beer looked, so I was surprised when it poured totally clear. Dark orange-yellow color. Thick, foamy, uneven white head. Neverending head retention. Sticky lacing. Looks like a winner.

Smell: Dry, boozy, fruity smell. This is ripe pears, apples, and white grapes. Lots of alcohol. Not unlike a dry white wine or champagne, but with a more prominent yeast smell.

Taste: Tart light fruit and alcohol. Bready yeast followed by a fruity sweetness, then a dry, alcohol finish. This is quite tasty, but much more tart and dry than most tripels.

Mouthfeel: Aggressive carbonation goes along well with the agressive alcohol and tart bite of this beer. Its not fizzy though, it still stays smooth, and little bits of head in many sips make a slight creaminess.

Drinkability: Again, a tasty, but different tripel. One I think could gain fans among white wine and champagne lovers.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a deep honey glazed golden amber hue with a light beige off white hue, fine speckled lacing scattered around the sides of my glass.

Aroma has hints of tropical fruit esters, big tart pineapple and hints of mango notes. Very nice candy smell to it, low herbal highlights going on the background as well.

Flavor sharp sweetness built upon citrus/pineapple/and juicy mango/pear fruit notes. A nice balanced dryness going on. Really nice Belgian candi sweetness this one keeps it pretty dry and bready amongst the fruit sweetness going with most sips. Hides alcohol fairly well definitely doesn't taste like it's ten percent alcohol by volume.

Mouthfeel has fine carbonation smooth overall crisp experience, medium to full bodied. Definitely a special triple, I've never had this before. Goes down with ease, a dangerous complex strong blonde Belgian ale.

Drinkability overall is standout solid the type of triple I've come to love, not overly sweet a nice tropical fruit base with hints of hops and alcohol with bready spicy dry yeast base. Dangerously drinkable disappears way too quickly even in the 750 ml portion.

Photo of trevorjn06
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden/light copper color with a fluffy, thick 3 fingers of head that very slowly recedes and leaves thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is bready and light malts, banana, citrus, Belgian yeasty notes and some honey.

Taste is light malts, some mineral, moderate bitterness and a bit of cidery flavors. Toward the finish there is a bit of harshness and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium/light with higher than average carbonation.

Overall I really wasn't pleased with this beer. I expected to enjoy it quite a bit, but it was cidery and a bit harsh, I did not enjoy drinking this.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was in the mood for a nice triple today so i got a single of this, have never seen or heard of this, but what the hell lets see how it drinks. Poured from an 11.2oz stubby brown bottle into a 5oz sampling mug.

A- This beer pours a brownish orange color with a finger and half worth of fluffy white head that turned into a thick ring that stayed.

S- Wow, pretty much smells like sparkling apple cider with some citrus and yeasty spiciness mixed in. A little alcohol is present also.

T- A lot of fruits up front with green apples being the most dominate. There's a good amount of spices that come through with the yeast. On the finish there is a slight bit of bitter citrus hops.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D- I find this beer to be pretty drinkable for being 10%, the alcohol was hidden nicely and the flavors were well balanced.

Overall I am glad I took a chance with this beer and I liked it. I don't have much experience with triples but every time I try one I find myself making a mental not to track down more of this style. I would buy this again.

Photo of BBP
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Hazy amber with good carbonation and a very nice head.

S- Fruity (Green apple above others) with spice. Notes of yeast and a tad of booziness to the aroma as well.

T- Apple first and foremost. Almost a medicinal taste. Yeastiness. Leaves off with floral hop notes and citrus. A bit metallic at times. After it warmed up a bit more it greatly improved in flavor. A buttery aftertaste began to kick in and the fruit tastes seemed a lot smoother and less sharp which made it seem a bit more balanced.

M- Creamy but thin and light. Some good carbonation salvages it to an extent, but it needed more body to it.

D- Easy to drink and fairly sharp tasting. Not too complex though. They balanced the beer pretty well, and hid the ABV quite well too, but it seemed to lack a bit on character. All in all, a good beer though.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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