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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,239 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,239
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 30
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one from the gift pack, this poured a deep amber with a very nice puffy cloud like head that slowly subsides, more around the edges of the glass than in the middle, makes for an interesting appearance. Smell too is interesting, sour, with the slight scent of red wine. Taste is nice, a little hop bitterness, followed with some sour notes. This beer is lightly carbonated, and has a smooth, light, creamy mouthfeel.

For the strength of this beer, it is a nice easy drink. I'd definitely get this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 02:16:46 | More by funkengruven
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from morel's in beijing

330ml bottle with importer's label of dec 2007 and "best by" of 3 yrs later. poured into tulip.

another coppery orange brew from moortgat (i just had maredsous 6)... nearly clear, with only the slightest haze. nice head gradually fades to a thinned but puffy layer, with nice lacing.

fruity nose, of fresh pear and white grape juice, plus hint of canned pineapple. grassy, leafy, faintly herbal hop in the back, mixing with faint phenols.

the fruit in the flavor is proud and makes itself known, with something approaching a semi-dry riesling. phenols actually approximate faint caraway and coriander seed-like spices with a hint of something sweeter like anise. earthy, leafy hop gives moderate bitterness into an interesting finish that combines all of the above. touch of acidity underneath for a moment in the middle.

smooth, with moderate, almost fluffy carbonation, but a touch of astringency and acidity, and finishing with perhaps a slightly watery feel.

not a model tripel in my eyes (the color is also on the dark side), but more than worthy as just a decent beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 11:23:39 | More by tai4ji2x
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speedemon55

Texas

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

This is one of my favorite beers. Best paired with a burger with Gouda cheese. What I'll wish for my last meal before the lethal injection. This beer is one of the determining factors why I think Belgium makes some of the world's best beers. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2008 03:01:50 | More by speedemon55
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rgrholmes168

Texas

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

The head was almost overwhelming on this beer probably a little bit high, but that could have been the pour, not the beer. The color is a nice hzay orange and the foam left lace all the way down the sides.

The yeast comes through this refermentated beer and plenty of fruit. The taste mosts reminds me of peach and there is not a sign of any bitterness. Plenty of carbonation and very light bodied.

The taste and lightness makes it hard to remember this is 10% ABV. Overall a pretty good beer, but Belgians are not my speciality.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 02:31:21 | More by rgrholmes168
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ccrida

Oregon

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

33cl bottle (best before 11/09, so probably 1 or 2 years old) that I've cellared for 6-8 months. Poured into my Maredsous chalice, Maredsous 10 is a dull, dark burnt gold with a large rocky, merangue like white head that takes forever to settle, heavy foamy lace. A tad less explosive then the 8 (I fit the whole bottle in the chalice on the first pour), but it had a louder crackle.

Smell is bright tropical fruits, sugary, and a bit of sour malt, wheat perhaps?

Interestingly enough, it seems to soften as it warms, opposite the taste, which opens up nicely.

Taste is spicy and alcoholic, some fruitiness, dusty, herbal hops

Mouthfeel is smooth and very dry, medium-light bodied, highly digestible, nice carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good, a fine tripel, although it's a bit to hot and spicy for my taste, even with some age. Probably that I prefer their dubbel, that I just had, but nevertheless, it's a good one. I highly recommend letting it age, however, as I recall having this on draught a few years back and thinking it was much more sol event like.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 01:24:33 | More by ccrida
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Itoclown

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Siciliano's in Grand Rapids for only $2.99.

Look: Light brown, hazy. Looks like a quad or a dubbel. Heads dissipates over time.
Smell: Caramel, fruit, Belgian yeast.
Taste: Dark, Caramel, almost brown sugar like (I can't pin point what it is...) Can't taste the 10% alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Great! One of the smoothest tripel's I've had. Not overwhelming on the tongue like some other Belgians I've had.
Overall: Again, one of the smoother tripel's I've had. It's the darkest tripel's I've ever seen. Plus, for less than three bucks, it's well worth the buy. I highly recommend this beer. Another quality beer from Duvel Moortgat.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 02:30:50 | More by Itoclown
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yesyouam

New York

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a hazy yellow-amber with a big frothy head that leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is of cookies, toffee, and banana chips. The yeast provides a sour, musty scent. The flavor is banana-bubblegum, clove, soy sauce and wood. It has a full, creamy feel that tapers off to a dry dusty aftertaste. It is moderately bitter and acidic and lightly sweet. A good Tripel.
(rated Apr 11, 2007)

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 14:51:57 | More by yesyouam
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meday

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split the large bottle with my wife and poured into both my Chimay Chalice and Allagash Tulip. It had a great, lush white head on top of a golden amber. The head retention was wonderful.

Very subtle smell of sweet earth. Pleasant and secretive.

Taste of apricot and spice. A slight cidery taste, but almost no alcohol presence. A wonderful flavor for a tripel.

The mouthfeel was the best attribute. Warm and delicate, with nice carbonation to give it some movement on the tongue.

A great combination with a meal or appetizer.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 02:54:12 | More by meday
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FACSman

Massachusetts

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

A - Nice copper color with a thin, creamy head

S - Spicy and malty, good belgian aroma.

T - Good, sweet but a bit more caramely and malty than I expected from a triple. Nice peppery notes.

M - Again, kind of heavy for a triple but not bad by any means.

D - Fairly drinkable, but I am happy to have just one in a sitting. Kind of heavy.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 02:50:55 | More by FACSman
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magictrokini

California

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kind of disappointed with this one. Pours clear gold with a massive, thick, fluffy white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma was a little weak; yeasty and sugary, with some apple. The taste was mostly apples, raisins, and candy sugar with some spice. The problem was that all the flavors seemed to be a little flat. Good, but not great

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 21:28:19 | More by magictrokini
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lessthanhadley

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much to add to previous reviews.

A: Shows a long lasting white foamy head. A nice dark red/amber color.

S: Sweet, the way a triple should

T: A bit peppery if anything, heavy on the Belgian yeast.

M: Strong bottle conditioned carbonation

D: A good sipper. Drinkable, but oly for one or two.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 03:39:15 | More by lessthanhadley
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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bitter, somewhat medicinal Tripel that is still quite good. This is a difficult category and Maredsous has some extremely stiff competition. At any rate, the beer looks great. It's a dusky gold with a fine soapy head. It fits just right in my Chimay goblet. The nose is beginning to grow on me, but it's still somewhat medicinal and bitter. It smells very Belgian and won't be confused for an American Tripel. I'm not exactly sure what that means, but maybe it will strike a chord with someone.

The flavor is earthy and good, but something is just kind of off. I'm not quite sure why. It's not a bad tripel. The alcohol is hidden away in complexity. I'm nibbling on a small bit of good cheddar cheese while I drink it and that adds to the experience, although I would prefer an even larger-flavored cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar provides a nice contrast to the bittersweet earthiness of the beer.

The feel is excellent. It's velvety and smooth. Fine bubbles prick gently at your tongue. It's a fairly drinkable beer that has grown on me over the course of a meager 11.2 oz. This score may well have gone up if I had more beer. Strike that. This score will go up because I have a 75cl bottle in my closet cellar.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 06:07:19 | More by popery
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1/20/2006 (750mL bottle poured into a plastic cup):

Pours an amber red brownish colored body, with a big white head. Has an aroma of some raisin, and flowers. And has a strong taste of perfume, with a fizzy palate, and some alcohol hotness.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 03:59:13 | More by jujubeast6000
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100floods

California

3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours an apple juice carmel amber with a white head. noticeable carbonation. Smells of winter spices, a little like cider, but with a belgian yeast flare.

It tastes a lot like it smells. Phenol and spiced flavors. Not as a little more bite on the pallet than say a St. Bernardus tripel, but not as crazy as an american tripel can be. I taste orange peels and something else, but not a citrus flavor. definitely good for a cold winter night.

Yeah this one is good, probably not entirely what I was in the mood for, but I cannot complain. Good, but not one of the best.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 05:09:43 | More by 100floods
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sprucetip

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a corked 750ml bottle

Medium copper, fairly clear for bottle conditioned ale. Lots of bubbles coming from bottom. Decent white head with good retention and lots of long lasting lacing.

Spicy, yeasty and a bit malty. Sweetness comes bout more as glass empties. somewhat subdued aroma, though pleasant.

Spicy, floral, malty and Belgian yeasty. Balanced. alcohol flavor comes in with the finish, but not overpowering.

Warming and tingling. Full bodied, almost creamy, with pleasantly dry finish.

This one has always gone down more quickly than such a big beer should, and this sample was no exception. I would keep drinking it if there were more. There isn't.

It surprises me sometimes when I discuss favorite Belgians and or tripels and this one doesn't get mentioned often. I think it's great.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 01:01:36 | More by sprucetip
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brdc

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large corked bottle, best before December 2009, poured into a goblet.

Very nice looking bright orange brew with a creamy, dense and everlasting off-white head that coats all sides of the glass with lacing that sticks around seemingly forever.
The very pleasant aroma strikes you as you pour; if not complex, quite nice. Fruity, yeasty, sweetish candy.
Nearly full bodied, very creamy, it is again not complex, but nonetheless delicious on its own right. Fruity and sweet, dry layers, orange bite, yeasty tones. Alcohol is barely noticeable, unless it is responsible for that spiciness (it does not appear to be).

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 01:39:24 | More by brdc
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matt7215

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle from an LCBO gift pack. best before march 2011.

pours deep clear golden with an everlasting white head that lingers and laces.

aroma of alcohol, yeast, pale belgian malts, hops.

flavour. soft and sweet up front with the yeast aspects in the middle and a long bitter hoppy finish.

not a bad triple just not the best.

id buy it if it were availible.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 04:31:47 | More by matt7215
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Gmann

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle. Pours a light honey brown color with a huge thick and fluffy head, looks like an ice cream float. It sure is taking its time dissipating, leaving plenty of lacing. The aroma is sweet from the candi sugar, some spicy phenols, banana and lemon. The taste, again is sweet, some honey, apricots, apple skins, a bit metallic and a noticable fusel alcohol flavor. The feel is slick but you would hardly notice since this sucker is highly carbonated, finishes sweet with a noticable alcohol belly burn. A bit of a raw tripel, could use some mellowing in the carbonation and alcohol. I would also like to see the yeast stand out some more in the flavor. This doesn't have the nice spice/phenol profile that other great tripels have. However, this is still a very good tripel, worth a purchase.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 02:55:22 | More by Gmann
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kevinglin

Germany

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle (dated 11 2010) into a wide-mouthed goblet-style glass. Light copper color, huge creamy head of tightly formed bubbles that left a nice amount of lacing on the glass. Lots of carbonation with bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the clear, but not brilliant, liquid.

Aroma of some grainy malt and fruitiness - is that bubblegum? Definitely a yeast component. Flavor is in synch with the aromas with some fruitiness and a malty character, but no hotness or solventy alcohols, belying the 10% brew's strength - though a hint of heat does creep up on you in the aftertaste. Sneaky.

Mouthfeel is light with an effervescent quality. Refreshing.

Overall, a very enjoyable brew. Packs a significant punch at 10%, but doesn't taste or feel like that big of a beer, so be careful when you find yourself wanting to reach for another (and another, and another ...)

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 19:42:00 | More by kevinglin
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Kendo

New York

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into an Affligem chalice. Body is coppery-amber with a half-finger ivory head that settles pretty quickly. Some rings of lace left behind.

S: Fruit, spice, sweet malt and yeast.

T: Fruity sweet (sugary?) malt base. Slightly metallic or minerally at the back of the sip, but finishing with drying hops and a bit of alcohol heat. Taste of apple skins linger, however.

M: Medium-bodied, good level of carbonation.

D: Good.

Thanks to MRMOJORISIN for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 13:56:27 | More by Kendo
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ssinger

Wisconsin

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

Dark orange, almost light brown color, with frothy thick head. Fruity (citrus, also thought i smelled apricot) and Spicy with noticeable alcohol on the nose, but I didn't think it would taste as hot as it did. Taste starts off like you would imagine, fruity/spicy, not sure what other adjective to use. The alcohol starts to overpower the mid pallet and probably covers up some other flavors. The finish seemed to drop off, perhaps it was also due to alcohol. Overall, it's very good and tasty. I probably wouldn't buy it again for $13 a 4 pack. I'd choose Duvel at $10 over this any day, but I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 22:33:15 | More by ssinger
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itcomesnpints

New York

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

Beautiful golden pour. A little darker than most Tripels. Great retention and lacing. Smell is of apples and coriander. Not quite as strong as I would like. Taste is smooth and spicy. Lots of sour apple. Somehow the rather thin mouthfeel is able to completely hide the abv. Oh so smooth. Overall this is a good tripel. I would like a little bit more excitement in the smell and taste though. Looks amazing and is incredibly smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 02:02:17 | More by itcomesnpints
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Offa

California

4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very nice tripel and the first one in a while that I find interesting and do not find disappointing.

Deep gold, it has a huge off-white head, bubbly and airy, that slowly shrinks and leaves some decent lace.

The aroma is light fruit, especially grapes and grape juice, with wine, hints of herbs and bread, metal/minerals, and overall, an aroma somewhat reminsicent of a maibock.

The taste is similar, but more interesting and complex, with lemon, white/green grapes, hints of raisin, herbs, bread crust, alcohol, with a bread-grain aftertaste. It's light in body, but complex, zesty, lively, crisp, and interesting and again, like the aroma, there is a definite maibock quality to the taste. It is highly drinkable, esp.for a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 23:02:21 | More by Offa
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Kraken

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a 20oz pint glass. Light pour yields a massive 5 finger head with fantastic retention and great lacing. Color is golden amber with exceedingly fine carbonation.

Nose- Alcohol, and light hops in the nose.

Taste- Light caramel malts, fair amount of hops for a Belgian. Long bitter dry finish. Slightly sweet, and bit hot. Slight citrus. Very good.

Mouthfeel- Very Dry with fine carbonation

Drinkability- At 10% this bad larry is a one and done affair.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 01:17:38 | More by Kraken
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AlexLMS

Portugal

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy pale deep copper colour. The head is off-white, moderately large and foamy with a fair retention and lots of lacing.
Aroma: combination of sweet malts, fruits, spices and alcohol.
Taste: sweet malts, alcohol presence, honey, fruits and spices. Light on the hop side.
Mouthfeel: unctuous and creamy, medium carbonation, high but well disguised alcoholic strength and a rich full body.
Finish: long lasting sweet and slightly bitter aftertaste. Warming alcohol.

Overall: wonderful and complex beer. Very well disguised alcohol. This is a Tripel to be slowly enjoyed. Top of the notch.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 10:45:54 | More by AlexLMS
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,239 ratings.